Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Just Saying Hello (TCPTUESJUNE13)

Hi all! Sorry so long between posts, we are in that chaotic end-of-the-school-year time, which just happened to coincide with 2 races for the boys and my first-ever triathlon on Sunday! :) This mama swam, biked, ran, and shaved almost two minutes off the swim time I had last year when I did the relay instead of the whole race.I am so happy it went well, I have worked really hard this year towards the goal of doing this race, which having never really been an athletic person was kind of a huge deal for me! I am so grateful for my wonderful friends and family who truly encouraged me, trained with me, supported me, and were the absolute best. I'm a very lucky gal, I tell you... The race happened to be an adult race followed by a kids race, so after I got up at 445am, and did the course myself, I then spent the following 4 hours outside in the sun pinging back and forth between the pool, transition area, run course, and finish line to cheer on my kids! Life of a mom, I tell you! We all went out to celebrate afterwards, and by the time we got home (around 3pm) I was bone tired! Here's a pic.... :)

And today marks the beginning of a NEW month, and a new TCP Tuesday Challenge as well! Last month's challenge was all about Clean And Simple, this challenge is the exact opposite!
A few words from Alma: "Last month was about Clean and Simple. This month is about embellishments. Layers and goodies are the key to this challenge. Encrusted is a word that comes to mind. Can you heavy up on the embellishments while still keeping the focus on the message? 

Using TCP stamps and CutUps are highly encouraged! We'd love to see you use the TCP CutUps for your embellishments, and maybe some Divine Twine or seam binding? 
Additionally, if you pop over to the TCP Sale Page, you will see that all the adorable Ou Ou Kids are on clearance HALF OFF! Ack, they are so stinkin' cute! You should most definitely snatch a few up before you can't get them anymore. So, since TCP is saying goodbye to these cuties, I thought I'd use my June TCP cards to say goodbye to them as well. I used "Warm Fuzzies" on this card.

Keeping the "encrusted" theme in mind, I decided to layer up my card with 2 patterned papers and loads of CutUps and some gems, etc. I used the following CutUps: Heart Swirl, Toppers, and Lacy Floral Doily. The papers are MME. 

 Love this kind of card! I am a fan of lots of layers, pattern, color, and interest. :) I hope you like it too, and I hope you'll come play with us at The Cat's Pajamas! Linky will be on the sidebar, and we are always chatting and having fun and inspiration for you on our Splitcoaststampers Forum.

Hope you have a fabulous week! I have some fun things I have made but not shared yet, so I will be back soon! :)

xo. Noelle


Katie Ann Brooks said...

What a cutie-patootie card! I love your bright colors and layout! That flower is fab!

alma said...

So CUTE! This image always reminded me of Rhoda Morgenstern from Mary Tyler Moore. And, your card is just perfect, mixing and matching.

Nancy Thomas said...

Love all the layers and detail Noelle. You definitely nailed this challenge!