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ColourQ #257 and Serenditpy #34

Hello and happy Tuesday...hope everyone had a wonderful long weekend. I was able to squeeze in some crafty time and have 2 cards to share today. My first one is for the new challenge at ColourQ #257 and this week's colors are so bright and cheerful and were fun to play with. It did take me several attempts to get them right but I was very happy with the way it looks. I decided to layer my sentiment is 3 of the colors for this week. I think I saw Anita from France do this on one of her cards and love the way it looks. I hope you will find the time to play along this week.

My second is for the last challenge from Serendipity #34, I know it ended yesterday and still wanted to share my card. It was a very quick Miss You card using an image from a Summertime Image and Journal Notes pad, so very quick and easy and I also added some of those wonderful Rainstones from PTI, I love those little things. Thank you so much for stopping by...enjoy your week and see you soon!

Solid Card Stock: SU - Night of Navy and Michael's - White
Ink: SU - Night of Navy, Bermuda Bay and Strawberry Slush and PTI - New Leaf
Stamps: PTI - Funky Florals
Dies: PTI- Wonderful Words - Thank you
Pearls: SU

Solid Card Stock: PTI - Ivory and Hibiscus Burst
Stamps: Serendipity - Miss You
Ink: VersaFine - Black
Image: Crafty Secrets - Summertime Images
Rainstones: PTI

The 12 Kits of Occasions - August Edition 2014

It is that time again...time for our 12 Kits of Occasions post and what a kit we had for this month. Kara from K and R Designs put together a kit filled with so much wonderful patterned paper, dies and even a new stamp set from WP9 and it is all about birthday's.  Kara is giving one of these sets away on her blog (the link is above), so please leave a comment for your chance to win.
I completely forgot to tell you about our wonderful guest designer this month...Alanna from Alanna's Spot in the World. She is an amazing card maker and about as sweet as they come. Be sure to stop by her blog and welcome her this month. 
I have 5 cards to share with you today and like with most of our kits, lots and lots of left overs to play with for my 12 Kits revisited post next week.  Kara, thank you so much for your wonderful kit, looking forward to seeing the rest of the creations from our group. Thank you so much for stopping by...enjoy your holiday weekend.

For a list of all the supplies used in this kit, you can find them on our 12 Kits of Occasions blog.

Crafting with friends.....

Just a quick post for today...this past week I headed down to San Diego for some crafting time with Joyce from Cards-by-the-Sea and Marybeth from Marybeth's Time for Paper. I flew down on Tuesday and Joyce and I played with all her supplies, this is like being a kid a candy store and you get to taste test everything! I know why Joyce is so organized, she has so many wonderful supplies, it is the only way to remember what you have. I told her she should hire herself out and asked her to do my craft room first, she really has a wonderful gift! On Wednesday Marybeth joined us for a day filled with some card making and lots of laughter, some of the stories still have me laughing. Thank you Joyce and Marybeth for an amazing time, crafting with friends is so much fun! I have lots of photos to share and several cards too. Thank you so much for taking time to stop by...enjoy your weekend!

 Playing with Joyce's new Poppy dies.

 This was Joyce's idea, to make a card that looked like the blouse I had on. I would have never thought of it as inspiration but I love the look of it!

 My first water coloring attempt...I think I am hooked! Thanks Marybeth.

This card is for the current challenge at Muse. I took my inspiration from the swirls and colors and thought the Scribbles and Circles stamps would be perfect for my card. 

Bobby's card
 Sherlock, Joyce's crafting companion

 Joyce, Sherlock, me and Marybeth
 Our mess
more mess.....

ColourQ #256

Just a quick post with this weeks ColourQ #256 card and the colors are so fun, such an amazing retro feel to them. So I had to pull out another NBUS set from PTI's Stamp a Faire this year. I did not play along this year but fell in love with the 60's era stamps and dies, they so remind me of The Jetson's cartoons. Hope you will find time this week to play along, I am looking forward to seeing your wonderful creations! Thank you so much for taking time to stop by...enjoy your week!

Solid Card Stock: PTI - Simply Chartreuse and Canyon Clay and SU - Pacific Point and Pumpkin Pie
Stamps & Dies: PTI - 1960's
Ink: PTI - Canyon Clay
Sequins: Neat & Tangled

CAS-ology - Java #109 and Back to School

Happy Saturday....I have one card to share and one fun back to school gift tag. My card is for the current challenge at CAS-ology and it seems like it has been forever since I have played along with them. When I saw this week's cue card, I did not want to miss playing along. So I have a question for you...how my coffee stamp sets does it take to make just one CAS coffee card??? In my case 3, Paper Smooches - Cyber Cafe, The Alley Ways - Breakfast Club and Reverse Confetti - Be a Barista. What a fun card to make too.

We started school this past Thursday and I wanted to make some fun treats for my sweet co-workers and I saw this adorable little book worm some where in blogland and had to purchase the files from Silhouette and make some too. Don't you think he is just the cutest!  I filled treat bags with some yummy candy (Twix, Sour Patch Kids and Plain M&M's) and tied them off with black and white gingham ribbon and red bakers twine. Thank you so much for taking time to stop by...enjoy the rest of your week!

Solid Card Stock: PTI - Rustic White and SU - Baked Brown Sugar
Stamps: PS - Cyber Cafe, RC - Be a Barista and TAWS - Breakfast Club
Ink: SU - Soft Suede, Baked Brown Sugar and Chocolate Chip