Friday, April 29, 2016

Botanical Leaves - Fab Friday 86 - Stampin' Up! Botanical Blooms

  It's that time again!  Fab Friday!  Woo Hoo!  This is the perfect way to start off the weekend isn't it?  I know I've been quiet this week but there seems to be a lot happening around my house lately.  I had stamp club on Tuesday so I spent a bit of last week designing the projects and then Monday getting prepared for my 20 stampers to join me for some fun.  Then there was a field trip and field day is today and of course I am involved in it all!

  But I know I'm going to get in the stamp room this weekend because I need to figure out if I'll have any supplies left after the Stampin' Up! retiring list came out!  If you haven't gotten it yet just give me a shout and I will send it to you.  You definitely don't want to miss out on something that you've had your eye on!

  On to the real fun!  Check out our fun colors for this week's challenge:

  This is a great combination to say good bye to 2 of our retiring In Colors; Lost Lagoon and Hello Honey.  I used Lost Lagoon a lot and will be sorry to see it go.  But the new In Colors look fun too so never fear...we always have awesome colors to use at Stampin' Up!


  I thought our challenge colors would be good for a guy birthday card.  Nothing fancy just some texture and a sentiment.

  The base is Crumb Cake and then there is a smaller layer of Crumb Cake embossed with the Softly Falling embossing folder.  I added a strip of Whisper White to help define the smooth and textured sides.

  The leaves from Botanical Blooms (see you don't always have to use the flowers in a set, the leaves are great on their own!) are stamped in Lost Lagoon, Hello Honey and Soft Sky.  I inked up the coordinating detail stamps with Versamark and then embossed with white embossing powder.  The embossing adds a bit more texture and some shine. Then I cut them out with the coordinating framelits.

  I clustered the leaves and added a linen thread bow.  The frame from Rose Wonder is stamped in Lost Lagoon and the sentiment is from Endless Birthday Wishes and is stamped in Crumb Cake.

  I hope you'll make time to join our Fab Friday challenge.  You have almost 2 weeks so no excuses!  Head over to the challenge site to get more inspiration from our Fab Friday Design Team!

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Botanical Blooms, Rose Wonder, Endless Birthday Wishes

Ink: Soft Sky, Lost Lagoon, Hello Honey, Crumb Cake, Versamark

Paper: Crumb Cake, Whisper White

Accessories: Softly Falling e.f., Rose Garden thinlets, Botanical Builder framelits, linen thread, white embossing powder, dimensionals

Friday, April 22, 2016

Sweet Dog Sympathy

It's always hard to see someone loose their sweet pup.  As I don't have any dog stamps I used some punches to make this pet sympathy to extend my condolences.

  I am sad to see the Typeset Specialty DSP being retired but I do have quite a stash of it so I should be good for a while!  It is a nice, subtle pattern to back the brighter Calypso Coral panel.

  I used one of the Sale-a-Bration rewards the Memories in the Making Project Life card pack. The sweet embossed hearts on the card were a good match to the heart in the paw print.

  I added some gold thread behind the punched circle sentiment and a strip of Very Vanilla seam binding balances the bottom of the panel.

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Petite Pairs

Ink: Basic Black

Paper: Basic Black, Typeset Specialty DSP, Very Vanilla, Memories in the Making Project Life card

Accessories: circle punches, gold thread, seam binding ribbon, heart punch, dimensionals

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Lost Lagoon & Gold Birthday - Stampin' Up! Endless Birthday Wishes

I will be really sad to see Lost Lagoon retire as I think it worked really well as an in the middle blue that I used all the time for guy cards.  I still have a lot of paper left so I should be able to ease into the idea of not being about to buy more!

  I made this card a while back for some challenge or other; can't even remember which one now as it's long since closed.

 The base is Lost Lagoon with a smaller layer of the same color embossed with the Tiny Triangles embossing folder.  A narrow scrap of Basic Black goes across the middle.

  I used one of the Going Places DSP patterns and stamped some gold dots.  The other gold elements are the stars.  The little one is just punched out but the larger one I used the negative part of a star that had been previously cut with the Stars framelits and I just hand trimmed around it to get a thin star outline.

