Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Slowwwww to load...

Hi Stampers!
I've been having a bit of trouble loading my photo over the last 24 hours, which is funny when you see what I'm trying to upload!
Isn't he cute?  I found a color challenge on another blog, Paper Pal Arts, (PPA130) so when I was sitting in my stamp room I thought of it and decided to try it out.  The color challenge was Always Artichoke, Lucky Limeade, and your choice of a third color.  Living in the redwood forest, as I do, my life outside my windows IS Always Artichoke (redwood "leaves"), Lucky Limeade (ferns), with some red and brown (bark).  I chose Cherry Cobbler and Soft Suede just from looking out the window.  If I'd of had a banana slug stamp I really would have been set, but barring that, I remembered this cute snail in the Button Buddies stamp set and went to work.  The swirl of the Texturz plate makes me think of the movement of snails, and I used Dazzling Diamonds glitter to mark my snail's trail!  Other details you may not notice- for the background, to make it look like wood, I drug the Soft Suede stamp pad across the Artichoke card stock.  The other detail is distressing the edges of the "belly band".  I used the distressing tool in the Cutter kit.  You could use your fingernail but I don't sell that! LOL! Now, who should I send this to?
Button Buddies stamp set w #122735 
It's your day stamp set w #123682 (you may never find this stamp set because it's tucked away on page 192 of the catalog with the Simply Sent kits! Check it out!).
Always Artichoke card stock #105119
Lucky Limeade card stock #122926
Cherry Cobbler card stock 119685
Soft Suede card stock #115318
Whisper white card stock #100730
Soft Suede stamp pad #115657
Stazon Black ink pad #104406
Metallic brads #119741
Round Tab punch #19864
3/4 inch Circle Punch #119873
Handheld 1/16" circle punch #101227
Everyday Enchantment Ribbon (FREE with $50 purchase, Sale-a-bration catalog)
Dazzling Diamonds Glitter #102023
Two way glue pen #100425
Sizzix Texturz Plate Backgrounds 1 #114512
Cutter Kit #106958


  1. How cute is this! I love the snail trail. And how ironic that it was so slow to load! Thanks for playing at Pals Paper Arts!

    1. Ann,
      Thanks for your comment! You are my first that is unrelated to me! You made my day!