You Make Life Sweet

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You Make Life Sweet | by karen @ carefree creations

The first thing I saw in this sketch was an awning! I went in many directions just with that, but settled on a sweet theme.

The image is stamped with distress antique linen then colored with Copics.

The sprinkles are an outline image…I wanted solid. So I got out some really old glitter and made them solid. And the sparkles give just a touch of pizzazz.

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A Little About the Challenge: This weekly challenge is posted on Tuesday, and alternates between color and sketch (if there is a 5th week in the month you get the double dose of color & sketch).

you make life sweet
Stamps: Sugar Rush (Paper Smooches);
Ink: Antique Linen Distress (Ranger); Cocoa Brown (Papertrey Ink – PTI); markers (Copic);
Paper: Rustic Cream, Cocoa Brown (PTI); Baked Brown Sugar (Stampin’Up);
Other: Large Scallop border die (PTI);

Sweet Pea

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Sweet Pea | by karen @ carefree creations

I love this color combo! I admit I wasn’t sure what I was going to stamp with it…but still, it is awesome.

Eventually I decided to create some plaid and that led me to a baby card (I know that may be a bit non sequitur to some…but it my brain tends to move in weird directions, lol).

The stamp set is made to showcase buttons. I don’t use buttons much any more as they are too bulky. I thought the set had some circles that could be used, but nope. Thankfully I had a button die. The stamp is supposed to have 2 tiny circles and 1 medium. The smallest button die only fit two. I guess this would be a good card for twins. I don’t need a baby card, so this will probably go in my give away box.

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A Little About the Challenge: This weekly challenge is posted on Tuesday, and alternates between color and sketch (if there is a 5th week in the month you get the double dose of color & sketch).

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Stamps: Baby Button Bits, Background Basics: Super Stripes (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Ink: Mint Macaroon, Old Olive, Tip Top Taupe (Stampin Up – SU);
Paper: White (PTI);
Other: Buttoned Up 1 die, Sentiment Splits: Curved Vertical die (PTI); Linen Thread (SU);

Howdy

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Howdy | by karen @ carefree creations

I pulled out another old stamp set for this card. I thought these pieces filled the sketch well.

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A Little About the Challenge: This weekly challenge is posted on Tuesday, and alternates between color and sketch (if there is a 5th week in the month you get the double dose of color & sketch).

howdy
Stamps: On the Farm (StampinUp); Howdy Cactus (Lawn Fawn); Background Basics: Farm & Barn (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Ink: Barn Door, Spun Sugar, Mowed Lawn Distress Inks (Ranger); Cocoa Bean (PTI); Black (Palette);
Paper: Kraft, White (PTI);
Technique: watercoloring;

Spring Tulips

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Painted Tulips | by karen @ carefree creations

I’m breaking out an oldie from Stampin’Up. I am pretty much dedicated to photopolymer stamps, but I do have some old rubber ones that I just can’t let go of. Spring Garden is one of them; I just love the painted look of the images.

The color scheme was just so very springy to me that I had to go with flowers. The day I made this card it actually snowed (just a dusting on the grass) so stamping with spring colors was helpful!

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A Little About the Challenge: This weekly challenge is posted on Tuesday, and alternates between color and sketch (if there is a 5th week in the month you get the double dose of color & sketch).

Welcome Spring
Stamps: Spring Garden (StampinUp – SU); Wreath for All Seasons (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Ink: So Saffron, Winter Wisteria, Pear Pizzazz (SU); Truffle (Momento);
Paper: White (PTI);
Other: Stitched Rectangle die (Lil Inkers):

With Sympathy

Sympathy Poppies | by karen @ carefree creations

Sadly, I do need a sympathy card. This one is going through the mail, so I kept it a simple one-layer card.

The solid layer of the flower is stamped, 2nd generation, with Riding Hood Red and the overlay is Raspberry Ripple.

I embossed a partial frame. Getting those corners right is so hard (so mine are not)!

