Friday, August 30, 2013

Friday Flashback: Baby Bundle

Welcome to another Friday Flashback!  This week's featured retired stamp set is Baby Bundle, so of course today's Flashback will be heavy on the baby projects :)  Ready, set, Flashback!

Another layout from baby books gone by, this one for my friend Sarah whose daughter was born on Halloween, hence the pumpkins in the upper right (which is from the set Give Thanks).

Sometimes I get asked to make a keepsake baby shower invitation for a mommy-to-be since people nowadays seem to do online invites instead.  The sentiment is from Warm Words.

This gonzo sketch was most definitely not my idea, it was for a Dare to Get Dirty challenge a couple years ago.  I think the pink and orange looked better IRL...the words are from Nursery Necessities.

Another keepsake baby shower invite, also using Paisley for the background.

Well, that Flashback was really, really pink.  So here's a change of pace!

This card was in the mail and on its way to its destination about two hours after I made it, which is probably a record for me.  I thought Tempting Turquoise might be gender-neutral, though maybe it could be construed as "boy"...these parents don't know the baby's sex yet but I can't seem to do gender-neutral baby cards.  Partially because I was using another old SCS color challenge.

So there you have it, thanks for joining me on today's Friday Flashback.  Have a great weekend!

Supplies, last card only:
Stamps:  Baby Bundle, Confetti
Ink:  Going Gray, Basic Gray, Tempting Turquoise
Paper:  Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, retired Tempting Turquoise DSP

Thursday, August 29, 2013

CreativeCrew: Vellum

My term on the CreativeCrew is at its end; this is my last card to share as a Crew member.

For this particular challenge, I used vellum and it's been quite a long time since I last did that.  I embossed the vellum with the Argyle embossing folder, which gave me a kind of an interesting look.  And for some reason I'm kinda stuck on this teal-with-a-pop-of-red color combination for these snowflakes :) 

It's been fun and I'm looking forward to participating in the CreativeCrew challenges in the future.

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Festive Flurry, Christmas Messages
Ink:  Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, Real Red
Paper:  Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, Vellum, Coastal Cabana (lining the inside)
Accessories:  Festive Flurry & Deco Labels Framelits, Top Note Die, Real Red satin ribbon (retired, sorry), mini silver brads, Brights Candy Dots, Dimensionals, Argyle EF

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Friendly Blossoms

Hey there, friend!

Simple little cheery card for you today.  I made this for some past SCS sketch and color challenges.  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Stippled Blossoms, My Paper Pumpkin
Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Midnight Muse
Paper:  Daffodil Delight, Midnight Muse, Whisper White, retired Melon Mambo DSP
Accessories:  Dimensionals

Tuesday, August 27, 2013


I am still having a ball with scrapbooking.  Wanna see?

Those are the pics from the one and only typhoon that we experienced during our time on Okinawa, and where we lived at least it wasn't any worse than a regular rainstorm and we got a free day off of work.  There was some damage further north on the island, but nothing major.

Anywha, I obviously did not learn my lesson from the Saint Paul's layout because I cut out my letters again.  And in a really unusual move for me, I didn't even consult my sketch binder for this layout.  I put the pics out on the table and this immediately came to mind, so I went with it.  I wanted a high-energy feeling so I picked bright colors:  Calypso Coral and its Dynamic Duo Crisp Cantaloupe, Brilliant Blue (retired), and then the grass in the pics is Garden Green.  And as of now, this is the only layout I have done for our last year in Okinawa, but I hope to change that soon.  I've got loads and loads of pics to choose from to scrap, so as long as I'm in this groove I'm gonna go full steam ahead on whatever pics happen to inspire me; I'll worry about getting them all in the proper albums later.

Wanna see one of my crafty helpers?  Here's Sadie, a.k.a. Sadie Belle, Baby Girl, Miss Bee, Muffin, Fluffy Butt, Fluffernutter, Say-Say:

Ok, so sometimes it seems like my little doglets are more of a hindrance than a help since they either hang out under the table (where I have to remember not to accidentally kick them) or right behind my rolling chair (where I have to watch out not to run over tails).  But I like the company.  And you can see how I use the floor next to my chair as an extension of my work surface; luckily for me the dogs are generally pretty good about not stepping on things, though I wouldn't put my scrapbook pages down on the floor just in case.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps:  none
Ink:  Bashful Blue, Brilliant Blue (both retired)
Paper:  Calypso Coral, Crisp Cantaloupe, Whisper White, Brilliant Blue DSP (retired)
Accessories:  Pagerz lettering template (I don't think they make them anymore, I imagine I'm in the minority with my penchant for cutting out letters)

