Thursday, May 1, 2014

Because I needed more flower stamps?

Every year, it happens.  There's a stamp set or two in the SU catalog that I haven't given a second glance all year long, but when it goes on the retiring list, all of a sudden I *must* have it.  Because I am a lemming.  So this lemming jumped off the cliff and got the Secret Garden bundle *and* Simple Stems from the Occasions catalog.  I think I must have seen some card or project somewhere with one of those items on it that made its way into my subconscious and prompted me to buy them, but I have no idea where that might have been so I'll just blame the Internet in general.

So anyway, here's a card with some new toys that are now retiring--and in the case of the Secret Garden bundle, I'm pretty sure it's already sold out.  Probably because of lemmings like me.  We travel in packs.  Wait, pack of lemmings?  Herd of lemmings?  After an exhaustive 5-minute Google search, I came across the suggestion that it be called a plummet of lemmings.  And also found out that lemmings are usually pretty solitary and they don't jump off cliffs of their own accord, so this whole paragraph is a waste of space except for that first bit.

I digress.  Peekture!

I tried embossing that flower on So Saffron cardstock with Pool Party EP and it just didn't do anything for me, so Pool Party on Basic Gray wins.  This card took me forever to make, it was just a pill from beginning to end but I think it ended up okay.  I picked the hexagon embossing folder only because I hadn't used it yet.

My colors are courtesy of the last-ever challenge at Dynamic Duos:

And I used the sketch from the Paper Players:

Sooo I didn't put the sentiment in the same place as it is on the sketch.  Oh well!  I'm going to move on to something that's less persnickety with me today.

Thanks for stopping by.  Cheers, peeps!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Simple Stems (largest flower), Secret Garden (smaller flower around sentiment), Blessings from Heaven, Gorgeous Grunge
Ink:  Versamark, Smoky Slate, So Saffron
Paper:  Pool Party, Smoky Slate, So Saffron, Basic Gray, Whisper White
Accessories:  Pool Party EP, Secret Garden Framelits, Hexagon EF, Subtles Candy Dots, Dimensionals


Tanya said...

I think it's fantastic!! The embossed flower, the embossed hexy strip, the Grunge splatters... it looks great!
I learned a few years ago -thanks to the internets- that we only think lemmings jump off cliffs because Disney movie people thought it would make them more interesting and flung them off cliffs...kay......

Julie Gearinger said...

Great job!! Love the embossed flower along with the Hexagon EF! Thanks for playing along with us in our final Dynamic Duos Challenge :-)

CCsMom said...

Why do you think they call it a "plummet" of lemmings? Because they PLUMMET off cliffs, I'd imagine! Seems like I saw something somewhere that actually showed them doing it -- some documentary. Pretty funny. I do like the card. And I do think that your lack of restraint in the purchasing department is inherited. GUILTY!

Anne Marie Hile said...

That embossed flower takes center stage! Wowza! Love the speckled background, too. Thank you so much for joining us at Dynamic Duos this week for our final challenge! :) Also, so glad you rocked my sketch over at the Paper Players. Whoop! :)

Nance Leedy said...

I think we've all made a purchase, or two or three because of some card we saw somewhere! We're all lemmings, indeed. Love the Pool Party EP on gray--so pretty! Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players!

Holly said...

So pretty.. I love your use of the Sketch and the challenge colors. Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos each week.