Thursday, June 18, 2015

Spotlight On...Carol Mayne!

We are so pleased to bring you our next Spotlight On...Carol Mayne!  Carol's comments are enthusiastic, gracious, encouraging, heartfelt and joyful and her work is bright, clean and striking with lots of lovely white.  Just look at THIS CARD and THIS CARD she made!

Wait until you see what she's made today...you will see Carol shine!    

>>>ABOUT CAROL<<<
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"Hello , I’m Carol (aka *c*) from Just me: c, joining you from my small town at the edge of the scenic Rocky Mountains in Alberta, Canada. I’ve dabbled in various crafts over the years – cross-stitch, knitting (I can knit one-purl two and have made a scarf, or ten), and long ago, painting on wood. My journey into cards began two years ago, when I decided to make and send Happy Month Old cards to my niece, who was 2 at the time (she’s now 5 and my nephew 3 - and yes, the card ‘tradition’ continues). The ‘mess’ of my first attempt sent me searching the internet for ideas. Like many of us, that initial step and the discoveries revealed sparked a ‘passion’ and here I am, thoroughly immersed in crafting with paper, stamps, inks and dies. Of course, the friendships made through this warm, encouraging community are treasured immensely. When I’m not at my ‘craft counter’ or at work, I’m usually found at road, mountain or cyclocross bike races throughout our province, with stop watch and clipboard in hand, in my role as a racing official, or in the feed zone as #1 fan and support for my husband, passing water-bottles to him and cheering when he competes. 

Over the past few months, I've become completely enamoured with Winnie and Walter *everything* - blog posts, challenges and, of course, their amazing products. Little wonder that I have welcomed a variety (large variety) of their stamps, cutaways and stencils into my collection.  Words cannot fully express how  honoured and delighted I am that Shay and Julie selected and invited me to be a designer for their  *Spotlight On* project. THANK YOU for this dream-come-true opportunity!

>>>CAROL's PROJECTS<<<

Whew...I'm a bit nervous, of course, but...let's get on with the show! "Dashing and Dapper' is the theme I'm playing along with and, of course, 'masculine touch' came first to mind. I did a bit of research, discovering some 'sparks' here (colour combinations, in particular) and away I went...

First on the Dapper and Dashing runway is a Versafine-stamped and clear-embossed Mini Scenery Multifaceted image, sporting a smoky grey and light blue ensemble (Cool Grey and Sky Blue Chamelon pens).  The rectangle shape comes from Essentials: Katharine Cutaways, fashionably split to  draw your eye to the fabulous silver-foil, stacked-for-dimension Celebrate sentiment (The Big, the Bold and Party Cutaways). Accessories include black card-stock framing and a trio of tiny silver stars.  Silver/grey, black, a whisper of colour: I hope this speaks 'dapper and dashing' to you. 

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Up next is a second geometric-themed card, sporting Cool Grey paired with Aqua Marine.  The angled background design showcases several impressions of the border stamp, embossed, from True, with the finished panel cut from the larger rectangle from Essentials: Katharine Cutaways.  A bold In A Word Hello Cutaway (stacked), joined with "friend" from True, and embossed onto the smaller flag banner from the Katharine Cutaways, rounds out this Dapper and Dashing Card #2.

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Third on stage:  this Dapper and Dashing number is decked out with embossed border and star images from True, in Cool Grey and soft Purple Grape, and a bold In A Word: Cheers Cutaway

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Here's my trio of Dashing and Dapper...

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Again, such an honour to have shared with you today!  I hope that my cards brought a smile to your face and maybe a bit of inspiration, too!  Winnie and Walter rocks!

41 comments:

  1. Oh Carol, it's so nice to see you in the Spotlight! You really deserve it ♥
    It's a pleasure to view your wonderful cards! And I want to say "Thank you" for all your heartfelt and wonderful comments. I really appreciate it!
    Enjoy the spothlight and have a great day!
    Marlene

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    1. Marlene, thank you so much for your touching, heart-warming comment here and on my blog (all your comments are just so incredibly sweet)! I'm thrilled that you like my Spotlight cards, especially since we're both such W&W fans! Your visit has me mega-watt smiling! ♥
      Hugs~c

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  2. Yay for Carol! She is thee most enthusiastic bloggers that I know and her work is simply FABulous....so thrilled to see her spotlighted!
    Gorgeous trio of lovelies!!!

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    1. Awww...you're making me blush, Amy, with your sparkling, smile-making comment! I'm so thrilled you took yet more time out of your incredibly busy schedule to visit. Thank you immensely and how happy I am that you like my cards! ♥
      Hugs~c

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  3. Awww! Carol is one of the most talented and nicest crafters around! So glad you're highlighting her talent!

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    1. Becca, thank you immensely for taking time to visit and leaving such a sweet comment! YOU are one of the most talented, darling crafters around, so your note is extra, ultra-special. Thrilled that you like my cards! ♥
      Hugs~c

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  4. beautiful creations Carol!! congrats on the spotlight..

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    1. Berina, I'm so glad you dropped by and left such a sweet comment! You've definitely added sunshine to my day! Thank you!
      ~c

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  5. Oh my, Carol....these cards are gorgeous! Love the delicate shading of the geometric pattern. And yes, w&W makes awesome cardmaking stamps & dies :-D

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    1. Hello, newlywed Pia! I'm sooooo thrilled that you came for a visit and left me such a day-brightening, mega-watt smile-making comment! Thank you! ♥
      Hugs~c

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  6. WOW Carol.. All the cards are amazing :)

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    1. Bhavana, I'm so delighted you dropped in for a visit and left me such a sweet comment. Coming from you, a designer who has also shared the 'spotlight', makes your response all the more thrilling! Thank you! ♥
      ~c

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  7. Wonderful cards and inspiration! These would be perfect for so many occasions!

