Friday, March 27, 2015

NEON Happy...Inkspirational Challenge #79~Neon, STAMPlorations CASE-plorations, NBUS #4, Simon Says Wednesday Challenge~Anything Goes, Simply Create too #82~Anything Goes, STAMPlorations~Anything Goes

Hello!

I'm having a most marvelous time visiting my mom and my family. We've been buzzing about running errands, shopping, spending time with my niece and nephew, and their mom and dad, coffee-ing with my sister, checking out the local scrapbooking gal (woo hoo: NBUS!) and all make and manner of 'doing stuff.' I've discovered, however, that apparently I need to add rolling around on the floor, jumping up and down 'just because' (whilst flailing my arms...not a pretty sight!), crawling under chairs, and folding myself like a pretzel so as to fit inside a couch-cushion fort, to my exercise routine. And that 'newsflash' occurred in only the first hour of Wednesday's afternoon/evening of four hours of babysitting!  Whew...wonderful Whew!

Stories to share down the road for sure, but today's post-focus is to welcome you to Inkspirational Challenges #79~Neon



I'm especially excited that our Guest Designer is the incredible, sweet, multi-talented, one-of-the-darlings-of-this-community, Michele, of  I Card Everyone . You'll find her card pure delight, as you will those of my fabulous teammates: Marina, Sandie, Shauna, Yvonne, Nonni, Pia and Kim.  Please be sure to leave them some love; they'll be incredibly grateful!

Warning: my card is BRIGHT! Very!  Nothing particularly original in my design, but oh, how cheery the colours are, using my NBUS Neon inks and ingredients from my mobile crafting unit...


See? Told you this would be bright!  My inspiration came from Cornelia's STAMPlorations CASEplorations card here and here (Inspiration Project Post #7) although mine is more !!! with colours than is her charming delight. Still, her choice to ink up the leaf stencil, with bright colours and pairing it with black accents, called my name. Cornelia-CASE proclaimed!

Hope that I've offered a bit of inspiration to encourage you to pull out your neon inks, papers, what-have-you, to create a BRIGHT and VIBRANT card/project to share in the Ink gallery. You may be the one we choose as a future Guest Designer!

I'm sharing my card at the March STAMPlorations™ Inspiration CASE Playground,



our awesome Darnell's NBUS #4






Looking forward to seeing you in the gallery over at Inkspirational Challenge #79!

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






36 comments:

  1. Bright & beautiful! Too bad I already posted my neon fish card. Enjoy the rest of your vacation, Carol!

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  2. Sounds like you are having fun and getting fit! Wow I need sunglasses!! I adore how you really have gone neon, it looks fab and my best bit is the neon pink at the centre of the butterfly-continue having a good time xx

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  3. Just fabulous, c... that leaf nearly looks like the peace sign!! It was so much fun playing cards with you girls this week! You'll have to introduce the kids to forts made from your largest sheet over the dining room table... take those cushion with you!
    =] Michele

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  4. So happy to hear of the wonderful time you are having! I'm sure you will be the stuff of legend as those kiddos grow up...Remember when....? :) What a fun card, too. So many bright and cheerful colors. Really one cannot help but feel happy looking at this neat card. :)

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  5. What a bright and happy card! Love how the delicate black butterfly and the happy really pop up against the colorful leaves!
    Your new exercise routine sound fun (and exhausting)!

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  6. Great card Carol! I like your design how you used the bright colors to create a background pattern and then used a more neutral black with your feature. The neon looks good and not too overpowering against the white. Spot on for the Neon challenge!
    - Shauna

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  7. I am not a huge neon fan, but I absolutely LOVE how you have used it!! That simple black butterfly and sentiment is a great contrast. You still have brilliant color, but it's elegant!

    Hope you've fully recovered from your pretzel-bending experience!

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  8. Wow ...sunglasses at the ready!! This is so vibrant and 'Happy'......and you sound happy too! Your creativity reflects your true feelings me thinks. I am so glad you are having a great time though it sounds exhausting! Brilliant card, love the happy feel and the contrast with the black. Enjoy your weekend xx

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  9. Love how the black butterfly pops against the bright colours :) Well done! Glad to hear you are having a great week wtih your mom and well done on the pretzel positions with the kids ;) Blessed they are to have such a fun and engaging auntie :)

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  10. I seem to be missing out on something re these neon ink pads of which I hear! Absolutely gorgeous on these leaves and the black looks perfect with them.

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  11. Good to hear you've having a fun visit with your family, Carol. Love the card ... need to buy that stencil!:) LOVE it done in the neon colours. xx

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  12. Love those neon colors! Great card.

