Saturday, June 29, 2019

Classic Car for Dad

Happy Saturday, y'all!  I don't usually post on Saturdays, but I missed yesterday and I just could NOT let the Color Throwdown color challenge pass me by.  My dad's birthday is coming up later in July, so I made him a card:

And here's the Color Throwdown that I couldn't pass up:

I used Blueberry Bushel, Pumpkin Pie, and both Smoky Slate and Basic Gray for my colors.  My dad's favorite color is blue, and most of his wardrobe is orange because he's an Oklahoma State grad (and rabid fan), so these colors together were perfect.  He also loves cars, so yeah, this was easy to put together!

Here's the inside of my card:

I'd love it if SU! came out with MORE car sets like this since my dad, brother, and 2-year-old son are all obsessed with cars.  The Cars movies are on pretty constant rotation in our house thanks to kiddo, who can name almost every single character if they say his name during the movies.

So there's my little Saturday card.  As soon as my tea finishes steeping, I'm going to go in my craft room and work on some scrapbook pages!  Woo!  I was thinking about my next layout when I went running this morning.  I like to plan paper crafts while I run because I'm a weirdo and I don't want to think about running :p

Have a great weekend, peeps!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Geared Up Garage, Itty Bitty Birthdays
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Blueberry Bushel, Smoky Slate, Basic Gray, Pumpkin Pie
Paper:  Smoky Slate, Blueberry Bushel, Thick Whisper White, Classic Garage DSP Stack
Accessories:  Garage Gears dies, Dimensionals, Tailored Tag punch

Thursday, June 27, 2019

On Cloud Nine

Hey y'all!  Happy Thursday.  How's your week going so far?

I'm back with the third birthday card in a row because my SIL's birthday is three days after my mom's.  So here's a card for Adrienne:

Purple is her favorite color, so I used both Highland Heather and Gorgeous Grape on here.  You can't tell from the photo, but I painted some Wink of Stella on the hot air balloons for a bit of sparkle. 

Check out this week's Freshly Made Sketch:

And the theme challenge from Global Design Project:

There is a super-cute new hot air balloon stamp set in the SU! catalog (and a matching punch), but I already have Lift Me Up and an older stamp set as well so I really don't neeeeed the new one.  Or so I keep telling myself.  I have two older dinosaur stamp sets and that didn't stop me buying Dino Days ;)

Anywha, hope y'all have a great day.  Cheers!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Lift Me Up
Ink:  Gorgeous Grape, Balmy Blue, Flirty Flamingo
Paper:  Highland Heather, Gorgeous Grape, Balmy Blue, Thick Whisper White
Accessories:  Up & Away dies, mini Dimensionals, Wink of Stella

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Birthday Fireworks

Mornin', y'all!  As I promised yesterday, I'm back with another birthday card:

My mom's birthday is July 2, and she loves everything red, white & blue or stars & stripes, so this card is for her.  I used a couple of long-retired stamp sets to make this, but I'll get to that in a minute.  First up, I used the sketch from the Paper Players:

Fun and easy peasy!  I'm also entering this at Retro Rubber:

I've had July Fourth (the fireworks stamp set) since 2010, and Bring on the Cake (the sentiment) since 2011, so both are quite retro :)  I used newer colors though, Blueberry Bushel, Balmy Blue, and Poppy Parade for my patriotic colors.  And some gold sequins just because.

Hope you have a great day, y'all!  I have a toddler to run after.  Cheers!

Supplies, all SU! (some retired)
Stamps:  July Fourth, Bring on the Cake
Ink:  Blueberry Bushel, Balmy Blue, Poppy Parade
Paper:  Blueberry Bushel, Balmy Blue, Thick Whisper White
Accessories:  metallic sequins, Dimensionals

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

SUO Challenges: All About Birthdays

Happy Tuesday, stamp enthusiasts!  We have a new challenge at Stampin' Up! Only Challenges today, and it's all about BIRTHDAYS!  Everyone you know has a birthday, so why not make 'em a card?

So here's a birthday card I made for my dear friend Sarah!

