Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Love X 2...ATSM #131~Anything Goes, AAA Cards #32~Love, Love, Love, JUGS #279~Love

Hello!

Today, I'm inviting you to join us in creating cards for this week's Addicted to Stamps and More #131~Anything Goes. Easy-peasy, right?  To sweeten the incentive, our Sweet Pea Stamps sponsor is offering 4 digis from the store to our challenged winner.  Added to that, we're ultra fortunate to have Janine Vegterfrom Sweet Pea, as our guest designer! Please be sure to check out her amazing Anything Goes card, as well as the rest of the team's creations. Inspiration, guaranteed!


http://www.sweetpeastamps. com

My cards (yes, two...) were inspired by the electric-colours of the flaming heart inspiration photo over at AAA Cards #32~Love, Love, Love


My water-colour stamp saw some more action (I'm soooo stoked I found it during my clean-and-organize gig...which I didn't finish because said stamp distracted me...) and I wound up with this card as a 'first go'... Unfortunately, as much as I liked the 'faux water-colouring', the card didn't qualify for 'clean and simple.' Pretty-ish, but busy.   


Sooo... I inked up another snippet of paper to create a 'water-coloured' side border and had enough to squeeze out a colourful 'love' to fit into the frame. Ta...dahhh!  Far more CAS (indeed, maybe too CAS...hmmm).



Since both cards do have "love" in them, they're off to Just Us Girls #279~Word Week~Love challenge

Hope to see your Anything Goes gems in the ATSM gallery!

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

38 comments:

  1. This is such a fab design!! Love the paint strips across your card with the heart!!

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  2. Sorry, both card are fabulous! :)

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  3. More watercolor beauties! Love them both! Is there such a thing as too CAS? I don't think so...

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  4. Gorgeous cards! The colors are fabulous. Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

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  5. Both cards are gorgeous, but the first one – swoooooon! Love the stamps you used, it really looks like you painted on the front panel with a brush on that first card (yes, that's my favorite). And I'm constantly in awe that your cards look like the ones you can buy in expensive stores. So perfect. *happy sigh*

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  6. These are amazing! That watercolor stamp is so cool giving great results. Thanks for playing with us at JUGS!

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  7. Love the cards you made with your 'found stamp, they are both so pretty. :)

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  8. I think the water colour looks great but obviously and a fan of the CAS version x

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  9. Lucky you finding your watercolor stamp and putting it to such great use, Carol! Two absolutely amazing designs!

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  10. Wow and the I was Wowed some more!! First card in love with those stripes and the matching heart!!! And the second card - LOVE that side border and the way the diecut looks with the black!! So awesome and So very delightful - Both of them!!! Thank you for giving me some more good ideas and another challenge to possibly enter!!! Love and hugs to you!!! You are like a ray of sunshine - so please have a beautiful day!!!

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  12. First off, that sponsor picture is stunning! I thought it was your work as I was scrolling down in Feedly. Wow! I passed up getting some stamps that are similar to what you are using because I'm not blessed with the ability to look at a stamp and think oohhh I can do this and that and the other with this. I have to see it in use and then get it. Dang, now I wish I'd have gotten the stamps. I really, really like what you have done in the first card. It looks wonderful. And how you used the pieces for the second card. So very clever! I really like how it pops against the black and the white. Well done!

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  13. 2 AMAZING and jaw-dropping cards here Carol.
    Love them both ... simple perfection and stunning colour choice.
    Sarah x

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  14. Both fabulous cards Carol........that stamp is amazing!!

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  16. Well done! Thanks for joining in at AAA

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  17. My goodness Carol, but these cards are amazing!! I love the watercolor one, I so need to get those stamps out myself and give it a go. lol Love how you did your hearts too, so feel a CASE coming on. lol A pin for certain! Your CAS card is amazing and I fell right in love with it! Love the watercolor stripes down the side and on the love-perfect in every way! Hugs, Brenda

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  18. woooww cool water color stamp Miss C
    I love the color on the first card and the peek color on the second one
    they are adorable so like you
    I miss your visit sweety...but take your time..I did not blogging for this week again cause busy with my son LOL
    Hope you are doing well in Munich today only 2 degree also not more so cold like minus 13 Celcius Degree that was last Thursday

    Hugs, Monika

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  19. Wait. What? There is a watercolor STAMP? and you've been storing/hiding this from me? If these are 'too' anything, c, it would be too much fun... love, love, love indeed...
    =] M

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  20. I love that watercolored stamped background, Carol, and it does send the same vibe as that electric heart. I'm glad you had enough paper to make that second card. Both of them are lovely.

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  21. Ooooooooh these are both amazing! I love the first one with the watercolor swashes all over, but yes the second one with just the little side piece showing is just CAS-a-licious!! The mulit colored love in the black frame is fabulous!! I think you should win!! (Hugs)

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  22. ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh my goodness! Amazing, simply amazing Carol. I love both of your cards. What a stunning background you created too, so beautiful.

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  23. Great cards, Carol! I love how you created another card using your snippets. They are BOTH perfect! xx

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  24. I'm so glad you found your stamp so you could share these beautiful cards with us, Carol! The heart within the heart on the first one is genius...especially that it includes your sentiment! LOVE your CAS version, too! You never cease to amaze me with your talent, my friend! Hugs to you!

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  25. I love the beautiful colours on your cards Carol and the designs are fabulous! Hugs xx

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  26. Two gorgeous cards, Carol! Love them both x

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  27. Fabulous cards!! The colors are awesome and i just love how you used parts of the first card in the second, just awesome!!

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  28. Wow! These cards are A-MAZING! The faux watercolor background is gorgeous! Personally, I think it is CAS. Your second card is just as stunning as the first. Love the bold pop of black with the water-colored sentiment!

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  29. Just awesome - especially the first on e is a real beauty! Love the heart in the heart!

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  30. I love your techniques and your colors! So glad you could join us at AAA Cards

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  31. Amazing ! Love the beautifully captured colors :)

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  32. Great colour wash on the first and simply adore the second one :)

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  33. Hello Carol! I'm so sorry but I've been off the grid for a while. I'm going back off again but wanted to pop over to say that these two are so unique, hip and urban fresh! Thanks for sharing the LOVE with AAA Cards! We love your work.

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  34. Delicious, Carol ... both of them! Your second with the slim border and gorgeously coloured 'love' popping against the black is particularly yummy ... it's definitely not too CAS ... too CAS would be a blank card (tee hee!) Hugs, Anita :)

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  35. Nothing can ever be too CAS and I always think they are much more involved and complicated than other cards, so I totally love all that white space. And really love how you used the stamp for just the border and word. The effect on your first card is gorgeous, loving that colour combo. I think I would be using that stamp on all my cards for a few weeks!!

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  36. Well these are delightful! Wonderful use of colour and negative/positive space :)

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  37. Both cards are absolutely brilliant. Love the watercolour effect. Great work!

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