The last week has been a whirlwind with my daughter’s graduation from college with a nursing degree (in the middle with the medal), two kids moving back in for the summer to a “downsized” home with their older brother visiting who has lost his room (he is sleeping in my stamping room!), and getting ready to head to my son’s girlfriend’s law school graduation in Florida this Saturday. BUSY but totally blessed by the chaos. But…I could not neglect my blog any longer so I played along with the Colour Q # 241 challenge.
I used the shiny gold from this year’s Sale-a-Bration Good as Gold card kit- it is really sharp looking but acts like a mirror when you are photographing it! It took quite some time to get a photo without my reflection in it (you can see a tad on the lower right tip of the pennant)…
STAMPS: SU Positively Chevron Background stamp, SU Perfect Pennants
INK: SU Pool Party, SU Tempting Turquoise, SU Chocolate Chip
PAPER: SU Pool Party, SU Tempting Turquoise, SU Chocolate Chip, SU Whisper White, Gold from SAB ’14 Good as Gold Kit
TOOLS: SU Banner Dies
Happy Day! I was picked as a ColourQ Courtier:)
It’s time for another fun Friday Mashup Challenge! Holly is giving us a chance to replenish the Birthday card stash we used up last year! And…she has challenged us to use twine on our project/card for the Friday Mashup #142.
I used the new SU Perfect Pennants to create my card. I like to “tighten” up the borders on the pennants so I created my own Smoky Slate pennant between the Very Vanilla one and the Raspberry Ripple one. I did this by die cutting one the same size as the Raspberry Ripple one and lining up the horizontal side up against my Stampin’ Trimmer and trimming 1/16 an inch off each size until I was happy with the size. Doing it this way keeps the pointy ends of the pennant uniform when lined up because sometimes my cutting skills are lacking when I try to cut the banner points via scissors! Then I just line up my pointy ends and trim an equal amount of the pennant off the top.
STAMPS: SU Perfect Pennants
INK: SU Gumball Green, SU Raspberry Ripple
PAPER: SU Summer Starfruit, SU Raspberry Ripple, SU Smoky Slate, SU Very Vanilla, SU Birthday Basics DSP
ACCESSORIES: SU Bermuda Bay Twine (from the Tag a Bag Bundle)
TOOLS: SU Perfect Pennants Framelits, SU Cupcake Punch for confetti, SU 1/2″ Circle Punch