Saturday, February 29, 2020

Ryan: 40 Weeks

Saturday once again, woo!  And I'm back with another layout from Ryan's baby book.  Yep, we're a couple of layouts in and we still haven't gotten to him being born yet ;)  But this one has my favorite prego picture!

We didn't take a lot of pictures while I was pregnant, but happened to take a few on Ryan's due date.  I love that one on the left!  I've never seen anyone else take a prego pic from that angle and I think it's hilarious.  I was 7 months pregnant when Rogue One came out (about how the Rebels got the Death Star plans) so I would joke that this gray shirt was my Death Star cosplay.

After Ryan's due date came and went, I posted in my giant nerd group on Facebook that nothing was happening and I was grumpy about it, and one of the other nerds quoted me this Shel Silverstein poem.  I liked it so much I had to include it here.

Today's color palette includes Basic Gray, Crushed Curry, Wild Wasabi, Brilliant Blue, and Whisper White.  I use SO MUCH bright blue in my scrapbooks, so with Blueberry Bushel (very similar to Brilliant Blue) about to retire, I just bought several packs of it.  Love that color.

Have a great weekend, y'all!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Letters for You, Number of Years, Barnyard Babies
Ink:  Brilliant Blue, Basic Gray, Crushed Curry, Wild Wasabi
Paper:  Basic Gray, Brilliant Blue, Crushed Curry, Thick Whisper White, Jersey Shore & Best Year Ever DSP
Accessories:  Circle punches, Large Letters Framelits, Large Numbers Framelits

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Birthday Koala

Mornin', y'all!  The sun is shining and I'm ready for a good day today, how about you?

Yesterday afternoon I busted out a new stamp set to make a quick birthday card, here it is:

Bonanza Buddies is so cute, amirite?  In addition to this koala, the stamp set has an adorable lion and toucan, plus presents, balloons, and assorted birthday sentiments.  The banner at the top is from the coordinating Bonanza dies, which I cut out of a scrap of Lily Impressions DSP to give them a bit of texture.  I used Lovely Lipstick embossing powder for the sentiment; it was in last year's catalog but I didn't get it until it went on the clearance rack.  It came in a package with four other colors of EP but this is the first one I've used.  I like it!

Check out this week's Freshly Made Sketch:

And the Color Throwdown:

I used Lovely Lipstick, Coastal Cabana/Bermuda Bay (they're both in the DSP banner), and Crumb Cake for my colors.  I love this palette and the inspiration picture, I kinda want to play with them again.

Time for us to get ready to go for the day.  Cheers, y'all!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Bonanza Buddies
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Bermuda Bay, Versamark
Paper:  Basic Black, Thick Whisper White, Lily Impressions DSP, Birthday Bonanza DSP
Accessories:  Bonanza Dies, Stitched Shapes Dies, Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots, Dimensionals, Lovely Lipstick EP

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Spring Glow

Mornin' y'all.  Man, I am tired today--still fighting this cold and Ryan woke me up in the middle of the night, so extra tired.  But I do have a card to share today.

This one ended up super simple, and no sentiment so I can use it for anything.  I put a panel of Whisper White on the inside of the card; when I want to send it out, I can always add a sentiment on the inside if I want.  Soft Spring is a hostess stamp set that I've had for a while but hadn't used; it has the outline stamp and also stamps for the leaves and flowers.  I stamped off the leaves and flowers once before using the fill-in stamps, and then lightly sponged some color on so it kinda has a soft haze to it.

I started with the sketch from Fusion:

And combined that with the colors from Global Design Project:

I've used those colors on lots of scrapbook layouts, but it was fun to play with them for a card this time.  I think Garden Green gets left out of color challenges a lot of the time, and it's a lovely green so it was nice to play with it.

Time to get moving for the day....cheers y'all!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Soft Spring
Ink:  Night of Navy, Garden Green, Crushed Curry
Paper:  Night of Navy, Garden Green, Crushed Curry, Thick Whisper White
Accessories:  Dimensionals

Monday, February 24, 2020

29 Again, Part 1

Scrappy Monday, y'all!  How was your weekend?  I've been battling, but I think I am finally succumbing to the cold my husband so kindly shared with me :p  I have a feeling that the Kleenex box is going to be my best friend for a while.

