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Summer Love and a Video


Hi friends! It's starting to heat up here in Idaho, so today I've got some summer vibes coming your way!  I created two cards for the Not 2 Shabby June Inspiration hop, and you can watch me create them below or on my YouTube channel.  



As I mentioned above, this video is part of a hop and there's a giveaway to the Not 2 Shabby shop. Here's a link to the hop playlist which will play all the videos participating in the hop.

I love a vibrant, earthy combo set against a white backdrop for a beachy card. For both of these cards I used the adorable new June Stamp and Die of the Month from Not 2 Shabby. These summer images are just too fun and I had a blast coloring them up with Copics and then cutting with the coordinating dies.


For the first card I used tattered rose, candied apple, spiced marmalade, squeezed lemonade, and tea dye distress oxide inks on Distress Watercolor Paper for a sizzling hot, sandy backdrop. I added a few splatters with water, white bleed proof ink, and scorched timber distress oxide spray. Then I finished off with a little scorched timber distress ink around the edge of the panel for a vignette effect.  I clustered my pieces together to finish off the beachy scene.


For the second card I had the idea to have a bold block of color with these fun summer icons lined up in a row for my focal point. I ink blended with the squeezed lemonade and spiced marmalade distress oxide inks, then added some water splatters and lightly blended over them for a more subtle splashy effect. The sentiment is embossed on black cardstock and then cut with the coordinating dies.  

I hope you enjoyed these summer cards. Have a fabulous day! 

Call Me on My Shell


Hi friends! How's June treating you so far. We've got one basketball camp under our belts and two tennis camps coming up, so the boys and their chauffeur (me) are staying busy. Have you had a chance yet to check out the fabulous new June products from Not 2 Shabby? This month has a summer/beachy vibe to it, and I'm all for it!



For today, I'm sharing a couple of cards I created with the By the Shore paper pad and add on ephemera from the June Paper Pad Club.I love the soft, sandy color palette.  The first card uses a split design layout to feature two patterns of paper.  I added a thin border strip of rose gold cardstock at the seam.  Next I collaged several pieces of ephemera on varying layers of dimension for interest.  I love that the add on ephemera pack has some fun sentiments.  I die cut a mat for it with a circle die, then finished off with some shell sequins and sparkling enamel dots.

My second card uses papers from the same By the Shore paper pad and the sentiment is one of the ephemera pieces. I added it on dimensional foam and inked lightly around the edges to match my "sand". The sand was hand cut from the glittery tan paper, then inked and accented with a gold metallic pen for accent.  I like the sandy feel it gave.


Next I pulled out the stamp and die of the month and colored up several of the images in coordinating colors of Copic markers. I die cut with the coordinating dies, added a few glittery and glossy accents, then assembled everything together to create a fun beach scene.

thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you have a fantastic day!