Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers out there! I hope you have something special planned or, better yet, nothing but relaxation. Aaaah, I am certain that you deserve it. :-) Today at The Paper Players, Sandy has given us a lovely color combination to work with:
I was feeling a bit rushed and out of sorts so I went in search of inspiration at some of my favorite challenge blogs and found this fabulous sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches:
I combined the two together with a favorite retiring stamp set, Oh Hello, to create a card just for fun:
I used a whole bunch of products that are either retired or retiring--sometimes it's fun just to dig through my stash and pull things together.
I love to fussy-cut and find it so mind-numbingly relaxing that I don't mind cutting out the flowers in the Oh, Hello set. I had a little left over Calypso Coral Organza ribbon from 2013 SAB that I tied along with some Linen Thread and attached with a Glue Dot. Oh yes, this embossing folder is retiring too--another favorite--that adds such a charming detail without a lot of fuss.
It's hard to see in the overall picture but I wanted to show you the tone-on-tone stamping I did in opposite corners with the flourish from Creative Elements. Just a subtle layer to the background that is very pretty IRL.
I think this is one set that will stay in my personal stash even after it is retired. I love all the elements and find them so easy to work with--even on the inside!
When it comes to working with stamps and paper, I'm going to need all the good thoughts you can manage to send my way as I work to create twenty-four samples for SU's North American Convention... That's right, I applied and was invited to be a Display Stamper at Convention!!! I am so excited, what an honor. Oh, and just a little bit terrified too, lol! I hope I can get everything accomplished in a short amount of time! So, if things are a little quiet here you'll know it's not because I've abandoned you, it's because I am sequestered in my studio trying to churn out convention worthy designs...wish me luck!
In the meantime, do check out all the fabulous inspiration from my friends on the rest of the Design Team. I hope our work inspires you to play along before the challenge ends on Friday, May 16th at Noon (PST). Have a wonderful day, friends!