Wednesday, January 29, 2014

colourQ challenge #226

It has been snowing BIG TIME here in East Tennessee and we are freaking out!! Winters in the South typically consist of a few snowy predictions followed by a disappointingly light dusting. We converge on the grocery stores, hoarding milk and bread and chocolate and diet Coke (that's me!), and then wake up the next morning to yucky grey skies and schools in session. Not this time!! If you've seen the national weather, you know that we have been lambasted with several inches of snow that we were not prepared for. Southerners just don't know how to drive when the roads are icy and they were definitely icy. As crazy as it was in Knoxville, Atlanta was absolutely slammed beyond anything they could've prepared for!! So please keep these poor folks in your prayers as they dig out of a nasty and frightening situation. I tell you all this to tell you that it was nothing short of a miracle that I was able to make a card today. The kids were in school for all of 3 hours yesterday and it looks like that might be it for this week, but while Bailey & her friend were sledding and Morgan was watching another episode of PAW Patrol today, I flew into my craft room and whipped this up! I had seen the inspiration for this card on Pinterest yesterday and knew (once again) that it would be perfect for a colourQ challenge. The ombre color scheme looks really nice with the fringe - if you don't own Martha Stewart's fringing scissors, buy them!! They are amazing!! Just don't use them on your bangs - lol!! Thanks for stopping by! Stay warm and safe if there's snow where you are.

Monday, January 20, 2014

colourQ challenge #224

Whenever I look at Pinterest, I always find cards that would be PERFECT for a colourQ challenge, and this one was at the top of my list! I LOVE these colors - you just cannot beat turquoise and red together! I could not find any Island Indigo in my stash so I used a bit of Bermuda Bay. I really like the clean look of this card and I hope the recipients will, too. Thanks for stopping by and have a great night!

Monday, January 6, 2014

colourQ challenge #222

My paper crafting time and skills seem to have taken a hit over the holidays, but I cooked and baked like a BOSS so my hands weren't too idle over the past few weeks! Hope y'all had a very merry Christmas! My family had a wonderful holiday! Personal note: I've tried my entire adult life to have a peaceful, Christ-filled Christmas, and it has never happened, despite making changes here and there to our schedules and traditions over the years. But this year - THIS YEAR - was lovely! We did several service projects, saw Santa, had lots of fun, set reasonable expectations, and enjoyed being together. It truly was MIRACULOUS!! And I realized only yesterday how successful we'd been when a friend sent over a belated Christmas gift and I didn't even realize she hadn't given us a gift. I DIDN'T KEEP SCORE THIS CHRISTMAS!! This is huge for me! So, enough about me - this is the card that took about 5 tries and several different approaches to finally complete! I saw the inspiration on Pinterest,  but I didn't have the stamps used for the sentiment. I tried using letter stamps and stickers and I didn't like the result. I wish I could do calligraphy or that I had had small, script letter stickers for this card. The FAN{TACHE}TIC is cut using my BRAND NEW Silhouette Cameo which is probably my fourth favorite Christmas gift of all time, right behind my engagement ring, my iPhone, and my cobalt blue Kitchenaid mixer! Thanks for stopping by today! Go check out this week's colourQ challenge and get some inspiration for the new year!