Sunday, May 29, 2011

A Few Less Is More.....

Oh that was a nice play on words. :)

This is my submission for Week 17 of the Less Is More challenge: this weeks theme is Pick-a-Square. I went with the center square for few reasons. 1 - I threw my back out and can hardly move so I had to be able to make something fast and easy. 2 - I bought these adorable little felt stars awhile back and have yet to use them and thought this was a wonderful layout to highlight them. 3 - These were the only supplies I could reach.
Which pretty much means the last reason is the entire driving force behind this card. LOL!!!

LIM & SNIPPETS Challenge Card.

Also included here are the LIM challenge cards from weeks 15 and 16. I missed the deadlines for both weeks due to being away from home. My BBF Kim had surgery a couple weeks ago, and I took some vacation time to assist her until she could move about and drive on her own. Of course now she's over here taking care of me due to my back. What a crazy situation.

Anyway I really love each of these cards because they are so bright and cheerful IRL. The butterfly was sprayed with Gingersnap Smooch and has a lovely sparkle to it. It also has the added bonus of being all scraps so I can submit it for Jules' Snippet Sunday Challenge. The Embossed card has Cotton Candy Stickles on each of the little flower thingies giving it color and sparkle. I don't think the embossed card would have qualified anyway because the sentiment is in fact a layer, and the challenge called for an embossed OLC. Guess its ok I missed that deadline after all. :D

Thank you for stopping in. Hope you all have been enjoying the three day holiday.


Star card:
SU white texture CS; Unknown SU stamp; Pebbles Felt Star

Embossed Flower card:
Stamps: Penny Black Constellations; SU! Sweet Little Sentiments; SU Black Craft ink and SU Clear embossing powder; Very Vanilla CS; Memory Box Die (Pastry Labels); Cotton Candy Stickles.

Butterfly Card:
Stamp-Technique Tuesday Wingin' It; SU! White Textured Paper; Basic Grey Ambrosia; SU! Black Craft ink and clear embossing powder; Smooch Gingersnap spritz and Kaisercraft black pearls.


  1. Your cards are lovely. I peeked around on your blog for awhile.
    Thanks for your kind words on my blog.
    Carolyn W

  2. FAbulous as ever Carole
    That star is simple and effective.
    I love your butterfly card too, I use strips of paper similar to it!
    Thank you
    Diva LIM mandi
    "Less is More"

  3. Hope your back eases soon.

    Fab cards - love your LIM card and the PB Constellation card is gr8 too


  4. Hi Carole

    What a beautiful selection of cards. All of them are so gorgeous.

    Your middle one is lovely .. .. I have had my eye on that stamp for quite a while now!! Perhaps one day it will be mine.

    But of course your snippet creations is the bestest of all .. .. I love it!!!

    Such a great colour combo going on there and very ingenius use of those small strips of paper. Lovely butterfly!!!

    Thank you for keeping me company this week and for your inspiration.

    I hope your back is a bit easier today.

    Love Jules xx

  5. All of your cards are fabulous Carol. The LiM one is lovely and colourful. The snippets one is fab too, gorgeous colour combo, orange is my fave colour.
    Lynne xxx

  6. What a truly beautiful set of cards Carol! What a pity you missed the deadline for LIM the last couple of weeks - so glad you made it this week! Hope you're back starts to feel better soon! xx

  7. Hi Again Carole, looks like you're not that much better, I do hope it quickly improves:0) Your cards are gorgeous, shame you missed the LIM deadline:{ But you made this latest one okay and your card's just smashing, great pink texture:0) Thank you for your lovely comments, get well soon:0) xxx

  8. Fab cards Carole, Your star card is so simple but wonderful and love your snippets card...i keep meaning to do that challenge too :)
    Jenny x

  9. The star card is great and the colours are beautiful !!!

  10. Fab bunch of cards, fab designs on them all.

  11. beautiful cards!! i hope that your back feels better very soon! thanks for your sweet comment about me being featured stamper at scs!!

  12. Just lovely cards Carole, the first one is great and the one with the butterfly is just like some which Mandi makes!
    Thanks so much once more.
    Lady LIM
    "Less is More"

  13. What beautiful cards, Carol!! LOVE your card for this week's LIM challenge! I don't have anything felt, but this looks really cute...may need to go shopping! lOL! Sorry to hear about your back. I can totally sympathize! My back has been out for a couple of days and I believe it's related to me picking up my 18 mo old granddaughter all day long and lugging her around on my hip! Wouldn't have traded it for anything, so I'll suffer with the bad back (although it's feeling a bit better today!). Hope you get to feeling better soon!

    My card is HERE

  14. Less really is more!! Your cards are all really lovely. The first one is so cheerful and the last two are so feminine and beautiful too!

  15. These are so amazing! The composition of each one is perfect to the T. If you could put that in a bottle and sell it, you'd be a millionaire! I love these.