It's been more than two weeks since I put ink to paper, but tonight I got home from work and decided it was long past time to stamp! I had to get out many of my supplies that had been put away while I was out of town, then start filling some of the cool jars I got from Making Memories (the big ones are perfect for ribbon scraps or yardage that isn't on rolls.) Then Karen posted her weekly inspiration challenge on SCS and that was all the prompting I needed. This week the inspiration was a birthday plate. I used the colors and layout, and I guess the theme, to inspire this card. It is fun and bright and a great showcase for one of my favorite colors, cool Caribbean. I'm very sad about Caribbean's retirement, and I have stocked up on a reinker and a couple of extra packs of cardstock so I can keep using it for a long time to come. The stamp set is Riveting, a hostess set this year that is also retiring. I also used some of the Primas I bought on my vacation. I was thinking of including those in my blog candy giveaway, but when the matched the colors of the challenge, well, they're in my collection now! I guess I'll have to do a little more shopping for the giveaway. Hope you all have a great weekend with lots of stamping. I have a long list of cards I need to get to work on for graduation, birthdays, Father's Day, and some going away cards for coworkers who are leaving. I'll keep you posted on how many cards I get done.