  The cake is stamped in Basic Black and colored with a Pool Party marker and gold Dazzling Details and punched out with an oval punch.  The banner is Pool Party and is tucked under the small star.

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Endless Birthday Wishes

Ink: Black, Gold, Pool Party (marker)

Paper: Lost Lagoon, Basic Black, Pool Party, Very Vanilla, Going Places DSP

Accessories: oval punch, Tiny Triangles e.f., Gold Dazzling Details, dimensionals

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Neutral Leaf Sympathy - Stampin' Up! Vintage Leaves

I never want to have to make or send a sympathy card but unfortunately I've needed several lately.  I should have learned by now to make a few at a time to keep on hand but I haven't gotten that organized yet.

  I used one of my clear blocks inked up with Sahara Sand and stamped it right onto Whisper White paper.  I stamped the leaf in Basic Gray right on top of the Sahara Sand.  The sentiment is stamped in Basic Gray but first I inked up one of the small leaves and stamped it off so there is just a hint of the image beneath the sentiment.

  The sentiment is Petite Pairs and if you don't have this one in your collection yet you only have a little bit of time left to buy it.  Petite Pairs is on the retirement list this year.  I am sad to see it go since this has been a solid staple in my collection of sentiment stamps.  They fit wonderfully in the smaller circle punches.

  The DSP is the retired Adventure Bound DSP.  After adding a few layers and a dimensional to pop the sentiment this simple sympathy card is complete.

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Vintage Leaves, Petite Pairs

Ink: Sahara Sand, Basic Gray

Paper: Sahara Sand, Basic Gray, Whisper White, Adventure Bound DSP (retired)

Accessories: circle punches, dimensionals

Monday, April 18, 2016

Blue Ribbon Birthday - Stampin' Up! Barnyard Babies

  We had a beautiful weekend here in Central Virginia so I spent no time in the stamp room.  Friday I had grand plans to power wash the driveway and then get some stamping in but you know what they say about the best laid plans and all....  Well the power washer was not cooperating and I spent most of the day trying to get it working and replacing broken pull cords.  I finally got to clean the driveway on Saturday after Matt and our super awesome neighbor got the power washer running but then it was soccer time and dinner time.  Sunday was more of the same but it was beautiful outside so we enjoyed our yard and all the beautiful green things that are growing!

  I've got this card to share today that I made for an old friend a few weeks back.  I try to personalize cards when I can for birthdays and this one was right up her alley.


    The sweet horse is colored with alcohol markers and fussy cut and the background grass part is a quick color wash with an Aquapainter and Old Olive ink.

  I used the Hardwood background stamp on Crumb Cake with Early Espresso ink.

   The fun DSP in the background is from Sale-a-Bration pack Wildflowers Fields and I hope you snatched one of these up before the end of SAB!

  The Stampin' Up! retirement list will be out today so keep an eye out and make sure to order the things you can't live without before they are gone forever!  You can order through my store by clicking on the link in my sidebar!  I'd love to be your demonstrator!

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Barnyard Babies

Ink: Memento black, Old Olive, Pacific Point, Early Espresso

Paper: Whisper White, Wildflower Fields (SAB- retired), Crumb Cake

Accessories: corner rounder, alcohol markers, circle punch, dimensionals


Friday, April 15, 2016

Celebrate with Cake - Fab Friday 85

  How can it be Friday already?  And how can it be another Fab Friday challenge already??  The days are just flying by lately!  I'm continuing to add to my birthday card stash and I used our sketch challenge this week to help me along.

  I have to admit I did struggle with this one for some reason.  I think mainly it was my focus or lack of focus that was the problem.  I really needed to just pick a stamp set and some colors and get to work.  I kept grabbing too many supplies and then it just looked like a hot mess!

  When I decided to flip the sketch that's when things started to come together...even some supplies that I had out that weren't making the cut the first time around!  It's all about perspective I guess!

  I mixed and matched some DSP patterns and colors for this bright birthday card.  I pulled my colors from an inspiration picture I saw on Pinterest.  I try to save fun color combos to a Pinterest board when I seem them so I can go back when I'm stuck for an idea.

