Saturday, June 30, 2012

Retro 17

Good morning, Friends! I hope your weekend is off to a fabulous start! I will ask you all to keep Colorado in your thoughts and prayers as we seem to be experiencing one of the worst fire seasons ever. Most of the fires were on the Eastern side of the state and now we have one on our side and just a few miles away! The smoke from it filled our house yesterday making it very hard to breathe. While the valley is still smokey today, I don't smell it as much. We need rain!!!

Today's card was inspired by the sketch at Retro Sketches. I had this set sitting out and decided to use it for this sketch. This is the Ronald McDonald set called Moving forward. It is such a cute set!! A portion of all sales will go toward the Ronald McDonald charities. So a cute set AND a great cause!! Anyway, I started out with a card base of Real Red and then added a layer of Whisper White. Then I added a strip of the Polka Dot Parade designer paper rounding one corner with my 1" circle punch. For my focal point, I took a piece of Whisper White and stamped the bike in Real Red and added the flowers which are colored with Daffodil Delight and Gumball Green (hard to see it). I also added a flower that was punched with the itty bitty shapes punch pack from Daffodil Delight and a mini brad. I rounded opposite corners with the 1" circle punch. Then I punched a strip of Real Red with the dotted ribbon scallop punch and adhered it to the back before popping up the panel onto the card. Pretty simple!! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Moving Forward; Paper- Real Red, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Polka Dot Parade designer paper; Ink- Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Gumball Green; Accessories- 1" circle punch, dotted ribbon scallop punch, itty bitty shapes punch pack, mini brad, dimensionals


  1. Hi Deb,

    I follow your blog and read every post, but I don't comment very often. So sorry you now have a fire near you. I'm not far from the horrific fire near Colorado Springs. We've also had smoke in the house, but not quite as bad as yours sounded. We've been very fortunate now for the past few days that the wind has blown the smoke away from us. I've only lived in Colorado since 2006 and I'm used to hearing of the fire danger warnings, but this season is so scary! We definitely need rain and a lot of it!