Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Fab Friday and Rockwell's Colors: Hang In There

On Sunday, I did the nectarine card for Jackie's challenge at Rockwell Designs to use the 2013 Pantone Spring Fashion Colors.  I got there to load it up and she had moved on to Lemon Zest.  But that is OK, because each of the colors goes until September 22 - you can go back and play with any of the colors.

I also had my eye on the sketch at Fab Friday and I thought it would work well with a Lemon Zest sun.  Plus, I hadn't cleaned my desk from yesterday's use of the charming critters from Mama Elephant's Up and Away and they just were not ready to be put away!!

Hang in There



I'm just happy I got to craft for a couple of days in a row.  My summer break from college courses was only two weeks so I have been back to a full-time schedule.  It's not so much that I don't have the time to craft, after all, many of you do it with full-time jobs and young children.  I just don't always have the brain power to craft.  I haven't had to read textbooks, do problems, study and write papers for a very, very long time.  I'm hoping my brain wakes up soon as the plan is to go back into the work world next summer after I graduate and I'm going to need the gears to be moving a little faster at that point.  I'm not consistently making it around to everybody's blogs to comment but please know that I am loving seeing what you do.  Even when I don't have the brain power to create a card, I can alwayts relax by looking at all of your beautiful creations!
  • Stamps: Mama Elephant Up and Away
  • Paper: Stampin' Up Summer Sun, Echo Park Dots and Stripes Candy Shoppe 6x6
  • Ink: Memento black and Copics
  • Accessories: Spellbinders dies, Avery Elle Lemonade sequins, dot of Liquid Pearls on his tail

22 comments:

Elena said...

What a sweet, sweet card! Love it!
Thank you so much for visiting my blog!:)

Sherry Eckblad said...

Adorable card Kim and I love the sketch you used. I might have to play along.

snappy scrappy said...

Too darn cute!!!

Jackie said...

Such CUTE interpretation of the sketch and the color! This is sooo SWEET Kim! You're rocking the color challenges my friend!!! :)

Stacey Schafer said...

Precious!

Bonnie said...

Such a wonderful cheer you up card! These are really cute stamps!

Amy O said...

Adorable! That stamp is so cute, and I love the bright yellow color. I also love the placement of your sentiment and the sequin accents. Thanks for joining us at Fab Friday!

Carol L said...

I absolutely LOVE this darling image and how you have it floating down from the top of the card! Adorable!!

MichelleZ said...

This lil guy is adorable! I really like your placement. Especially the sequins. So fun!

Lisa said...

I am happy this set was hanging out on your desk! This is WAY beyond cute Kim, love this to pieces!!

jessica said...

OMG Kim!! This card is just too cute!! LOVE the colors and GREAT card design!!! Such a cute stamp!!!

Darnell J Knauss said...

You have flipped my flipper with this card, Kims! I think it's my new favorite of yours!!

I send you best wishes with your next courses and your long-range plans. I've no doubt at all that you have more than enough brains to carry out your plans and do well!!

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

I know what you mean about the brain power! After NOT crafting for about 3 1/2 weeks ... I sat down this week ... and had absolutely NO MOJO! I struggled! But ... at least your attempt is perfect!!! Sunshiny fun! Hugs xxx

Aileen said...

Kim this is so cute. Your interpretation of the sketch works so well. Super sentiment too. Appropriate for you just now with all your studies! x

Marjolein said...

Oh, I love all these cute little animals falling out of the sky! :-)
Great sketch too!
Love the sunny summer feeling this card gives me! Made me happy!
The one with the balloons was also FAB!
Bye,

Marjolein

Ps. I wish the Netherlands had something like a fountain whenever we score points during sports matches! :-) Looks grand!!!

Anni said...

So, so cute!
Anni

Marla Reed said...

What an adorable image and such a perfect use of the sketch! I love the bright, sunny colors. Thanks for joining us at Fab Friday!

Lindsey said...

What an awesome take on this sketch! And I'm not sure if I'm happy or sad about the fact that you've officially added another stamp set to my wish list. Every card you've made with this set is so stinkin' cute!

Barb said...

My gosh Kim, this is flawless! What a fabulous take on the sketch...and use of monotone color. Just perfect

cm said...

Kim - such a fabulous card! Wonderful take on the sketch, and the ME stamps are adorable! I've yet to add ME to my collection...and you're certainly providing inspiration to do so! Need that lottery win! I'm sooo impressed with your education/work goals...more inspiration!!
c

Amanda Mertz said...

What a fun, cheerful summer card! The sequins are a great touch and you totally nailed the sketch! Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!

Pam Steckman said...

This card makes me want to get some Summer Sun again! I love that color! The image and all of the elements work great together! Thanks so much for playing with us at Fab Friday!