Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Flowers and Showers...TIME OUT #28~CASE with your own twist, AAA Cards #37~Spring Flowers, Simon Says Wednesday Challenge~April Showers/Spring Flowers, Make My Monday~April Showers

Hello!

I'm on Day 2 of being on my own-some (my husband's visiting his family, on a much deserved mini-holiday) and yes, I'm  missing him, and yes, I have a crafting mess alllllll over the kitchen counter! Cheering the clutter!  What I am not cheering, or even bearing the teeniest hint of a grin about, is the snow that's falling.  Pretty yes, but c'mon...April showers...s.h.o.w.e.r.s!

And that's my segue into my pair of whimsical cards on parade today, and creating them as a 'flower and shower' pair was not intentional.  I made the first one...then found a Verve Rain or Shine stamp set (NBUS...for over a year! Yikes!)...and made a second...

Even though they're both quirky, I drew ideas from sweet, talented Kim, who is our 'inspire-ee' over at TIME OUT #28~CASE with your own twist. Her card: lovely!



Mine...well. certainly not soft, delicate or pastel like hers, but, I do have outlined flowers, similar colours, in bold tones, a sprinkling of leaves and...a black panel (well, part of one) with a white sentiment.  Kinda close...*grin*


My second card mimics the first, only with Wink of Stella'ed umbrellas and an embossed sentiment.


The duo...they are rather wild, aren't they?  See what happens when my husband leaves? I have no one to say, "ummm...maybe not so much..."  Still, I hope they'll make you smile...



In addition to TIME OUT, I'm sharing over at:

AAA Cards #37~Spring Flowers







Off to see what's for dinner...maybe cereal (I so don't cook!).  Apparently, my husband's mom is making him a roast beef dinner.  'Nuff said...

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





38 comments:

  1. 2 fun & festive cards, Carol! He'll be home before you know it & hopefully the snow will be gone for good! Hugs, Greta

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  2. First of all, cereal is my main meal whenever Danny is away...Frosted Mini Wheats...yum yum!

    Wild? Yes...in a wildly fabulous way! Love the colors and love how the curved black bottom portion highlights the embossed sentiments! Stella has provided a lovely 'wet look' shimmer to the umbrellas! Two more awesome cards dear friend!

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  3. LOVE all your floating umbrellas! The colours are amazing. Both cards are just delicious!! Thanks so much for playing along at ATCAS xx

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  4. Love the colours you have used in the flowers and I spy Uniko there!! And those umbrellas are such fun. Thanks for joining TO

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  5. I just adore both your cards, Carol! Such a fabulous take on my card. I love how you divided the black from white with the wavy die cut. Love the bright colours too. Fantastic! :-)

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  6. Love these, Carol! So bright and happy. The white on the black just pops!

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  7. I adore the colors you chose and the bold style of your cards, Carol. They look amazing! I'm happy you are taking the time to spread out and have some fun. While the cat's away and all that. ;) I hope after this storm you'll be done with the snow. It may be heading my way as there is a rain snow mix in the forecast for my neck of the woods...We do need the moisture, but I'd prefer the showers over the white stuff as well. Keep having fun Carol, I like the eyecandy!

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  8. Your fabulous and colorful cards sure made me smile! Glad you are stamping your own spring even though mother nature sends more winter your way!

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  9. Oh Carol! What super makes. You managed to make April showers like a fun event! Brilliant!
    hugs, Asha

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  10. Ooooh your bright flowers and umbrellas are so pretty and happy! Both of your cards make me smile! I love the fun colors with the black! So striking! Have a wonderful week my friend! ((Hugs))

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  11. Oh Carol, I can't believe you had snow! But we have had snow in April before too, it just doesn't ever last and is usually only a dusting. I love Kim's card, but I am loving your wild cards too! I love when you walk on the wild side and with hubby gone you can do just that. lol They certainly made me smile big time!!! I vote cereal for supper. lol That's good anytime. lol Hope hubby is back home soon. Hugs, Brenda

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  12. These are such fabulous 'wild cards', Carol ... colourful, vibrant and each with it's own splendidly swooshy black panel and crisp white sentiment! Fantastic! Delighted to have you playing along with us at Time out, my friend! Hugs, Anita :)

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  13. Oh, I just love how you colored the flowers Carol. and the whimsical feel of the umbrellas! Fun, bright colors, too! I also love how you stamped the sentiments on the angled black panels...two really beautiful cards! I'm so glad you played along with us at ATCAS...it's always a joy to see your creations in the gallery!

    I hope the snow stops falling and that hubby gets home quickly :)

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  14. Love both your cards - great with the bright colors!!! Thanks for joining us at Make My Monday!

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  15. Love your bright colors. Fun cards!

