Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Slimline Valentine & Lavender Bonus

Hey y'all, how's your day going?  Apparently I am extra inspired this week because I have another double card post for today.  Here's the first card:

Okay I realize I am a minority of one but I don't like making slimline cards, they make me grumpy.  I like A2 cards because that's half of a sheet of paper, which is economical, and slimline cards don't work like that.  But slimline it is for this week's Paper Players sketch:

And I paired that with the Festive Friday challenge:

From the list, I have red, purple, slimline (reluctantly), and hearts.  I know it's fun to pull out the newest stamps to play with, but this time I used last year's Country Bouquet for my Valentine.  Don't forget about the new Valentine challenge at SUO Challenges too!

Anyway, like I said, slimline cards make me a little grumpy, and when I was trying to go to sleep the other night I was turning over ideas in my head about how to turn that sketch into an A2 card.  Then of course I had to make this when I got in my craft room yesterday:

I rotated the sketch 90 degrees and happily for me, one of the Perennial Postage dies fits on a standard card front five times.  This was a good excuse to use one of the vertical sentiments from Vertical Blooms too, and I need to send out some thank you cards so this one will be going out today or tomorrow.  Win!  And after I made this card, I made several other ones that I really liked, I was on fire in my craft room yesterday (not literally, that would have been messy).  Honestly I'm procraftinating because I haven't started my wedding album yet.  I haven't done any new scrapbook pages yet this year!  Gotta fix that.

Anyway, have a great day, peeps.  I'm hoping to get some more quality crafting time today and start that wedding album.  It's got to be done.  Cheers!

Supplies, slimline card:
Stamps:  Country Bouquet
Ink:  Real Red, Gorgeous Grape
Paper:  Thick Basic White, Most Adored Specialty DSP
Accessories:  Country Bouquet punch, Dimensionals

Supplies, lavender card:
Stamps:  Painted Lavender, Vertical Blooms
Ink:  Orchid Oasis, Shaded Spruce
Paper:  Orchid Oasis, Thick Basic White, Perennial Lavender DSP
Accessories:  Perennial Postage dies, Painted Lavender dies, Iridescent Foil Gems, Dimensionals, Orchid Oasis baker's twine

Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Fall in Love with SUO Challenges

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

You may have heard that there's a certain holiday coming up, so our challenge theme this time around is probably not a surprise...

Let's show some love!  I was extra inspired this time around so I have two cards to share.  Here's the first one:

Okay, it's a bit nontraditional, but still fun right??  I tried to put the pizza slices in a sort of heart shape and then added some teeny hearts from Country Bouquet on the red circles.  It was kinda fun to just push the circles around on the card front until I found a layout that worked for me.

My second Valentine is a little bit more traditional, but coincidentally it still has a lot of yellow:

I just had to make a bee card!  I was inspired by the second card on Julie Davison's blog post and had to try out that layout.  And it was fun to sort through the Bee Mine DSP for patterns to play with.  One teeny heart accent, a bit of twine, and I have a very cute card to share with my Valentine!

And now it's your turn!  Make a Valentine with only SU! products and upload it to the SUO Challenges blog.  I'm having trouble commenting on some blogs, I don't know why, but I get an error message when I try to sign in with Google on certain blogs.  I even tried commenting on two different browsers.  But even if I can't comment, I enjoy looking at what everyone makes!

Supplies, pizza card:
Stamps:  Supremely Awesome, Country Bouquet
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Poppy Parade, Crumb Cake, Versamark, Stampin' Blends in Lemon Lolly, Ivory, Shaded Spruce, Poppy Parade, Crumb Cake
Paper:  Lemon Lolly, Poppy Parade, Crumb Cake, Thick Basic White, Lighter than Air DSP Stack
Accessories:  Stylish Shapes dies, white EP, Dimensionals, Milky Dots

Supplies, bee card:
Stamps:  Bee My Valentine
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Daffodil Delight, Petal Pink
Paper:  Sweet Sorbet, Thick Basic White, Vellum, Bee Mine DSP
Accessories:  Bee Builder punch, Perennial Postage dies, Sweet Sorbet baker's twine, Adhesive-Backed Hearts & Flowers, Dimensionals

Monday, January 29, 2024

Maine: Cape Elizabeth

Scrappy Monday, y'all.  I am honing in on the last few layouts for my Maine album (which isn't an album yet, I haven't assembled it yet) so here we go!

