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Friday, May 25, 2012




Papertrey Blog Hop


This is my very first kick at the Blog Hop can. I loved the colours we were given to work with and I loved the inspiration photo. I want these dishes!

 I was also a bit intimidated by what the other people already made but thought, hey, someone has to come up the middle. I don't reach for black very often when I'm making a card. Always in the back of my mind is Archie Bunker's wife, Edith screeching out, "Black is for funerals". But I had fun with it which is kind of the point of card-making. Furrowed brows and expressions of anger do not belong in a card room. Usually. Until I drop my Memento black ink cube on my already stamped Mat Stack and have to cut and stamp all over again. Thankfully the garbage is within tossing distance and with one flick of my decisive wrist, said corrupted Mat Stack was destined for the garbage heap. Except we live out on the intersection of No and Where, so in our case - the burning barrel.

Long story short - here's the card. Hope you enjoy. And I still want those dishes!


19 comments:

Leigh said...

Oh, Carolyne, this is so pretty and elegant! Great layering, too!

Carolyne Aarsen said...

Thanks, Leigh. I appreciate the encouragement from an old pro like you!

Lisa said...

I just love the way you've layered the doilies and the mat stack dies! PRETTY card Carolyne!!

Kara said...

beautiful card! love the doily! this is a first of many blog hops for you i hope:)

Michelle said...

I wouldn't consider this a "come up the middle" kinda card...... it's bee-u-ti-ful! Love the doily too!

Jill Norwood said...

Carolyne I love the elegance of your beautiful card! It is gorgeous!!!!!!

Ev said...

Love your work! I'm gonna ask a question that someone may have already asked...what program do you use to make these?

Marybeth said...

Beautiful! Simple and elegant! Just in case you don’t know, your word verification is on. Then again maybe you want it on. Have a good weekend!

Carolyne Aarsen said...

Thanks for all the comments. They truly make my day and make me feel part of this fun community! And Ev, I don't use a computer program for the cards, if that's what you mean. I use stamps, ink, paper and dies that I buy from Papertrey Ink - www.papertreyink.com. I don't know if I"m doing you a favour putting you onto this site. It has cost me many dollars - happily spent, mind you, but dollars just the same .

Rebecca Deeprose said...

Beautiful combination Carolynne! I love the layers and the treatment of your sentiment tag- super!

Larissa Heskett said...

I LOVE your BEAUTIFUL card!! Great take on the challenge!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

Carolyne Aarsen said...

Thanks, Rebecca and Larissa. This was fun to try.

maryrose said...

So pretty! The doily really sets it off!

Stephanie said...

I agree, the dishes are stunning....however, your card is even more stunning! You have NO reason to feel intimidated, your card is (in my humble opinion) one of the best one's in this hop xxx

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