Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Floral Mother's Day..ATSM #143~Holiday, .STAMPlorations CASEplorations and Anything Goes, TIME OUT #30

Hello!

Welcome to Addicted to Stamps and More #143 where my fabulous design team and I are inviting you to showcase cards that are holiday themed.

Today, I'm celebrating Mother's Day as a holiday;  the day (should be a week long event, or maybe even a month, or twelve) when all moms are relieved of their mom-ly duties and given ample opportunity to languish about, doing whatever they want (How about an undisturbed bubble bath? Reading a book in peace and quiet? Shopping for things fun and frivolous, that they want? Uninterrupted crafting time?) and experiencing spoiling and pampering in every way possible.  Yayyy... to moms, grandmoms, great-grandmoms, aunty-moms (a little self-plug there)! Just so you know: I am NOT a mom (got married way toooooo late for that to happen, but I am an auntie - and, years ago, used to be a mom to two fur-babies - so I think that kind of qualifies for at least a snippet of 'doing what I want' on Mother's Day...)

Here's my card...which, by the way, involved stenciling, sponging, stamping, a wee bit of cussing (it took 4 tries until I had a card I was happy with...and I still think it needs work).  I know this stencil is better showcased by those talented enough to 'draw prints', but having no devices to create thusly, I did my best. The stencil created the green spaces and the flower 'openings,' which I then sponged and 'matching daisy' stamped.  


My card's concept was inspired by Shery's amazing creation shared on STAMPlorations Inspiration Project Post #12



with colour choices drawn from TIME OUT #30


Please be sure to check out the holiday-inspired cards from the rest of the ATSM team.  You'll be WOW-ed!  Fueled with inspiration, create a card of your own to share in the gallery!  As extra incentive to play, the winner will receive:

7 free digis

Since my card is all things STAMPlorations, I'm also heading off to STAMPlorations Anything Goes


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


39 comments:

  1. Can't believe you think this card needs more work, Carol. To me it's PERFECT! I love the offset print look you created with the stencil and stamp. That's exactly how I envisioned the result to look like when I designed the stencil to coordinate with the daisy stamp -- not to line up perfectly when you're using both, but instead create that artsy, offset look. Your color combo is also wonderfully soft and gorgeous!

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  2. Well done, my friend, well done! The cussing must have paid off, because you've really created a beauty here. Love those daisies. They are just the happiest of flowers! Your colors are perfect here. I'm sure your mom will love this. And speaking of moms...My mom used to roll her eyes and say "everyday is mother's day" when we kids were being naughty...But that must have been my sisters and brother, right?! LOL. Give your mom my best regards. Bev

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  3. I think it is fabulous Carol, you did an amazing job here and I love the colours you chose x

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  4. Great minds think alike, lovey! I reckon it should be a holiday every day for us Mums!!! LOL. Your techniques are fabulous and I wish I could have been a fly on the wall listening to you swear like a trooper. Maybe not a trooper but a very annoyed crafter lol. LOVE the colours too - just perfect! xx

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  5. oop forgot to say-thanks for joiining To

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  6. What are you talking about girl! This is gorgeous and a great CASE of Shery's card. Love the colours. :)

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  7. Love how you were inspired....the green background makes everything POP

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  8. Love how you colored those flowers. Simply beautiful! All my cards involve a wee bit of cussing :) Happy Mother's day!

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  9. The flowers look amazing on your card!! The colors are perfect as well as the design is!! Such a wonderful Mother's Day card! ;)

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  10. Simply scrumptious and gorgeous Carol.
    Love your colour scheme and great stamping. x

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  11. Indulge yourself!!!! I agree - a week it should be, not just one measly day, where perhaps you can't even do what you really want....A few years ago I went to a stamping class with my sister on mothers day - that was the best ever!!!! (Way better than spending it with my hubby's family..) Your card - amazing!!!! 4 tries - it was worth it! It is PERFECT!

