Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Olivia! and Christmas Inspiration: Day 2


Before I get to my cards today, I had to share a couple of pictures of my niece, Olivia. She absolutely loves horseback riding and she had a HUGE competition this weekend.  She just started jumping her horse, Lucy and her mom sent me this first picture from competition practice on Friday night.   It made me a bit emotional.   I'm so proud of Olivia.  Her commitment to learning and riding is incredible!  I love how focused she looks in this picture (and Laura did an amazing job capturing the perfect photo).



And first of all, she looks so adorable in her full dress for her competition.  But, her hard work paid off!  She took first out of eleven in her jumping class and third out of eleven in her flat class!  Incredible!  I'm so proud of her!!


For my Christmas inspiration today, I have two different cards with the same stamps, but slightly different layouts.  I love blues and browns together on snowflake cards.  What about you?  Do you have a preferred color combo for snowflakes?  Which layout do you like better?  On the first one I wish I stamped the sentiment in black versus chocolate!  Oh well...still keeping it!!
 

18 comments:

  1. Wow, way to go Olivia! Her hard work definitely did pay off :) Now, I like the sentiment stamped in chocolate! The first card is my favorite, I love how two of the snowflakes have layers and one just a pearl, it looks great :)

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  2. Whoop whoop, Olivia! She looks like a pro out there!

    I like both layouts but I love the dimension on the first card. Hope you have a wonderful day!

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  3. Both lovely Lynn, but my favourite is the first card too. Love the dimension of the snowflakes :)

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  4. Well done, Olivia!

    I love both cards, Lynn, but I think I like the one-layer version slightly more (probably because I love one layer CAS cards). :-) I do love blue and brown as a colour combo, especially at Christmas!

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  5. Look at your niece...wow..that's awesome.

    I'm enjoying your Christmas Inspiration week...the blue and brown combo is so elegant and hip. I like the sentiment in the brown...I like both of your cards...wouldn't be able to pick my fav:)

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  6. Love the color combo for a Christmas card. So pretty.

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  7. I love them both too, Lynn! And I think the chocolate sentiment looks great! Beautiful color combo!

    YAY Olivia! Amazing photos! Ya sure don't see too many gals around here choosing THAT sport - how wonderful and exciting! :)

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  8. If I had to pick I would choose the second one, but would appreciate receiving either! I like blue and purple for snowflake cards. Happy Tuesday!

    Julie In MN

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  9. Gorgeous snowflakes on your holiday card, Lynn. :)

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  10. Love the pictures of Olivia and I think both cards are great!!!

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  11. Well done Olivia and great pictures of the event too. Love it when hard work pays off and goals are reached by kids :) Loving all those snowflakes too :) I love the second card.

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  12. love the same elements, but different feel to them both! Yummy colours for snowflakes! What fantastic pictures of Olivia! You sure have a passionate and talented family :)

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  13. Well done Olivia, such amazing accomplishments! You must be so proud. I love both card as usual. I think the chocolate and aqua are yummy together, however, I love the CAS design of your second card too. I will just have to CASE both. ;)

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  14. Olivia is amazing! Loved the photos! And your cards are both gorgeous! Great color combo.

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  15. Those pics of Olivia bring memories of my riding days flooding back! The adrenaline rush of jumping, the pride in looking smart - oh I bet she loves it!
    Please don't make me pick a fave card; I honesty love both! :-)
    Hugs!
    x

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  16. Congratulations to your niece! Horses scare the bejeebies out of me. I love your snowflake cards, and I really like the brown sentiment, it adds to the softness of card!

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  17. What a talented young lady! She's also lucky to have such a fabulous Auntie cheering her on. :)
    Both of these cards are lovely, and I think the sentiment in chocolate looks beautifully soft. I'd have to lean just slightly toward the second version because of the wonderful use of white space.

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  18. Great pics! And I just adore the aqua and kraft color combos in your cards! YUM-O!

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