  The stamping is basic with the large birthday greeting from Party with Cake stamped in black on the main panel.  I colored in the letters with Melon Mambo and Bermuda Bay markers and over stamped with the sprinkles stamp in gold.

  The side of the main panel has a small strip of scalloped gold Glimmer paper.  Thanks to a tip I learned from someone who played in the last Fab Friday challenge I used the largest square framelit which is scalloped to make this fun little element!  

  The DSP is added behind the panel.  The Melon Mambo pattern and the Mint Macaron stripes are from the It's My Party DSP stack and the Bermuda Bay piece is from Cherry on Top DSP.

  To add in just a bit more gold I glued a few gold sequins to the front.

  I hope you'll join us at Fab Friday and make something awesome with our sketch!

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Party with Cake

Ink: Basic Black  Markers: Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay, gold

Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, It's My Party DSP, Cherry on Top DSP, Gold Glimmer paper

Accessories: gold sequins, dimensionals


Thursday, April 14, 2016

It's a Guy Balloon Celebration - Stampin' Up! Balloon Celebration

  If you ever need a color combination for a guy card I don't think you can go wrong with this one!

  Lost Lagoon, Basic Gray and Lucky Limeaid.  Of course Lost Lagoon will soon be retired (BooHoo!) and Lucky Limeaid has been retired for a while but you can just substitute colors you have that are close.  Old Olive is a great one instead of the Lucky Limeaid and you can use Marina Mist instead of Lost Lagoon....unless you have quite a stash of these colors hidden away in your stamping supplies....we don't call it hoarding we call it 'being prepared'!

  The Arrows embossing folder is a great one for bold texture in the background.  The DSP is from the retired Moonlight DSP stack (shhhh....I am 'well prepared' with paper from this stack!).

  The balloons are stamped and punched out with the fabulous Balloon Celebrations stamp set and matching punch.  This is my most used Occasions catalog stamp set and I'm really hoping that it sticks around in the new catalog in June!

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Balloon Celebrations, Party with Cake

Ink: Basic Gray, Lost Lagoon, Lucky Limeaid (retired)

Paper: Lost Lagoon, Luck Limeaid (retired), Whisper White, Moonlight DSP (retired)

Accessories: baker's twine, paper piercer, dimensionals, Arrows embossing folder

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Botanical Fun Fold - Botanical Blooms

   We used the Botanical Builder framelits, Botanical Blooms stamp set, and Botanical Gardens DSP to create this card at my last class.

Sometimes it's fun to do a fun fold card to mix things up.  The top flap opens to the right and the inside flap opens to the left.  This is a photo heavy post to show the different layers but it's not a hard card to make.

  The only thing to remember is to situate the long leaf framelit the right way so you get the cool leaf detail along your card base edge.  If you do it wrong you just get little leaf pieces all over the place!  You want to make sure the stem part of the die is at the bottom of your card base.

Top flap open:

This is a great card design to show off the fun Botanical Gardens DSP!

The second flap open:

This is a great design if you want to write a lot inside of your card or have a lot of space to decorate with the stamp set.

 A thank you card sometimes just needs to be extra special!

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Botanical Blooms, One Big Meaning

Ink: Hello Honey, Cajun Craze, Mossy Meadow

Paper: Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, Whisper White, Botanical Gardens DSP

Accessories: Botanical Builder framelits, baker's twine, dimensionals

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Simple Sympathy - Stampin' Up! Rose Wonder

  You never want to have to send sympathy cards but they are necessary sometimes.  The challenge this week over at Just Add Ink is to make a sympathy card to have in your stash.  Unfortunately I needed this one right away to send out so I'll be making more.

I didn't use the Sale-a-Bration Wildflower Fields DSP nearly enough during SAB but I really like this leaf/vine print.

  I kept it simple and layered another of Wildflower Fields patterns cut to a flagged end.  My ribbon scraps had this retired satin piece of Whisper White which I also cut into a flagged end.

  I used the frame and sentiment from the Rose Wonder stamp set and cut it out with the coordinating Rose Garden thinlets.

  The Bitty Butterfly punch adds a nice little touch with a small pearl in each center.

