My parents hauled the 5 boxes of books down with them from CT the last time they visited and I sorted them out for the boys and put some away for when they are older. Now I think we need a new bookshelf somewhere!
I had to make a card to thank my cousins family for their generosity and have the boys write a thank you note.
I used the Sketch Frenzy Friday sketch for my layout and played around with some new 2015-2016 Stampin' Up! catalog items. Don't forget that today is the big day when the whole catalog is available to order from! Demonstrators are super excited to get to share all the new products and stamps with you. If you want to order head over to my online store and see what's new. The link is in my side bar. If you are local to me in the Richmond, VA area and would like a catalog just let me know and I will get one to you.
I decided that Pacific Point is a fabulous pairing with the new In Color Cucumber Crush. These would make for a nice crisp Father's Day card....hint hint hint!
The base is Pacific Point, then a layer of Cucumber Crush and a layer of Whisper White embossed with the Cloudy Day embossing folder (retired).
I layered a piece of Cherry on Top DSP and flagged the end. The sentiment is embossed in white onto a narrow scrap of Pacific Point.
I had a lot of fun putting together the scene using the Sprinkles of Life stamp set and coordinating Tree Builder punch. The circle is Soft Sky and I embossed the cloud image in white and then added my other pieces. The branch is stamped in Soft Suede onto Tip Top Taupe and punched out. I stamped the tree leaves in Cucumber Crush onto the same color cardstock and then cut out a few bunches of the leaves. I popped the middle set of leaves up on a tiny piece of dimensional. Finally I stamped the bird in Pacific Point on the same color cardstock and then punched it out. The whole scene is popped on dimensionals over the edge of the banner.
The final touch is a cluster of buttons under the sentiment. The Pacific Point flower shaped button is one from a Sale-a-Bration reward several years ago and I still had a few left. Talk about hoarding right?
Thanks for looking! Did you stamp today?
Stamps: Sprinkles of Life
Ink: Versamark, Soft Suede, Pacific Point, Cucumber Crush
Paper: Pacific Point, Cucumber Crush, Soft Sky, Whisper White, Tip Top Taupe, Cherry on Top DSP
Accessories: white embossing powder, Circles framelits, Tree Builder punch, dimensionals, buttons, baker's twine, candy dot