Who knew I'd be needing that lobster stamp from By the Tide : )  We visited the lighthouse here and then went to a nearby park and got lunch from a food truck.  Most of the adults got lobster rolls (hence the lobster on my page), but I don't like seafood so I had a grilled cheese sandwich.  Not even joking, that was the tastiest grilled cheese I've ever had!  Ryan only ate like two bites of his so I snarfed his down too : )

Today's color palette:  Wild Wasabi, Garden Green, Really Rust, Sahara Sand, Early Espresso, and white.  I really miss Wild Wasabi, I used it a lot for scrapbook pages.  It's a great grass color.

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

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Make a Difference, By the Tide
Ink:  Wild Wasabi, Really Rust, Sahara Sand, Early Espresso
Paper:  Wild Wasabi, Garden Green, Sahara Sand, Thick Basic White, Fall Flowers DSP
Accessories:  None

Saturday, January 27, 2024

Cactus Greetings

Mornin' y'all and happy Saturday!  And it's going to be a fun Saturday too, the hubs arranged for me to have a mani/pedi with my friend Missy today while Ryan entertains his grandparents.  Whee!  And as an extra bonus, I have a card to share today : )

My friend Krissy lives in Arizona and we were texting the other day about this cute cactus shirt that Tee Turtle has in their Valentine collection and I told her I would have to make her a cactus card soon, and here it is.  I started with the same Just Add Ink challenge as I used yesterday:

I actually made this card first, but as I was working on it I decided it absolutely NEEDED some bright pink flowers and that made it not fit the challenge as much.  Check out the cool sketch from Try a Sketch on Tuesday:

Fun sketch, I had lots of ideas for it but the cactus won out.  I used the same greeting stamp as for yesterday's card because the one I liked from Flowering Cactus was too long to fit in the space on the card front.  And for the three background strips, I finally used one of the "texture" dies in the Flowering Cactus set that I had never used before.

Okay, I'm going to see if I can get in a yoga practice before Ryan wakes up.  Cheers!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Flowering Cactus, Blueberry Bunches
Ink:  Granny Apple Green, Polished Pink, Blueberry Bushel
Paper:  Blueberry Bushel, Azure Afternoon, Thick Basic White
Accessories:  Flowering Cactus dies, Dimensionals, white sequins

Friday, January 26, 2024

Berries & Plaid

Mornin' y'all and GUESS WHAT, I finally inked up some new stamps yesterday!

I don't know why but I love the new Blueberry Bunches stamp set and the Just Add Ink inspo challenge gave me a great excuse to ink it up:

Totally loving the bright greens and blues in this inspo pic, so I used Lemon Lime Twist, Granny Apple Green, Azure Afternoon, and (surprise) Blueberry Bushel for my card.  I kept it really simple here and let the blueberry image be the star of the show here.  And I worked in a die from the Everyday Details dies too so more new toys :)

Okay, I took pictures yesterday of all my scrapbook layouts but I want to redo it.  I haven't figured out a good place in this house to take pics of layouts, in my craft room the pictures reflect the overhead light and it's annoying.  So I'll see what I can figure out with that.  And make more tea ; )  Cheers!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Blueberry Bunches, Sketched Plaid
Ink:  Blueberry Bushel, Granny Apple Green, Stampin' Blends in Azure Afternoon, Blueberry Bushel, Lemon Lime Twist, Granny Apple Green
Paper:  Azure Afternoon, Blueberry Bushel, Thick Basic White, Bright & Beautiful DSP Stack
Accessories:  Everyday Details dies, Dimensionals, Tinsel Gems

Thursday, January 25, 2024

My Favorite Thing About Winter...

Hey y'all, how's your day going?  We did indeed eat lots of pizza and cake (and also pie) for my birthday last night : )  And instead of playing with my new stamp sets today I've got a couple of cards with retired stamps.  Because that's how my stamping muse works sometimes, she's ornery.

So what's my favorite thing about winter?

Drinking tea.  Like, for reals, I usually drink multiple cups of tea every day when it's cold outside and I think it's time to brew another cuppa right now.  The drinks on this card could be coffee or hot chocolate but for me personally it would 100% be tea.  I have a bad habit of buying too much tea so this winter I've been trying to be virtuous and drink my stash.  Anyway, I'm hoping that warm beverages count as winter fun, because that's the theme for two challenges.  First up is Retro Rubber:

Hug in a Mug is 6 1/2 years old so plenty retro for this challenge.  And I did put snowflakes in the background, so that makes it count as winter-related, right?

