Friday, December 13, 2013

Friday Flashback: No Peeking

Happy Friday and welcome to another festive Friday Flashback!  Today's randomly selected retired Christmas stamp set (wow, say that three times fast) is No Peeking, which I got right before it retired because my friend Tiana liked it so much and suddenly it looked all extra-cute after listening to her talk about it and I'm a lemming.  Short Flashback aside, it is a cute little stamp set!

I bought it too late to make Christmas cards or anything last year, but I did use it on this baby book layout for my friend Karyn's twin boys.  And that's the only time I've used up until today.  Coincidentally, I used a stamp on today's card that didn't make it onto this baby book layout, so yay!

My snowman is ever-so-slightly crooked, but that's okay because so am I.  This is for my friend Tiana because a.) she talked me into buying these stamps in the first place and b.) she's been dealing with some tough stuff lately following a death in her family.  I have been thinking of her a lot so I need to say it postally.  Which is a word I just made up.

The sketch is from Create with Connie and Mary:

Aww dang, I just realized I put the sentiment layer slightly off--it should have overlapped the orchid snowflake.  Drat!  Oh yeah, I used Orchid Opulence!  There's been lots of hatin' happening since Pantone announced Radiant Orchid as the color of the year for 2014, but I like it.  And my color combo was courtesy of Color Throwdown:

I love those colors together.  I used Basic Gray as well for my snowman's top hat, face, and buttons, but otherwise I stuck strictly to the color challenge parameters.

Hope you have a lovely Friday, and thanks for stopping by!

Supplies for card:
Stamps:  No Peeking, Four You
Ink:  Basic Gray, Smoky Slate, Baja Breeze, Certainly Celery, Orchid Opulence
Paper:  Smoky Slate, Orchid Opulence, Whisper White, Certainly Celery, Candy Cane Specialty DSP
Accessories:  Festive Flurry & Circles Framelits, Dimensionals


CCsMom said...

Cute, cute! I'll have to remember about putting the circle on top of a fancy larger cut-out circle like this. I really like that concept. And orchid -- can't say enough GOOD things about the color. It's just GORGEOUS. LOVE purple flowers. There's just something about purple in general -- wouldn't you agree?!!!

Barbara said...

This will surely make your friend smile! Thanks so much for playing the Color Throwdown!

Margaret Raburn said...

Sadly I so identify with the lemming thing! LOL! Anyway, your card is darling and I know your friend will be buoyed by your thoughtfulness! I actually like orchid so will welcome it back! : ) This little snowman guy is so cute; love the colors! Thanks for joining us for the Create with Connie and Mary challenge this week!

Deb said...

What a sweet little snowman! Love your card and the colors you used! I love your Friday flashbacks!! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

Lisa Young said...

Cute card and so appropriate. I loved reading your blog post too and I think your friend will really appreciate the card. Who wouldn't love that adorable snow man. Thanks for joining us this week at Create with Connie and Mary.

Broni said...

What an adorable little snowman! Love your card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Color Throwdown this week!

Lisa Martz said...

Darling little card...and so easy, too! Clean and simple. Thanks for playing the Create with Connie and Mary sketch challenge this week!

Mary Brown said...

Oh...that little snowman is just SOOO cute and I LOVE that little bit of purple in there...what a GREAT accent! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!