Buuuut I do have a scrapbook layout to share today!  I wanted to share this last month when I turned 40, but I was still waiting to get some reprints of photos in the mail.  Better late than never, right?

This was my 30th birthday...I stayed 29 for several years ;)  At this time, we were living in/on Okinawa (seriously, do you live in an island or on it?) and I was working at the OG.  My friend Connie, the other secretary, has a birthday a few days before mine, so that's her birthday flowers on the left.  She was responsible for getting me "the geekiest cake she could find" for my birthday--Star Trek!  And then my hubs showed up and put up an Elmo pinata and a sign...not sure why my turning 30 necessitated beating up a super-annoying Muppet, but we did.

Today's color palette includes Pacific Point, Cameo Coral, Real Red, Summer Sun, Basic Black, and Whisper White.  I've got more layouts from this birthday to share next week.  In the meantime, hope you're staying healthy!  Cheers.

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  A Greeting for All Reasons, Number of Years
Ink:  Real Red, Cameo Coral, Summer Sun, Basic Black marker
Paper:  Pacific Point, Cameo Coral, Summer Sun, Thick Whisper White, Pink Flamingo DSP
Accessories:  Circles Collection & Starburst Framelits

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Ryan: Baby Sodapop

Happy Saturday!  I'm back with another layout from Ryan's baby book.  Since I was "advanced maternal age" (bite me,  Doc), and since I'd had two miscarriages, I had more detailed ultrasounds done than the norm.  So I included some of those in Ryan's book.

Baby Sodapop was Ryan's "code name" before he was born because we didn't tell anyone what we were planning to name him.  (In my opinion, the only two people who got input on what to name him were me and my hubs!)  I got the Bubbles & Fizz DSP during Sale-a-Bration a few years ago and it was *perfect* for this!  I fussy cut the bottles and bottle caps out of different sheets of the paper.

For the journaling in Ryan's book, I wrote it as letters from me to him, so it all starts "Dear Ryan" and ends "Love, Mama".  I used this layout to tell Ryan a little bit about what it was like to be pregnant with him.  I have lots of other ultrasound pics I can use for another layout for my regular chronological books.  On Ryan's book, I used Letters For You for all the page titles so the album has a cohesive feel.  That's a good way to make multiple layouts feel like they go together without having to stick to using the same colors on everything.

The ultrasounds are black and white, which meant I could do anything I wanted for a color combo!  Since I used the Bubbles & Fizz DSP, I just pulled colors directly out of it:  Lemon Lime Twist, Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, and then Basic Black and Whisper White.

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Letters for You
Ink:  Basic Gray
Paper:  Lemon Lime Twist, Calypso Coral, Thick Whisper White, Bubbles & Fizz DSP
Accessories:  Large Letters dies, Stitched Shapes dies, Well Written dies

Friday, February 21, 2020

Aloha Flowers

Happy Friday, y'all!  I have a lovely tropical card for you today, which is funny since it snowed here yesterday :)  Here's my floral creation:

I dunno, I think it's prettier IRL.  It was overcast when I took the photo, so the colors aren't quite true to life; the sequins are iridescent (not pink) and I used Wink of Stella on the aloha.

I started with the CASE the Designer challenge from Global Design Project:

For my design, I was inspired to do a stamped background with a die-cut word and die-cut flowers on top, and purple is my main color.  The card base on my card is Concord Crush, which is a super-dark purple; I couldn't get an accurately colored photo yesterday.

Speaking of colors, here's this week's Color Throwdown:

This time I managed to use all the colors, haha!  (Last week I left out the gray by accident.)  I used Gray Granite because it's a warm gray, Lemon Lime Twist, Lovely Lipstick, and the aforementioned Concord Crush.  Some of the colors are retired, and the Post Script background stamp is retired, but I use what I want.

The sketch from CAS(E) This Sketch really tied the card together for me, I had been turning over ideas in my head for the Global Design Project challenge all week and when I saw this sketch I knew what I was making:

Fun, right?

Hope y'all have a great Friday.  I'm just hoping the roads aren't too icy so I can go to yoga!

