Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Mama Elephant | Sketch Challenge #3

When Mama Elephant debuted Type It a few months ago, I had to have it. My in-laws purchased a fantastic old type writer for me a few years ago, and I use it a lot on scrapbook layouts & Project Life... and the typewriter in Type It looks very similar to my typewriter.Which is my long-winded way of saying: I love this set and I wanted to use it for this challenge. :)

I took a very literal approach to this challenge, but the "i", "heart", and "u" images matched the sketch perfectly. I used Papertrey Ink's Aqua Mist patterns pack for the striped paper, and stamped Mama Elephant's Modern Backgrounds chevron with VersaMark on Wplus9's Sweet Gelato cardstock.

(Supplies - Stamps: (Mama Elephant) Type It, Modern Borders. Ink: (Memento) Tuxedo Black. (Papertrey Ink) Hawaiian Shores. (Stampin' Up!) Melon Mambo. Cardstock: (Wplus9) Sweet Gelato. (Papertrey Ink) Stampers Select White. Other: Circle Punch.)

I have been using a lot of pink lately... I think it's time to put it away and pull out some of my neglected colors! And I just found out that Stampin' Up! is retiring 10 colors and replacing them with old In-Colors. I am super excited to see those great colors come back! But I will miss More Mustard and Bashful Blue... both are colors I use a lot.

And I posted this conversation on Facebook, but I wanted to post it here as well (for my family). Jack and I have been home together for almost 4 years and I am going to miss him terribly when he goes to VPK full time in August:

Jack: Mom, do you bemember (remember) when we went to the zoo? 
Me: Yes, I remember.
Jack: Do you bemember the most awesome place I have ever seen?
Me: The zoo was really awesome?
Jack: Yup. And the sand pit at the zoo. With Ruby. And Jade. And Evan. It was awesome.  

(Can he stay 3 forever? I love our conversations.)


Have a great week!


Kryssi said...

Wow, love this sooo super pretty Erin!! Thanks for playing along in the Mama Elephant challenge! :)

madebymamaleh said...

Love your card! It's a great combo. I particularly like the 3 buttons!