July 5, 2015


Hey ya'll!

I hope you've had a wonderful holiday weekend.  It's been nice, sleeping in the last three days, and spending time with family and friends.  The weather has been absolutely amazing here too.  So thankful for everything we got to do, and everyone we got to see this weekend. *happy sigh*

I was fortunate enough to get some time in my craft cave today.  Here is what I put together.

I've been hoarding this Lil Inker Designs ombre patterned paper, and was thrilled that it went with a couple of challenges I wanted to join.  I kept it simple, and love how it turned out, although I'm bummed that I got a small ink smudge in the top left corner somehow.  I was able to get most of it off, but it still looks kinda bad.  I was already done with the card when I noticed it, so I just left it.  Ugh.  What do you do when this happens?  

I'm going to submit this card for the following challenges.

City Crafter Week #268:  Nautical
Crazy 4 Challenges #293:  Monochromatic
Just Us Girls #300:  Congratulations
ShowCASe Your Style #18:  Inspiration Photo (Blues)
The Paper Players #252:  The Great Outdoors (sailing is done outdoors, hope this qualifies)
Pile It On #76:  Hot Fun In The Summertime (who doesn't like to go boating in the summer?)
Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #276:  Choose A Past Sketch (I chose sketch #274, my loose interpretation)

That's all for me today!  I'm off to grill some ribs, and finish the potato salad for dinner.  I hope everyone has a wonderful evening, and a great work week.

Stay crafty my friends!

What's In It?
Paper:  Neenah Solar White Cardstock, SU! Baja Breeze Cardstock, SSS July Card Kit Patterned Paper, Lil Inker Designs Ombre Stripes Patterned Paper
Stamps:  Simon Says Stamp Sailing, Mama Elephant Hustle, Clearly Besotted My Hero
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black Dye Ink, WPlus9 Lake House Dye Ink, VersaMark
Accessories:  Detail White Embossing Powder, Silver Embossing Powder, SSS Sailboat Die


Sharyn Polesel said...

Love the ombre patterned paper and that sweet boat! Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

Patti J said...

Love it, Steph! The colors are perfect, and that paper is awesome! Great job...as always!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

That is lovely, thanks for sharing with us at CCCB!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Sweet ombre stripes and adorable little sail boat! This card is quite fabulous! Thanks for joining in at JUGS 300!

Ros Crawford said...

This is absolutely fabulous!! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

Elizabeth Hart said...

Wow - such perfect paper for this darling summer card. Thanks for visiting with us at the Pile it On challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

Sue VanDeVusse said...

This is absolutely adorable! I love that cute little sailboat with the stars and the way your stamped your sentiment on the striped background. Thanks for celebrating our 300th challenge with us at JUGS!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

I don't even see that ink smudge - great card! When something like this happens to me I try to cover it up with something (sequins, enamel dots, splatters etc)