Tuesday, March 29, 2011

ColourQ #78 & a few extra things

Stay tuned through the entire post if you can bear it, cause there is a little something special at the end of it!

Today is special for a few reasons, and number one is it's time for a new ColourQ colour challenge.
This week's colours are so pretty and Spring-like.

I found this paper in my stash, Basic Grey's Olivia collection. I guess I cheated a little bit since there are a couple of shades of the green and pink, but it was so pretty I couldn't resist! The butterfly is from a Unity Kit of the Month and the sentiment was made with Maya Road's Noah Alphabet stamps.

Please head over to the ColourQ blog and check out the wonderful cards and layouts the design team has created for your inspiration, and join in on the fun and fabulous colours this week.

I have something else to share. I was given the Cherry on Top blog award from a lady who really needs no introduction she is THAT fabulous, Emily Leiphart from Art From The Heart.
She is a wonderfully sweet, and kind woman who is extremely talented, and creates the most fabulous CAS cards. She also works magic with Unity Stamps and just finished up a week of being Unity's Growing in Unity girl. I have been lucky enough to get to know her a little better over the last month or so and am very grateful to have done so.
(Sorry I'm a little late with this Emily!) Thank you so very much!

So to follow up on the requirements:

1. Thank the person who gave it to you. - check!
2. Post this award on your blog. - check!
3. List 3 things that you love about yourself.
           a. I am passionate about the people and things I love.
           b. I am a bit of a closet adrenaline junkie!
           c. I am genuine a person.
4. Post a picture that you love.
This is a picture of me and my mom that I have in my craft room. It was given to me by my aunt who flew in from Ontario to come to my bridal shower and surprise me. It's a favourite, because my mom was not one to be photographed and to have one of us together, (as I suffer from the same problem!) is priceless. It is from her 50th Birthday, 7 years before she passed away.
5. tag 5 people to recieve this award.

Thank you again Emily!

My final bit of fun to share is that.............today is officially my Blogaversary! (that is such a funny word!!) If you are at all curious here is my first post!

It was year ago today that this adventure started, and I have one person to thank for that, Jen from Jen's Ink Spot. Check out her blog if you haven't already. She is a PTI master, makes the most adorable rings from buttons and is on the design team for the twinery.
Sometimes, you know you just need a little push. I remember getting a very sweet comment from her on my Flickr account, wondering if I had a blog and if not, I should start one. I had been thinking about it but a) didn't really know how and b) would anyone want to follow it! Then I decided I really didn't care if anyone followed it would just be a fun place to catalogue my creative expressions. It has turned into so much more than that. So, thank you Jen, and thank you everyone who has stopped by and followed my little blog over the past year.

As a special thank you I am giving away a $10 Gift Certificate to Papertrey Ink to one lucky follower. Just leave a comment by midnight MST, Friday, April 1st and I will pick a winner on Saturday.

Thank you everyone from the bottom of my heart. I have learned so much from all of you. Have a great day!


  1. Such a pretty card! congrats on the blogversary!

  2. Kasia you never cease to amaze me! This card is beautiful!! I love how you stamped the hello! So cute! And happy blogaversary! I am so glad Jen left you a comment on Flickr! She is a fantastic person to have around isn't she? (She lives 5 minutes from me! hehe!)

  3. This is totally adorable! I love what you did with the colors, that paper is fantastic! The sentiment is my fav though! Love!

  4. Congrats on the blog award and the anniversary! I love your card--amazing design!! Love the Basic Grey papers. GORGEOUS!!

  5. How touching - thank you for reminding me to have more pictures with my kids (I too am a sufferer). Congratulations on your blogamathingy too - you are truly a very gifted and natural crafter. :D

    Emma x

  6. I'll say it again, I LOVE this card and that fab patterned paper! Super job with the colors!

    What a great photo and memory of you and your mother. A wonderful reminder to snap some pictures of the ones we love (and ourselves).

    And finally, happy blogaversary to you! I am so glad to have found your blog through ColourQ, as I always find inspiration in your fabulous creations! Thanks so much for the chance to win. Wishing you many more happy years of blogging!

  7. Oh my gosh, that "hello" is darling! This is a really pretty card and I love the way you left the kraft take the main stage instead of the pastels. I just love kraft paper! Happy Blogoversary! And to think that I just found your blog a month or so ago..crazy! :)The picure with your mom is sweet. I am not sure how many pictures I have with my mom cause I am NOT photogenic. Maybe i'll take some this week..thanks!

