Sunday, May 26, 2013

Nautical Shades (X 2)

We've literally stepped in the door from a most wonderful, awesome, delightful weekend with my family! I spent most of Saturday with my niece and nephew -  baking cookies (which means nibbling on cookie dough  of course), playing 'rocketship,' shopping, and, as always, getting *in trouble*.  Whenever my niece does something she ought not to, we both take on our 'respective 'responsibilities for being naughty- she for usually performing the little infraction and Aunty C "for not keeping an eye on me."  Most of the time, we truly aren't in trouble..just kinda sorta.  Too much fun!

Anyway, quick shift in gears to the task at hand: I wound up creating not one, but two cards for Paper Smooches SPARKS Cool Shades challenge because I finally, finally have a new stash of 6 X 6 paper pads to gaze at, play with, and, in all likelihood, hoard (oh, there's some pretty ones in the mix, for sure!)  Lo and behold, American Crafts' "Soho Garden" had the nautical colours called for in this week's challenge so, what else could I do but...indulge.

My first card was inspired by last week's MUSE #18 card created by Marion Vagg, but as is sometimes the case, I missed the entry deadline.  Even so, I had a chance to feature a 'garden' of blooms from PS Friendly Flowers.  The second card is a "mini" card, using the notebook die.

Without further chit-chat (need to unpack...), here's the inspiration from PS:

and from MUSE #18
followed by my entries

and my mini note

Thanks so much for dropping in; your comments are always welcomed and appreciated, deeply!
Warm wishes to all!


Shannon J said...

Welcome home Carol!! Glad you made it safe and sound! And extra glad you got to spend such a lovely time with your family and the kiddos! And don't feel bad, I am just as guilty for being a "conspirator" in the trouble department with my nieces and newphew! In fact, I think I'm worse than they are and instigate the trouble myself most of the time!! But it's!!!

Awesome, cheery, sweet cards filled with patterned paper delight!!! I am just loving the white on white these days, and your first card showcases that beautifully! I love how you picked up the arrangement from the Muse and made it your very own. And that mini card is just scrumptious! The dies are perfect on it - you're seriously making me consider getting a die cutting machine and a whole lotta dies! After my last ridiculously huge SSS order, I must be a preferred customer by now and get special discounts on those things, right?!! ha ha!! Welcome home again!! xx

Happy Dance said...

Echoing Shannon, welcome home and back to blogland. Glad you had a fun time--and speaking of fun, these cards are darling. Love that notebook die! You've used it well here. Love your use of dp on all these little pretties. Great job! Bev

Stacey Schafer said...

what a darling garden of blooms you created here! love the paper-piecing!

Jocelyn Olson said...

Awesome cards! The paper piecing looks fantastic. I like how you used the notebook die on the mini note. It's super cute!

Andrea W said...

Your patterned flowers are beautiful. Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. Cheers!