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SO Ready for Derby Day! | DancesWithHooves Paper Design

A challenge related to the Kentucky Derby?

… I’m in! 🙂

This week’s Tickle a Teapotter Challenge at Splitcoast Stampers is Hats On for the Derby, and though Sandy’s challenge was more about the fun Derby hats the ladies sport at the famous race, she did say “If you prefer horses to hats, that’s good too. We can’t have a race without horses,” soooooo… of course I went with horses! (I honestly don’t think I’ve got any stamps or dies with hats, anyhow.)

Usually run the first Saturday in May, the iconic Run for the Roses, like most other things in the world, had to see some changes for this year. This year, the Kentucky Derby has been rescheduled for September 5th. This is also the first time the three races of the coveted Triple Crown will be held out of the order they’ve been in since 1931 – and then, the Preakness was actually run before the Derby.

Someday, I hope to attend the Kentucky Derby with my husband. Not during a pandemic, however. And certainly not without a good hat in mind in which to wear.

I won’t know until Sunday where the Teapotter card will go, but I do know I have a dear horse-loving friend with a birthday coming up next week and quickly thought of another friend with an equine interest with a birthday coming this fall, so I made a trio of cards to check off all three boxes.

Of course, there’s ample mint (think Mint Juleps!) and bright pops of red (think the crown of Red Roses!) to throw in ties to the Derby!

…and check off three Splitcoast challenges:

MMTPT631Hats On for the Derby, CC806A So Poppy Party, and Sketch Challenge SC816. All three are fun challenges that helped me throw these cards together after work, between running to town for our Walmart pickup and getting dinner on the table and cleaned up. 🙂 SCS to the rescue!

P.S. – want to celebrate the 146th Kentucky Derby from the safety of your own home this year? You might want to check out these delicious-sounding Derby At-Home Menu recipes and mix up one of these Derby cocktails (mint julep anyone? Never tried it, but now might be the chance!), but first you best get your order in for Derby supplies so you can be sure to have them in-hand by next weekend! (I might consider attempting the Paper Flower Fascinator myself!).

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today – you make my day when you do! 🙂



This card can also be found in my gallery on SplitCoast; “recipe” below includes keywords specific to SplitCoast Stampers challenges. 

Title:  MMTPT631 CC806 SC816 So Ready for Derby Day
SCS Keywords:    MMTPT631, CC806, SC816
Stamps:    Let it Ride, Elemental Greetings
Ink:      Apricot Appeal (for So Saffron), Poppy Parade, Coastal Cabana (for Pool Party), Gina K Amaglam ink
Paper:  Neenah Solar White 80#, Apricot Appeal (for So Saffron), Poppy Parade, Coastal Cabana (for Pool Party)
Paper Size:   A2
Technique:        Watercolor, heat embossing, DIY DSP
Accessories:    Watercolor pencils, watercolor brush, clear embossing powder, Lovely Labels Pick-A-Punch (SU), fun foam sheets, sparkle Nuvo drops

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