My feet are freezing and I'm wearing a sweatshirt. YUK! Bye, bye summer, the weathermen reported snow in northern NJ, UGH! I'm so unwilling to say goodbye to summer. My winter clothes are away and I don't want to get them out. So the Color Throwdown #64 challenge is to use Baja Breeze, Sahara Sand and Black or Chocolate. The Crafty Creations Challenge #37 is a color challenge to use Blue. Oooooh, that sounds like summer to me and anything that takes my mind off the cold is a good thing. I wanted to do the Cat's Pajama challenge TCPTUES #80 so I dug out the sets I have and chose the stamps with a cruise theme. That challenge is a supply challenge to use buttons. I didn't know what I was going to do for the button part yet but I figured I'd get to that later. I decided to make a tall card because The CCEE challenge this week is to "shape up and stand tall". I picked the porthole images so that they'd fit the tall aspect of the card. After I stamped them I punched them out with the SU small square punch and punched out the scalloped squares with another SU punch. This taupe cs was in my scrap bag as was the dp, which has palm trees on it. Ah, palm trees, there are palm trees in warm climates, like Florida. I wish I was there now. When the stamped pieces were laid on the card they didn't fill the space and that's when I figured out where and how to put the button on the card. The side of the card needed something too, so I went through my border punches and thought that the EK Success "Dotted Wave" worked nicely. The tag was punched with a Martha Stewart punch and the sentiment is handwritten. I miss summer, I wish my feet were warm at least this card makes me think of summer.
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