  Thanks for looking! Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Rose Wonder

Ink: Old Olive, Blackberry Bliss

Paper: Blackberry Bliss, Whisper White, Wildflower Fields DSP

Accessories: Rose Garden framelits, Bitty Butterfly punch, satin ribbon (retired), pearls, dimensionals

Monday, April 11, 2016

Libraries are Awesome! - Stampin' Up! Botanical Builder Framelits

  This week is National Library Week so I wanted to make sure that our school librarian and library assistant felt appreciated.  I put together a few little items in a cute bin to let them know we love the library and all that they do to encourage our school community to read and love books.

  I took my colors from a picture I saw on Pinterest and made a card and a matching covered notepad for each of them.  My photos are not the best since I snapped the finished items early this morning before school but you can still get the idea.

  The card uses the Sale-a-Bration set Botanicals for You and the Botanical Builder framelits.  The colors: Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Soft Sky.


I used the same colors to cover the notepad and used the largest flower and leaf framelit along with the Little Letters Thinlets.  This is a quick and easy project but looks so great.

In the basket I had a small candle, some chocolates, a flowering plant and the covered notebook.


  Not the best picture but it was 6:30 in the morning! 

  Don't forget to say thanks to your librarian and library workers this week.  Many libraries are holding special events and activities to celebrate so definitely check them out!

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Botanicals for You

Ink: Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Soft Sky, Basic Black

Paper: Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Soft Sky, Basic Black, Whisper White

Accessories: Botanical Builder framelits, Little Letters thinlets, oval framelits, ribbon & twine, rhinestones, dimensionals

Friday, April 8, 2016

Easter Bunny Egg - Stampin' Up! Friends & Flowers

  Better late than never right?  Maybe this card will give you some ideas for next Easter.  Or maybe we have gone back in time to winter with cold weather and wind and freeze warnings and Easter is still on it's way??  Seriously, the weather is totally wacko lately.  I have to go out and cover my plants at yard looks like the laundry got loose from the clothesline and blew all over the place.  The neighbors already thing we're weirdos for some of the stuff that we do...

  On to the card!  This little bunny makes me smile.  I think it could even be a cute baby card so you wouldn't have to wait for next Easter.

  The card base is Whisper White thick, then a layer of Kraft cardstock stamped with the clouds from Balloon Celebrations set.  We used white craft ink.

  The grass is Pear Pizzazz cardstock cut with the fringe scissors.  We trimmed a bit off the top of the grass and made it slightly uneven for more interest then used the bone folder to curl it a bit (like you would use scissors to curl ribbon).

  The egg is Pool party cardstock cut into an oval with the oval framelits and then embossed with the Large Polka Dot embossing folder.  We cut the cracked part of the egg and then sponged Pool Party ink around all the edges.

  The bunny parts are stamped in Basic Gray and punched with the Festive Flower Builder punch (love the many options this punch gives you for all kinds of projects!).  The ears are colored in first with Pink Pirouette and then covered over with clear Wink of Stella.  We curled the ears at the tips just a bit too.

  The final detail is the little Whisper White cotton ribbon fork bow.  My stamping ladies always groan when I have them make a fork bow until they are reminded how easy it is and then they are very pleased with the sweet little evenly tied bow they end up with!  Check out my fork bow tutorial HERE to learn how!

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Friends & Flowers, Balloon Celebrations

Ink: Whisper White craft, Basic Gray, Pool Party  Marker: Pink Pirouette

Paper: Whisper White thick, Kraft, Pool Party, Pear Pizzazz

Accessories: fringe scissors, oval framelits, Large Polka Dots e.f., Festive Flower builder punch, cotton ribbon, Wink of Stella - clear

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Howdy Partner - Stampin' Up! Barnyard Babies

When I saw the the Paper Players current challenge pop up on my Bloglovin' feed I was like no way am I going to be able to play with this challenge.  Western?!?!  This born in New England, living in Virginia girl has zero western themed stamps.  How do you do a western theme card without boots, or cowboys or cactus?  Seriously.  A true challenge here.

  I didn't delete the challenge from my feed and kept coming back to it.  Bingo!  I had an idea!  I dug through my sad pile of card parts (a whole stack of parts and pieces of cards that didn't make the cut but were still too good to toss) and found a little horse that I had colored with alcohol markers testing out some colors before going with a different color for a birthday card for a friend (I'll show that card another day).

