Sunday, April 10, 2016

Spring Green Leaves


Hi everyone.  Playing along with STAMPlorations April CAS Challenge.  All their CAS challenges are "Anything Goes", as long as you keep your card CAS.  They also provide an an optional twist each month.  This month it's "Spring Green", and as soon as I saw the challenge I knew exactly what images I was going to use. :)  You do not have to use STAMPlorations products for this challenge.



I LOVE spring time.  And bright green is perfect for spring and a new beginning.

I started my card by sponging through a chevron stencil in lime green.  I stamped my dark green leaf, masked it, and then stamped the lighter green leaf sprig so it looks like it's behind.  So easy to do and it adds visual dimension.  I popped up these cute word banners for a little fun.

I'm embarrassed to say that I've had this stamp set for a LONG TIME, but it's the first time inking it up (another NBUS off my list!). :)  Since I used STAMPlorations stamps, I'm also entering their "Never-ending Anything Goes Challenge".  You have to use STAMPlorations products as the main part of your design.



This is also an example of a CAS Mix Up card that works for our April Challenge - Stenciling.  The challenge is open until the 24th, so there's lot of time to play along if you haven't already.


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Yesterday I hosted a "High Tea" for a few girlfriends that I used to work with. We had a wonderful time ... good company, good food, and good laughs.

I took me two days to make the food ... I made all of it. :)

I'm sharing a few pictures.  First, the savory food (all small --- one-or-two bite). Egg & Chive sandwiches, Herb Cream Cheese & Vegetable Triangles, and Garlic Chicken Croissants with Red Pepper Jelly.



Then the small sweets ... Cranberry Scones (served with Devon cream and Raspberry Jelly), Banana Streusel Squares, Gingersnap cookies, Coconut & Mango Mousse Tartlets, and Dark Belgian Chocolate Ganache Torte.  Yummy!




And the last picture is the six of us.  I worked with all of these lovely ladies at B.C.TEL/TELUS (company changed names).  We had a lot of fun years together and it's wonderful to stay in touch.



Thanks for coming by for a visit!








Stamps:  Trendy Leaves; Bloom Sketches - sentiment (both from STAMPlorations)
Paper:  White (Neenah 110 lb. card stock)
Ink:  Distress Inks:  Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:  Chevron stencil (cut with my silhouette cameo), sponge, post-it note for masking

Challenges:
STAMPlorations CAS April challenge - Spring Green
STAMPlorations Never-ending Anything Goes Challenge
CAS Mix Up April Challenge - Stenciling




28 comments:

  1. I think I shall start with the food...Wow, absolutely yummy and clever you, making it all. Yes it's great to stay in touch with friends old and new. Gorgeous and the most perfect CAS card incorporating the twist too x

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  2. Lovely CAS card Loll and love the green tones.....your food looks absolutely delicious nothing nicer that sharing food with friends

    Anne

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  3. Love this card Loll! Yummy food... and great to keep in touch with everyone.

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  4. lovely card and wish i could come to your home for "high tea" - everything looks so yummy - especially the garlic chicken croissants!

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  5. You've set my stomach to growling seeing all these yummy goodies! Sounds like a really fun time! I love the light spring green we see this time of year! You've captured it beautifully in your card!

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  6. Such a lovely gesture on your part...wonderful friends and yummy food - the perfect combo. And speaking of perfect...love the perfect layering and shades of green on this beauty, Loll!

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  7. I love your spring green CAS card Loll. Your Trendy Leaves are wonderful with the masking technique, your chevron stenciled background and popped up sentiment. TFS

    Especially thank you for sharing your High Tea Party with your forever girlfriends. Your finger foods are so beautiful, colorful and I am sure very, very yummy! TFS Loll

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  8. First, I love the pure simplicity of your card Loll! Those, soft green layers lends a calming feel to the card. Just beautiful! Secondly, that food . . . Mmmm, you have made my mouth water! Finally, thank you for sharing your happy photos with us . . . it's nice keeping in touch with old friends and it shows on all your faces! Have a great week my friend! Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

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  9. I love your card with the different greens. As another posted said it is very calming. I like the Happy Everything sentiment. From the pictures you are a very good cook and really put a lot of delicious food out for your friends. I'm sure everyone enjoyed it, as well as being together again. Thanks for showing us your pictures.

