Saturday, June 16, 2012

Beach, anyone?

Greetings from Paradise!

As the temperatures here in Phoenix have been over 100 off and on for the past few weeks, we aren't getting out of our homes anymore these days than those of you who were stuck in 2 feet of snow last January! 
I trip to a beach, anywhere, sounds good to me right now!
I used the sketch this week and stamps from
and made this card to send to someone JUST IN CASE I ever make to a beach! 
Yes, this is a "gloating" card!  As if I'll ever get the opportunity to send it!

I used the bra (bikini top) from the "Bras Volume 1" set,
 and my little beach bag is from "Birthday Purses",
which I understand is back in stock! 

I love embossing and paper piecing these little images.
I know Gucci isn't hunting me down for design ideas, but it's fun to pretend!

Notice the little matching beach throw hanging out of the bag, along with the white towel?  Hey, a girl has to be fashionable and well-protected from the sun!

I doubled-up on the tags so that the second could be personalized in some way,
(perhaps the name of this MYSTERY beach I well be visiting soon!)

Thanks for looking and, PLEASE, send some cooler weather!
I know many of you are asking for sunshine! Oh, but if only we could trade a bit of
sunny, hot weather for a bit of rain!

Supplies used:
Paper:  DCWV, "Citrus" matstack
Stamps:  Skipping Stones Designs
Tags:  K & Company
Ribbon:  JoAnn's
Embossing Powder:  Stampendous
Twine:  The Twinery

Take care, and have a Happy Father's Day!

Doodle Dragon's all tied up!

Yep, this week's challenge over at Dustin Pike's Playground is
"Tie me up!"

Now this could be taken in so many directions, and I'm sure many of you will seek out a very creative way to demonstrate this... haha! 
But this is what I came up with...
(I was feeling rather conservative today)

The card base is a step card that made it so simple to assemble once I had the image colored.  I trying to stick to my 10 minutes or less coloring rule...seems I do as well when I don't "over-think" it!  Thanks, Jennifer!

 This is definately a CASUAL card I made for a very casual couple!
These two folks are hilarious!
I LOVE the little monkey's puffy cheeks!

Another view of the step card layout.
I would suggest making up some of these bases in various colors,
and having them "at the ready"! 
They go together so quickly!

Well, have to get this one in the mail!

Go check out the rest of Dustin's hilarious images!
The new Circus set is the most adorable yet! Look for my post on Wednesday showing how a cutesy little elephant image pairs up nicely with Graphic 45 papers!