Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Ohmmmm, ohmmmm...

See that title? That is me meditating. Today's card threw me into fits of calm and before I knew it, the "ohms" were coming out of my mouth. LOL! That's a bit of an exaggeration but I couldn't help myself. I used a stamp from the MFT bubble bin last week... Annie LaPointe's bath tub series which are always fun for me. In My Mind's Eye, they come together nicely with delicate florals and soothing geometric prints. So check it out!

I LOVE the new Pretty Please collection from My Mind's Eye. They all look good together! I will be pulling these papers out again really soon. It was nice to pull out something new over the weekend and make a card. As I have mentioned, summertime is cutting into my scramping time. I love having my kids home but I really miss my alone time every day. I generally stamp for "work" to stock my Etsy shop just as much as I stamp for fun and when you are lucky enough to do something you love every day, it is pretty hard to "go without." Oh, woe is me! Hahaha!

So about the card...the sketch came from an SCS sketch on 5-20-09. I saw it used by Dawn Easton on her blog and I filed the idea away for a rainy day since I loved her interpretation of the sketch so much. I love how the arrangement showcases the coordinates so well. I figure I will market this as a friendly notecard or even as a "get well soon" sorta card. The bathtub image brings about that whole "spa day, pamper yourself" feeling so I bet it would work well for that.

Well, it is about that time...the grocery shopping, errands, clean up the kitchen, finish the laundry point of the day so I'm off for now. I will leave you with my supply list and a sincere wish for a lovely day. Thanks for stopping by!

Papers- MME Pretty Please Brown Floral; misc DCWV cardstock from my stash. Stamps- MFT Be Calm by Annie LaPointe. Inks- Graphite Brilliance. Embellishments- American Crafts ribbon; Kaiser Crafts 3cm pink daisy; MM springtime button brads. Pens- Copic (RV02, RV11, Y26, Y28, YG95, R35, BG75, B000).

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Havin A Blast!

It has been so nice this week to have a few minutes to myself while my children were at Vacation Bible School. I used my 3 hours every day to do something alone that is generally more difficult with kids around. As you can tell from my title, I have had a blast! This brings me to the card I have to show you today. I am coming in right under the wire with the Mojo Monday sketch from June 22nd. It was a cute one so I really wanted to play with it. Take a look!

This card also works for the challenge over at Our Creative Corner this week that asks us to create something with stars. Since the Fabulous 4th is almost here, I thought a little patriotism would be in order. I have been waiting to try the cute little ribbon technique I have seen everywhere so I used it here. I have always loved red, white, and blue on paper projects! The Doodlebug DP is a perfect pattern for a sketch like this that uses a half & half arrangement. I like how a stripe brings the eye down to the focal point of the card.

I will probably give one of these to each of my little firecrackers next week. I made a few extras to list in my shop too so if you need a card for your own little firecrackers ( and you don't make your own), check out my Etsy shop!

Have a great rest of the weekend. Stay cool!

Papers- Gina K Pure Luxury 80#; Doodlebug Stars & Stripes. Stamps- Stampendous Fire Crackers. Inks- Memento Tuxedo Black. Tools- CB Swiss Dots embossing folder; Nestie deckle rectangles (lg). Embellishments- Offray Metallic ribbon; Favorite Findings star buttons. Pens- Copic @29, B18; Sakura jelly roll silver, clear. Font- Designers 18pt.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Long Time, No See!

I took a few days off. My kids have VBS this week and I have used those precious hours to run errands and get a few things done. I got a little time yesterday to stamp though so I wanted to show you my efforts. The stamp I used has a little bit of a tale behind it. It almost ended up being a twin! My kids and I ran to Michael's to return a defective punch and while I was there, I took a quick run down the stamping aisle. I found a cute little stamp and even showed it to my daughter. I carried it around with plans to buy it but then put it back when I realized that I didn't have my coupon with me. I decided I would return with a coupon the next day, while they were at VBS. So, we were driving home and i started thinking that the stamp seemed familiar. When i got home, I came up to my room and looked in my "new" basket of goodies and there it was! I had bought the very same stamp weeks ago and forgot about it before I even inked it up! I know if I had used it, I would have been sure of owning it already but it was still uninked and waiting to be loved. So, I used it right then and made a few cards with the images. Take a look!

The next photo is the inside of the card.