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  10. I am convinced that you could take any stamp set and create a fabulous card! I too have this set and don't even thing the rubber stamps are punched out yet. How sad is that. WOW too, on your high tea but if you ask me, that's a banquet! I can't imagine the work involved! How lovely for you and your ex-coworkers to stay in touch and how wonderful of you to do that!

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  11. As lovely as your card is, I'm totally focused on the food - it looks absolutely fabulous!! Good for you for making everything from scratch!

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  12. Beautiful card Loll, I am so loving the spring greens! We are nice and green around here on our grass, just waiting for those leaves to pop out on the trees. I love spring when everything comes to life! And I love your card. Your tea looks like it was a big hit! I love the food, looks and sounds so yummy. I also love the picture of all you ladies. I'm glad everything went well. Hugs, Brenda

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  13. Forget the card. The food impresses me. Lucky ladies. 👏

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  14. Oh my gosh! I would have loved to come to that High Tea! Everything looks absolutely delicious and I do love tea (and those little sandwiches, and scones, and...!
    And your card looks so fresh with those beautiful shades of green!

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  15. Beautiful, beautiful card Loll! I'm kinda partial to leaves, so I really love this CAS beauty! And your high tea looks like it turned out wonderful...what a treat for all of you! I wish you lived closer...I'd stop by for leftovers!! :0)

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  16. I love your card, especially the stenciling! Your party food is making me hungry! Looks fun!

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  17. Gorgeous card ...... love your spring greens, beautifully CAS too. Thanks for playing along with the STAMPlorations challenge.
    You have been busy ..... what a spread! All that food looks delicious ..... a woman of many talents. Have a great week. xx

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  18. Beautiful CAS card Loll but was highly distracted by the food. I wish I had worked with you then I could drop by ofr a feast. It must have been a wonderful day, you all look like you enjoyed yourselves. I'd say post me the left overs but that could be breaching a few laws and probably when it got to customs they would eat it all and claim it got damaged enroute.

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  19. Spring, I feel it, and looking at your card, I feel warm rays of sunshine on my face :-)) Beautiful, full of hope and peace card.
    Heh, I would eat all the goodies. Your friends are real lucky!
    hugs,
    BozenA

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  20. Love your card in the greens loll - what a wonderful composition - I love just looking at it! and what a delicious High Tea you hosted - the food looks scrummy! how lovely to see former co-workers again! Julia xx

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  21. just removed my comment because it ended up in the wrong post. Anyways, your food looked wonderful and glad you and everyone enjoyed it.

    Shirl

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  22. WOW Loll! You really know how to put on a spread...and you made it all!! Yumm is the right word here! I also love your card, I must cas it for a sympathy card! the green is so soothing!

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  23. Your card is wonderful, love the soft stenciling, and green leaves too! Your visit was wonderful too, I'll bet. Your food looks beautiful, and scrumptious!

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  24. I love these green colours, Loll... They make for such a happy feeling card.
    Another CAS beauty. X

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  25. Love your soft background stenciling with these beautiful leaves, Loll! Such a lovely CAS design, too! I'm so impressed that you made ALL of the food for your friends! Everything looks delicious :) So glad you had fun with your visit!

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  26. This is so beautiful. The lime green leaves just make the dark green leaf POP! Some of those old sets are timeless treasures as they will never go out of style. Your high tea party looks so fun and your food looks delish!

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  27. This is so pretty! Love the stamping mixed with that background and what a fun part-tea too! hehehe! Thanks for joining us at STAMP-lorations CAS Challenge!
    - Lisa

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  28. Congrats on the Stamplorations CAS April win -- I knew this was a winner!

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