Monday, July 27, 2020

Who You Gonna Call?

Okay, I shared the Halloween layout from Ryan's baby book on Saturday, so I have to share the layout from my regular chronological scrapbook today!  All the pictures except the two on the right were taken on Halloween.

The two on the right were taken at a Halloween event at Mount Vernon, George Washington's estate.  I think that second picture from the left is hilarious, how Ryan is looking at me like WHAT does she have on her head?!  I made my colander hat myself :D

Today's color palette is Brilliant Blue, Real Red, Old Olive, and Whisper White.  I am running very low on Brilliant Blue cardstock, so it's a good thing I stocked up on Blueberry Bushel before it retired since they're very similar.

The first packers get here one week from today!  Still got a lot to do before they get here...

Cheers, y'all!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Rough Edges Alphabet, Headline Alphabet, Cauldron Bubble, Spooky Sweets
Ink:  Brilliant Blue, Old Olive, Memento Tuxedo Black, Basic Black marker
Paper:  Brilliant Blue, Old Olive, Thick Whisper White, Brilliant Blue DSP, Summer Picnic DSP
Accessories:  Circle punches

Saturday, July 25, 2020

It's the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man!

Mornin' y'all!  Today's baby book layout has some of my FAVORITE pictures from Ryan's first year--his Halloween costume!  He was the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man from the original Ghostbusters.

Ryan actually likes to watch that movie now; there are parts that I remember hiding behind the couch so I wouldn't see them (scary library ghost, I'm looking at you) but those are the parts Ryan thinks are funny and he asks to rewind and watch them again.  Love it.  Also, I believe the baby blanket he's sitting on is the one I was wrapped in coming home from the hospital when I was born--my mom had started making a pink one, but a friend told her, "You want a girl so much, this baby is going to be a boy!" so she made a blue one instead and the pink one wasn't finished before I was born.

Anyway, back to the layout.  Even in my vast DSP collection, I couldn't find a Real Red pattern I liked for this layout, so I used some non-SU paper.  Also it took me a long time to stamp that very long page title and I didn't realize until afterward that the lower-case T is supposed to be dropped a little bit.  Oops.  But I wasn't going to redo it.  There is a Ghostbusters Little Golden Book and one page has "It's the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man!" in huge letters, which is what I was thinking of when I made this layout.

Today's color palette is Whisper White, Real Red, Blueberry Bushel, and Balmy Blue who was absent on school picture day.

Have a great weekend, y'all!  Maybe I'll get a smidgen of stamping time this week but I'm not holding my breath.  Moving is a lot of work. :p

Stamps:  Letters for You, Brushwork Alphabet
Ink:  Balmy Blue, Blueberry Bushel
Paper:  Whisper White, Balmy Blue, Blueberry Bushel, non-SU patterned paper
Accessories:  Rectangle Stitched dies

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

SUO Challenges: Full Color Flowers

Goooooood morning stampy friends!  It is time once again for a new challenge at SUO Challenges!

The challenge this time is to do some coloring--use markers, Stampin' Blends, watercolor pencils, whatever technique you like to color on your card.  Here's what I did:

I decided to go with Stampin' Blends this time, so I used Highland Heather, Just Jade, and So Saffron for my colors.  I used the color lifter to try to blend the shades together a bit since I used both light and dark markers for the purple and green.  I chose Inspiring Iris just because I hadn't used it in a while, and I liked the sentiment from Silhouette Scenes to go with it.  I want to send this off to the lady who dyes my cross stitch fabric :)

Now it's your turn!  Make a colorful creation to share at the SUO Challenges blog.  I mean, I guess you *could* use black and gray to make a monochromatic card and still use coloring on it *shrug* I just like lots of colors :)  Cheers!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Inspiring Iris, Silhouette Scenes
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Gorgeous Grape, Stampin' Blends in Highland Heather, Just Jade, and So Saffron
Paper:  So Saffron, Thick Whisper White, Just Jade DSP, Gorgeous Grape DSP
Accessories:  Stitched So Sweetly dies, In Color enamel dots, Dimensionals

Monday, July 20, 2020

Sadie & Vader 2013

Mornin' y'all.  I'm dragging a bit this morning because Ryan got us up twice last night crying that there were bugs in his room.  The first time he just had a bad dream, but the second time there really was a bug on the wall (ick).  Of course Ryan is all bright-eyed and bushy-tailed today :p

The hubs and I took Ryan for a walk last night with his newly repaired Power Wheels truck and we met a doggo while we were out.  I miss our furbabies so much.  I'm sad that we're not going to be able to get any other dogs until after we're done in Germany.  In the meantime, I do still have a few layouts' worth of pictures to do for our much-loved Sadie and Vader, but I did do a lot before they both died.

