CC&S #313 – Happy Birthday

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Blue Green Leaves | by karen h @ carefree creations

After some time, I finally chose which stamp set I was going to use and was trying to figure out how to work in the Sahara Sand (what color IS that any way??). Since that is a pale color, I thought it would be good as a background element.

I started by stamping my focal sentiment in dark grey (kinda wishing I had gone dark brown instead, but ya know, done is done). Then filled in the back with the images from the sentiment stamp set. Finally, I stamped the leaves.

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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: Lively Leaves (Stampin’Up – SU); Keep it Simple Birthday (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Ink: Old Olive, Pacific Point, Sahara Sand (SU); Espresso Truffle (Memento);r
Paper: White (PTI);

CC&S #312 – Enjoy the Ride

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Enjoy the Ride | by karen h @ carefree creations

While I had the Admit One stamp set on my desk for last week’s card, I saw how it would work for this sketch too.

The “solid” bit of the ticket border was stamped with the back side of the outline image.

I had fun with the colors on this one. I feel like even though they are soft, it is still fun. When I was putting it together, I had light & dark yellow, light & dark pink, but only light blue. I didn’t have (nor really want) an outline to the blue “ticket” behind the carousel. I decided to stamp the sentiment in the dark blue and it all seems good to me.

To finish off, I added a touch of glitter to the centered carousel horse.

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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 the Ride
Stamps: Admit One (Lawn Fawn – LF);
Ink: Lemon Tart (Papertrey Ink – PTI); Pink Passion, Crushed Curry (Stampin’Up – SU); Tropical Teal (My Favorite Things);
Paper: White, Lovely Lady (PTI); Soft Sky (SU);
Other: Admit One die (LF); Fillable Frames 1 die (PTI); clear Wink of Stella glitter pen (ZIG);

CC&S #311 – You’re Sweet

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You're Sweet | by karen h @ carefree creations

I was a little unsure what to do with these colors, but my kiddo thought the light colors made them think of cotton candy. That got my mind going and this card came together.

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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 Sweet
Stamps: Admit One (Lawn Fawn); Gorgeous Grunge (Stampin’Up);
Ink: Amethyst Allure, Royal Velvet (Papertrey Ink – PTI); markers (Copic);
Paper: White (PTI);
Other: Wonky Stitched Rectangle die (My Favorite Things);

CC&S #310 – Full of Sunshine

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Full of Sunshine | by karen h @ carefree creations

I was stumped a little by this sketch, but after going through my supply index, I found the cloud die and worked from there.

The border/edge dies were used to cut the non straight sides; the stitched frame die did the perforations on the straight sides. My first thought was the dies would go edge to edge, but once I added the stitched sides and then trimmed them the same margin as the curved edges, then the die was shorter than the card. I actually liked that look!

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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).

Full of Sunshine
Stamps: Full of Sunshine (My Favorite Things – MFT);
Ink: Espresso Truffle (Memento);
Paper: Spring Rain, White (Papertrey Ink); Banana Split (MFT);
Other: Stitched Cloud Edge die, Stitched Scallop Basic Edges die (MFT); Stitched Rectangle die (Lil Inkers);

CC&S #309 – You Make Life Zingy

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You Make Life Zingy | by karen h @ carefree creations

Since I did yellow flowers a couple weeks ago, I wanted to do something different. I decided lemons. I only have this one from PaperSmooches. It comes with a smiley face (with pucker lips), but since red/pink wasn’t a color in the challenge, I decided to leave the face off.

I used 2 yellow Copic markers and tried not to blend them too much to show the different yellows from the color scheme.

Sadly I didn’t have a sentiment that worked, so I had to make my own. The first bit is a phrase from another set (yay – it was already in that order – no fussy stamping!!), the “zingy” is made with an alphabet set. The alphabet set has each letter with a couple different fonts. In putting it together, I decided to use the ZIGY in the same simple font and the N with the fancy font – I think it turned out great!

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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 Zingy
Stamps: Fruitastic, Botanicals 3, Mini Monograms (Paper Smooches); Strawberry Patch Sentiments (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Ink: Pear Pizzazz (Stampin’Up – SU); markers (Copic); Tuxedo Black (Memento);
Paper: White (PTI);

CC&S #308 – Muah

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Muah | by karen h @ carefree creations

This lip set is so fun, but I don’t use it often. I saw the set when I was deciding what to stamp for last week’s color challenge. I do wish there was couple more sizes in the set (something smaller than the largest and smaller than the smallest).

I kinda wish I had done a darker color for the sentiment (to stand out against the dark pink lips), but I didn’t want to do black. Pretty sure it is still readable enough.

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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).

Muah
Stamps: Smooches (Lil Inkers);
Ink: Lovely Lipstick (Stampin’Up-SU); Espresso Truffle (Memento);
Paper: Cotton (Simon Says Stamp);

CC&S #307 – Hogs & Kisses

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Hogs & Kisses | by karen h @ carefree creations

I love this Piggy set – pretty sure I’ve said that any time I post a card with this set. When I saw these colors, I knew I’d use this set again – and there was an image I hadn’t used yet, so….it just made sense 🙂

Such a fun image – love those little kissy lips! The lips are were I used the dark pink color.

The grey is very lightly watercolored around the piggy.

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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).

Hogs & Kisses
Stamps: This Little Piggy (Stampin’Up-SU);
Ink: Powder Pink, Gray Granite, Lovely Lipstick (SU);
Paper: White (Papertrey Ink); Powder Pink (SU);
Other: Postage Stamp die (Simon Says Stamp);

CC&S #306 – Many Thanks

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Many Thanks | by karen h @ carefree creations

This is a Timeless Tuesday double challenge – meaning you need to use both the sketch AND the colors!

My card is a fairly literal take on the sketch and I did have all these colors still in my stash.

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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).

Many Thanks
Stamps: Lots of Thoughts (Stampin’Up – SU);
Ink: Elegant Eggplant (SU);
Paper: White (Papertrey Ink – PTI); Wild Wasabi, Sweet Sugarplum, Elegant Eggplant (SU);
Other: Tremendous Tags die (PTI); Swirly Scribbles die (SU); fiber (stash);

CC&S #305 – Jack Frost Nipping

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Jack Frost Nipping | by karen h @ carefree creations

Not a stamp in sight for this card! I used a paper pack that included some cute little word panels.

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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).

Jack Frost Nipping
Paper: Polar Pals 6×6 pad (Doodlebug);
Other: Stitched Squares die (Lil Inkers); Snowflake Trio (My Favorite Things);

CC&S #304 – Sweet Baking

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Baking Makes Life Sweeter | by karen h @ carefree creations

Kitchen is not a theme I would have immediately thought of for these colors, but after perusing my digital index for awhile, I spotted this set and realized it could work!

A very easy-peasy card. Truly took just a few minutes to make. I stamped the oven mitt and spatula on a separate piece of paper and then just quickly colored over the whole image and outline. Then I fussy cut the items out – right up against their outline.

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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).

Baking Makes Life Sweeter
Stamps: Perfect Mix (Stampin’Up);
Ink: Black, Gray Flannel (Memento); markers (Copic);
Paper: White (Papertrey Ink);