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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

ColourQ Challenge #126

Another week, another set of ColourQ colors! 

Here are the colors this week:

Here is my card:

And a close up of the fringed 'grass':

The swirl stamp I thought represented wind well with the kite.  Just like a cool, breezy spring day.

Today was a rough day in the trenches of motherhood.  I have been questioning why I even got out of bed today.  I clashed with my 12 year old on several subjects and my two year old created a lake in my kitchen using the fridge door water dispenser and an empty soda bottle as vehicles to drench himself and my kitchen.  I had to pull the fridge and oven out to get all the water wiped up.  It was not pleasant.  I was glad that I could take refuge and make a card today after the 'dust' had settled and relieve some of the stress. 

I love to know what you think, so please leave a comment. :) Thanks for looking!  Have a creative day!

Cardstock: Stampin Up!, Xpedex
Ink: Stampin Up!
Stamps: Stampin Up!, American Crafts, Autumn Leaves
Circle Punch: EK Success

Friday, February 24, 2012

ColourQ Challenge #125

Hello!!  It has been a busy couple of weeks.   We just got our basement bathroom finished!  I was painting last week and didn't have time to make a card. 

Yesterday was my birthday.  Even though I lament being another year older, I had a FaNtAsTiClY, wOnDeRfUl day!  My husband even gave me a card! 

My sister got be the ornament in this picture, and also the Breaking Dawn DVD, which I have long been anticipating!

So, this week I needed to make a birthday card for my hubby for his birthday next week.  The colors in this weeks ColourQ Challenge were perfect for it!

These are great colors!

Here is my card:

First, the closed picture:

 Then open.  I made a Tri-Shutter Card.  You can find the tutorial for this type of card at  The center section of big dots in where I plan to write a message to him and have my boys and myself sign it.

I made this collage of up close pictures of the different aspects of the card, if you want to see them more distinctly:

As you can see from the card, my hubby has a milestone birthday coming up!  I hope his birthday is as wonderful as mine was (and for the record, I am younger than he is) ;)

Thanks for looking!  I love your comments!!  Have a creative day! :)

Cardstock: Stampin' Up! and unknown
Patterned Paper: Echo Park
Stamps: Stampin Up!, Heidi Swapp, Studio G, unknown
Ink: Stampin Up!
Ribbon: Stampin Up!
Spiral Clips: Creative Impressions
Watercolor Pencils: Stampin Up!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

ColourQ Challenge #122

Hooray it's February!  I love this month!  Valentine's Day, lots of family birthdays (and mine!), the Superbowl, etc.  It's a fabulous month! :)

Here are the colors for this week's ColourQ Challenge:

They are very Valentine-y :)

I wanted to make a Valentine with the new set P.S. I Love You and matching punch I got from my Stampin Up! party.  So here is my card:

I love the hidden hearts in the intricate cutouts and I added the bling for a little something extra.  It's a bit hard to see but the heart is embossed with a swirl pattern. 

As always, I love to know what you think!  Have a creative day! 

I hope you enjoy the Superbowl even if you just watch for the commercials like me! :)

Cardstock: Stampin Up!, other
Embossing Plate: Stampin Up!
Cuttlebug, Cricut and cartridges: Provo Craft
Stamps:  Stampin Up!
Ink:  Stampin Up!
Tag Punch:  Stampin Up!
Bling: unknown