Pretty simple layout.  I try to keep our pictures organized chronologically on the computer, but for any given year I usually have a folder of just random pictures of the dogs, so that's what these were.  I wrote the dates for each one.  The one on top left was after we brushed Sadie and there was hair everywhere.  The hubs vacuumed recently and commented that there wasn't any dog hair in the vacuum when he finished; he said, "It used to drive me crazy how we'd have tufts of dog hair flying around all the time, but now I miss it."  Yeah, me too.  Top right is both my kiddos under my craft table where they liked to hang out.  Or right behind my chair, like Sadie in the second photo down.  They always kept me company.

Since the main color in the photos was the carpet, I chose a color combination based on that (the advantage of having black dogs:  black goes with everything.  Except navy blue.)  I ended up with Primrose Petals (a bit underused in my house, I should break it out more often), Crushed Curry, Lost Lagoon (pretty much the carpet color), Basic Black and Whisper White.

We did a lot of work this weekend to get ready for the upcoming move, and since we sold the computer desk yesterday it really looks different in here.  Plus there's boxes all over the dining room.  The movers come two weeks from today and we still have a fair amount of stuff to do, but we're working on it.  Haven't had much time to stamp though.  Gotta get to work!

Stamps:  Notable Alphabet, paw print from PSX
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Basic Black marker
Paper:  Primrose Petals, Lost Lagoon, Basic Black, Whisper White, Festive Birthday DSP
Accessories:  Starburst Framelits, Circles Framelits, Large Letters Framelits

Saturday, July 18, 2020

Ryan: Eight Months

Oyyy what a morning we had.  Ryan woke us up at 4:30 with an upset stomach and it was quite a while before anyone got back to sleep.  I just finished eating breakfast and it's 11:00!  But Ryan seems to be feeling much better now so that's good.

And it's time for another layout from his baby book!

Ryan hit 8 months old during October, so for this photo shoot I picked a Superman onesie since that's sort of costumey.  It even had a cape!  I found some Superman stamps at a local craft store so that's what I used as embellishments on this layout.

The color palette was directly inspired by the onesie:  Marina Mist, Night of Navy, Cherry Cobbler, and Whisper White.

Have a great day, peeps!

Stamps:  all non-SU Superman stamps
Ink:  Marina Mist, Cherry Cobbler, Versamark, Basic Gray marker
Paper:  Marina Mist, Cherry Cobbler, Thick Whisper White, Night of Navy DSP
Accessories:  Clear EP

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Bird Ballad Blooms

Mornin' y'all!  I didn't get to stamp yesterday, but I did get a box of new goodies!  Demonstrators got to start ordering from the upcoming mini catalog at the beginning of July and my order *finally* got here.  I only bought one stamp set from the mini catalog, but I got a bunch of papers and some other fun stuff, so I hope to bust some of that out this afternoon.

In the meantime, I have two more cards that I made a while back while I was playing with Free as a Bird and the Bird Ballad DSP:

(See my other card here.)  SU! has SO many gorgeous patterned papers, it's fun to make cards like this that really show them off.  I was just playing around so I did the same card, same DSP, but different cardstock colors for the card base and sentiment panel.

I'm going to introduce Ryan to the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie (the one from the 90s) so that's what we're doing until the splash pad opens.  Hope he likes it, it'll be fun for me to watch that blast from the past again!

Cowabunga, dude!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Free as a Bird
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper:  Pool Party, Petal Pink, Old Olive, Thick Whisper White, Bird Ballad DSP
Accessories:  Stitched Nested Labels dies, Dimensionals

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Mixing Blooms

Mornin' y'all!  Yesterday morning while Ryan was at the babysitter's house, I sorted through a bunch of stuff for the kitchen for our upcoming move, and in the afternoon I got a bit of time in my craft room to make a card.  Productive day!

My Petal Pink ink pad is extra super ridiculously juicy!  The flowers came out darker than I thought they would.  The leaves are Pool Party and the flower centers are Misty Moonlight, which I stamped off once to make it a bit lighter; the sentiment is full-strength Misty Moonlight.

