Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Simply Wonderful

Mornin' y'all!  Ryan spent 4 hours at the babysitter's house yesterday so I spent that time in my craft room! :)  I took pictures of a bunch of recently finished scrapbook pages and finished up another new layout, and I also squeezed in a couple of quick cards.

Very CAS today and look how well Cinnamon Cider pairs with Shaded Spruce!  It's a good thing this card doesn't smell like the color names or this would smell like a cheap scented candle.  Haha!  I just used Rooted in Nature on a couple of scrapbook layouts so I had it on the brain and decided to use it for today's card as well.

Check out the Just Add Ink inspiration photo:

Crumb Cake might have been a closer match for the color in the photo, but I don't have the Neutrals DSP Stack (...yet) so that's why I went with Cinnamon Cider.  Plus I'm in love with the new color ;)

I paired that with the sketch from Fusion:

I like their inspiration photo too, so I might have to revisit that side of the challenge later this week.  In the meantime, y'all have a terrific Tuesday!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Rooted in Nature
Ink:  Shaded Spruce, Cinnamon Cider
Paper:  Shaded Spruce, Thick Whisper White, Cinnamon Cider DSP
Accessories:  Nature's Roots dies, Dimensionals, In Color Enamel Dots

Monday, June 29, 2020

Happy 4th 2010

Scrappy Monday y'all!  I didn't get quite as much done this weekend as I might have liked, but I'm still up to 160 pages done for this year so I'm pretty pleased with that.  And since the 4th of July is on Saturday, I thought I'd share a layout from another 4th of July!

I love that Happiness Blooms DSP!  I had fun using some very bright colors on this layout.  Maybe not your typical red-white-blue, but still fun.  I think this is the first time I've used Lovely Lipstick as a page base and I loved it here.

Today's nontraditional color palette:  Lovely Lipstick, Pink Passion (that's been retired a loooooong time!), Call Me Clover, Tempting Turquoise, Night of Navy, and Whisper White.

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Tall Tales Alphabet, Tall Tales Numbers, Happy Everything, July Fourth, Best Yet
Ink:  Night of Navy, Pink Passion, Tempting Turquoise, Versamark
Paper:  Lovely Lipstick, Pink Passion, Tempting Turquoise, Thick Whisper White, Happiness Blooms DSP
Accessories:  Tempting Turquoise embossing powder

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Ryan: August

Mornin' y'all!  I have a fun summery layout for Ryan's baby book to share today.

If I could get single color packs of 12x12 cardstock, I would buy a metric ton of Granny Apple Green, Balmy Blue, Shaded Spruce, Mango Melody, and probably more ;) I know I've said it before but I mean it.  Anyway, I adore that patterned paper and I've been hoarding it for years so I'm glad I used some of it on Ryan's baby book.  Ryan's honorary Aunt Tea gave him his first haircut and his honorary cousins had so much fun playing with him :)

Today's very colorful palette includes Granny Apple Green, Night of Navy, Balmy Blue, Riding Hood Red, Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, and Whisper White.

I think Ryan and I will be heading back out to the splash pad again today.  He ran around there for two hours yesterday and loved it :)  Gotta do it while the weather is nice, we're supposed to have another week of thunderstorms.  Cheers, y'all!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Letters for You, Tart & Tangy
Ink:  Night of Navy, Pumpkin Pie, Riding Hood Red, Granny Apple Green, Early Espresso
Paper:  Granny Apple Green, Riding Hood Red, Balmy Blue, Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, Thick Whisper White, Washington Apple DSP
Accessories:  Large Letters Framelits

Friday, June 26, 2020

Sending Love

Yay for Friday!  We had a lot of rain yesterday, but it looks clear right now so I might get to take Ryan to the splash pad when it opens in a bit.  He needs something to expel some energy.  I took him to a drop-in daycare for a few hours yesterday, I think he really needs to have other kids to play with.  He must have played hard because he conked out when I got him home, so I had a nice quiet chunk of time in my craft room :) And some brand new stamps to play with!

Posted For You and the coordinating Rectangle Postage Stamp Punch were a bit of an impulse buy for me, but I'm so glad I got them.  Beautiful images and I do love that punch too :)  I'm also really enjoying the new color family DSP packs; I still wish they were 12x12 to make it easier for me to use them in my scrapbooks, but since they're 6x6 I've only used them on cards so far.  I have the Brights and the newer In Colors; I definitely plan to get the other color families.

