Saturday, August 1, 2015

The Lazy Days of Summer Blog Hop

Happy Saturday and Welcome to...
The Lazy Days of Summer Blog Hop

If you have just stopped by to visit with me, thank you and welcome, but please start at the beginning of the hop with our Hostess, Robin Lane from Create-A-Latte. We would not want you to miss any of these wonderful projects. As summer is starting to wind down and kids are getting ready to head back to school, we thought we would share some summer projects with you. So, grab yourself a Latte', sit back and hop along with us as we share our projects with you.

Now, for some candy. This month we will be giving one lucky person one Becky Higgins Project Life Themed Kit, Summer.
 
For your chance to win this amazing blog candy you must hop through each one of our talented crafters blogs, be sure to leave everyone a little blog lovin', and if you are not already a follower please become one to each of ladies so that you do not miss a single project that they make.

For my Projects today:
I created a fun summer card and tag set.  I wanted it to look like a picnic spread out with the ant stealing the slice of watermelon and the watermelon looking like an uh-oh face as it's carried off.  I created this set with my brand-new Cricut Explore Air that I won from Cricut Lover's Guide to Design Space.  It was donated from Cricut.  I am so so happy and so very thankful to have won this absolutely wonderful machine.  Plus the luxury of creating and cutting right from my iPad oh my goodness I'm in heaven.  OK onto my projects and the supplies I used.

The card base is a standard 5.5" x 4.25" which I added a yellow pattern paper to.  The funky mat is from formal occasion cartridge - blue tag.  I cut this in 2 layers, The back is just black card stock and the top layer being from a beautiful summer stack that my step daughter gave me as a gift years ago that I've been hoarding ha ha.  It is a beautiful metallic foil paper that looks like a picnic tablecloth and ants crawling around on it.  It is from momenta - called summer fun.  The watermelon slices are from Cricut Simply Charmed ... love that cartridge and I added peachy keen faces to both.  On the card I wanted an uh-oh face and I went with simple Sallies & on the tag I used one from basic paper dolls.  I chalked the cheeks pink and dotted them with white gel pen and I also faux stitched around each of the watermelon slices with white gel pen.  The ant is from Cricut Nate's ABC's cartridge which I also enhanced with white gel pen.  For the ant's eye I added a clear gem that I colored with a blue sharpie marker before I adhered it on to him.  The beautiful stitched grass is from Desert Craftin Diva's - Outdoor Landscape Die.  I also used their stamp set Short & Sweet Tags to add the "Thanks" sentiment & flag stitching for the card and the "For you" sentiment on the tag.  Tara provides the SVG cut outs for those stamps free.  The seeds are an SVG file from could KaDoodle Bug designs named watermelon mouse.  I also added white gel pen to the seeds for enhancement.  
The tag base itself is from very Merry tags cartridge.  Summers the bounty stamp is from my stash maker unknown.  On the yellow edges of the card I stamped a border stamp from a card maker kit and then added red sequence with a dab of red glitter glue inside each one.  I also added some green dew drops around the outside and a couple scattered on the picnic blanket which look red because of the background.  
 
I added one dew drop to the tag as well.  To finish off the tag I added some ribbon that I recently won in a challenge from Karen over at little scrap pieces ... I love this ribbon.  I then added a red button from my stash tied on with some green and white bakers twine that I picked up at dollar tree the other day.
I am entering into these fun Challenges:
I am offering up a little of my own blog candy for you on this hop for US shipping only. 

I cut some seasonal die cuts to share with one lucky hopper, just make sure you leave me a comment on this post and be a follower or become a follower of my blog.  You will have until Sunday Aug 2nd at midnight Pacific standard time to do so and leave a comment here on this post to be in for the drawing for my blog candy.  I will announce winner on Monday Aug 3rd for US shipping only.

Now on with the hop Your next stop will be with...

If you get lost along the way here is the entire line-up of today's hop for you to get back on track and not miss a single project. And don't forget to leave everyone a little blog lovin' and become a follower for your chance to win some blog candy.

