Today is one of those rare days. It's gorgeous outside with blue skies, fluffy clouds, sunshine and cool breezes coming off the lake. In my world, it's perfect. There is more rain forecast for much of the upcoming week, but for today, I'm enjoying it. Going out to the flower beds again after this post.
So, I found a new-to-me challenge. It's called CAS - Colours and Sketches Challenge. I'm kind of excited. It's always fun to find these and play along. If you've not heard of this, check it out.
For my card, you'll notice there are no flowers. Now, don't get me wrong, I love flowers, in fact, I've got tons of roses in my yard, it's just that I didn't feel like stamping flowers today. What I really wanted to do was to play with my new stamps! Woohoo. I got my order from Ellen Hutson yesterday and well, you know, they called my name. Use Us....Use Us... Who could say no?! And like the nice little crazy person that I am, I listened to those little voices. Had a blast with these newbies from Mama Elephant. I'd never used this brand before, and I can tell you if you've been wondering...they're good. Inked up nicely, even with SU's black ink. (Not that SU's ink is poor quality, it's just that with certain stamps it doesn't work as well as other inks...) Anyway, onto the card. It's another one for Marilyn. Haven't heard anything about her condition since early last week, but she's had another round of chemo, and this time she's not quite as sick. Hope this little card helps to make her feel better:
The stamps are from the Up, Up and Away set. Oh my goodness, it's the cutest set ever! And Kylie, be proud of me....I colored all those balloons my own little self. Now, I'm not the best at it, but I like the way they turned out. I stamped the bunny on kraft paper and fussy cut him out, then thought he needed a lighter tummy, so used a scrap of lighter tan for that. I stamped all the balloons on scraps of white, and fussy cut three set after coloring them with sharpies and some Copics. Tucked one behind another, and whamo!, one huge bunch of balloons! The sentiment is from the same set. I'm really loving this one. Gotta love bright and happy. And speaking of happy...Happy dances everyone!