Thursday, July 17, 2014

Summer Smoochin' Cutie

Hi! I am so happy you are here!  I had some time this week to create and will be sharing them through the next few weeks.

I can not believe that our summer break is almost over!  How did that happen?  We are going back to school shopping this weekend and that just makes me a little sad...  On the upside, I did get quite a bit accomplished this summer and hopefully will finish the last of my 'to do' list before school starts.  I know once August starts things will get all mixed up with routines and requirements, so I'm glad there's scheduled posting for Blogger-keeps my blog from feeling too neglected!

Since I'm wanting summer to last a bit longer, I thought today's card was a good one to share.  I used a free digi from Cuddlebug Cuties.  The print quality was not the best on this one and I'm not sure if it was my printer running low on black ink or the actual digi stamp, but it was free so I can't complain too much!  I used a lot of bright happy colors on the image and when I was finished I knew I would use Summer Smooches dsp since it is also full of cheerful colors.

One of my accomplishments this summer was cleaning off my crafting table. It's not actually clean or empty, but it is a lot more organized than it was before.  I even found some ribbon from a swap that I forgot I had! It's like shopping without the travel or money!  Of course, we won't be sharing with my DH that I found supplies I forgot I had... 

I added some crystal effects to the balloons and glitzed up her top with some purple stickles.  Other than that, this was a pretty basic card.  My shading skills leave a lot to be desired.  The hair turned out ok, but I really botched the jeans...not at all what I was going for!  But it won't get better if I don't keep at it!

Thanks so much for visiting! I hope you have a fantastic day and if it's summer where you are, enjoy it while it lasts (unless it's really hot and humid then you can totally wish for fall!).

Card Recipe: Paper-whisper white, Summer Smooches dsp (ret), Stamps-digi image, Remembering Your  Birthday(sentiment), Ink-skin tone blendabilities, memento tuxedo black, copics, Accessories-scallop dot ribbon (ret), purple stickles, crystal effects, banner punch


  1. So fun and cute and I love that DP you used for this one. Cute image too.
    Sorry to see summer go for you since I know you'll really be busy now, but I'm ready for a little cooler weather!

  2. Gosh that break seems to have gone quickly, or maybe it's just that here in the UK the schools only break up today so there are lots of very happy teachers looking forward to the six week break ahead. Fabulous card with a very happy feel love the paper you have teamed the image with and the ribbon compliments it all perfectly.

  3. Excuse me ma'am? Have you seen my summer? It's about 80, has a cocktail with an umbrella in it. Wears flip flops and was last seen at the lake? I just set it down a second ago and turned around and it's gone! If you haven't but happen to find changing leaves, 70's, big over sized sweaters and hot cocoa...please send Fall home. Thank you!
    Your card is terrific and I LOVE your coloring. Congrats on the location of your desk (again)... :)
    Hugs to you SIB

  4. I know just what you mean - where did summer go! It just flew by and we, unlike you, haven't done half of what we intended, lol. But your card is darling - so bright and vivid! Wonderful job on this one and woohoo for finding your ribbons! :)


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