Fancy Friday Blog Hop - Color Challenge

Hello Friends! I'm so excited to be joining the Fancy Friday Blog Hop again! But first, as promised, the story of why I have been absent from blogging......

I'm not even sure where to start.....For those of you who are new to my blog....WELCOME, and, feel free to scroll down to the project :)

For those of you who know me, followed me years ago back when I was a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and Artisan Design Team Member, and felt I suddenly dropped off the blogging planet, here's the reality: I DID drop off the blogging planet! HAHAHAHA! Actually, almost two years ago my family and I were faced with a life changing decision......I was offered my dream job of becoming a Concept Artist for Stampin' Up!

It was a very difficult decision for my family and I, but after a lot of thought, discussion, and contemplating the pros and cons, we decided to make the move down South to the Riverton Utah area where the Stampin' Up! home office is located. My husband still has the hour long commute to work, he is just commuting on the Interstate now rather than the beautiful scenic canyon drive that he loved. We are adjusting to living in the city with lots of crowding, people, and a constantly changing neighborhood, rather than enjoying the wide open spaces, quiet countryside, and close-knit community that we grew to love in Cache Valley. Gage has had to not only adjust to a new school where he has had to learn new rules and make new friends, but he also had to adjust to attending daycare, rather than always having me at home when he was. I'll admit.....it's been a tough adjustment for ALL of us, and we have been homesick many times! Especially Nate and Gage, since they have had to sacrifice the most to make my dream possible. But through it all, we have had each other, and I am so grateful for their love and support through all of the tough times and MANY changes! I could not have made my dream a reality without the two of them. I am blessed with such an amazing, loving, and supportive family, I owe everything to my husband and son. Long story short, I have been super busy, and blogging and crafting was put on the back burner. But here I am, trying to get back into it!

I think that sums it up in a nutshell.....

And now, back to your regularly (or,er, not so regular) scheduled blog post!

Each month on the last Friday, we will bring to you new challenges of all kinds (color,sketch, stamp focus, etc)! This month we are going with a color challenge:
New 2017-2019 In-Color Combo Challenge!

The challenge is to create any project using one of the new 2017-2019 In-Colors with one of the color combos proposed by Stampin' Up! Take a look at these fun color combos:
I tell you what.....I LOVE the new Lemon-Lime Twist! It is my MOST FAVORITE Stampin' Up! color EVERRRRRR!!! Lemon-Lime Twist is like a neutral color for me, it goes well with almost every color....seriously.....it's the new black!!! ;) So of course I had to use a color combo that included Lemon-Lime! Take a look at these fun cards:

For this first card, I used the Awesomely Artistic stamp set:

All supplies used Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted
Awesomely Artistic and Hardwood stamp sets; Smoky Slate and Shimmery White Cardstock; Perfect Plum, Elegant Eggplant, Lemon-Lime Twist, and Smoky Slate Ink Pads; Perfect Plum Ink Refill; Perfect Plum Stampin' Write Marker; Clear Wink of Stella Glimmer Brush; 5/8" Burlap Ribbon, Delicate Doilies, and Perfect Pearls; Aqua Painter; Lots of Labels Framelits; Stampin' Spritzer; Dimensionals, Fast Fuse, and Glue Dots.

For the second card, I used the Detailed Dragonfly stamp set and Thinlits:

 All supplies used Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted
Detailed Dragonfly stamp set; Perfect Plum, Whisper White, Vellum, and Shimmery White Cardstock; Lemon-Lime Twist, Smoky Slate, Perfect Plum, and VersaMark Ink Pads, Lemon-Lime Twist Stampin' Write Marker; Clear Wink of Stella Glimmer Brush; Aqua Painter; White Embossing Powder; Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits; Heat Tool; Delicate Doilies, Metal Rimmed Pearls, Linen Thread and Silver Glitter Washi Tape (retired).

That's all I got!

Let's continue the hop and see what color combo inspired Cindy!


  1. Becky, we are so glad to have you back hopping with us and sharing your amazing creations! XOXO

  2. I am BLOWN away you are even blogging. Fabulous card :)

  3. The color combo's are too small to read - is there somewhere I can go to print this? Cards are beautiful