Thankfully everyone in my house is feeling better...well it appears that Adi may have caught a cold, but other than that we seem to be somewhat healthy! After the nastiness that was in our house, a cold is nothing! Actually, she is cutting her upper molars, so it could always be due to that...poor little thing!
With Elijah visiting Oma & Opa for a couple of days this week (he is on Spring Break), I was able to get a chance to play with a new stamp set and some new product! Yeah me!! As usual I got my Mojo on by starting with the Mojo Madness Monday Sketch Challenge #81. I just got the Branch Out stamp set from Stampin' Up!...I love the tree! I also got some Flower Soft the other week, so I have been dying to play with it. So with all of that this card was born! The colors were based on the Flower Soft - Sweet pea colors (or at least my best guess as to what they are): Handsome Hunter, Certainly Celery, Rose Red, Pink Pirouette. Such a pretty color combo!
The Flower Soft adds such a beautiful texture to the tree...love it! I am seriously lacking on patterned paper, so I rely on making my own a lot! I hate buying patterned paper without having a plan for it (gasp! - I know), but then I am always wishing I had more patterned paper...a horrible cycle! Anyway, I used the branches portion of the tree to create the Certainly Celery patterned paper (turned out pretty cool if I do say so myself) and I used the butterflies on the Rose Red cardstock. The butterflies circle element was cut with Nestabilities and I used the die to mask it so I could sponge the Certainly Celery color and draw the line in Handsome Hunter and still keep a white edge around it. The only thing I felt it was missing was a little sparkle on the butterflies, but alas I didn't have the right color of sparkle pen...something to add to my wishlist! The last thing was I didn't have any Rose Red ribbon, so I created my own by dying some White Taffeta ribbon...tada perfectly matches!
I thought I would take a moment to share with you our completed bathroom! This project got started 4 years ago when my husband starting taking out the counters in a bathroom in our finished basement....that is when I count this project started from...he likes to count just from when the bathroom was no longer usable, which has been like 2 years or so! Anyway, either way, the bathroom was completely gutted and now it is finally finished! We are pretty pleased with how it turned out. When I saw the Tree Decor Element from Stampin' Up!, I knew I wanted it in my bathroom. It turned out great...well it would be better if there wasn't some light switches there, but I have to work with what I got!
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The Engineering Details
Stamps - Branch Out, Beautiful You (Verve Stamps); Paper - Handsome Hunter, Certainly Celery, Rose Red, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White; Ink - Handsome Hunter, Certainly Celery, Rose Red; Accessories - white taffeta ribbon, Circle and Scallop Circle Nestabilities, Ice Circle Rhinestone Brads, Flower Soft - Sweet pea, Mat Pack, Paper Piercer, dimensionals