Thursday, February 25, 2010

Take time to relax...

Here we are in the middle of a snowstorm and I am posting a spring card...mother nature needs to co-operate with me...I need spring to come! One of my special blogging buddies is under the weather this week..so this card is for her! She needs some springtime weather just like the rest of us! Danielle this is for you!!! Hope you are feeling better very soon!

My girlfriend Carolyn and I did a little road trip on Wednesday. I have to say that our road trips are always fun and a little expensive, but they are so worth it! We laugh, we oh and ahhhh about new products in the craft stores....and then we drive home with smiles ear to ear! These are the stamps I brought home on this road trip, and the papers too! You gotta love when spring is around the corner...as all the pretty paper is out!

I am curious though...how long does it take you on average to make a card? I really want to know! I seem to take forever..and I have not even put embellishments on!!! I bet you ladies just whip up those gorgeous creations you do! Not this gal..makes me mad!


Now for this card, I took a 12x12 piece of paper and cut it to: 7x12, then scored it at 2,4,8 and 10. Then fold at the score lines...really easy peasy and I really think you will like the results!

I am off to create another card...please let me know some tricks to great card making in less then 4 hours!!!LOL

My blogging friend Joanne just told me about a new challenge blog Sweetstopsketches.blogspot.com that I could enter this card into...the theme is SPRING!

19 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, such DREAMY coloring! You're sooooo awesome!

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  2. Oh my!! This is amazing!! I love it!
    Depends on if I have an idea in my head for a card of if I'm "winging" it...usually a few hours at least though for a card.

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  3. Gosh girl this is gorgeous. I love the DP and the two images are so darn cute. Great job with the card.
    mwah
    Trace

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  4. WOW!! this is beautiful Christine!! LOVE your images!! the layout of this card is gorgeous! thanks for sharing the measurements. I hope you have a great weekend!!
    hugs,
    Rachel

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  5. OH Christine this is very cute!! I tell you that I can NOT make a card in least tthan about 3 hours! NEVER!!! I spend alot of my time going through my papers to find just the right mix. That does take time when you have as many paper as the LSS does.. Ha Ha Ha... I find it relazing each day to come and spend that time with my projects.
    Have a great weekend sweetie it is almost here..
    oh yea I NEED a road trip!
    hugs, Janiel

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  6. This is just beautiful!! Im sure Danielle will love this, its sure to make her feel better..BTW,the colors and images are wonderful..
    Hugs, Linda

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  7. Too, too adorable Christine!!! I love your new stamp and pretty, pretty paper! I'm so glad you had a fun "road" trip with your friend! Very special times with those we care about are priceless! Hey, if you are in the mood for a fun challenge, go over to The Sweet Spot (http://sweetstopsketches.blogspot.com/) The theme is Spring & flowers. I bet some of that new paper you just got would really be perfect! As for how long I spend on a card... hours, lol! Aloha & hugs! J:)

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  8. What can I say, you are one of the best card makers on the planet!!! Love it! Hugs Nilla

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  9. This is beauitful Christine. Danielle is sure to love it.
    I hope Spring comes soon too.
    Clare x

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  10. beautiful card Christine, your road trip sounds like great fun.

    I plan my cards in my head through the day and everytime I nip upstairs I get something out ready so that if the bubbs nap at the same time in the afternoon I can have 20 mins in my craft room. Other than that I have to wait until they've gone to bed!

    Hugs
    Victoria
    x

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  11. Hi Christine what a lovely card, I like the way it opens and reveals another surprise inside. Its gorgeous. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

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  12. This is adorable. I love the double images and the fence. Too cute. Love the paper also.
    Hugs xx
    Carolyn

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  13. This card is a beauty. I love your new papers and those images are so cute but, in particular, I love the design of your card. I used to make triptych cards where the doors open in front to show three panels but I have not seen one that opens into five panels. There is so much more dimension and I love that your wheelbarrow overhangs when open. Lovely colouring too, Christine! Stunning! Hugs to you! Lesley

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  14. Hi Christine, such a sweet card, this would cheer anyone up. The images & papers are gorgeous. Sounds like you had fun on the road trip. Have a great weekend, hugs Jodie from Oz

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  15. Beautiful card Christine. I just love your images and such pretty papers. We have had a really wet week here but I have one crocus come out in my garden so spring is on the way. This card is just perfect for our challenge at Kabbodle Doodles too, which is fancy folds. I'd love you to enter. Marianne x

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  16. Oh what a fabulous little story you've told here - gorgeous job!
    xXx

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  17. Stunning card Christine, the colours are beautiful and I love the scene you have created on the front, there is as much work inside too!!
    Angela x

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  18. Christine, this is a super-duper (how do you spell that!?) card. Love how you get the surprise of another image when you open the card. These swiss pixies are just too adorable. And as usual the way you put the card together is awesome.

    Less than 4 hours to make a card! Gasp! I've never been able to manage that. It takes me days to make just one card--I only have a few hours a day at a time. My hats off to you for being able to make at least one card per day.

    Hugs.
    Norma

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  19. I'm just loving your blog - you truly are an inspiration!

    I'm just like you - it can take me anywhere from 3-4 hours to make one card. First I have to pick out the designer paper I want to use, then find just the "right" cardstock to go along with it. Then heaven forbid, the time it takes me to come us with the sentiment to use :-) My hubby teases me that I don't have to reinvent the wheel with each card - but isn't that half of the fun?

    Just the other day, I had someone request 20 of the same card. After making the prototype, it took 3-4 hours to make all 20 cards - go figure!

    I'm off to look at more of your stunning cards.
    Hugs,
    Dee

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