I thought this kitty was just too darn cute and since I have a naughty kitty of my own, I was quite familiar with the guilty look. I know I have seen other stamps using the "Fluffles" cat by Stampendous but usually, they aren't my thing I guess because this is my first to own. It was really cute to color though!

The inside of the card just finishes the message begun on the front of the card. Ityped both sentiments on the computer and trimmed to fit my spaces. I love this technique! It is perfect for when you have a cute phrase to use but don't necessarlity own the stamp that says it. I also do this when the stamped message doesn't fit into my allotted space for whatever reason...font is too large, or I want it set up differently.

I'll add my supply list below. I forgot to mention that one of the newer Nestabilities die sets was used. I love all the new labels dies! This one is Labels Three. I love how this one looks so good with circles. They really make a nice focal point together. So, there ya go! I hope you like it. Have a wonderful day and try to stay cool. It is in the 90s here. My kids burned their feet on our trampoline yesterday. Yikes!

Papers- green CS by Remember When; brown CS by Bazzill; yellow CS from stash. Stamps- Stampendous Flower Fluffles. Inks- Memento Tuxedo Black. Tools- Nestie Labels 3 die; EK photo corner punch; Paper Studio 2 5/16 in circle punch; Marvy pink 2.5in circle punch; corner rounder; piercer. Embellishments- 1/4in coffee grosgrain ribbon; paper studio metallic button brads. Pens- Copic YG17, R59, E09, RV11, YR31, W1, W3, W5. Font- Poor Richard 18pt and 14pt.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

For the FUN of it!

Last night, I found myself just "itching" to make a card like I used to...no popular sketches, no challenges, no pressure to use a new and exciting technique, no "I need so & so in my Etsy shop soon...just make a card because some paper struck my eye and I knew I could use the card in my personal life. Well, I have had some of the new Doodlebug papers on my desk for a few weeks and they have looked so inviting! I haven't used them for one reason or another. Either they didn't work with the sketch I needed to use or I needed something with a different theme for my shop inventory or whatever. I just decided to make a card using them with no regard to anyone or anything besides the fun of creating for myself and using materials that I like just because they are cute. New or old, muted or bright...didn't matter last night. So, this is what I got...

I know I use cupcakes a LOT but isn't everyone thse days? They are everywhere and each one is cuter than the last. The colors are so delicious, it is no wonder we all love to eat them, stamp them, scrap them, and color them...A LOT! Right? Well, no mystery why I chose a cupcake paper for my "comfort card" I guess. I absolutely LOVE the trend of cupcakes. I have always loved cupcakes! I was paper piecing them on pages long before there was a plethora of cupcake images to choose from. I know the card is about as simple as it can be. When I finished, my first thought was BORING. As cardmakers, we have all done work that was a lot more innovative and exciting. I decided that this card had it's purpose and it stood up to the call with pride. When someone, my friend or family member who is having a birthday, opens this little ditty, they won't look at it and say, "What? No new papers? No new edge punch border? What the heck sketch is this? I wanted something more exciting!" They probably don't make cards themselves and hopefully, they will look at it and think that I set out to make them something a little more special than a $0.99 Shoebox Greeting from Walmart. Which I did. I'm hoping at that point simple will cease to matter. ;-)
Papers- Doodlebug Cuppycakes & Sundae Stripe; DCWV pink, blue, yellow. Stamps- SU Crazy for Cupcakes. Inks- Graphite Brilliance. Tools- Marvy 1 3/8in scalloped circle punch; EK buckle punch; EK 1 1/4in circle punch. Embellishments- MM pastel yellow dyed buttons. Pens- Tombow 703; Copic (Y21, Y13, B14, E31). Font- Johanne's Hand 20pt bold.
Edited to add: I am away from my home so the photo of today's card was not taken in my regular "bright spot" with great light and also, I was unable to edit my photo in my normal program so it is a little dim and blurry. I apologize!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

What would we do without a little Mojo?

I know I am not alone when I say that I look forward to the new Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge every week. Sometimes, I may struggle to do the sketch any justice but I always love the personal challenge. This week's sketch was one of those that gave me fits but I love to jump in and just work, work, work until I get something that I like enough to post. So here ya go...

About half way through my work on this card, I realized that it meets the requirements for this week's challenge at Our Creative Corner too. They are asking us to make cards that showcase our edge punches. Since my card uses the Fiskars apron lace edge punch, I will be posting my card over there too.

