Sunday, June 23, 2013

It's Sunday, let the SPARKS fly!

Happy Sunday ya'll!  I hope you've had a wonderful weekend?  I sure have.  I had a girls night with my daughter on Friday.  We went out for dinner, saw Monsters U and read stories and cuddled, PERFECT!  On Sunday we had more girl time starting with the warehouse sale over at Amuse Studios.  We both have stamp collections so we both got some stamps we wanted...and what a steal!  I'd say we got $75 or more worth of stuff for $18!  Then we spent several hours at the beach and it was a beautiful day.  Last night we just laid low and had quite time.  Today the hubby and the daughter are out exploring so I did chores and got some stamp time. :)

I find that when I have made cards for a few days or more it sometimes takes me a while to get back in the game.  I have one or two failed attempts or perhaps spend 3 hours making one card (the extreme opposite of the 10 Minute Craft Dash!!!)  In the end I made two cards for the Paper Smooches SPARKS Cool Shades Color Challenge.  The first took me quite a while and I just couldn't get it right.  It really seems cluttered and overdone to me.  Thought I do like the waves and the dimension as well as the snippet tag from Kneehighs and Bowties by Basic Grey.  The second is much more simple and I like it much better. The sets I used were Surft and Turf and Perpetual Bliss. I'll let you judge though...here they are.
 



OK, thanks for stopping, I really hope you do have a fabulous weekend!

15 comments:

MichelleZ said...

Both are super-cute! I love the "waves" and the way that you incorporated the tag on the first one. But the second is darling too. Fun O'clock? Adorable! Especially with the veneer arrow.

It might have taken you longer to get back into the swing of things, but it looks like you hit these outta the park! Awesome cards, Katie!

Catherine said...

both cards are cute, and I can't decide between the two - love the simplicity of the 2nd one but also love the waves build-up in the 1st one!

Rose said...

hi Katie!! found you on Amy's blog and had to come check out your cards :)
LOVE your style!!!! what a fun scene you made with the whale and fish :)

SeattleStamper said...

I read about you over at Amy's blog and had to check out your stuff. Sounds like we should meet up for lunch with her too and all talk crafting! I love your colors and the waves!

Larissa Heskett said...

WOW!! Such AWESOME cards!! I LOVE all of the layers and the texture of all of the elements!! Both are GREAT takes on the challenge!! THANKS SO MUCH for joining us over on the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge Blog and I hope you'll play along again this week!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

~amy~ said...

Sounds like a perfect weekend:)

I love both of your cards...so many fun details and the colors...love the colors.

Kara Lynne said...

They both have my vote. I love a little scene, and I'm not always so CAS, so the first one makes me happy. The second one is cool, I love your clock background and the veneers.

Jingle said...

These are very fun cards!

Houses Built of Cards said...

Oh how ADORABLE!!! LOVE the torn sea edges! So glad you played along with us this week at Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge!!!

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Virginia L. said...

You did this challenge with such great pizzazz, Katie! I love that sea (the torn edges are AWESOME)! Your attention to details really show through on both! Please keep them coming!

Kelly Griglione said...

Those waves turned out really well, love the color variations on them!! The repeated sentiment on your second card is a good way to fill the space and have your sentiment take the focus. Glad you were able to get some card-making in, and sounds like you had a wonderful weekend : )

yyam said...

Lovelovelove your fun sea scene card! It is totally adorable! :)

Jocelyn Olson said...

It sounds like you had a great weekend (Amuse sale? Score!). Both of your cards are super cute. The waves are very cool on the first care, and I like the tag, too. The background and design on the second card are perfect!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

KA--- I LOVE LOVE LOVE that first card! LOOOOOOVE the tag behind the waves with the sun and clouds! ADORABLE! LOVE that second card too-- love the wood embellie and the twine-- and background stamping AMMMMMMMMMMMAZING! LOVE:) THANKS so much for joining in the fun over at the Paper Smooches SPARKS Cool Shades challenge-- hope you play along with our photo inspiration challenge this week <3

Noelle said...

A-Dorable!!! Love both of these so much, I can't pick a fave! :)