Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy (observed) 4th of July!!

Well, the 4th of July technically isn't over here in Hawaii, but likely will be close to by the time most of you read this! But really, it's not over...Monday is a holiday for those of us that are state/federal workers so enjoy the day of (observed) 4th of July! :)  So I got to play some more and here's a couple of cards I got done...



The first one is using the free image from Faith at Designed 2 Delight and the Delightful Inspirations blog. Here's the challenges I was inspired by for this one:
1. BasicGrey Challenges - photo inspiration + BG item: I love the colors in this photo and it goes with several other challenges too...I used BG Nook and Pantry and June Bug papers to mat and paper piece the image.
2. Create4Fun - sketch
4. Cute Card Thursday - let's get fruity
5. Digi Doodle Shop’s Best - circles and dots: kinda hard to see but the paper for the digi frame is white dots on red and of course, lots of circles
6. Double Delight Challenge - tent or tent topper card (using Faith's image)
8. Fab ‘n’ Funky - Sew and Sew: kinda hard to tell but I "faux" stitched around the strawberry panel
11. Papertake Weekly Challenge - In Stitches
12. Party Time Tuesdays - anything goes birthday
13. pile it on - favorite things: pink, red and white is one of my favorite color combos and I LOVE digital images!
14. Pollycraft Monday Challenge - pinkalicious
15. Speedy the Cat’s Friends at Mark’s Finest Papers - use a die cut: I die cut the circle out of the front of the card and to make the scallop border around the window
16. The Pixie Cottage - paper piecing
17. The Play Date Cafe - color inspiration (pink, white, red)
18. The Townscrapper - tent card
19. Totally Paper Crafts - one for the girls: the colors do this for me
20. Totally Stampalicious - anything food related: got those yummy strawberries on this one!
21.….wee Memories… - free for all challenge


Here's my second card for the day...been awhile since I broke the brayer out but it was like riding a bike, it just came back to me! Also got to play with my NEW copics...love'em! It's also been awhile since I created a scene and gotta say that this one is very special to me...I was inspired to move to Hawaii while in graduate school (after living my entire life in the Midwest). It took awhile to get here, but to get myself through that time I pasted images of Hawaii around my computer monitor...this was before I started making cards otherwise I would have had a bunch of these around instead! :) So here's the challenges I was inspired by for this one:
1. allsorts challenge blog  - create a scene
2. By The Cute And Girly - warm summer days
3. Crafty Cardmakers - ink/stains/mists of some sort: kinda hard to see but I inked the edges of the "sand" layer
5. Drunken Stampers - summer/vacation themed
8. One stop Craft challenge - distressing
9. Res-Q Challenge - sunshine
10. S2G challenges - summertime twist is sparkles: I'm counting the rhinestone brads for this...
11. Saturday Challenge  - water
12. Stampin’ B’s Design Team - summer vacation

Well, the fireworks are heating up here so I think I'd better head to my a/c'd bedroom with the puppy to wait it all out. Thanks for stopping by! Oh yeah, be sure to come back by this week...I'm going to be starting a month long blog candy drawing to celebrate my one year of bloggin'! YEAH!

Aloha,

42 comments:

Sue said...

Hi Kim
two gorgeous cards great papers & design,thank you for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week, hope to see you next week, sue,x

Lin said...

I'm guessing Kim, if you brayered the background that you also inked that too!?!

What a gorgeous bright fresh card. I love the colours you have picked. It made me want to go down to the beach and dive right in.

By the way, can't join in the celebrations with you, after all we Brits were throughly beaten on 4th July!

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this week.

Lin

Lynnor Goodwin said...

Both cards are just adorable!!! Love the coloring on the beachy one and the look of all those yummy strawberries is making me hungry!!! Love 'em!!

Denise said...

Two gorgeous cards! Love the brayering on the surfboard one! Thanks for playing RESQ challenge this week!

Katie said...

Two super cards!
Thanks for playing in The Pixie Cottage and Piling It On this week :)

Patti J said...

Your card is perfect for your one year celebration! Gosh, Kim, has it really only been one year? You have amazed me with your talent, your ease on DT's, and your ability to juggle all of it! You are one special lady. Hope to see you next time we are home - I'll buy lunch!

Linda Ledbetter said...

Now I REALLY want to go to a beach somewhere! I love your cards, and your summer surfing theme is so inviting. Thanks so much for playing along with the Drunken Stampers this week!

STAMPING SAM said...

Well, the first cards has one of my favorites - STRAWBERRIES!