    Thanks for the award..you're too sweet!

  8. I can't tell you how happy I am that you started blogging. Other wise we would have never met and become friends. You truely are a gem! I can just feel how special the bond is between you and your mother through this photo. Thank you so much for the award.

    The basic grey paper is so pretty. Who cares if the pink is outside the lines of the color combo because it is awesome!

  9. Happy bloggy birthday to you...!

    Congrats on a whole year -- and I'm happy to be a (recent!) part of it.

    Your photo is so sweet, and I'm so glad you have it.

    Love the "ll" on the card. Just awesome.

    Thanks so much for the award! I can guarantee it'll take me at least as long to repost it as it took you ;)

  10. Congratulations on your blogoversary! I love coming here to visit, and super excited for your growth as well. Love your card and the photo of you and your mother sure is touching.

  11. Yay for Jen for giving you the push because it means WE all get to see so much more of your amazing work. Congratulations on your blogoversary! You are a rockstar!

  12. What a sweet picture of you and your mom! Congrats on the blogoversary as well! You are so talented, thanks for taking the time to share all of your crafty goodies with us!

  13. Kasia- I don't know that I like you because you're canadian too :) or because you are such a great artist (maybe both) but happy Blogaversary :) Love your sweet card today! That big butterfly goes so well with the pattern paper! Thanks for a chance to win some PTI goodies. Cyber hugs,

  14. Such a beautiful card! Love the photo of you and your mom. HUGS to you!!! Thanks for the chance to win.

  15. Your blog has been in my favorites list for about a month. Your cards are wonderful; simple and creative and very eye-catching. I am so glad that Jen provided you with the boost you needed to blog. I was particularly touched by the photo with your mom. It shows so much love. I am sorry you lost her while you were both so young.

  16. Happy Blogaversary, Kasia! I'm so glad you took Jen's advice and started a blog. :) I love seeing your creations and reading your stories. And I'm so grateful for all the lovely comments you leave for me. You rock! Here's to many more Blogaversaries to come!

  17. Eeee! I am so excited!!! I just got to my google reader to catch up on some blog love and found your post ;) So a few things to say:
    1, Gorgeous card - I love the pretty dp and cute butterfly! Great take on the challenge
    2, Congrats on the award from Emily... I totally love your list and that beautiful pic of you and your dear mum. I can totally see why this is so special to you, it is filled with love.
    3, Thank you so very much for passing the award on to me in amongst that list of fabby bloggers there!!! I'm so happy that you are enjoying my little bloggo, in much more of an infancy than yours! Wow, one year! You make blogging look like an artform. I love your talent and inspiration, and I can't wait to be subscribing to your blog for more years to come! Thanks for the chance to win PTI goodness ;)
    Big fat hugs, Ruth S xx

  18. Kasia, what a gorgeous card! I love that paper and the way you featured it off to the side. The sentiment is so fun, too. I think I'm going to have to play this week since I actually have all the colours for once. LOL

    The rest of your post just made me emotional. Thanks for all the sweet things you said about me. Wow! :) The photo you shared touched me.

    Congrats on your blogoversary, too!! I'll be celebrating my second in April. ;)

  19. Congrats! Can't believe it's been a year already! I remember when a certain someone told me that I should start a blog....Thanks for the inspiration!

  20. Yay, it's your blogaversary! Isn't it such an exciting day!! Here's to this year's and many more to come! You're cards are beautiful... I love all of them!

  21. This is such a lovely post; I love that picture of you and your mum. It's priceless...
    Your card tis gorgeous; happy blogaversary!
    Im glad you started blogging'; It's always lovely to be here!

  22. Ahhh, that is SO SWEET! I am SO glad you started a blog because your work inspires me ALL THE TIME!! You are so creative and so imaginative and inspire so many people with your work! Your picture of you and your mom is precious! What a special gift! And your card, well it is fabulous! Love the colors so much! That butterfly is gorgeous and the twine is the perfect touch! Oh, and the layout is fantastic too...I'm going to keep that layout in my head for future use! :) Thanks again for your sweet words!

  23. Kasia, you have such an amazing style.... I just love it! Your cards are always flawless and unique! Thank you so much for sharing your talent as a Royal Court DT at the colourQ!


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