Aloha, peeps!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Post Script
Ink:  Gray Granite
Paper:  Concord Crush, Lovely Lipstick, Lemon Lime Twist, Thick Whisper White
Accessories:  In the Tropics Dies, Metallic Sequins, Wink of Stella

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

CAS Fox Kit

Mornin', y'all!  Hope you're having a good week.  I was super tired yesterday afternoon, but I did manage to make a quick card to share today.

This card was *really* quick!  It's CAS for the challenge at the Paper Players; I thought Grapefruit Grove and Cajun Craze worked well as a monochrome for this.  The gingham layer is from last year's Gingham Gala DSP; I sponged some Grapefruit Grove ink on it to tone down the white.  A few Champagne Rhinestones and it was done!  Here's the Paper Players challenge:

I have two scrapbook layouts to journal this afternoon and then I'll be up to 54 pages for this year!  Pretty dang good for February ;)

Have a great day, y'all!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Wildly Happy
Ink:  Grapefruit Grove, Cajun Craze
Paper:  Grapefruit Grove, Cajun Craze, Gingham Gala DSP
Accessories:  Stitched Rectangles dies, Champagne Rhinestones

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

SUO Challenges Goes 3D

Hey y'all!  It's time for a new challenge at SUO Challenges!

This time around we're asking you to make a 3D item, which was definitely a challenge for me!  Using Stampin' Dimensionals is usually about as 3D as I get, haha.  I ended up browsing the tutorial library on Splitcoast Stampers to figure out what to make, and here's my finished paper lantern:

See the tutorial here.  There's an easy-to-follow printable template and instructions simple enough that even I could do it ;)  This is a teeny-tiny lantern; at first I wanted to use the kimono lady from Power of Hope, but she was a little too tall.

There's a battery-operated tealight inside; I used vellum for the cutouts on each side.  It does look nice when the tealight is on, but it was hard to photograph!

See, there you can tell the tealight is on but the colors are totally wonky on the DSP.  I used the Parisian Blossoms DSP for the lantern; it's sturdy enough for this particular 3D project.

Do 3d projects scare you the way they scare me?  Or am I the only one who finds this to be a big challenge?  Let's see what you got:  post your 3D project on the SUO Challenges blog!

Cheers, y'all!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Parisian Beauty
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper:  Petal Pink, Parisian Blossoms DSP, vellum
Accessories:  1 1/2" circle punch, Parisian dies

Monday, February 17, 2020

Ski Trip

Scrappy Monday, y'all!  We had a busy weekend with hubs' birthday on Friday and then Ryan's birthday on Saturday.  Our house now looks like Paw Patrol exploded in here ;)

Time for a new scrapbook layout!  Actually I made this one a while ago but we did this ski trip over Presidents' Day weekend years ago so it seems appropriate for today.

This is the only time I have ever been skiing and I am Not A Fan.  Hubs likes to snowboard, so if he wants to go again, we have a deal:  he can go out in the snow as much as he wants, I get to stay in the lodge with a good book and a hot cuppa.  (And when we were at Sapporo, he went skiing/snowboarding with friends while Missy and I toured a chocolate factory, so I definitely got the good end of that deal!)

I used the Layered Letters Alphabet for the page title (only I didn't layer the letters on rectangles or ovals, just simple stamping).  I haven't used that alphabet a whole lot, but I did just do a layout in the last couple weeks where I used it.  I do love to collect alphabets.

Today's color palette is mostly retired:  Ballet Blue, Pistachio Pudding, Summer Starfruit, Basic Gray, and Whisper White.

Have a great week, peeps!  Hope you stay away from the germs...poor hubs has been sick for daaaaaayyyys and it's still sticking around.  Hope that I don't get it...

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Layered Letters Alphabet, Endless Wishes
Ink:  Ballet Blue, Pistachio Pudding, Basic Gray marker
Paper:  Ballet Blue, Summer Starfruit, Whisper White, Sweet Sorbet DSP
Accessories:  None

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Ryan: First Page

Ryan is THREE today!  I can't believe how big he's gotten.  I finished his baby book late last year (woohoo!) so now I'm ready to share all the layouts I made for it.  It's going to be a series of Saturday posts here on the blog and it's going to take a while.  This book is GIGUNDOR.

