Saturday, January 11, 2014

LOVE! CCMC 285

January 11, 2014

I can NOT believe it is still raining!  Oh well, no sunshine again today!  Guess we have to make our own sunshine sometimes.  I am off in a few minutes to visit two of my GRANDS!  They always bring the best sunshine!

I am trying to enter a few challenges before my knee replacement on Tuesday.  I don't think I will be able to craft for a few days/weeks, so getting my Valentine stash built up before then.  The Create With Connie and Mary Challenge this week was difficult for me.  Creating a background proved to be a  Real "Challenge" for me.  I just couldn't decide what I wanted to use.  I love the Mosaic Madness stamp set and matching punch, but it has rarely been used.  So, I decided to give it some ink.  I used my two favorite colors, Real Red and Tempting Turquoise.  They always brighten my spirits when I see them together. 

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Stampin' Up! Products:

Paper:  Tempting Turquoise, Real Red, Whisper White, Polka Dot Parade Designer Series Paper

Ink:  Real Red, Tempting Turquoise

Stamp Sets:  Mosaic Madness, Best of Love, Wacky Wishes

Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Snail Adhesive, Distressing Tool, Mosaic Punch, Owl Punch (for hearts), Stampin' Dimensionals, Square Punch for pennant tails,

Embellishment:  Pearls

I love the way this card came together!  It makes me happy!  Hope you enjoy it, too!
Please have a wonderful and safe weekend!

Thanks for stopping by!  Leave a comment and let me know your thoughts!  I love to hear from you!

Happy Stampin!
Claire

12 comments:

  1. Love the mosaics! They really work for this sketch! And those little hearts are so sweet! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

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    1. Thanks, Deb! I appreciate hearing from you! X

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  2. Great way to use the coordinating product Claire and the colors looks great together! So glad you joined us this week at Create with Connie & Mary!

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  3. Thank you very much, Debbie! I love to hear from you! X

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  4. You did a great job with the challenge! You'd never know you were hesitant on what to do!! The bright colors are great together and just perfect for a Valentine. I hope you recover quickly from knee surgery. Take care! Thank you for joining us for the sketch challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

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    1. Thank you very much, Nicole! I appreciate all your kind comments! So nice to hear from you! X

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  5. Claire, the Mosaics make a beautiful background for this card! Love the colors you chose which are so bright and cheerful! Thanks for joining us for the sketch challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary! Hope you have a very quick recovery from your surgery and will be back with us soon!

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    1. Hi Margaret! Thank you very much for your kind compliments on my card! I really did like the way the mosaics worked for the background! Also, I really appreciate your well wishes on my surgery! X

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  6. What a great use of the mosaic stamp set and I LOVE how you added the little hearts to make it a Valentine's card! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

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    1. Hi Mary! I really appreciate the kind compliments on my card! X

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  7. How fun to use the Mosaic stamp set for a VALENTINE card! I would not have thought of it! I hope you are doing well after your surgery...I see that in my future, too! Thanks for playing along with the sketch challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

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    1. Hi Connie! Thank you very much for your kind and well wishes on my surgery! I already had one knee done, so now I am finished. Good luck if you need to have it done, too!
      Glad you liked my Valentine card! X

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