Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Chill Out....

So, when I first saw the new Chill Out stamp from My Favorite Things, I couldn't help but think of my Grandpa Hedge. He has been gone for years, but I still remember spending the summer at his orchard working a fruit stand by the road. The pay was little if anything, but it was fun to be away from home and people watch all day. I didn't have to do any real work, just sell the fruit, but it was still a ton of fun, until that fateful day.....My grandpa and I were arguing about something, to this day I can't even remember what it was, but I told him to chill out. That ended my summer of fun...he promptly called my mom and told her to come and get me!LOL!! Totally wasn't funny at the time, but to think that those two little words could get even your grandpa to give you the boot is funny now!! Anyway...after I finally got my new laptop hooked up to the internet(see last post for the LONG story), I checked out Emily's SCS color challenge for today....YIKES!! Today was the first time that we have got to use the new in colors and she picked Riding Hood Red, Green Galore and Going Gray.....WHOA!! So, I was going to do my normal cop out when the colors scare me...lots of white space and the least amount of the offending colors as possible. Then I started to color my new image....and I like it...hmmm. SO then I started to look for some DP, and I came across this LONG retired SUPER bright GG paper...hmmm. SO I put it all together, and you know what...I kinda like it. Now it is bright, but I still think it is pretty. I did make this card 41/4 sq. but , hey, I tried!! The image was colored with my SU markers, blender pen, and the Riding Hood Red ink pad. I added some silver brads, piercing, ribbon, spiral clips...yep you guessed it, all my normal stuff and added a panel that had been run through the Cuttlebug with the swiss dots folder. I am actually REALLY happy with this card. It is bright and cheerful...kinda reminds me of strawberries too. Okay, lots of blurfing to do to make up for yesterday!! Thanks for stopping by again and have a great day!!

11 comments:

  1. This is cute, cute, cute. Joan

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  2. Funny story! This card is super adorable!!! I love the bright colors and fun image! :D

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  3. Oooh I'm loving this color combo!!! Gorgeous layout too, tfs! xoxo

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  4. I love your story about your Grandpa!!! That is a great memory!!! And this card is so cuuuuuuuute!!! Perfect for a summertime memory!!!!

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  5. I love how colored this stamp!! Great card, Jessie!!

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  6. oh dear, that story is funny! I love your card - you made me lol when I read about the colors making you want to cop out!

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  7. What a cute story - Jessie!!!
    Your card did turn out gorgeous - I love everything about it!!!

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  8. this is gorgeous!! love the colors!!

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  9. PS I still have some of this paper...it has never looked so good as here LOL!!

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