This card is a bit Beauty and the Beast inspired because I'm sending her BatB socks (long story).  I chose blue and yellow for Belle's two most iconic dresses in the animated Disney version, and of course there's a rose that plays an important part in the story but I made my roses yellow.  I used the recently retired Post Script background because I love it :)

Go check out the rest of the design team's creations at SUO Challenges, and then make a birthday card yourself!  It's fun, I promise :)  I have three birthdays coming up in my family in the next few weeks, so I'll definitely be making more birthday cards!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Well Said, To a Wild Rose, Post Script
Ink:  Balmy Blue, Pineapple Punch, Crushed Curry, Soft Suede, Granny Apple Green, Shaded Spruce, Night of Navy
Paper:  Balmy Blue, Night of Navy, Thick Whisper White
Accessories:  Wild Rose dies, Well Written dies, Dimensionals

Monday, June 24, 2019

United States Capitol, Part 1

Scrappy Monday, y'all!  Yesterday I managed to get pictures of no fewer than TWENTY-EIGHT scrapbook layouts, woohoo!  And I have three more layouts that are done except for journaling by the hubs (yeah I make him do journaling on some of the layouts, if it's stuff he did without me or if it's pictures from something with his side of the family).  Oh, and I finished another layout yesterday afternoon, so there's another one that needs photographed soon.

So!  Today I'm sharing one of the layouts I photographed yesterday.  Now I need to get all those pages put in the right albums!

I really slacked off on posting on my other blog after Ryan arrived, so I never did blog posts over there for when we went to the US Capitol on July 4, 2017.  But here's the first layout anyway!  We really enjoyed the tour; the inside of the dome is beautiful and as a student of Greco-Roman mythology, it's interesting to see how that's incorporated in the artwork there.

When I made this layout, it so happened that I did several layouts in a row with a patriotic theme or red-white-blue color scheme.  While I do probably 99% Stampin' Up! only for my paper crafting, they just never have enough stars and stripes paper and stamps!  So I found this star pattern from a different company in my stash, and it worked beautifully here.  But I only had one piece of it, so I had to use a different one on the other two layouts (which I'll be sharing next Monday).  If SU! did a pack of DSP with just stars and stripes, I'd buy a ton of it.

So here is today's patriotic color palette, 3/4 of which is now retired:  Midnight Muse, Riding Hood Red, Creamy Caramel, and Whisper White.  That's not to say we don't have some wonderful reds and blues in our current color lineup, but I like to use current and retired colors on my scrapbook pages based on what looks best with my pictures.

Hope your week is off to a great start, kids.  Ryan and I are going to watch some of Monsters Inc. before we head off to the gym.  Cheers, y'all!

Stamps:   Back to Basics Alphabet, Letters for You, Land That I love
Ink:  Midnight Muse, Riding Hood Red, Creamy Caramel
Paper:  Midnight Muse, Riding Hood Red, Thick Whisper White, K & Company patterned paper
Accessories:  Large Letters Framelits

Friday, June 21, 2019

Underwater Watercolor Seahorse

Happy Friday, y'all!  Ryan definitely thinks it's a happy Friday, he's running around in circles with Peking (his stuffed duck toy) and is very happy.

I'm very happy that I have more new schtuff to play with!  I am a sucker for all the ocean-themed stamp sets that SU! does, which is funny because I'm not really a beach baby (but the hubs is).  So anyway, Seaside Notions was on my first new catty order.

I wish there was a die for the seahorse, but I cut her out by hand.  For the seahorse and the coral, I inked up the stamps with Versamark, then whichever color I wanted, stamped it on watercolor paper and then embossed with clear EP so I could have color that didn't run when I watercolored everything.  I had fun with the watercoloring and everything dried fast enough while I was working on other bits of the card that I never got impatient with it.  Yay!  The background seemed a little too plain, so the sequins were a last-minute addition, but I like that they kinda remind me of bubbles so it works.

Check out this week's Freshly Made Sketch:

I used "Here's to You" for the card front because it fit the best with the sketch; the inside is stamped with a happy birthday from the same stamp set.

I also used this week's Color Throwdown:

Perfect for an underwater card!  I used some retired colors because I'm a rebel like that--Flirty Flamingo and Balmy Blue are still current, but Sweet Sugarplum and Pistachio Pudding are retired.  They play very well together though, I'll have to remember this combo for scrapbook pages.

