Friday, May 22, 2015

Friday Flashback: Of the Earth

Happy Friday, peeps!  And woohoo for the Friday Flashback!  Today's randomly selected retired stamp set (RSRSS, haha) is Of the Earth, which is a lovely hostess set from the 2009-2010 SU! catalog.  To my consternation, I looked in my archives and discovered that I had NEVER used this stamp set, and that was just such a shame that I created no fewer than three cards for today!  So let's get to the all-new Flashback :)

The bird image is from Of the Earth, and the sentiment stamp is from my much-loved Pursuit of Happiness.  If you're wondering, I stamped the birds offset and sometimes a little crooked on purpose because I knew I wouldn't get them lined up perfectly if I tried.  For this card, I used this Retro Sketch:

And this color combo from the Color Throwdown, which I absolutely love and adore:

I used Crushed Curry, Chocolate Chip, Coastal Cabana, and Bermuda Bay for my colors.

And here is card number two:

The circular image with the butterfly (haha, you cannot escape the butterflies!) is from today's featured stamp set, and the sentiment is from Perfectly Penned which I still love and adore.  The Friday Flashbacks are always fun to dust off some old favorite stamps and play with them again.  Anywha, my color combination on this one is courtesy of Create with Connie and Mary:

Isn't that pretty?  I'm also entering this card over at The Paper Players:

Yes, my card has a few layers on it, but I still think my design was pretty CAS.  I tried stamping a background on the card base and just didn't like it as well, so I left it plain and simple.  I also used this week's sketch from Freshly Made Sketches, can't leave them out:

And for my last card...

I really like the idea of stamping the same image in different colors like that.  I used the very first Fall-To Layout from Clean & Simple Stamping:

Trying to tie that bow in the baker's twine was a trial, let me tell you.  I also used a recent color combination from Just Add Ink, but that challenge is already closed:

I used to not really like Calypso Coral, but I seem to be using it a lot lately.  Maybe 'cause I love it with Sahara Sand, or Coastal Cabana, or Daffodil Delight.  Most colors I don't like much, I eventually come around to and end up loving.  But not always :)

Ok, I've procrastinated long's time to help the hubs with our prep for moving.  Oy.  But hey, if we get a lot done this weekend then maybe I can squeeze in some more stamping and scrapping before the packers arrive on Thursday.  Hope springs eternal!

Cheers, peeps!

Supplies, first card:
Stamps:  Of the Earth, Pursuit of Happiness
Ink:  Crushed Curry, Chocolate Chip, Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay
Paper:  Coastal Cabana, Whisper White, Flowerpot DSP
Accessories:  Neutrals Candy Dots

Supplies, second card:
Stamps:  Of the Earth, Perfectly Penned
Ink:  Blackberry Bliss
Paper:  Soft Sky, Blackberry Bliss, Smoky Slate, Whisper White, Eastern Elegance DSP
Accessories:  1 3/4" circle punch, Circles Framelits, ticket corner punch, Dimensionals

Supplies, third card:
Stamps:  Of the Earth
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Pear Pizzazz, Chocolate Chip
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Pear Pizzazz, Chocolate Chip
Accessories:  1 1/4" square punch, Calypso Coral baker's twine


CCsMom said...

My favorite is the first card -- design and color. Have fun today!

Natasha said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for playing along.

Tammy Hershberger said...

LOVE how you used the Throwdown colors with the Retro Sketch... those birds are fantastic, and the sentiment is wonderful!

Linda Callahan said...

Sweet set of cards! Love these images! Glad you shared one at FMS!

Jenny Engelke said...

Wow! What a great bunch of cards! And you really nailed each challenge!!! Thanks for sharing with us at Create with Connie and Mary!

Jen Brum said...

Great cards! Love the colours and I do love Perfectly Penned! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Alison Barclay said...

Great cards! I like the simplicity of your CCMC one. Fabulous use of colours and sketch. Thanks for joining us this week at Create with Connie and Mary. :)

Chris Slogar said...

Love your cards! Your CCMC card is simple and sweet, but so effective - and so pretty in these colors! Thank you for joining us at Create with Connie and Mary!

Lisa Young said...

All 3 of your cards are impressive and all so different. The card that you created for Create with Connie and Mary color challenge is spot on. I love the clean and simple look and the bit of lacy paper across the front. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Create with Connie and Mary.

Joan Ervin said...

All your cards are fabulous, Christy, and I's so glad you used this set because it is one of my faves!!!! I have sooo many stamp sets that need a little love....thanks for the inspiration and thanks for playing along with us at the CTD!!!

Joanne James said...

Great cards - I love the purple and grey circle image on the CCMC one, it makes the white sentiment panel really stand out against the blue. Thanks for joining us over at Create With Connie and Mary this week!

Tanya said...

I loved this set! :) So glad you used it and such pretty ways too!
Hope your weekend was successful!

Mary Brown said... are on a roll! Love 'em all! Love the CAS look of your purple and grey one...simple but elegant! Thanks for joining us this week for the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

Lisa Martz said...

You really had a flow of creativity! Love your simple card for the Create with Connie and Mary challenge. Very clean, simple and lovely!

I am so sorry I am late with my comments for this challenge! Graduation happened and we had lots of company that stayed into the week after graduation. There was just no time at my computer! Thanks for playing the Create with Connie and Mary color challenge!