Have to love a two-fer

Freshly Made Sketches # 329 is a clean and simple sketch challenge, as always.  Paper Craft Crew Color Challenge #285 was to use 3 of the 4 colors of turquoise, shades of purple, yellow, or mint.  I chose Bermuda Bay for my turquoise, mainly because it’s not as bright as Tempting Turquoise, and also because it’s current.  My shade of yellow was Daffodil Delight, and my shade of purple was Wisteria Wonder.   

Here’s my card:

I’m Thankful for You

It’s been a rough week and a half for my family and I wanted to let my sisters know how thankful I am that I have them to help us adjust to our new normal.  I picked the clear-mount Heartfelt Blooms because I thought it matches the sentiment.   I needed to use the three colors, so Bermuda Bay is the base, ribbon, and sentiment ink.  My first layer of blooms I used Daffodil Delight stamped on Whisper White, then matted on Daffodil Delight cardstock.  For the inset layer of blooms, I used Wisteria Wonder stamped on Whisper White, then mounted on Wisteria Wonder cardstock.

I knew the sentiment I wanted, and it comes from the Painted Harvest photoplymer stamp set from the holiday catalog.  The punch I used was the Everyday Punch, again from the holiday catalog.  The punch was chosen mainly because the sentiment  would fit on it.  I used my Stamping Write Marker in Bermuda Bay to subtly outline the punch because there were already enough layers, and I didn’t want to add another one to the card.   I then squinted and realized that I needed something to balance the card out, so I added 3 Daffodil Delight enamel shapes.  This means I owe my upline, Brian King, another nickel, since the squint technique is his idea.

A whole lot of ugly……

I’ve said it before, but my mats are always ugly for two reasons:  first, I don’t want to waste the cardstock, and second, it cuts down on the weight of the card, even if just a little.  Every little bit counts when I am trying to avoid using extra postage on the envelope.  I punched out three kinds of labels from these mats, and then put them in my “free” storage containers (read Extra gum plastic containers).  This time I remembered to take pictures of the ugly, and also of my punch containers.

These Extra gum containers are also the perfect size (!!) for the enamel shapes, and I have those next to my label punches on a shelf within arm’s reach of my work desk. 


I teach high school, and kids bring me these containers.  I am now the happy owner of a growing stash of containers ready to be filled and labeled.

Challenge boards

Bermuda Bay is not the shade of turquoise pictured, but it is a shade of turquoise, so it works.   At least I think it works.

I took the “Any Shape” literally and used a rectangle.  Bermuda Bay ribbon attaches the sentiment to the card and also covers the strip element on the challenge sketch.

Have to love a two-fer!


I’d love to hear your thoughts, so comments are always welcome!

Have a Peachy Day!