I really loved the sketch at retro sketches this week and wanted to make a card with it even though I knew I wouldn't make the deadline to submit it. I've been having some serious creativity issues lately so just getting a card completed has been a huge challenge for me. Eli's birthday was yesterday and Laila has been super fussy for over a week, so I think I'm just mentally exhausted. It's hard to stamp when your brain is tired and overloaded with other stuff. :( But anyway... I DID make something! I don't know why I wanted to play with fall colors, but that's what I grabbed. Maybe the hot weather just has me wishing for cooler weather and leaves and all that good stuff. :) Fall is by far my favorite season of the year!
I pulled out some of my favorite retired designer paper, Autumn Spice, and the stamp set I got at my first Stampin' Up! event, Day of Gratitude. It's been ages since I played with this one and I thought it deserved some love. I love the colors and love the layers. At first I just had a flat, one color image but decided it needed a little something to make it POP. I think bringing in the other colors added much more interest and made me like it a bit more. :)
Stamps: Day of Gratitude
Ink: More Mustard, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso
Paper: Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Autumn Spice DSP (retired)
Tools/Accessories: 1 3/4 circle punch, Boho Blossoms punch, Brights brads, Regals buttons, Linen Thread
And as always, Miss Laila:
We had her picture taken with Eli's crab and picture. It was a bit heartbreaking, but I want her to grow up knowing him and continuing the fight to find a cure for SMA. August is SMA Awareness Month, so if you don't know anything about it, please take a minute to get informed.