Okay, it's almost time to head out to the gym.  This afternoon, if the weather stays nice, Ryan and I are going swimming at a friend's house :)  Have a great weekend, y'all!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Seaside Notions
Ink:  Flirty Flamingo, Balmy Blue, Sweet Sugarplum, Pistachio Pudding, Versamark
Paper:  Balmy Blue, Pistachio Pudding, watercolor paper, glimmer paper
Accessories:  Clear EP, self-adhesive sequins, Mini Dimensionals

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Dino Daze

Mornin' y'all!  And also....


I'm terribly excited about today's card because the new dinosaur stamps are SO RIDICULOUSLY CUTE.  Lookie!

My dino is playing peek-a-boo from behind Tropical Chic leaves.  Somehow I managed to use two stamp sets and no fewer than FOUR sets of dies to make this!  And!  That new patterned paper I used heavily features Pretty Peacock, and I'm in love with that color.  So fantastic.

Here's the Fab Friday sketch I started with:

I promise there's a stitched rectangle under the dino and his leaves.  I just used a simple strip of Pool Party cardstock instead of doing any kind of scallop though; I figured the rest of the card was busy enough.

So there's my first Dino Days card, and I can't wait to make more with this stamp set.  SO.  CUTE.  I love that it has dies too; I've got two previous dinosaur stamp sets that don't have matching dies and this one is already the favorite of the three just for that reason.

Well, I'm off to take Tiny Terror to the gym and then I've got a lunch thing to go to, and I haven't decided if he's going with me or not yet.  Hmmm....

Cheers, y'all!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Dino Days, Tropical Chic
Ink:  Mango Melody, Pretty Peacock, Old Olive
Paper:  Mango Melody, Pool Party, Thick Whisper White, Dinoroar DSP
Accessories:  Dino Dies, Tropical Dies, Stitched Shapes Dies, Rectangle Stitched Dies, Dimensionals

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Garden Birthday Wishes

Mornin', y'all!  My first new catty Stampin' Up! order got here yesterday...I checked the tracking online and it said delivered, but I didn't see it anywhere around my house.  Well, Mr. Brown delivered it to my next-door neighbor!  I just went and grabbed it off their porch, hoping no one in the house was like "Why is she STEALING from us?!"  But I promise, the box was addressed to me :D

Buuuuuuut I had an idea in my head for the card I'm sharing now before I knew that my SU! order would get here, so no new stamps.

However, I did just get the Happiness Blooms enamel dots yesterday, so I went ahead and used some on here!  They're Night of Navy, which matches the sentiment and the thin border--it's not black, I promise.  I chose Grapefruit Grove for the flowers because it seemed cheerful and I hadn't played with that color in a while.

I used the Global Design Project sketch:

I did move the greeting down, but I made that choice because I was working with a scrap of the Garden Lane DSP and it was already two inches wide, so I had room underneath the flowers and I just went for it :)

I'm also entering this at the theme challenge at Inkspirational:

Good thing this is a stampy garden, and not a reflection of what my real-life garden would look like if I had one--full of weeds!  I am not much for gardening.  Or yard work.  But I can have pretty paper flowers in my stamp room so it's all good.

Hope you have a great day, y'all!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Beautiful Bouquet, Itty Bitty Birthdays
Ink:  Grapefruit Grove, Night of Navy
Paper:  Mint Macaron, Soft Sea Foam, Night of Navy, Thick Whisper White, Garden Lane DSP
Accessories:  Bouquet Bunch Dies, Happiness Blooms enamel dots

Monday, June 17, 2019

National Zoo

Scrappy Monday y'all!  I didn't get as much scrapping done this weekend as I wanted to...I've got one layout that still needs journaling, and another one is about 75% done but I'm kinda stuck on it for accents.  I thought it was going to be a really quick one to finish, too.

But anyway!  Today I have two layouts from when we visited the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. when Ryan was tiny (I think he was 2 months old when we did this).

I think I bought the Animal Expedition DSP months before I got the Animal Outing stamp set and dies :)  But that paper was perfect for zoo pages!  I chose the Berry Burst background because my honorary niece Emma helpfully wore a bright pink sweater, and happily that's one of the colors in this particular pack of DSP.  It seems like I don't use the really bright, saturated pinks for page bases very often, so I'm excited when I do it and I like how it turns out.

