Happy Friday! I’m looking forward to the weekend. We have my annual Christmas card-making get-together with my friends Michele, Claudia and our lovely new addition this year, Cornelia. Then we have family pictures as part of a PTA fundraiser. We haven’t had a family photo taken by anyone other than the camera timer or a quick unplanned snapshot since my son was a year!
Today I have my card for the HYCCT challenge to feature the colors of October based on birthstones and flowers– pink, green, yellow and a touch of shimmer for the opal birthstone.
When this challenge was posted, I had attended a fun stamping event for Mama Elephant in Hoboken (which is where I met Cornelia!). Michele is a big fan of Mama Elephant and after attending the event, I can see why. They have so many fun sets! I was good and only purchased one set — the fantastic Filigree set — but was lucky enough to win a prize with another set and a pair of their fabulous ink pads.
When I arrived home after the event, I was excited to ink up this set right away and worked it into the challenge of the day. I love the big, lacy doily image. I stamped it three times featuring the colors on Cryogen, which has that lovely shimmer. I wanted this to be a very simple card, so I added in a bow of Organdy ribbon, which also has some shimmer and a vintage shimmery button from my mom’s sewing stash. That fun sentiment is also included in the Filigree set!
HYCCT1312 — October colors (pink, yellow, green) + opal
Divas by Design — Make it Pretty
Stamps: Mama Elephant Filigree
Paper: Gina K Bubblegum Pink, Grass Green, Cryogen
Ink: A*muse Blush, Lime; Mama Elephant Sunshine
Other Stuff: organdy ribbon, button
Thanks so much for stopping by today!