The Paper Players has the same theme this week:

And since the Paper Players specifically wants CAS cards, I used the sketch from CAS Colours & Sketches:

And my colors are inspired by Helen Read at All Things Stampy, she makes such beautiful things:

Though I didn't really use Crumb Cake, I shaded the whipped cream and marshmallows with the Ivory Stampin' Blends marker.

My Hug in a Mug card is actually the second one I made, here's the first one:

I wasn't sure if this counted as winter fun or not but I do still love these guys from the Penguin Playmates DSP from a couple of years ago.  It was a Sale-a-Bration item and I got LOTS of packs of it : )  For both cards, I used a piece of scratch paper to mask the diagonal, then used blending brushes to add color on one side of the diagonal.  A few stamped snowflakes and there I have the background of the sketch.  And this card is totally flat too, so easy to mail.

That's it for me today.  We'll see if I can bust out a new stamp set for tomorrow or not ; )  Cheers, y'all!

Supplies, first card:
Stamps:  Hug in a Mug
Ink:  Boho Blue, Pecan Pie, Stampin' Blends in Boho Blue, Pecan Pie, Ivory
Paper:  Boho Blue, Thick Very Vanilla
Accessories:  Dimensionals, In Color Dots

Supplies, second card:
Stamps:  Penguin Place
Ink:  Soft Sea Foam, Just Jade
Paper:  Soft Sea Foam, Penguin Playmates DSP
Accessories:  None

Wednesday, January 24, 2024

Ladybug on Plaid

Hey y'all, Ryan is feeling better and is back in school today after missing two days for strep.  Happy birthday to MEEEE!  I got some time in my craft room and as soon as I finish this blog post, imma go do some more because I got a big fat order on Sunday and I haven't gotten to play with my new toys yet.

Anyway, here is today's card:

I started with this week's Freshly Made Sketch:

And the Color Throwdown:

I used Real Red, Night of Navy (note to self:  ink up that ink pad), and Flirty Flamingo.  The Most Adored Specialty DSP was in this order from last weekend so it was the first thing I used.  It's super overcast here so my picture is a bit off color-wise but can't really help that.

Anyway, I'm going to go play with some more stuff.  And then there's going to be PIZZA and CAKE because I might be an adult but apparently I haven't changed my mind on birthday food since I was like seven.  Hee.  Cheers!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Hello Ladybug
Ink:  Real Red, Night of Navy
Paper:  Thick Basic White, Most Adored Specialty DSP
Accessories:  Ladybug builder punch, Stylish Shapes dies, Dimensionals, red rhinestones

Tuesday, January 23, 2024


Hey y'all, Ryan got diagnosed with strep throat yesterday so he's not in school for the second day in a row.  He's had two doses of the antibiotic and is already feeling better, and the doc cleared him to go back to school tomorrow so my birthday present will be time in my craft room.  Both Ryan and I have spent a lot of time sleeping the last two days.

Anyway, last year before we moved out of Germany, I made several cards and then never posted them, so today I'm sharing one of those.

This was me playing with Moody Mauve a bit, and I paired it with Lost Lagoon, Crumb Cake, and Early Espresso.  And I was also playing with the Next Destination stamp set, which is fun and I should bust it out more.  I just got my big SAB order on Sunday, but since Ryan has been under the weather all I've gotten to do so far is unpack it all.  I've got a lot of inking up to do!

Cheers, y'all.  Stay healthy!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Next Destination
Ink:  Moody Mauve, Early Espresso
Paper:  Moody Mauve, Crumb Cake, Inked Botanicals DSP
Accessories:  Nested Essentials dies, Dimensionals

Monday, January 22, 2024

Maine: Cadillac Mountain Sunset

Well, today has not gone as expected.  Ryan said he had a sore throat yesterday but seemed fine at bedtime last night...nope he had a fever this morning so he's staying at the house with me today.  And we both conked right back out until 11am!  He's got an appointment this afternoon to check for strep and he's currently cocooned on the couch with my super-soft Baby Yoda blanket and a piece of toast.  Meanwhile I'm eating gummy dinosaurs my friend Krissy sent me :)

Anyway, I need to finish up the last few layouts for the Maine scrapbook, so that's my plan for the next few Scrappy Mondays.  Today I have sunset on top of Cadillac Mountain.

