Hello friends! I'm back from NH and a fabulous couple of days at Story Land. This was our kids' first trip to an amusement park, so they were a bit overwhelmed but had a fantastic time! I highly recommend this park to anyone with younger kids, as the rides were just the right speed and size for my 5 and (almost) 3 year olds. The gorgeous views of the White Mountains alone make it worth the trip! We will definitely be going back for a longer stretch of hiking and exploring in the future.
And not a minute too soon, I have a card today for three challenges ending tonight. Sorry my photos are a little fuzzy, but the lighting wasn't the greatest. I paired up a very challenging color combo from Stacey's Stamping Stage with the sketch at CardPatterns. The buttons qualify it for Jenny's Scrappy Saturday challenge, though I admit they are not the most creative use of buttons, brads, or bling!
Disclaimer: several large pieces of cardstock were harmed during the creation of this card. Despite repeated attempts to revive them and produce something presentable, regrettably they had to be placed in the recycling bin.
All joking aside, I had serious problems with this bold color combo! Stacey, you are not the only one whose first attempt ended up in the trash! I finally decided to make a smallish sized note card using a set I have neglected for a while from Autumn Leaves and a sentiment from Stampin' Up's Just Believe set. I did wind up using brown to stamp the sentiment, since it was all I had that worked. I'm actually pretty happy with the way it turned out. I don't think this will become a go-to color combo for me anytime soon, but I enjoyed the challenge!
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink (Simply Chartreuse, white), Stampin' Up (Pacific Point)
Stamps: Autumn Leaves (Mindy's Flowers), Stampin' Up (Just Believe)
Ink: Martha Stewart Crafts (Fennel, Pumpkin), Papertrey Ink (Dark Chocolate)
Tools: EK Success (border punch, corner rounder)
Accessories: Papertrey Ink (buttons), DMC floss, thread
Thanks so much for stopping by today! I appreciate all of your best wishes for my daughter's birthday, and your comments here on the blog, as always. Have a great weekend!