Monday, August 26, 2013

August Fox & Friends

I love Fox & Friends.  I think my SU! ladies do too, most of them bought it before it retired a while back.  Retired or not, Fox & Friends frequently shows up on baby book layouts :)

OH THE CUTENESS.  (The animals I mean, I'm not all like tooting my own horn about how cute the layout is.  But it is cute too.)  Now that Crushed Curry is back, I can quit hoarding the cardstock and actually use it.  I paired it with a Garden Green pattern from the retired Woodland Walk DSP (the advantage of having a giant retired paper stash, I found the perfect paper for this!  The disadvantage is having to move all that heavy, heavy paper every few years...) and then used Marina Mist and Baked Brown Sugar as my accent colors.  We've only had Baked Brown Sugar for like a hot minute and already I want it to join the full-time color lineup.  Get rid of that icky Soft Suede.

Uh, why don't they use Garden Green in more DSP?  It is my very favoritest green and green is my very favoritest color followed by purple and I just got the CAYOOOTEST art nouveau-style teapot combining those two favorite colors with silver (the best metallic) in a purple rose pattern.  Better yet?  It was marked 11 pounds and I got it for 5.  I didn't even haggle.

But I digress.  Back to the scrapbook layout.  I like it.  And that lion is fabulous in Crushed Curry.

Have a wonderful day!  That's an order :p

Stamps:  Fox & Friends
Ink:  Crushed Curry, Baked Brown Sugar, Dusty Durango, Garden Green
Paper:  Crushed Curry, Baked Brown Sugar, Marina Mist, Garden Green
Accessories:  old Sizzix alphabet, scallop square dies, square punches

Friday, August 23, 2013

Friday Flashback: Blossoms Abound

Mornin', folks!  Welcome to this week's Friday Flashback.  Today's not-so-randomly chosen stamp set is Blossoms Abound, and when you get to the end of the post you'll see why I couldn't resist picking this stamp set today (usually I draw names at random).  Let's flash back!

So I first got this stamp set during the first year that SU! had In Colors, and this uses Cranberry Crisp which is a fantastic name for a color.

And here it is again in Vintage Violet.

Trying something different here with the lacing up the side.

And here's some kinda nonstandard colors...I think I like this better in blues, purples, and pinks.

Oh hey look, it's blues, purples, and pinks!  I quite like these two.

And now for today's card, let's make it a giant picture:

I'm mixing old and new here; this is the maiden voyage for Label Love.  I sponged the flower panel though it's hard to see in this picture.  The sketch is Freshly Made Sketches' 100th challenge, which is a repeat of their very first sketch:

And the color combo is from the Color Throwdown:

And now you can see why I so wanted to use Blossoms Abound today!  I love this color combo and that inspiration pic is gorgeous.

Happy Friday friends, and have a great weekend!

Supplies, last card only:
Stamps:  Blossoms Abound, Label Love, Teahouse
Ink:  Pale Plum, Rich Razzleberry, Pear Pizzazz
Paper:  Pale Plum, Rich Razzleberry, Pear Pizzazz, Very Vanilla, Cottage Wall DSP
Accessories:  Artisan Label punch, Dimensionals

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Seaside Thoughts

You know what?  It's been a while since my last card featuring By the Seashore...I just checked and my last seashell card was posted in February.  What's up with that?!  But I've got a new one for you today!

Believe it or not, I got the idea for the color combo from some lady's outfit I saw when I was out walking my dogs earlier this week.  I used Coastal Cabana, Calypso Coral, and Midnight Muse, what do you think?  Also, it's a bit hard to tell unless you click on the picture to see it larger, but I put a teeny tiny pearl in the center of each shell.

The sketch is courtesy of Create with Connie and Mary:

But of course I modified it a little to do three seashells.  Well, two shells and a starfish.