Okay for reals, that Western Sky DSP has been in my hoard stash for over 15 years I am sure, probably close to 20.  I think I started stamping in 2005 and I got this DSP not that long afterwards.  I don't have a whole lot of it left now but it did seem to work for this very clean and simple layout.

Today's color palette is from the DSP:  River Rock (I never thought I'd miss that color, but I really did use it for scrapbooking), Blue Bayou, Soft Sky, Old Olive, and White.  I used the very old stamp set Wanted which coordinates with the paper and has a great Western feel to it.  This isn't my favorite Maine layout, but it gets the job done and not every one can be your favorite.

That's it for me today.  I'm going to go chill out with the kiddo until time for his appointment.  Cheers!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Make a Difference, Rough Edges Alphabets, Wanted
Ink:  River Rock, Blue Bayou, Old Olive, Versamark, Not Quite Navy marker
Paper:  River Rock, Blue Bayou, Old Olive, Thick Basic White, Western Sky DSP
Accessories:  white embossing powder, scalloped circle punch

Friday, January 19, 2024

Lavender Bouquet

Happy Friday, y'all, hope your week has gone well and you're looking forward to a good weekend.  I should finish up my current stitching project today so I'm excited about that, and yesterday I had a good session in my craft room and made this:

As soon as I finished this, my first thought was that I should send it to my friend Beth, but her memorial service is tomorrow.  I sent her a card every week for the last couple of years, so it's going to be a long time before I don't think of her first when I make something especially girly.  So our friend suggested that I send it to Beth's mom instead, and even got me her address, so I'm going to do that instead.

Let's take a look at some challenges, shall we?  Starting with a fun challenge from Just Add Ink:

And the Inspire. Create. challenge:

Flowers plus the spring/summer catty definitely equals the Perennial Lavender suite for me.  I added in the Global Design Project challenge too:

I kept the same basic layout, adding some stamped flowers and switching out the DSP and greenery dies.  I think I'll have to get an extra pack of that Perennial Lavender DSP, it's so pretty.

Almost time to get Ryan to school, and then I'm going to work on that stitching project for a bit this morning.  I've had project fatigue with it so I am excited to just get it done...and then immediately start another project : )  And then some stamping this afternoon.  Also I have a large stack of scrapbook layouts that I need to take pictures of.  Suffice to say I will not be bored today!  Cheers, y'all.

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Painted Lavender, Perennial Postage
Ink:  Pretty Peacock, Highland Heather, Gorgeous Grape
Paper:  Pretty Peacock, Lost Lagoon, Thick Very Vanilla, Perennial Lavender DSP
Accessories:  Painted Lavender dies, Stylish Shapes dies, Purple Fine Shimmer Gems, Dimensionals, Wink of Stella

Thursday, January 18, 2024

Country Heart

Hey y'all, how's your day going?  We didn't resolve all the car stuff yesterday so I have that to look forward to today :p  Ugh.  Anyway, due to running around a lot trying to figure out what to do about my car, I didn't get much time in my craft room, but I managed to make one quick card to share today.

Here is this week's Freshly Made Sketch:

And the Color Throwdown:

I used Petal Pink with the long-retired Bordering Blue and Rococo Rose.  The Petal Pink is coming off more peach, but I ran out of time to switch it out for something else.

Okay, I'm going to go attack the car problem again.  Cheers, y'all.

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Country Bouquet
Ink:  Petal Pink, Bordering Blue, Rococo Rose
Paper:  Petal Pink, Bordering Blue, Rococo Rose, Thick Basic White
Accessories:  Dimensionals

Wednesday, January 17, 2024

All Kinds of Wonderful

Hey hey!  It's still ridiculously cold but Ryan is back at school so I'm back to stamping a least until my dad gets here, because I've got a check engine light on in my car so we're going to go suss that out.  But first, my card for today!

