Friday, April 30, 2010

A Challenge & some birthday RAKs

I cracked up at the name of the Color Challenge on SCS this week: Old Banana Ballet! Doesn't that sound interesting! I just happen to love these colors too (Barely Banana, Old Olive, Ballet Blue) so had to make the time to play along. I paied it with the sketch challenge for this week and came up with this card.

This is my first use of the new Textured Impressions folder called Square Lattice, as well as the new stamp set called Watercolor Trio that will be available starting tomorrow in the premier of the Summer Mini Catalog. It's probably not visible in the photo but I also spritzed the Banana and Ballet Blue layers with the new Smooch Spray in Vanilla Shimmer. Isn't is just a wonderful feeling to try something new for the first time?!! I want to point out a neat thing about this new Square Lattice folder and that is that the pattern has a slightly different look depending on which side of the paper you use after it's embossed. I chose the more subdued look for this card, but if I'd flipped it over the pattern would be even more apparent I think.

Anyway, these lovely flowers come with three pretty sentiments, all of which fit beautifully in the Hodgepodge frame and the Designer Label punch! I'll try to get the link up to the new Summer Mini as soon as it is available so you can see all the wonderful new goodies for yourself!

In the mean time, I'm leaving you with the wonderful handmade birthday cards I received for my birthday last week. It is always so nice to get "happy mail" and even better when it is made from the heart.

I'm off to work in the yard and maybe wash some windows today. Have a lovely, sunshine-filled day and thanks for stopping by!

PS- If you need some measurements to use the Scallop Trim border and corner punches together like this I've written them down from a few sources. It can be tricky, but experimenting is the best way to learn. The pattern repeat is just a hair under 1/2" so try using paper in 1/2" increments. If you want to get really specific try: 2 3/8", 2 7/8", 3 1/4", 3 13/16", 4 1/4", 4 3/4", 3 3/4", 3 1/4"x5, 3 1/4"x4 3/4".

SUO Supplies
Stamps: Watercolor Trio
Colors: Ballet Blue, Barely Banana, Old Olive, Whisper White
Accessories: Big Shot, Square Lattice Textured Impressions folder, Silver Hodgepodge, White taffeta ribbon, Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spray, Distressing Tool, Scallop Trim corner and border punch.
From Vera

From Kelli
From Lisa

From Nicky
Thanks ladies for making my day extra special!!


  1. Your sample is BEAUTIFUL! I love that new EF! And your birthday cards are ones to be treasured! Happy belated birthday!

  2. Love your OLD banana ballet!! and TFS the other cards!!

  3. Kristin WOW LOVE the hardware on your card..Wow soooo pretty!!!! LOVE all these card and all the inpiration you shared!

  4. good morning. i just found your blog today and i must tell you how much i am enjoying it! you have beautiful ideas and such talent. Thanks for sharing...

  5. I love Barely banana too. Sooo sad to see the cs in that color retirering. Your card is so pretty. Love how you punched the edges and that new embossing folder is totally cool. Have a great day!

  6. okay, LOVE your card-those new goodies are wonderful. wow! great stash of birthday card-VERA's is awesome. Love how she used the lattice die and cut them to a giant cirlce-sooo cool.


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