Sunday, July 15, 2012

The Sun Always Comes Out Again

This creation took me forever to put together, though I really like the end result.  I am having a terrible time with photographing my cards. I don't know what changed, but the photos are not as clear as they have been. Very puzzling.  Anyway, there's a new challenge in town - CASology.  The inspiration is a word, and this week it is SUN.  CAS-ual Firdays challenge this week is to Use strips of color or pattern in your Clean And Simple creation.

So here you have it - sun (made with triangular strips) and strips (of blue).  The picture really does no justice to this card.  This problem is driving me mad, so if you have any suggestions, I am all ears (eyes...).

Thank you for stopping by today!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Peace Love & Joy

Week 75 over at LIM is a color challenge - use GOLD. I used 4 gold elements on my card.  The Waltzingmouse Vintage Ornament is heat embossed with gold EP.  The gold burst in the oval opening is stamped with VersaColor gold ink. The ribbon is gold, and the gold fronds on the top of the ornament are punched from Creative Memories metallic gold paper. The sentiment is from PTI's Bells & Boughs.  The base of the card is embossed with PTI's Linen IP, but the picture does not capture that.  This card was really hard to photograph effectively.  

Well, I now have one Christmas card made. That is one more than last year - lol.  Thanks for stopping by today.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Peace, Love and Totally Cool!

CAS-ual Fridays challenge this week is to use 2 circles on your project.  I just bought this fun Peace Signs set from Inkadinkado, and decided that my circle design would incorporate one of those images.  I also got a big stash of Paper Smooches fun recently, so I was bound and determined to work some of those in too.  Well, I see my 2 circles as the two gray circles, but then there are all of the embossed circles and the white circle and the peace sign circle... nonetheless, I like the way this finally came out.  My color scheme is taken from this week's Play Date Cafe color story challenge.  Thanks so much for stopping in today. Be well.  Weather is crazy all over the place here in the US.  We just have extrememly hot and humid conditions here in the northeast.