Since that day, we've pretty much been entertaining poolside. It's a lot of fun, but it's also a lot of work. During the summer, I do a tremendous amount of grocery shopping, grilling and cleaning up after us and guests. I'm Italian so I brown-up pretty quickly and easily. My hubby is an englishman (by ancestry) - fair skinned and blue-eyed - and he looks like a lobster in just minutes when under the sun. I've never burned in my life - thank goodness! It looks pretty painful.
Anyway, I'm going to do my best to post a new card each week during the summer. There may be a couple of weeks when I fall short while making my projects for Magnolia Ink. Right now I'm about to explode with anticipation of the arrival of the Magazine DT package with all of the secret goodies to make my projects. I can't wait til it gets here and I can get started! I also can't wait to get my copy of Magnolia Ink "Fun In The Summer Sun"! I had time to make only one card for it and I have no idea if it made the cut. I know that not everything the DT makes actually gets in the magazine, so I'm trying not to get my hopes up. Well, there up just a little ;-)
Well, enough chit chat! Goodness, I feel like I've been gone a long time and have so much to tell you! Anyway, here's my card...
As I mentioned, I have been poolside for several days now so these images were the perfect choice. I have combined #237 Beach Tilda and #612 Bathing ring. They must be hot items for summer because I don't see either of them in stock right now at Magnolia-licious. But, if you contact Diana she can let you know when they will be restocked. Til then, make sure to check out the wedding collection and get your pre-orders in asap!!! Diana also has the fab new Magnolia Doohickey Cutting Dies available for pre-order. They're absolutely gorgeous and I've already ordered all four! Yay!!!
I'm so into this summer vacation and I'm really loving these bright colors lately. The dp's are from Echo Park Paper Co's 'Sweet Summertime' collection and they're HOT HOT HOT! The yellow and red cs is by Bazzill.
The ribbon and button are from my stash. I used a sweet little sentiment by Whimsy Stamps that just arrived yesterday. We had some friends over to swim and grill and my girl friend, Tina, must have thought I was nuts when my hubby brought the mail in and handed me two packages. I knew instantly that they were stamps and was giddy with excitement. Outsiders just don't understand do they ladies? I had new Maggies from Diana and new sentiments and flowers from Whimsy Stamps. It was a wonderful day ;-) Back to my card...the background around the sentiment was cut with several SU punches. I used my sewing machine around the image background and then my bobbin thread ran out while sewing the polka dot layer. I didn't notice it til I had gone all the way around and then decided that I liked the effect. So, I ran the striped and pin-wheel layers through before threading the bobbin again.
You can see the yellow/blue background surrounding Tilda best in this closeup. It looks really great in person. I colored the images using both Copic markers and watercolor with Ranger Distress Inks. Here's the details:
Copics - E00, 02, 42, RV21, Y11, 15, 21, YR23
Ranger Distress Ink - walnut stain, broken china, tumbled glass, fired brick, spun sugar, scattered straw
That's all I have for today. Thanks so much for joining me. I hope you find some time to color!