Hi Everyone. Happy Saturday.
Well, I have to tell you that I ran away from AM's color challenge this week :-)
Anne Marie always manages to choose these fabulous bright, cheerful color challenges that match her wonderful bright and sunny personality. This time, though, she chose a color that is one of my "aaaargh what do I do with THAT?" colors - Calypso Coral. Also, Daffodil Delight is just a little too bright for my taste. So, the two of them together really had me wondering what I was going to do :-) Well, the whole thing about challenges is that they are meant to do exactly that - designed to take you outside your comfort zone. In the end, I was so pleased that AM had pushed me!
I had two choices - embrace the Calypso Coral - or make the least possible use of it. Generally, I try to confront it head on, this time, however, I decided to do the latter and focus on the fabulous Lucky Limeade instead.
I decided to play with a couple of my new goodies. The Fancy Fan embossing folder, and the Serene Silhouettes stamp set. All I needed was my SU markers and I was good to go.
Here's what I came up with
I didn't have the right size Daffodil Delight ribbon, so I had to cheat a little and use Summer Starfruit ribbon for the top of my tag.
I really love the Fancy Fan embossing folder and this time decided to use the debossed side. SU markers are the perfect thing for coloring intricate stamps like this and the Bitty Banners framelit and stamp set are the perfect size to fit across the tag.
We hope that you will join us this week and show us your summery creations using this fabulous color scheme. Also, pop along and check out the amazing design team cards. I know you will find something to inspire you.
On a personal note:
It's been 100 or close to it for almost a week and last night we had an amazing storm. Lou and I sat out on the stoep and watched/listened to the storm for 30 minutes. I am not kidding when I tell you that the thunder rumbled and the lightening shot across the sky for 30 full minutes - non-stop. Only once during that time did we have sky to land lightening, the rest of it was sky to sky. It was Mother Nature at her most wonderful. We certainly didn't need fireworks - we had a display that surpassed any fireworks show. It was truly awesome! Behind the storm came the break that we needed from the heat. The temperature dropped into the mid-80s just after the storm and felt cold! It's an interesting time when mid-80s can feel cold! Today, the temps stayed in the mid-80s and the humidity was fairly low. It was a glorious day.
Lou has finished all the painting outside and has now started on the inside. I know... it's a new house and we made all those color decisions already when we were building. However, once you start to live in it, and start to decorate, you realize that some things just have to be changed. Our new bedroom furniture is fabulous (well, what we have of it that has been received so far.... the bed doesn't arrive for another 5 weeks!) Once we got the bedside tables and dresser in the room, I knew the wall behind the bed needed painting. I decided that it should be the same color as the accent walls in the family room and great room. It's a color called Toasted Marshmallow and it's a gorgeous color.
Lou is now painting his study. With his choice of the metal desk, it was really necessary to get away from the beige color. So, he's currently painting his study the same color as the dining room - which is cool as the two rooms face each other. The blue should really work well with the desk. Yesterday we hung the mirror in the downstairs bathroom, unpacked more boxes and bought a 60" TV for the family room downstairs! That was Lou's present for working so hard this week :-) Actually, he wanted something much bigger than 60" but, seriously, do you really need a TV that big - never mind bigger :-)
As always, thank you for visiting my little area of the stamping blogosphere. Warm hugs and prayers for those who need a little lift tonight. Prayers, too, for Brenda, Jason and Evan - and you, too, LeAnne.
Have a fabulous Sunday.