Last night I had insomnia so I was on the computer just putting around when I realized that my photos--particularly for scrapbook pages--were showing up really small.  After some tinkering around I figured out how to make them bigger, which makes me happy because it's easier to see details without clicking on the photos.  So I hope that makes you happier too :)

Thanks for stopping by today!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  By the Seashore, Four You
Ink:  Coastal Cabana, Midnight Muse
Paper:  Coastal Cabana, Whisper White, retired Calypso Coral DSP
Accessories:  Basics Pearls, Dimensionals

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Snow Flurries in Bermuda

Howdy, folks!  It is, once again, rather warm in England so we're thinking cool thoughts of snowflakes today.

I made this for a swap I participated in a little while back.  I'm really glad to have Bermuda Bay back, and I love Coastal Cabana too...bonus, they look great together :)

Thanks for stopping by today!

Stamps:  Christmas Messages, Festive Flurry
Ink:  Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana
Paper:  Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana, Whisper White, Winter Frost Specialty DSP
Accessories:  Festive Flurry & Deco Labels Framelits, Basic Rhinestones, Argyle Embossing Folder, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Tuesday, August 20, 2013


Ready for a bit of a giggle?

We're going waaayyyy back in time with today's layout; these pics are from early 2004, when hubs and I lived in Florida (FYI:  since we got married in 2003, we've lived in Florida, North Carolina, Okinawa, and England, with a few months here and there in Texas--guess you could say we're semi-nomadic).  When hubs and I met, he had this really loud low-rider black Chevy truck (seriously, I could be in the back of our 3rd-floor apartment with the radio on and *still* hear it when he pulled in to the parking lot).  Since I name all my cars (what?), I asked him what his vehicle's name was, and he said, very deliberately, "It's...Truck."  And then poor Truck got squished before we'd been married a year.

This layout actually came together really quickly.  Funny story:  I bought the Well-Worn Alphabet stamps when they first came out with this scrapbook layout in mind, and only just now did I actually scrap it.  Better late than never, right?  Hubs said he thought I was working on Japan scrapbooks...well, the advantage (and disadvantage) of being so far behind on scrapbooks is that I can skip around to whatever catches my fancy.  And today it was the story of poor Truck's demise.

As for my goal of 100 non-baby book scrapbook pages for 2013, I'm now at 36 (I have several I haven't shared here yet).  If I counted the baby books, I'd be at 96.  Well, I gotta keep on truckin'!

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Well-Worn Alphabet
Ink:  Whisper White craft, Basic Black marker
Paper:  Basic Black, Riding Hood Red, Brilliant Blue, Sahara Sand
Accessories:  1/2" and 3/4" circle punches

Monday, August 19, 2013

Strawberry Mosaic

Do you ever get stuck on a particular color and make several things in a row with it?  I've been that way lately, alternating back and forth between Strawberry Slush and Crushed Curry.  So today I decided to put them together with Bermuda Bay on a card...I came up with this combo while I was walking my dogs this morning :)  Behold!

I'm also stuck on "thinking of you" cards lately, I think this is at least the third in a row.  I don't post my creations here in the same order that I make them, and lately at least I've been creating faster than I post, which is an accomplishment with five posts per week.  But you'll see the other cards soon enough.

Today's card is brought to you by Freshly Made Sketches:

Got to use that Artisan Label punch I just ordered!  Yay for new toys.  Think I'll keep it short and sweet today, hanks for stopping by!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Mosaic Madness, Best of Greetings
Ink:  Strawberry Slush, Bermuda Bay
Paper:  Whisper White, Strawberry Slush, Bermuda Bay, Eastern Elegance DSP
Accessories:  Mosaic & Artisan Label punches, Dimensionals

Friday, August 16, 2013

Friday Flashback: Out West

Time already for another Friday Flashback!  This week's retired stamp set is Out West--having grown up in Texas, I do like to buy all the SU! Western stamp sets.  I kept putting off getting Out West until it hit the retirement list though, and this Flashback is going to be short:

Yep, so far just the one card.  But I kinda like the unexpected pop of pink on a cowboy card, what do you think?  I used some past SCS sketch and color challenges.

Hope y'all have a wonderful weekend...looks like it might be a rainy one for us in England!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Out West, Paisley (on the card base, hard to see), Wanted, Rough Type Alphabet
Ink:  Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink, Dusty Durango
Paper:  Creamy Caramel, Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Dusty Durango DSP
Accessories:  Linen thread, really old SU button in Really Rust 

Thursday, August 15, 2013

CreativeCrew: Elegant Birthday Wishes

After two days of Venetian Romance, I think it's time to switch gears a bit and showcase the Afternoon Picnic DSP.  Behold!

