I think that summer is almost officially here!! My boys have started swim team and tomorrow is their last day of school. The summer flying seems to be in full swing (make sure you look for me if you are on a United Airbus…especially on a weekend, lol) and I am working to find time for stamping. That said, it is easy to stamp when you have a sketch this great! Linda Callahan really did a fantastic job on this and you are going to have such fun using it!!
I am not so patiently waiting for my new catalog order to arrive (it should arrive today!!) so I chose to combine a little new with some old favorites. The colors…oh yes, this is a very happy color combination for me!! The new In Color Crisp Cantaloupe pairs beautifully with Early Espresso. I used the Core’dinations version of Early Espresso for embossing and ran the split panel through with the Fancy Fan Embossing Folder. I lightly sanded the Espresso side (trying to keep it clean) just so that you could see the bit of “core color” peeking through. I thought Creative Elements paired nicely with the embossing folder so I stamped the flourish and then cut out a butterfly from the same set. A sentiment from Petite Pairs seemed like a nice match. I added in a little bit of retired Early Espresso Satin Ribbon tied with a retired Neutrals button. I topped the button and the butterfly with Basic Pearls. This card doesn’t have a particular recipient yet but I can think of a few people I would love to send it to!
I actually said “wow” out loud at this week’s design team cards! Truly, I am incredibly lucky to be associated with such amazing talent!! That creativity is not limited to the team though. I am thrilled every week by the inspiration I find in the gallery! I love reading your posts and seeing your work!!
Ok, I have a card to share with you on Friday. Father’s Day is almost here and I’m trying to get everything ready! I look forward to showing the card I made for my father-in-law! Until then, thanks for stopping in! See you soon!
Stamps: Creative Elements, Petite Pairs; Paper: Early Espresso Core’dinations, Crisp Cantaloupe, Very Vanilla, Early Espresso; Ink: Early Espresso, Crisp Cantaloupe; Accessories: Big Shot, Fancy Fan EF, Basic Pearls, Neutrals Buttons (ret), Espresso Satin Ribbon (ret)