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Saturday, July 23, 2011

Kidnapped by Summer

Yep, that's me!!!  I'm not normally a summer kind of gal - I don't do the heat, sun or getting sweaty - but this summer has been a bit different.  Whether we are swimming in our pool or road tripping seeing new sites, we've kept plenty busy - which has been good at keeping our spirits up from losing Mom 4 short months ago.

I finally sat down today and took some time to make a card - I've been thinking hard about crafting but finding the time to fit it in has been tough as if I'm not on the go during the day I'm swimming in the evening and crashing to sleep at night - the nights I actually sleep that is.  So, today's card is a big accomplishment for me where crafting is concerned!!!

My card is for the following challenges:

Magnolia Stamp Lovers - Summer Colors

Simply Magnolia - Birthday

Magnolia-licious Highlights - Fishing Fun

Charisma Cardz - Sunshine Colors

Card Patterns - Sketch 125

Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenges - Summer



My image is an oldie but goodie - he's actually one of my very first Magnolia stamps that led to my love and addiction to them (I have half a dozen that I've not even inked/colored that I need to play with before my new order comes in next week!!!!) - who's colored with my Copics (of course) with a little AtYou Spica glitter added to the bobber and white ink to highlight sections of the water, his shoes, knees and cheeks.  The papers are Authentique - a new line I found at my LSS (The Crafty Scrapper), ribbon is old from my stash, the lattice work punched piece is a new MS punch, gems and adhesive to attache them and the bow are from Rubber Cafe, and sentiment computer generated in Word.

Thanks for stopping by and happy scrappin'!!!!

PS  I see you - thanks for visiting me regularly, you know who you are!!!   :) 


Frugal Scrapper Extraordinaire said...

Great card! I love the sentiment:)

Lisbeths kort og scrap said...

A lovely image (I love Magnolias), and so wonderful coloured. I just love how the front and inside coordinates. Thanks for joining Fussy and Fancy, and good luck. Lisbeth K

Vee said...

Fabulous card and a lovely choice of colours. Thanks for joining Charisma this week.
xx Vee

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Karen, what a gorgeous card. I love the sweet image and beautiful sunshine colours. Thanks for joining in with my challenge over at charisma cardz this week. Hugs, Denise x

Leah the Orange said...

too cute! love the image and your papers are utterly FANTASTIC! thank you for sharing your gorgeous project with the Charisma Galz! :D

Kristii said...

Way cute!!! I love the stamped image and your card is as lovely inside as out! Thanks for joining in the fun at Card Patterns this week!!!

Barb Hardeman said...

Too cute! I love the sentiments you've used - very creative! thanks for joining us at Magnolia-licious Highlites for our July challenge...hugs...Barb


Just to cover all bases...................

I am not the best scrapper out there. I don't claim to be totally original, I lift from many places and in many forms from color combinations, to product usage, to technique and so forth. I try to be fair to all scrappers out there and mention them when I lift from them - now keep in mind, there are so many people out there scrapping, card making and altering items that naturally more than one person will have similar ideas. When I mention lifting, or casing as some call it, I mean when you intentionally take a design you see and duplicate it exactly or only change up the coloring........KWIM???

With that said..........

All content, including text, photographs, and concept design elements are © Karen Brooks unless otherwise noted. Content within this blog is shared for personal, non-commercial use and inspiration only and shall not be used for personal gain or entry into contests or for publication. That wouldn’t be very nice now would it???

Thanks and happy scrappin'!!!!