Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Sweet Summer


Hi everyone.  I made this as a CASE of the Muse card by Laurie Willison - LOVE her card!  It was fun to pull out my summery dies and papers and make a cheerful card on a very dreary and rainy day here on the West Coast.  Don't get me wrong ... I am thankful that we've had a mild winter and I hope that the deep freeze and stormy conditions on the east coast of Canada and the U.S. ease soon.  I have missed having snow, though ... we only had one day a while back, where there was just a light dusting.  So for now, rain, rain and more rain - I always have my umbrella handy. :)

I mentioned before that I got a few crafty toys for Christmas, plus I just received an order from Simon Says in the mail today.  Lots of fun goodies to play with but no where to put them.  My studio looks like a bomb went off.  Jer stopped by today and asked how the organizing was going since he thought I had pulled everything out to get started.  Nope ... haven't started - it's just a mess. :)

Off to check out blogs and see what's new with my friends.  Hope you enjoy the card and check out the Muse #49 challenge and play along - so fun!!








Stamps:  Sweet Summer Sentiments (Amy R)
Paper:  White, yellow gingham
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Accessories & Tools:  Big Shot, Sunshine Large die (Lil' Inkers), Puffy Clouds (Memory Box), washi tape, glue, adhesives, and dimensionals



24 comments:

  1. This is a very cheerful, sunny card Loll. A real pick-me-up for anyone receiving it. I love the wee clouds.

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  2. Love, love love this bright sunny take on this week's Muse! Thanks for joining us!

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  3. Your gingham sun is so delightful. We had sun and warmer temps today. Yea!
    Love your gingham and striped Washi tape, too. Still trying to remember to use mine.

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  4. This is just such a happy card, Loll...love the colors! Had to chuckle about your studio...always love getting new goodies but like you, it's a struggle to reorganize to make it fit! Good luck!

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  5. Ooooo love the sweet little sun with those washi tapes :)

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  6. Delightful! Love it Loll! Glad to hear my stamp room isn't the only one under fire! lol So fun to be surrounded by fun 'stuff'!

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  7. This really is a cheery & sunshine-y card. It was the perfect make on a rainy day (which we are to have starting tomorrow. At least our temp got to 40-45 today..much warmer). I hope you share pictures of your organized stamp room. I need some good inspiration..(not that I'm apt to get busy & follow any of it - mind!). Hope you are getting DH onto the lightbox project too. Bet you are enjoying that new little grandbaby as well. You have a lot going on right now...so amazing to see you even have time or energy to make these beautiful cards. TFS & Hugs.

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  8. Can't imagine your studio looking a mess, Loll - it was so tidy when I saw it. Love the sunshine in your card - perfect for a grey rainy day like today!

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  9. Such a bright and happy card Loll, I love it. I need to have a tidy up too and maybe add a shelf or two to make the craft room a bit more organized! See what happens LOL!, Cathy x

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  10. How nice to see such a cheerful, summery card Loll - made me smile just looking at it. Our most used word over here in south west UK is "glug"........! we haven't been flooded in our village yet but so many places around are and have roads closed it's making it difficult to get around. Feel so sorry for those affected by these extreme weather fronts.........so thank you for cheering everyone up!

    Karen xxx

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  11. What a lovely, cheery card, Loll! Great take on the muse. (I made a canvas for this challenge then re-read the rules - cards only. Oops!) Hope you'll share some pics of your studio - it might encourage me to tidy mine ready for my new goodies!

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  12. So cute with the gingham pattern!

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  13. What a pretty 'sunshiney' card, Loll! I love your yellow checked sun and how you played with your washi tape...so bright and lovely!

    I think the mood will strike, and you'll be ready to get working on organizing your studio! Meanwhile, you sure are creating some beautiful cards!

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  14. So nice to see the sunshine - we're in a deep freeze here in New England! thanks for your happy thoughts!!!

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  15. Ooh, Loll ... so happy, colourful and fun ... full of summery sunshine! Anita :)

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  16. Bright and happy! What we all need! Good luck with the organizing! Can't wait to see what you do with your new toys!

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  17. I just love how you used the washi tape with this happy card Loll.

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  18. This is bright and cheery goodness. I love it!

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  19. It is indeed nice to see a bright and cherry card this time of year, Loll. Nice layout and choice of dies;)

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  20. I really like your take on the MUSE card - so cheerful. Love the touch of gingham!

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  21. I saw your card over at MUSE, just so sweet! Love the gingham sun!

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  22. Love your choices here. The rainbow washi tape makes everything else pop!

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  23. Just came across this card and am so happy that I did. It is so cheerful... and a great design.

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Thanks so much for leaving a comment. I love hearing from you! Loll :)