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Sweet Summer Hello

I had a chance to play around with the Mojo Monday sketch and I paired it with the Greenhouse Gala dsp, Sweet Summer and Cheep Talk stamp sets from Stampin’ Up!. The base of my card is 5 1/4″ square and is Baja Breeze. I layered it with a 5″ square of Pear  Pizzazz and then different patterns from the Greenhouse Gala dsp package. My flowers from Sweet Summer were stamped in Basic Gray and then watercolored with Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz and Pumpkin Pie. After they were dry I painted on some Frost White shimmer paint and that gave the flowers a nice glittery effect. I then added faux stitiching, the Chocolate Chip dotted scallop ribbon border and finally the sentiment strip and flower featuring images from Cheep Talk. The striped ribbon is from my stash of retired Stampin’ Up! ribbons.

Today I worked in Colin’s school library and am very happy that I finally finished with my pile of discarded books. I helped the librarian pull books that were out of date and over the last few weeks I’ve been peeling off all of the stickers with barcodes, the dewey decimal system numbers and then crossing out the schools information stamp on the insides of the books. The peeling off of the stickers has been the hardest part of the task and my nails and fingers are very happy I finished that today. It’s so hard to believe that the school year is going to soon be wrapping up. Evan finishes on May 23rd and Colin in the first few days of June.

I hope you are having a fabulously creative week! It’s cloudy and cold here again today so I think I’ll stamp some more this afternoon after picking Evan up from preschool and feeding him some lunch.


Stamps: Sweet Summer, Cheep Talk
Paper: Baja Breeze, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White, Greenhouse Garden dsp, Real Red, Chocolate Chip
Ink: Basic Gray, Baja Breeze, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz
Accessories: Pumpkin Pie striped ribbon, mat pack, dotted scallop ribbon punch, 1 1/4 and 1 3/8″ circle punches, dimensionals, frost white shimmer paint, AquaPainter
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

Caring Kid

Wow, has it been quiet around here.   I don’t know if it’s summer winding down and being super busy, but I miss hearing from all of you!  I combined the Mojo Monday Sketch with the Color Challenge for this week (Baja Breeze, Crumb Cake & Poppy Parade).  I have to say I love this stamp set.  I’ve been having a fun time using the boy and girl with the school books and lunch sack, but it was time to move on to a different image in this set.  I picked this little girl holding a heart and paired it with the sentiment from the Level I Hostess set Because I Care.  I did pull out a new package of Newsprint Designer Series Paper for this card, but I’m using up Alpine Originals ribbon.  I just loved this Chocolate Chip stitched felt ribbon and I still have a roll left.

I’d love to hear what you think of my card.  I hope you are having a fabulous week.  School starts one week from today!  Can you tell I’m excited?

Stamps: Greeting Card Kids, Because I Care
Paper: Baja Breeze, Crumb Cake, Poppy Parade, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Newsprint dsp
Ink: Basic Gray, Baja Breeze, Blush Blossom, Soft Suede, Pink Pirouette, Sahara Sand, Poppy Parade
Accessories: Mat Pack, Scallop Edge Punch, Alpine Originals ribbon, dimensionals, AquaPainter