Anchor Greetings

I apologize for the length of time since my last upload. Things have been chaotic around here, to say the least. Life marches on, however, and the clock was ticking down to get my swap cards out. I knew I wanted to participate in the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge. It’s the first time I planned to contribute…the perfect challenge to join in on. It’s the WWC116 – Kath’s Masculine “Anything Goes” Challenge. Unfortunately, the challenge closed yesterday evening. That’s ok, though, because sometimes we just need a little nudging to get our creative juices flowing, right?  So here’s my “Color Challenge” to inspire you:Dapper Garden MarinaSometimes the hardest part of putting a card together is just deciding on colors. I went with a few of my favorites…blues and green. Once I picked my colors, the rest of the card came together quite quickly. It was nice being able to just stamp for an hour.  The die used to cut out the sentiment is from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits collection. It is a perfect fit – with just enough room for an enamel shape! Between the enamel shape and the Burlap Ribbon, they are spot-on embellishments for a masculine card. And I love the finishing touch of adding the anchor to the envelopes, too!

Anchor Greeting

Stamp Set:  Guy Greetings
Cardstock:  Dapper Denim, Garden Green, Marina Mist, Very Vanilla
Ink:  Garden Green, Marina Mist
Lovelies:  5/8” Burlap Ribbon, Subtles Enamel Shapes
Tools:  Seaside Embossing Folder, Layering Circles Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Mini Treat Bag Thinlits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

P.S. All the items used will be carrying over into the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog!

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My Little Sailor

I had a wonderful time seeing Marcus on Friday and Saturday. I’m so thankful he was flying out of Midway instead of O’Hare so we were able to connect with him before his flight out. I made a card that matched the door banner and slipped the card in his carry-on suitcase, along with a letter that Hunter wrote him. I wanted him to find it when he arrived at his new barracks. Darn that airport security! He had to unpack the suitcase for them and he saw them. That’s o.k., though. I told him not to open them until he was in South Carolina.  I’ve already been able to speak to him a couple times (he’s on Liberty today), which makes this transition much easier. I don’t like him being so far away, but at least I can hear his voice now! My layout was inspired by this week’s Pals Paper Arts 316 sketch challenge (PPA316).

My Sailor

Stamp Set: Out To Sea (Papertrey Ink)
Cardstock:  Night of Navy, Kraft, Basic Black, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  Typeset
Ink:  Night of Navy
Tools:  Art-C Nautical Stamp & Cut Dies, Washi Label Punch, 1 3/8” Circle Punch, Big Shot

I Love you and I’m proud of you, Mo!

Marcus in Dress Blues

Here’s the inspiration for the layout:PPA-316-Sep01

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Banner for Marcus

Tomorrow is the day! Marcus’ Pass-in-Review from the Navy Boot Camp will be happening at 9:00 CT and I am so ready to see my son!  I’ll have him for the day, so I thought it would be fun to make a celebratory banner for the hotel room.  I was smart and booked a bedroom suite so there’s an actual living room to relax and socialize in.  I wanted to keep the banner CAS (Clean And Simple) since that seems to be the style that Marcus likes. I wanted to keep with the Navy colors, but just couldn’t bring myself to use gold…didn’t seem quite masculine enough. So, Kraft to the rescue!  OMGoodness! I’m so excited!  I will be sure to bring a whole box of tissues! (P.S. Don’t laugh at my shadow on the photo…I laid the banner out on the floor and didn’t realize I was in my own way!)

Marcus' Banner

Cardstock: Night of Navy, Whisper White, Kraft
Lovelies:  Whisper White Thick Bakers Twine
Tools: 1/8” Handheld Punch, Party Pennants Bigz L*, Brenda Walton Antiqua Sizzlits~, Art-C Stamp & Cut Nautical~, Big Shot

*Retired Product
~Non-Stampin’ Up Product

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