Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Leaf Trio Thank You...Just Us Girls #257, CASology #112~Three, NBUS #2

Hello,

Whoa, but I am all over the place with my disorganization! I was supposed to work at the high school in Banff today, but no way was I venturing out in the freaky-deaky snow storm, especially given my winter-tireless car.  Too scary...so I just worked in my usual school, and did my best to cope with the new data system that is so not cooperating as expected.  Not only is that one causing grief, but the another one I need to access has undergone a revamp...and for our purposes (rather essential ones, at that), it, too, is dysfunctional.  People are working hard behind the scenes to remedy the glitches and warts, so I'm applauding their perseverance.  Yes, the joys of technology...

Once home, I tried valiantly to create some 'fancy' distress ink leaves for an 'envisioned' card...alas, a fruitless effort.  Vision readjusted, I turned to some of my new goodies: leaf dies, the "I'm still drooling over" Joy glimmer paper (cuts dies like a charm!!), and my Impression Obsession fancy cutout.  My challenge goals:

Just Us Girls #257~Leaves




and, of course, the amazing, delightful, entertaining, awesome Darnell's NBUS #2


A pretty straightforward, basic card, but oh, how those leaves shimmer in real life....


Once I get my act together, I'll share my shopping expedition, because hokey smokes, what a treasure I've found!!

Here's a couple photos of our wintry wonderland (wonder being the operative term!!)



Thanks so much for dropping by; your visit and comments add sparkle to my day!

35 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness - that mush snow in September?!?!? WOW!! I don't blame you for not wanting to drive any further than you had to today!! I love your leaf trio - it is gorgeous and so eye-catching!! I just might need to learn about this "joy" paper you keep speaking of!! I also am amazed at the sophisticated side border on your card - such a glorious and incredible accompaniment to your leaves!! Just so beautifully done - Please stay safe and warm!! You are never far away from my thoughts!! Have a safe and happy day!!

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  2. LOVE, LOVE that dies cut and wonderful design with the leaves!! WOW,so much loveliness!!!

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  3. Beautiful! That shimmer paper is gorgeous for those leaves and I love that die cut panel as well. Great design. Thanks for playing with us at JUGS!

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  4. Gorgeous card love that leaf die! Hope your snow disappears again rapidly. They even showed a picture of it on the UK weather forecast last night!!

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  5. How quickly the snowy weather seems to have come around again! The trees look so beautiful. As does your lovely autumnal card. The papers are beautifully vibrant. I love that diecut panel too - sooo pretty!

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  6. So crazy about the snow! Love your die cutting on your card and those leaves are beautiful. Can't wait to see your new goodies!

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  7. Beautiful card and so adorable colors!! And wow u have snow already !!

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  8. Cannot believe our neighbors to the west got so much snow...just crazy!! But in true Alberta form...it will be gone in a matter of days and you'll be basking in 24 degree temps right? LOL. Love that die cut panel...simply beautiful! And awesome colors for those leaves...gorgeous!

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  9. Beautiful card! I love those gorgeous leaves and your die cut panel....so pretty! Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

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  10. I'm so not ready for snow this year. The cold I don't mind, but snow...not so much. Don't blame you for not driving without the proper tires! Gorgeous card. Perfect placement of that sentiment! The leaves are beautiful, and I'm loving that IO die! Hmmmm...now you've enabled me, and I'm going to have to check those dies out...ok, ok, check them out and load my cart! Sweet card! Lovin' this one! Bev

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  11. So, first of all: SNOW?!?! So. Very. Jealous! Yeah, yeah, I know. You would probably be happy if you had less, but lemme tell ya: we middle Europeans lucked out on winter in the past two years. Last year, we only had one single day when it snowed here in Stuttgart and I was SUPER sad. I love snow (just not when flying) so I wish I was where you are.

    Second: Banff! Been there. Loved it. Want to come back. You Canadians are blessed with some of the most beautiful places in the world. I was there in 1995, and since then, the only place that compares even in the slightest was Norway. Just love the mountains, the water, the nature. And snow.

    Third: Holy smokes, your cards are killing it! And I keep drooling on my keyboard (do you know how expensive these are?!). Now I'm off to try to figure out where these papers are to find in Germany or Europe…

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  12. Um, yeah, like everyone else, I'm flabbstonished by the amount of snow in September! I even heard about in on my news!! Good for you for being sensible and staying off the road! It is awfully pretty though. Awfully being the operative word, lol!

    Your autumn card is so pretty, Carol! I love everything about it!! Thank you so much for playing in my second NBUS Challenge!! I can't wait to hear about your shopping expedition!! Hugs, Darnell

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  13. Very pretty card. I love that die.

    Hopefully all the snow will be gone by the weekend. I'm taking my mom to Canmore/Banff for a few days next week and we don't want any snow!

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  14. C, I'm going to be really cheeky and hijack your comments for this question: I wanted to get in touch but couldn't find an email. If you like, can you drop me a line at juliacardmaker AT gmail DOT com? Thanks :)

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  15. Hey - I am just popping in to tell you that I did it - I sent in an application for the Simply Create Too Design Team!! Thanks for the encouragement!! You are the best!!

