Perfect in My Book

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Perfect in My Book | by karen @ carefree creations

I love books. My house is filled with books. When this set was released I bought it immediately, but this is the first time I’ve used the set. It fit perfectly with the sketch!

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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’re perfect in my book.
Stamps: To Thine Own Shelf (Simon Says Stamp – SSS);
Ink: Cocoa Bean, Terracotta Tile, Ocean Tides, Autumn Rose, Melon Berry, Ripe Avocado, Prairie Grass, Plum PUdding (Papertrey Ink – PTI); Delightful Dijon, Summer Starfruit, Crisp Cranberry, Blue Bayou (Stampin’Up); Soft Navy (SSS);
Paper: White (PTI);

Autumn Vine

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Autumn Vine | by karen @ carefree creations

This color scheme made me think of Autumn. I wasn’t ready to break out the pumpkins yet, so I went with a vine and gingham combination. The Vine & Berry set is one of my favorites from way back.

My layout was somewhat decided by the imperfect stamping of the wheel. I used the vine to cover up the worst of the overlap. The vine is fussy cut and the sentiment is popped-up but nestled in the vine.

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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).

Happy Birthday
Stamps: Vine & Berry, Gingham wheel, Label Love (Stampin’Up)
Ink: Fresh Fig, Always Artichoke, Tangerine Tango (SU);
Paper: Rustic Cream (Papertrey Ink);

A Rose for Your Day

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Enjoy This Day | by karen @ carefree creations

This week’s colors are so soft – and perfect for florals! I feel like this is a bit modern with the grey outline so it gives these retired colors some new life.

The rose has two patterns of pink – the inner petals have a darker polka dot and the outer petals have a white polka dot. I thought it was a cool way to add a touch of dimension.

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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).

Enjoy This Day
Stamps: Flap Happy (Paper Smooches);
Ink: Espresso Truffle (Momento);
Paper: Stone Gray, Gravel Gray (My Favorite Things); Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery, Bashbul Blue patterns (StampinUp);
Other: Roses die (Paper Smooches);
Technique: paper piecing;

Butterfly Thoughts

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Butterfly Thoughts | by karen @ carefree creations

I’ll be honest, I have no idea what I was thinking when I came up with this color scheme (besides summer – it was hot). I know I *had* an idea of what to stamp, but um…

Thankfully, I’m very happy with how this turned out!

The background is stamped just on the top portion of the card base, then a small strip of Bermuda was added to strengthen the edge. The butterflies are hand cut.

And some how I stamped the sentiment straight! Woohooo!

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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).

Good Thoughts
Stamps: Flutter (Close to My Heart); Perfect Pennants (Stampin’Up – SU); Etched Tribal Background (My Favorite Things);
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Calypso Coral (SU);
Paper: White (SU); Bermuda Bay (SU);

Sweet Strawberries

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Sweet Strawberries | by karen @ carefree creations

I’m also playing along with the Summer Fun challenge at AAA Cards

I love strawberries in the summer! So sweet and refreshing.

This strawberry image paired so nicely with the sketch, I just had to combine the challenges.

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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).

sweet summertime
Stamps: Strawberry Patch (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Ink: Pure Poppy, New Leaf, Bright Buttercup (PTI); Noir (Palette);
Paper: White (PTI);
Other: Stitched Rectangle dies (Lil Inkers);

Bugging You

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Bugging You | by karen @ carefree creations

So, I fell in love with this set when Stampin’Up brought it out last year. Of course I waited until it was on the retired list before I decided to buy it. I love the set, but never knew what to do with it.

The colors for this challenge stumped me until I saw the bugs and I knew just how to use the colors. I didn’t have a good sentiment in my stash, so I printed one out using a fun font from the internet.

My layout is inspired by this card by Susan Raihala.

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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).

Hope I’m not bugging you!
Stamps: Beetles & Bugs, Gorgeous Grunge (Stampin’Up – SU);
Ink: Noir (Palette); Cajun Craze, Blushing Bride, Tempting Turquoise (SU);
Paper: Rustic White (Papertrey Ink);
Other: Barrio font (1001 Fonts);
Technique: masking;

Merry Mouse

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Merry Mouse | by karen @ carefree creations

I changed up the sketch by using a circle instead of rectangle.

The mouse and holly are stamped onto die cuts.

The leaves of the holly are 2nd generation Pinefeather with the detail image being full-on Pinefeather.

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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).

Merry Christmas
Stamps: Christmas Critters, Keep it Simple – Christmas (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Ink: Aqua Mist, Kraft, Dark Chocolate, Pure Poppy, Pinefeather, Pale Peony (PTI);
Paper: White, Aqua Mist (PTI);
Other: Christmas Critters die, Double-Ended Banner die (PTI);

Rain or Shine

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Rain or Shine | by karen @ carefree creations

A simple one-layer card.

I stamped the umbrella first then added the rain around it masking where needed.

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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).

Love you…
Stamps: Scattered Showers, Scattered Showers Additions (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Ink: Soft Sky, Powder Pink, Night of Navy, Sahara Sand (StampinUp);
Paper: White (PTI);

Winter Greetings

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Winter Greetings | by karen @ carefree creations

I rotated the sketch and created a little winter scene. Simple and quick 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).

Season’s Greetings
Stamps: Color Layering Christmas Tree (Hero Arts); Keep it Simple-Season’s Greetings (Papertrey Ink-PTI);
Ink: Elf Green (My Favorite Things); Mossy Meadow (Stmpin Up – SU); Pinefeather, Dark Chocolate (PTI);
Paper: Bashful Blue card stock, Holiday Thyme DSP (SU); White (PTI);
Other: Color Layering Christmas Tree die (HA)

Geometric Birthday

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Geometric Birthday | by karen @ carefree creations

This is such a fun color scheme! A perfect one for breaking out the geometric images. I had a few ideas, but since I put off actually making the card until the very last minute, I went with a simple 5-minute 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).

Happy Birthday
Stamps: Sentiment Splits – Way to Go; Keep it Simple – Birthday II (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Ink: Lemon Lime Twist, Island Indigo, Berry Burst (Stampin’Up); Black (Palette);
Paper: White (PTI);