  Next I pulled the Hardwood background, Be the Star stamp set and Soft Suede and Cajun Craze inks and papers.

   I used the RetroSketches challenge for my layout and just started stamped and adding and removing items until I got what I thought was a pretty good card for not having a western themed stamp set.

  The base is Soft Suede stamped with the Hardwood stamp with the same color of ink.  Then I layered a length of burlap ribbon, a strip of Cherry on top DSP Bermuda Bay paper (I was thinking this kind of like turquoise jewelry) and a piece of Fancy Foil Designer vellum in gold.

  I stamped a large star in gold ink onto Cajun Craze paper and used the matching star framelits to cut it out.  I dug through my ribbon scraps and found a piece of gold baker's twine that I wrapped around the star.

  The horse is attached to the star with dimensionals.  I stamped the banner using the Alphabet Rotary stamp.  I googled some western/cowboy sayings and found this website that had some great saying that made me laugh out loud! The ones further down the list are the best! True words of cowboy wisdom! Most were too long for the banner so I settled on plain old Howdy.

  On the end of the banner I added a Vintage brad with a Bermuda Bay candy dot on it to tie in more the "turquoise".  Why didn't I use Tempting Turquoise you might wonder?  I didn't have any Tempting Turquoise DSP.

  All of the layers are sponged along the edges with Soft Suede ink for a rustic weathered feel.

  I like how this one came out and it felt good to get something off of my card parts pile as well as the ribbon scraps.  So moral of the blog post; don't through away card parts and don't overlook a challenge just because you don't have a certain kind of stamp set!

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Hardwood, Barnyard Babies, Be the Star, Alphabet Rotary

Ink: Soft Suede, Gold

Paper: Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Cajun Craze, Cherry on Top DSP, Fancy Foil Designer vellum gold

Accessories: gold baker's twine, burlap ribbon, Antique brad, candy dot, Stars framelits, alcohol markers, dimenisonals

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Sweet Cherry Birthday - Stampin' Up! Apple of My Eye

  I'm trying to get back to participating in some current challenges.  I've struggled lately getting cards made and photographed in the weekly timeframe most challenges run for.  This is a card that I made for the Just Add Ink sketch challenge which is ending shortly so I'm getting in just under the wire. 

  The 3 panels on the sketch give you a lot to work with...DSP, embossed strips, stamped strips or even a combination!  I thought I would pair up some Cherry on Top DSP from the Annual catalog with the Apple of My Eye stamp set from the Occasions catalog.

   My birthday card stash needs to be replenished quite regularly these days since I'm participating in the #imbringingbirthdaysback (see this previous post for more details).  I'm trying to make a few more card that are mail lumps or bumps from embellishments.

   I added some visual interest by cutting out the cherries and one leaf and popping them up on to the scallop circle panel.

  The cherries are also covered with clear Wink of Stella.  I am really enjoying using both the clear and the gold brushes to add hints of sparkle on my cards.  It's a great way to have some pop without the lumps and bumps of ribbon or rhinestones.

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

  Stamps: Apple of My Eye, Bring on the Cake (retired)

  Ink: Tip Top Taupe, Cucumber Crush, Watermelon Wonder

  Paper: Tip Top Taupe, Cherry on Top DSP, Whisper White

  Accessories: scallop circle punch, circle punch, dimensionals, Wink of Stella- clear


Welcome New Baby - Stampin' Up! Zoo Babies

  I haven't used the Zoo Babies stamp set in a while so it was fun to pull it out to make a card to celebrate a new bundle of joy.

  I stamped and then hand cut the animals layering them over the star embossed background.  The elephant and bird are both popped up with dimensionals.  I added a little die cut "J" for the baby's initial on the back of the giraffe.

  The "J" and the elephants ear are colored with the clear Wink of Stella pen for just a hint of sparkle.

  I had a white cotton ribbon fork bow already made in my scrap bin so that went underneath the animals.

  The sentiment was stamped using my Stamp-a-ma-jig so that I could line up the words this way.  On the stamp they are straight across.  The And Many More stamp set is my go to for smaller sized sentiments.  I love how there are so many different fonts too.  Variety the spice of life!