This card was for one of the CreativeCrew challenges this month.  And yep, I'm still in love with Stippled Blossoms :)  Check out the link above to see the challenges, and then click here to see the gallery.  Have a lovely day!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Stippled Blossoms, Best of Butterflies, Bring on the Cake
Ink:  Crushed Curry, Basic Gray, Coastal Cabana, Wisteria Wonder, Pear Pizzazz, Soft Suede (no really, I used it on the butterfly)
Paper:  Crushed Curry, Basic Gray, Very Vanilla, Afternoon Picnic DSP
Accessories:  Dimensionals

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Venetian Sundress

I am continuing my love affair with the Venetian Romance DSP today.

If only I could make dresses for myself in pretty patterns as quickly as I can run a Framelit through the Big Shot.  You'll see I was pretty literal with this week's Retro Sketch:

I stuck pretty close to it, except for making the Pistachio Pudding  layer square instead of rectangle, so mine doesn't completely cover the next layer down.  Oh well, that's what I get for quickly copying the sketch and running off to my craft room.

I got the color combo from Fab Friday, this was one of the color combos I almost used yesterday:

Managed to stick really closely to the challenge on that one ;)

Anyway, I'm off like a prom dress.  Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Four You
Ink:  Crisp Cantaloupe
Paper:  So Saffron, Crumb Cake, In Color DSP & Venetian Romance DSP
Accessories:  All Dressed Up Framelits

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Venetian Swallowtail

I thought I'd do last week's Freshly Made sketch today, but I forgot the Linky closed yesterday so I can't enter it in the challenge.  Oh well, it turned out kinda pretty anyway:

I really, really, really love that DSP--it's part of the Venetian Romance pack.  And I've uploaded my Venice pictures to print off for future scrapbook pages, and I'm sure that DSP will make another appearance there :)  I meant to do one of the current color challenges, like the one at Pals Paper Arts or Fab Friday, but I just couldn't help using Island Indigo instead once I chose that DSP.

Here's the sketch, which I of course changed to A2.  I'm not one much for square cards.

Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely day!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Swallowtail, Sweet Essentials
Ink:  Crisp Cantaloupe, Island Indigo
Paper:  Pistachio Pudding, Island Indigo, Very Vanilla, Venetian Romance DSP
Accessories:  Subtles Candy Dots (the Calypso Coral ones look pretty good with Crisp Cantaloupe), retired SAB buttons from last year (because Pool Party is a Dynamic Duo with Island Indigo), Calypso Coral baker's twine

Monday, August 12, 2013

Trick or Treat!

So it's only August, but I've got a Halloween card today.

I think I might need a new Basic Black ink pad, hmm.  I just got the new Best of Halloween stamp set last week, and it was the first one I thought of for the Create with Connie and Mary sketch challenge, which I rotated 90 degrees:

The colors are kinda odd for a Halloween card, I admit.  I was trying really hard to use that Sweater Weather DSP since I didn't get the new Halloween DSP...I think it kinda works anyway?  Maybe?  Maybe my mojo has gone on holiday since I've been spending so much time uploading pictures to print out...

Thanks for stopping by today!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Best of Halloween
Ink:  Basic Black
Paper:  Tangerine Tango, Soft Sky, Crushed Curry, Very Vanilla, Sweater Weather DSP
Accessories:  Corner rounder & square punches

Friday, August 9, 2013

Friday Flashback: Dream Gardens

Welcome to this week's Friday Flashback!  Today I get to feature one of my favorite stamp sets, Dream Gardens.  Since I used to live in Japan, I pretty much buy every Oriental stamp set Stampin' Up! makes ;)  So let's flash back!

I discovered pretty early on that I love this lady stamped in craft ink on patterned paper and then heat embossed.

I did Japanese Christmas cards one year.  See, you can use a non-Christmas stamp set and make perfectly festive Christmas cards.

Alternate Christmas card design; my hubs liked this one because he said the layout reminded him of kimonos with the obi around the middle.

Quick and easy thank you card for some friends of ours whom we met in Okinawa.

I shared these pages a few months ago and I was unhappy because I did the title and then decided to mat the kimono lady instead of stamping her directly on the paper, so it looked out of whack to me with too much space above the title.  It stuck in the back of my head for a while and finally I got it back out and added the little origami crane from Gifts from the Orient and voila!  Fixed.

