Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Paradise for DD63

Hello, all! I had a little day in paradise yesterday. The sun was shining and I decided I needed a mental health day so I took my daughter to the beach for a few hours. It was glorious. As we were driving to the beach I took some joy in our surroundings and how beautiful my little part of the world can be. I also find it amazing how a hurricane ravaged area can recover so quickly. Nature is amazing.

Perhaps I was inspired by my surroundings, but I was also inspired by the color challenge at Dynamic Duos. Though I must admit, at first glance I wasn't feeling it. I totally love all shades of green, but Garden Green is my least used of all greens and I questioned the combo of Pear Pizzazz. As it turns out, they are perfect colors for a tropical scheme. 

This is one of my "retired product field day" cards! The Paradise Stamp Set is long retired, but I acquired it from one of my fellow demonstrators, who in turn swapped me for some some of my retired products. Life is good! Also retired (or vintage, as my friend would say) are the Garden Green Grosgrain Ribbon and Made for You stamp set. 

Stampin' Up Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Paradise, Made for You
Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Pear Pizzazz
Ink Pads: Pear Pizzazz, Garden Green
Accessories: Garden Green Grosgrain Ribbon

Inky hugs!


Susie W. said...

Lovely pattern you've created with those retired stamps Sandy. Very pretty! And...a few hours at the beach sounds wonderful. What better place to find stamping inspiration???

I'm so glad you joined us again at Dynamic Duos :)

Sherry said...

This is one of those sets that I wanted but waited too long and it retired,oh well.. I love your card it's very tropical and your right those greens look lovely together!

The Stampin' Doula said...
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Unknown said...

Opps signed in with an old account :) Let me try this again! I love the serene look of your card Sandy, gorgeous job with our colours this week! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Dynamic Duos this week, we sure hope to see you back again soon :)

Brian King said...

What a beautiful impact this strip of hand-made DSP makes on this card. Love it!