Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Thinking of You


 Good Morning Friends ... I hope today finds you well & happy!

Once again BFF Diane (Nellie's Nest) spotted a challenge that we both thought would be fun to participate in so here we go!  That challenge is the Less is More Challenge.

 Anyone who knows me, knows my love for the color purple so this challenge gave me the opportunity to create with my favorite color and play more with my new Altenew Exotic Tulips stamp set.

 Exotic Tulips Stamp Set

 The sentiment I chose today is from a Simon Says Stamp Set called 'Thoughtful Messages'.

 Simon Says Clear Stamps THOUGHTFUL MESSAGES SSS101740 Cherished at Simon  Says STAMP!

 I'm having so much fun perfecting the use of these layering stamps ... I love the outcome!  Needless to say, you'll be seeing more of these Altenew stamps on DT projects in the near future.

I've also tried my hand at using the masking stencil (need more practice with that) that came along in the 'bundle' (stamps, stencil & dies).  Oh dear ... I feel another addiction coming on!  LOL

Challenges to share in:
Krafty Chicks Challenge #547 - CAS
Ellebelle's Crafty Wednesday February Challenge - Hearts or Flowers (entry #2)
We Love Chocolate Baroque February Challenge - Flowers, Butterflies or Birds

Anyways ... I hope you have a fabulous Tuesday!
I'll be jumping on the local County Covid Website at noon today trying to get an appointment.  Wish me luck!  Hubby was able to get his for this Friday ... fingers crossed!

As always ... thanks so much for stopping by today!



  1. Darlene, my friend, you are becoming the Queen of CAS. So beautiful. I need to learn from you because I can't make CAS cards worth diddly :-) Stay safe and healthy. Hugs, Lena

  2. Most pretty card, lovely stamping and the amazing colors and design. xx

  3. The tulips look so real, it's like I am looking at a photo! Great work!
    Lia xx

  4. How fabulous Darlene! CAS with pizzazz! Also love that sentiment set!

  5. Oh, my! I just love those tulips. Your card is gorgeous!

  6. Beautiful job with the layering, pretty color, sweet sentiment!
    Hope you are able to get the vaccine.

  7. Dear Darlene
    It is beautiful and the purple flower pops on the white background. Stay safe and blessed

  8. Darlene, this card with tulips is amazing.

  9. A delightful CAS creation and a beautiful Tulip, thanks so much for joining us at We Love Chocolate Baroque February challenge.

    B x

  10. Gorgeous ! Layering stamps and stencils are definitely very useful and convenient for OLC designs. Your purple tulip is so crisp over the wide blank card. Just perfect for our challenge. Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along at Less is More.

  11. Such a beautiful CAS design, your tulip is just stunning. Thanks for joining in with our 'Flowers Butterflies and Birds' theme at We Love Chocolate Baroque challenge.

  12. Wow! You are rocking this tulip set and the CAS designs! Beautiful scripty sentiment set, too. A gorgeous card in your favorite color!

  13. SUPER CAS card, love the detailed stamping and it's a great colour too


  14. This is such a pretty CAS design!
    Thanks so much for joining in at my Crafty Wednesday challenge! A new theme will be posted this Wednesday, hope you'll stop by to check it out!
    Ellibelle's Corner

  15. Gorgeous card. I love your Tulip, the colour is so vibrant and beautiful and all perfectly CAS too. Thank you for sharing with us at Less is More,
    Lynne x

  16. So classy and elegant! Thank you for joining our challenge at We love Chocolate Baroque


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