I'm suffering from the "where did our summer go?" phenomenon this morning. Yikes. Kiddos go back to school a week from today. I'm bummed. I will miss them. I do this every summer. By the time I feel like I get it together and settle into a summer routine, it's time for them to go back!
We had a quiet evening yesterday after running around all morning after church and picking up Miss Priss from her first ever Youth Group trip. (I can't believe she is old enough for that. Seems like she should still be toddling around taking care of her baby brother.) She was exhausted and just wanted to chillax in front of the TV and BD fell asleep on the couch like he usually does. :) The Sultan played Xbox and I played in my room. A nice afternoon!
I made a couple of cards and laughed at myself when I finished and realized I'd made both of them with ice cream images.
Here is my first card, inspired by the MFT color challenge over at http://www.cardchallenges.com/
Here is my card using Blueprints 22, 25, You're The Sweetest stamp set, Sweet Treats DieNamics, and Diagonal stripes background stamp.
I diecut the ice cream cone elements and stamped Ripe Raspberry ink and Limelight ink for the sherbet layers. The cone is diecut using Bamboo CTMH cardstock, and the cherry diecut from scraps I had laying around. I used Fog Avery Elle ink to stamp the stripes on Soft Stone PTI cardstock since I don't have any MFT Steel Gray. The sentiment strip is on a scrap of Webster's Pages patterned paper that matched the Limelight perfectly. The green background panel is die cut from Blueprints 25 from Stampin' Up Moss Meadow cardstock, as close as I could get to the Jellybean Green. 8-)
I'm also playing along with 613 Avenue Create's Anything Goes with a Birthday twist Challenge, Cards in Envy Birthday Challenge, and Addicted to Stamps Photo Inspiration challenge.
My next card is some more of my favorite playthings - Paper Smooches stamps. I love to color them. 8-) I wanted to play along with the Anything Goes challenge over at SPARKS this week.
I used my Sugar Rush stamp set and Icognito stamp set to make the cute little girly ice cream cone. It's all colored using PrismaColor Pencils and gamsol. The background is a Kraft (PTI) panel embossed with MFT's Proof Positive die plate and die cut from Blueprints 13 stitched rectangle panel. I die cut two of the larger Curly Clouds die and pushed them together to make my background for the focal point. The ice cream cone is hand trimmed (Boo! I need that die set!) and adhered using foam tape. I stamped the sentiment from the My Peeps stamp set. The card base is Ripe Raspberry cardstock from MFT.
I'm also playing along with 4 Crafty Chicks Anything Goes, AAA Cards It's So Hot challenge, and As You See It sketch.
That's all for me today! Hope you liked my cards. I hope to make it upstairs for my crafty time later today. 8-) So check back later this week for another share. Thanks for visiting!
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