Saturday, July 30, 2011

CAS-ual Long and Short with Color Lab

I am finally back!!  I was only gone last weekend for a long weekend but I got back to this mess and it has just been too darn hot to clean it up. 

Plus, Scott, Erik and I have been working at the local pool's snack shack most days - think small, unairconditioned room, with multiple refrigerators, freezers, microwaves and pot of hot water generating even more heat.  Technically, the high school marching band runs it every summer as a fundraiser, but the flaw in that plan is that they have a two week marching camp in July and they go back to school early August (even though the pool is open until Labor Day) - so we parents get to run the snack shack!  Wave at my boys...

Enough whining!!

Here is my card for CAS-ual Fridays (to make a 4x9 card) and for this week's Create Ink ColorLab.

I LOVE this sentiment!!

I had a real problem getting back into cardmaking - I had two full false starts on this card...  (I didn't spend any time editing these pics)

This one just seems too dark!

This is my favorite of the batch
but I see "wedding" when I
look at it!

I even failed on my posted card.
I had originally colored the candles
in Coral thinking it would highlight
the yellow stickles, but it just
looked orange!!

I am so hoping that my cardmaking block is over...I have a wonderful weekend of cards in front of me and I am thrilled to be back in my craft corner with ink on my fingers and glitter on my eyebrows!
  • Stamps: Lawn Fawn images, Morningstar sentiment
  • Ink: Stampin' Up Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Calypso Coral, Baja Breeze, Daffodil Delight
  • Paper: Stampin' Up Crumb Cake and a small piece of Baja Breeze dsp
  • Accessories: Oval and Scalloped Oval Nesties, Yellow Stickes, sheer ribbon rubbed across the Daffodil pad, small piece of linen thread


Pursuit of Stampiness - Calgary, Canada said...

Hi dear. What a beaties. And you're right.. what a super cute sentiment. Wow, that heat sounds to intense for me.. What a gift that you do this for your boys. Bless your heart! Pss: I waved back at them.
Inky hugs, Pauline

Melissa said...

So glad to see you're back! Love the final card! What a fun one!! :) Hope your mojo keeps right on flowing! Know how it is when just getting started again seems almost painful! Can't wait to see more of your wonderful creations!

Christina said...

Happy to see you again! I love all of these cards, but the first one is definitely my pick for a birthday! Love that extra tall cake!

Brit Moore said...

i love all three of your creations!

Jenny said...

Lovely to have your creations back in blogland Kim, love this towering cake and yep a brilliant sentiment :)
Jenny x

Tenia Nelson said...

Very very cool!!! I see you live in Parker.....not too far from me....I live in Denver...ten minutes away from DIA. Hope all is well.....

Jen said...

What a great card! Perfect for that looooong cake! Thanks for joining us at the ColorLab!

Aileen said...

Wow that is some cake! It is a great sentiment. Mmmmm cake!!! x

Juanita Golson said...

Lovely card. I love the way you alternated the colors on the layers. Thanks for joining us at ColorLab.

kingstonmama said...

Love your cake. Everyone needs a cake that tall for their birthday. :) Ann

Karen B. said...

I think these are all great cards, we are our own worst critics right? I know I'd love to eat a piece of cake that large! Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

Kryssi said...

These are alllllll awesome! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Laura Davis said...

Superb work, I love them all!
Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!