Saturday, December 10, 2011


Hi stampers!  Say what?   Did I mean perspiration???  No, I mean what the heck is that you ask?  Well it's what I call it when I see something on Pintrest that inspires me to make a card:-)  Lately, I've seen a LOT of things there that get my creative mojo going.  Right now there are a ton of holiday pictures posted and they can provide lots of ideas. I'm mainly drawing great color combos from them at the moment. 

Take this one for instance:  crumb cake, garden green, & pool party.  I just LOVE it!  It's so wintery and fresh!  It makes a great card, see:

Stampin' Supplies:
Stamps:  Polar party, pennant parade
Paper:  Crumb cake, garden green, in color (2011-2012) DSP stack, watercolor
Ink:  Crumb cake, garden green, pool party, white craft
Accessories:  Silver smooch accent ink, circle punch, pool party ruffled ribbon, houndstooth & stripes embossing folder, basic pearls, modern label punch, white embossing powder

I had a hard time deciding which embossing folder to use here!  I was going to go with the snow burst folder or the linen one but in the end I thought the houndstooth was more "woodsy" and fitting with my inspiration picture and color combo.  I did know I wanted to use the stripes folder for the main panel in crumb cake.  I also sponged it lightly for added depth.  I colored in the stars lightly with the smooch accent ink.  I wanted to make them yellow but I didn't want to add any more colors and I thought the silver would be more with my theme.  I think I like it! 

Polar party is a fun set to color so it might be popping back up on the blog again!  I just love those trees!  It's kind of a style that I don't normally like and is outdated but I think it's coming back and I kind of like it:-)  Funny how things come and go and tastes change!

Now go find your own pinspiration!

Happy stamping (and pinning, hehe)!


  1. great card Mindy, it's so Pinteresting I could squeal! :) Love it over there!!

  2. Mindy, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this one! It is too darn cute!


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