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  16. Lovely umbrellas. I really love the colours!

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  17. Yummy, yummy and more yumminess Carol
    You use your stamps brilliantly - I'm totally inspired.
    Your umbrella one would go fabulous in the gallery at Time Out - the sentiment is perfect too. Thanks so much for linking up and playing along at AAA Cards.

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  18. Lovely bright and cheery cards...especially the bright umbrellas! Sounds like you should be with hubby having that beef.as for the snow...don't bother sending it over here when you are done with it!

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  19. Flowers and showers. I love that, Carole. :) Your flower card is bright and lovely and the umbrellas are a unique take on the inspiration card.

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  20. Oh, these are so pretty! Love the colors!
    And snow?!!...yikes! Hope some 'showers' or better yet, sunshine comes your way! ;) Even though your missing your husband, I hope you enjoy some time to yourself. Happy crafting!

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  21. Awesome design and layout Carol. Love the bold and vibrant colours -- so fun and cheerful. The black panel really grounds them and makes them pop. Great job! Thanks for playing along at ATCAS.

    Snow?? ... what the heck??!! :)

    xx

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  22. Love the colours; you made two fun and sunny cards! Thanks for taking the TIME OUT and join us!

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  23. You poor thing! SNOW? I won't tell you we are forecasted to be in the 90's over the week end ;) -- Meanwhile, your AWESOME bright colors made me smile and I hope put some cheer into your day~ Thanks for joining in at both AAA and ATCAS [and stopping by my blog ;)]

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  24. Ahhhh....the joys of living in Alberta - NOT! Hopefully it will be a quickly passing issue and showers will replace the snow. Great use of the bright colours. Love the multiple umbrellas! Enjoy your glorious kitchen sprawl ;)

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  25. They are both a great design and such fun coloring and stamps! Enjoy your mini crafting vacation! Thanks for playing AAA Cards- Cheers, Victoria

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  26. I love these bright colours Carol! And what a perfect design with the curvy corner.
    Thank you for joining us at Make My Monday. Marina DT

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  27. I love both of these sweetie I always think using black is so striking, love the brolly one, I used to love brollys when I was little had matching welly bobs too, hugs Pops x

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  28. First card nearly same like KIM Card I agree with you and love the black only a bit on your card
    second one oh I want to have that umbrella image sooo lovely
    Miss C did I told you I got your adorable Purple round shape Hello Card ..if not I want to say thanks soo much
    it is so adorable and already sitting with peace on my table in my office
    I LOVE TO SHOW my colleague that I got a very beautiful purple butterfly card from USA..love it Carol...hugs, Monika

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  29. Such happy cards :) love the awesome colors, thank you for sharing with ATCAS!

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  30. Two awesome cards and great take on Time Out and the ATCAS! Is all your snow gone? We have had some rain need more to wash yucky winter away. The trees are budding and the birds are back...come on warmer weather!

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  31. Oh my....love them both! Love the black at the lower portion of your card with the white sentiment, so striking. And your beautiful colored images...so sweet.

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  32. Simply lovely and adorned with such loveliness!! You wowed me with the first card and then I scrolled down a little more and you about knocked me out of my seat - the umbrellas card is just as gorgeous and amazing as the flower card!! Both are vivid, bright and oh, so amazingly done!! I just love the details and sparkle you have added to these two totally WOW cards!!! So impressed and your styling on them both is so spot on!! Way to go - you are a winner!!!

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  33. Snow? You have SNOW? Ok, I shouldn't mock you since we almost had to do the easter egg hunt in a snowstorm, too, but still. Today, mid-April, I am still feeling the sunburn I got two days ago because the weather was so beautiful. It's nice right now, but I'm already dreading the 40 degrees in the summer and no AC. Right now, I'm enjoying the flowers, looking similar to the ones you used on your card, and I'm wisely using a sun umbrella now on my balcony, albeit it doesn't come in the fantastic colors you are using on your second card. Love the bold and strong contrast with the black, it makes everything POP! :)

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  34. Hi Carol. I so love both of these cards. Love the black on the bottom with the striking white sentiment. Love the raindrops among the umbrellas and the leaves among the flowers. The colors are wonderful. Thanks so much for linking up and playing along with us at AAA Cards.

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  35. Really fabulous umbrella card and so perfect for our challenge.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Fliss MMM DT x

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  36. Awesome!! Wonderful colorful and graphic cards!!!

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  37. What great cards. You created the neatest backgrounds on two of your cards with your images. So glad you joined us at AAA Cards.

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  38. Both card are beautiful - absolutely love the colours you chose - very cheerful and Springtime! We had snow (and showers!) this week too - and even though it didn't stay, I can feel your pain! Thanks so much for sharing your card at AAA Springtime Challenge! Jill

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