And here's today's new card:

I love blues and greens together, they're very peaceful to me.  Something about using shades of those two colors together just makes me happy...which might be why 98% of the stuff we own is blue and/or green ;)  Anyway, I pulled out my favorite Baja Breeze (sniffle! please don't really be retired forever) and I picked the two stamps I'd never used from the stamp set.  I love that dream kanji stamp, don't know how it hadn't been used on something before.  And I used a couple of DSP scraps on this too.

Thanks for joining me for this week's Friday Flashback.  Have a wonderful weekend!

Supplies, last card only:
Stamps:  Dream Gardens
Ink:  Baja Breeze, Always Artichoke, Midnight Muse
Paper:  Baja Breeze, Midnight Muse, Very Vanilla, Always Artichoke retired DSP, retired Green Tea DSP
Accessories:  circle punches, Dimensionals

Thursday, August 8, 2013

CreativeCrew: It's a Shower

We're just making it a scrappy week here at Snapdragon, because this week's CreativeCrew project is also scrappy.

The pics are from my friend Tiana's baby shower before her first daughter arrived; I had fun playing with the bright colors and of course I had to put that giraffe on here.  Tiana and I used that giraffe on Emma's baby announcements so I think of them every time I see it :)

Thanks for stopping by today!  Don't forget to check out the CreativeCrew challenges here and the gallery here.

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Mosaic Madness, Cuddles & Kisses, Bundle of Joy (retired)
Ink:  Island Indigo, Pumpkin Pie, Strawberry Slush, Baked Brown Sugar
Paper:  Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Strawberry Slush, Quatrefancy DSP Accessories:  Decorative Label & Mosaic punches, Deco Label Framelits

Wednesday, August 7, 2013


Today I've got more scrapbook pages to share!

The photos are from our trip to see Framlingham Castle, which is a bit of a misnomer since the castle keep is long since gone and the curtain wall is all that remains of the original structure (there's a manor house inside the walls, and a private residence).  You can see the photos in my original Snapdragon blog posts here and here

This layout was a little bit slow to work on; I printed off so many pictures I was having trouble deciding which ones to use and I just couldn't squeeze 'em all in.  I'm so far behind with scrapping I don't want to do extra layouts for every single castle we've visited ;)  Usually I try two or three arrangements of photos before I find the sketch I want to work with; this time it was more like six or eight.  But it must have worked, 'cause hubs really liked the end product--he especially liked the colors.  As much as I love purple, I think this is the first time EVER that I've used Elegant Eggplant for a page base.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Stamps:  Lovely Letters Alphabet (yep, the little embellishment stamp is from the same stamp set)
Ink:  Elegant Eggplant, Cajun Craze
Paper:  Elegant Eggplant, Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla, Comfort Cafe DSP
Accessories:  1" square & postage stamp punches

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

No Peeking!

I just realized that I still have a few baby book layouts I haven't shared yet, and I finished these books around the first half of June.  The twins actually arrived a week ago :)  So let's catch up a bit.

Click the photo to see it larger.  I admit, I bought the No Peeking stamp set specifically for these baby just seemed very "Karyn" to me.  I also got the Snow Much Fun stamp set just for these books too, but I'm sure I'll use both sets again, if not on future baby books then in my own scrapbooks.  I'm still working like a busy bee, jumping back and forth from England to Japan photos, and uploading dozens of pictures to be printed out.  I'm in The Groove, lemme tell ya.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Stamps:  No Peeking
Ink:  Gumball Green, Marina Mist, Basic Gray, Pumpkin Pie, Baked Brown Sugar, Real Red (only because I forgot I used Riding Hood Red for the page base, it should have been RHR ink but it didn't bother me enough to restamp)
Paper:  Riding Hood Red, Marina Mist, Early Espresso, Whisper White, Be of Good Cheer DSP
Accessories:  Cherry Cobbler & Silver Dazzling Details, circle & scallop circle dies

Monday, August 5, 2013

Bermuda Snowflakes

I think my Internet has a case of the Mondays today, it's really slow.  I mean, slower than normal, 'cause no matter what the commercials say, British Internet is not fast.  Probably doesn't help that I've been uploading tons of pictures to Winkflash for the past week, I'm probably sucking up all the bandwidth for Norfolk County.