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  13. Yay for a great visit!
    Love the neon teamed up with the pops of black! Looks awesome!

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  14. There's nothing quite like hanging with the little ones, is there?! So glad you get some extended family time. Love this bright card. Perfect amount of white space in between your leaves too. Love that your sweet butterfly has a hot pink body. That was just brilliant! Wonderful card. Give my regards to your mum too. Bev

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  15. I love that stencil! Love how you inked it up too. Love the black accents too. Fantastic card, Carol! Glad you are enjoying your visit with your family. Aren't cushion forts fun? :-)

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  16. If I dug out the 'black light' from my high school treasures and shone it on this beauty, I bet it would shine, shine, shine! Truth is though, it shines without a special light! Fabulous card - so cool!

    Sounds like Aunty C is having more fun than the kidlets! So nice that you are taking such great care of your mom too! She's truly blessed with a loving and caring family :) .

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  17. I'm so glad that you are having a grand time with your family Carol! The little ones are so much fun, but boy can they wear ya' out! lol We just kept our youngest granddaughter (13 months) for 12 hours and this grandma is pooped! lol But enjoyed every second of it. I love, love, love this card Carol. I wish I had me some neon inks, the colors are just gorgeous. Love the leaves and love that butterfly. I guess someday I will have to see about some neon inks. lol They really are such beautiful colors! Hugs, Brenda

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  18. Wow, Carol ... vibrant just doesn't say enough ... how about VIBRANT ... and brilliant with that oh so delicate black filigree butterfly! Delighted you're having such a fabulous time with your family ... enjoy every little moment that's still to come! Hugs, Anita :)

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  19. This is such a neat card! I just purchased some "Neon" colored pens at a stamp show yesterday...You are inspiring me to get them out!

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  20. Oh my gosh!! I Love the bright colors!! I oh so need this stencil!! The black butterfly and sentiment are perfect against the bright background!!

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  21. Oh Carol, neon is so right for this creation. I LOVE the neon inks on the stencil and the neon pink on the black butterfly. I am so glad that you are having a good vacation. Sounds like a lot of fun. Family is so fun, especially when there are littles involved. Enjoy!

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  22. Good afternoon sweetie, this is STUNNING, I love your creation ♥ Hugs Pops x x x

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  23. Of I love that stencil Carol. beautiful card!

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  24. The Neon colors are looking superb! Such a striking card :)

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  25. Glad you're having so much fun with your family, Carol, and still have time to buy NBUS in order to create such a wonderful card. I always love your butterflies.

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  26. Carol, you have TOTALLY captured Cornelia in this brilliant and brilliantly designed card!! I'm mega-impressed!! I'm so glad you are having a tremendous time at your Mom's and go you, finding a fun store!! It was a treat to "meet" you and your Mom on the phone today!! Thank you so much for playing again in my NBUS Challenge #4!! Hugs, Darnell

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  27. super sweet card, I luv the amazing colors! so glad you played along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

    sparkle & shine *~*

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  28. WOW! And, I mean WOW!!! Your neon background is amazing, Carol! Perfect with this gorgeous butterfly! I may have to CASE this one...hmmmm!
    I'm so glad you're having such a great time with your family...Good for you!!!

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  29. Super fun! Love those NEON colors!! Great challenge!

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  30. Love that Neon colors..and the middle butterfly in neon pink color is a great idea Miss C...You nailed the neon challenge...I have only yellow neon ink..also I pass this challenge...not enough time to order new Neo ink hehe LOL..
    Big hugs..Monika

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  31. What a fabulous neon card! Love you were still able to add a stunning butterfly too, just beautiful.

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  32. Wow!!!!
    Completely amazing!!!!!

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  33. Bold, beautiful and wonderfully bright! Love that black butterfly to make all the others color pop. Thanks for joining us at STAMPlorations with this CASEploration.

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  34. I could have sworn I left you a comment, but I guess I was just dreaming.....Oh, how I love that somebody CASEd one of my cards! Mwah, mwah!!! And I am sure you know how much I love bright colors! This is a card just to my liking! Thanks Carol, for joining our CASEplorations playground!

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  35. I love the bright background! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Simply Create Too!

    Hugs, Marja
    Simply Create Too DT

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  36. So happy for you that you won the Stamplorations prize! I love that card - I need to get some neon inks! Thanks for the message about my PS Sparks will. I was so excited to see my card pop up on my sidebar!!! I also got a shout out on my she art card, and that is thanks to you. As soon as I saw your take on she art, I wanted to try it! Love learning something new. Have a great day!

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