Speaking of colors, I used the color challenge from Cupcake Inspirations:

I used Coastal Cabana, Mango Melody, and Flirty Flamingo for my colors.  There isn't a Blends pack for Coastal Cabana, so I used the lighter Bermuda Bay and then did the color lifter on the leaves and that seems to coordinate okay with the Coastal Cabana cardstock.

Here's this week's Freshly Made Sketch:

As soon as I saw this sketch, I knew I wanted to use that stamp set and punch :)

I'm off to watch Paw Patrol with the spawn.  Hope you have a great Friday, y'all!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Posted For You
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Flirty Flamingo, Stampin' Blends in Bermuda Bay, Mango Melody, and Flirty Flamingo
Paper:  Coastal Cabana, Flirty Flamingo, Thick Whisper White, Mango Melody DSP
Accessories:  Rectangles Stitched dies, Stitched Shapes dies, Rectangle Postage Stamp punch, Dimensionals

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Coffee Talk

Ugh, yesterday was NOT a good day, but I'm hoping that today will be better.  I did manage to make a card yesterday though, and I inked up two more brand-new stamp sets!

The mug is from the set Nothing's Better Than and HOW did I make my first card with COFFEE CUPS and not the CHOCOLATE or the COOKIES?!  I don't even DRINK coffee!  But I thought they worked best with the color challenge I wanted to use.  I got Ornate Thanks on my first big catalog order as well; I didn't get the dies for it because I didn't think I would use them, but I love the font styles on the sentiments in the stamp set.

So three challenges for today!  Let's start with the Global Design Project sketch:

This was fun, I just stamped the mugs randomly on the card front until I liked it and thought I had enough of them.  Next up is the Hand Stamped Sentiments color challenge:

It's hard to tell the difference between Pool Party and Mint Macaron on my card, but I promise I used both.  The solid stamp on the mugs is Pool Party (with some Wink of Stella because I love it), and the steam is Pool Party stamped off once; the cardstock strip for the sentiment is Pool Party.  The little star accents are Mint Macaron.

Finally, here's the Paper Players theme challenge:

This gave me the excuse to ink up Ornate Thanks for the sentiment, and I still had lots of white space to keep this card CAS.  I do have lots of friends who drink coffee (and think that me and my hubs are weirdos because we don't) so I'm sure I'll have a use for this card soon.

Hope your day goes well, kids.  Cheers!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Nothing's Better Than, Ornate Thanks
Ink:  Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Mint Macaron, Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Pool Party, Bermuda Bay DSP
Accessories:  Wink of Stella, Mini Dimensionals

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Totes Ma Goats

Hey y'all, as I promised last week, I'm back with another card I made for the sketch challenge.  I inked up one of the brand-new stamp sets I was totally tickled to get in my hot little hands!

AAAAHHHH isn't that goat the CUTEST?!  The inside says "Happy birthday, you old goat!"  *snorfle* I love animal stamps and I'm glad I didn't have to decide between getting the goats or the zebras first because I love them both.  I bought the Cinnamon Cider and Just Jade Stampin' Blends too, so I used Cinnamon Cider on the goat (I'm still working on completing my Blends collection).  Uh, for reals, Cinnamon Cider might be my favorite new In Color, I'm in love with it.  I love all five of the In Colors, but this brown is just so different from any shade we've had before and I love it.

This was the first card I made for last week's CAS(E) This Sketch challenge:

And I'm entering it at Fab Friday as well:

Mindy did say use some or use them all, so I used Cinnamon Cider, Just Jade, and Misty Moonlight.  My first In Color card, the punk rock zebra, was chosen as a winner at Global Design Project and Inspire. Create. so that's exciting!  I am looking forward to playing around with these new colors some more, they're really fun.  And also looking forward to more fun goat cards, haha!

Hope y'all have a good day.  Our day got off to a rocky start involving a tub of Vicks VapoRub, a lot of laundry to do, and one naughty 3-year-old.  Last night ended with a tube of Boudreaux's Butt Paste and the same naughty 3-year-old who was supposed to be asleep.  Wish me luck for the rest of the day.  Cheers!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Way to Goat
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Just Jade, Misty Moonlight, Cinnamon Cider & Smoky Slate Stampin' Blends
Paper:  Cinnamon Cider, Misty Moonlight, Just Jade, Thick Whisper White
Accessories:  Wild Rose dies, Dimensionals, retired Champagne Rhinestones (they look pretty spiffy with Cinnamon Cider!)