But I persevered to post this card today:

You really can't tell from this picture, but it's very sparkly IRL because the whole white panel is covered with Iridescent Ice EP, which is notoriously difficult to photograph.  I got the color combo from Create with Connie and Mary:

And the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches:

And if I don't get ready right now I'm going to miss my class at the gym, so ta-ta for now.  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Festive Flurry, More Merry Messages
Ink:  Bermuda Bay, Basic Black, Versamark
Paper:  Bermuda Bay, Basic Black, Whisper White, Winter Frost Specialty DSP, some old retired DSP scraps for the flags
Accessories:  Iridescent Ice EP

Friday, August 2, 2013

Friday Flashback: Measure of a Life

It's that time again!  This week's Friday Flashback stamp set is Measure of a Life, which is another one of those old SU! sets that I love and I think I've used a lot more than I really have, so perhaps I stamp in my dreams.  Because the "flashback" part of today's post is exactly one card, and I coulda sworn I'd used this stamp set more than that!

I love dragonfly images.  I know I totally CASEd this from someone else on Splitcoast, because I think that's the one and only time I've done that thing with the oval punch and the brad.  Not that I don't like it, it just never occurs to me to do that kind of thing.   Oh, looks like it was two cards, this one and this one.

So I felt kinda bad that I hadn't used this set any more often (though this was a stamp club card, so I did make multiples of it), and so I made two new cards for today's Flashback.

You might recognize this layout from an Easter card I did a while back, I'm kind of in love with it.  This is also for three Dare to Get Dirty challenges and don't ask me how my brain comes up with this stuff but I somehow combined ideas from two different inspiration pictures.

And this one is for four DTGD challenges plus an old color challenge.  If you count the Friday Flashback as a challenge (well, it is kind of a personal challenge), that means this card is for six challenges which has got to be a personal record.  I used Daffodil Delight and Old Olive for the polished stone, which kinda melted together a bit and sorta looks like I used Pear Pizzazz in there too which was a nice surprise.  I need to get a Pear Pizzazz ink refill.

And that's all she wrote today, folks!  Have a great weekend.

Supplies, sunflower card, all SU!
Stamps:  Measure of a Life
Ink:  Chocolate Chip craft & classic ink, Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight, More Mustard
Paper:  Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, retired Tempting Turquoise DSP, Sunshine & Sprinkles DSP
Accessories:  Apothecary Accents Framelits, More Mustard brads, clear EP, Dimensionals

Supplies, butterfly card, all SU!
Stamps:  Measure of a Life, Mixed Bouquet, Warmest Regards
Ink:  Versamark, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Daffodil & Olive ink refills
Paper:  Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Glossy White, retired Old Olive DSP
Accessories:  clear EP, Daffodil Delight brad

Thursday, August 1, 2013

CreativeCrew: Hello Peacock

And hello August!  How can it be August already?  And it's my last month on the CreativeCrew too.  Man, time flies when you're having fun!

One of the challenges this month is to CASE a project from the Garden Delight section of the catalog (pages 80 to 95).  I knew immediately which one I wanted to CASE:  check out the top right pic on page 84.  So that's how I ended up with this peacock card.

But just one peacock card isn't enough, is it?  When I saw the new challenge at ColourQ, I had to do another one!

So this is a CASE of a CASE, and I've still got more ideas floating around in my noggin for this layout because I'm kind of in love with it.  The DSP is from the brand new holiday catalog, it's called Season of Style.  And this is proof that you can use Christmas DSP to make non-Christmas cards.

Here's the ColourQ graphic, you can see why I just had to do a second peacock:

I'd totally buy that for my mom if I knew what kind of cellphone she has, but I don't think she's got one that would work with this cover.  But it is really awesome.

Thanks for stopping by today, and go check out the brand new August CreativeCrew gallery.  And you can play along with those challenges here, too!

Supplies for the first card, all SU!
Stamps:  World Treasures, Four You
Ink:  Bermuda Bay, Elegant Eggplant, Crushed Curry, Versamark
Paper:  Baked Brown Sugar, Bermuda Bay, Elegant Eggplant, Crushed Curry, Whisper White
Accessories:  Corner rounder punch, white EP, Dimensionals

Supplies for the second card, all SU!
Stamps:  World Treasures
Ink;  Midnight Muse, So Saffron, Old Olive, Marina Mist
Paper:  Midnight Muse, So Saffron, Marina Mist, Whisper White, Season of Style DSP
Accessories:  Corner rounder punch, Dimensionals