Sunday, July 29, 2012

Summer Fun

With the hot summer we've had, I was inspired to make these two cards that have a keep cool, celebrate summer theme. For the first card I used Sprinkler Girl from the Pure Innocence collection by My Favorite Things along with their grass die cut. Both the bathing suit and the large strip of design paper are from Basic Grey's Konnichiwa collection.

For this second card, I pulled out my coordinating Island Oasis design paper and Tropical Party stamp set by SU. I absolutely adore this coconut drink stamp; it's so fun!! I stamped it in chocolate chip ink, colored in the straw and umbrella with watercolor pencils, and then layered it on a piece of So Saffron. The Happiness sentiment is from the Warm Words set; and that is exactly what comes to mind when thinking of a tropical drink and summer fun.
So enjoy the rest of your summer!!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012


I have two cards to share today. The first one was created using paper from Basic Grey's Plumeria line which I just can't get enough of!! Because I wanted to keep the patterned paper as the main focus, I kept the rest clean and simple. My card base is smaller than normal at 4 1/4" tall by 5" wide and the color is River Rock. The Friendship symbol is from the old SU set called Symbols of Silicitude which I punched out using the Curly Label punch and adhered using dimensionals to make it stand out a bit.

I created this card using my new Blue Skies set by Verve which I just love. The whimsical butterflies are so beautiful. I colored them in using markers in Pool Party and Island Indigo; I'm still experimenting/getting used to shading with the markers. The idea and layout for this card came from a gorgeous card made by Jen del Muro of Verve; check it out.
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Kites in the Sky

Here's another card I created with the Up, Up, and Away set by Papertrey Ink. I love the fun pattern stamps in this set, so I used all three in different colors to dress up my kites. My colors are Mambo Melon, Rich Razzleberry, and Tempting Turquoise on Bashful Blue cardstock. For the clouds, I chose Versamark ink so that they would look softer and further away. I love how quickly this card went together and the fact that it is a one layer card without looking to simple. Definitely going to get a lot of use out of this stamp set! :o)

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Summer sky

Happy July! For this summery birthday card, I used the hot air balloons from the Up, Up, and Away set by PaperTrey Ink and then colored them in using markers.  I die cut the clouds out of tissue paper to give them a more transparent, realistic look. My sky and hills are patterned paper by DCWS and the sentiment is by PaperTrey Ink as well.
Have a happy 4th!!