So here's the color palette for the first layout:  Berry Burst, Call Me Clover, Pool Party, Crushed Curry, and Whisper White.

For the second layout, I used the same pack of DSP, but I swapped the Crushed Curry for Lemon Lime Twist (which I hope will make a reappearance in a few years when they do another color refresh, I love that color).  Honorary niece Abby helpfully wore a lime green shirt, so this really worked out perfectly for my scrapbook pages :)

And there's the second color palette:  Call Me Clover, Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, Pool Party, and Whisper White.

Despite not making as much progress as I wanted to over the weekend, I still have a stack of 20+ layouts that I need to take pictures of so I can share on here.  Maybe I'll get that done before the next scrappy Monday...

Cheers, y'all!

Supplies, first layout:
Stamps:  Calendar Alphabet & Numbers, Broadsheet Alphabet, A Little Wild
Ink:  Berry Burst, Call Me Clover, Basic Gray marker
Paper:  Berry Burst, Pool Party, Crushed Curry, Thick Whisper White, Animal Expedition DSP
Accessories:  Hexagon punch, Lots of Labels Framelits

Supplies, second layout:
Stamps:  Tropical Chic
Ink:  Call Me Clover, Basic Gray marker
Paper:  Call Me Clover, Pool Party, Lemon Lime Twist, Thick Whisper White, Animal Expedition DSP
Accessories:  Tropical Thinlits

Friday, June 14, 2019

Bouquet Bunch

Happy Friday, y'all!  I almost didn't get a card done for today...I was working more on scrapbook pages but I hit a good stopping point on my layout and I just had enough time to get a card made before Ryan woke up from his nap.  So here 'tis!

I'm loving the bright colors right now.  I used Call Me Clover for the card base and I haven't played with that nearly enough yet.  Such a pretty green!

I used the sketch from Fusion:

My colors are a pretty good match for the van, too, but I used the Color Throwdown challenge to choose my shades:

I used Pineapple Punch, Mango Melody, Lovely Lipstick, and the aforementioned Call Me Clover.  Looooove those bright colors!

Hope y'all have a great weekend, y'all.  This afternoon I'm back to work on more scrapbook pages...I've got a ways to go if I want to make my annual goal!


Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Beautiful Bouquet
Ink:  Call Me Clover, Mango Melody, Pineapple Punch, Lovely Lipstick
Paper:  Call Me Clover, Mango Melody, Thick Whisper White
Accessories:  Rectangle Stitched Dies, Stitched Shapes Dies, Dimensionals

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Broken Elbow

Hey y'all!  I've been working hard on scrapbook pages this week, which is why I had no card to post yesterday.  But over the weekend one of my honorary nieces fell off her bike and broke her elbow, so I needed a card to send her.

The idea of an octopus card for a broken elbow just amused me, so I went with it.  I wish the sentiment was a wee bit smaller, I think the card feels kinda crowded but Abby is 8 so she won't care :)  I used the latest sketch from Freshly Made Sketches:

And the color challenge from Global Design Project:

I inked up Gus (the octopus) with Pineapple Punch ink, then used a sponge dauber to add some Granny Apple Green to his arms.  I made the sea background with a sponge brayer, but I had to add a little bit of Pacific Point because the Night of Navy on its own was reading too dark and not obviously blue.  After I did the brayer, I spritzed it with water, sprinkled on some table salt, and let it dry while I worked on the other parts of the card.

And here's a sneak peek of the layout I'm working on:

I changed how the pictures are laid out, added patterned paper and photo mats, and now it's ready for some accents and journaling.  But there you can see my phone (which was playing Disney music) and up at the top my (empty) Tinker Bell tea mug, and Rapunzel my desk princess.  Oh yeah, to the left of the mug is a Maleficent Hot Wheels car...I bought it for Ryan but by the time we got home I decided it was too cool for a two-year-old so it's mine now.  Haha!  I have a collection of Maleficent swag.

Okay, enough blah-blah.  Have a great day, folks!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Sea of Textures, Labeler Alphabet
Ink:  Pineapple Punch, Granny Apple Green, Night of Navy, Pacific Point
Paper:  Pineapple Punch, Granny Apple Green, Crumb Cake, Shimmery White, Thick Whisper White
Accessories:  Under the Sea Framelits, Mini Dimensionals

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

SUO Challenges: Steampunk Adventure

Mornin' y'all!  It is time once more for a new challenge at Stampin' Up! Only Challenges!

