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My crafting resolutions:
1. To create more than 50% of my projects with either recycled materials or scrap left over materials to cut waste and excessive earth fillers. Currently at about 45%)
2. Teach paper craft classes.
3. Create Dies for Spellbinders(done)
4. Learn everyday what it takes to be patient, understanding, tolerant and giving.
made it to CHA, and work for embellishment company I love, demo classes all in 2012-13

Friday, June 24, 2011

Summer Whimsy

Have any of you ever had a four or five day gap between creating cards?  I was frustrated earlier this week trying to jump start some designs for the 4 or 5 cards  needed to get ahead of the ball and I simply had no motivation!  I though at first I had lost my mojo and was having creator's block!  So I went online to some challenges and I ran across a super cute card with an oval image surrounded by some special lace and loved it!  I hunted through the paper stacks and the drawers of embelli's and found that I too had the makings of an adorable but simple card.

Thought that was the end of the story huh?

Wrong . . . I sewed the dp's to the bazzill stock, picked out and colored the really cute Wags 'n Whiskers summertime image to match the dp and stared at it for another 20 minutes or so!

I literally ate an orange and POP!!  it came to me that this card needed a 3D beach parasol, some sea life dangles with some super silky waves!  

By the time I was done twisting the wired ribbon into waves for the bottom left and adhering it, my mind ran into a circle image with a slit in it, then an accordian fold all the way around the circle . . . some really pretty web paper from my stash and the pole portion of a Jolee's fishing sticker pack for the pole!  And don't forget the paper pierced swim suit too with altered flower from stash!  The rest is history!


There are a lot of pics for this one as there is really a lot going on.  I literally had the best time making this card once I got that orange and I just couldn't stop adding! hehe !! I think if I put it in the craft sale this Sunday, someone is going to be a very lucky shopper!

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Anyway, As this is for the new "Summertime" challenge at the Wags 'n Whiskers challenge blog, our freebee this week is from Angelique.  I would love to see all of you join us with whatever you think represents summertime what's done, seen, smelt . . . you get the idea!



INGREDIENTS:
Bo Bunny DP "Barefoot & Bliss collection"
Wags 'n Whiskers image "Water Babe" from the Let's Play collection
Bazzill stock paper "Two Scoops Pumpkin Pie"
Sentiment by Raindrop Echo Designs with Whimsy "Summertime collection"
Nestabilities Die "Classic Ovals Large"


MEDIUMS:
Copic Markers: E00,E02,R20
B41,B32, Y35,YG05,Y38, YG07, YR68
Signo "White" ink
Ranger Distress Ink "Walnut Stain and Wild Honey"



EMBELLISHMENTS: 
Jolees "fishing" sticker (pole only)
Jolee's Tropical Fish stickers
Flora Craft Twinklet Diamond dust
Dress It Up ~ Sea Side Button
Cosmo Cricket Bling "Salt Air crystals
Royal Coat Dimensional magic "clear"
Blue Crystals, Ribbon, string pearls from stash
Homemade umbrella and symbolic waves!

Challenges entered into:


A Spoonful of Sugar ~ Ribbon and Bows
House of Gili ~ Ribbons and Bows
Crazy 4 Challenges ~ added string,twine,floss,rope
One Stop Craft Challenge ~ stickers (the glitter stickers)
Card Cupids Blog New Challenge Sunday ~ summertime
Totally Stampalicious ~ Something old, something new
Crafty Creations ~ Sparkly Let it shine

Fresh Brewed ~ photo inspirations (towels)
Anything Goes Challenge ~ Summertime
Bearly Mine ~ Summertime
Papertake Weekly ~ Sun
Ribbon Carousel Challenge ~ color it up
SOS ~ old tools (Oval NB never opened and paper piercing)
The Paper Variety ~ Summer
Southern Girls ~ Anything Goes

INSPIRATIONAL THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:


Where there is a Will . . . there's a Way.  Don't give up!



Thank you for visiting,

16 comments:

  1. gorgeous so bright and cheerful
    Hugs Kate xx

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  2. Hi Tammy Louise, thank you so much for entering the Teddy Bo & Co challenge but our rules state you MUST use a Teddy Bo & Co graphic.

    Your card is lovely but unfortunately not able to qualify..x

    Gayle
    Teddy Bo & Co x

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  3. Wow I must say... just loooove it:) Gorgeous:) Glad that you found your inspiration:) Bettina

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  4. Fabulous card, i like the sassy image which you have coloured beautifully, and your design.
    kevin xx

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  5. Simply amazing! All them details are crazy cool! WOW-WEE GIRL!
    :-)

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  6. So much detail! Isn't it funny how you can be stuck, then all of a sudden the creative flood gates open?! Love it when that happens!

    Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash this week!

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  7. wow! I LOVE all the details! thanks for sharing this with TPV!

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  8. Wow this is super i love it gorgeous detail and design. Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine for our challenge this time. luv gina xx

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  9. this card is great...so much dimension, love it...thanks for joining in at SOS this week..Deena

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  10. A really beautiful card with so many gorgeous embellies!! Thanks for playing along at southern Girls. Karenxx

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  11. Oh my; this is gorgeous, so creative and original looking!!! Thanks so much for joining us for the House of Gilli Challenge. :)

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  12. Ohh love this! And I love the inside too! So fun. Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

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  13. Wow - just gorgeous!! All the little details are fantastic and make it a really special card! Thanks for playing along with us at Shopping Our Stash. Hugs, Marie x

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  14. A beautiful card, thank you for joining us this time at Crafty Creations. Hugs Christine x

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  15. Very cute! Love all the details! Thanks for playing along with my challenge at the Ribbon Carousel Challenge blog!

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