Once again I had a fun time choosing elements from the Festive Friday challenge:

I'm a bit of an overachiever so I picked more than three:  friendship sentiment, pink, flower, sparkle (I used Shimmery White cardstock, though it doesn't show up in the picture), ribbon, and a die cut.  I don't use up ribbon very quickly, so a few years back I stopped buying it; I still have quite a bit of ribbons but they're all retired.  No one I'm liable to send cards to will know or care if the ribbon is retired, so I used it!  The sequins are retired too.

I chose my colors based on the Global Design Project color challenge:

I am more inclined to pair Misty Moonlight with Seaside Spray (see here), so it's nice to see how it pairs up with Pool Party instead.

For my next trick, this card also fits in with the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge:

I already had the flowers and the colors chosen, and when I saw this challenge I remembered that I had some self-adhesive Petal Pink sequins so I used some of those on my card too :)

We've got a busy day ahead--Ryan has a dentist appointment this morning and then we have several appointments this afternoon to get ready for our move.  Better wear my roller skates today so I can move faster!  Cheers, y'all!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Blossoms in Bloom, Beautiful Friendship
Ink:  Petal Pink, Pool Party, Misty Moonlight
Paper:  Shimmery White
Accessories:  Ornate Frames dies, retired Sycamore Street ribbon, retired self-adhesive sequins, Dimensionals

Monday, July 13, 2020


Scrappy Monday!  We successfully made it home from the Smoky Mountains, and the ball is finally rolling on our move to Germany :) Posts here may be sporadic for a while; I'm going to be busy sorting through what's going into storage vs. what's coming with us, and then we'll likely be without our household goods for a couple of months while they're shipped.  Might not have much time for stamping or scrapping for a while, but I'll do my best.

So let's talk today's layout!  It's another in the series of Welsh castles we visited in May of 2014.

See the original pics here.  I suppose it's misleading to call it a Welsh castle, considering it was built by an English king to subdue the native Welsh.  Despite that, Beaumaris is beautiful; it's on the island of Anglesey where Prince William and Kate lived for a while.  I loved Wales, I'd love to go back and see more of it.

Today's color palette:  Old Olive, Cameo Coral (that pattern from the Raspberry Tart DSP is one of my favorites), Raspberry Ripple, Elegant Eggplant, and Whisper White.

Cheers, y'all!  I'm about to go start sorting stuff.  Wish me luck...

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Jayne's Type Alphabet, Wing It
Ink:  Cameo Coral, Raspberry Ripple, Elegant Eggplant marker
Paper:  Old Olive, Elegant Eggplant, Raspberry Ripple, Thick Whisper White, Raspberry Tart DSP
Accessories:  Stitched So Sweetly dies

Saturday, July 11, 2020

Ryan: September

Happy Saturday once again, folks!  It's time once again for a baby book layout from Ryan's book.

Once Ryan started crawling, the thing he was most interested in getting to was the dogs' water bowl.  If I set him down on the floor at one end of the house, he would immediately start crawling to the water bowl through three rooms to the other side of the house.  In some of these pictures he's wearing an outfit that has construction equipment on it and it was just SO cute and I let that outfit determine some of the colors for this layout.

Smoky Slate, Basic Gray, and Crushed Curry came from the outfit; I added Dapper Denim, Cucumber Crush, and of course Whisper White to round out the colors.

Cheers, y'all!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Letters for You
Ink:  Dapper Denim, Basic Gray marker
Paper:  Smoky Slate, Cucumber Crush, Crushed Curry, Dapper Denim, Basic Gray, Thick Whisper White, Birthday Bash DSP
Accessories:  Large Letters Framelits, Garage Gears Framelits

Friday, July 10, 2020

Foxy Friday

Happy Friday!  Have you uploaded an animal card at the SUO Challenges blog yet?

I'm back with another animal card to inspire you!  And today I'm going retro with one of my favorite ever animal stamp sets:

Thankful Forest Friends!  The bear has made LOTS of appearances over the years on both cards and scrapbook pages, and the fox has been inked up a lot too.  (For some reason I don't use the bunny as much.)  I wasn't sure what to do for a sentiment on the card, but then I saw the May Paper Pumpkin kit stamps and ding ding ding!  LOVE ose big bold word stamps!  The outline on "hey" started out as an accident--I recently re-inked my Daffodil Delight ink pad so it's ridiculously juicy right now, and when I stamped the "hey" the edges were a little blotchy because I had puddles of ink on the stamp.  So I got my blender pen and started smoothing out the edges and I got an outline effect.  Happy little accidents, y'all!

