Thursday, April 23, 2009

SC225... and Stampin' Retreat Weekend!

Hi Everyone! Today it hit 80 degrees... what a heat wave! :) Summer is coming! I'm excited to leave for my weekend of stampin' fun with 12 gals. I had my totes packed and by the door at 4pm this afternoon... my hubby came home from work asking if I was leaving tonight? I told him "if I could, I would leave NOW!" :)

Also I want to give you heads-up as Debbie is giving away "BLOG CANDY" for her 15,555 hits! Pop into Debbie P's Place and check out the goodies! Plus check out her beautiful card creations... FANTASTIC!!

My card tonight is inspired by SplitCoast SC225 (Sketch Challenge). I found some DP that worked well with Baja Breeze and River Rock. And I pulled out an old SU! set Happy Birthday Frame which was from 2001. It worked well with my Retro Flower punches. Then I used a Build-a-Brad for the center.

I will be pre-post another card for the weekend! So pop in if you get a chance... with the spring weather it's hard to be on the computer! Thanks for the visit and I hope you ENJOY!

Smiles... Michelle :)

Stamps: SU! Happy Birthday Frame, Small Sayings Paper: SU! River Rock, Real Red, Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Cool Caribbean, DP (Cosmo Cricket) Ink: SU! Real Red and VersaMark Other: SU! Build-a-Brad, SU! 1/2" circle, EK Large & Med. Retro Flower Punches, SU! red EP (Retired), glue dots, etc.


Lisa Hjulberg said...

Oh, Michelle, I love this card... the colors truly make me smile! That combo is awesome. I love the sketch too. Simple, but striking.

I sure wish I was going with you... what fun you'll have! I don't blame you for being ready to roll... that's such a rare treat to get together and stamp and craft with friends and kindred spirits for three whole days. I've been to 5 CKU's and had the time of my life!

Enjoy that good weather! We were in the low 100's (ugh) for about three days, and now we're back down to the low 70's. Go figure.

Hugs and good wishes for a fun weekend!

xOx Lisa

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Michelle,l love the colour.

Hugs Riet.x

LeAnne said...

I love this layout--saw so many cool ones, I must do it. Enjoy your weekend!

Dawn Easton said...

Michelle, your dp and flower panel is AWESOME! I love those colours together. Time for me to pull out the river rock again ;) Thanks for the inspiration!

Hope you have a FANTASTIC weekend with the girls stampin' fun!!

Anonymous said...

This is so gorgeous!! Beautiful colors and papers!! Great take on the sketch!! I hope you have a funtabulous weekend my friend!! :)

Anjou Krelovich said...

Fabulous card! I love that DP - ones of my favorites. Thanks for sharing the great card and I hope your stamping weekend rocks!

Ann said...

Michelle, this is gorgeous! Such a great LO and color combo!

I'm jealous you are off stamping this weekend...I'm grading research papers! :( HAVE FUN!!!

Debbie Pamment said...

WOW - a fabulous card and you managed to get it done and prepost - you're amazing!!! This is another beauty - love the colours and layout!!!
Hope you're having a wonderful time away - but am sure you are!!!
Lotsaluv xXx

Cindy Van Sluys said...

You have a wonderful time with your friends....I too am jealous!! You card is great! Everytime I think about getting rid of my older SU sets, I see a card that I love and think...hmmm, I just need to look at them differently. Good the butterfly BAB.


Susan (peebsmama) said...

Great job on the sketch. What a fab color combo. I know you are already gone and back and I missed wishing you a good time. But I know you had one.