Sunday, February 5, 2012

Happy Anniversary Less Is More!!!

This week marks the first anniversay for my favorite blogspot challenge, Less Is More. The very fist LIM challenge was a color challenge so this week the Divas' have selected a color challenge to honor the anniversary. Their color choice is Aqua. Since I don't have a anything that is actaully labeled "aqua", I went with my "best guess" or in other words "this kinda of looks like aqua".

My best guess lead me to one of my all time favorite SU colors, Cool Caribbean. It was on the very first "In Color" group a few years back and I really hated to see that one go. Pulling out the CC really inspired me this week so I have three cards to share. This first one is my favorite and is actually for LIM and SCS Featured Stamper Challenge.

I love how this one turned out, and as usual I don't think the picture does it justice. The subtle blue shading on the raised embossing shows up very nicely in IRL; and completely missing from the picture is the beautiful shimmer that covers the entire card. At first I wasn't too thrilled with the black ink for the sentiment but everything else I tried looked far worse so I settled on the black.

This next card is very CAS. At one point I had a CC layer under the main panel but it was distracting and took away from the simplicity of the overall card; so I quicly dumped that idea. I might have ... just a little bit ... gone overboard on the bling but this stamp screamed at me ... non stop ... to add more, so I complied. Plus I'm addicted to bling. LOL

This last one is my least favorite. It is lacking in some way, but I just can't figure it out. I only just finished this one so maybe tomorrow I'll see what it is, or change my mind and like it. :D

Thank you kindly for stopping by.

Whisper White, Cool Caribbean card stock; Cool Caribbean and black ink; Memory Box Die; Sixxiz embossing folder; Kaisercraft rhinestones; Smooch - Vanilla.

Whisper White textured card stock; Cool Caribbean ink; Wedding Sweet and Thank You Kindly stamps (SU); Kaisercraft rhinestones

Flower Heart:
Shimmery White and Cool Caribbean card stock; Cool Caribbean ink; Memory Box die; Just So Sayings stamp set (SU); Kaisercraft rhinestones.


  1. Hello
    Three fabulous cards.... Butterfly is stunning
    Hugs Sylvie x

  2. hi carole!! all three cards are fantastic, but boy oh boy... number 2 knocked my socks off... GORGEOUS!!!

  3. I love them all, but I really like the extra touch of the shading really puts thee focus on the butterfly!

  4. Well I like then all Carole, number 2 being my fave and I love all the bling!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"
    PS I'm so glad we're YOUR fave!

  5. Oh wow hun, you have really gone for it this week, lol! All three are stunningly pretty and I would be hard pressed to choose a fave .... but if you really pressured me .... No 1. Gorgeous trio. Hugs Sxx

  6. Beautiful cards, love the heart one xxx

  7. Great cards - really love the first one with the subtle colouring on the embossing and butterfly.

  8. Love all three cards but the butterfly one i like the best. It is stunning!

  9. I can't choose as they are all fabulous!!

    Ali x

  10. WOW Carole, fabulous cards all three, like you I think the first would be my fav if I was pushed but I'm not so I can happily say I love them all xxx

  11. Hi Carole, these are all gorgeous and so elegant, but if I had to choose a favourite, I'd say it's the last one.

  12. Lovely cards Carole
    I considered using my branch of you;re number 2!
    The heart is FAB, I think because its design seems to sweep to one side,it's throwing your eyes as to it';s central position. Anyway its FAB
    Thank you very much
    "Less is More"

  13. very beautiful, I love them all
    Cathi from Germany

  14. Beautiful cards. Love the soft shading on the butterfly card, all the bling on the second and the intricate heart on the third. x

  15. Oh Carole .. .. they are all beautiful!!

    The embossing on the first one looks amazing.

    I hope all is good with you.

    Must catch up properly soon.

    Love Jules xx

  16. Hi from the UK Carole ! more beautiful cards again I see, well done :) Viv xx

  17. Hi Carole, Your cards are really great!! Well done!!

  18. Carole, all your cards are stunning as always! You are much too critical of your creations...most of us just ooh and ahh at how fabulous they all are! I am always at a loss as to what to do with the Wedding Sweet set and yet you did your thing to it and it is wonderful! Congratulations on your 1 year! I'm so glad that I met you during this time, my friend!

  19. WOW!! What gorgeous cards, Carole...I love how you used the white space so well with just a touch of color...absolutely stunning work!!!!

  20. What beautiful cards. Each on is so unique and stunning!!