I used the Into the Woods DSP on a scrapbook layout last week, and it was made to coordinate with Thankful Forest Friends, so I pulled my colors from that DSP though the pattern I chose only has Mossy Meadow in it.  The Rich Razzleberry panel is from another DSP pack, International Bazaar; I used it instead of another piece of Into the Woods paper because I had a scrap the right size and I didn't want to cut into a new sheet of paper.

I'm entering this at Retro Rubber:

Thankful Forest Friends is five years old, so nice and retro for their challenge :)

Hope you enjoyed this week's Creature Feature!  I had lots of fun with it, and of course I have lots and lots of animal stamps I didn't use this week so...maybe I'll do it again!  Cheers, y'all!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Thankful Forest Friends, My Paper Pumpkin May 2020 kit
Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry, Tangelo Twist
Paper:  Daffodil Delight, Thick Whisper White, Into the Woods & International Bazaar DSP
Accessories:  Deco Labels Framelits, Dimensionals

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Simple Sympathy Bunny

Creature Feature Day 4!  And another reminder to post your animal cards on the SUO Challenges blog :)

For today's card, I pulled out the beautiful Nature's Beauty stamp set and decided to make a bunny card since I've already used the fox and the deer.  I decided to make a sympathy card, not because I need one, but because I hate making one when I DO need one.

The card base is Misty Moonlight and the next layer is Seaside Spray, how perfect are they together?  The main image panel is Smoky Slate; I used the chalk marker to make his tail white.  I always think that sympathy cards should be pretty CAS and use more soothing colors.  I added a few Misty Moonlight enamel dots for simple accents because it felt a little *too* plain without them.

Cheers, y'all!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Nature's Beauty, Peaceful Moments
Ink:  Misty Moonlight, Seaside Spray, Smoky Slate
Paper:  Misty Moonlight, Seaside Spray, Smoky Slate
Accessories:  chalk marker, In Color Enamel Dots

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Creature Feature: Walrus Friend

Welcome do Day 3 of Christy's Creature Feature ;)  Don't forget to upload all your creature cards on the SUO Challenges blog this week.

I know I've talked several times about how much I love critter stamps...well, I tried to resist We'll Walrus Be Friends, but when it came up on the retiring list this spring I couldn't resist anymore.  So here's my first walrus card.

Still loving Cinnamon Cider and finding new color combinations using it :)  Looks pretty good with Pacific Point, doesn't it?  The wavy pattern is from the old Sunshine & Sprinkles DSP (might as well use up some scraps) and I busted out a couple of old Candy Dots too.  I loved having those in every color.  I also busted out the old Watercolor Wonder Crayons for Pacific Point; I didn't remember until after I made this card that we have a Pacific Point watercolor pencil now.  I used the light Cinnamon Cider Blends marker for the walrus, and just colored over his snout with the color lifter to get it lighter.  Easy peasy!

Have a great Wednesday, animal lovers!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  We'll Walrus Be Friends
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Cinnamon Cider Stampin' Blends
Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Pacific Point, Cinnamon Cider DSP, Sunshine & Sprinkles DSP
Accessories:  Layering Circles dies, Stitched So Sweetly dies, Brights Candy Dots, Dimensionals

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

SUO Challenges: Animals

Happy Tuesday!  Ready for a new SUO Challenge??

This time around it's a theme--ANIMALS!  (Now you know why I decided to do a creature feature for this week's posts!)  You can do pets, wild animals, birds, sea creatures, any kind of animal.  I have LOTS of animal stamps but of course my two favorite at the moment are Zany Zebras and Way to Goat.  Well, I did a zebra card for last Friday, so....

Goats it is!  My greedy goat is gray, but I had to do a bright and fun color combo for the rest of the card--Granny Apple Green, Mango Melody, and Magenta Madness.  And I love the new color family DSP packs too, the patterns are so much fun.  I've got the Brights and the new In Colors; I've ordered the Neutrals, and I'll get the other three families soon.  For some reason these patterns have been speaking to me more than the packs from the last few years.