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

SUO Challenges: Summer

Good mornin' y'all and welcome to Tuesday!  I had a very productive day in my craft room yesterday so that makes me happy :)  Another reason to be happy--it's time for a new challenge at SUO Challenges!

This time it's a theme challenge--we want you to make a SUMMER card!  For some reason, summer is the hardest season for me to translate into a card.  For fall, you've got all the glorious fall leaves and pumpkins and stuff.  Winter means snowflakes and holiday stuff.  Spring means baby animals and pastel flowers.  But what about summer?  Well, here's what I made.

I got Silhouette Scenes *months* ago and this is the first time I've used it at all, along with the coordinating Sweet Silhouettes dies.  My original plan was to brayer or sponge a colorful background for the little girl, but that May Paper Pumpkin kit is still on my craft table and I thought that rainbow piece was perfect.  To a Wild Rose was also still on my table from one of my cards last week, so that's where the "hello" came from (what can I say, sometimes I'm lazy!).

Share your Stampin' Up! only summertime creation on the SUO Challenges blog.  Cheers, y'all!  Wish the playgrounds were open, a swing sounds like fun about now...

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Silhouette Scenes, To a Wild Rose
Ink:  Versamark, Shaded Spruce
Paper:  Coastal Cabana, Shaded Spruce, Thick Whisper White, May Paper Pumpkin kit
Accessories:  Sweet Silhouettes dies, Ornate Frames dies, black EP, Dimensionals, In Color Enamel Dots

Monday, June 22, 2020

NC Black Bear Festival

Scrappy Monday, y'all!  I'm looking forward to this morning...I'm taking Ryan to a babysitter for four hours, and I am taking the morning OFF.  No cleaning, no going through stuff for our upcoming move.  I'm planning to put on some good music and play in my craft room for those four hours, and I'm gonna ENJOY it!

But first, I have a scrapbook layout to share!  We went to the NC Black Bear Festival in Plymouth, NC, in June of 2018.

The festival turned out to be really tiny (I had seen a billboard advertising it when I was driving up to DC and thought hey that sounds like fun; it was about a 2-hour drive to get there from our house).  Well, it probably didn't help that it poured down rain part of the day that we went there.  Anyway, there's some kind of black bear museum or something so we did that first thing and it turned out to be a whole lot of taxidermy and the look on Ryan's face pretty much mirrors my feelings on that subject.  We had more fun walking around the festival; they had a lot of food vendors with blackberry-themed foods and really we should have at least tried the blackberry ice cream.

Today's color palette comes straight from the photos:  Concord Crush, Baked Brown Sugar, Wisteria Wonder, Garden Green, Basic Black, and Whisper White.  Just one stamped bear from Rustic Retreat as an accent, and the name of the festival was on the giant inflatable arch in one picture so I let that be my page title.  It seems like I don't get to use purple very often in my scrapbook pages so this layout makes me happy :)

Cheers, y'all!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Rustic Retreat
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Garden Green, Basic Black marker
Paper:  Concord Crush, Wisteria Wonder, Garden Green, Thick Whisper White, Baked Brown Sugar DSP
Accessories:  Layering Circles dies, watercolor pencils

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Ryan: Six Months

Hey hey, it's Saturday!  Despite the early wake-up yesterday, we had a good day (and a LOT of excellent Mexican food!).  I woke up at 5:30 this morning ready to start my day, so here we are with another layout from Ryan's baby book.

