SU Positively Chevron

SU Perfect Pennants with Positively Chevron

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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.

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 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)…

SU Perfect Pennants Chevrons Gold

Card Recipe:
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:)

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SU Positively Chevron and Happy Day Unite…

Caution…this post could make you dizzy. My head is spinning after taking photos of it- trying to capture the essence of the card with Chevrons waving up and down and side to side. But it was worth it- I love chevrons! I was inspired to make this card by Laurie Willison at the MUSE Card Club #33. Here is her CAS card:
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The design was sooo cool. I pulled out the dark blue and white as colors in my card and used the same sentiment. I wanted to go nautical but I could not pull it off. So, instead…I used the colors at Pals Paper Arts #170  this week to create a card with a bottom panel that is completely stamped like Laurie’s with the “envelope” style top in white showcasing the sentiment and some embellishments. Hope you like it…and do chevrons drive you bonkers sometimes when you look at them?

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SU Positively Chevron and Happy Day Close up

It is hard to see the contrast of the SU Early Espresso and the Midnight Muse but boy do they look nice together. I just kept thinking of a navy blazer with brass buttons and brown shoes- made me smile thinking of my two handsome sons who clean up quite nicely;)

SU Positively Chevron and Happy Day side view
SU Positively Chevron and Happy Day Front

Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Positively Chevron Background Stamp, SU Happy Day
INK: SU Early Espresso, SU Midnight Muse, SU Crushed Curry
PAPER: SU Early Espresso, SU Midnight Muse, SU Crushed Curry, SU Whisper White
ACCESSORIES: random brass brads
TOOLS: SU Itty Bitty Shapes Paper Punch