Thursday, June 17, 2010

Summer Card Challenge #14

I saw this card design in a magazine last year and it reminded me of summers at the beach. I remember trying to get the umbrella up while the wind seemed to have another plan for it. When I positioned it so my little one could sleep or make a castle without getting a sunburn, the umbrella would blow down the beach. Those were mostly good memories though.

I used Stampin'Up cardstock: Whisper White, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, and Chocolate Chipand SU Hawaiian Papaya designer paper for the umbrella. I made the umbrella with 4 squares folded in triangles.
The dunes were made by tearing course sandpaper. ("borrowed" from my husband's collection)
I tore a small cloud shape from white cardstock and laid it on my white card stock and then brushed pale blue pastels off the cloud shape. (discard the cloud shaped template) I used a darker blue pastel to color the ocean background. Used black fine point pen for see gulls.
The tag is a Stampin'Up Modern Label punch. I added bronze brads to hold the tag on.

I plan to use this card to send some photos to a friend that I took of her and her family at Figure Eight Island a few summers ago. We were both much thinner then! ARGH!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Week #12 Shabby Tea Room Heart Theme

There are so many ways to use a heart theme. I use them a lot in my Thank You notes and correspondence with my "army guy" son. Oh, and also with my husband and darling daughter!

To make this card I used:

K &Company Classic Designer Papers

Stampin' Up Cardstock

Stampin' Up Champagne Shimmer paint

Stampin' Up Dots Embossing Folder

Stampin' Up Flower Die Cut

Stampin' Up Brad maker

Recollections Heart Bling

Making Memories Jumbo Blossom

Corsage Pin from Modern Romance
Lace from JoAnn's Fabrics