Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Calypso Thinking of You

You know Spring is right around the corner when you see the robins foraging at the bird feeder.  I don't know about you but I am ready for warm weather and no more heavy coats, gloves or boots.  To cheer myself up I made some pretty flowers using the Flower Shop stamp set by Stampin' Up!  I was able to combine three of my favorite challenges to create this thinking of you card to send to a friend.


Stamp Sets:  Apron of Love - sentiment (Stampin' Up!), Flower Shop (Stampin' Up!); Inks:  Calypso Coral (Stampin' Up!), Poppy Seed (Taylored Expressions); Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Wild Wasabi (both Stampin' Up!), Sugar Cube (Taylored Expressions); Dies & Punches:  Leafy Branch Die (Taylored Expressions), Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies (Stampin' Up), Pansy Punch (Stampin' Up!); Other:  Brick Embossing Folder (Taylored Expressions)

The sketch I followed is from the Retro Rubber Challenge.  The Flower Shop stamp set I used is from the 2013-14 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog. For all the challenge details and to share your project, click the image below.

http://www.retrorubberchallengeblog.com/my-blog/2018/02/challenge-81-sketchy-business.html

The colors I used are from the Color Throwdown Challenge.  For all the challenge details and to share your project, click the image below.

http://colorthrowdown.blogspot.com/2018/03/color-throwdown-483.html

The theme is from The Paper Players Challenge.  For all the challenge details and to share your project, click the image below.

http://thepaperplayers.blogspot.com/2018/03/pp383-theme-challenge-from-jaydee.html

Thanks for stopping by the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

26 comments:

  1. I love your trio of monochromatic flowers Marsha - the different subtle stamping textures of each one really adds interest to your perfectly pretty Spring-themed card. Thanks for joining us over at The Paper Players this week!

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  2. Marsha... love the coral in your flowers, the touch of sparkle... and the layout is great! Thanks so much for joining us at The Paper Players this week!

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  3. Marsha, I have this set and I haven't inked it up in a very long time, thank you for the inspiration to use it again.
    Love your card, beautiful colors and details.
    Thank you for sharing with us at RETRO RUBBER, hope you play again soon.
    Hugs.

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  4. Marsha, Flower Shop is one of the first sets I ever bought. I'm glad to see it used so prettily here. Using the different blooms was a good choice as it gives a nice variety to the colourway. You've combined the challenges very successfully so thank you for joining us at both Retro Rubber Challenge AND The Paper Players.

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  5. LOL, I was just playing with this stamp set myself...my poor flowers were feeling quite neglected! Great way to use the RR sketch as well as those beautiful CTD colors! Thanks for playing and sharing this with us this week at the Players as well!

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  6. Awesome use of the Sketch. I love the colours you have used fitting the CTD colours so well. And I love this set myself, so always looking for great ways to use it!! Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber this time. Claire DT

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  7. What a great combination of the challenges! I hope Spring really does come soon! Thanks so much for joining us at the Color Throwdown this week!

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  8. Fantastic combination of all three challenges! Love your color choices and awesome use of the sketch...thank you for joining us at The Paper Players!

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  9. If this card doesn't cheer you up, I just don't know what will, Marsha! I love the colors and this stamp set is one of my favorites. Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber, Sistah!

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  10. So pretty! Calypso Coral is one of my all-time favorites and you truly rock it here!

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  11. This is a great combination for the 3 challenges, Marsha! I do love the Flower Shop set and forget to pull it out! Thanks so much for playing along with Retro Rubber. I always enjoy seeing you in our gallery!!

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  12. Yes, I am ready for spring too! Lovely card and great us of the challenges! So happy you joined us at CTD!

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  13. Lovely springtime take on the throwdown colors! Thanks so much for playing along with the CTD challenge!

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