I have two cards for your viewing pleasure today which meet four more challenges:
At SU-Only Challenges, A Place to Share Stampin' Up! Only Creations, Robin and the team asked to see our favorite stamp sets, and at Stamping 411 we were challenged to use the new In Color combination Pool Party, Island Indigo, and Calypso Coral. When I placed my first order from the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog, I was pretty sure Up, Up, and Away would be a favorite stamp set, since I have so many memories of ballooning with my parents. This is the first time I've used it, I may have been a little carried away by the fun little cloud and bird elements, but I was really excited that stamping the basket under the balloon with two different stamps was so easy to line up using clear-mount stamps! There's always a stamp-a-majig for that reason, but it's one more piece to clean and put away, you know? But, really, my favorite stamp set is Perfectly Penned, with the four calligraphic sentiments. This one may replace the long-loved and well-used Sincere Sentiments.
Clean&Simple Stamping, in combination with CAS-ual Fridays, have offered up a 2-in-1 sketch challenge, and Pals Paper Arts have a Dress for Success recipe of 1 piece of designer series paper, 1 punch and 1 sentiment. I combined them for this card:
To round out our Michigan adventures, we browsed garage sales Saturday afternoon along US12. I know we 'borrowed" this idea from some other highway, but can't seem to locate the original just now. I picked up this lovely treasure:
It looks great in my craft room, holding 12x12 designer series papers!