I made this for the Paper Players challenge:

I browsed through my stamp sets a couple of times before landing on Lighting the Way and using Lemon Lime Twist for my pop of color.  Actually I did roll the stamps a bit in Granny Apple Green too but I don't know how much it shows up.  The creative process on this card was a little different for me because I didn't have a firm idea of what I was doing when I started, it just kind of evolved as I went along.  I stamped and die cut the greenery pieces and the greeting, and then I dumped out all my scraps from the Bright & Beautiful DSP stack and ended up with a skinny little scrap of a LLT watercolor and this just felt right.  A couple of LLT tinsel gems (they show up a bit odd on the black cardstock, but they are green) and it's done!

Side note:  I'm very excited that my card was chosen as the Headliner for last week's Paper Players challenge!  I was a guest designer for the Paper Players for 2022 and it was so much fun, but I've been a longtime participant in that challenge.  Thanks for all the inspiration over the years, Paper Players!

Okay, my dad should be here soon so I'm going to get ready to do car stuff.  Whee.  Cheers, y'all!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Lighting the Way
Ink:  Lemon Lime Twist, Granny Apple Green, Versamark
Paper:  Thick Basic White, Basic Black, Bright & Beautiful DSP Stack
Accessories:  Lighting the Way dies, Nested Essentials dies, white EP, Dimensionals, Tinsel Gems

Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Sweet Colors with SUO Challenges

Hey hey, happy Tuesday!  I'm running behind this week because Ryan was off school yesterday for MLK Day and today he's off because of...extreme cold?  I guess they thought yesterday that we might have ice overnight so they canceled school for his district, but everything looks clear from my front window.  We got to sleep in late this morning and then Ryan insisted on playing Uno Dare before doing anything else.

So it's time for a new challenge from SUO Challenges!

And we've got some sweet colors for you this time, check it out:

These colors are straight from the Bee Mine DSP, but you don't have to use that, and you don't have to use all of the colors either.  These are great for Valentines and spring cards!  Here's what I made:

D'awwwww!  I bought Fluffiest Friends in November I think?  And I just now got it inky!  I love this happy lil bear guy and he's perfect with the sweet sentiment from Bee My Valentine.  I managed to work in all of the colors except for Lemon Lime Twist, and I know exactly who is going to get this cutie pie in the mail.

We hope you'll play along with the color challenge and upload your card to the SUO Challenges blog.  Have fun!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Fluffiest Friends, Bee My Valentine
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin' Blends in Basic Black, Smoky Slate, Pool Party, Petal Pink, Daffodil Delight
Paper:  Sweet Sorbet, Basic Black, Pool Party, Thick Basic White, Bee Mine DSP
Accessories:  Fluffiest Friends dies, Layering Circles dies (retired), Harvest dies (retired), Mini Dimensionals, Opaque Faceted Gems

Monday, January 15, 2024

Snow Much Fun!

Mornin' y'all and finally the first Scrappy Monday of 2024.  Right now we're smack in the middle of a cold snap and we got just a little bit of snow last night, so Ryan has been out playing in it this morning.  So I picked a snowy layout to share today, this one from four years ago.

That was our house in NC and there was enough snow for a little snowman on the picnic table.  That deck area was nice (though it deteriorated quickly because the landlord didn't seal it properly, not from anything we did to it) and I kinda miss it, I know Ryan misses the duck pond out back.  He wants a duck pond at our next house and refuses to believe that won't be tops on the list of requirements as we look at houses.  Anyway, back to 2020, we didn't have real snow gear for Ryan so to keep his feet dry we tied some plastic bags around is feet and legs.  Silly looking, but it worked!  And then he wanted to eat the snow, so we brought in a chunk of it and he had a snack.  Now he does have actual snow boots and instead of eating the snow, he's drinking some apple cider.

Today's wintry color combination:  Balmy Blue, Pacific Point, and Whisper White.

Time for me to go get in my cocoon of blankets on the love seat and watch some shows with Ryan.  I'm already several cups of tea into the day so far : )

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Larger Than Life Alphabet & Numbers, Taffy Alphabet, Yeti to Party
Ink:  Pacific Point, Balmy Blue, Night of Navy marker
Paper:  Balmy Blue, Pacific Point, Thick Basic White, Storybook Gnomes DSP
Accessories:  None

Friday, January 12, 2024

Luck Dragons

Hey y'all, I'm not moving too fast this Friday morning...I did get up super early (I usually wake up around 5 whether I want to or not) and did a workout like usual, but somehow I torqued my back and it is Not Happy with me.  Hope it feels better soon.

