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 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 entering into these fun Challenges:
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.