Sunday, August 28, 2022

A Card for Elysha

When blogging friend Aileen (huh_what_pardon) requested a card for her
sweet daughter's 30th birthday on Instagram, I couldn't resist. Judging by the 
responses and comments, Elysha will be receiving a ton of well wishes, and Aileen's
husband will be building a second mailbox just for Elysha's cards.
I asked Aileen what were Elysha's interests and favorite colors and made my card
per her responses.

I finally took out the rainbow sets from Honeybee Stamps from its packaging. I usually like 
to ink distress, but sought the easy route because I want to get this into the mail as soon
 as possible. It's quite a distance between Hawaii and Australia.
I liked the pastel colors in this patterned paper pad and finished off the card with a
sentiment from Simon Says Stamp and some iridescent drops.
Wishing Elysha the happiest birthday with many more to come! 

Monday, August 15, 2022

The Flower Challenge 71 and SSS August Flickr Challenge

I'm linking up this card to two challenges: The Flower Challenge 71--Circle/Circles, and
Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge for August which is Anything Goes.


The circle diecut is from an old deckle edge set that is so old, I don't remember 
the company I bought it from. I want to say it's from Papertrey Ink but there was
no packaging so maybe it's not. Lil' Inkers, maybe? I miss that company.

Here's a closer look at the diecut. If anyone knows where it's from, I'd be much
obliged. It came in two sizes and I also have a rectangle set of two dies.

The hummingbird and flowers are from Simon's Dream Big release. I've never seen
a real hummingbird, and I think I colored him a bit too bold. The sentiment is 

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Friday, August 12, 2022

Color Throwdown 705

I'm not one to enter color challenges--because I'm color challenged. Unless
the colors jump out and I have an idea, then I'll pass. But this week's challenge 
at Color Throwdown did just that. Jumped out at me and I had an idea.

Leaves came to mind, although the purple made me decide to use gingko leaves.
I colored three of them, spattered them with white paint and adhered them to a 
white card base. Clear sequins, a Memory Box sentiment and rounded off corner 
finished off the card.

And that's a wrap. Thanks for stopping by!