Monday, June 2, 2014

Chillin in the Pool and Exciting News!

Hey there, readers and friends!!

I have created this first card for Imagine That's June SOTM Challenge! :)  What a sweet penguin set perfect for so many different cards - Chillin' with your friends, Father's Day, Thinking of You, etc.  The set is called "Poolside Penguins," and if you didn't receive it in your email for playing along last week, please let Kris know.  You can still join us by purchasing this cute set for $3 right now in Kris' store (or purchase $10 and mention you would like Poolside Penguins in the comment section to receive it for free), play along with us in the challenge, and then next month you will receive the July set for free and so on until the end of the year .. What a great deal, I say!! :)  These progressive challenges are so much fun - just one purchase, and as long as you play every month, you win another free image/set.  I LOVE them!

Card Details:  Bashful blue cs dry embossed with spots and dots folder, Pool layer, waves and polka dots are from the Summer Fun digi papers, accented with Copics B00 and B18.  My Mind's Eye cloud scraps cut with my 1" circle punch and penguins layered with the Spellbinders' Classic large ovals and scalloped oval sets.

The second card is the first one that I have created for my Guest Designer position with From The Heart Stamps design team!!  Yaaay!  I am so thrilled that Faith, Imke et al have chosen me to be on the team for the next two months!! :D

If you haven't noticed, I have been creating a lot of beach theme cards lately.  I guess it is because I have the beach on my mind ... can't wait for our vacation the end of July in which we will be heading out to a NJ beach.  My first time ever in New Jersey, so I will have to post some photos and let you know how it went :)

Card Details:  The digi image on this card is from From The Heart Stamps Wind Song colored with Copic markers (B00, B02, B18, B29, YR16, Y18, Y13 and Y11).  Card base is just Neenah white cs, then Stampin Up's brilliant blue layer in the background, SU Summer Sun used for the sun cut-out, accented with Y18 Copic marker.  My Mind's Eye cloud scraps cut with my 1" circle punch, larger dotted circle cut out from a cool pattern on my Kleenex box (saved for a while now), layers cut out with the Spellbinders' classic rectangles and scalloped rectangles sets, wave strip from Summer Fun digi paper scrap.
For the card above, I have used Sketch 69 without the twist (One for the Kids).  You can see the sketch below and play along with us at I {Heart} Sketches! :)

I would also like to add these to the following challenges:
Simply Create Too - Father's Day or For Male
Sweet Stampin Challenge - Father's Day/Special Man
Delightful Sketches - It's A Guy Thing

Inky Hugs,

P.S. - Don't miss the Blog Hop coming up from the Design team of From The Heart Stamps on Friday, June 6th!! I am sure there will be a LOT to LOVE!


Kris said...

Both cards are really nice Kel :) Love the water themes - I'm so ready for the beach too!! I just need to find a pet sitter so I can go while the rest of the fam is in D.C. LOL Congrats again on your Guest DT position at FTHS! :) xx

Judy Corner said...

Great makes. Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin' and good luck with the Challenge. Judy DT

Kim Heggins said...

Kelly...both of your cards are just perfect! I love your sweet little penguin floating in the water and your sail boat with the beautiful setting you created is gorgeous. Thank you so much for playing along with us at Simply Create Too.

Denise @ kc242 said...

What a fantastic masculine card. Love your design! Just simply wonderful. Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Delightful Challenges.

Chris said...

Fab card! Such a lovely, summery sailing scene...wish I was there! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

Kanan Pandya said...

Awesome cards. Love that cute penguin image and the lovely scene looks so pretty on the second card.

Thanks for playing along with us at Simply Create Too. Join us again soon. :-)

Joanna said...

Congrats on the new position over at From the Heart. I can't wait to see all that you create!

Kathy said...

These are both adorable! Love the penguin on the tube and the FTHS boat card is awesome. So glad to have you guest designing this summer! Which NJ beach are you headed to? We've been to lots of them, you will have a great time.

Sammy said...

Two fab cards! I personally especially love the nautical one, as it's a theme I have a real weakness for... Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Sammy-x

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