Wednesday, June 22, 2011

CR84FN and SCS Sketch

I just love the CR84FN acronym - Create For Fun!  Isn't that so true??  They do a weekly color challenge which is so nice because they give the colors along with great inspirational photos.

I paired these colors with today's Splitcoast Sketch Challenge thinking that the yellow in the color scheme could be a sun.

And here's my card...

  • Stamps: Papertrey Signature Greetings
  • Ink: Versamark
  • Paper: Papertrey Lemon Tart, Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, Spring Moss
  • Accessories: Taylored Expressions Leafy Branch die, Stampin' Up Butterfly Embosslit and mini flower punch, Papertrey Aqua button and Hawaiian Shores ribbon, white embossing powder

I also have the great pleasure today of passing along an award that I received back in April(!).

There are five things that I have to do for this award.

1. Say a big thank you to Jen at JENerally Speaking for passing this award along to me.  Jen has a wonderful blog focused on clean and simple cards - definitely worth a visit!

2. Post this award on my blog - here it is and only two months late!

3. List three things that I love about myself.
  • I love that I have been raised to be unfailingly polite - like when a new line opens at the grocery store - I actually let the people in front of me go first!
  • I love that I can laugh until I cry, go red in the face, and possibly snort at the antics of my wonderful boys!
  • I love that I am equally comfortable sitting on a rock high in the Rockies with a picnic lunch or dressing up and enjoying fine dining!
4. Post a favorite picture.

This is an older photo (I just couldn't face weeding through the thousands of photos in my recent files that I haven't organized in years!) but it is a great example of where my family is at our best!  We do love being in our mountains!

5. Pass the award along to five people.  This is the toughest thing yet.  I actually watch 188 blogs - sad, huh??  To watch that many, I do it through Google Reader - which means my blog reading is almost "anonymous" - I just scroll through all the posts.  Sadly, this means that I don't have any relationship or even awareness of which blogs that I am reading. 

I love it when I receive a blog award, because it forces me to slow down, pay attention to whose blog I am reading, and pay attention to who is reading and commenting on my blog.  When I have done this with past awards - I have made THE BEST blog friends.  These become the people whose blogs I view individually and take time to comment. is my list of the five blogs that I picked for this award.  These are people who view and comment on my blog and whose blogs I discovered when I slowed down.  (There are many more of you, but I just received another award - so I will be listing more in the next week or so!!)

Arlene at WaterDots
Laura at Ink & Sheep

I hope you all have fun discovering some new blogs!!!


  1. Beautiful card, Kim! Those colors are so fun & fresh!

  2. Thank you so much for this blog award, as well as for all of the thoughtful comments you have left me lately. So kind of you.

    I enjoy reading your blog, as well. Your cards are beautiful and inspiring.

  3. Oh Kim your card is just charming,I adore polka dots...nice job!

  4. I do love that color combination...and the sketch is fab too. LOVE the card you created!

  5. Thank you so much, you're so sweet. I love reading your blog too, your cards are gorgeous and you take great photos of them.

  6. Beautiful card. Love the CAS look.

  7. Love the layout and design of this card. Great display for the colour challenge. Zx

  8. This is a super combination of challenges - and your card is just so lovely. Love the butterfly and button detail! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN!!

    I really enjoyed reading this post - congrats on the award and the family pic is super!

  9. Hi Kim, just got back home, we have been to a university open day with my daughter, and found your lovely comment waiting for me. Thank you so much for the award and what a beautiful card for CR8FN. I will pass on the award next week sometime :)
    Jenny x

  10. So pretty Kim! Love the embossed butterfly! Yep, CR84FN means to Create For Fun :) We are just a group of papercrafters that do just that playing with whatever products we choose. So happy you could join along! Thanks so much :)

  11. Kim, LOVE how you were able to tie the bow and have all the polka dots on the outside! LOVE the embossed butterfly and the tiny white flowers! This is a LOVELY card! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

  12. That picture is stunning! I am going to have to get my butt out to Colorado one of these days - it looks amazing!
    Love the colour combo on your card and that little embossed butterfly is so cute! :)

  13. Great take on the sketch Kim & perfect use of those gorgeous colours.
    Awesome photo, no wonder it's a favourite. :)

  14. Wow! I am feeling very special ... to know that I am one of the privileged few who receive regular comments! I am so flattered, Kim! I hope your new blog buddies enjoy visiting as much as I do! Hugs xxaxx


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