You Make a Difference!

Who wouldn't like to receive a card telling them
'You make a difference'. I think it would make anyone
feel happy.

I used the color challenge at CAS-ual Fridays and the theme 
at Shopping Our Stash to inspire me for this card. 

The star fish is from the Picture Perfect stamp set from Stampin' Up! I've 
had that set for months and have never inked it up. I was pulling the 
retired sets off my shelf when it caught my eye and decided to use it.
Not sure why I waited so long.

I used some Catherine Pooler inks to watercolor the background.
The strip of designer paper is from a retired Stampin' Up! pack. 
The sentiment is from a stamp and die combo designed by
 CAS-ual Fridays exclusively for Stamp of Approval

When I was organizing my craft room the other day, (it's a work in progress
but I'm getting there) I realized I have a lot of retired paper, embellishments 
and quite a few stamp sets that have never been inked.
So I decided that I need to use what I have before I purchase more things 
except for necessities of course :) for example I need more 
Catherine Pooler inks and ink is a necessity because you can't stamp
 without ink :) lol

Shopping Our Stash - Happy Mail

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from Stampin' Up! unless noted
cardstock: basic gray, basic black, whisper white thick, watercolor
dsp: (retired)
stamp set: Perfect Picture (retired), All About You (CAS-ual Fridays for SOA)
ink: calypso coral, versamark, aquatini (CP Designs)
big shot: 2 You's (CAS-ual Fridays for SOA), stitched stackable rectangles (lawn fawn)
white embossing powder
basic pearls
craft foam (Michaels)


Michelle W said…
Great card Susan, I love your design! Thanks for playing along again at CAS-ual Fridays.
Susan Powell said…
Thank you Michelle :)
Mimi said…
Oh, I love everything about this, and definitely appreciate the fact that you included SOS when combining challenges-- love your take on the color challenge, also! You're right: there's a card that everyone could use in their mailbox😊 Thanks for the inspiration.
Irit Shalom said…
What a perfect take of our CAS-ual Fridays color challenge! Good luck!
Susan Powell said…
Thank you Mimi :)
Susan Powell said…
Thank you Irit :)
Donna said…
Fab card Susan! Love that starfish!

Thanks for taking on the "Happy Mail" challenge with the SHOPPING OUR STASH crew this week!
Susan Powell said…
Thanks Donna, it was a fun challenge! :)