I'm off work unexpectedly this week so I have a bit of extra time to play with my new stamps from Skipping Stones Design!!! And what better way to break in new stamps than to create a card using Mercy's Sketch Challenge this week. I've also combined this Mercy's sketch with the color challenge at SCS which is to use Melon Mambo, So Saffron and Mellow Moss ( I didn't have any so I had to substitute Certainly Celery).
Now, when I got home yesterday, it started to snow... and this is what it looks like outside my front door today (this is after quite a bit has already melted). Notice the plowed street?? Yeah!!! I live on the crest of a hill and needless to say the block I live on is considered an alternate route for Emergency vehicles if the very hilly street (one block over) is too hard to go up. Needless to say the part of our street in front of our house gets plowed rather quickly.
Much to my surprise, I received my new stamps from Skipping Stones Design (I had expected them to take more time to get to Canada given that it is now prime shipping season with the postal system. I love this set called Tropical Birthday. With the weather outside and me inside nice and warm I knew I had to use this set... To dream of being somewhere tropical instead in the cold of winter.
Sparkle and Bling List:
Stamps: Tropical Birthday from Skipping Stones Design
Paper: Gina K White, So Saffron, Melon Mambo, Certainly Celery, "Wild Raspberry" DP from K and Company, Watercolor paper
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Clear Detail Embossing Powder, Tombow Markers, Aquapainter, Nestabilities, Fruit Punch Stickles, Dew Drops, Victoria Cuttlebug Embossing Folder