Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge - Hibiscus

Welcome to our mid-August challenge!  Loved this gorgeous photo to work from for this challenge and jumped at the chance to use some new PTI goodies.  I have been wanting this gorgeous flower set for some time and finally got it as it has been sold out for some time. 

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I basically mimicked the photo layout on my card.  Started with the wood grain on the bottom, then the flowers, grey leaves for the sand, blue for the sea/sky and a touch of twine to help ground it.  I am officially in love with this set!


Had a fun soccer weekend.  My son volunteered to ref at a beach soccer tournament this past weekend as it is a fund raiser for a great cause.  Was great fun to watch the games and I was on photo patrol to get pics of each ref in action.  They played 5 a side with 15 minute halves so the games were just over 30 minutes long.  Seven sand fields were used at once so lots of games going on, from little kids to competitive adult games.   Playing in sand is definitely a work out!!  Gorgeous weekend to boot so great fun was had by all, and a wonderful lesson for my son to learn to give back to a sport that has given him so much :)  

Wishing you a wonderful week, and I look forward to seeing your creations in the gallery!


What's In It?
Stamps:  Gran's Garden (PTI)
Paper:  White, Caramel, Turquoise  
Ink:  Going Grey, Taken with Teal, Only Orange, Pink Passion (Stampin' Up)  
Accessories:  Thanks Word Die and Gran's Garden Dies (PTI), Labels 17, Twine, Dimensionals

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge - Herb Garden

I must admit the word "herb" and I do not get along!! I have very high sensitivities to oregano, basil, thyme, sage, rosemary and a few others so very thankful hubby loves to cook and improvise on things that can bring flavor :)  However, I do love leaves and green and earthy colours, so that is what I focused on for my card.

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I have seen various cards on Pinterest with the sentiment framed by flowers, leaves and the like and loved them so I pulled out PTI's Turning A New Leaf set (love this set and haven't used it for some time so was good to ink it up!), three shades of green and a bit of grey to frame the sentiment panel which is brown as per the dirt (sorry it looks black in the photo).  Nice and simple as I didn't have energy to do much more (lazy summer mode I think - grin).   


Guest Designer:  Lenae of SugarGem

Hard to believe it is August already!  Summer is flying by a bit too quickly!!  We have had amazing weather, however, that in turn brings issues....the lack of rain is causing many fires in the interior and sadly some are losing their homes as a result.   Hits close to home as my SIL's mom is on evacuation alert due to fires in her area!  So thankful for those hard working fire fighters, smoke jumpers, helicopter pilots etc.  for their endless days of fighting the advancement of the fires.  Wish we could give them some of the 7 months of rain we got over the winter months right now!  

Have a fabulous week and I look forward to seeing your creations in the gallery!


What's In It?
Stamps:  Turning a New Leaf (PTI)
Paper:  Early Espresso, White (Stampin' Up) 
Ink:  Garden Green, Old Olive, Certainly Celery, Going Grey (Stampin' Up)  
Accessories:  Word Die (PTI)