For reals, I'm fairly sure this book weighs more than Ryan did when he was born.

I should have put in a banana for scale ;) Here's the first page:

Hubs' sister visited when Ryan was a few weeks old, and she helped me take footprints (Ryan was not really a fan of that whole process).  And then I FORGOT to put them in the book itself (I almost always do the first and last pages for baby books the very last) so I put the footprints on the first page.  I chose the fox image just because I loved all the foxy baby clothes I got for Ryan.  And bear clothes, of course, but I had this cute fox stamp set.

The color palette was taken from the front of the album itself:  Lost Lagoon, Wild Wasabi, Hello Honey, Peach Parfait, Night of Navy, and Whisper White.

We're off to celebrate Ryan's birthday.  Cheers, y'all!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Letters for You, Foxy Friends, Ryan's feet :)
Ink:  Midnight Muse, Wild Wasabi, Peach Parfait, Early Espresso
Paper:  Lost Lagoon, Midnight Muse, Thick Whisper White, Lullaby & Woodland Walk DSP
Accessories:  2 1/2" circle punch, Starburst dies, Large Letters dies

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Friendly Carnation

Mornin' y'all!  Hope your morning is going well.  I'm about to drop Ryan off at the Y for a bit while I bake for a bake sale happening tomorrow.  Brownies and cookies and individual cheesecakes, oh my!  But in the meantime I have a card to share.

So I had *intended* to enter this card in the Color Throwdown challenge, buuuuut I forgot to incorporate gray on my card.  Oops.  I tried a Smoky Slate card base but it just didn't work for me.  I like the white on here.  You can't tell from the photo, but I brushed some Wink of Stella on the flower for a bit of shine.

I had more luck with the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches:

The ribbon I used was from last year's Sale-a-Bration.  If I've got it, might as well use it, right?  Everything else is current though.

Better go get Ryan out the door so I can bake.  Cheers, y'all!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Inspiring Iris, A Big Thank You
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Highland Heather, Old Olive
Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Highland Heather DSP, Best Dressed DSP Stack
Accessories:  Stitched Rectangles Dies, Wink of Stella, Dimensionals, retired ribbon

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Tropical Vacation

Mornin' y'all!  How would you feel about a tropical vacation right about now?  Though I can't complain since it's supposed to be 75 degrees here today.  In February.  Weather is weird.

I used the Tropical Oasis DSP because it was sitting out on my desk as I've been working on some scrapbook layouts for Hawaii pictures, but looking at the picture the color on the DSP doesn't match the flower as well as I thought it did yesterday (weird lighting for the win, I guess?).  There's a LOT of colors listed in the DSP but I think they missed a couple--if you look at several patterns I swear they use Shaded Spruce, which isn't on the color list.  Anyway, apparently I thought this coordinated better than it really does.

I used the Fab Friday color challenge:

The hibiscus is inked with Versamark + Merry Merlot, then heat embossed with clear powder; the leaves are done the same way with Versamark + Bermuda Bay.  Then I watercolored with Melon Mambo and Coastal Cabana respectively.

I'll enter this for the Global Design Project theme challenge:

And the Sunday Stamps sketch challenge:

I used the large rectangle from the Nature's Thoughts dies for the tag shape because I had it sitting on my craft table.

Hope you have a great day, peeps!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Timeless Tropical
Ink:  Merry Merlot, Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana, Versamark
Paper:  Coastal Cabana, Thick Whisper White, Tropical Oasis DSP
Accessories:  Nature's Thoughts dies, In the Tropics dies, clear EP, Dimensionals, linen thread

Monday, February 10, 2020


Scrappy Monday, y'all!  I finally took pictures of a giant stack of layouts yesterday...I was waiting until I had good lighting and of course I couldn't get through them all before the light changed but dangit I'm not redoing all the pictures.

