Sunday, January 11, 2015

Thank You...As You See It~Challenge #069, MUSE #99

Hello!

My mom and I had a busy, somewhat adventurous week, with the highlight being a decision to install new furnaces on January 19th. So glad she listened to the furnace tech, who made quite clear that after 40 years, the furnaces  *needed* replacing.  Alas, the smaller furnace of the two, that warms the second storey, decided to cease and desist yesterday evening.  I left a message with the service rep this morning, telling of our plight; hopefully, we can bump the job to this week. I guess in the grand scheme, the timing of these malfunctions is 'good' in that I'm around to help, but honestly?  Yeesh.

Another highlight: thanks to the brilliance of Michele, of I Card Everyone fame, and her fabulous card here, I have resolved, for the time being, my white-cardstock only situation. Yayy! A trip to a nearby RONA store, straight to the paint section, and a few minutes later, a stack of colourful paint chip papers in  hand. Free! SCORE!! My selection also included chips that are single colour, 4.5" in size. Cheering...

So, with new 'card-stock' in hand, I've created a card inspired by Vicki's gorgeous creation, as you can see below, over at MUSE #99


and the sketch over at As You See It #069

My mobile crafting unit included my doily die, several tag and banner dies, my stitched circles and and some new Reverse Confetti stamps, so out they came and here's the result:



NOTE:  Honoured and delighted to be selected as a Top Pick at As You See It. THANK YOU immensely!

The chip paper = doily, circle and banner. Thank you, Michelle, for the coloured-paper solution! Happy me!

I started my post this morning, and just returned to it this early evening, after another day of outings (church, shopping, dropping her off to see my sister while I helped my brother and sister-in-law with the kiddos at an indoor nature park...). Update on the furnace: new arrivals rescheduled for Wednesday. Whew *brushing palm of hand across forehead*...hope this all works out!

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


27 comments:

  1. Aren't you smart. Great idea and a wonderful out come too :) Fingers crossed the furnace gets serviced and all is up and running sooner than later!

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  2. That was a brilliant idea about the paint chips even though your were making fabulous cards with just the white cardstock! This card is totally swoon worthy!
    I am sorry to hear that you have to deal with malfunctioning furnaces on top of everything else!

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  3. SO CREATIVE! So clever! And the resulting card is just too pretty!

    Best of luck with the furnace situation! I do hope they bump your case and your furnace woes are remedied as soon as possible! hugs!

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  4. Yay for paint chips! Looks awesome!
    Oh brrrrr about the furnace, glad it is getting fixed!

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  5. What a wonderful solution. Your card looks fantastic. Your work is wonderful, Carol and so is your spirit. I'm glad you are there for your mom through this tumultuous adjustment period. So glad the furnaces will be replaced sooner rather than later. Hugs!

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  6. Love that you are using my card to be inspired, along with my 2015 motto [which you probably didn't know], which is Make It Work! You did brilliantly by using the chips - WTG! Thanks so much for joining me over at Muse!

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  7. Seriously girl....you do so much with your little MCU than I manage with a whole ROOM full of supplies. Maybe less is really more....You card is fantastic, Miss Carol. I think I'm loving the little bow and the sentiment especially! Hope the furnace woes are fixed soon. Please give yourself and your mom a hug from me. xoxo. Bev

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  8. Such a beautiful take on Vicki's Muse card, Carol! I love how you stamped the doily and the bow is such a lovely touch! Once again, I'm amazed at all the gorgeous cards you created with such a small amount of supplies!

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  9. So very pretty, Carol, I love that delicate little bow! How ingenious to raid the paint chip shop for coloured cardstock (!) ... an idea from Michele, yes ... with your Carol-esque touch! Glad the furnace job's been brought forward ... in the meantime stay downstairs in the cosy warm!! Hugs, Anita :)

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  10. You truly are one amazing lady Carol. Your mom must be so happy to have you there with her, especially when faced with malfunctioning furnaces! Yeesh seems to sum up the situation pretty darn good!!!

    I am in awe of your product resourcefulness yet again! This card is amazing! How about a few video tutorials depicting your supply-less savvy? Perhaps they could be titled "Who Needs Product" or "Crafting with Rona" or "Got Paint Chips - Let's Craft!".....

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  11. Well, if you lived closer, I would run right over with a stack of card stock to share :) So sorry to hear about the furnace woes, but yes, probably a good thing you're there to help your mom. Now the cards you've made with the paint chips are fabulous!! I have a ton of these things, because every time I go in a store that has them, the amazing colors just pull me to them like a magnet and I can't resist picking up a few each time. :D heheh! Beautiful cards my friend! (hugs to you and your mom)

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  12. There is that gorgeous creation!! If you could see my Ben Moore color cards, you have a really good giggle... thanks for sharing! Hope you and mom are snuggling up to keep warm!
    =] Michele

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  13. Gorgeous design! love the way u layered this card

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  14. Oh I am so happy that they bumped your mother's furnace replacement up! Our furnace is over 50 years old and not the most efficient anymore, but still runs although it doesn't have to do all the work since we depend on the corn store. It sound like you and your mother are keeping very busy my friend and it sounds like you are having some fun times with the kiddo's. Now I have to say that you are one amazing woman! How clever of you to pick up paint chips and use them for your cardstock! I'm so in awe of that and wish I would have thought of it myself. lol Your card turned out so beautiful! You know I love the MCT products you used and I really am loving those paint chips. lol That still has my jaw on the floor. Hugs, Brenda

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  15. With paint chips?!? You can't say we crafters aren't resourceful. :) Your cards are both charming and I seriously would never know about the paint chips. I might have to steal that little idea. Thank you so much for your warm, kind comment on my blog. It made me grin really, really big. I'm definitely becoming a follower over here so I can keep up to date.
    And though it's under sad circumstances, I'm glad you're able to be there for you mom - just when she needs it most. Sending hugs.

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  16. Soooooo pretty! Paint chips can be so useful! I always have some handy, too!

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  17. Genius to use paint chips and of course who dosen;t like free!! I love what you did with them! The pink and dies work perfectly together!!

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  18. Beautiful card Carol...I love you sweet card and use of paint chips, so clever and just perfect!

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  19. You know I am a big fan of paint chips, Carol...glad to see that you make magic with it! Love the use of doily and colors (other than the paint chip)! I hope the furnace situation improves! Sending warm hugs!

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  20. Hey Carol I hope you have heat very very soon! Only in Canada right? Your card turned out fabulous!! Love your amazing improvisation.

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  21. Glad you're there to help your mom take care of these things & hope the heat is streaming out soon! Great card for the challenges, Carol!

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  22. So pretty! Great take on the sketch! And I love the paint chip solution -- brilliant!

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  23. Wonderful Card carol. Very creative and I must confess that I like yours more that the sample you cased. Excellent. Hope the heat is working now. Not the kind of weather you want to be without it. - Jim

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  24. Oh dear, let me say once again... hope you are keeping warm. You are certainly busy enough to break a sweat! I love your card. That sentiment looks great framed with all that loveliness.

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  25. Fantastic card Carol-what a great idea to use paint chip samples! I'm glad you're there to help your mom and I bet she is too!

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  26. really creative with so less craft stuff Carol I adore your design and that tiny button die is so cuuteee lovely MUSE card my friend..hope my card come soon to your mom and to your home...tell me please if its come ..hugs, Monika

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  27. So my keyboard is getting drenched with all the drooling I am doing over this card - and you did it with paint chips??? I am just amazed at your mad skills with the things and what you have accomplished is a super HUGE kudos to you!!! Keep smiling, my friend!!!

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