Some fun bright colors today!  Honestly when we did the monthly photo shoots, I chose Ryan's outfits (and toys, in this case) with an eye to future scrapbook pages.  I've said it before, and I'm sure I'll say it again, scrapping pictures with Ryan in them has involved a lot of bright colors and SO MUCH RED, a lot of baby clothes (boys' at least) have red on them.  But it's fun to work with different colors considering I'm still scrapping a lot of pictures of castles in Europe, and those involve a whole lotta gray ;)

So here is today's color palette:  Mango Melody, Calypso Coral, Lemon Lime Twist, Shaded Spruce, Blueberry Bushel, and Whisper White.  I have to hoard my Mango Melody 12x12 cardstock; since they never did a "new colors pack" of the bigger cardstock size for the last color refresh, I can only get Mango Melody in a pack with all the other Brights, so I only have a couple of pieces of it.  If they did single color packs of 12x12 again, I'd buy a metric ton of Balmy Blue and Shaded Spruce, and probably a half a ton of Mango Melody.  Then again, I've already established that I'm a cardstock hoarder :D

Cheers, y'all!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Fox & Friends
Ink:  Shaded Spruce, Blueberry Bushel, Mango Melody, Basic Gray marker
Paper:  Mango Melody, Lemon Lime Twist, Blueberry Bushel, Shaded Spruce, Thick Whisper White, Bubbles & Fizz DSP
Accessories:  Layering Circles Framelits

Friday, June 19, 2020

Snow White, Rose Red

Mornin' y'all.  Our morning started early:  Ryan woke up before 5, crying and saying that his belly hurt.  We eventually got him soothed back to sleep, but by then it was time for me to get up and do my workout anyway.  Hope Ryan feels better when he wakes up again!

I made two cards during Ryan's quiet time yesterday, one of them with brand new stamps (and colors)  and the other one with stuff I've had for a while.  But since there's a color challenge that's about to expire, I'm sharing this one first:

I don't think I'd done this rose in Real Red before and it looks really stunning IRL.  To get the color variation, I inked up the "filler" stamp using a sponge rather than tapping the stamp on the ink pad.  The darker stamp is just inked up as normal, but that gave me a nice range of color using just one ink pad.  Well okay, I used black for the outline ;)

Here's the Paper Players color challenge:

I had a particular stamp set I wanted to use yesterday and this color challenge didn't work with it, but while I was working on that other card the idea for this bright red rose popped in my head and I had to get it out on paper as well.  I'll be sharing the other card soon ;)

Loved this sketch from CAS(E) This Sketch:

Have a great Friday, peeps.  I think there's Mexican food in our future today!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  To a Wild Rose
Ink:  Real Red, Tranquil Tide, Basic Gray, Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Smoky Slate
Accessories:  Wild Rose dies, Dimensionals

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Friendship in Bloom

Howdy, folks!  Since I had Blossoms in Bloom on the brain from yesterday's card, I decided to ink it up again for today's card and this time I used the big flower stamp!

But I cut it up a bit :)  I am LOVING this stamp set; I didn't get it during the preorder but I saw so many beautiful cards with the stamp set and coordinating dies that I put it on my first order when the catalog went live.  Again, the colors in my photo aren't the most true to life, we're still totally socked in with clouds so that really doesn't help when I'm taking pictures of cards.

Love this week's color challenge from the Color Throwdown:

I used Flirty Flamingo and Coastal Cabana for my pink and aqua colors and sneaked in a bit of Pear Pizzazz for the leaves.  While I was making this card, Ryan was *supposed* to be in quiet time, but he kept popping into my craft room and somewhere in the chaos (because with Ryan, it's always chaos) I managed to SPILL my gold embossing powder ALL OVER EVERYWHERE!!!  It was such a mess.  I managed to get a good portion of it back in the container, but almost half of what spilled was unrecoverable.  No use crying over spilled embossing powder, am I right?

I thought the cut-apart flowers were perfect for this week's Freshly Made Sketch:

The idea popped in my head as soon as I saw the sketch yesterday and it would have been a very quick card if it hadn't been for Ryan's interruptions and the embossing powder mess.  But I'm happy with how it turned out!

Hope you have a great day, folks.  It's still dark and dreary here, so at least my card can be light and fun.  Cheers!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Blossoms in Bloom, So Sentimental
Ink:  Flirty Flamingo, Pear Pizzazz, Versamark
Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Coastal Cabana DSP
Accessories:  Gold EP, Stitched So Sweetly dies, Dimensionals

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Butterfly Fusion

Mornin'!  We are on Day #3 of nonstop clouds and intermittent rain, which is making it difficult for me to get decent pictures of my cards, even with an Ott Lite.  Oh well, here is today's offering:

I've got a stack of new stamp sets to play with, and what do I do?  I pick the teeny "hello" from Blossoms in Bloom and that's the only new item I used on this card.  Ha!  The patterned paper just retired, as did Blueberry Bushel, but I thought they were necessary for the Fusion challenge:

I used Blueberry Bushel and Balmy Blue; I'd love a gorgeous electric blue ink color like on the inspiration pic.  I did jazz up the butterfly with some Wink of Stella because apparently that's my thing lately.  I paired the butterfly with the sketch from CAS(E) This Sketch:

That fancy die cut strip from the Nature's Thoughts dies sure has come in handy.

