Color Challenge #42 and Retro Fresh Fun!
Craft Weekend and New Papertrey Stamps!

KW Challenge #43 -- Bold Colors!

Another color challenge was posted over at Kristina Werner's blog.  My first thought was that these were some powerful bold colors!  How to use them???


Then, I looked at the patterns in the photo, and noticed the stripes, circles and argyle which inspired me.  So, here is what I came up with.  I made the first one at my friend Tiffany's house this morning, and the other 3 when I got home this afternoon.  I had a hard time getting going at Tiff's, but once I started working with this combo I kept getting more ideas!  I just needed some of my supplies at home to finish them.  This first one gave me a chance to use the new SU set Man's Best Friend.  I think the doggy on the left looks a lot like my Monty (see the first blog post for yourself!).

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Stamps: Man's Best Friend

Ink: Classic Chocolate Chip, Ruby Red, Close to Cocoa, Stampin' Write Markers Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Ruby Red, Pumpkin Pie, Brocade Blue

Paper: Whisper White, Ruby Red, Old Olive

Accessories: Old Olive 5/8" Wide Grosgrain ribbon, Earth Elements buttons

I got the inspiration for this simple card from one of my many idea books...yes, I'm an idea book junkie!  Anyway, it's very simple but I really like how it turned out.

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Stamps: Simple Shapes, In The Spotlight

Ink: Classic Chocolate Chip, Ruby Red, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Brocade Blue

Paper: Whisper White

Accessories: Brown fiber (finally used something old from my stash!)

When I saw the argyle, I thought of this stamp set.  A few markers later, and I had myself some argyle!  I think I may have my Father's Day card already done for the year.  ;-)

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Stamps: All-Around Argyle

Ink: Classic Chocolate Chip, Stampin' Write markers Ruby Red, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Brocade Blue

Paper: Brocade Blue, Whisper White, Chocolate Chip

Accessories: Old Olive 1/4" Polytwill ribbon

Well, the ground-hog was right, at least for those of us in northern Illinois.  It is frigid today.  The wind chills must be pretty low.  I did take Monty for a short trip to the off-leash park to drain some of his energy.  Anyway, the cold made me want to use this new set I just received from  Papertrey Ink called Warm Happiness.  I'm liking this set, which means you'll see more of it soon.  ;-) 

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Stamps: So Many Sayings, PTI Warm Happiness

Ink: Classic Chocolate Chip, Brocade Blue, Pumpkin Pie, Ruby Red, Old Olive

Paper: Whisper White, My Mind's Eye Bohemia

Accessories: Ticket Corner punch, Aged Copper Hodgepodge Hardware

That's all for tonight!  Have a great week.