Sunday, January 27, 2013

My Busy Sunday

I spent a good part of today in my craft room.  My oldest had a lot of homework, and the best way to make sure she did it was for us to both hang out in my office--she with her schoolwork, and me across from her, crafting away.

I needed a thank you card for a very sweet friend who sent me a wonderful surprise.  I decided to use this week's Color Throwdown CTD226 colors, which I interpreted as Spring Moss, New Leaf, Plum Pudding and Winter Wisteria.

My mom asked me if I had any cards that were either blank, or said something like 'thinking of you', so I got to work.

I liked this week's dynamic duos color scheme for either a sympathy card or a somber type of thinking of you card.  I used PTI Fine Linen and SU Crumb Cake.

PTI Larger than Life stamped in Fine Linen on Vintage Cream, with the sentiment in SU Crumb Cake.

I can't seem to get the color right on this picture--but it is PTI Larger than Life stamped in SU Crumb Cake on PTI Fine Linen paper.

These cards are 3.5 by 5--Mehndi Medallion in Ocean Tides and Scarlet Jewel, embossed with clear, with a sentiment from PTI Postmarks.

These cards were inspired by this post by Kate on A Passion for Papertrey--the pencil from Happy Trails in various colors with a sentiment from Botanical Silhouettes.

I took out my copics and started playing around with Quilled Elegance, to see what I could come with for this week's CAS-ual Fridays challenge to use markers.  This card by Lisa and this card by Annie provided Inspiration.  I had fun coloring and cutting with this set.
I am entering this final card into this week's Less is More Week 104, Sketch #8 challenge.
As you can see, I got a lot done today.  I will have a nice big package to send to my mom, and got to participate in a couple of my favorite challenges, too.
I'm not posting a supply list, because I'm too lazy, but please let me know if you have any questions.  I think I covered most of the big stuff anyway.
Thanks for Visiting


  1. Wowzers Joyce!!! All of these cards are amazing! I can't believe how many you created for CAS-ual Fridays!!! I don"t think I can pick a favorite. I love all of the stamp sets you chose to color. Fabulous!!

  2. You had such a productive day. I love all of your cards, so no favourites. I will comment on a few that stood out though. Love the flowers you chose for the Color Throwdown, I always love the Mehndi Medallion and those Quilled Elegance flowers are perfect for Copics--your butterflies are extraordinary!

  3. OMG, Quilled Elegance is a set I decided not to get and seeing all your fabulous cards makes me want to reconsider! One can never have too many butterflies! I especially love the cards done in purples & greens! You really had a very productive day. Love the pretty sympathy cards & sweet notes too!

  4. impressed at all of your cards, so beautiful. I love that thank you, the colors and I see you used the new photo finisher stamps. Your mom will be so thrilled when she sees all of the amazing cards you made for her, what a wonderful thing to do for her. Your coloring skills are simply beautiful, love what you did with the quilled elegance set, makes me want to get that set now.

  5. What a super collection of cards Joyce! I really can't pick any favorites. Love the beautiful background stamping on the first card. The cards with the pencils are a lot of fun too!

  6. Wow - what a fun day - love the sympathy card - perfectly designed & has a lovely soft & quiet feel to it. I am rethinking the Quilled Elegance set - the cards you have created are stunning and I really need to pull out the copics more! Pacific Coast Grill is now in Cardiff (was in Solana Beach) - our first time going to this location, so we were within waving distance on Saturday. You live in a beautiful part of the county!

  7. You've done it again, Joyce. You have to stop tossing me off my chair with these posts of amazing work! I'm going to break a hip one of these times! So much inspiration, so little time!!

  8. Great cards - love the bright colours and simple designs!

  9. Oh, wauw, you've surely been very busy!! And they are all super gorgeous! I see you also used the lovely Quilled elegance. Love the cards you created with that set, original colors! Very pretty!!!
    Hugs, Wendy

  10. Wow you sure did have a very creative crafty day. Amazing cards Joyce! Love them all. The sympathy card is beautiful and so peaceful. Love ,love the sweet pencil cards, the Casual Friday cards are amazing oh my gosh I love those…absolutely amazing! I am telling you …you are on some kind of amazing creative roll. I would like to hop on.

  11. You have been busy! I especially love the top Quilled Elegance card. The colors are beautiful together, and I love that you cut out the shapes.

  12. that is a busy Sunday! I especially loved the quilled cards!!

  13. What a fabulous stash of cards! Glad to have you join us at Dynamic Duos this week :o)

  14. a lot of fabulous cards joyce.. love the one for LIM

    Thanks for Joining us this week
    Jen xx
    "Less Is More"

  15. Beautiful and so many CAS-cards! Great! Greetings, Gerrina

  16. OK, my head hurts ... I don't know which one to comment on!! I will just need to say they are all super! Holy smokes, did you create a ton of cards!!

  17. Superb set of cards.. the one for our challenge at LIM is wonderful!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"


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