  I used the current challenge at CAS(e) this Sketch for my inspiration.  I'm not sure how CAS this card is but I'll be sharing it there too.

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Zoo Babies, And Many More

Ink: Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Black, Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Cucumber Crush

Paper: Whisper white, Kraft, Pool Party

Accessories: Little Letters thinlets, Stars embossing folder, Wink of Stella, white cotton ribbon

Monday, April 4, 2016

Celebrate with Bright Colors - Stampin' Up!

  When it gets down towards the end the Stampin' Up! annual catalog demonstrators start looking at their supplies to see what needs to be used before the retiring list comes out.  When I sat down to design the projects for my March stamp club I realized I had a whole pack of Tangelo Twist cardstock.  Since this color is a 2014-2016 In Color and will be retiring in May I wanted to get some use from it.  Problem is it's a color I find hard to use.  It's good to give ourselves challenges now and then isn't it?  I even reached out to my Fab Friday friends for ideas.  They had some good ones involving carrots for Easter but I already had an Easter project planned....back to the drawing board.

  I finally came up with this card that we made in class.  I like how even though it uses 2 bright colors, the It's My Party DSP and the black sentiment along with the many layers keep it from being blinding.  So for all of you out there that still have a lot of Tangelo Twist cardstock left there is hope!

  I combined 3 different stamp sets to make this design come together.  Balloon Celebrations, Party with Cake, and Gorgeous Grunge.

  The balloon is stamped in black and then filled in with Crushed Curry, punched out and popped up over the sentiment panel.  The black baker's twine is tied around the balloon end and I secured the little loop with a rolled up glue dot.

 The small spots are stamped with Tangelo Twist and the sentiment is stamped over it in black.

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Balloon Celebrations, Party with Cake, Gorgeous Grunge

Ink: Crushed Curry, Tangelo Twist, Black

Paper: Tangelo Twist, Smoky Slate, Whisper White, It's My Party DSP

Accessories: Balloon punch, baker's twine, glue dot, dimensionals

Friday, April 1, 2016

Spring Flower Patch - Fab Friday 84

  Am I the only one who gets their days mixed up when they travel or the kids are off of school?  All yesterday it felt like a Saturday or Sunday but it was only Thursday!  I guess I shouldn't wish spring break over too quick right?  Soon enough it will be back to the grind.  

  In the meantime Fab Friday has got a nice spring color combo for you to try!  It's going to be rainy and stormy here in Central Virginia today but maybe I'll make another card with these colors to brighten my day!

  Here we go with Calypso Coral, Pool Party and So Saffron:

  I thought at first that this one would be a true challenge but I found that my card came together rather quickly once I put my mind to it and stopped dilly dallying in my stamp room!  The technology part of taking the photograph with my new camera and editing on my new computer were more the problem this time around.  If any of my blog readers know a thing or two about DSLR photography please give a shout!  It's clear I could use some tutoring.

    I don't know about a lot of you but I bought the Flower Patch stamp set quite a while ago and haven't used it much lately.  I thought the solid flowers in this set would make a good pairing with our challenge colors.  I stamped them and one of the smaller flowers from the set along one side of a piece of Whisper White.  Since this is a photopolymer set (all clear, no cushion) it's important to use a foam pad underneath your cardstock to get nice crisp images.

  Slightly overlapping the flowers is the larger sentiment in black ink.  I thought it made quite a striking contrast.  I added a bit of Calypso Coral ribbon from a few Sale-a-Brations ago including a sweet little fork bow.  One the 3 larger flowers I also added some of the iridescent sequins that came in one of the recent Paper Pumpkin kits.  They were just enough sparkle without being too flashy (or lumpy).

  I hope you can find some time to join us in our challenge this time around.  The Fab Friday challenges are open for almost 2 weeks so running out of time shouldn't be an excuse!  Check out how the rest of the Design Team used these colors over at Fab Friday.

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Flower Patch, Hello (retired-SAB)

Ink: Calypso Coral, Pool Party, So Saffron, Black

Paper: Pool Party, Whisper White

Accessories: Calypso Coral ribbon (retired-SAB), sequins (Paper Pumpkin kit)