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    1. Jean, thank you so much for visiting and leaving such an uplifting comment! Yes, I was 'hoping' these would come across as somewhat 'multi-purpose' and as much as I had 'masculine' in mind, I think they have female-flavour as well. You're more than welcome to case them if you want; I'd be honoured! ♥
      ~c

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  8. Nice to meet you, Carol! Congratulations on being in the spotlight! I love all 3 of your cards, you've made these geometric designs shine with your use of subtle colors, neutrals, and fabulous design!!

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    1. Diane, your comment has me blushing with joy! Thank you! The geometric designs are marvelous to work with, as are the cutaways; all I did was add a little colour and some adhesive! I'm delighted you like them! ♥
      ~c

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  9. c! This is fantastic!!! I love every single card, and each of the W&W products you've used are totally new to me!!! Oh I have my own lovely stash - of that you can be sure! The colors you've chosen to pair with this lovely grey are perfect and do well to show off those lovely facets! Well don! Congrats, my sweet and wonderful friend ... you deserve every moment here in the spotlight!
    Squeezes... =] m

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    1. Michele, thank you for visiting and leaving me such blush-inducing accolades! Thank you, my dear friend! I'm thrilled that you found my softly coloured little facets appealing. Maybe a facet set (or three) needs to join your lovely stash...*grin* ♥
      Hugs~c

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  10. Yay ... congratulations, Carol ... you are the perfect Spotlightee ... so well deserved! Stunning cards ... graphic, cool, crisp and so beautifully coloured ... awesome inspiration, my friend! Hugs, Anita :)

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    1. Anita, after seeing your AH-MAZING creations with the new release and in your Leading Lady roles, how could I "not" be inspired! Much of these cards' designs were sparked by thoughts of "I wonder what Anita would do'...and I'm thrilled that they delight you. In the words of one of the most talented designers I know (that would be you, my friend): your warm, encouraging comment has put a smile alllllllllllll over my face! ♥
      Hugs~c

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  12. Congratulations, Carol! Your cards are fantastic. Love those beautifully colored facets. I's so happy for are being featured here. You deserve every bit of this spotlight!

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    1. Pam, thank you so much for visiting and leaving a comment that has me feeling all warm and fuzzy! I'm thrilled you like the multiples of multi-facets I shared. You're such a gem! ♥
      Hugs~c

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  13. Shut the door! You rocked W&W stamps!! I'm so happy to see you be spotlighted Carol!!

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    1. CHAR!! What a treat to see you here and your comment has me exponentially delighted! Complements from a Leading Lady...I'm so honoured! Aren't W&W products ah-mazing?! ♥
      Hugs~c

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  14. Absolutely loved your cards Carol ..So nice to see you spotlighted here ..You have done full justice to the Dashing and dapper theme ..Your cards are Fabulous !!

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    1. Hussena, thank you so much for visiting and leaving such a warm comment! I'm thrilled that you like my cards! ♥
      ~c

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  15. FABulous trio of cards Carol - so great to see your gorgeous cards featured here!

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    1. Lyndal, you sure know how to brighten my day! Thank you for dropping by and leaving such an encouraging, sweet comment! Smiling brightly! ♥
      ~c

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  16. These cards are sooooooo AWESOME, Miss Lady!!! Yay and congrats!! Woot Woot!! :)

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    1. Thanks for visiting and commenting, Tenia! You're AWESOME! ♥
      Hugs~c

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  17. Oh My! I'm so very excited for you Carol and you totally deserve to be in the 'spotlight'!! I am so in love with the way you used the stamps and especially the colour palette you chose. Enjoy your time in the sun and all the wonderful comments, wish I lived closer but will have to send you an imaginary hug instead!! Congratulations XXXXX

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    1. Shone, how wonderful that you visited and left me a comment that has me mega-watt smiling! I'm so delighted you like my cards; your compliments touch me deeply! I wish we lived closer too! Sending an imaginary hug back your way! ♥
      Hugs~c

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  18. You ladies picked a STAR when you asked Carol to showcase your products! She is mega-talented and much-loved as you can tell from both her extraordinary cards and these comments! She ROCKS!! Hugs, Darnell

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    1. Awww, Darnell...I'm blushing! A visit and compliments from you = exponentially wonderful! THANK YOU my dear friend! ♥
      Hugs~c

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  19. Wow these are great cards..love the gradient look you created in the sections.

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    1. Mary-Anne, thank you for visiting and leaving such a smile-making comment! The gradients took a while, as I'm still trying to figure out the Chameleon pens (Mr. Recycle Bin had plenty of treats in the making of these). I'm so glad these turned out - and I still need tons more practice with the pens ♥
      ~c

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  20. I'm so excited for you Carol. Congrats on your spotlight feature. You have created a stunning group of cards that really showcase the wonderful stamps and dies at W&W. Great job!

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    1. Loll, your visit and heart-warming comment make my day sparkle! Thank you! W&W products are simply awesome, aren't they! I'm thrilled you like my cards! ♥
      Hugs~c

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  21. So excited to see you here Carol! Your trio of cards is a stunning one! Totally gorgeous!
    Congrats on this spotlight!

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    1. Chriss, your visit and comment = one happy me! Thank you! I'm glad you like my cards; hopefully they'll find good homes in the near future, once I take them to my mom to share with her volunteer group! ♥
      ~c

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