Friday, June 7, 2013

Friday Flashback: Bugs & Kisses

Happy Friday and welcome to the Friday Flashback!  Today's randomly-chosen stamp set is Bugs & Kisses, which I got right before it retired with the thought that it would be good to use for baby boy books.  Which brings me to this pic from the not-that-long-ago archives:

And up until today that was the only time I'd ever used the set, though it is super-cute and perfect for little boy stuff.  And here's my new card:

So I'd drawn the name of the stamp set and I was doing a quick surf of current challenges when I found the new Create with Connie and Mary sketch and this idea plopped in my head.  It took me three tries to get the buggy panel to look how I wanted it to though!  I kept smearing the ink and I had two SAMJ sheets going and stamps on both sides of a couple blocks so maybe I *do* need a second set of acrylic blocks (and my hubs is going oh no you don't!).  I really wanted to use a Crisp Cantaloupe DSP for the background layer but wouldn't you know, my first catty order hasn't arrived yet so I subbed in a retired Real Red pattern instead.  This will go to my friend Karyn with her two baby books when I host her shower in about two weeks--EEK I need to finish those books!!

Anyhoo, here's the awesome sketch:

Hope you've enjoyed this Friday Flashback, even if it is a bit short!  Have a wonderful weekend...the weather is gorgeous here!!

Supplies for the card:
Stamps:  Bugs & Kisses (retired, hence its presence on the Friday Flashback)
Ink:  Gumball Green (I really love this color), Real Red, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pacific Point, Smoky Slate, Baked Brown Sugar
Paper:  Gumball Green, Pacific Point, Whisper White, retired Real Red DSP
Accessories:  square & scallop square punches, Dimensionals


Deb said...

What a super cute card! I did always love this set! And these colors are perfect for a child's card! Love it! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

Lisa Young said...

Oh how cute is this card! Sure to make a child smile! Thanks for joining us at Create with Connie and Mary this week.

Mary Brown said...

Your card just makes me smile! This is one of my very favorite stamp set EVER and you used it to PERFECTION on this card! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

Giffysk8s said...

Super cute! I need a buggy stamp set. :)

Lisa said...

I loved that stamp set! I miss it! the bug set we have now just isn't the same! A classic! Love the fun bright colors...great for a little guy...or a big guy! Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary Thursday sketch challenge this week!

Margaret Raburn said...

Wow, that cute Bugs and Kisses set and the bright primary colors are just perfect for a baby card! Some sets we just always have to keep because they are so classic! Thanks for joining us for the sketch challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary!