Hello and Happy Tuesday!

I’m definitely happy that it’s not Monday anymore!  We made it through the first day of school and tae kwon do…along with a dead car battery (realized as I was hurrying to get to school for pick up).  While hubby was fixing the car battery, I dropped a full and open Diet Dr. Pepper on the last step of our staircase, sending soda flying everywhere in the foyer.  Needless to say, everyone (especially me) was ready for bed quite early last night.  I sure am hoping for a little creative escape today…I certainly need it!  Is stamping therapeutic for you, too?  It seems that all my stresses are able to melt away momentarily while I am creating.

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It’s TIME FOR A CARD TUESDAYHAPPY HARBOR was still sitting on my desk from the card I made for last week’s Wednesday in the Works.  I’m a huge fan of the nautical theme/trend and I love inking up this set!


In addition to the HAPPY HARBOR set, I also brought in the stripe rectangle and coordinating pennant from ARROWS ‘N ELEMENTS (now back in stock!).  The “you’re swell” sentiment fits perfectly in the rectangle.

The rest of the card is all about mixing and matching this and that and bringing together colors that I thought looked good together.  If someone told me that aqua, yellow, red, light and dark gray and kraft would be a good color palette to work with for a nautical themed card, I may had said that they were nuts.  I really didn’t plan on these colors, but someway, somehow they ended up in an array on my desk and I went with it.  A happy accident, I suppose, because I really do like how these colors look together.  The picture is showing the dark gray more as a navy, which gives me more ideas and options for using this palette in the future.

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Stamps: Happy Harbor, Arrows ‘n Elements

Red, Dark Gray Dye Ink

Park Bench Pattern Paper (Glitz)

White, Kraft, Yellow, Aqua, Red Cardstock

Buttons, Linen Thread, Star Punch, Circle Punches, Dimensional Adhesive

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