Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Summer Pool Party

I can't believe that we are half way through August already and summer is coming to a close. I love to stamp with the seasons... usually, but I am anxious for Fall and have made a few fall cards.

This past weekend I took a few extra days off work thinking I was going to do some serious stamping... ha. Thursday night I started my pool party card and I did not finish it till last night. I did, however, pull out my sewing machine this weekend (I took sewing lessons for about 3 years when I was younger) and made some fleece pj bottoms for Roni and some Halloween ones for me. I have to admit that my sewing skills are a bit rusty and I forgot that patterns run big... but the pants are made and thank goodness for draw strings. Maybe I can con Roni into modeling her pants and I will post a picture.

Well, here's my pool party card...

Up Close... sorry, it's a little blurry.

I used the new in colors from the 11/12 catalog... the base of the card is Pool Party, then I placed a layer of Island Indigo and the sun is made using the 1 3/4 scallop circle. I stamped the "kids" which are from the summer mini set Sunny Fun using stazon ink on Whisper white and colored them using the incolors. I mounted the "kids" on a piece of Calypso Coral and then made the waves with the scallop edge border. I LOVE how this card turned out. I remember seeing this stamp in the summer mini and being immediately drawn to it so, I bought it and up until this card have not used the set... now I can't wait to use the other 2 larger stamps in the set.

If you love my card and just have to have the set, please contact me before the end of the month as the Summer Mini ends on the 31st and the Holiday Mini begins.

Here's a sneak peak at some of the fun things I've already gotten from the Holiday Mini... can't wait to share :)

1 comment:

  1. Too cute!! I'm so happy you're stampin' again and forging ahead!! YOU GO GIRL!!