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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

not summer adventures

I know, I said I'm not ready for fall, and I meant it, too - I ♥love♥love♥love♥ summer!  But, it didn't feel like summer today.  And Just Us Girls posted this inspiration photo:
So, I made more of those adorable little teacups Linda Parker designed:
stamp set - Perpetual Birthday Calendar; ink - Tip Top Taupe, Delightful Dijon, Tangelo Twist, Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze; card stock - Very Vanilla, Always Artichoke; Big Shot with Circles Collection framelits and Seasonal Frame thinlits
I went back later and swapped out the chocolates for tea packets - that seemed more appropriate.

Then, going further in my calendar exploration of not summer, I took out a couple more new things from my Holiday Catalog pre-order and tried my hand at the Merry Monday challenge, where I have been sadly remiss in posting:
stamp set - Snow Place; ink - Real Red, Pear Pizzazz (I think my sponge dauber was contaminated, though), Always Artichoke, Memento Tuxedo Black, Soft Suede; Stampin' Write marker - Real Red; card stock - Always Artichoke, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White; Big Shot with Snow Friends framelits and Boughs & Berries embossing folder; sponge daubers 

Haha - not my best work, but he was fun to put together and he just makes me smile. :-)  I really like all the pieces in the stamp set with all the matching little framelits - it's grown-up paper doll play for me!

Another site where I haven't posted lately as much as I'd like is Pile It On - they just happen to be looking for Animals Dressed Up this week.  And fortunately, it's fun/humorous week at the Glory of Christmas Challenge, where Helen chose my card last week as one the Top Three! - Thank you so much!


Chris D. said...

Those tea cup treat holders are so cute, and so is that card! Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

sweet art designs said...

Very cute card. Thank you for sharing with us at Simply Create Too - Myrna DT

Susangail Powell said...

I was on the fence about the embossing folder but it looks fantastic on your card - I just might have to,order it. Your teacups are adorable too!

Elizabeth Hart said...

Love, love the embossing on this card - frames the image so perfect. Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Pile it On Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering The Glory of Christmas challenge 66 with your lovely crafting, Hazel, DT - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for August - I'd love to see it there too. x

Susan Joyce said...

I like how you coloured the embossing and your cuter than cute penguin. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday.

Anna Jasiolek said...

How sweet is this little creature? Lovely card, you made me smile with this stamp. Thank you for joining our 'Animals dressed up' challenge at Pile It On and good luck in the draw!
Anna xxx

Debbie Henderson said...

Great way to use our new SU! products and the color challenge. Thanks for playing Merry Monday!