Monday, August 12, 2013

Happy Summer

Well, this card's been passed over several times for publication, so it's time to show it on the ol' blog.  ;-)

This happy stamp set is Sending You Sunshine by The Craft's Meow.  I love that little clothesline!


I paper-pieced nearly every thing on here with some papers I won last year from Moxie Fab World:  Cosmo Cricket's Salt Air collection.  With these paper designs, the bathing suits look like ones I wore in the 1960's!

Had fun cutting "grass" from the green paper, and I used some Glossy Accents on the tire swing, but you cannot tell from the pics.


Then, during one of my initial trips to my attic studio post-surgery, I made another card using this same Craft's Meow set.  Not as fond of this one, but I wanted to share anyway...


The images were fun to color in bed, on days that climbing to the attic seemed too tiring.  However, when it came time to photograph this card, the colors look so muddy to me.  They are not quite so in real life.


And one more to share, while we're talking about summer scenes and Craft's Meow:


Kept it super simple, with some glitter over the colored images.  It was about all I could manage some days, just a super CAS design.  ETA:  I'm entering this at The Craft's Meow Summer Blog Hop.  :-)


One last (kind of lame) card to share.  Another simple summer creation, part of my "let's get the mojo back" streak after surgery.  My family gives this one the "ehh" vote, but it's kind of cute, don't you think:?


Made use of the Craft's Meow stamps one more time, since the set was out on my desk.  The craft foam decorations are from Target's Dollar bins a few years ago.


Today I had my first Physical Therapy session, and of course I am wearing the Big Black Boot, combined with crutches.  They taught me how to do stairs today, and I actually "walked" to my attic studio for the first time in seven weeks!  Whoo hoo!  I am so grateful.

Happy Summer to you!



Card One:  Stamps: Sending You Sunshine - The Craft's Meow Paper: white - PTI; patterns - Salt Air collection - Cosmo Cricket Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black - Tsukineko Accessories & Tools: Copic markers; Glossy Accents - Ranger; Dotted Scallop border punch - EK Success

Card Two:  Stamps: Sending You Sunshine - The Craft's Meow; Strawberries - Flourishes Paper: white - PTI; Chocolate Chip - SU; patterns - I don't remember! Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black - Tsukineko Accessories & Tools: Copic markers; doily - Wilton; flower - Inspired By Stamping; tag die - Memory Box; blue gem - Recollections Fibers:  twine - Creative Impressions

Card Three:  Stamps: Sending You Sunshine - The Craft's Meow Paper: white - PTI; Summer Sun - SU  Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black - Tsukineko Accessories & Tools: Copic markers; Crystal glitter - Martha Stewart; rhinestones - Queen & Co.

Card Four:  Stamps: Sending You Sunshine - The Craft's Meow Paper: Bashful Blue - SU Ink: Versafine Onyx Black - Tsukineko Accessories & Tools: craft foam stickers - Target

20 comments:

Jennifer said...

These are so cute! Love that clothesline set...your CAS card is sweet too....just the right amount of sunshine! Did you notice what's missing from all 3 cards? There's no pearls LOL!

Glad you're getting around and starting PT! Sending hugs!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

These are gorgeous!! LOVING those trees and the tire swing! And YAY for PT!!!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

WOO HOO Shout out for stair bound! :)

Cute cards -- love the first Sending sunshine card -- Awesome job on all~

Annette Allen said...

wow wee all of these are awesome.. really love the first one..great paper piecing..

Maria said...

Love all your sweet cards, Colleen! The little clothesline is too CUTE! Happy sunshine cards and just darling last card with the waves and glittery fish! So happy to hear that you are recovering well and mastering the stairs with crutches! Take it easy, hugs!

Martha Herrera said...

Love all of your cards, Colleen!
Glad to hear you are doing well.

p.s. My girls start school tomorrow!

Jinny Newlin said...

This is one of my favorite TCM sets, and you've rocked it on every take! Fantastic, Col!

~Tammy~ said...

These are all cute! Love the clothesline. Super duper adorable!

nwilliams6 said...

Yay! So glad you can easily get back up your steps. Having your studio upstairs will help with your recovery because I know you area wanting to get up there all the time! These are all super fun but the sun and clouds one is my favorite. Wonderful work and I am glad you are mending well my friend. Hugz!

Lisa said...

Sweet little collection of summer cards Colleen! Yay to the fashionista black boot and your stair climb!!

Benzi said...

All adorable cards, Colleen. Glad you're going to be able to get up the stairs now. Oh, that black boot...I've been acquainted with those a few times myself. No fun!

Tracey Sabella said...

Such fabulous cards. Love your paper piecing! ~ Blessings, Tracey

Garden of Grace

Jinny Newlin said...

Hey, girl, I forgot to tell you yesterday, but you should really link these up to our TCM Summer Blog Hop (http://thecraftsmeowshop.blogspot.com/2013/08/hello-and-welcome-back-to-crafts-meow.html) for your chance to win new some goodies.

Donna Bowman said...

Those are all super cute Colleen!! I love the paper piecing on the first one. The coloring on the second on is so pretty - it looks very fun to color. The third one is just plain fun with the textured waves and the glitter fish!

Larissa Heskett said...

You are WAY to hard on yourself!! I am loving all of them!! I love the different designs you can get all from the same set!! Thanks for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! ;)

Jessi Fogan said...

YAY! For the big black boot, and walking, and physio! You'll be feeling so much better getting around :)
I love all of these - I think my fave has to be the glittery sun!

Lin said...

Colleen, so good to see you playing with us at The Craft's Meow! I love each of these wonderful summer cards you shared with us!
Keep on keepin' on; you'll be back to normal (or better!) in no time!

Sandie Edwards said...

Ohhh Colleen, they are all so gorgeous, and I adore the top one, it is utterly cute plus!!! Hope the physio is the start of getting back to normal ...xxx

Hussena said...

All your cards are simply beautiful Colleen!..Especially love the first paper-pieced one so much..But then,I also do love the last CAS card's so bright and cheerful with the glitter-y sun and that adorable beach scene! :)

Barb said...

These are all beautiful! Not a muddy one in the bunch...I love them all but my fave is the way beach scene:)

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