Stampers with Attitude ~ Summer/Vacation Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stampers with Attitude Blog Hop!!  The Stampers with an Attitude is the team lead by Kimberly Moss.  This month the Stampers with Attitude are going to be showcasing art work with a summer / vacation theme.

If you are just hopping here from MELISSA ROBINSON ’S Blog  then you are in the right spot.  The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way around.  If you get lost along the way, you can find the complete list of participating consultant at the end of my blog.

I love the Seaside paper pack and we have been lucky to go on a beach vacation the past three years.  The last two were to visit family.   I grew up going to the beach so I wanted our son to have that experience too.  We went to Watercolor FL in 2013 to stay at my brothers house.  So I knew this paper pack would be perfect for the beach photos from this trip.  Mind you or trip was not quite the beach trip we hoped as it poured everyday with flash floods.  So we took what little beach time we could.

SummerVacation Layout ~ Seaside ~ Treasured Friendship ~ catscrapbooking.comI used the stamp set Treasured Friendship to create the accent points using the shells.  I stamped them and then added some color using our watercolor pencils.  I then inked the edges using Champagne and Desert Sand.

SummerVacation Layout detail ~ Seaside ~ Treasured Friendship ~ catscrapbooking.comI cut the tittle using my Cricut Explore ~ I have to admit the one thing I do not like is trying to remember what font was used after I have selected it and un-grouped then welded.  I cannot for the life of me remember which one I choose (sorry).  I did cut it twice using two different patten papers.

Now it is time to hop on over to very talented MELINDA EVERITT’s Blog and see what wonderful creation she has for you.  Here is the full list of participants:

  1. Melissa Robinson
  2. Catherine Nowak ~ You are here
  3. Melinda Everitt
  4. Wendy Taylor

Happy Crafting!

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Beach Theme Cards

I am finally beginning to settle back into a routine after a week long vacation.  This was the first vacation my husband I have taken which was longer than 3 nights or not going to visit family since our honeymoon 15 years ago.  Needless to say this was long overdue!!!  We went to Antigua WI and spent our days on the beach and by the pool ~ it was heaven.  While we were there we meet a fun couple from North Carolina.  We ended up having dinner and drinks a couple nights.  So I wanted to make sure we stayed in touch so I though I would design a card for them.

I have been wanting to play around with the Treasured Friendship C1594 stamp set and now I had the perfect occasion to do so.  I got to thinking that I could create the sand look by doing the background using the Boken technique and then stamp the shells on top.  I LOVE the way this turned out.

Treasured Friendship ~ Boken ~ seashells ~ catscrapbooking.comI used Champagne, Cashmere, Saddle and Whisper inks on a piece of Colonial White cardstock.  I applied the inks in a random pattern using a sponge.  I then used Colonial White ink to create the Boken technique. I then came back and stamped the shells using pigment inks ~ Chocolate, Sorbet and Saddle.  I matted the Colonial White cardstock on Sorbet cardstock before adhering to card base.  I added a few of the sequins from the Ocean collection.  I did use another shell and the sentiment “friends are like shellshells, you pick them up along the way” on the inside. To create the extra stippling at the bottom of the card I used a splatter stamp stamp set from my stash.  This card definitely feel beach like to me.

Happy Crafting!

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