Sunday, June 10, 2012

I'm Ready for Summer

Hi everyone! I am ready for summer! We have had so much rain, I just need some sunshine and maybe a trip back to the beach a few times to enjoy the sun and sand.

I was inspired to join in on some fun after I visited the DeNami Design's Casual Friday's blog page. They have a different challenge each week. This week's challenge  is to create a Clean and Simple project using Polka Dots. 

Well, it made it easier for me to come up with something after going to their annual warehouse sale, yesterday, and finding two perfect stamps to use. (Well, I did find more than two to buy, but who's counting right? LOL) Luckily, I only live about 4 miles from the warehouse. Both of my BFF’s went with me too. We found some fun stamps at the sale. What a great deal!  I wanted the sandal stamp and was going to purchase it, but I found it in the box! Lucky me!!! The items in the sale were gently used stamps, but this one was in great condition.  I also found a sand castle.  Two perfect stamps for the card I wanted to make.

The card that I made was used with polka dot papers out of my stash. The sentiment is a Rosie Road Show stamp and fit with the card so well I had to use it. I punched out the sentiment with one of my Stampin’ Up punches.  I first stamped the sandals all out on polka dot paper and then cut them out. I used my sticky red double back tap and added sand from the actual Pacific Ocean beach that I brought home in April when we went on our annual vacation there, for my husband’s birthday.  I stamped the sand castle on gray paper and colored the door and windows with a Copic pen. I first stamped the sand castle on the paper and then cut the gray one out and popped it up. I used Copic pens to color the flags.  I used a corner punch on the top sheet of paper, then rounded the other corners of the polka dot papers beneath it. I attached everything to a yellow  1/2 sheet card stock card.

Thanks for stopping by!!!



  1. Very cute polka thongs.Great card! Thanks for playing with us @ CAS-ual Fridays Challenge Blog :)

  2. Oh your card has me wishing I could be squishing my toes in some sand! Great job. Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays this week :)

  3. Tami- this is gorgeous! Makes me want to hop in the car and take the trip to the beach! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays! ;)