That's it for me today, kids.  Wonder if Ryan will let me take a nap this morning...he's been waking up in the middle of the night a lot lately and it's wearing me out :p  Cheers, y'all!

Stamps:  Positive Thoughts, Blossoms in Bloom
Ink:  Blueberry Bushel, Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Blueberry Bushel, Balmy Blue DSP
Accessories:  Stitched Shapes dies, Nature's Thoughts dies, Dimensionals, Wink of Stella

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Punk Rock Zebra

Guess what?  I finally got my new catalog order yesterday!  I got several new stamp sets, some dies, alllll the new In Color ink pads, markers, and cardstock, basically a bunch of fun stuff.  I'm sure I'll be playing with the new stuff a lot in the next few weeks, but to start off with I couldn't resist Zany Zebras!

I love "critter" stamp sets; I got the walrus one right before it retired but I haven't inked it up yet.  For this zebra's maiden voyage, I made him a punk rock zebra!  It was easy, just stamp with Memento Tuxedo Black and color over the stripes with markers.  And to add a bit of pizzazz I also swiped it with Wink of Stella so he's colorful *and* sparkly.  The yellow banner, twine, and accent pieces are all from May's Paper Pumpkin kit.

And there's the inside, in full color!  Love having the new ink pads, and I'm glad I got them today since the new colors are featured in the Global Design Project color challenge:

And I used the Inspire. Create. sketch:

I didn't finish my scrapbook layout yesterday because I was busy pulling out all the new stuff and getting organized, so maybe this afternoon...one way or another, I plan to get inky!  Cheers, y'all!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Zany Zebras
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Just Jade, Bumblebee, Magenta Madness
Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Just Jade DSP
Accessories:  pieces of the May 2020 Paper Pumpkin kit, Wink of Stella, Dimensionals

Monday, June 15, 2020

Whidbey Island

Scrappy Monday, y'all!

Making today's layout comes with a story that amuses me a bit.  Most of the time I don't scrap my photos chronologically; I like to skip around to whatever inspires me at the moment.  So I did last week's Pirate Party layout and didn't come back to the other Washington photos for a few weeks or maybe a couple of months.  So I got this one laid out on my table but nothing stuck down, and then I decided to look back at the other layout and discovered I had chosen the SAME sketch for both layouts :)  Yeah, I use this sketch a lot.  Well, I didn't want two back-to-back layouts to look *that* similar, so I reversed the sketch for this one.

But since they're pictures from the same trip, I used Kiwi Kiss on this layout, just a different pattern on the right.

Today's palette, wow that picture has terrible lighting, includes Bashful Blue, Kiwi Kiss, Barely Banana (I put So Saffron up there but it should be Barely Banana), Whisper White, and Basic Gray.  Kinda springy with the soft blue and yellow and all that green, right?

Have a great start to your week, y'all!  I'm hoping to finish another layout later today.

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Brushwork Alphabet
Ink:  Basic Gray
Paper:  Bashful Blue, Barely Banana, Kiwi Kiss, Thick Whisper White, Bella Rose DSP
Accessories:  Seasonal Layers Thinlits

Sunday, June 14, 2020

Hello Sunshine

Wait, what?  I'm posting on a Sunday?  Yep!  I almost always play along with Freshly Made Sketches and I couldn't let last week's sketch get away from me, so I made a quick card!

Before I get to the sketch, here's the Inkspirational inspirational photo I used:

Fun, right?  And here's the Freshly Made Sketch challenge:

My interpretation of the sketch was a bit looser this time around, but I'm pretty pleased with how my card turned out.  And of course you can't tell from the photo, but I put Wink of Stella on the stamped part of the flower, which gives it a nice sparkle IRL.

Cheers, y'all!  See you back here tomorrow for Scrappy Monday.

