Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Merry Christmas Snowflake Frame....Addicted to Stamps and More #121~Anything Goes

Hello...I'm writing this post just before we head back from visiting my family. You can imagine I am not a happy camper, as I've had only toooooo much fabulous, awesome, amazing and delightful time with my parents and especially my niece and nephew. They are a frolicking, rollicking duo, filled with shenanigans galore.  I'm not sure when next we'll visit, as we'll be spending Christmas with my husband's family, but...perhaps I can squeeze in a visit once we return, provided frosty, winter wonderlands aren't in the forecast.  Anyway...enough talking about 'leaving', and turning to events far more happy.

I'm joining my amazing team mates for this week's new Addicted To Stamps and More #121~Anything Goes challenge.  As I've mentioned before, I'm on a Christmas card quest to make an 'abundance' of cards for my mom to sell at craft/bake sale held at the neighbourhood seniors' residence where she volunteers (any proceeds are going to her volunteer group).  Abundance, of course, means designing in multiples, but because I'm dreadful with full-fledged repeats, some variations *must* occur (if possible...).

The set I'm sharing are precisely of this ilk; same, yet different.  The frame die from Simon Says is pure delight; I'll be making a set of cards for my mom to mail to relatives. Any guesses whose photos will be inside those frames?




This one is rather busy, but that paper is such fun...


Nothing particularly 'refined' here, but hope you find these simple cards easy on the eyes (and easy on the time, too!).

I hope you'll share your Anything Goes gem in the gallery. This week's winner will receive 3 digis of their choice from

http://stitchybearstamps.com/shop/index.php?main_page=index

By the way, check out my new blog signature, created by my amazing DT leader, Kylie!  To say I LOVE it would be an understatement.  THANK YOU, Kylie!!

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


33 comments:

  1. I'm so sorry your family time is over. But we need you back home continuing to crank out card and write fun blog posts! I also love the Simon Says frame. It can be a simple card, yet it still looks so finished with that frame. I love your snowflakes - they are so elegant - I especially like the green/red on kraft.

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  2. Amazing set of cards, Carol! Hopefully you will be spending time with your family soon enough. Sounds like you had a great time! xx PS: Love your signature ;) ;)

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  3. One frame and 3 different cards Carol, I really like the snowflakes on the second one.

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  4. These cards are too amazing!

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  5. awesome cards...love all the fun metallic die cuts! Such a perfect signature for you, the butterfly is so you.

    Glad you had fun with the family!

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  6. very cool set of cards, love that frame and way to go showcasing it x

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  7. What a great set of cards Carol. Think I like the top one best, the snow looks fab as do the snowflakes. :)

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  8. These are wonderful! Love that frame paired with the metallic die cuts!

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  9. Ummm...let me think....could the "dynamic duo's" photo be a part of these fantastic cards??? Just a wild guess! Love these, and am delighted in the slight differences of each! I'm especially loving the one done in kraft; those snowflakes really pop against that color! Wonderful cards! I sure hope you get lots of days with the little ones, and not so much snow! Have a great week. Bev

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  10. Amazing design Carol ... and just changing up small elements makes them all completely different. Sounds like you had a wonderful time with your family ... it's so hard to say goodbye. Have a safe trip home! Loll xx

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  11. Goirgeous set of cards, LOVE that frame!

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  12. Hello You!! these are lovely cards and as you say easy on the eye. I do love your creations. Sad you have to leave the family but then it gives you something to look forward to....the next get together :) keep bringing on these lovely cards you are so talented. Hugs xx

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  13. I know how sad you are to see your visit come to an end Carol, and I don't blame you! It's always are to leave family and to see family leave. But your cards look amazing and I know your mom is so appreciative of your beautiful efforts!! Yes, I think I can figure out who's picture will be in those frames!!! lol And no doubt they will look ever so sweet! Hugs, Brenda

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  14. Hi sweetie, wow these are absolutely gorgeous :0)))) I love the frame I must have a look out for that, I hope you have had a great time with your familt, huggles Pops x x x

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  15. As always, your cards are just beautiful, Carol! I love how you played with your framed die cut on each one, yet they are all so unique!
    I'm so glad you had such a great time with your family...how wonderful is that!!!

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  16. Carol, fabulous trio of amazingness! I love all your wintery snowflakes that beautiful patterned paper, what amazing combinations. Just love them all!

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  17. What a super set of cards - love the papers, the dies - altogether brilliant!

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  18. WOW you sure ROCK the dies!!! I am playing along this week. LOVE your watermark too miss c!!!! HUGS, sorry that such fun is ...well there is next time! HUGS!

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  19. Super fun and funky, love those die cuts!

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  20. These are so wonderful, and they really all look like completely different cards.

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  21. Such cool additions to your blog - love the new post signature!! I just got one of those too!! And I think your name overlay on your photos is fantastic - made complete with the use of the butterfly!! I think of you whenever I see a butterfly!! You are beautiful like that and you flit and fly into people's hearts with that beauty and the grace that you have!! So amazing!! And as for these cards - wow!! you have done a lot with the same type of materials but they each have a look of their own that is so fun and so EASY on the eyes!! Way to go for sharing such terrific ideas with us!! You rock and I love your style!!!

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  22. Fabulous cards!! I love each one, nice to vary the paper and colors!!!! Oh and vary the dies, love the stars too!!

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  23. Love the frame!! ADORE the first cone with those wonderful, red snowflakes> Great job times three :)

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  24. Gorgeous card set! Love the frames and the patterned paper :)

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  25. ooh dear
    The firsrt one I love it much
    kraft paper
    embossing paste
    and that snowflakes I love the frame on it
    The second one lovely romantic DP and the third one ready for a man right it has a manly background Miss C...
    wish to see you again around my Blog..
    hope you never forget me Miss C..
    big hugs...
    Monika

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  26. Carol, your shimmery snowflake and star filled frames are just gorgeous ... hmmm ... will the frolicking duo be making an appearance in your Mom's frames ... just an idea!! Delighted that you had such wonderful family time! Hugs, Anita :)

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  27. OH these are all so pretty! I am the same way when it comes to cards, I really don't mind doing the same design, but I just have to change the colors or something. I can't hardly do the exact same thing twice. I'm loving your design here and I think I'm going with the first one as my favorite, because those white snowflakes on the kraft just stole my hear! (Hugs my friend! )

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  28. I've been trying to decide if I should spend part of my gift certificate on that die & you've helped me decide yes! These are wonderful, Carol!

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  29. Sorry for the delay, Carol, I got here eventually! What a fab selection and all so different using the same die. Great work x

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  30. Hi Carol. Love how you played with the 'Merry Christmas' die! Great variety of cards, if I had to choose a favourite it would be the first one with its fresh colours! Sorry about the late comment and yes, I shall be doing a tutorial for the concertina flip card soon. Have a lovely day! hugs Monika xxx

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