Saturday, May 21, 2016

Sending You Sunshine

** 5/29/16 Honorable Mention at 613 Avenue Create! **

Hi everyone, hope you had a great week! It's time for another fun challenge over at Crafty Friends Challenge Blog and I'm happy to share my DT inspiration project for Challenge #32 Summer Time! Come on over and join the fun - we want to see your project depicting summer time!

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I created a birthday card using Beach Friends from Sparkle N Sprinkle. I actually saw my best friend and I in this image which totally cracked me up! I went with a blue and white color combo with pops of just a few other colors in the pre-colored image. I added my signature big bow and used some burlap paper for layering, and really like the look the burlap paper adds to this project.

Aren't these gals just a hoot?! I paired this fun image with some die cuts and used some clear Wink of Stella on their bathing suits and scarves that are tied on their hats. This card definitely has some layers! ;)

Teeheehee... the image came with a couple different sentiments and I really liked this one. No truer words have ever been spoken, lol!

Proud to enter this fun birthday card into the following challenges:

  • Cardstock/Paper: Taylored Expressions Snow White cardstock, GKD Powder Blue cardstock, Stampin' Up! Painted Blooms DSP (#137784), American Crafts Navy Burlap paper
  • Stamps: Sparkle N Sprinkle Beach Friends digital image, Taylored Expressions Sunflower Bouquet stamp set
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink
  • Dies/Punches: Spellbinders Classic Squares and Postage Stamps dies, Cheery Lynn Designs Italian Flourish die
  • Accessories: RRR Danish Blue seam binding, clear Wink of Stella, light blue gemstones

I hope you've enjoyed today's project and have found a little inspiration to create a summer time project for our challenge! Be sure to check out all the fun images that The East Wind and Sparkle N Sprinkle have to offer! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time! ;)
Scrappy hugs,


  1. Fabulous card! What a funny it! Hugs, Robin

  2. Hello Leslie

    You've made such a fun card for our Challenge - thanks !!

    Diane Louise
    Team Leader at Crafty Friends Challenge Blog

  3. All the layering and die cuts pop beautifully. Thanks for bringing your fun card to us at 613 Avenue Create.

  4. This card is so darn cute! Love that image of the beach friends.Thanks so much for entering your lovely card into our 'Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow' challenge at Craft-Dee BowZ this month. I look forward to seeing what you create for our next challenge. Hugs, Barbara

  5. Fabulous and fun card! I love that you made them sparkle and the design.

  6. What fab fun card and sentiment!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Your Scrapbook Place
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    Shell in Alaska (DT)*

  7. Fabulous Card!! Thank you for sharing it with us on Cre8tive Hands Friends.
    Michelle x

  8. Your card says FUN! Thanks for sharing with us at EE!

  9. This is gorgeous! Thank you for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends for challenge #34!

    Tracy (aka Blue Daisy)

  10. Love the card. So cute. Thank you for joining us at Eclectic Ellapu this month. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

  11. This image is hilarious!! Love this card! Super fun! Thanks for joining our ‘add texture’ challenge over at Incy Wincy Designs Challenge Blog!
    Karen C

  12. This image is what me and my best friend aspire to! Thanks for joining us at Incy Wincy Designs.
    Happy crafting!
    Catherine x DT


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