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Thursday, June 7, 2012

Splashtastic Summer Preview -- Don't Flip Out!! :)

Ah, summer...  Kicking back, sipping lemonade by the pool, burying your toes in sandy beaches...  Who doesn't LOVE summer???  It seems to me that, no matter where you go in the summertime, you see more smiles, more laughs, and more good times than you do under a blanket of that cold, fluffy, white stuff!!  While I do love the change of seasons here in Pennsylvania, I most look forward to the summer months...

With the official start of summer just two weeks away, I'm glad to see the trees full of leaves, to hear the birds singing from early morning til late evening, and to smell the flowers in full bloom...  I'm also happy to be able to wear my flip flops to the grocery store without strange looks from bundled-boot-wearers who probably wonder what kind of person wears flip-flops in the dead of winter (they've obviously never experienced the true foot joy of wearing Rainbow flip-flops 24/7/365...).  Yeah, I love my flip flops...  Sooooooo, when I learned I'd be creating another project using one of my most favorite K Andrew Designs Stamp Art Sets, "Splashtastic Summer"...  Well, I just knew I was featuring my favorite shoes in all the world...
This fabulous flip-flops cut can be found on the Creative Memories Traveler Cricut Cartridge (available HERE)...  I cut mine at 3.5" (all layers).  The pink layer was embossed with the Sizzix Daisies and Vines embossing folder, and I added two of my little yellow gem flowers to the strap.
Since I wanted to add one of my homemade Wiggle Wires to the flip flops, I decided to make this an easel card (aren't they just more FUN to display???)...  When the card is closed, you see only the flip flops and "don't flip out" sentiment.  Upon propping it open, you can enjoy the Wiggle that makes me Giggle as well as the "Enjoy the summer" sentiment found on the inside of the card!!  :)
I'm having LOTS of fun playing with Kristal's new line of twine (did you know I have a TWINE GIVEAWAY HERE???  Be sure to check it out for your chance to win a sample pack of 14 colors!!)...
Since I love the fun addition of texture on my cards and projects, I chose the Cuttlebug "Polka Dots" embossing folder for the blue background of my card...  A few of my gem flowers finish off the sentiment circles, and this card is ready for sending!!  This lucky card is going all the way to the Sunshine State to surprise a very special mom...  She is someone who is cheerful and happy every time I get the opportunity to talk to her, and I hope this card makes her smile the way she has helped me smile too!!  ;)
Ya know what ELSE I hope???  I hope that YOU enjoy YOUR summer too!!  Find that favorite pair of flip-flops, kick back with a book and a lemonade, and breathe in some SUNSHINE!!  :)  And when you're ready to do some creative crafting, remember that this FUN stamp set full of adorable sentiments can be YOURS...  Simply click on the preview for ordering details...

K Andrew Designs

Wanna see some of my other favorite projects that I've created with this set???  It's so versatile and FUN...  Don'tcha think???

As you can see, there are SO many possibilities for this WONDERFUL stamp set!!  For even more ideas, be sure to pop over to the Getting Cricky blog for today's post -- Where my sweet Design Team Sister, Miranda, also has some FUN projects to share with you!!

Until next time,


Creative M said...

Great projects!!!What a Fun and Fabulous card!Love the Flip Flops...

Amanda said...

Loving your projects! I love the embossing on those flip flops!!! ADORABLE :) *HUGS*


Lisa said...

Not only do I adore this card, but I want those shoes!! Can you make them slightly larger, say a 7 1/2 - 8, please??!! I too, live in flip-flops, even in winter (just in the house...I'm not a fan of frostbite ;) Actually, I'm totally addicted to yoga sandals...flip flops with dividers between all the toes :) But (as usual) I digress... Love, love the card my oh-so-talented friend!! Amazing as always :D

Hugs, Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

HeatherLynn said...

Oh my goodness, Amy, your card is so stinkin' adorable!!! Love the embossing and of course the flip flops! It doesn't hurt that you used K. Andrew Design stamps! Love em!!

Have a great night!


Rhonda Emery said...

i love all the embossing you have done and of course that flipper card is so cute hugs

Tisha said...

I just caught your tutorial on the homeamde wiggle wires and love it! I so want to pin that idea but for some reason I can't! I love all these projects and will have to purchase this cute set! Thanks for sharing!


Pam said...

Once again you have created an adorable card. It's bright and says summer with every detail! And I love easel cards. Your friends going to love it.

Hugs, Pam

Larelyn said...

Oh Amy,
Those flip flops are just the cutest EVER! I want a pair :). I love all the creations you've designed to feature on of my favorite stamps sets. Everything is just maaaaa-velous, like you!

Dee Burns said...

Amy, WOW! Love the Flip Flops card. The embossing and embellishing is fantastic. That is such a fun summer card and bet your Mom will love it...and smile too. The other projects shown are FANTASTIC too. You are one busy, creative, busy, creative lady...did I mention how creative you are. Amazing projects. Great inspiration.
Can't wait to see what's next.
Have a great week!
Dee B

Lynne said...

Absolutely astounding!!!!! Loving all of your projects!
Hugs, Love, and Pixie dust
Her Craftiness

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