July 29, 2013

Be Kind


I hope you've all had a great weekend, filled with fun things.  We got home from our vacation to Denver last night, and I already want to go back.  I LOVE Denver!!  I lived there for a few years, a while back, and I have been trying to get back ever since.  It just feels like "home" to me, almost like I'm supposed to be there.  It was awesome to catch up with old friends, and meet new ones.  This was my daughter's first trip to Colorado, and she has now fallen in love with Denver as well.  She did everything possible, in an effort to get me to extend our stay. lol  I'm fairly certain we'll be back there sooner than later. :o)

Now, onto today's crafty goodness.  I am happy to bring you my next card for the latest House of Cards challenge.  For all of the details on this weeks challenge, click HERE.

Since there are 5 Monday's in this month, this weeks challenge is an all play, so to say.  This means that all of the different design teams are participating.  There's an inspiration photo and you get to choose the type of style of your choice.  For this week, I chose CAS, again.  I'd really like to get better at CAS cards, and the only way to do that, is to keep making them.  I struggle with the color orange, so when I saw the inspiration photo, I was a bit stressed.  I decided that CAS was definitely the way to go, for me.  I really love this Be stamp set from Simon Says Stamp.  It was perfect in portraying the message I wanted to send to someone who's always struggling with anger issues. 

I've combined the following challenges in my card today:

Inspired By #85 - Inspiration Photo
Annabelle Stamps #168 - Sketch (my very loose interpretation)
Glitter & Sparkle #43 - CAS
Pile It On #30 - Anything Goes

I do hope you'll head over to the HOC blog to see all of the gorgeous cards that are posted today.  There are TONS and they're all pretty wonderful.  Maybe you'll get the chance to join us this week too!

I'll leave you with a few photos I took of our trip into the mountains.  This was Sydney's first time, and the look on her face was priceless!  She had a huge smile on her face the whole time we were up there.  That makes me happy.


Oh!  And before I forget, I was really excited to meet one of my favorite papercrafting idols, Laura Davis (A Day In The Life of The Paper Poppy, @healthy_mama).  I've been a huge fan since the early 2 Sketches 4 You days, so this was truly a highlight for me.  She was kind enough to fit us into her schedule, and joined us for lunch.  Let me tell you, she's even more beautiful in person, and she is as beautiful of a person on the inside as well.  We had a lovely time, and I'm so glad that I got to meet her.  Thanks again Laura!

Have a wonderful day!


Kristi said...

Yay! I'm glad you enjoyed your time in our fair state. Aren't those views just amazing? I went on Saturday to Archivers and on my way home the view of the mountains was so AWESOME!

And I love your card. CAS is usually what I'm drawn to do myself but stepped up a bit like your gray layer. Perfect!

Laurel said...

Gorgeous CAS card! Thanks for playing at Inspired By.

lostinpaper said...

Your card is so beautiful! Also thanks for sharing those wonderful photos, makes me want to visit there myself.
Thanks so much for sharing with us at AnnaBelle Stamps!

Rosmarie said...

Adorable CAS card! Love the flower on the edge!
Rosi x

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome CAS, inspired card

Mynn xx said...

Steph, this card is just gorgeous! LOVE the simplicity of the design, the brush stroke style of the flower, and the simple sentiment. And such a true sentiment! HUGS! :)

Tara Cardwell said...

Now that's the way to take a complicated image and make it super CAS - I love it!

Pia S said...

What a wonderful CAS design! So simple, yet incredibly elegant!

Ruth M said...

That's a perfect CAS card Steph, you did a wonderful job! I find orange challenging too, I love how you've used it here! Ruth x

Anonymous said...

Lovely serene card, thanks for sharing the photographs as well...beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Lovely serene card, thanks for sharing the photographs as well...beautiful.

Andrea said...

Stunningly beautiful!