This time around, we're making cards with dies, and there are a LOT of choices in the new Stampin' Up! catalog!  I wanted to make sure that dies were the main focus of my card, so I chose two sets of dies, Garage Gears and Well Written.

I love the gear dies in the Garage Gears bundle, they're great not just for car-related cards, but watches/clocks and all kinds of steampunk stuff too.  If you've never heard of steampunk, it's like a Victorian aesthetic with lots of steam-powered devices, like a Jules Verne novel.  Think deep jewel tones, lots of brass, gears and goggles, and machines like airships.  I know people who decorate their house in this style; I don't, but I've read several steampunk novels that I quite like.  So that's what I was thinking of when I made this card!  I looked through all the options for the Well Written dies and coordinating Well Said stamps, and this "Hooray! Time for a new adventure!" just seemed like the perfect fit, so I went with it.  And OH YES--I used a new color!  That's Pretty Peacock behind the copper foil gears.  Love it.

So now it's your turn!  Make a card using your favorite dies and share it with us at the SUO Challenges blog.  Cheers!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Well Said
Ink:  Pretty Peacock, Early Espresso
Paper:  Pretty Peacock, Early Espresso, watercolor paper, copper foil
Accessories:  Garage Gears dies, Well Written dies

Monday, June 10, 2019

Sadie's Sn'ow

Scrappy Monday!  Did you have a good weekend?  I got two layouts completely finished and three more that just need journaling.  Woohoo!

For today I have another Sadie-as-a-puppy layout that I made fairly recently.

Sadie had this toy that was long like a snake but had a head like a cow, so we squished the two words together and called it a sn'ow (rhymes with cow).  She LOVED that thing!  Actually I think she went through four or five of them before she was done teething.

Today's color palette includes Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Lovely Lipstick, and Whisper White.  Sadie's bed and her collar are red IRL, but the way the photos printed it looked more like a very deep hot pink, so Lovely Lipstick it was for my accent color.

Have a great day y'all!  We're heading off for the gym in a bit.

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Empire Alphabet, Letters For You, Bow Wow
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Lovely Lipstick, Basic Black marker
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Lovely Lipstick, Thick Whisper White, Whole Lot of Lovely DSP
Accessories:  Large Letters Framelits

Friday, June 7, 2019

Sewing Notions

Hey y'all!  How's your Friday going?  My card-making for today was marked by a serendipitous confluence of challenges :D  Here's my card:

Very CAS, just white cardstock and seven colors of ink.  So why buttons?  Because of the Retro Rubber challenge:

I typically don't use actual buttons on my cards because it makes them hard to mail, but I have a stamp set that is all button STAMPS and this card is totally flat and mailable.  Button, Button is the name of that stamp set (appropriately), and I've had it since at least 2013, so plenty retro.  The sentiment is from Pattern of Friendship, which is even MORE retro since I got it in 2006.

And for a bit of serendipity, check out the sketch posted by CAS(E) This Sketch yesterday:

It's like they did it on purpose.  I did change mine up to two rows of three buttons rather than three rows of two buttons, because my sentiment was on the taller side.

And for the colors, I turned to the rainbow birds on the Fusion challenge:
These birds are obviously friends, so I thought my sentiment worked as being inspired by them.  I pulled a pastel rainbow of colors from the photo:  Pretty in Pink (retired), Peekaboo Peach (retired), So Saffron, Lemon Lime Twist (freshly retired), Balmy Blue, and Highland Heather.

I couldn't resist adding a stamp to the inside of the card:

I have no idea what I'd need this card for, but it was fun to make anyway!  Hope you have a great weekend, peeps.

Supplies, all SU! (some retired)
Stamps:  Button, Button and Pattern of Friendship
Ink:  Pretty in Pink, Peekaboo Peach, So Saffron, Lemon Lime Twist, Balmy Blue, and Highland Heather, Gray Granite
Paper:  Thick Whisper White
Accessories:  None unless you count a Stamp-a-ma-jig

P.S.  You wanna see a card with EIGHTY actual buttons on it, that actually got mailed?  Click here!