These pics are from our last trip to Scotland in 2014, which was a family heritage trip with my dad's side of the family.  The original plan was to drive to Barholm Castle (which is a tower house) and just look from the outside because something like 500 years ago someone that we're related to lived there or something.  Well, we got to the site and the owners happened to be at home and saw us looking around, so they invited our whole group inside and told us how they came to own the tower house and restored it and gave us a tour and everything.  Talk about Scottish hospitality!  The lady wrote a book about Scottish castles, but it hadn't been released yet when we were there, so Bob (one of my dad's relatives) arranged to get copies for all of us after the trip, which he had signed by the author.  That was just the coolest experience of this whole trip!

Anyway, let's talk about the layout for a minute.  I used the new Parisian Blossoms Specialty DSP for this.  It might be French themed, but it amuses me to use French stuff on Scottish scrapbook pages because the two countries were allies for a very long time to make England nervous ;)  #HistoryNerdAlert

Today's color palette is Petal Pink, Cherry Cobbler, Balmy Blue, and Whisper White.  The Cherry Cobbler and Balmy Blue were pulled straight from the pictures, and for some reason the Petal Pink just seemed to work with the photos so I went with it.

So my nephew will be born today!  My SIL has a C-section scheduled for this morning, so hopefully I get to see some pictures later today.  Yay new baby!

Hope you have a great week, peeps!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Lovely Letters Alphabet, Artistic Etchings
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Basic Gray marker
Paper:  Petal Pink, Balmy Blue, Cherry Cobbler, Thick Whisper White, Parisian Blossoms Specialty DSP
Accessories:  circle punch, Layering Circles dies

Friday, February 7, 2020

CAS Cherry Blossoms

Howdy, folks!  Happy Friday.  How has your week been?  It was rainy all day yesterday, rained a lot last night, and now, although it's not raining, it's very very windy--we've had some power flickers due to the wind!  But at least the sun's out...a little bit.

So!  I still had Positive Thoughts out on my stamping table yesterday and I thought I'd use a sentiment from it for today's card, along with some flowers from Butterfly Wishes which I haven't used often enough.  I love the font in Positive Thoughts!  Here's my CAS card for today:

I was just feelin' the super simple vibe thanks to the sketch from CAS(E) This Sketch:

I combined that with the colors from Color Throwdown:

Isn't that a pretty inspiration photo?  I didn't stray too far from it with my floral card ;)  I used Night of Navy, Seaside Spray, and Rococo Rose for my colors, nice to play with the In Colors.  I added a couple of gold glitter enamel dots to the flower centers and called it done.

Oooh, the hubs just called--he's on his way to work and the wind knocked a sign into his truck.  Wonder how bad the damage is?  Hope your Friday is off to a less exciting start!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Butterfly Wishes, Positive Thoughts
Ink:  Rococo Rose, Seaside Spray, Night of Navy
Paper:  Seaside Spray, Thick Whisper White, Rococo Rose DSP
Accessories:  Gold Glitter Enamel Dots, Rectangle Stitched Dies, Dimensionals

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Angel Feathers

Hey y'all!  How's your week going?  I've got two scrapbook layouts sitting on my table right now and all they lack to be finished is journaling.  I've been having fun working on scrapbook pages lately :) but I still made time yesterday to make a quick card.

I liked the stamp set Positive Thoughts in the Occasions Catalog, but I was resisting the urge to buy it UNTIL they came out with the matching dies and then yep, had to get it.  I needed some kind of encouragement/thinking of you card, and the sentiments in this set were just perfect so here's my first card with the stamp set.

I used the Cupcake Inspiration challenge for my colors:

Busted out some of that awesome Garden Lane DSP and used Garden Green and both Soft Suede and Early Espresso for the colors (one of the feathers is stamped off Early Espresso, everything else is Soft Suede).  I paired that with the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches:

A quick card, but I think it turned out very nicely.  Now I just need to actually send it off--I have several cards that need to go in the mail.  Just gotta do it!

Hope you have a great day today.  It's a stitching at the Y morning for me, love it!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Positive Thoughts
Ink:  Garden Green, Soft Suede, Early Espresso
Paper:  Garden Green, Soft Suede, Thick Whisper White, Garden Lane DSP
Accessories:  Nature's Thoughts Dies, corner rounder punch, Dimensionals

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Wee Baby Bunny

Hey, lookit me posting three days in a row!  I made this card with the SUO Challenge in mind, but then I decided to make the card I posted yesterday and use that for the challenge instead.  But this one is too cute not to share too!

