I have to admit that when I first saw this color combo, I wasn't quite sure what I'd do. That OLD OLIVE was throwing me for a loop!!! Guess that's what the challenge is all about, right? To force yourself to step outside of your usual...outside of the box!
So, as Claude instructed I dug around in my scraps of pp's from the July kit @ Scrapbook Circle. Then I dug even deeper into my stash & decided it was just about time that I actually use the HUGE foam alpha's that were part of the Creating Keepsakes KOTM "Mix It Up".
You wouldn't believe where I started on this card...I have long been wanting to try a die cut shaped card, so I used my largest Nestabilites scallop circle and cut a white card, leaving a bit at the top to hinge. Then I cut the olive green scallop you see on the card above. Then I just looked at it for what seemed like....FOREVER....hmmm....now what??? I just couldn't come up with ANYTHING!!! So I set aside the really cute die cut card for a future project :0)
Supplies: Sassafras Vintage Yummy-Pleasantly Puzzled & Darling Dear & Kraft cardstock(from the July kit @ Scrapbook Circle!!!), PP-Creative Memories, Foam alpha-Creating Keepsakes KOTM "Mix It Up", Alpha stickers-K & Company, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder, Nestabilities scallop circle, machine stitching, Stampin' Up ink-Tempting Turquoise (this was the closest I had to Bermuda Bay!) and I used it to ink the white foam alpha.
Now for the photo from Iraq! My nephew, Jay, is currently deployed in Iraq. He proudly serves in the Navy for this wonderful country of ours! I may have lost count, but I believe this is his 4th tour of duty...he ocassionally emails my sis-in-law and most recently he included a photo! He says he is home sick & ready to get home. It's looking like November.
Looks like a big sandbox, huh? A really HOT one! I know that he would appreciate prayers & happy thoughts sent his way!
Well, that's it for tonight! I have a book that is calling my name...
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