Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Update{ish} and two cards...

Here is my "update" on the computer situation.  Still using the desktop.  UGH.  Slower than molasses in January (in the NORTHERN hemisphere) and I am about fed up with it!  BUT--the laptop should be in my clutches by the weekend!  Huzzah!

Other news, sad by all accounts, I am having to step down from 3 amazing DTs.  I've had to say goodbye at Christmas Stampin' All Year Long, Crafty Cardmakers, and Try Stampin' On Tuesday for personal reasons.  I am technically still a DT member at CCM and TSOT but will be playing along very minimally for a bit.  I've got some things going on in my life that are making it hard for me to keep up with everything and not feel like I want to just give up on it all and so I'm stepping back in all aspects of my life right now.  I won't go into details, just don't think I'm giving up DTs willy-nilly!  I LOVE all the ladies I've gotten to work with and it was a super hard decision to make, but a necessary one.  I want to continue to focus on the challenges that I own or co-own and to still enjoy the blogging and creating experience right now, so this is what I've had to do.  Please play along with these challenges still, they are amazing!

Okay, so let's get onto happier things.  I've got two cards to share with you today!!!  Yippee!!!  I am still trying to take time each day to create something "just because."  There is always a lot of comfort that comes from doing something that you love, you know?

Here's the first card~

Details~


Yes, I decorated the inside...minimally! ;)  Shout out to Ruth!

For these fabulous challenges~



(I've used a new stamp set!!!)

As I stated above, the NEW to me is the stamp set that I used.  It's an "Inchies" set from Inkadinkado--these are such fun to play with!  The colors turned out amazingly and I am really happy with the way this card came together!

Here's the second card~

Details~



For these fabulous challenges~




Whew.  Here is a MUCH MORE CAS card than my first entry for this week's LIM challenge...and I LOVE it!  I added just a bit of bling to mimic dew...at least that is what I was going for.  Hope you see it, too! ;)

Thanks for stopping by and taking time out of your day to visit me!  I really appreciate each visit and each comment--I really do read them all!  If you have any specific questions about my cards, please email me!  Happy stamping! :)

29 comments:

Jackie said...

Your Halloween card is fabulous! I love all the *tiles* you created & the color scheme as well....thanks so much for playing along with us @ ABC Challenges!!!

Jenn Picard said...

Wow Mynnette both these cards are fabulous! I can totally understand how hard it is sometimes to keep up with DT commitments:) Make sure you focus on you and what needs to be done in your life to maintain a healthy balance. Sending you big hugs and I look forward to seeing your creations when you are able to post.

Lisa said...

You have to take care of yourself first Mynnette and it sounds like you've made a wise decision. I will keep you in my prayers my friend. ~ big hug!!

Now about these cards. The first is just so cute with all those fun Halloween tiles, nice work. And girl...your second card is probably my favorite of anything you've done and you've had beautiful cards. I am swooning over this, it's awesome!!!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

What fun cards! I love the style of the one with the squares. Too cute!

Thank you for participating in this week's ABC Challenges!

AND Thank you for participating in this week's {PIN}Spirational Challenge, too.

Kylie said...

I love both these cards, Mynette! Really, really well done!

Desire Fourie said...

Beautiful colours. Great design and attention to detail. Hugs Desíre {Doing Life - my personal blog}

Chrissie said...

I'm so glad that you are still managing to join in our challenges at LIM Mynnette.
Both of these cards are gorgeous, but the one for us is stunning!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Suze Bain said...

Two fabulous cards Mynnette, the first one is great fun and the second is beautifully CAS. Hope things settle down for you soon, take care. xx

LeAnne said...

Wow, that Halloween card is awesome...those inchies are as cute as can be! I hope your life calms down and you find some balance so you can DT stamp again! Thanks for playing with the CQC colors this week!

Louise van Vuren said...

Mynnette both of these cards are gorgeous, but the LIM card really is stunning..LOVE it!

Louise xx

Susan said...

Hope life gets more relaxing for you. I know how stressful it can be when you have too much going on and not enough time to get to it all! Your cards are both beautiful, but I'm partial to the LIM card...LOVE IT!!

bastelengel said...

I love your card. A simple and beautiful layout.

Shari Nelson said...

Saw your card on the ABC challenge blog. I like both of your cards. I especially like how you did the CAS card. Thanks for sharing!

xxxtglxxx said...

Lovely stylish cards hun! :)

hugs

xxalisonxx

Katy said...

Love these gorgeous cards Mynnette!! Sometimes a little break is good-then you come back refreshed and energized! :)

Lisa Carroll said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards! The first is so much fun, and the second one is so elegant and refined. :) Thanks for participating in our 'Autumn Leaves' challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge blog! xo

Danielle Vincent said...

I absolutely agree that we need to create something fun and beautiful "just because" as often as we can. I'm so glad that you do because I get constant inspiration from you :o) Sorry to hear things are a bit rough right now - please know I'm sending you a hug and thank you for being wonderful you! Take care of you! Hugs D

Danielle Vincent said...

Oh Whoops - after that long message I forgot to say... Thanks for joining us for our very first challenge at ABC Challenges! We appreciate you support. Hugs (again!) D

sandie said...

Mynnette, sorry to hear your news but you are right, it is good to try to create when you can.Have to say card 2 is my favourite, so adorably CAS!

Tracey McNeely said...

Mynette do what you need to do and feel good about that and take care. :) Love both of your cards. Thank you so much for joining us this week at the colourQ!

Cazro said...

Hope things are settling and your okay. Sending a huge hug. Caz

Jen said...

Two beautiful cards! I love your take on Halloween! Thanks for joining us at colourQ!

Corrinne Quinn said...

Your Halloween creation is inspiring - love the simplicity of design :) Thank you for sharing it with us at {PIN}spirational Challenges!

I invite you to join me at Tuesday Alchemy's current challenge: http://tuesdayalchemy.blogspot.com/ as well.

Lots of joy,
Corrinne

Lela said...

Both cards are awesome! I really like the colors and squares on the Halloween card! Take care of yourself, Thanks for sharing what's "new" with us at ABC Challenge blog

Sylvia said...

What a great card, Mynette, I love all the squares! Thanks for joining in the fun at the colourQ this week.

Patty Gorka said...

Love your cards, Mynnette you always do such lovely work. I'm so glad you played along with our first challenge.

Your inchie card is fabulous; love that idea and layout, great colors too!

Thanks for playing along this week at ABC challenges!

Chris said...

Fantastic CAS card and I love the leaf panel you created. Thanks for joining my Amusing Challenges this week celebrating fall colors!

Mel @ Princess Melus Crafts said...

Love the layout of this card! Great Halloween creation!

Thank you for sharing this with us at Pinspirational Challenges!

- Mel xx

Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

Love your cards. Thanks for participating in the {PIN}spirational Challenge! Hope to see you again!!
~DEANNE~