I love these papers but I have had the hardest time using them. They sat for several weeks before I could pick the right project and quite frankly, they didn't make my job any easier with this card either. You think you have coordinating card stock and then you trim a portion to use and the CS doesn't really match well. Anywho...my card is done and I think someone will be thrilled to get a thank you note in the mail for some kind deed done. I made a few so I will be listing all but one in my Etsy shop.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I am off for now but tune in tomorrow for a new card. Have a great day!

Papers- Basic Grey Porcelain Bellamy & Silver Birch; Bazzill Foxy and Pear. Stamps- Verve Floral Symphony; American Art Stamp Thank You. Inks- SU Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery, Blush Blossom; Versa Magic Pink Grapefruit; Tim Holtz Distress Old Paper & Frayed Burlap. Tools- Fiskars Apron Lace Edge punch; Coluzzle ovals. Embellishments- Michael's Textured Trios ribbon; 5mm round smoked topaz gemstones by The Beadery.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Coco-NUTS For You!

Hello! I am back from a short little break. You never know when life will get in the way. Having my kids home for the summer is keeping me busier than a one armed paper hanger! Where does a day go? Everyday, we get up, I feed them the first of 19 meals for the day, clean up the kitchen, tidy up the house, and PROMISE MYSELF that today is THE day I will get caught up around here and then poof! I blink and it is 5:30pm again...time to make dinner and tidy up the house again. I was supposed to have an afternoon to play in my scramp room. I was supposed to have put dinner in the crockpot before it got too late for it to finish cooking. I was supposed to have taken my kids to do something fun. Well, it just isn't happening that way lately! So I stay up half the night just for some peace and quiet and we start all over tomorrow. Enough whining though. I have card!

Today's card is a relatively simple one. I still have all sketches for the week on my desk, waiting for me patiently, but I haven't played with them yet. I stamped the monkey a while back and so it was very easy to pull a card together in a hurry. I think I will give one of these to each of my little monkey children. They will get a kick out of it and since they love to get my cards for themselves, it will be sure to bring a smile to their faces.

My materials for this card were very simple, as was my technique. I am ready to dig in and make a more complicated card. It seems that I have been doing simple, in a hurry cards for a while. I don't remember the last time I made a really complicated card design and worked on it for hours just for the pure joy of it. Stay tuned and maybe one will pop up this week. The sketch for Mojo Monday is a doozie and so are the June Verve "with a twist" sketches. Hmmm...:-)

Papers- Frances Meyer bulk (#1015 & #1014) print papers; misc brown CS from my stash. Stamps- Autumn Leaves Mindy's Zoo. Inks- Graphite Brilliance. Tools- EK ( 1 3/4 & 1 1/2in) circle punches. Embellishments- Martha Stewart glitter in rubellite; MM springtime button brads. Pens- Tombow 755; Copic (G82, G28, E31, E57, E79). Font- Andy 20pt.

Monday, June 15, 2009

A little something for Dad

Father's Day is almost here so I figured a card for all the dads out there was in order. I, like so many others, struggle with masculine cards. I find it very hard to find a balance between attractive and too "froo-froo." My very own hubby appreciates silly so a lot of the cards I make for him lean to the whimsical side but there is always a need for cards that guys in general will appreciate. Today's card is my attempt to make such a card.

My Watermill stamp from Clear Dollar Stamps came to mind for a nice masculine image so I used that one and paired it with a conservative plaid. I used a strip of leftover card stock instead of ribbon with my little buckle. The inside is blank for a handwritten greeting.

Since my Monday's are almost always crazy, I will leave you today. It is time for me to hurry scurry to get a few things done. I hope your week is off to a great start. Thanks for stopping by!

Papers- Gina K Pure Luxury; Deluxe Designs Max's Room Plaid Blue; Bazzill blue CS. Stamps- CDS Watermill. Inks- Memento Tuxedo Black. Tools- SU word window punch. Embellishments- MM nickel mini buckles. Pens- Copic (R27, R59, G21, G94, G99, E57, B000, B91, B93, B95, B97, W1, W3, N1, N3, N5) Font- Rockwell Condensed 18pt.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

And baby makes three...

The new digi images for June over at All That Scraps are just too darn cute. Today, I used little Ginger and she is in the family way. Hehe! I love the old fashioned term! She comes as part of a set of images that are all "new babyish." There is a pram and a pin and a bundled baby and so on. They are all precious and I can't wait to use them too. Here's my card...

