Sunday, January 31, 2016

CAS Valentines X 2....Freshly Made Sketches #221, STAMPlorations Anything Goes, CAS and Sketch Challenges, Addicted to CAS #80~Red, CAS, My Time to Craft Challenge #134~Love is all Aroundology #182~Adore, Simon Monday Challenge~Love is in the Air

Hello wonderful friends!

Long time no crafting, posting and, I'm embarrassed to say, very little commenting!  I won't bore you with my many excuses, except to say: treadmill times...on high speed!  Everything is fine, but January became one extraordinarily hectic month.  As a result, I'm behind in everything, be that visiting my fabulous crafting friends, dealing with laundry, spending quality time with my husband (I've was gone for 10 days, 'working' in my home city where my family resides...) and so on.  Hopefully, February will be a little tamer, a little calmer, a little slower...and a whole bunch more infused with creativity and designing time.

I returned from my 'marking blitz' late Friday evening and on Saturday, decided that Mr. Mojo needed a workout.  Total cards: three. You're seeing two Valentine cards (although one is an 'oldie' created before my trip), destined for my niece and nephew's kindergarten and day care teachers.  I have a total of 9 to make, so...need to get crackin' on hearts and love sentiments.

The first was inspired by Freshly Made Sketches #221



Simple stenciling, negative die-cut and sentiment....quick and easy (Yayyy....)

The second (I actually made three of these pre-trip), inspired by STAMPlorations~January Sketch Challenge


is another QACAS (quick and CAS).  The Valentine is die cut three times, with the top layer being shimmer paper. In real life..sparkly...


Hope the extreme simplicity of these is alright, because WOW...I found a number of challenges to enter: 
STAMPlorations CAS Card Challenge~Anything CAS Goes



Addicted to CAS Challenge #80~Red


CASology #182~Adore


My Time to Craft Challenge #134~Love is all Around

Simon Monday Challenge~Love is in the Air

STAMPlorations~Anything Goes


Again, apologies galore for my lack of consistent visiting. I'm wearing my "Worst Commenter" crown with pride (NOT!)   I subscribe to Feedly, so your lovely creations are seen and given some ‘thought bubble’ love which, I hope, you receive telepathically.  As much as I want, deeply, to catch up on EVERY SINGLE card, the reality is: I simply can’t.  My efforts would see me falling even further behind, so I’m hoping beyond hope that you’ll accept my ‘excuses’ and let me start with a fresh slate.  I’ll make a more concerted effort to stay caught up but as we know:  Life happens.

Thank you so much for spending part of your day with me; I treasure your visit!


  

19 comments:

  1. Yep, sometimes life gets in the way of commenting and crafting, so no worries! Glad to see you finding some crafty time and playing along with some fun challenges. I love your layered heart, the fun scallops on the outer heart are so pretty and the subtle pink hearts are a nice touch! Thanks for joining us at CASology this week!

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  2. Very pretty cards! I love the hearts in the background and the big, bold sentiment! So perfect for Valentine's Day! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

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  3. Mr. Mojo is back ! Such beautiful Valentine cards! Please don't apologize,you comment plenty. I know I try and can't keep up,either . Happy you got some time with your mom and family!

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  4. Pretty card, love the soft background hearts! Thank you for joining us at ATCAS!

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  5. Great set of cards Carol, love the soft stenciled background.
    So pleased to see you in the STAMPloration gallery this month. :)

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  6. Sweet Valentines! So,glad you shared one at FMS!

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  7. These are super sweet cards, Carol!!
    Life sure does happen! ;) I've been a little MIA myself, so I know what your talking about. Though, no worries here. You only can do one day at a time. Here's to hoping February is a little slooower. ;)

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  8. No need to apologize! I believe we all know that sometimes life just gets too busy and we can't keep up with everything.
    So glad you had some time to make these pretty love cards!

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  9. I love both of these, Carol, but especially the second one with soft stenciled hearts and the fabulous sparkly "Valentine"! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

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  10. Oh my, two really gorgeous Valentine cards, Carol! I know you've been extremely busy, but there is no need to apologize...Glad you found some time to create, since that's the most important thing in life :)

    Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Addicted to CAS! Big Hugs, girlfriend!

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  11. Every time I see your card with the beautiful soft stencilled background, you make me want to drag mine out and play along. I will do that one day!! :) Beautiful happy lovely sweet cards, my friend! :)

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  12. Oh Carol! You absolutely have no reason to apologize. You have been a very busy gal and I for one completely understand! The cards you have shared today are beautiful. Your stenciling is so soft and pretty. One cannot help but feel loved! Thank you for the virtual hugs and love these cards exude. Hugs!

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  13. These are both so sweet, Carol ... the bold die cuts with the soft stencilling are brilliant! Life happens, my friend ... even angels can do no more than their best ... and that's something you do always! So, worry not, a clean slate is always good! Hugs, Anita :)

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  14. Two lovely CAS Valentine's cards, Carol, I love the delicate herts on the backgrounds! Thanks for joining in at My Time to Craft!

    love Mags B x

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  15. The hearts are so gorgeous, Carol!

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  16. I love your telepathic thought bubble idea - if only you could patent it, I think you'd have plenty of buyers (me included)! Love the pretty heart stencilled backgrounds :)

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  17. It's so nice to have company in the treadmill! Don't know where the days go!

    Two more delightful 'love' themed cards! Adore the soft heart images paired with some bold color.

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  18. I just see I am also totally behind in my commenting.....delightful cards with that soft stenciled background!

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  19. Loving both of these cards Carol! This is one of my favorite hearts on your second card. I also love the stenciling, so soft and pretty. Love the simplicity of these cards!! Hugs, Brenda

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