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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Two for Tuesday with Lilypad Lake


Well hello there!
Remember me?

I know it has been so long since I've blogged and I am sorry for that! (I feel like I'm repeating myself each post.). I promise, I'm going to be back to consistently blogging.  I'm in the works of getting a brand new watermark and logo and I'm very excited about it, so stay tuned!

Today I had some time to sit down and stamp and decided to check out some challenges to help my MOJO come back!  I also wanted to use this lovely set called Lilypad Lake that will be available NEXT FRIDAY!  (Can you believe the new catalog is a little over a week away??)

I chose a color you may have never seen - or at least one you haven't seen in awhile - Coastal Cabana.  Loooooove this color!  Think "light Bermuda Bay".  Very beachy!

This first card I made is from the Freshly Made Sketches sketch from this week.  I guess the challenge ended yesterday, but I decided to go with it anyway.  I really liked the look.


Look at those cute little sailboats!  A little Stampin' Dimensional for some extra detail.


My favorite part is actually this cluster of ribbons.   To make the special Berry Burst ribbon, I took the Berry Burst Metallic Edge Ribbon cutting off the silver edge and fraying the ribbon a bit.


For the second card, I chose the sketch from the Fab Friday Challenge blog.  


I liked the simple look of the sketch.  Sometimes something simple can help someone ease back into stamping!  This challenge is similar to another from last week so I have been looking at it for awhile!


I embossed the lily pads with white emboss powder and colored the images with both Stampin' Write markers and Blends.


I wasn't sure I would ever use the lilypads but I'm glad I gave them a shot.  They work well with the sentiment. 


Thanks so much for checking out my blog today!  Have a wonderful day!

-Holly







8 comments:

  1. Glad to see you back! Blogging consistently with kids is HARD. I totally understand. Coastal Cabana is one of my favorites!

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    1. Thanks Rach! Glad you can understand where I'm coming from ;)

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  2. Beautiful cards as usual, Holly!

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  3. I got excited as soon as I saw the little thumbnail in the gallery! I was like oooohhh Coastal Cabana it's so nice to see you again! LOL! Lovely card and the little cluster of lily pads is so sweet. Love the layering of the lace and scallops too! Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!

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  4. Wow, BOTH cards are stunning - you're making me take another look at this set, darn it, lol. Your coloring and detail choices are perfect! Thanks so much for playing at Fab Friday!

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  5. Very nice, the lily pad really catches my eye.

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  6. Very nice, the lily pad really catches my eye.

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  7. Love them both! The colors are amazing, such fantastic designs. Thanks for joining us at Fab Friday, hope to see you again soon!

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