Saturday, June 28, 2014

Wistful, Wishful, Hopeful

Hi, everyone.

I have two cards to share: a favorite color card for Shopping Our Stash and a kiddie Miss You card for Operation Write Home.

The favorite color challenge card was... a bit of a challenge. My favorite colors seem to be seasonal and/or situational. So, considering that it is summer... and I craft in a room with yellow and blue colors that remind me of a summer breeze, I went with yellow for this week's Shopping Our Stash challenge.  :)

Kid Quotes sentiment in StazOn jet black on watercolor paper
Distress Inks blended with Ranger tool (scattered straw, peacock blue)
Distress Ink core (mustard seed), Recollections black
Stampin' Up! black brads, Paper Studio tiny black brads
Stampin' Up! white brads colored with Sharpie markers

My second card is for this week's OWH Midweek Throwdown challenge to make a kiddie Miss You card. Truth be told, there is a third part of this challenge -- to use the new OWH Mama Elephant stamp set. But, this third part just isn't going to happen.

You see hubby and I have fun funds -- the TK and SK funds. It seems like the TK fund always has lots of money -- and just keeps growing. Trust me, that's not the case with the SK fund. So, with the end-of-May spectacular CREATE event and the new Stampin' Up! catalog -- not to mention buying presents for hubby (for our upcoming 30th anniversary), for my Dad's 80th birthday, and for my nephew's 13th birthday... Let's just say the Mama Elephant set is going to have to wait no matter how darn cute it is! LOL 

But, that doesn't mean I can't make a kiddie Miss You card for this week's OWH Midweek Throwdown challenge.  :)  Like the card, just not a very good colorer. Hoping it will bring a smile to a little one's face anyway.

Lawn Fawn Love You S'more stamp set colored in Distress Inks with Ranger water brush
Distress Ink core paper; computer-generated original sentiment (Comic Sans)
SU speech bubble die; Simon Says A2 curve die; SU owl punch (hearts)
Recollections foam adhesives

Parting Thoughts

Looking forward to next weekend's OWH VCMP -- as well as a four-day work week!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend. Thanks for stopping and happy scrappin'!


  1. Both cards are great! The bear and sentiment are so cute and I think your coloring is just fine! Have a happy and safe 4th!

  2. such totally fun cards! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR STASH with us this week! :)