I felt like stepping away from all the fall/Halloween/Christmas colors for a moment and working with pastels. The flower image is from a hostess stamp set in the 2011-12 Idea Book and Catalog called Array of Sunshine. I stamped it three different times and cut out three different layers to make the flower. It is adhered to a circle die from Circles #2, which is run through the Big Shot Machine using the Texture Plate from Backgrounds #1. The Blushing Bride scalloped strip is a scrap from a Fancy Favor Box that I created a while back. The sentiment from Friendly Phrases fit perfectly on one of the labels from the Lots of Tags Sizzlit Die Set. It’s a pretty simple card . . . and I hope you didn’t mind seeing something in pastel!

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Supplies to make this card:

Stamps: Array of Sunshine (hostess set), Friendly Phrases (WM 126149, CM 126151)
Paper: Pool Party (122924), Whisper White (100730), Blushing Bride (119796), 2010-11 In Color Patterns Paper (117158)
Ink: Pool Party (122938), Blushing Bride (119786)
Tools: Big Shot Machine (113439), Circle Die #2 (114526), Fancy Favor Box (115965), Lots of Tags Sizzlits (114508), Texturz Plate Backgrounds #1 (114512), Standard Texturz Impressions Pad (114614), Standard Texturz Silicone Rubber (114615), Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder (117335), Paper Piercing Tool to make a hole for the brad (116631)
Accessories: In Color Printed Brads (122940)
Adhesives: Multipurpose Liquid Adhesives (110755), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

On another note . . . our oldest daughter, Karel, received her acceptance letter from the University of Minnesota on Friday afternoon. It was an exciting moment. I wish I could have captured the expression on her face when she first got the letter!! It was priceless . . . but of course I wasn’t quite ready with the camera. I actually hesitated to post this picture on my blog as you get a nice look into one of the very messiest areas of our house . . . the mail/junk drop area and my husbands office! lol! But, it’s not about the messy house . . . it’s about my very happy daughter! Congratulations, Karel!! We are all sooooo proud of you!

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