*Phews* It has been a crazy week, this being the first one back from break. I feel like I have been running around constantly! Needless to say, tonight is the first opportunity I have had to stamp. I was excited though, because I got to play with some of my new SU! goodies that arrived yesterday. I made this card for the Sketch Challenge this week over at Splitcoaststampers. We were to use an off-center oval for our main image. As I am still waiting for my oval Nestabilities to arrive, I had to use my the only oval I own - a Marvy mega scalloped punch, which kind of limited my size options. I decided to use my new Bloomin' Beautiful stamp set from the SU! Occasions Mini Collection, along with my brand new Sanded background. I was inspired by the colors they used with this set in the catalog so I chose Kraft, White, and Bashful Blue as my main palette. I also added some chocolate and kraft taffeta ribbons, light blue gingham ribbon, and a handmade hatpin to my creation. Finished size is a 4.25" square, in order to make the proportions fit my small-ish main image panel. I kept things pretty simple otherwise, but I like it and I *know* I will really enjoy creating with this beautiful stamp set! I am hoping to stamp some more this weekend, so be sure to check back soon . . .