Anywha, now it's your turn!  Make your animal card and share it at the SUO blog for us to oooh and ahhh over.  Cheers!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Way to Goat
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Magenta Madness marker, Stampin' Blends in Smoky Slate & Granny Apple Green
Paper:  Granny Apple Green, Mango Melody, Basic Black, Thick Whisper White, Granny Apple Green & Magenta Madness DSP
Accessories:  Layering Ovals dies, Layering Circles dies, Dimensionals

Monday, July 6, 2020

Okefenokee Swamp

Scrappy Monday, folks!  We're in Tennessee this week but I've made some cards to share this week while we're gone.  I decided to go with a theme, so welcome to the start of the CREATURE FEATURE!  Everything I share this week is going to have an animal on it, including today's scrapbook layouts :)

We're starting the week with alligators!  If you're so inclined, you can see the original pics here, here, and here. I just finished these layouts a week or two ago so they were fresh on my mind when I decided on the creature feature.  The photo of the layout came out a bit dark, sorry about that, I've never found a good place to take pictures of my scrapbook pages in this house. *shrug*  Maybe I'll have better luck at the next place.

Anyway, it seems like I use the Becky Higgins sketch book for the majority of my scrapbook layouts, but nothing in there was speaking to me for this one so I pulled out my personal sketch book.  I've got all the BH sketches in there plus lots more from Creating Keepsakes magazine (I had a subscription to that for years) and ones I came up with on my own.  I found a sketch in there really quickly that turned out to be perfect for these photos!  Once I had the sketch, the layout came together lickety-split.

My color palette is Tip Top Taupe (I love that color, it's another brown In Color that's different from anything else SU has had before or since), Sahara Sand, Basic Black, Mossy Meadow, and Pear Pizzazz.

But wait, there's more!

Audra, Frank, and I were in the swamp to do a photography workshop to learn how to take night sky photos with long exposure times, so here are my tree pictures from that.  And in keeping with the creature feature theme, I wrote about the extreme mosquito problem in my journaling :)

I used the leaves from Rooted in Nature as accents on my first layout, but I needed some larger leaves in a similar style for this one, so I pulled out the long, long, loooong-retired Lovely Leaves and French Foliage for this one.  No dies for those, so I just fussy cut the three leaves.

The color palette for the second layout is a little different:  still Tip Top Taupe, Sahara Sand, and Basic Black, but Mint Macaron and Mossy Meadow for the greens.  (Sorry again that the photo is so dark.). I've been doing a thing lately where if I have more than one layout for a specific event, I keep the same page base color and some similar elements, but I use different patterns or add different colors for subsequent layouts.  So for this one, I chose a different pattern from the Garden Lane DSP that had different greens than the first one.  They're similar enough style-wise that it's obvious they go together, but since I used different papers it's like they're siblings instead of twins :)

Have a great week, peeps!

Supplies, first layout:
Stamps:  Well-Worn Alphabet, Rough Type, Rooted in Nature
Ink:  Tip Top Taupe, Sahara Sand, Pear Pizzazz, Mossy Meadow, Memento Tuxedo Black, Basic Black marker
Paper:  Tip Top Taupe, Sahara Sand, Basic Black, Garden Lane DSP
Accessories:  Nature's Roots dies

Supplies, second layout:
Stamps:  Lovely Leaves, French Foliage, Rooted in Nature
Ink:  Mossy Meadow, Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe, Basic Black marker
Paper:  Tip Top Taupe, Sahara Sand, Mint Macaron, Garden Lane DSP
Accessories:  None

Saturday, July 4, 2020

Ryan: Seven Months

Hey y'all!  Happy 4th of July!  We're going to spend the day just hanging out around the house.  The hubs got some fireworks to set off with Ryan (they are legal here) and we have steaks to cook for dinner.  Low-key but should be fun anyway.

We're up to seven months on Ryan's baby book!

My great-aunt (who has since passed away) sent Ryan this outfit with cute overalls that have Mike Wazowski from Monsters Inc. on them and I just had to use it for one of his monthly photo shoots.  In most of the pictures you couldn't see Mike on his overalls too well, so I found some Monsters Inc. stickers to use as accents.  The baby blanket my friend Melissa made for Ryan turned out to be a perfect backdrop for these photos :)

Today's color palette is Whisper White (although you don't see much of it, that's what the page base is), Lemon Lime Twist, Granny Apple Green, Tempting Turquoise, and Blueberry Bushel.

