Thursday, March 11, 2010

Loving the 4.25 x 4.25 square!

It takes me a while to embrace any change...even from a rectangular card to a square one...but I think I'm in love!  I had time today (water is back on and kids back at school if you saw my previous post about the water main break) in between 6 loads of laundry to complete a few more challenges and most turned out to be square!  I just want to share them quickly...since those loads of laundry are now begging to be folded.  (I'm trying my best to ignore them...)

I wanted to try the Techno Stamper Monday lunchtime challenge.  Very square, no?  But I love clean perfect for me!  I just love pink and brown together - especially with a little stickles sparkle.  It's threatening to rain here, so all of the pictures look a little dark.

I managed a two-fer with the next square.  The CPS sketch challenge and Cute Card Thursday - Celebrations!  I would say it's an Easter card (which would qualify it for many challenges this month!) but I like to keep my sentiments a little more neutral in case I can use the card for another reason.  In this case, it could be for Easter, or even re-purposed to send get well wishes to a sick friend.  Either way, I like that bit of stickles on the little chicks!

I also loved (as I always do) Silke Ledlow's sample for her OCC sketch challenge this week.    Her cards are very clean yet sophisticated,  and have a pop of color!

The last one that came through today isn't a square!  But it is a challenge!  It's a combo of the sketch from the other OCC layout (seen on Chupa's blog) and the color challenge at Pals Paper Arts.  These were both hard challenges for idea what I was thinking when I lumped them together!  I think the sketch is a very loose interpretation (and even a little upside down?) but it ended up working out. 

Ok.  I can no longer ignore the laundry.  Taking the kids this weekend to visit my parents...who still have a bunch of snow on the ground.  Me...I'm ready for sandals!

A few quick notes on techno bloggy stuff.  I'm new to this as I've said.  I'm really enjoying it.  I am amazed by all the work that people put into their blogs...especially NOW that I understand more how much time and organization it takes.  But I am having fun!  I loved my little live traffic feed gadget...but it wasn't working for about 2 weeks.  I worked with the feedjit people and it still wasn't working.  Today it's back!  I'll just be happy for that!  My kids LOVE to see the flags pop up and the "dots" on the maps.  (honestly, so do I!)  Also, I tried a little survey gadget.  It just seemed like fun. I'll have to see if I can do that more often!  Feel free to cast a vote!  I love seeing visitors from all over the world and love seeing comments pop up!  (so much better than notices from school or payment reminders!)  Thanks SO MUCH to those of you who are visiting and commenting. 


  1. Wonderful cards! I love the ribbon on the PPA card! Thanks for playing @ PPA!

  2. Shannon - all of your cards are BEAUTIFUL!!! Great colors and designs!!! You do CAS perfectly and I do like your clean style too :)!!!

    Thank you for playing the OCC Sketch with us!!! Hugs ~S~

  3. They are all beautiful, love your clean style!

  4. I have to agree with everyone else, All your cards are Beautiful. If I had to pick one card I would pick the third card. So simple and Beautiful. Love it.
    I voted on how I got here. Very cool I might have to put that on my blog.

  5. Oh, the chickens!!! How adorable!

  6. These are all adorable! Love the cute little chick eggs! Thanks for joining us at CPS this week!


  7. Not sure which card I like best! They are all adorable. Thanks so much for playing along with my sketch challenge this week. Hope you can come back again next week!

  8. These are all just wonderful!!!! Thanks for playing along with the OCC!!!

  9. Such pretty cards. Thanks for playing at OCC.

  10. fantastic cards and i love your take on the sketch :)
    thanks for joining us on the OCC Sketch Challenge this week :)


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