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Sunday, February 21, 2010

Two quick cards

I didn't think I'd be back on this weekend, but had to take part in two more challenges I found while looking at so many beautiful stamping blogs out there!  (Yep, my husband is figuring out our taxes, and I'm rubber-stamp-blog hopping.  Sounds like all is right with the world.  This will come back to haunt me, you know.)

Anyway, I saw the SPCC color challenge on Melissa's blog.  Loved her card!  And like her, I also say "ACK!" when I see those bold, bright colors.  As soon as I saw the colors for the challenge, I thought citrus...summery lemons, limes and oranges.  You know, tropical drink garnishes...but I digress.  I had to pull out a bright green for the lime...and it's Citrus Leaf ink from CTMH...the absolute last ink pad on the bottom of the tall stack!!  You can tell I never use that one!  This card probably took me 5 minutes...which would also qualify it for the KISS (keep it simple, sweetie!) challenge at Pals Paper Arts.  But I have another 5 minute one for that!

This is a "leftover" from an idea I had earlier this week that I used for an FTL layout.  I stamped extra mailboxes thinking I'd do something with them.  Well, that time is NOW!  I "simply" stamped and colored the mailbox, added a sentiment and a ribbon (and I wasn't even sure I wanted the ribbon...but then it seemed to bottom-heavy) and mounted on a black panel.  Very happy with the result...and the fact that it was KISS-able!! 
Enjoy the rest of your weekend..."sending you smiles!"

9 comments:

  1. What a wonderful card! Love the sentiment! Thank you for playing along at SPCC!

    -Kristin SP Diva

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  2. How fun is that first card! Love the sentiment and clean layout.

    Juanita-SP Diva

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  3. What lovely cards! I think it's so clever to use the citrus stamp to make an orange, lemon, and lime!

    Allison - SP Diva

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  4. Your cards did make me smile! Adore that citrus one! Thanks for playing @PPA!

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  5. I love your cards and your explanations! Thank you for joining us at SPCC.

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  6. Love the citrus card! Great job! Thanks for joining us at SPCC!

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  7. citrus! adorable...and a great use of the color combo!

    Emily-SP Diva

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  8. I had to check out the blog of someone who recognized my "Christmas Story" quote. Love your cards and your color choices!

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Thank you for taking time to leave some thoroughly encouraging words!