Sunday, May 31, 2015

Thanks x 2...Freshly Made Sketches #188, CAS-ual Fridays #140~White, Tan and One Bright Colour, So Suzy Stamps May Challenge~Thank You, Simon Says Monday Challenge~Thank You, The Pink Elephant #300~Anything Goes

Hello,

Weekends are toooo short! We wound up heading into the city yesterday, where we ventured into Costco (silly us...Costco on a Saturday...yikes!) before I dropped my husband off at his 'city' office (as I mentioned, he's up past his eye-balls in work), while I went for a mall stroll.  No purchases beyond a cup of coffee, but a couple of dresses caught my eye.  Pretty florals; really pretty. If only I worked in a place that wasn't blaring with air conditioning (yes, you read that right: air conditioning is on in some fashion all. year. long! The fact that we need it maybe five days a year doesn't seem to faze the 'temperature control' folks much. They call it 'air circulation'; the rest of us call it hypothermia), I'd be wearing dresses more often, but...goose-pimply arms and legs aren't exactly stylish.

Anyway...two Thank You cards to share today.  Double-inspiration from Freshly Made Sketches #188



Some new CB products making a *CAS* debut.  More butterflies...love them!


My second card features an incredibly pretty 'line leaf' from So Suzy Stamps. I took a gamble that a distress ink sponged background would pair well with the black leaves; my goal was to ensure those lovely lacy lines were visible. Delicate delights, those leaves!  I'm joining the gallery at So Suzy Stamps May Challenge~Thank You



My cards are also off to:

The Pink Elephant #300~Anything Goes


 Simon Says Monday Challenge~Thank  You


Flank steak on the BBQ,, prepared and tended to by my husband (yes, I am incredibly lucky), so I'd best get going on my salad and bread preparations (yes, I am *not* a cook)...

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

36 comments:

  1. Oooooh those are beautiful!!!!!!! You always do such beautiful work!

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  2. Oh I love it! And I hear you about air conditioning...so overused. Thanks for joining us at So Suzy Stamps!

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  3. I have caught up on all the beauties you made while I was busy with graduation festivities this week--everything just lovely, especially those stencilled beauties from your last post, and the incredible leaves from this one. Need to go look up those stamps. And, holy cow for the die cutting and butterflies that hit me top and center on this post. Gosh, I can see that this relationship is going to start costing me big bucks!

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  4. Beautiful cards, Carol! I really love the first one with that neat "thanks"--unique & beautifully crafted!

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  5. Gorgeous creations sweetie, love the leaf one reminds me of autumn I so wish it was here already hate spring and summer, love when I can finally step in my garden and breath without struggling oh it cannot come fast enough for me hugs Pops x

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  6. Oh I hear you - weekends fly by way too quickly. On the plus side, Monday is done and dusted so only four more days til a three day long weekend! I'm ready already. Brrr, your workplace sounds f-f-freezing. Your cards however look cool, in a good way! Those pretty butterflies just pop against the backdrop of the "thanks". And as for the second card, yes, the background suits those delicate lacy leaves perfectly. :) Beautiful work as always, my friend!

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  7. Beautiful work, Carol! Sorry you had to deal with arctic temps while shopping. That's no fun! But it didn't seem to affect your mojo. These cards are lovely. Of course, butterflies. Yes, please. I like the die you used for the sentiment. The background on the second card is so pretty! As are the leaves. Lovely work. Oh and thank you so very much for stopping by my blog and leaving such kind words about my project. I so appreciate it! Big hugs!

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  8. Oh these are gorgeous Carol...both wonderful, love the first one for its colours and cleanness...great thank you die...and the second one...beautiful colours and ombre effect. Sorry the shopping was not fruitful. Thank you so much for the link and the wonderful message on my blog post.Wish I could have joined you for that coffee!......maybe someday eh!

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  9. Love that butterfly image and colour combo you used. Great bg on the second one.

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  10. You know what? You work your best magic when working with pinks and oranges. Says me ;) I LOVE that inked BG with those delicate images. Your dinner plans leave my tummy growling...

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  11. Pretty cards! Thanks for entering the challenge over at So Suzy Stamps!

