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Sunday, July 3, 2011

Getting Cricky Simply Sunday Challenge: Summertime FUN!! :)

Happy Super Sunday, everyone!!  I'd like to say a quick "WELCOME" to my new followers!!  Thank you all for your time and attention (and wonderful comments on my blog)!!  I'm so incredibly blessed to have such wonderful friends like you!! :)

It's time for another Simply Sunday Challenge over at Getting Cricky!!  This week, the challenge is all about Summertime Fun!!  So show us all what Summertime FUN means to YOU!! :)

I made two cards again this week...  I was having so much FUN, that I just couldn't help it!! :) 
My first card features the crab from the Smiley Cards Cricut Cartridge...  Isn't he just a fun, fun, FUN crab???  My BFF (Christi) really wanted me to use a crab to go with the FUN phrase "Don't be crabby"...  She had even picked up a bunch of super FUN googly eyes for just this occasion (aren't BFFs the BEST???)!!  Our good friend, Emilie, thought there should be a beach sign warning all crustaceans not to be crabby -- What a GREAT idea that turned out to be!! :)  I used two different shades of tan paper, tore it into strips, and distressed it with folding and ink to make the sand.  Of course, the sentiment is from the Splashtastic Summer Stamp Art set from K Andrew!!  I'm just loving how FUN this set is!!
For my second card I used another FUN penguin image from a retired SU! set (Penguin Parade is what I believe it is called)...  I colored him with SU! Watercolor pencils and added a little bit of glitter to the waves for effect.  Another sentiment from the Splashtastic Summer Stamp Art set finishes off this card too!! :)  The embossing on the background is Cuttlebug's 'Spots and Dots'.

I hope you've enjoyed my cards today...  I'd love for YOU to hop on over and enter the Simply Sunday Challenge at Getting Cricky too!!

Until next time,


Tracey said...

Your cards look great Amy....Love the crab and his googly eyes. The layering of paper really looks like sand. And the penguin is so cute.

Lisa said...

AMY - oh my gosh! These are both so incredibly fabulous!! I LOVE the crab...his big googly eyes are awesome! And I love how you layered the sand! The penguin in the second one looks like he is having so much fun :) You did such a wonderful job coloring him! Gorgeous cards! I hope you had a great time at the game yesterday and that you have a safe, happy 4th of July!! :D

Bunnyfreak said...

Love the card. The sign on the crab card was definitively a good idea.

Amy said...

This card is so cute- love his big googly eyes and your pens stitching is fabulous! :)Amy

Cathy said...

what an adorable card, love the oversize google eyes:)

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Both cards are cute. Your coloring is wonderful. Especially like the penguin card.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Kelly S said...

What a great pair of cards! I love the googly eyes on the crab and your sand looks fantastic. The coloring on the penguin stamp is wonderful. Love both of your cards!


scrapperbecka said...

Great cards this week, they are both adorable
your Dt sister

JulieK said...

Amy- both cards are fantastic! You out-did yourself again this week!

Samantha J Designs said...

So cute! :-)

Unknown said...

awww that is way too cute.. love that crab.. i wish i would of gotten smiley card on my gypsy but i was too late :( Love that penguin!! too cute!!!


your DT sista!

Angie said...

Love how big the crabs eyes are!! super cute!

Sherrie K. said...

I love your cards. The google eyes are so cute on your crab card! The penguin is adorable and love the glitter. TFS!
Sherrie K

Kelly Braund said...

That crab card is SOOOOOO cute! Love me a giant pair of google eyes! :)

Squirlygirl said...

Your cards ROCK Amy! You do such an awesome job with your embossing folders. Love your creativity and BFF's do rock :)
Becky- Your GCDT sister

S.Bayles said...

What a great card... I love the eyes and the crab...I cannot wait to get my stamps. This set is in the mail. I made a card that actually did not have a stamp from Kristal but more to come.

Unknown said...

I love using googley eyes on cards! They are too much fun! Thanks for sharing your designs Amy! Have a great day.

Unknown said...

Hey Sweetie, these are both so darn cute. Great job again!! I find myself partial to the BIG eyed crab, but the penguin is so sweet. Hugs, Pam at

Unknown said...

As always Amy--you blow me away--super duper cute girl! hahah! Love them both!

Unknown said...

Both cards are way too adorable. I love how you made your sand and those google eyes are an excellent touch!!

Precious Hugs

DIANA L. said...

Your penguin is just the cutest.

Erika Valdez said...

Both of these cards are amazing!! Kristal is sure lucky to have you on her DT you are beyond amazing!! TFS

Your DT sister,

Unknown said...

Sorry it's taken me so long to comment. These are super fabulous. You outdid yourself again. Great job!!!
Brenda GC DTM Sister

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