I picked the bunny image because it was the only mama/baby pair from Wildly Happy that I hadn't used yet.  As you can see, I had the Best Dressed DSP Stack out on my table--even if you don't like the fashion-themed stuff, the flip sides of the paper feature lots of floral patterns in beautiful colors!  Aren't those watercolor blooms perfect for the sweet bunnies?  I watercolored the bunnies with Crumb Cake (mama) and Soft Suede (baby) so they'd look a bit different.

I'm entering this at the Paper Players because they have a similar challenge going right now:

My card is perfectly lovey-dovey, but once more nary a hint of red to be seen.  Maybe next time I'll bust out the red and hearts for a traditional Valentine.

Time for us to hit the gym.  Cheers, y'all!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Wildly Happy
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Mint Macaron, Blush Blossom
Paper:  Purple Posy, Mint Macaron, Thick Whisper White, Best Dressed DSP Stack
Accessories:  Stitched Shapes Framelits, Dimensionals

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

SUO Challenges: Feelin' the LOVE

Good morning stampers!  It is time once more for a new challenge at SUO Challenges!

This time we are feelin' the LOVE--so make a love-themed card.  Bonus points if you use nontraditional colors for your Valentine :)  Or any kind of love card, really.  Here's mine:

I just got the Best Dressed DSP Stack and I think I've found my new favorite color combo:  Mint Macaron, Pretty Peacock, and Purple Posy.  Loooooove that striped pattern!  When I stamped the flower from Forever Lovely, the details didn't really stand out enough, so I went over the lines with a Purple Posy marker and I liked it better.  The oval looks ivory in the photo, but it's really Shimmery White cardstock for just a bit of shine, and a few Noble Peacock rhinestones to finish it off.  I wanted my layers to have some definition but didn't want to put mats on everything, so I dragged the edges of the cardstock on my Pretty Peacock ink pad so it's got a little outline.  You just have to be careful of getting ink all over your hands, I was lucky I didn't smudge any on my oval panel.

Head on over to the SUO Challenges blog and show us some love!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Forever Lovely
Ink:  Purple Posy, Mint Macaron, Pretty Peacock
Paper:  Mint Macaron, Shimmery White, Best Dressed DSP Stack
Accessories:  Stitched Shapes Dies, Lovely Flowers Dies, Dimensionals, Noble Peacock Rhinestones

Monday, February 3, 2020

Dallas vs. Corpus

Scrappy Monday, y'all!  Wow, already through January...I know everyone else thinks January lasts forever, but it's my birth month so I like it :D  I feel like I got a lot done in January too--I've got 32 scrapbook pages done!! Need to take photos of them all still.  I also read 6 books, I did work on organizing photos (and printed out a big stack of recent ones), stitched every single day, and I'm still working toward that chatturanga.

So!  On to Scrappy Monday.  My friend Beth got married on Valentine's Day in 2004, so Mom and I flew from Dallas to Corpus Christi for the wedding.  We got a snowstorm in Dallas the night before we left, and of course Corpus Christi was all sunny and warm, so it was quite the contrast!

All wintry on the left, summery on the right.  I used Regal Rose (pink) on both pages to tie them together a bit, and as it happens both pieces of patterned paper are from the same DSP set, a really old one called Four Seasons.  It's from the first year SU! had In Colors!

Today's color palette is almost all retired:  Tip Top Taupe, Regal Rose, Night of Navy, Marigold Morning, Tangelo Twist, and Whisper White.  As it happens I'm working on two layouts now with a Tip Top Taupe page base and those layouts are also beachy.  Should finish them today or tomorrow and then I'll be on to something else.

Cheers, y'all!  Have a great week!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Letters for You, Festive Flurry, Butterfly Gala
Ink:  Night of Navy, Regal Rose, Marigold Morning, Tangelo Twist, Whisper White
Paper:  Tip Top Taupe, Night of Navy, Tangelo Twist, Regal Rose, Thick Whisper White, Four Seasons DSP
Accessories:  Large Letters Framelits, Festive Flurry Framelits, Butterfly Duet punch