Friday, July 29, 2016

Southern Comfort

Since this card isn't part of a challenge, I know the only person who will see it is my friend, Mary Ann (hey, there!!), but I posted it anyway since I love it so much! I wanted to make an exceedingly Southern thank-you note, so I pulled out my new fave gingham background stamp from Hero Arts - can you believe this isn't patterned paper? I love this Mason jar stamp set and die from PTI and of course my love for Brushed Blooms is well-known! It is such a fantastic set!! The colors I used from PTI are Harvest Gold, Summer Sunrise, Simply Chartreuse. and Pure Poppy, and Tim Holtz's Blueprint Sketch, which is a surprisingly perfect shade of blue. You would think is would be entirely too bright, but it's the best. The sentiment is also one of my faves from PTI Mini Blooms. Thanks for stopping by, Mary Ann, and good luck when school starts next week! :D

colourQ challenge #352

I really love this week's colourQ challenge colors! They are so bright and reminiscent of spring, which is nice since it's like 100 degrees here in East Tennessee. And if the heat doesn't make you completely miserable, then the humidity certainly will!! Anywho, I still don't have So Saffron (and I probably never will!), so I subbed my very favorite Daffodil Delight. This card, inspired by one I found on Pinterest, is very simple, but I like the way it turned out, and it would be a great card to make en masse, especially if you have a mini MISTI. Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Monday, July 25, 2016

colourQ challenge #351

This week's colourQ challenge colors stumped me again. No Midnight Muse or Concord Grape here. I used Tim Holtz's Faded Jeans and PTI Royal Velvet instead. My card was inspired by one I found on PTI's website. I don't use Circle Scribbles much although I'm sure I had high hopes for it when I bought it. Isn't that what always happens? I see a stamp set I love and many, many ways to use it so I order it, and then, by the time it arrives, I have no idea what I wanted to create with it! Happens. Every. Time. Hope y'all had a great weekend! Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, July 15, 2016

colourQ challenge #350

So, my colors are a bit off, but I love the way my card for this week's colourQ challenge turned out! I do not have a light pink but I am going to have to get one. SU!'s new Flirty Flamingo is the lightest pink ink I own. Since I used my MISTI, I was able to stamp multiple times to get different shades of the same color which is pretty fantastic! I also subbed Daffodil Delight for So Saffron. The background is by Hero Arts and I ADORE it!! It's been a little tricky to stamp perfectly but shabby chic is still in so my imperfections are, too. Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!!

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

colourQ challenge #349

For someone who loves blues as much as I do, I didn't have Island Indigo or Marina Mist for this week's colourQ challenge, so I subbed Tim Holtz's Peacock Feathers and Broken China. The stamp sets I used are PTI Painted Petals (limited edition anniversary set - get it if you can!!) and SU! All About Everything. And, as usual, when I don't have all the colors, I have trouble with the design so this is all I've got this week. Here's hoping I have more to offer next week. Have a great night!!

Sunday, July 3, 2016

colourQ challenge #348

I love this week's colourQ challenge colors! They are so bright and summery, and I had them all which is a minor miracle. I really miss Certainly Celery. I still have a decent ink pad but just a few scraps of cardstock. I found the inspiration for this card on Pinterest and I love the polka dots. They are so much fun and these colors work perfectly for a summer birthday card. The sentiment is from PTI's A Day at the Beach. Thanks for stopping by and have a great holiday weekend!!