Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Words of Advice


I think it was my dad that first warned me to not eat colored snow, it was shortly after my twin sister and I brought home our new puppy after Christmas...

Skipping Stones Design is debuting a new sketch this month, featuring a design by Kim Kesti. Come join us for the challenge, check out rules and projects from the new design team and guest designers too!

I decided to use the beautiful colors from The Play Date Cafe and used snowflakes from Rustic Tiles and Brrrthday. After stamping, I misted with some shine spray and then some water. The row of ribbon tabs on the bottom is beautiful May Arts Ribbon. And I payed special attention to where the brightest colors were stamped, the tealish color, because it moves your eye across the falling snowflakes and down to the sentiment, I learned this from Moxie Fab World's Card Design Handbook Week: The Movement Challenge.


It's been rather quiet here on the old blog-o, we are getting ready to send two boys to school today! It is the ending of an era, so to speak, for me, as my baby boy attends full days for five days, he's a kindergartner!

47 comments:

  1. yahoooo for for the kindergartner! How are YOU doing?

    your card is gorgeous...such a pretty technique...cracked me up about the snow:)

    Here's to a good week!

    Thanks for playing with us at The Play Date Cafe!

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  2. This technique turned out so gorgeous Karen and I love your take on the sketch :)

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  3. Fabulous advice from your dad...and I love the color palette for the snowflakes...stunning!

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  4. Your dad's advice makes me LOL! Your card is truly stunning- love the movement! My baby girl start kindergarten a week and a half ago, so I know what you are going through! Hang it there, it's gonna be ok!

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  5. Such a sad day for you today to see your young man head off to school for the first time. I remember those days and I think it was harder on me than him.

    Love your card! The colors are just perfect.

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  6. Way to think outside the box with the colors and these stamps. Hope you took a photo of the special day.

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  7. Beautiful card!! Love what you did with the snowflakes! :)

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  8. I love the watercolor effect on those snowflakes with that color combination-gorgeous!

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  9. If you're anything like me, right about now you're walking around the house wondering how he's doing. The quiet really is nice - and you'll get used to it!

    LOVE this gorgeous card, Karen! The watercolor effect is fabulous!

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  10. Gorgeous card! Such funky snowflakes!

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  11. OH yes, colored snow BAD (my husband taught me that when I got to play in PA snow for the first time). ;) Love your card~fantastic colors. I hope it goes well for the lil' guy and you.

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  12. Gorgeous splash of color. Thanks for playing at The Play Date Cafe!

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  13. Ha! I had the same advice when I was younger! ;D
    Now this snow is beautiful and so bold! I wish coloured flakes could fall like this!
    Hugs!
    x

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  14. love that you used those colors for snowflakes and the watercolor effect is fabulous! the ribbon tabs are such a fab addition, too. gorgeous card, Karen! love love it!

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  15. Gorgeous card Karen! I love the blurry effect you achieved!! Thanks for playing with us at The Play Date Cafe.

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  16. Beautiful card Karen.... !!!Hows your boy doing?? ..Hope everything went well for you.... hugs...xoxo

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  17. Ha ha about your dad's advice. And the technique on your gorgeous card is awesome! Hope the first day went well for everyone!

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  18. Karen, this card is stunning. I love the mix of colors wow - simply beautiful!

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  19. ewe for the snow. awww for the kindie! Love the result of your stamping/spraying. My mom is a twin too!

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  20. What a beautiful effect!
    Yay for Kindergarten. Did he have fun? My boys started last week - 3 days in and they still like it although one says the day takes too long ;>)

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  21. Oh and one had art today and really liked it - yay! I remember my daughter hated art, it was boring LOL!

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  22. wow wee this is stunning...Love the stamped background...such an amazing card...

    Oh yeah the colored snow..hehe

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  23. Such sage advice from you dad! The colored snow on your card, however, is gorgeous! I love the effect of the misting and ribbon is beautiful.

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  24. Too funny...I do remember "colored" snow days. Yours is MUCH prettier! Beautiful card. Raised our boys on the beach so they didn't have to get that warning. LOL

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  25. living in the desert for the first 40 years of my life i never had to worry about colored snow lol

    this is beautiful girl i love the stamping!!

    so your days will be quite at home all alone now they are both in school full time. try and enjoy :)

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  26. He,hee!! We also have dogs and our children have been introduced to the same rule :0)! I love your card - the pink and teal are gorgeous and so unexpected. I love the visual interplay in the way your eyes move - so clever!

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  27. Absolutely gorgeous and perfect placement as always! Hope all went well for your little guy on his big day!

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  28. The colors are gorgeous and I love that you misted them!!!!
    Love the font on the sentiment too!!

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  29. Your card is awesome, Karen!! love the look of the flakes.
    i hope your boys had a good start :)

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  30. What a funny story about the colored snow. LOL! Fabulous card Karen. You really rocked the misting technique.

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  31. so pretty and love the color combo~

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  32. WOW Karen, lovely card!! YAY for kindergarten, my son started this year too. I hope he had an awesome first day!

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  33. Do not eat snow, let alone if it is colored, LOLOL!!! Hope kindie went well for baby boy and your card is spot on with the colors and beautiful.

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  34. Woo hoo for having both kids in school. It must a little sad (or maybe you're throwing a daytime party--hee hee). I LOVE the card! Congrats on the PDCC shout-out. :) The blending is just gorgeous!

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  35. The misted snowflakes are awesome! Such a clever take on the colours and sketch too, those ribbon tabs are so clever!

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  36. I love your card!
    It's amazing, I wish I knew How you did this!
    Good luck with school ;-))

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  37. Wow, your snowflakes are gorgeous! What a fabulous take on the color challenge!

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  38. what a treat it would be for snowflakes to fall in colors like these...even if they were white tinged with these colored tips...beautiful card Karen

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  39. Wow, such amazing colours! A pub-worthy card for sure!

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  40. Gorgeous card Karen I love what you've done with the colors!

    For some reason there are a few blogs I follow that don't always show up in my google reader. Yours is one of them. I hear this happens to a lot of others as well. But I'm here today to catch up!

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  41. Beautiful! Hope the kiddos are loving school!

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  42. this is stunningly beautiful. so interesting to look at and the colors are gorgeous.

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  43. Hey Karen! Thanks for linking this up to the Movement Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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