Lost Without You

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Lost Without You | by karen @ carefree creations

I’ve been wanting this big dipper image for ages. I got lucky when my demo decided to purge it from her stash (thanks mom!).

I did a galaxy technique for the strip. The dipper is embossed and cut out; the surrounding stars are embossed on the card base.

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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).

I’m Lost Without You
Stamps: Going Global (StampinUp);
Ink: Soft Navy (Simon Says Stamp – SSS); Versamark (Tsukineko);
Paper: Soft Navy (SSS); White (Papertrey Ink);
Other: white embossing powder (Filigree); watercolors (Loew Cornell)
Technique: galaxy with watercolor;

Nature’s Patience

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Nature's Patience | by karen @ carefree creations

I started my card by painting the mountains with the challenge colors. Using the dye ink and drying between the layers meant no ink blending – which, in this case, is what I wanted (no blending).

The One with Nature set had a perfect sentiment for the 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).

Adopt the Pace of Nature
Stamps: One with Nature (Simon Says Stamp);
Ink: Sahara Sand, Sweet Sugarplum, Rich Razzleberry (Stampin’Up – SU); Brilliance Black (Tsukineko);
Paper: Sweet Sugarplum (SU); Watercolor (Ranger); Vellum (Papertrey Ink);
Other: Stitched Rectangle die (Lil Inkers):

Make a Wish

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Make a Wish | by karen @ carefree creations

I am hosting this week over at CCS. I made this card based on a previous card.

I decided to interpret the sketch a bit differently this time. The right-hand layer is implied rather than actual.

Originally I made this card with a color card base and the candles on a yellow panel and all of it bordered by white scallops. It just felt to busy for a clean and simple card, so I pulled it apart (salvaging the sentiment block) and tried for this much cleaner final version. {Honestly though, if I hadn’t adhered it all on the card upside down (this happens more frequently than I’d like to admit), I might have just said “done is done” as I often do…but since I had to pull it apart anyway…}

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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).

Make a Wish
Stamps: Wishes Come True (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Ink: Melon Mambo (StampinUp – SU); Harvest Gold (PTI);
Paper: White card stock (PTI); Island Indigo card stock, Sweet Taffy DSP (SU);
Other: Birthday Cheer die, Wishes Come True die (PTI); Classic Squares die (Spellbinders);

Berry Much

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Berry Much | by karen @ carefree creations

This is a lovely, and versatile, color scheme. I wanted to do something other than flowers, so I went through my index and found these raspberries. I did a google search to see what raspberry leaves look like. I didn’t have anything in my stash that looked right, but these were close and I liked the dotted veins.

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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).

Thank You Berry Much
Stamps: Fruitful, Meadow Greens, Label Basics, Strawberry Patch Sentiments (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Melon Mambo, Pool Party (Stampin’Up); Charcoal (Palette);
Paper: White (PTI);

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).

little sweet pea
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):

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).

hello
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