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Chic Thanks

Happy Thursday y'all!  Thursdays are my days to relax at the barre instructor had a baby (and she's moving), and there's no other fitness class that I want to take right now, so for the past few weeks I've been taking my stitching to the Y to work on while Ryan is in the nursery.  Making some progress on that so there's a happy thought for today!

And here's another happy thought:

I'm always tickled when I have the featured stamp set to participate in the What Will You Stamp? challenge.  Tropical Chic was one of my first purchases from the catalog last year, always fun to play with.  (By the way, my last Tropical Chic card won an honorable mention at CAS(E) This Sketch!  Woo!)

I also used this week's Freshly Made Sketch:

And I love the color palette from Color Throwdown:

I used Night of Navy, Calypso Coral and Grapefruit Grove (I wanted a bit of color variation in my flowers), Bermuda Bay, and Very Vanilla.  Plus a bit of gold because it seemed like a good idea at the time.

Have a lovely day, friends!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Tropical Chic
Ink:  Bermuda Bay, Night of Navy, Grapefruit Grove, Calypso Coral, Versamark
Paper:  Bermuda Bay, Thick Very Vanilla
Accessories:  Rectangle Stitched Shapes dies, Tropical dies, Dimensionals, Gold EP

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Bright Birthday Bloom

Mornin' y'all!  Okay, so yesterday was the last day of the old annual catalog and the Occasions catalog, but I just really wanted to play with Bloom By Bloom again so that's what I did!

Still loving those word dies too, though the dots for the I's are hard to keep track of.  I may always use sequins or glitter dots or something instead of the die cut dots!

I made this for the Global Design Project challenge:

I used a similar (but not identical) layout, and I used the colors that Charlett did with the addition of Granny Apple Green because I wanted some leaves on my card.  I used Pineapple Punch, Poppy Parade, and Coastal Cabana for the other colors.  At first I was going to use some Coastal Cabana patterned paper, but it just seemed too busy with the flower panel so I went with plain cardstock instead.

That's it for me today, kids.  Cheers!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Bloom by Bloom
Ink:  Pineapple Punch, Coastal Cabana, Poppy Parade, Granny Apple Green, Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper:  Pineapple Punch, Coastal Cabana, Poppy Parade, Thick Whisper White
Accessories:  Well Said dies, Glitter Enamel Dots

Monday, June 3, 2019

Myrtle Beach

Scrappy Monday!  Dude, I need to take pictures of my more recent layouts.  I have 40+ draft posts of scrapbook pages, but most of those are either wintry or for Ryan's baby book, and I'm kinda waiting until I finish Ryan's baby book to start posting the pages from it.  But I did scrounge up a beach layout!

And I think these pictures were actually taken in October ;)  I let the postcard (top of the right page) work for my page title, and busted out some loooooong-retired stamps--I think I got Stippled Shells in my first year of stamping.  This was a pretty quick layout to put together but I think it turned out okay.  Pretty sure I made this not too long after the color refresh that introduced Balmy Blue!  I love that color, we need lots more DSP with it and if SU! released a pack of 12x12 Balmy Blue I would buy lotsssss.  I hate having to buy the family packs that only have two sheets of each color.  I'm currently out of Balmy Blue because I already used it for two layouts, so I'd have to buy another family pack to get more, and I have tons of lots of the other Subtles already.  Whaddya do.

Today's color palette includes Blushing Bride, which I don't use very often but it seemed to work here (I was inspired by the pinks and reds in the postcard), the aforementioned Balmy Blue, retired Pistachio Pudding, and Whisper White.

Hope your week is off to a great start, friends.  Try not to melt in the heat!  (Really, it's the humidity that makes me want to lay on the floor and have a tantrum!)

P.S.  HAPPY NEW SU! CATALOG DAY!  I probably won't do another SU! order for a couple of weeks, but I still have To A Wild Rose to play with.  And I'm working on FIVE layouts with the luscious Garden Lane DSP.  Cheers!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Stippled Shells
Ink:  Balmy Blue, Basic Gray marker
Paper:  Blushing Bride, Pistachio Pudding, Whisper White, Tranquil Textures DSP
Accessories:  postcard