Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Best of Everything for PPA159

Greetings, Stampers! Did you all enjoy a nice three day weekend? I got many things on my to-do list accomplished and I'm happy about that, even if the weather was uncooperative. As always, I set some time aside for some needful stamp therapy, too!

Over the weekend, I was perusing my mountain of about-to-retire stamps and deciding which ones need one last outing before they move to Florida, LOL!  I also have to make a confession. There are one or two stamp sets in this category that have never seen ink. I know, that's a terrible thing, and this set is one of them. Perhaps the images look familiar, and they should. This stamp set was the inspiration for the new artwork on my blog, and once I decided on the artwork I thought I should purchase the stamp set, too. It sat on my shelf until yesterday, and now I want to do so many things with it! Now that I've finally used it I know I'll be holding on to it for a long time.

After I selected a stamp set I went to the world of challenge sites in search of a layout. I haven't played along with Pals Paper Arts in a while, and this seemed liked a perfect sketch for my stamp set. I shifted things around just a tad but the basic sketch is still in my project. 

How cute are these images?! I love them! I colored the branch stamp with Chocolate Chip and Lucky Limeade markers and stamped it on to Whisper White card stock. Then, I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to perch the little birdie perfectly on top. The flowers were stamped onto some scraps of paper and cut out by hand.

Stampin' Up Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Best of Everything*
Card Stock: Whisper White, Lucky Limeade*
Designer Series Paper: Floral District*
Ink Pads: Tangerine Tango, Chocolate Chip
Markers: Chocolate Chip, Lucky Limeade*
Tools: Big Shot, Cloudy Day Embossing Folder**
Accessories: Tangerine Tango Scallop Dots Ribbon*

*Retiring June 3 from the Annual Catalog
**Retiring May 31 from the Spring Catalog

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Inky Hugs!


Bonnie said...

I have several sets that I bought and haven't used yet. Fortunately most of them are in the new catalog. Lucky for me! I always admired this sweet set and after seeing this I'm thinking maybe I should have bought it. Love these bright colors and a wonderful layout!

Donna said...

Your card is sweet but I totally love your header and those colors! Fun, fun! TFS!

Ann Schach said...

What a "fresh" and springy card! I love the colors, Sandy, as well as the texture. Thanks for playing with the Pals at Pals Paper Arts!

Dawn Tidd said...

This is so cute, Sandy. I love this stamp set and you've done a great job with it! Thanks for joining us at the Pals Paper Arts.

Cindy Hall said...

Oh my gosh, Sandy! I love this card! I've never seen this stamp set look so good. I love the colors and how you fussy-cut the flowers. Beautiful pairing of papers, too. Thanks so much for sharing this beauty with us at Pals Paper Arts this week!

Mary Fish said...

so fresh and i love the tangerine for summer. congrats on being a PPA favorite!