02 April 2012

Monday Hugs

Happy Monday!  Yes, Mondays can be happy... it's all about attitude really (blah, blah... are you nauseous yet?).  I always try to go into the day being positive... Monday just doesn't always cooperate with me....;)  Oh yes, and happy April.  Wait... April? What?  Wasn't it just January? 

Yesterday I played along with the 90 minute scramble over at the Hero Arts Flickr Group.  Cheiron always keeps me informed about this fun challenge.  I, in turn, dragged Emily into it this time as well.  So the challenge this time was a doozy - in honour of 4-1-2012, the challenge was "4 like elements, 1 patterned paper, 2 colors minimum, 0 black ink, 1 ribbon, and 2 stamps minimum (at least one must be Hero Arts)".  In 90 minutes?  No problem.  The problem for this CAS gal was implementing all of these and not making a really busy (possibly ugly) card.  Needless to say, it took a while to decide on the patterned paper, the layout and which die cut to use.  Many pieces of paper were recycled in the making of this card.  In the end, I actually like how this turned out.  Miracles do happen...

I have 4 pearls (can you find the 4th one?), 1 patterned paper (one on my many new patterned papers - have I mentioned my addiction?), 2 colours (4 actually), 0 black ink (the sentiment is brown), 1 ribbon (yep, just a wee bit),  and 2 stamps (3 actually and all Hero Arts).

So, got a new light box/light combo (it was my hubby's idea - don't you just LOVE that?!?) ... what do you think?  I like the lack of shadows... might have to do some more brightness adjustments in Photoshop.  It will solve my issue about taking photos at night though.  Just love my hubby for suggesting it...

Hope you have a fabulous week and thanks so much for stopping by.  I really appreciate it.

Card details:
sending hugs - 4.25"x5.5"
Stamps:  Hero Arts Untitled Hearts and XO
Papers: white card stock, SU! Soft Suede, Studio Calico Abroad - reverse of Departure
Ink: VersaMagic Aegean Blue, A Muse Studio Buttercup, SU! Soft Suede
Accessories: A Muse Studio pearls, Crate Paper ribbon, Spellbinders Postage Stamp Nestabilities, Cuttlebug


  1. such a fun card...I love that polka dot background...I forgot about the scramble..opps...Hard to believe it is already April...the months are flying by so fast...Well enjoy your April...

  2. What an amazing card -- and all in 90 minutes, too! (Emily, in turn, tried to drag me in, but I was nowhere near stamping supplies, alas...)
    Thanks for stopping by to visit my blog! So nice of you.

  3. Well, you know I love your card! Great colour combo and design. Thanks for reminding me about this great Scramble. I'm glad I could play along!

  4. Awesome card...wow 90 minutes....don't think I could do it!!!

  5. how sweet. love the postage stamp and the sweet heart. thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving some love. always love to see you there :)

  6. Awww...sweet card! I love the hearts and the colors are perfect together. I must get a light box myself since most of my crafting ends up being just as the light dims in the sky!

  7. Nice colors, love those hard stamps! I can't find the 4th pearl I guess I don't get a gold star for today. Thanks for playing along.

  8. The scramble sounded rather, well, challenging, but I think the card you created was fabulous! I really like the color combo you used. The lighthing of the card looks nice and even...it's so nice to be able to photograph at night, isn't it?

  9. Okay, that scramble would have totally scrambled my brain! Definitely a challenge but you rocked it!

    Ditto to you regarding Tuesday Trigger! Whoop whoop for us! ;)

  10. I just entered my first 90 minute challenge a few weeks ago and I nearly exploded with the effort LOL

    This is such a cute card! great colours, everything.

    PS I can't find the 4th pearl :)

    Thank you so much for playing :)

    Good luck!

    A Blog Named Hero

  11. Lovely card! Found the fourth pearl!

  12. I need to try this scramble thing. Hmmmm. You did a fabulous job with it!!!

  13. nope couldn't find the 4th pearl, maybe it's too late and my eyes are tired ;) or I can just blame monday ;) i like the colors you chose for your hearts, and yes I love when one of hubby's ideas works out!

    xo, Kristina
    Visiting from A Blog Named Hero
    Please stop by and say hello :)


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