When I recently did a bit of a tidee in the Playhouse, I sorted and straightened drawer after drawer of beautiful colored cardstock in every Hugh of the rainbow. I realized what a white rut I've gotten into. I mean, I don't even reach for the cream of the cardstock any more, let alone color.
So when I saw there were challenges spotlighting the use of pretty cardstock colors, I jumped in with relish. And some onion rings.
Then I remembered I had the NBUS "Prayers" die and stamp set from Simon Says Stamp so I cut a piece of fun foam. The pp still looked a little bare inside that big appleture, so I added a birdhouse from my NBUS "Birdhouse Village" set of dies from Memory Box. Wallah!
It was like a gift when I noticed that the current Less Is More challenge is a Colour Challenge to use white space that isn't white! And my friend Liz Cavill is Guest Designing! Now LIM doesn't mean just use a colored card base, but make sure you have leave plenty of uncluttered area as "white space." My own entries might be too little white space, but I tried to think whether or not I would enter them in a LIM challenge if the card base were white, which I would. I know, it's very confusing.
I used a few of my snippets, so I'm also taking my card to show my mates over at Pixie's Snippets Playground!
I cut the image down using a Nestabilities deckled rectangle die and rimmed the edge of it with a black brush marker. I then fussy cut a mat panel. The sun was rapidly going down by the time I finished, so I ran out to take my picture, forgetting that I wanted to add stars to the sky on my card. Dagnabberschnichle! I think they are so sweet on Kimberly's card so I'm going to add them after wards.
Speaking of Duke, we've been enjoying his company the last week while the heir apparent and family have been on holiday for spring break. It was lucky the furballs were scheduled to be out of town because Duke is afraid of them. Yeah, no, seriously! You would think he would play with them like little furry tennis balls, but luckily for them, not so. It's quite amusing really, when you consider what a big dog he grew into.
Midweek I thought we were going to lose Duke to a heart attack when one of the smoke alarms started going off because
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