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Modern Birthday

I combined 2 challenges for this card, the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge and Color Throwdown 134. I just wanted to play with patterns and colors with the Modern Basics stamp set from Papertrey Ink. I really love how it worked with this color combination. I think it makes for a nice bright cheery birthday card.

I have a million things I need to get done this morning and I’m going to be headed off to the YMCA in a few minutes, so this will be short and sweet. All of the supplies are listed below. If you have any questions just let me know.


Stamps: Papertrey Ink: Modern Basics
Paper: Marina Mist, Old Olive, Newsprint dsp, Pumpkin Pie, Very Vanilla
Ink: Marina Mist, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Pacific Point
Accessories: SU! retired ribbon, rhinestones, Modern Label Punch, Big Shot, Beautiful Butterflies embosslit, glue dots



Blessed Mother

Happy Friday! I’m looking forward to not having any obligations tomorrow morning and a relaxing day at home. Hopefully it will be as nice out as it has been the last few days. Yesterday afternoon, Evan and I were able to get into my flower bed and clean it up for the spring. I even noticed that my irises are starting to push through the ground and noticed a few other bulbs starting to break the surface. I’m praying that we don’t have a long hard drought like we did last year because everything bloomed early and then withered away and we weren’t able to enjoy the flowers and colors like we normally do.

Yesterday morning I was able to make a card based on the Color Throwdown #132 and the SCS Sketch challenge. I pulled out Blessed Mother and decided to use just that stamp set for my card. I did not have Soft Sky, so I substituted in Marina Mist instead. I like the soft color scheme and the pop of yellow from the Daffodil Delight.

I hope you have a fantastic weekend! I’ll be back on Monday.


Stamps: Blessed Mother
Paper: Crumb Cake, Marina Mist, Baja Breeze, Whisper White
Ink: Daffodil Delight, So Saffron, More Mustard, Old Olive, River Rock, Whisper White craft ink, Basic Gray
Accessories: Big Shot, Finial Press EF, Two Tags Bigz die, mat pack, sponge dauber, White Gel Pen, Half Pearls (non SU), AquaPainter, dimensionals
Techniques: watercoloring


Best Wishes

Yesterday afternoon I had a chance to sit down and stamp another card.  It’s a good thing since I have a Building Representative Meeting this morning after dropping Evan off at school.  I combined the Mojo Monday 154 Sketch Challenge with the Color Throwdown 108.

I really like the soft subtle colors and I think this card has an elegant feel.  The Upsy Daisy image was stamped in Crumb Cake after being stamped off once and then I used an AquaPainter to add the soft So Saffron “glow” around the flowers.  The sentiment is from Oval All.

Well I’m off to head out the door with the kids.  Have a great Thursday!

Stamps: Upsy Daisy, Oval All
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, So Saffron, Whisper White
Ink: So Saffron, Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, BAB Pawsitively Prints IIs dsp
Accessories: Scallop Trim Punch, Scallop Trim Corner punch, 1 1/4″ striped Early Espresso grosgrain ribbon, natural hemp twine, naturals button, photo corner punch, half pearls, AquaPainter, dimensionals, large and scallop oval punch, Big Shot, Texturz plate