Monday, July 19, 2010

Happy Monday!

Hey there!  Happy Monday!  For this week's 2S4Y sketch, we got another "free" week to use any products we wanted to for the sketch, so I opted to use more fun new toys from the new Stampin'Up! catty.  How do you like those lanterns?  I think they are just adorable!  They're from a set called Kimono Kids, which is super cute, too.  Before I show you the full card, how about a look at the sketch?
When I first saw the sketch, I was envisioning an ocean/water theme, but then I really wanted to play with the lanterns, so I had to rework my idea.  I think it turned out ok.  I am really into this color palette lately, so I guess I'm just drawn to these happy summer colors!  Sidenote - I actually had lanterns at my birthday in the pink and orange motif, so the idea I came up with wasn't really that big of a stretch!  Once you get to the bottom of the post, you'll see what I mean.  Let's take a look-see at the full card, shall we?
I can't get enough of these colors!  They put me in a happy place.  Hope you like it! Here's the recipe for you:
{Lantern Thanks}
All supplies Stampin'Up!
*Stamp Set: Kimono Kids, Just Believe
*Cardstock: Regal Rose, Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, Whisper White
*Inks: Basic Black and Regal Rose Classic Ink Pad, Regal Rose, Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron Markers
*Acessories: White Gel Pen, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border, 1 3/8" Circle punch
Now, here's the source of my inspiration - the lanterns from my birthday shindig.  You can see them in the background in the pic below with my dear hubby.  {I wish the picture was clearer!!}...oh well.  It captures a fun memory for me from that evening and that picture of us makes me smile.  I'm a lucky girl!
Anyways, cheers to you!  Have a great day!  Now, don't forget to head over to 2S4Y and play along with this week's sketch challenge!


Cam said...

Beautiful card Rose!!! Great use of the new punch to add that border in place of ribbon that may overpower to the latterns. The circle punched images add the right touch with the dotted lines.

Tenia Nelson said...

What a super fun card!!

Kathy Martin said...

Great card! LOVE those paper lanterns! They would go perfectly with that picute on a scrapbook page! :)

Shiozaki Beach girls said...

Very cute card Rose! It is one set that is on my list! I have Japanese Summer festivals to scrapbook so this set would be perfect for my pictures!

~amy~ said...

Super cute!!! Great pic of you & your hubby!!!

Winter said...

What a fun card and what fun memory! :)

Anonymous said...

Great card... love the lanterns and the colour!

Vicki said...

Great Card Rose and wonderful picture!

Anonymous said...

Cute card Rose!
Kimono Kids stamp set is on my wish list! :)
Great picture of you and your husband!

Helen F. said...

Love your card...the stamp set "kimono Kids" is adorable! Beautiful memories :o)