And the 2nd card is my favorite place to go when I visit you! THE BEACH! Nothing like getting knocked down by a wave and have your family watching you while you can't get up!!! Yes people, it happened, Kim had to save Malie before she saved her mother...oh well, I survived to comment on your beautiful cards! Talk to you later...Love, SAM aka MOM

Kristine said...

Oh wow Kim, I love both of these!! Great job with the "Tent" card for our challenge this week at Double Delight! Love that you used a jump ring to hang it (I'm out of those, LOL) An dyour 2nd one is so vibrant--lovely coloring!! Thanks so much for joining us at DD!! =)

NGCARDS said...

Lovely work! Thanks for joining in this week at Creative Inspirations Wednesday Challenge Blog! xxx

cardcrazy said...

Beautiful beach card! Thanks for playing along with us this week at the Drunken Stampers!

{Jane} said...

Great card

Thanks for joining us on SCSC :)

Hugs Jane x

Sparkle said...

These are darling!

Lindsey said...

Totally stunning! Thanks for joining us at OSCC this week xx

Irena said...

Gorgeous cards.

Julie Ranae said...

My goodness...that's a lot of challenges for sure! Thanks so much for including The Play Date Cafe this week : )

brenda said...

Hi there

Great work, thank you for joining in with my create a scene theme at Allsorts this week and good luck.

B x

Michelle /Eliotstamps said...

Both of these cards are adorable. I especially love your sunny beach scene - great coloring on that one. Thanks so much for playing the Res-Q Challenge with us!

CuddlyBunny said...

AWESOME! And you used my favorite sentiment! Yay! Life IS good!

Thanks for dropping in at the Drunken Stampers craft pub!

Sharon said...

These ar two fantastic cards! Love the paper piecing in the first and that beautiful image in the second is wow.
Thanks for joining us at both the Pixie Cottage Challenge and the OSCC.
Sharon xx

dstandard said...

Two awesome cards! Thanks for playing with us!

Lisa Somerville said...

Lovely cards, great way to combine all those challenges. Thanks for playing at the PDCC.

Benzi said...

Your cards are delightful and I am glad you joined the StampinB this week with your awesome easel card scene. It is awesome.

Debi said...

Your cards are simply lovely! Thank you for playing along with the Papertake Weekly challenge.

Melissa said...

Thanks for joining us at S2G! Your cards are both great!

Sarah Anderson said...

Well done on combining so many challenges in such lovely cards. Thanks for playing along with us at the play date cafe :)

Ria said...

Gorgeouss card:) thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts Challenges.
hugs Ria

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Super fun summer cards! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Pixie Cottage this week! Good luck!

Kathy said...

Two great cards, I can't believe the number of challenges you did, way to go. Thanks for playing with us at D2D this week.

Suzanne C said...

Lovely card. The strawberry background is so fun! Thanks for joining us at the PDCC this week!

Ruby said...

Both great cards and what an amazing list of challenges! Thanks for playing along with us this week at the Play Date Cafe!

Beautiful Greetings said...

I just love both of your cards! Each one is just stunning! Thanks for playing with the Pixie Cottage this week!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for playing with the Play Date Cafe!!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Both cards are WONDERFUL-I love that red ribbon on the first one! LUSH:) Thanks for joining in the fun at the PDCC:)

Jessica T said...

Such stunning cards! Love them both and I would say the first one is summery too, I love summer fruits and strawberries is definatly one! Thanks for playing along with us at ECP xx

Rica said...

Fabulous card, great brayering of that imagebackground, fantastic design and detailsn.
Thanks so much for playing along with us at Baasic Grey.
hugs Heather xx

Hannapanna said...

Two beautiful cards. Especially love the one with the surf boards. Beautiful Summer colours. Thanks for joining us over at By the Cute and Girly this month and good luck. Hugs Hanna

Helen said...

Fab cards!
Thanks for joining us at Pile It On & the SCSC!
Helen x

Jenni said...

Crikey what a lot of challenges! Your cards are great - thanks so much for joining in with the Creative Inspirations challenge this time.
Jenni x

Nana said...

Adorable set of cards!
Thank you for joining us at "PIO" this week!
hugs Nana

Made by Mandy said...

Awesome brayering, I just can't get the hang of it :(

Love all the detail in your collage, well done

Thanks for joining us in our latest challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers :)

Rebeccah Kuhne said...

What a great card! Thanks for playing along with us at Totally Stampalicious!