1.  Robin - http://create-a-latte.blogspot.com/
2.  Denise - http://www.craftconfectionery.com/
3.  Melissa - http://www.papershenaniganz.blogspot.com
4.  Theresa - http://scrapsbygracie.blogspot.com
5.  Kim - http://katydidcards.com
6.  Eva Scraps - http://evasscrapsncards.blogspot.com/
7.  Sarah - www.sarahbiswabic.blogspot.com
8.  Jearise - http://www.lorbysworld.blogspot.com
9.  Angela - http://www.crazy3monkeys.blogspot.com/
10. Nana's Scrap Spot - www.nanasscrapspot.com
11. Sharon - http://piece-ofheart.blogspot.com
12. Jessica - http://www.craftinandstampin.blogspot.com/
13. Lisa - http://lisaslittlerascals.blogspot.com/
14. Tami - http://scrappinmykids.blogspot.com
15. Barbara -  http://barbarab3.blogspot.com

Thank you for hoping along with us today, I hope that we have inspired you to get your craft on.

27 comments:

Theresa Knopf said...

Great project!

Georgiana said...

Super fun summer projects. You definitely have to have watermelon and then there are always ants!

Sunflower Holli said...

your project are wonderful!

Kim said...

Such a cute card/tag combo...looks like you and your new Cricut will have a long and happy relationship together and we'll reap the benefits as we'll get to see your wonderful projects! I enjoyed hopping with you.

Angela Corcoran said...

how lucky were you to win an amazing prize!? and what you created is perfect!!! i love every single detail on both the card and the tag! New follower =)

Sarah J. B said...

I love your card and tag! They are so adorable!

Barbara B said...

Omg the card and tag are so cute!!! so very cute with the ants stealing a slice of watermelon. I absolutely love your project. The Cricut Explore is so much fun and you will have tons of fun making all different kinds of projects with it.

Lisa said...

What a perfect summer card and tag, Eva!! The designs are so awesome!! I love the watermelon and the ant!! The face is too cute on the tag!! Fabulous projects my friend!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Sharon ~ A Piece Of Heart said...

What an adorable card with such amazing detail. I love the face on the watermelon. Thanks for sharing. I had a great time hopping with you.

[Melissa] said...

Adorable! Thanks for sharing your cute cute cute projects.

Anita Waldron said...

Watermelons and summer. What could be better? Makes my mouth water.

Melissa said...

Your card and tag looks gr8t, I coul go for some watermelon right now, perfect for a lazy summer day!!

Amanda Rhodes said...

Great projects- the seeds look real! :)

Vickie said...

Super cute card and tag.

Miranda said...

Eva, these are AWESOME!!!!!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Fabulous card and tag set! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘SUMMERTIME FUN’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
DIES R US CHALLENGE BLOG
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

Janet said...

cool card and tag.!!

L.B. said...

Such fun fun projects.

Sharon said...

Great card and tag!! Love the papers you used. And love the watermelon slices with those cute faces. Thank you so very much for joining our 'Watermelon Challenge' at BBTB2!!!! :)

Susan Edwards said...

Eva your card and tag watermelon set are darling. I love the little stamped face, especially on the "Oh NO!" melon; too cute. Thank you for joining us at BBTB2 this week. Your project is wonderful.
xxSusan

Caroline said...

Congrats on your new machine. You must be sooo excited. You made such a beautiful card. All the cuts make such a wonderful summertime card, great details! Thanks for joining us at BBTB2.

Cynthia said...

Your card and tag are so cute! So much detail and I never thought to color a gem with a pen to get it the color I want. Thanks for the tip!

Lin said...

A perfect card and tag for summer, Eva! Love that big gingham background! Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

A great card and tag for the 'Summertime Fun' challenge at Dies R Us! Thanks so much for joining us!

NJ Stamping Queen said...

I love the smiley face on the watermelon--really fun element! Thanks for sharing your wonderful card with us at FCCB--please join us again soon!
:) Marie

Jenny Alia said...

So cute! Thanks so much for joining us at Dies R Us for our Summer Fun Challenge.

Liz O. said...

Super cute set Eva! Thank you for joining us at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog!