Fusion Card Challenge: Happy Days

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Our friends at Fusion have a brand new challenge this week, and it makes me happy! For this card, I took my inspiration from a few things: the color palette, the flowers, the dimension and color of the background, and a few of the shapes. I wanted to find a sentiment that had the right colors, and looked a bit like a vintage label. I found this patterned paper from a craft store and thought it would work great!

There’s still plenty of time to play along with Fusion right here: http://fusioncardchallenge.blogspot.com/2015/04/fusion-happy-days.html

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Thank you so much to everyone at Fusion for not only this challenge, but for last week’s Vintage Florals Challenge too! I am happy to announce that my card was selected as the winner! I have added my new Zen Master Fusion badge proudly to my blog! Thanks for sponsoring a great challenge!

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Reverse Confetti: SFYTT #23

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Reverse Confetti’s April Sketch For You To Try will be closing soon, so I created a sunny spring card to brighten up this gray day. I used the Circle Garland Confetti Cuts. They always make me smile whenever I see them on a card. They remind me of those big outdoor balls you find at city block parties!

If you hurry, you can get your April card in right here: http://reverseconfetti.com/category/sketch-for-you-to-try/current-sketch/

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Colour Q Challenge: cQc #288

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Our friends over at Colour Q have a great new challenge this week using one of my favorite color palettes this spring. I just love that combination of the blue and green, white, and some dark navy or black, along with the kraft. There’s just so many things you can do with it.

I have also been seeing this growing trend around the blogs lately of cards that feature 4, 6, or 9 small groupings of color and embellishments to create a nice symmetrical grid pattern. I don’t know if there’s a name for it, but I just love the pretty look. Today, I tried it for myself with these mini doilies, buttons, and scissors. What do you think? I think I will continue to experiment with more layers and embellishments.

There’s still a little time to catch the end of the Colour Q Challenge right here: http://www.colourq.blogspot.com/2015/04/colourq-challenge-288.html

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Pretty Little Studio April Sketch Challenge

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Pretty Little Studio has an amazing sketch challenge this month! Check out my take on the inspiration sketch.

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There was so much I was inspired by! The adorable little kitty cat is from Pretty Little Studio, along with the pretty pastel So Sweet and Perfect Day tags, and the yellow bookmark tag. PLS specializes in these whimsical vintage images and I just love every single one of them! Of course, what’s not to love about kitties!

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Happy Birthday Linky: Creative with Monika

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Happy Birthday, Monika! My HOC teamie Monika is celebrating her birthday this month with a big surprise for all of us! See what it us over at Monika’s blog, Creative With Monika, right here: http://creativewithmonika.blogspot.de/2015/04/my-birthday-linky-party-open-until-30.html

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Monika has given all the participants a choice of categories to create a card for the birthday linky party. I created a masculine inspired card, perfect for a little boy, or your favorite big boy too, with dark colors and space ships and stars. I bet some of you know a few little girls who love science and rockets too!

Have a happy birthday, Monika!

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Papertrey April Blog Hop Challenge

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Are you playing along over at Papertrey Ink today? This beautiful spring bouquet is the inspiration photo for today’s big blog blog! Navy is the new black! You can get all the details right here: http://nicholeheady.typepad.com/capture_the_moment/

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The Card Concept #33

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The Card Concept is featuring this beautiful color combination this week, pretty pinks and greys! I thought it would be perfect for this cheerful freestyle collage with lots of little details. You can play along too with the Card Concept right here: http://thecardconcept.blogspot.com/2015/04/the-card-concept-33.html

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