I used the sketch from the OCC Sketch Challenge on 4-11-09 for my arrangement. There are a few changes but not enough that I would claim it as my own. I love this sketch for those times when you have a few coordinates to incorporate in the card. My papers are a little older and they are from Imaginisce. I love their stuff!

I am off in a hurry again today so I will leave you with my supply list and a wish for a lovely weekend. Enjoy!

Papers- Imaginisce Queen of the Crib & Oopsie Daisy; Bazzill Posie Pink; Gina K Pure Luxury White; misc taupe from my stash. Digi-image by All That Scraps. Tools- Coluzzle circle dies; Paper Studio 2 5/16in circle punch; Marvy 2in circle punch; Sizzlit button die; SU oval punch. Embellishments- Craft-T Products chalk; MM tan Stitches. Pens- Copic (YG13, G82, RV02, E00); SU- Close to Cocoa, Sahara Sand. Font- CAC One Seventy 20pt.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Best Wishes

I promised a new wedding card and today I deliver. The papers I used have been in my "new" pile for a while. As a matter of fact, they were on the bottom of the "new" pile which makes them less than new but somehow, that is supposed to differentiate them from the gen-pop stash. Right? :D

New or old, I love the coordinates together. To me, when I think wedding cards, I think neutral colors with maybe a pearlescent luster. Sometimes I try to break out and use different colors but that general scheme always appeals to me for some reason. If I was feeling self important, I would describe my card today as having the quintessential wedding color combo but I am not so I will just say "have a look-see!"...

For the center focal point, I used several circle punches and my petite scalloped circle Nestabilities...FINALLY! This is one of the first Nestie die sets I bought and had never even used one of them on a project. I cut a sample the day they arrived in my mailbox and that was that! Weird, huh? I like em! I really like the smaller scallop versus the classic Nestie circles. I will be pulling these out again. It goes without saying that Nestabilities are fantastic but now to have discovered a better scallop, I feel like I just heard a juicy secret. Hehehe!

Once again, there is no stamping on my card. I printed the sentiment in MS Word using the circular text template and the wedding cake is a Martha Stewart dimensional sticker. This card is most certainly simple but simple is nice now and then. I need more simple in my life. Doesn't everyone?

My supply list is below and I will be listing this card in my Etsy shop very soon before I miss wedding season entirely. So if you need a wedding card, stop by my shop! Have a lovely and "simple" day as you get ready for your weekend. Thanks for stopping by!

Papers- Paper Company Wedding Cake & Wedding Silver & Gold Stripe; Bazzill Bling Pearl; Colorbok Pearlescent taupe. Tools- Nestabilities Petite Scallop Circle dies. Embellishments- Martha Stewart Dimensional Cake Stickers. Font- Kayleigh with circular text block sized at 1 9/16inches.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Heartfelt Thanks

I guess I am in a thank you note mood lately. It seems that every card I make ends up being a thank you note. It may be time to pull out some trusty cupcakes and stamp a few birthday cards! As you can probably tell, today's card is a thank you note too. I went the square route again. I am loving large, square cards lately. They just look so substantial. The only thing I hate is that the envelopes for them are so expensive! So, take a look so I can tell you more about it.

For papers, I used SU's Delicate Dots series. I will be very sad when I finish these papers. They all look so good together, in any combination, and they are so versatile! They work well for a variety of card themes and look good with all sorts of stamp images. My card arrangement just sorta evolved in my head. I had a sketch out to copy but it just wasn't working so I played with it and ended up with a final result that looks nothing like the idea I was CASEing so I will take credit for this one.

I have found that I turn to sketches so much more since I have been blogging than I did when I was making cards just to make them. I think when the pressure is on to create within a certain time frame, my creativity takes a bit of a nose dive. The other reason is that since I have been blogging, I do a lot more blog surfing and see so many more ideas that are "copy worthy." You just would not believe all of my idea journals! I have one for actual photos of cards I like and one for card sketches and then another 2 for scrapbook page sketches and actual photos. I can't forget all my quote and title notebooks either. If I see a phrase that would work for a sentiment or a cute pun, I jot it down for future use. Sometimes, they are the only way to get those creative juices flowing.

So, enough about creativity or the lack there of :-)...I will leave you today with my supply list and a sincere wish for a lovely day. Stop back by this week for some birthday cards and maybe a wedding card too. I have some ideas running around in my head and I think I feel an all nighter coming on! Ciao!

