Monday, August 27, 2018

Stampin' Up! Tropical Escape

Peeps...aren't you amazed I'm not using the Timeless Tidings project kit today? I am! I can use something different because my son-in-love had a paper cutter I could borrow.  I decided to enter Jaydee's sketch challenge #407 at The Paper Players

I used the 6" x 6" package of Tropical Chic DSP I brought with me! I had to sponge with a tissue as I didn't bring sponges with me. Necessity is the mother of invention! Here you go...

and here is what he and our daughter treated us to for dinner last night. 

Meat Lovers 
Garlic, Spinach & Chicken

It was delicious, but can you say "indigestion"? AND the fire alarm went off in our hotel room...but not from my heartburn! It was a false alarm and Perry could hear the Chief's car arriving. He was Chief of our fire company in Castleton, NY for 10 years and he's been a volunteer fireman for 55 years. Our son joined the fire company when he was 16 and had to quit when he left for Huntsville, AL at 19. They both miss it. I. DO. NOT. Kudos to the men and women who lay their life on the line for others.

Tonight will be dinner at Johnny's, which is a well-known and loved Italian restaurant in Schenectady. I can't believe this is our last week here. This week we get to see Perry's sister again, my brother and sister, and some friends from our old hometown. It will be fun!

I'm already working on a card for tomorrow so thanks for stopping by and I hope you'll be back tomorrow.

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps October 2016 Paper Pumpkin Kit
Card stock & Papers     Lots of Happy kit card base and shape for sentiment; Tropical Escape DSP
 Ink Hampton Art brown ink spot and green inkspot
Accessories Festive Farmhouse Cotton Twine (available 9/5/18)
Tools     borrowed paper cutter; Tombow glue, Kleenex!


  1. Lovely card and how wonderful you are spending time with friends and family....and eating all that good food! My mouth is watering, just looking at it!

    1. Thanks, LeAnne. I have been over my caloried count every day but it has been so worth it!

  2. Sponging with tissues gives a different effect, which is striking in its own right - you may have discovered a new technique, Karen! Thanks for joining us again at The Paper Players.

    1. Thanks, Jan. You put words to my thoughts about the tissue!

  3. Yummy looking pizza for sure!! Bummer on the fire alarm, hopefully you got some sleep last night!

    1. We sleep so much bedder (see what I did there) at every place we have stayed than we do at home.

  4. Pretty card, Karen! I'm most impressed with your tissue-sponging. So clever and a great effect, especially with the gold trim. Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Paper Players!

    1. Thank you so much, Sandy. It was my pleasure to play.


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