Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Thank You Ever So Much with Hexagons

Everybody knows that I love challenges.  Virtually every card that I make starts with a challenge  - I need a starting point.  By taking one decision out of the equation - the sketch, the colors, the technique, my brain is freed up to be creative on the rest of the card.  I usually play one challenge on a card; maybe two.  But today I was looking at my Chronicle app (see iPod/Ipad app tab) which is my storage place for each day's challenges - and three of them called my name!!!

This card is the sketch from Nacho Average Challenge, the colors from colourq, and the hexagon challenge from CASology.

Thank You Hexagons





It's also one my rare cards that has a specific destination.  I have an incredibly gracious friend who regularly invites a group of friends over to her beautiful home to chat, drink coffee, knit - just be relaxed and happy.  As soon as I hit publish on this post, I am going to put a coffee cake in the oven, take a shower and head over to Carol's with my thank you card in hand.   Happy day!!

FYI - be sure to check out my new blog look created by the great Jackie Rockwell and debuted yesterday!!


  • Stamps: Papertrey Ink Happy Hexagons, Simple Sentiments
  • Paper: Stampin' Up Sage Shadow
  • Ink: Stampin' Up Sage Shadow, So Saffron, Blush Blossom, Calypso Coral
  • Accessories: Stampin' Up button, Calypso Coral twine, MFT Fishtail dies, Lifestyle Crafts hexagon die, misc pearls


27 comments:

Linda Suarez said...

I love this Kim! Beautiful!

carefree creations said...

Love this - it is Beautiful! Awesome job combining all 3 challenges!

Lisa said...

Very pretty Kim! I like the way the hexagons cascade down the card!

Tracey McNeely said...

Kim this is beautiful! CAS perfection, I love your sentiment strip and how you placed your hexagons perfectly with some popped up. You are most welcome to come to my home anytime with a coffee cake! Carol will love it.

snappy scrappy said...

Really pretty...love it!!

cm said...

Everything about your post is wonderful, from sharing how you start your cards with a challenge (same here), to the card itself - STUNNING - to the 'next steps' of delivering it to your friend. Since she and I share the same name, I can assure you that "this" Carol loves it, so "your" Carol most definitely will. I'm going to check out the app you use; perhaps I'll be better organized.
Siggh..feeling happy having read/seen your morning note. Thank you.
c

Happy Dance said...

Gorgeous! And you're so right--challenges are a great place to start a card. Love your little dp hexies, and the baby pearls and sweet button. Very sweet card. Sure Carol will love it. Bev

JD/ Jill said...

Cute cas card and great job with all three challenges!

Betty J. said...

Love your card :-) ... looks great with the hexagons and the white spacce :-)

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Love the fresh pretty colours and all that white space! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CASology this week!

mypapercraftworld said...

Super post, Kim, wonderful card, love the sweep of hexagons and that cute little twine tied button! Your friend Carol is sure to love it! Anita :)

Kara said...

awesome!! love the hexagons used sparingly and the sentiment is great...that set is on my wish list!

Kim Heggins said...

This is so beautiful Kim. Love it and the your new look.

Melissa said...

This is so pretty, Kim! The floating hexagons remind me so much of summertime bubbles! :) I love the little pearls and tiny twine bow you added to this fantastic CAS design!
Thanks so much for joining us at CASology this week!

p.s. LOVE the new look here on your blog!!! :)

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Love the fresh clean blog makeover! Sooooo Kim! Your card has such a clean fresh look, too! love the colours! How clever to combine 3 challenges. Must ask you how to add the Feedly & bloglovin' buttons ... But probably should try & work it out myself first! Hugs xxx

Kristie Goulet said...

LOVE your card, Kim! Perfection!

Ginny said...

Fabulous card, Kim. Love the placement of those hexagons!

Judy1223 said...

OK, Kim, you have done it again...you have made another awesomely gorgeous hexagon card that will be pinned on Pinterest to infinity! You inspired me to buy the PTI hexagon stamps with your red and tan "friendship" hexagon card (it's FAMOUS by now, everywhere on Pinterest!). Now I'm so glad I bought it so I can CASE this card, too! Eeek! LOVE! So glad you joined us at CASology this week!

Deanna Dean said...

Love how you used this set..super sweet card. Thanks for joining us at the ColourQ.

Maureen Merritt said...

Absolutely beautiful. Perfectly executed design, CAS perfection! Thanks for playing along at CASology this week.

Tammy Fite said...

Perfect combination of all three challenges! Great card!!!

Jen W. said...

Fabulous take on all 3 challenges, Kim! I love the floaty feel of the hexies traveling across the card. Really lovely! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

And your new blog looks fantastic!

Barb Ghig said...

Congrats to you on winning this week's CASology challenge...your card is fabulous!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Congratulations on the well-deserved win from CASology, Kims, for your precious card!!

donna mikasa said...

Congrats on your CASology win, Kim!

mypapercraftworld said...

Congratulations, Kim, on your win at CASology with this wonderful thank you card! Anita :)

Jenny said...

Congrats on your well deserved win at CASology Kim, love your scattering of hexagons :0)
jenny x