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  16. I saw where you guys, Montana and Alaska were getting snow Carol! Just keep it ok?!! I don't want it sent my way!! lol I'm afraid that none of us get a choice with the weather, but I sure don't want to see any snow this early in the season. I still want to stay in summer maybe because I don't feel like summer ever really came. Make sure to get those snow tires on your car too! Oh yes, technology is wonderful....when it works right. lol I hope things get better soon for you all. I love, love your card Carol! Beautiful leaves-gosh I so love these leaf dies you got!! Beautiful colors and I love the simple design of this card. Love that lacy looking die too. Just beautiful my friend, just beautiful! Stay warm. Hugs, Brenda

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  17. This is far from a basic card - this is fabulous! So clean and crisp - I adore it!Thanks for joining in at JUGS!

    ps - I can't believe you have SNOW! Where do you live anyway? -- my goodness we are still 100 in Arizona!

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  18. First of all, I am really sorry about your weather! Snow in the first half of September? I mean, really? It looks pretty but it is just wrong! I really hope for you it will get warmer again!
    Your card is gorgeous! Those leaves look fantastic and the cutout too!

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  19. Oh my gosh, Carol...this is FABULOUS! Your card jumped right out at me in the CASology gallery...honestly! I love the vibrant colors of the leaves and your panel along the border is just perfect!
    Holy smokes...I can't believe how much snow you have!!! Stay safe and warm...and enjoy your craft room :) Hugs!

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  20. Hey there stranger! We are finally finished our wee house flipping adventure...which translates to "yay, I finally can spend some time in my craft room!!! Now, all we need is for someone to buy the house!

    You have been a busy, busy girl....craftin' up some AMAZING cards! Your work is awesome, with every card aglow with flawless design and meticulous attention to detail....like this stunning falling leaf creation. I love, love, love where you placed the sentiment - it seems to draw the eye down in the same way as a falling leaf would.

    You're rocking this craft dear friend!

    Might be headed out your way next month. Coffee???

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  21. I thought of you when I heard there was snow in Alberta & oh my goodness--your pictures prove it was true! Love your beautiful leaves & beautiful card, Carol--wowzer!

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  22. you know how I love CAS cards rather than those that are all fancy and full of techniques so to me this is perfect and those colours just shine. Gosh it is amazing you have so much snow..stay inside and craft!

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  23. Your leaves look lovely on your CAS card. Very Autumnal . Don't forget to let me know which prize you would like from #13 Butterfly challenge. Hugs Mrs A.

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  24. Brr! I'm glad you had your richly colored and shimmering leaves to add warmth to a cold day!

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  25. Gorgeous leaves and wow I really love your IO die, such a beautiful panel. Your card is so beautifully CAS. I touched on the snow in my comment for your Friday post! Thank you so much for sharing with us at CASology! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  26. Love your rainbow colored maple leaves Carol ... so pretty! And so is the beautiful fancy border die-cut. Wow ... you have a LOT of snow! :) No wonder you wanted to stick close to home. Luckily we are having lovely summer weather in B.C. ... I think it was up to 21 degrees today ... and dry. But you know us Westcoaster's weather, wait a few minutes and it will be rain :) ... rain is coming next week and we could use it ... every thing is bone dry. Loll xx

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  27. Love the lattice on the side and no need to ask me if I love the leaves LOL! Fabulously done. And looky at that snow!! oh my! we are still enjoying glorious weather here - think it's been about five months worth of sunshine! Will NOT be fun when the rain starts again - think we'll all be in shock and grumpy LOL!

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  28. Oooh, Carol, this is beautiful ... love the gorgeous cut out and those tumbling, shimmery leaves ... fabulous! Stay cosy out of that snow ... just think, more crafting time! Hugs, Anita :)

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  29. Wow...stunning photos of the trees, makes me want to pull out all my winter sweaters! I love it. And wow, what a card too. That die is just perfect with your trio of bright and festive leaves. I love it!!!

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  30. I'm trying really hard not to do any crafty shopping these days but you're making it extremely difficult when you keep showing off that fabulous glimmer paper! :) Love your gorgeous card - the leaves and the die cut are so cool! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!
    And I can't wrap my brain around that snow especially after the hot walk we just took with Atticus!

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  31. Snow already! Holy smokes! Not ready for that yet. Your lovely fall card is more like it, such a gorgeous trio of leaves! Thanks for joining us at CASology this week!

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  32. I'm not ready for snow! (actually, I am NEVER ready for snow...smile...)
    your card is just lovely! With those pretty leaves and really neat die!

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  33. Just reading about your technology woes give me a headache!! I have no patience for those technical failure events!! Made worse by having to phone freaky-deaky Ottawa to have the simplest (you'd think) problem solved and then having to wait half an hour on hold, get passed around to three different people, probably hung up on at some point, and zippo solution! Grrrrrr, I feel you pain!!
    Onto a much happier note, what an absolutely beautiful card this is! The leaf dies have bowled me over again, as has the paper. The decorative die is a stunner as well. What's not to "fall" in love with?!!
    Those winter wonderland photos though...OMG!!!!!! How? Why? Whaaaatt???!!! That.is.CRAZY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  34. EINFACH WUNDERBAR(in germany means its simply adorable) lovely arrangement and the color combo...love this my friend and nice snow Pict..hugs, Monika

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