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Friday, September 28, 2012

pool party adventure

Sometimes when I first see the new Stampin' Up!® In Colors each year, I don't ♥love♥ them; it takes me some time and "practice" before I do.  Other times, it's ♥LOVE♥ at first sight - that's how Pool Party affected me.  So when I noticed yesterday that I had some Pool Party card bases cut and scored, I got right to work.  First I made this card, based on a pin that I saw.  As frequently happens, the original pinner used a page in the blogger's archives instead of the specific post, so it took me a LOT of searching to find this for you, dear reader, but you're worth it.  And this is what I did with it:
stamp set- Petite Pairs; ink - Pool Party; Stampin' Write Marker - Pool Party; card stock - Pool Party, Whisper White; punch - Large Oval; Big Shot with Framed Tulips, Flower Garden, and Lacy Brocade embossing folders; Pool Party 3/8" ruffled ribbon

Isn't it gorgeous in Pool Party?  Not that it wasn't great in Soft Suede; in fact, I'm pretty sure it would work in any color!  Since I was so happy using Pool Party, I decided to put it to use for Jingle Belles' Dashing Through the Snow theme, too:
stamp set - Snow Much Fun; ink - Island Indigo; Stampin' Write Marker - Pool Party; card stock - Island Indigo, Pool Party, Silver Glimmer; punches- 1-3/8" circle, 1-3/4" scallop circle; Big Shot with Perfect Pennants die, Adorning Accents and Large Scallop Edgelits; Dazzling Details, Stampin' Dimensionals
 I used this week's Freshly Made sketch to pull it together, and I can't think of one thing I'd change.  Well, other than  getting the sentiment straight, but I was trying to be reasonable.  ;)


SmilynStef said...

That little snowball stamp is hilarious ... and I love the wonderful glittery sparkle ... so glad you dashed through the snow with us at jingle belles.

Jen Timko said...

Great cards! Love the sparkle on the second one! Glad you joined us this week at FMS!

Jen Sannes said...

I love Pool Party and I love what you've done with it here. Thanks for joining us at FMS!

Jen said...

What a fun image! And I love the glimmer paper! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Rita said...

Pool Party and Island Indigo are two of my absolute favorite colors and I love what you've done with them. They pair beautifully with the silver glimmer paper. Thanks for joinig us at Freshly Made Sketches.

lauren bergold said...

of course BOTH of these are incredibly lovely, but i'm bound to say the xmas one is my fave, right?! :) truly, they are both amazing as is that swoon able "pool party" cardstock!!! ♥