Anyway, I have two cards to share today, starting with this one:

As soon as I saw "dragons" on the Festive Friday challenge, I thought of Ancient Asia, which is a super old stamp set that I've had for years and I bought it mainly for this little dragon image.  Hubs and I lived in Japan for a couple of years so I tend to buy all the Asian-themed stamps.  Here's the Festive Friday challenge:

I used gold, red, layers, a good luck sentiment, and dragons.  I do have a couple of pagoda stamps in my collection so I may have to revisit this one.

Check out the fun sketch from As You See It:

Perfect for my bitty dragons.  I actually made a different card first though...

I do really like the Color Throwdown for this week but I just haven't been able to make a card with it that I really liked.  I thought it might be interesting to use this with the dragons, but I decided I had to do it in the more usual red, black, and gold instead.  Anyway, here's the Color Throwdown challenge:

That's it for me this week, kids.  I don't know if I'm even going to go up to my craft room today, I've been having a tough time with my stampy mojo this week.  Have a good weekend and stay warm, friends.  We've got lows in the 20s happening on Sunday!

Supplies, all SU!, first card:
Stamps:  Ancient Asia, Nature's Harvest
Ink:  Versamark, Real Red, Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper:  Real Red, Basic Black, Thick Basic White, Real Red DSP, gold foil
Accessories:  Deckled Circles dies, Deckled Rectangles dies, gold EP, Dimensionals

Supplies, all SU!, second card:
Stamps:  Ancient Asia, Nature's Harvest
Ink:  Versamark, Garden Green
Paper:  Polished Pink, Garden Green, Orchid Oasis, Polished Pink DSP
Accessories:  Deckled Circles dies, Deckled Rectangles dies, gold EP, Dimensionals

Thursday, January 11, 2024

Pink Lavender

Mornin' y'all, who else is cold this morning?  It's not any colder today than it was yesterday but I'm wearing a full set of thermals and a fleece, sitting wrapped up in a cozy blanket, and drinking a cup of tea and still my fingers are cold.  Maybe it should be a bigger cup of tea.

Anyway, card for today.

I'll be honest, this is not my favorite.  Here is the new Freshly Made Sketch:

And the Color Throwdown:

I chose Polished Pink, Orchid Oasis, and Garden Green for my colors, though my picture isn't the best.  The rhinestones are Gorgeous Grape but seemed to blend well with the Orchid Oasis IRL.  Not sure why they look black in the picture.  I may have to give this color combo another try, I really do like it.

Anyway, that's it for me today.  Cheers, y'all!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Painted Lavender, Inked & Tiled
Ink:  Polished Pink, Orchid Oasis, Garden Green
Paper:  Thick Basic White
Accessories:  Painted Lavender dies, Perennial Postage Dies, Gorgeous Grape rhinestones, Mini Dimensionals

Wednesday, January 10, 2024

Let's Get Ice Cream

Mornin' y'all.  I finally feel like I got an okay night's sleep last night so when I finish up this blog post, I am going to tackle the swirling mass of chaos formerly known as the living room (a.k.a. Hurricane Ryan's mess).  It's been a mess since Christmas and I can't take it anymore :p  So I have that to look forward to, ha.

In the meantime, I have a card to share.

This card was kicked off by this week's Paper Players challenge:

The colors on the challenge graphic made me want to crack open the Lighter Than Air DSP stack, which I paired with Share a Milkshake because why not?  I'll tell you why not, I didn't buy the hot air balloon stuff that goes with the paper, so this is proof that you can always mix and match stamps and papers to your little heart's content.  Also my birthday is coming up in a couple of weeks so making birthday cards sounds like fun right now.

I also used this week's sketch from Sunday Stamps:

Yeah, it says any shape but I still did a circle *shrugs* I had fun with all those springy colors though, there are some very fun patterns in that DSP stack and y'all know I'm a paper dragon.

Okay, I'm off to bring order to the chaos.  Wish me luck!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Share a Milkshake
Ink:  Azure Afternoon, Pool Party, Bubble Bath, Fresh Freesia, Lemon Lolly
Paper:  Bubble Bath, Thick Basic White, Lighter Than Air DSP Stack
Accessories:  Share a Milkshake dies, Layering Circles dies (retired), Rainbow Dots, Dimensionals