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  12. "A wee bit of cussing? Oh my!! I'm laughing!! So funny! Anyway, your card is beautiful!! I might have to try cussing too! Haha! Just kidding, I love the pretty flowers and the design with the slant is wonderful! I hope you have a lovely mother's day! I'm spending the day with mine tomorrow making cards and drinking tea! We're celebrating early! ((Hugs))

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  13. 4 times
    and so adorable..
    its worthed my dear
    love that you have the matching set with the stencil I DONT HAVE :(
    love your colors and I miss you really miss C
    I hope you feel ok and one of these day I will see your lovely words for me again...
    big hugs from Germany
    Monika

    PS: i was thinking I should catch up much my dear friend and I was so diligent and I am not forget each post of you which is all adorable...love to visit you blog as always... :)

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  14. Cheers to Aunt-Moms, and I love your ideas for the perfect celebration of Mother's day, c... I'll be thinking of you and my adopted Mom, too... darling daisies, darling card!
    =] Michele

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  15. Such a happy and beautiful card!

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  16. Love the flowers, love the colours, love the layout, love the look...LOVE your style. 'Nuff said! LOL.
    hugs, Asha

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  17. Great flowers, Carol, and the attendant stripe strip pulls it all together.

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  18. Umm - needs work? I think not. This is a beautiful card! Love the colors, the flowers, the sponging, the stamping, everything! xo

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  19. I think you did a truly AMAZING job on this card, Carol! Definitely worth four tries to get it perfect! Glad to know I'm not the only one who swears over a card :)
    I love the blooms. and the color combo is to die for! Looks like Shery is quite pleased, as well! Gorgeous card, as always, my friend!!!

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  20. Your card is just gorgeous, and it was well worth all the effort and cussing.

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  21. This is fabulous, Carol! I love the colour scheme, and the variegated border ties all the colours together nicely. Fab CASE of Shery's card :)

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  22. This is just lovely, Carol ... gorgeous daisies that are perfectly complemented by the co-ordinated stripe! So pleased to have you playing along with us at Time Out! Happy Auntie-Mom's Day ... hugs, Anita :)

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  23. I love your beautiful card Carol and those flowers are so pretty! xx

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  24. Simply stunning sweetie, Loving the cheery colours, Mother's day is late over there, but I totally agree we should have a full week as a holiday while being spoilt *_* huggles Pops x

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  25. Gorgeous cards, Carol! I love your layout and colours, just lovely. Hope you had a great day!

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  26. So sorry that you had to do this over, but it sure was worth a wee bit of cussing as it is beautiful! I have a feeling the other versions were fine, too, but understand completely the desire for it to look just so. I love the celebration in flowers and the celebration of moms (of all flavors and varieties) you described. I hope you have a terrific day. Hugs!

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  27. Gorgeous!! I love your card ingredients, stamping, sponging, stenciling and cussing!! LOL!!! Good card making requires a little cussing here and there!!!

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  28. So pretty Carol. Love the colours and that little striped border below your beautiful daisies. xx

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  29. Love your card...looks perfect to me despite all your cussing...LOL

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  30. Fabulous Carol, and I think 'your best' is flamin' marvellous! Gorgeous colour choices x

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  31. Nice CASE Carol. Love the bold flowers, and you did an amzing job with the stamps!

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  32. This is stunning, Carol! LOVE it :) Great take on Shery's card and the bold florals work perfectly for Time Out too! It was definitely worth the cussing. Great to see you over at TO :)

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  33. This is just beautiful - love the colours and the pretty sentiment. Great case of Shery's card.

    PS - Love the idea of a full week to celebrate Mother's Day :)

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  34. A beautiful CASE card! Great flowers and colours! Thank you for linking up at TIME OUT!

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  35. So, in my humble opinion this card is SPOT ON with the sketch - so beautifully done and I don't say that just because the card features my favorite flower either!! I say it because you have created a card that is just so lovely and exudes happiness and joy!! Thank you for this gift of beauty!!! So amazingly done!!!

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