Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Start Where You Are...{and a Marcel story}


I have lots of cards to share this week, but before I get to that I have a funny Marcel story to tell you. Obviously, Marcel is a fairly unique name (he's named after my dad who was Paul Marcel).  The other day, Marcel suddenly comes up to me. "Mommy, Mommy, Mommy!  Where did my name come from?  I mean, what state did my name come from, because I am the ONLY Marcel in the whole entire United States."  Me...laughing a little bit..."Do you mean what country?"  "Mommy, Mommy, Mommy!  I mean what state in the United States? There aren't any other Marcel's."  I explained it was French. And then five minutes later, "What state is my name from again?"  Cracks me up that little man.  And he is 100% a Marcel!

Now back to my cards today...I love my first one layer card inspired by the Fusion Challenge and using the awesome CAS-ual Fridays Breathe set.


When I posted my card for Festive Friday last week I knew that I might make another card for this challenge.  This one is super, super CAS...added a touch of glitter to the bottom for the feel of snow on the card. It's hard to see but it does add a little extra to the card.  Happy hump day my friends...hope your week is zooming along!

 

27 comments:

  1. These cards are amazing!! Love the last one. And Marcel's story is too cute!

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  2. Love the first card, really lovely!

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  3. Marcel, whatta cutie pie!

    Oh I love how the Fusion challenge inspired you...such a wonderful quote and I love your choice of sweet colors!

    Your Christmas card is simply perfect, postal friendly too {bonus points!}.

    Happy Thursday eve!

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  4. To me, Marcel is a beautiful name!
    Love the one layer version of Jackie's sketch!
    And your Christmas card is awesome too!

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  5. CAS beauty at its finest! Love, love, LOVE that first one! The tree with the glittered landscape is a perfect holiday card too! :)
    As for the name...unique, but I really do like it!!!

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  6. These cards are great! I love the last one.
    From Japan
    Ryoma Sakamoto.

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  7. Love the stamping off on the first card - a very airy, whispy feel - perfect for someone who's not staying where they were! And the Christmas card is simply beautiful - that tiny pop of red makes it serenely festive if that's possible. Thanks for playing with Festive Friday!

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  8. Love the Fusion AND Festive Friday cards, Lynn! Both are just beautiful!!!

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  9. Both cards are just beautiful, Lynn!

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  10. Love both cards, Lynn! Beautiful stamping and colors on the first one! Your Christmas card is perfect with the bit of sparkle and pop of red!

    Love the story about Marcel! He's at such a sweet age - enjoy it! :)

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  11. Oh that Marcel! Love how his little mind works. Love your cards too. Sorry I've been a bit MIA. I'm not able to check out blogs at my new job and I feel like I'm missing so many great projects. Hope all is well!

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  12. LOL, he is the cutest ) I love it when you work with bird images...you always have the perfect placement :) Thanks for the call last night and sharing in my joy :)

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  13. Both cards are just lovely. I hope you write down the things your boys say. I wish I had when they came up with some off the wall things.

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  14. I love that Xmas card, you can see the glitter and the red bird really jumps off the page x

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  15. Lynn both of your cards are just so lovely! Love that set with the paint swooshes.

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  16. I love the colors on your Fusion card! They're perfect for spring.

    Marcel isn't an uncommon name in Canada. There were at least 2 in my town back in my school days.

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  17. Both are beautiful cards. I especially love the feeling of the first one, light and airy!

    Marcel is a funny kid! I love stories about your boys. :-)

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  18. He is sooo cute :) Love how little guys think!!

    Fabulous cards time two. Love them both :)

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  19. Oh, they're both beautiful cards! I really love the quote on the first one, such a good thing we all need to remember.

    But oh my GOSH I love that Christmas card!!! It's simple, but it is so SO gorgeous, and the glitter is the exact right touch. Your little bird is subtle, but perfect! I am so glad you gave us another one over at FF!!

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  20. Gorgeous cards Lynn!
    So glad you joined in the experimenting @ FUSION - hope to see you again soon :)

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  21. Beautiful take on the Fusion Challenge! I love the colors--so soothing and calm! Your Marcel is too cute! I love his name!

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  22. Ha! What a sweetie Marcel is! :D
    I adore your first card! Such fab stamping behind that powerful sentiment - subtle, yet totally a key feature!
    Love that die on the Christmas card - it may just inspire this girl to get an early start on her own Christmas cards! ;D
    Hugs!
    x

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  23. Beautiful cards, Lynn! That first one made my jaw drop! Marcel sounds like an awesome little guy. But I can tell he has a wonderful mom, so I'm not surprised.

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  24. Beautiful cards Lynn, and what an adorable story!

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  25. Oh my... More congrats in order here too, love your fusion card... The perfect stamp set to use :0)
    Sweet story about Marcel.... Love how they keep asking until they get an answer they like :0)
    Jenny x

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  26. Lynn,
    I adore your Christmas card. Would you be so kind as to email me the name and company that the tree form is from? It looks like a die cut and I am obsessed with it! Please please?
    Michelle

    mishacuna@hotmail.com

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