Papers- Colormates Med Belgium Blue CS; SU Delicate Dots DSP; Colobok taupe CS; lt yellow by Bazzill (name ?). Stamps- Verve Heartfelt Thanks Plain Jane; Stampabilities Fresh Flowers; Sandylion clear borders. Inks- Memento Tuxedo Black; Colorbox Frost White. Tools- Fiskars apron lace edge punch; corner rounder; Coluzzle oval templates. Pens- SU Certainly Celery, So Saffron, Bashful Blue, Sahara Sand.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

A Challenge in a Hurry

Edited to Add: I have since changed today's card so please scroll down for the newer version. If you will read my post and the comments, you will see why I changed it. ;) Thanks!

Howdy folks! I am in a hurry today. We are off for a little fun but I wanted to show you a card first. I played along with the sketch challenge hosted by Our Creative Corner this week. It was a really cute sketch and I know I will use it again soon but I can't say I am thrilled with my card. I debated about whether to even show it but I decided you can learn from my mistakes. So, let me show it to you and then I will tell you what I am unhappy about.

So, what don't I like? Well, I learned that I don't like a tower of cupcakes, stamped and turned at an angle. It makes the whole card look crooked. I will definitely use the sketch again but it will be with another image. Other than that, I like the colors and I love the paper. I have used it several times in the past. So, learn form my mistake if you agree with my professional assessment. :-D

And with that, I'm off for my day with the kids and friends. See ya soon! Have a great day!

New version: I made a few changes since I was unhappy with the arrangement and my pal Emily made a great suggestion too which I implemented. So here ya go...Version 2.0!

Papers-DCWV Birthday Green; SU Old Olive CS. Stamps- Studio G cupcake tower. Inks- Memento Tuxedo Black. Embellishments- Favorite Findings buttons; MM nickel birthday charm tiles. Pens- Copic R35, R32, B12, N3, Y21, YR61; SU Certainly Celery.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Thoughtful Friends

Hello! Happy Tuesday! I have a cute new card for today so I will get right to it. I played with the Mojo Monday #90 sketch last night and really like my results. Here ya go...

The papers I used are from the My Mind's Eye Bloom & Grow collection. This is a group that I hated when it first came out and seeing it used made it grow on me. I am not a big fan of orange at all. It might just be my least favorite color of all time. I try to never use it on cards or even wear it. This card pleases me though. Maybe I will try to incorporate it in my work more often.

As for the rest of my card, there is no stamping or coloring on it. Can you believe it? For the sentiment, I picked a quote from my overstuffed idea journal and printed it on my computer. I used a textured cardstock to print on (which I rarely do) and I like the effect. I was worried the grain of the paper was too bumpy but it was just fine. The unique little button was a fab find at a local textile outlet. Some of my coolest button treasures came from that place! I think everything else speaks for itself. I will list my supplies below though.

Have a wonderful day! I hope your summer is shaping up to be fabulous. Ours is settling in ever so slightly. I am still catching up from vacation but I am totally hooked on sleeping late. Ahhhh...

Papers- DCWV Lake CS; MME Bloom & Grow Little Blossom and Spring in Bloom; orange from my stash?. Tools- SU scalloped circle punch; EK 1 1/2in circle punch. Embellishments- prima flowers; misc button. Font- Girls are Weird 24pt bold.

Monday, June 8, 2009

No Bones About It...

It's good to be home from vacation! We had a great time and my kids thoroughly enjoyed themselves ( as did their parents!) but Dorothy was right...there's no place like home. And for a scramper like me, being away from my stuff is just hard. No matter how busy I am, doing really fun things, I am always thinking about my next project...that picture of the kids is so cute, it's going to make a great page...oh look at those flowers, I'll have to remember that color combo for a card...and so on. I think that means I am hooked in the worst way, huh? Which brings me to today's card. I sat down at the first opportunity to stamp a little and worked on Jen Del Muro's SFYTT from this week. What a fun sketch! It worked really well with some new stamps of mine too. I finally broke down and ordered Pat the Dawg House from Our Craft Lounge. I already had Pat the Bad Dog but what dog is happy without a dog house? Not Pat! So, how about a card?

I don't have any apology cards in my Etsy shop so I thought one was in order. You never know when you might need to smooth a few feathers with a kind word. Pat the Dog can help you. I like cards that include a snetiment that is split between the front and inside of the card. This sketch is just darling despite its simplicity. I'll be happy to answer any questions though. Just let me know! I hope your week is off to a great start. Thanks for stopping by!