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  12. Oooooooh beautiful cards!! The first one with the tan background and those gorgeous red butterflies is just stunning! The second one with the blended background is sooooooo lovely!! You have done some amazing work here! I agree weekends are way too short and I am no cook either ;) Cardmaker yes, cook not so much! heheh! ((Hugs))

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  13. Be lovely cards! I adore those butterflies in red! Glad you joined us at FMS!

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  14. Carol two beautiful cards. I am in love with that CB butterfly. Well done!

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  15. Gorgeous cards. I love those butterflies. They look great in red against the neutral background! Thanks for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

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  16. Two beautiful cards! Love, love and love the diamond shape rather than the full on square, and really pretty butterflies! And those leaves...on that background...I'm pretty sure you've got a couple of winners here GF...Simply amazing cards!!!! Bev

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  17. Stunning cards, my friend! More butterflies - yay! They are beautiful. Love the leaves and background on the second card. Gorgeous!

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  18. Fun Fun Fun! Love those bflies -- I'm thinking this also qualifies for the Muse Challenge mf! Get it on over there :)

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  19. Great cards! Love the butterflies! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

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  20. Those butterflies look wonderful flitting around that great die cut "thanks", Carol. And those leaves. Those leaves are to die for and the inked background shows them off beautifully.

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  21. Very beautiful new butterfly, c... but the leaves? Leave me speechless... gah!
    =] m

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  22. Ooooh, these are so pretty!
    Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays! :)

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  23. Congrats on being a favorite at FMS, Carol. It wasn't until I saw the winners post that I realized I had written down the wrong deadline and I had a card ready. :(

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  24. Our school always had to have "fresh" air coming in all year long too, we froze in the winter and we would have heat strokes in the spring. No one ever wore their "cute" clothes like dresses and spring arm and leg showing clothes. I guess it is that way everywhere! I love, love your card. Your take on the sketch is fabulous! I have fallen in love with those butterflies! Your second card, oh my your second card is just stunning! I love those lacy veined leaves and your sponged background is just perfect to show case these beauties! Love the water droplets, they finish this card off perfectly!! Hugs, Brenda

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  25. Two gorgeous cards, Carol! I'm loving those new CB butterflies (going to the top of my wishlist) and how pretty they are with your sentiment! I also love how you created your ombre effect on the 2nd card...It really makes those stunning leaves pop!
    Too bad those pretty dresses didn't work out for you...stay warm, sweetie!

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  26. Your gamble paid off - the leaves work perfectly on the sponged background!

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  27. Awesome cards - love them both and think that you are just getting a serious groove on lately!! Good for you - I hope you are doing good and that you just keep on creating these marvelous creations!!!

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  28. These are so brilliant!! Just love the butterflies and colour combo for your first card. The cardstock is such a yummy caramel colour. And those delicate leaves look amazing with the soft pastel background. How do these companies make such intricate stamps?? Hope you've had a good week!

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  29. Two fantastic cards Carol. Always love seeing those beautiful butterflies. And the sponged background for the leaves is just perfect. Hope you enjoyed the steaks ... hubby's are the best at BBQing, don't ya think??!! xx

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  30. Beautiful butterflies, Carol ... and that sponged background with the filigree leaves ... oh my, it's simply gorgeous! Hugs, Anita :)

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  31. First card I love the idea of pop red butterfly miss C against that kraft colors...
    the second card oh so feminin I cant copy this this is really feminin and really Miss C style
    love them both

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  32. I am glad I am finally catching up with your blog...your second card - my jaw just dropped on the floor.....I am back - had to pick it up ;) AMAZING, BEAUTIFUL, SHEER GORGEOUSNESS!!!!!

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  33. Love those Clearly Besotted butterflies, thanks for playing along last CAS-ual Fridays Challenge, Rebecca x x x

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  34. Perfect summer card! Thanks so much for playing along with the CAS-ual Friday's Challenge:)

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  35. Your cards are just beautiful Carol! Love, love, love the card you created for Cas-ual Fridays! Thanks for joining us!

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  36. Congrats on your CASual Fridays win! Those red butterflies just pop against the kraft--love it!

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