Have a happy and safe holiday, everyone!

Stamps:  None
Ink:  Basic Gray marker
Paper:  Whisper White, Lemon Lime Twist, Granny Apple Green, Blueberry Bushel, Pink Flamingo DSP
Accessories:  Disney stickers

Friday, July 3, 2020

Tropical Zebra

Happy Friday, y'all!  Are you ready for a good holiday weekend?  The hubs is off work today and all next week; we're going to go out of town for a few days but I'm going to schedule some blog posts here while we're gone.  Is it weird that I'm excited to get my hair cut today??  It's been over three months, I definitely need a haircut.  But anyway!  On to my card for today.

I love these zebras, yes I do.  I pulled out some retired DSP (Tropical Escape stack from I think two years ago) because I liked these patterns with my cute little zebra, and Magenta Madness seemed to make the greens pop.  The strip with the sentiment is actually Pixie Pink, a long-retired hot pink color that's a good dynamic duo with Magenta Madness.  I suppose I could have used Flirty Flamingo, but ehh.  I'm to the point where I'm just going to use the retired stuff if that's what makes me happy.

I used this week's Freshly Made Sketch:

At first I was trying to use all three zebra stamps as the shapes on the sketch, but I just couldn't make it look right so I went with some patterned paper circles instead.  I'm happy with what I ended up with and this will be going to my honorary niece for her 11th birthday in a few weeks.

Have a great holiday and stay safe, y'all!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Zany Zebras
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Pixie Pink marker
Paper:  Magenta Madness, Thick Whisper White, Tropical Escape DSP Stack, Magenta Madness DSP
Accessories:  Layering Circles dies, Dimensionals

Thursday, July 2, 2020


Mornin' y'all!  Do you ever have one of those days where you just stare at your stamps and have no idea what to do?  That was me yesterday.  I was feeling a little creatively blocked until I decided to do the double challenge from CAS Colours & Sketches.

I decided the updated versions of these colors (Pear Pizzazz, Blushing Bride, Balmy Blue) would be lovely with the sweet Posted For You stamp set, so I set to work. card ended up not being very CAS.

I thought the rectangular postage stamp punch would get a bit lost on the card front if I made the angled layers stretch from one side to the other, especially with the patterns I chose, so I made a smaller panel.  And then I ended up with a white layer to mat and...not so CAS.  It's like CAS-plus.  Whoopsie.  But at least I got a card made!  And if you're curious, Cinnamon Cider works with Subtles colors as well--I used the light Cinnamon Cider Blend to color the birds, with dark Petal Pink for their bellies.  Always good to get a little practice with the Blends.

Have a fantastic day, y'all!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Posted For You
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin' Blends in Cinnamon Cider, Petal Pink, Balmy Blue, and Old Olive
Paper:  Blushing Bride, Thick Whisper White, retired Subtles DSP in Balmy Blue and Pear Pizzazz
Accessories:  Rectangular Postage Stamp punch, Dimensionals

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Birthday Sunshine

Mornin' y'all!  It's funny to me that I have a sunny card to share and we're supposed to have thunderstorms all day today.  :D

I busted out the June Paper Pumpkin kit for the sun die-cut (it already had that beautiful watercolor and the gold on it!) and the "sunshine" stamp.  I still don't use nearly as much of the Paper Pumpkin kits as I should but at least I'm using some of them?

Anyway, I'm entering this card in a new-to-me challenge called Festive Friday:

I did a CAS design, single image (the sun), and a birthday theme.  I wish I'd been able to play along with the National Orange Blossom Day challenge, but I enjoyed this one too.

I chose the sun to fit in with the Global Design Project theme challenge: 

Although looking at the design team's cards, you'd think the theme was cocktails ;)

I also used the sketch from CAS(E) This Sketch:

For the rectangular layer, I scribbled on an acrylic block with a Coastal Cabana marker, spritzed with water, and stamped it on my card base.  Simple, easy, quick, and the result reminds me of a swimming pool.

Okay, kiddo wants me to go watch Brave with him.  I think his favorite character is Morddu, the demon bear.  Ha!  Cheers, y'all.

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Itty Bitty Birthdays, June 2020 Paper Pumpkin kit
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Poppy Parade, Coastal Cabana marker
Paper:  Thick Whisper White
Accessories:  Sun die cut from Paper Pumpkin, Gold Glitter Enamel Dots, Dimensionals