Papers- Neenah Solar White; Bazzill Pomegranate Splash; MM Watercolor Willow Cozy Plaid. Stamps- OCL Pat the Bad Dog and Pat the Dawg House. Inks- Memento Tuxedo Black. Tools- Provo Coluzzle Ovals; piercer; SU Mat Pack. Embellishments- Favorite Findings buttons; white embroidery floss by DMC. Pens- Copic R37, Y17, G21, G82, B91, B95, E00, E04, E31, E33, E35, W1, W3, C7, N3; Sakura White Jelly Roll pen.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Blow out the Candles!

It has been a while since I showed you a birthday card. Today's card is a simple one but still a cutie (if you ask me!) I used an old paper that I have had for a while. It is one of my fav color combos though...blue and green. My stamp is an old one too. It is from a retired SU set called Tags and More. That set is a keeper though. The images are timeless and oh so easy to color not to mention that the set has a little of everything for basic cardmaking. Enough chit chat though. Here is my card!

I don't use tearing very often on my cards since my projects usually end up looking like an accident but I used my tearing ruler here so I like it pretty well. Overall, it is a simple card. I like to keep a stash of basic b-day cards on hand so whatever doesn't sell on my Etsy site, I will stash away.

My supplies are below. Hope your week is fabu!

Papers- Scrapbook Wizard print papers; lime green CS by Paper Studio. Stamps- SU Tags & More; Hero Arts Sunny Birthday. Inks- Graphite Brilliance; SU Brilliant Blue. Tools- tearing ruler; paper piercer; EK 3/8in circle punch. Embellishments- ribbon, silver brads. Pens- Copic B21, B26, YG07; zig pure orange.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

You're A Star!

I am thrilled to show you a card using one of the newly released Our Craft Lounge sets called Bubbles. These have become one of my favorite brands of stamps. The images are fantastic to color and the clean lines produce crisp, perfect images every time. So without further ado...

I wanted the stamped image to be the main attraction here so I chose a simple arrangement. It isn't very often that I don't use DP of some kind but with these colors and the adorable turtle, I felt like plain old CS was enough. You will see this set again! There are tons of combinations with all the images and sentiments included.

Since I am still on vacation with my family, I am off quickly today. My supply list is below. Have a great week!

Papers- Gina K Pure luxury CS; blue & coral CS by DCWV; green CS by colorbok. Stamps- OCL Bubbles. Inks- Memento Tuxedo Black. Tools- EK dotted wave edge punch; EK ( 1 1/8, 1 1/4in) circle punches. Embellishments- ribbon from Michaels; MM polo button brads. Pens- Copic (R35, R32, E31, N1, N3, G21, G24, BG13) Bic Mark It ( blue skies, tranquil teal) Sakura clear jelly roll pen.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Beach Bum

Happy Monday morning! I am officially on vacation but I have a few things to show you this week. Today's card is a fun one. I played along with Taylor's Cupcake Challenge (TECC70) and it came together in a snap. I will be using this sketch again. It is simple but still adorable. Here is a picture and then I'll tell you about it. The 2nd photo is of the inside of the card.

My image is from All That Scraps. It is available as a stamp but I ordered the digi image set called Summertime Fun. A card I posted last week used the same set (Totally Tubular) and I have one more image to use still so stay tuned. I love being able to print the images in any size I want. The freedom with these images is just great! The inner sentiment on this card is printed. I got the idea for the word "swimtastic" from ATS but I made up the rest. Not that it is a literary work or anything! ;-)

I think I will stop here and leave you with my supply list since my card is a simple one. I will be listing it soon in my Etsy shop. If you have any questions, please ask and I will answer as soon as I can. I have sevral more projects to show you this week and I also need to show you the award that my blog pal Emily gave me a short while back. I feel terrible that I haven't written about it in detail yet! Part of the award is passing it along to others and linking to their blogs. Not only can I not pin down my favs to pass it to, but I also have been in such a hurry lately that I haven't had the time to do anything but make cards and write a little blip about them here and there. So if you are reading Emily, I am touched that you thought of me and my blog and I AM grateful for the award. I will follow up asap!

Papers- Doodlebug Baby Boy Bubbles; blue CS by Paper Studio. Stamps- Imaginisce beach bum. Digi Image- ATS SUmmertime Fun. Inks- Memento Tuxedo Black. Tools- EK photo corner. Embellishments- colorbok white metal dots. Pens- Copic Y15, YG25, B23, C3, C5, B01. Font- CAC One Seventy 16pt bold.