Friday, May 6, 2016

Friday Flashback: Best of Sale-a-Bration

A rainy Friday morning to you, friends!  Seriously, I'm going to need a boat to get to the gym today, and my little girl dog is going to be very sad when she realizes we're not going for a walk in the wet.  But you're not here for a weather report, you're here for the Friday Flashback.  And today's stamp set is Best of Sale-a-Bration, which shoulda been called Best of Flowers Part 2 because every image but one is a flower.  I was a total lemming and bought all 12 of the Best Of sets a few years ago.

Also features Petal Parade, Four You

So the Best of Sale-a-Bration stamp on this card is the smaller red flower (and there's my favorite Fresh Prints of Bel Air paper!)

Also features Petal Parade, Banner Blast
Same stamp on here.  It was actually a smaller version of a flower in Petal Parade, which was a SAB offering that same year the Best Of stamp sets came out.

Also features Morning Post Alphabet, Rain or Shine, Papillon Potpourri, Artistic Etchings

And here's the labels I made for my cross stitch projects because I'm a dork :)  The flower stamp on the Quarry label is the Best of Sale-a-Bration stamp on here.  Each one of the images has something to do with the cross stitch picture I'm working on:  Rain Blossoms is a scene of people in kimonos with Japanese parasols walking across a bridge; Eilonwy is a fairy with a crown of butterflies; the Quarry is a sort of Impressionist scene with lots of bluebonnets; and the Accolade is a famous Pre-Raphaelite painting of a lady knighting a man who is kneeling before her.

But anyway.  That's it for the Flashback, here's the new card:


Heyyy, I managed to use one of the stamps in the set that hadn't been used before!  Woo.  I used this week's Create with Connie & Mary sketch challenge:


And the Color Throwdown:


I used Pretty in Pink (though it might have worked a little better with a more saturated shade), Bashful Blue, Tangelo Twist, and Peach Parfait.  I can't wait to get the new In Colors in my hot little hands next week--there's a new peach color but what has me really excited are the new green and blue and purple.  And there's a pink.  I'll bust 'em out next week.

That's it for now, y'all.  Have a great weekend and stay dry.

Supplies, last card only:
Stamps:  Best of Sale-a-Bration, Perfectly Penned
Ink:  Basic Gray, Pretty in Pink, Peach Parfait, Tangelo Twist
Paper:  Peach Parfait, Tangelo Twist, Thick Whisper White, Bashful Blue DSP
Accessories:  Lots of Labels Framelits, Dimensionals, Wink of Stella glitter pen

11 comments:

Joanne James said...

What a pretty card Christy - I love the way your trio of flowers frame your sentiment label and your pastel colours with the pop of orange. Thanks for joining us over at Create With Connie and Mary this week!

Chris Slogar said...

Wow, I completely enjoyed this flashback, and your sketch card is delightful with some of our past colors! It's exciting to think of the upcoming In Colors that will provide a similar look, as you pointed out. Thank you for joining us at Create with Connie and Mary!

Lori said...

Pretty! Love the sparkle on the flowers. Thanks for joining us for this week's Color Throwdown!

libbystamps said...

What a sweet card you have created using our challenge this week. Thank you for playing along with us this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

Tracy May said...

Lovely card - I love the combination of the orange and blue for the background! And the flowers are so pretty! Thanks for joining us at Create with Connie & Mary this week! :-)

Lisa Martz said...

I remember those stamp sets! You card for the Create with Connie and Mary challenge is ver nice...soft and pretty colors even with the Tangelo in there. Clean and simple. Thanks for playing along!

Jenny Engelke said...

You've done a wonderful job combining our sketch with this interesting color combo! The flowers are perfect and the sentiment panel is so pretty! Thanks for playing with us at Create with Connie and Mary!

Jennifer Downey said...

The color combination and stamps work so well with our sketch challenge this week! Awesome job! Thanks so much for playing along at Create with Connie & Mary this week!

Sharon Hashimoto Burkert said...

How fun to look back and use some favorite stamps. You did a great job interpreting the sketch. Thank you for playing along with the Create with Connie and Mary challenge.

Mary Brown said...

What a happy card! There are so many 'old' stamps that are still my favorites and they always look so new when paired with new colors and dsp. Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

Connie Babbert said...

Wow...that is a blast from the past! It was one of my favorite images! I think it is neat that you did labels for your cross-stitch project...I did that craft before I got into stamping! Thanks for playing along with the sketch challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!