The card base is white, but, with the photo taken next to the yellow background, it seems cream colored…I’m thinking that would have been good. Next time.

Thanks for taking a peek!

With Sympathy
Stamps: Remember, Think Big Favorites #3 (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Raspberry Ripple (StampinUp); Cocoa Bean Ripe Avocado (PTI);
Paper: White (PTI);
Technique: embossing

Brighten My Days

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Brighten My Days | by karen @ carefree creations

I find it funny how much my card tastes differ from my decorating tastes. I love stamping with gingham, but I do NOT want it in my house, lol. I do love strawberries though. Since my last stamping session was highly unsatisfying, this card makes me very happy (even though the solid images didn’t line up well with the outline – it is hard to see such a light grey through an inked image!).

There is a lot of stamping going on, so to (try to) keep the card CAS, I eliminated a layer. I don’t miss it.

I had thought about going over the vines with green, but now that it is done, I’m glad I didn’t.

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A Little About the Challenge: This weekly challenge is posted on Tuesday, and alternates between color and sketch (if there is a 5th week in the month you get the double dose of color & sketch).

You Brighten My Days
Stamps: Strawberry Patch, Scripted, Background Basics: Super Gingahm (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Ink: Pure Poppy, New Leaf, Blueberry Sky, Bright Buttercup, Soft Stone, Smokey Shadow (PTI);
Paper: White, Harvest Gold (PTI);
Other: Double Ended Banner die, Scripted die (PTI);

Rich Foliage

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Rich Foliage | by karen @ carefree creations

So I had this awesome idea in my head – a cool geometric kinda thing (a la Ardyth)…but, I have the worst time creating with geometric designs myself (I love looking at those designs and have a tendency to buy geometric stamps). I scrapped a few cards before I decided to go in a totally different direction!

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A Little About the Challenge: This weekly challenge is posted on Tuesday, and alternates between color and sketch (if there is a 5th week in the month you get the double dose of color & sketch).

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Stamps: Botanicals 2 (Paper Smooches – PS);
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive (Stampin’Up – SU)
Paper: Watercolor (Ranger); Black, Pacific Point (SU);
Other: Quote Tag die (PS);
Technique: wet paper watercolor

Sun Spots

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Sun Spots | by karen @ carefree creations

I had lots of ideas for this sketch, but this one stuck in my head. I had the curry ink still out from last week’s and I knew it was perfect for this stamp. And, yay, practically a one-layer card!

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A Little About the Challenge: This weekly challenge is posted on Tuesday, and alternates between color and sketch (if there is a 5th week in the month you get the double dose of color & sketch).

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Stamps: Dot Spot (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Ink: Crushed Curry (Stampin’Up – SU)
Paper: White (PTI); Dapper Denim (SU);
Other: Swoosh die (PTI);

Wedding Bells

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Wedding Wishes | by karen @ carefree creations

I love this stamp set, but haven’t used it for a non-Christmas card yet – until today!

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A Little About the Challenge: This weekly challenge is posted on Tuesday, and alternates between color and sketch (if there is a 5th week in the month you get the double dose of color & sketch).

Wedding Day Wishes
Stamps: Bells & Boughs, Fancy Flourishes, Keep it Simple (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Ink: Crushed Curry, Perfect Plum, Smokey Slate (Stampin’Up); Truffle (Momento);
Paper: White;
Other: Bells & Boughs die (PTI);

Warmest Wishes

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Warmest Wishes | by karen @ carefree creations

I rotated the sketch. Lots of sequins! Sorry for the lack of yadda-yadda…I’m brain dead!

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A Little About the Challenge: This weekly challenge is posted on Tuesday, and alternates between color and sketch (if there is a 5th week in the month you get the double dose of color & sketch).

Warmest Wishes
Stamps: Lots of Snowflakes, Inside Holiday Greetings (Simon Says Stamp – SSS);
Ink: Versamark (Tsukineko);
Paper: Blue Violet (SSS);
Other: White embossing powder (Hero Arts);
Technique: one-layer card olc;
Challenge: CC&S