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Like I said yesterday, I had a little extra stamping time this week and got to play along with some awesome challenges!  When I first saw the colors over at Fab Friday, I thought that Mindy and the team were a little crazy.  I mean really, Sahara Sand with Basic Gray??  Of course then I saw the team’s examples and knew they were on to something!!  I also saw that The Paper Players has a CAS challenge from Nance Leedy up this week for banners.  I knew exactly what I wanted to do!

I started with the base of Sahara Sand and put a layer of Basic Gray next to it.  Wow, they are so great together and I had no idea.  I don’t normally use Sahara Sand but this has changed my feeling about that!!  I had some strips of this Basic Gray polka dot paper left over on my table from yesterday’s card so I started playing around with the idea of the banner.  Funny enough, incorporating in the So Saffron was the hardest part.  I played around with all kinds of backgrounds to the banner before I had the inspiration to try a piece of First Edition DSP.  I used my Blender Pen to add a little bit of color to the flowers and knew I had found the answer!  I thought it would be fun to add some little elements to the banner and pulled out some buttons, punches and embosslits to see what I could come up with.  I am so happy with the result!  Now I have a card all ready for a special birthday coming up in a couple of weeks (one of my sisters-in-law).  I love it when I get ahead!

Well this is certainly a recent record.  Four posts in a row!!  Sadly the pace will slow back down over the next few weeks.  I have had September on leave from United (due to my husband’s deployment) but will be back to work in October.  I have a big check ride (flying test) during the second week and need to hit the books and get ready for that.  Of course I will have my normal challenge posts and hopefully an extra one in there somewhere.

Thanks so much for dropping in today.  I hope the rest of your week is fantastic!

Stamps:  Teeny Tiny Wishes; Paper:  Howlstooth & Scaringbone DSP, First Edition DSP, Sahara Sand, Basic Gray; Ink:  Basic Gray, So Saffron; Accessories:  Blender Pen, Linen Thread, Neutrals Buttons, Subtles Buttons, Basic Pearls, Big Shot, Beautiful Wings Embosslit



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