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CC&M296 and Clean & Simple

Good morning! I've been lucky to grab bits of time to make a few cards. I should be studying, but that is next on my list for the day.

First up, Create with Connie and Mary. I have a love/hate relationship with color challenges because I have a great idea, but if the colors are in the wrong order so to say,  my project turns out almost abysmal. To save the heartache, I found a Clean and Simple challenge to pair up with it. 
Now, this is easy for my tired brain to process! Here is what I came up with:

Circles, polka dots, and buttons? Oh my!
Easy peasy! This was a pretty quick and simple project. Painless to whip up if you have little time or even make last minute to send to a friend, volunteer, anyone! Who doesn't like a bright thank you note to perk up their day?

Thanks for stopping by and have a stamptastic day!


  1. What a fun card! Love how you did a circle card! And the buttons really dress it up! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

  2. Glad you had some time to sneak in a little creating! Love those sweet little button accents and how the card shape mimics the polka dot paper! Thanks for joining us in the color challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

  3. Very cute and fun with the buttons! Thanks for playing along with the color challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

  4. What a cool card! I love the sweet design. Thanks for joining us for the color challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

  5. This really was 'easy peasy'! I love when a card comes together so quickly and looks so terrific! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

  6. Very nice clean & simple card. I like the way you used the buttons for our colors this week! Thanks for playing Create with Connie & Mary!


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