Monday, June 20, 2011

Tall & Thin Color-Blocking

I am back!  And it is amazing how hard it is to get back into making cards.  I have been missing my craft table all week, so I sat down this morning with two CAS challenges (to start easy) and it has taken me hours to figure it out.  Of course, the reality is that I very thoroughly cleaned and organized my craft table before I left and now that I am back I have absolutely no idea where anything is!

I am playing along with the Splitcoast CAS Challenge to make a tall and thin card and I am playing with the CAS-ual Friday Challenge to color block.

We left for Washington D.C. a week ago last Friday.  My youngest son, Erik, was selected to attend the Junior National Youth Leadership Conference.  We dropped him off on Sunday for his first sleep-away camp, but on his first full day we saw that the group was visiting various D.C. memorials so we "stalked" them to get a photo.  We were far away and I was using a zoom lens, but he still managed to see us and wasn't happy at all about it! (See the kid with the green pants and untucked shirt!)

My oldest son, Andrew and I, spent a few days touring D.C. before heading to Richmond to visit my mother-in-law.  (My husband stayed back here in Colorado with the pets??!!)  Andrew and I did a lot of regular sight-seeing, but his favorite thing was the food trucks.  This is Tasty Kabob, a food truck we had seen the day before with a line so long it stretched past all the other food trucks who didn't have any customers. Andrew tracked them down the next day in a different part of D.C. so we had great fun exploring the Metro system trying to find them!

We are absolutely thrilled to be back - partly because it was 90 and humid when we left Richmond and it's 50 and raining here in Colorado (I HATE heat and humidity.)  I am so looking forward to getting back into the cardstock and glitter and stamps!
  • Stamps: Papertrey Flower Fusion #1
  • Ink: Stampin' Up Pear Pizzazz
  • Paper: Stampin' Up Real Red, Pear and Daffodil dsp, Pear and Lime cs
  • Accessories: Misc yellow button, Cat's Pajamas flower button die, Square 3/4" punch, crochet thread, misc pearls colored with copics.


  1. First, your card is adorable! Love the blocked bottom and the darling little button flower! Second, hi neighbor! I live next door to you in Lone Tree!! Woot Woot for Colorado crafty people! Glad you came to play at CAS-ual Fridays and you might have to come play at Archivers too :)

  2. Welcome back! Glad you had fun and I think it's hilarious that you "stalked" Erik! LOL!
    Love your card and how that red bloom pops at the top of it!
    I hate heat and humidity too. Clearly, I live in the wrong place. We finally broke down today and turned on the ac as outside it feels like you're being smothered by a wet blanket. :S

  3. Super cute card! I thought I'd try to play this week too, but my work is interfering in my play time! LOL!

  4. Love your colour blocking idea. x

  5. Great card, love the bright colours!
    I envy your weather, we've had rain, rain, rain every day for about two weeks now. Not very summery!

  6. Just love your tall flower, perfect colour blocking Kim :)
    Jenny x

  7. Great way to incorporate color blocking! Love you tall card. Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

  8. So glad you had such a lovely time ... especially some one-on-one with Andrew! I giggled at the stalking story! Enjoy your stamping! Love your first attempt. It doesn't look like you struggle with this one at all! Hugs xxaxx

  9. Beautiful card! I love the tall flower and the color blocking. Stalking your camp kid - sounds like something I would do!

  10. Very cute card! Love the colors! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  11. Fantastic design Kim. Love the crisp white background with the strong colours, & the cute matching thread bows. :)


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