Thursday, April 14, 2016

Choices, Choices...

Sometimes I just can't pick a favorite for challenges to play along with.  That happened to me today with two color challenges, so I ended up electing to do both...but since my cards are on the CAS side the two of them came together pretty quickly :)

Dear Stampin' Up!,

I puffy heart love your thick Whisper White cardstock; I just wish we'd had this like a bazillion years ago because it's fabulous.  Please never retire it.

Christy S.

I also puffy heart love the color combination from the Paper Players this week:

I do seriously love me some hot pink and orange together.  I was a little worried that Soft Sky would be overshadowed by the other three super-saturated tones, but I like how it turned out.  (Though Baja Breeze would have been better...I still wish they'd ditch Soft Sky in favor of reinstating Baja Breeze!)

I stamped a bit on the inside of this one, too.

For both of today's cards, I used this week's Freshly Made Sketch:

Reminds me of a shirt that a friend of mine had in college, it said "Easy. Fast. Cheap." on the back (the shirt was in reference to tax services, I think.)  But anyway, this card also fits the Easy-Fast-Cheap bill--some white cardstock, a scrap of colored cardstock, a few stamps and Dimensionals and woohoo!

So I woohoo'd again!

I couldn't resist this super happy color combo from the Color Throwdown:

I used Daffodil Delight and Cucumber Crush, those two were easy, but SU! doesn't have a good analog to the blue color shown, which is kind of between Marina Mist and Night of Navy.  So I used *both* Marina Mist and Night of Navy.

My floral cards also count for this week's theme challenge from Global Design Project:

And had I been smart, I would have taken a picture of both my cards together for the end of this post, but I didn't and I'm on the top floor and the cards are in the basement so you'll just have to imagine that I did.

Cheers, y'all!

Supplies, first card, all SU!
Stamps:  Flower Patch, Rose Wonder
Ink:  Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, Mossy Meadow, Soft Sky
Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Mossy Meadow
Accessories:  Rose Garden Framelits, Dimensionals

Supplies, second card, all SU!
Stamps:  Flower Patch, Rose Wonder
Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Marina Mist, Night of Navy, Cucumber Crush
Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Daffodil Delight
Accessories:  Rose Garden Framelits, Dimensionals


CCsMom said...


Still waiting to hear!!!

Teneale Williams said...

I need to use this stamp set more! You have shown how it created fabulous cards. Thank you for joining the challenge at Global Design Project this week.

Joanne James said...

Two lovely cards Christie - I'm glad you like my colours, even if I can't reinstate Baja Breeze for you! I love your tumbling flowers with the shadowed sentiment label - they look great against the Whisper White card base. Thanks so much for joining my colour challenge over at The Paper Players this week!

Paula Dobson said...

I find CAS cards quite hard to do, but you have nailed them both Christy. Thank you for playing at Global Design Project with us this week!

stampwithsandy said...

Great CAS cards, Christy! I love both of the color combos, and I'm with you, I miss Baja Breeze! So glad you joined us this week at The Paper Players!

Lynn Put said...

Fantastic cards! Love the florals! Thanks for playing along with us over at the Color Throwdown.

Jen Brum said...

Great cards! I love those big, bold flowers! That blue and yellow combination is gorgeous! So springy! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Brian King said...

What a beautiful use of these flowers - your card is wonderful! Thank you so much for playing along with this week's Global Design Project Nature Theme Challenge.

Lori said...

Great CAS floral designs in both color schemes! Thanks for joining us for this week's Color Throwdown!

Linda Callahan said...

Love the scattering of flowers on your cards!

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is a keeper of a design, Christy! Your cards are bright and happy!! Congratulations on the Cut Above win at the Paper Players!! Hugs, Darnell