Sunday, August 16, 2015

Hello Summer, PP258 & FMS199

Hi friends! This week at The Paper Players, my sweet friend LeAnne has a great clean and simple challenge for us, The Beach! The summer is quickly slipping by me and I've not spent a day on the beach yet, a disgrace for a Long Islander! I hope to remedy that this week...

Another week has passed and my mojo is still in the toilet. This is the third card I made for this challenge. The first one wasn't clean and simple enough, and the second just did nothing for me. So here's the third, using lots of fun ingredients from the August Simon Says Stamp card kit. I think I like this one! I was inspired by the colors and puffy clouds in the inspiration photo, and I was sure to leave plenty of white space this time.

The layout is from Freshly Made Sketches, which I rotated 90 degrees and flipped. They are having their 200th challenge celebration next week. I can't wait to play along with that one, too!

The cool puffy stickers (love!) also came in my kit, as did the Gelly Roll pen I used to color the inside of the "Hello". It's more sparkly IRL! 

Products Used: 
Stamp Set: Flip Flop Season (SSS)
Card Stock: White, Tropical Bay Shimmer (SSS)
Patterned Paper: Summer Vibes (Simple Stories)
Ink Pads: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Tools: Big Shot, Stitched Rectangle Dies (Lawn Fawn)
Accessories: Summertime Pillow Puff Stickers (October Afternoon), Stardust Gelly Roll Pen (Sakura)

Thanks so much for visiting! Please pay a visit to the rest of the Design Team at The Paper Players, and we hope you'll play along, too!


Claire Broadwater said...

Oh Sandy, I feel your pain. My mojo has been in hiding for a few weeks. I made two cards for this challenge and wasn't happy with either one. Maybe we need to run away to the beach together! I think your card is perfect! Love the sunshine and the stickers. I need to get mine out and use them! Thanks for the inspiration! XX

laurie said...

Third time is the charm they say, and certainly true for this cute! Love the white space, a perfect CAS card! Have a great day!

LeAnne said...

Oh pooh, your mojo is not anywhere near the bathroom! I love this happy card! I am loving how you've been adding a strip of pattern down the edge of your cards, and this works perfectly with that sketch. The sparkly HAPPY makes ME happy as do those little embellishments too!

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

Well Sandy, your mojo may be in the toilet, but your card is just delightful! Your card is so much more CAS than mine (I really struggled with that this week) and I just love those puffy stickers! I hope you get to the beach this week - enjoy!

Karren said...

This is so much fun, Sandy! Love all the different things going on in this card, yet it's still perfectly CAS.

Cindy Lovell said...

Such an awesome card!! I love those puffy stickers!!
Thank you for joining us at FMS!!

stampwithamyk said...

Your stickers are awesome Sandy! Love the colors, perfect for a day at the beach! :)

Ann Schach said...

As they say, the third time is a charm. This card is absolutely perfect! I hope you make it to the beach!

Nance Leedy said...

I agree with Ann, the third time is the charm! This is adorable and perfect for the challenge. LOVE those puffy stickers and the jelly roll pen, oh my! Make yourself go to the beach-- you've earned it!

Jaydee said...

Sandy... how can you not have spent a day at the beach - and you being a Long Islander!!! However, the late autumn and winter are some of my favorite times at the beach. I am in love with this card. I love the clean and simple lines and all of that wonderful white space - they really allow those wonderful puffy stickers to shine.