Thursday, January 22, 2015

A Happy Thing, MOJO381, CQC276 & NBUS3

Hi there, my Inky Friends! Wow, it has been some time since I've had time to play along with a challenge just for fun, and I have totally missed it. Last week I returned from sunny Ft. Lauderdale after a week's vacation. (I will share some photos next week). Though I brought some stamping supplies with me, I must admit that I opted for the pool, the hot tub, and just soaking up the rays over stamping. Yup, every day. I'm sure you understand! 

After coming home I looked over my most recent projects and they all looked kind of blah to me. Maybe it was the tropical colors in Florida, or maybe the winter just has me feeling color deprived, but I've decided to try to make my projects a bit more colorful. The delicious combo at ColourQ was just what the doctor ordered, and I combined it with the sketch at Mojo Monday, which I flipped 180 degrees. 

I arrived home to a box of new goodies, and one of the items inside was this stamp set, A Happy Thing, which is a Sale-A-Bration freebie. I also received some Blendabilities Markers for free, and I'm putting them all to use today for the first time. 

But wait, that means I can play along with Darnell's NBUS Challenge again! I so love this concept. Maybe next time I'll pull out some Ancient NBUS; I know we all have some of that!

Stampin' Up Products Used:
Stamp Sets: A Happy Thing
Card Stock: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Coastal Cabana
Designer Series Paper: All Abloom
Ink Pads: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark
Markers: Coastal Cabana, Crumb Cake and Smoky Slate Blendabilities, Strawberry Slush Stampin' Write Marker
Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool, Circles Framelits, Piercing Tool & Mat, Piercing Essentials
Accessories: White Embossing Powder, Neutrals Buttons
Other: Cotton Thread

Thanks for paying me a visit today!

Inky hugs!


JD/ Jill said...

Pretty card! Like the cute bird image and the colors that you used!

Unknown said...

Your card is really nice. I love the colors you used.

Donna said...

I loved reading all that's kept you busy Sandy; sounds delightful! TFS! I LOVE your card too. That's the nicest colored bird yet, I think! :) Love your card; TFS!

joeytipping said...

Oh, I love it, love it, love it, Sandy! Such happy colors! Great job with the Blendies! TFS.

Jaydee said...

OK..... that's it. I don't just WANT this set anymore... I absolutely NEED it. You enabler, you! It's a gorgeous card. I love the bright bold colors and the little button is the perfect finishing touch.
gorgeous, my friend

Katie Ann Brooks said...

fabulous coloring!

Claire said...

Just beautiful - the bird is so pretty and looks gorgeous against the pink that dp too. May have to get me some of that! Thanks for playing along at Colour Q!

Darnell said...

Oh, boy, it's a good thing I'm not picking the winners of my NBUS challenge or it wouldn't be fair to the others because you would win, hands down, Sandy!! You know how crazy I am for hummers and this little guy has pure joy just oozing out of him!! I love him in the turquoise with the red and white. So sharp!! Thank you so much for playing again in my NBUS Challenge #3!! Enjoy your day!! Hugs, Darnell

LeAnne said...

I am not sure how I missed this beauty, but it IS fresh and springy...I love those colors too! I keep forgetting about Darnell's challenge...I am sure I have some of the NBUS around too!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

So beautiful. Thanks for playing along with Mojo Monday!

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Karen M said...

I adore this clean, fresh card. I especially like the little bit of black matting; it just sets off the whole picture. So pretty! Kx

Sylvia said...

Love what you did with this stamp, Sandy, love how you used the colors this week! Thanks for playing with us at the colourQ.