Monday, January 11, 2010


Oh it feels SOOOOOOO good to return to making a card for a challenge for FUN!!! I can't even remember the last time I just went down to the basement and had fun creating, feeling no pressure to complete something. Perhaps that's why it came together easily.

I managed to make this card for a couple challenges. I started with a sketch from CPS, took the beautiful colors from the Curtain Call Color Challenge and went for a birthday card: 1, because it's Crazy4Challenges challenge this week and 2, because I don't have ANY left in my house. If I had tried to do 3 challenges at once I would've failed, it's amazing what just having fun can do.

I was inspired to ink up the edges of the vanilla with a bit of chocolate and the pink with a bit of red thanks to a BEAUTIFUL card I received in the mail today from my dear friend Patti. Yay for mail that isn't bills! The picture doesn't do it justice, it's absolutely fabulous, as is my favorite Cardinals fan. Head over to her blog, Cherish Each Precious Day you won't be disappointed!

So far the New Year's resolutions have been going fairly well, how about you? The house is slowly getting cleaned up, I've been to the gym 7 times so far, and I'm even getting my classroom a bit organized. The craft area is another story, but Rome wasn't built in a day. For now it's off to bed so that I can be a bright eyed, cheery teacher for the munchkins in the morning!


Paper: Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Rose Red, Pretty in Pink
Ink: Rose Red, Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink
Stamps (SU): On Your Birthday, Friendship Blooms (flower)
Other: K & Co. brad, Rose Red grosgrain ribbon, sponge, Cuttlebug embossing strip


  1. so pretty, Caryl! love the panels:) Thanks so much for playing the Curtain Call!

  2. great crisp design! thanks for using the sketch at the card positioning system blog this week!

  3. WOOOHOOO!!! Loving this one! You rocked that CPS sketch. Awesome card.
    I love your new blog header...did you take the pic?

  4. Awww...Caryl, you are too sweet! Love your card! I'm sorry you have to go back to school tomorrow, but I'm sure that the munchkin's mom's and dad's are happy that school's back in session! And we DO want you to have a nice, long summer vacation! Great card - TFS! And I love your new blog photo!

  5. What a great card I agree that cards for the fun of it seem to come together much more easily! Beth

  6. Beautiful card, Caryl! I love the clean design and the cool colors.
    Great job on keeping up with your resoultions. So far, I am pretty pleased with how I have done. Hopefull with school starting this week, I can still make some time for all my crafting..... HOPEFULLY!


  7. Beautiful design, love the embossed panels! FABulous take on this week's CPS sketch, thanks for joining us!

  8. Great card, I love the colour combo

  9. This is so pretty! I love that sentiment block! Thanks for joining us at CPS this week!


  10. Way to go with sticking to your resolutions! Beautiful card love the colors and the embossing.

    I also love your new header on your blog:)


  11. I really like this sketch and have been meaning to try it myself. I like that you made it with solid colors to keep it simple. The embossing is pretty.

    I'm impressed that you have already been to the gym 7 times in 12 days. Way to go!

  12. Thsi is a beautiful card. The design is super and the embossing makes it perfect.

  13. Great card - if you are interested in more colour challenges, please check out our new challenge blog.


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