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Positive Thoughts, Under My Umbrella
Ink:  Crushed Curry, Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper:  Smoky Slate, Thick Whisper White, Basic Black DSP (retired)
Accessories:  Nature's Thoughts dies, Stitched Shapes dies, Metallic Sequins (retired), Rhinestones, Dimensionals, Wink of Stella

Saturday, June 13, 2020

Ryan: July

Hey hey, it's Saturday!  And we're trucking right along with Ryan's baby book layouts here.

We had both sets of grandparents visit at the end of June/beginning of July so I had lots of pictures from that; I was able to crop pictures down so I could squeeze in more photos on the layout.  I love the two that I left full-size though; on the left is Ryan's "finger in the light socket" look (which is what happened every time we washed his hair and dried it with the hairdryer), and on the right is Ryan trying to reach the light fixture in the living area, he loved that thing.  The hubs used to hold him up to touch it and then yell "ZAP!" when he did and Ryan thought that was HILARIOUS.

Today's happy Superman color palette includes Daffodil Delight, Riding Hood Red (still probably my favorite red ever), Blueberry Bushel, Balmy Blue, and Whisper White.

Have a good weekend, y'all!

Stamps:  Letters for You, Simply Stars, Twinkle Twinkle by Verve
Ink:  Blueberry Bushel, Riding Hood Red, Early Espresso marker
Paper:  Daffodil Delight, Balmy Blue, Blueberry Bushel, Whisper White, Rockabilly DSP
Accessories:  Large Letters Framelits, Layering Circles Framelits, star punches

Friday, June 12, 2020


Woohoo it's Friday!  I think I'm going to need a nap today.  Ryan woke up screaming twice last night so it was not a restful night for anyone in the house :p

But I have something fun today!  I love this challenge from As You See It:

You may have figured out my movie just from my blog post title :)  After all, it is one of the best, and most quotable, movies ever IMHO...The Princess Bride!

And did you know there are Princess Bride STAMPS???  This stamp set is called As You Wish and it's made by The Ink Road.  Y'all know I'm 99.5% SUO, but I couldn't resist The Princess Bride.  The set has quite a few quotes (though there's a misplaced comma in the Miracle Man quote), but I had to pick what might be the most famous quote for this card, and the response on the inside:

I think a runner-up for most famous quote is "Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya.  You killed my father.  Prepare to die!"

Anyway, my colors were inspired by the movie too, Real Red for Buttercup's dress, black for Westley as The Man In Black, and So Saffron (with Crushed Curry ink) for Buttercup's blonde hair.  I thought the wine glasses during the battle of wits might have been gold, but nope, they're pewter.

All of the images in the stamp set are pretty tiny, which fit well with the Hand Stamped Sentiments sketch:

This is not my first Princess Bride-inspired card, either; check out THIS ONE

So, I have Princess Bride stamps; I have some Star Wars stamps; I have assorted Disney stamps.  What I need now is Ghostbusters stamps!  That's the other most-quotable movie in my collection :)  Ryan asked to watch it earlier this week, and all the parts that I used to hide behind the couch because I was scared are the parts that he thinks are funny and wants to watch several times.  He ain't afraid of no ghosts.

Anyway, I need to get me some breakfast.  Cheers, y'all!  Maybe I can convince Ryan to give The Princess Bride a shot this weekend...

Stamps:  As You Wish from The Ink Road
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Crushed Curry
Paper:  Real Red, Basic Black, So Saffron, Thick Whisper White
Accessories:  Stitched So Sweetly dies, 1" circle punch, Rectangles Stitched dies

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Razzing Iris Friend

Do you ever have days where you like the color combination and you like the sketch but your card just feels like a bit of a dud?  That was me yesterday afternoon, and here's my dud:

I dunno, something about it is just falling flat to me.  But I loved the Color Throwdown colors:

I used Night of Navy, Rich Razzleberry, Seaside Spray, and Old Olive.

Here's a fun theme challenge from Cupcake Inspirations:

And here's the sketch from Fab Friday:

I think I might give those challenges a second whack and see if I like the next card better.  In the meantime, peace out y'all!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Inspiring Iris
Ink:  Rich Razzleberry, Night of Navy, Seaside Spray, Old Olive
Paper:  Rich Razzleberry, Night of Navy, Seaside Spray, Shimmery White
Accessories:  Nature's Thoughts dies, Well Written dies