Hello! Long time no blog:) We were in Virginia Beach for a week and got back on Saturday, and my mojo has been in hiding! HOWEVER, I went over to Kim's house yesterday and we stamped the day away! I told her she's good for my mojo, haha! I got three cards made while I was there which is really odd for me. If I'm cropping with friends I never get anything done! I'll have those cards up throughout the rest of the week.
I had all afternoon to play with my new Paper Smooches stamps (I got to shop IN the Paper Smooches store, how awesome is that? Talk about jaw dropping!) I got a card made for this weeks sketch challenge on SCS and also the Paper Smooches Spark challenge for the week!
How adorable are these stamps??? I though this the perfect card for today, being the FIRST day of summer! (Arizona didn't get the message, because it's been summer here for like a month, haha)
Here's the sketch:
I stamped the big, billowy tree once on patterned paper and again on Chocolate Chip cardstock and cut the pieces out. This tree would be so fun to stamp on several different pieces of pp and make a very pattern-y tree:) When I stamped the sentiment, I didn't think it would be that big (but OH how I love big sentiments:), so I had to stamped it on the oval piece too, I think it adds a fun little detail. The fence, bird, clouds, and sentiment also come from the Summer Groves stamp set. There is also a Spring Groves set, and I can't wait for the fall and winter sets! I seriously love tree stamps. Seriously. Oh, and Kim's handwriting!:) I'm telling you, this is going to be a new obsession of mine, I need all the PS stamps!
Next up is my card for this week's Sparks challenge!
This week is a "Cool Shades" challenge and here are the colors for the week!
This card turned out MUCH differently than I had planned! I was going for a clean, graphic card, but once I decided on this sentiment with the chevrons, I wanted to add the lighting bug and buttons! I also cut out some vellum wings for the bug, it's so cute IRL! I also drew the antennae on. The colors I used are Rhubarb, Gray, Silver Lilac (Memento), Harvest Gold (PTI). I think they're pretty close to the challenge colors anyway, haha!
Well that's all I have today, I'll be back tomorrow!