Sunday, June 22, 2014

Typewriters x 2...Addicted to Stamps and More #100:Photo Inspiration, CASology Week 100: Celebrate, Seize the Sketch #22

Happy Sunday!

I  had one of *those* days yesterday...sunny, blue sky, reasonably warm temperatures...a perfect day to spend outdoors.  But not for me; call me a wimp (yes, I wear that title well), but the wind was gusting and the fluffy air-borne things were everywhere!  I don't have seasonal allergies - as far as I know - however, of late, the dry air, the wind and the fluffers are a combination that set me to sniffles. Best prescription: I opened the patio doors for some fresh air, and crafted away.  I'm really not that outdoorsy, given a choice *grin* Of course, the lure of the sun and wind appealed to my husband's enthusiasm for heading out for a long - and I mean long - 182 km (113.2 mile) bike ride - which I had no hope in heck of tagging along with anyway. Win-win all around, although in the realm of exercise, well - epic fail for me!

The results though - a few cards, a few dabbles at stenciling and water-colouring (yeesh, practice needed), house-cleaning, laundry, a chat with the little ones (highlight!!)...a Saturday spent well.

This post, I have two type writer themed cards to share, because I finally got the matching die that accompanies my typewriter stamp. Yayyy!  The first is heading to Seize the Sketch #22, with the sweet layout by Lori T:



Fortunately, I remembered the typewriter paper from my Valentine collection. SCORE!

NOTE:  Honoured and delighted that Vicki selected my card as her choice for a Seize the Sketch Runner Up.  THANK YOU!!

My second card is a little number to celebrate the *100 Challenges* milestones at two fabulous sites:
CASology #100, where the cue word is 'Celebrate',



 and Addicted to Stamps and More #100, where Birthday #2 is also figures into the festivities.  A pretty rainbow photo is part of the inspiration invitation:


Despite my efforts, my water-colouring and stenciling did not achieve the results I was hoping (epic disasters round 2...), so I opted for the 'default mode' that works best for me: die cuts and stamping! 
Some rainbow coloured paper, another typewrite, and I even found a 'celebrate' stamp in my stash..


It's another sunny-ish, warm-ish day, and my husband is working on *my* bike...I think that's a hint...

Thanks so much for dropping by; your visit and comments make my day!!






16 comments:

  1. That type writer paper is just too fun!! Darling cards.

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  2. Love the color and typewriter with your STS challenge! Thanks for joining in at STS!

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  3. I'm with you - I'd rather be inside crafting most of the time! Love the way you've combined challenges here! So glad you joined us at CASology this week!

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  4. Fantastic! Great work with our sketch! I was indoors all day today! Made 4 cards!

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  5. Carol, Oh I love those typewriters....Sometimes crafting is better than any outdoor activities...it makes you happy :D

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  6. 113 miles? that's crazy! I thought you were outdoorsy...I'm all for a nice walk but nothing too insane :)

    Both of your cards are wonderful...love the typewriters!

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  7. love the typewriters, so fun.
    Thanks for joining us at Seize the Sketch!

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  8. Sounds like a fabulous weekend, Carol ... and not going on that epic bike ride meant you could make these brilliant typewriter cards to share with us! They're both fantastic ... love the matching DP on the first ... and I adore the rainbow background on the second ... so fun!! Let's hear it for stencil novices ... I have just the one (used yesterday!) in my hot little hands ... and lots more in my wish book! Oh, and the need to do a lot of practising! Hugs, Anita :)

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  9. 2 great card, Carol! The paper for the background on the first one is so neat with your typewriter die cut!

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  10. Super cute cards Carol! Love the vintage typewriter! Thanks for joining along with STS :)

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  11. There must be a typo here!!! 182 kms??!!!! For real?!!!!! I am in awe!!! My hubby can barely ride for 182 cms!! Hahaha!! As for cracking the window open and crafting inside all day?!! Now that's my kind of outdoorsy!! I am oogling all aver these sweet babies! The typewriter is an awesome image - can be classy, fun and funky all at the same time! Just like your cards! Love 'em both! And I bet your water colouring and stencilling was gorgeous too - a far cry from fail for sure!!!

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  12. I am so behind on commenting, I am so sorry. Seriously 182 km? Not even in the realm of possibility. Crafting is a better exercise-lol Love both of your cards, the typewriter s very cool and works so well with the stitched die.Thank you so much for sharing with this week at CASology!

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  13. First of all, congrats on the Seize the Sketch shout out! The awesome typewriter DP and your cool design layout obviously thrilled the judges just as much as it did me! I love the rainbow colors on the DP of your second card and the sweet 'celebrate' message below the typewriter!

    Awesome photos! This window has the perfect light that seems to keep the colors true!

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  14. Wow...two more amazing cards and I have so say I love where you have been photographing your cards at, it is like a little peek into your world. Your hubby sounds like quite the athlete and I am like you an indoor person. So how fun that your hubby and you both got to do what you love. Your cards are fabulous and I love those typewriters and that patterned paper, so stinkin' sweet.

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  15. Fabulous cards!! Congrats on the Sketch Runner up!! I can see why they picked it!! I love the typwritter!! And i hope you keep practicing and show us!! Its not as bad as you think!!!

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  16. Gorgeous. Loving the typewriters and the summery colours. Super funky and fun xxxx

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