Thursday, March 23, 2023

The Sweet Life

Do you ever have a day where your creativity just doesn't want to get with the program?  I was having a bit of trouble with that earlier this week--I had the time to work in my craft room but I just couldn't seem to settle down and make a card.  So instead I got out some photos and started on a scrapbook layout, and then it jump-started an idea for a card and I made this!

(I'll finish up the scrapbook pages later today.)  But this card makes my little heart happy!  How do I love these colors from Sunday Stamps:

I used Orchid Oasis, Pool Party (which isn't quite as good a match as the other colors, but let's move along), Parakeet Party, Gray Granite, and Sweet Sorbet.  Um, can I say *again* how much I love that crop of In Colors!  These bright colors are my jam, for sure. And every single piece of paper I used on this card (other than the card base) was a scrap--don't forget to share your own scrappy cards at the SUO Challenges blog!

I also used the sketch from Global Design Project:

And really, I started out with the Festive Friday challenge for today's card, but Blogger has its own peculiar ideas on what order to post pictures in.  So last but definitely not least, the Festive Friday challenge:

I used bright colors, patterned paper, and squares on my card, and I was inspired to make oddly colored ice cream because my kid will always always always go for the not-found-in-nature blue ice cream when we go to Baskin-Robbins.  And my life is definitely sweeter with him in it : )

This is my last day to work in my craft room for a bit, Ryan is off school tomorrow and all of next week for spring break.  So we'll be taking pictures for future scrapbook pages!  Cheers!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Share a Milkshake
Ink:  Orchid Oasis, Gray Granite, Sweet Sorbet, Parakeet Party
Paper:  Parakeet Party, Orchid Oasis, Thick Basic White, DSP in Sweet Sorbet & Pool Party
Accessories:  Stylish Shapes dies, Share a Milkshake dies, retired sequins, Dimensionals


Melissa Grant said...

A very "SWEET" card and looks wonderful in the challenge colors! Nice job and thanks for sharing with us at SUNDAY STAMPS!

dj said...

Yummy!! You got the sweets & colors covered...perfect for our "sweet treats" color challenge over at Sunday Stamps!! Thanks for joining the fun and playing along with us. -Deb Horst, DT #SSC305

stampwithamyk said...

So cute! Such fun colors for an ice cream sundae! Thanks for joining us at Sunday Stamps, hope to see you again soon!

Heather said...

Such a perfect take on our colors - so glad you kept at it, because this is a cutie! Brava on combining all those challenges! Thanks so much for playing at Sunday Stamps!

Beth McCullough said...

I love bright & happy cards and ice cream so this card is a winner in my book! Thanks for joining us again this week at Festive Friday Challenge :)

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

This is a sweet treat indeed Christy - what is it with kiddies, my two love blue food too!! Love the bright colours and fun layout - thanks for playing with us over at Festive Friday! Enjoy spring break too!

Diane Evans said...

Congratulations! Your fabulous creation was selected as a Festive Fave over at the Festive Friday Challenge. Please hop over to the challenge blog to grab your winner’s badge for your blog. Thanks so much for joining us and I hope you will play along again soon!

Melva Peters said...

Adorable card! Thanks for playing along with Festive Friday Challenges.

Jaydee said...

Christy, I generally don't like this particular shade of green but I love it with the other colors you chose! Such a fun card and fabulously CAS. So glad you joined us at Festive Friday this week