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Stamping411 Color & Sketch Challenge

After a 45 min phone chat with my son Chris, I knew just what to do with this week’s Stamping 411 new Saturday Sketch Challenge #208 – a college graduation card for him! As he is active in the Army Reserves, it took him a little longer than most to get his Associate’s Degree in Liberal Arts, but two weeks ago, his college days came to an end. He is a total History buff, but he decided that he will re-enlist this summer, therefore my choice of the sentiment I’ve used. Not sure how it happened though, but I’ve ended using Stamping 411’s Color Inspiration #159 as well (guess those colors stuck in my brain for some reason… lol)

It is 7am now; I had less than two hours sleep and I sure hope will stay awake through my CardMaker’s Dozen class I have this afternoon. Jim might take his godson to the Knoxville Zoo or to Zoomba today for a boys’ day outing, so dinner will most likely be a Turkey Bacon Avocado sandwich from Subway… Oh, so very yummy…

Supplies used are Stampin’ Up! unless otherwise noted: Cardstock Whisper White #100730, Old Olive #100702, Not Quite Navy #101722, Basic Gray #121044; Ink Not Quite Navy #103008, Basic Gray #109120; Stamps Word Play #120651, The Open Sea #123032; DSP Nautical Expedition #122343; Markers Basic Gray #120966, Riding Hood Red #120971; Adhesive Snail #104322, Scor-Tape; Ribbon & Twine.


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Color Inspiration #158 Challenge

   This week’s Color Inspirations on Stamping 411 was a real mental workout for me, as I do not usually create/design in bold, bright colors. So, I just had to give it a try and see if I could wrap my brain around the chosen colors of Real Red, Peach Parfait, Certainly Celery and So Saffron.



   My card result…


I had to laugh when Jim took a look at the card, then at me, then at the card and quietly commented: “These are NOT your colors, love… Must be one of them color recipes you’re doing…?”  The man sure knows me very well… LOL…

Supplies used are Stampin’ Up: Cardstock Whisper White #100730, So Saffron #105118, Peach Parfait #119794, Real Red #102482; Stamps Fabulous Florets #123025, Well Scripted, Four Frames; Ink Real Red #103133, Certainly Celery #105217, VersaFine Vintage Sepia (Tsukineko); Punch Designer Label #120907, Lace (Martha Stewart);Ribbon 1/8″ Taffeta  Real Red #119251; 3D foam; mini glue dots; Cuttlebug embossing folder; Markers.


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