It's the Sparkle N Sprinkle Celebrating Summer Blog Hop!
Here's a complete list just in case you got lost along the way.
April Williams http://stampwillydesigns.blogspot.com
Marie Berquist http://craftemarie.blogspot.com
Shona Erlenborn http://shonasstampingstage.blogspot.com
Julie Zippel http://backtobasicsandbeyond.blogspot.com
Shanna Shands http://scsdesigns.blogspot.com
Barbara Bruder http://www.artandsoulcreations.blogspot.com
Angie Blasingame http://hopemorestudio.blogspot.com
Karalee Ingram http://kareescardsandcraftsofcourse.blogspot.com
Jill Jacobsen http://www.stampinhands.com
Gerlinde Townsley http://mycreativecorner-gerlinde.blogspot.com
Charlene Driggs http://www.paperandinkplayground.com
Karin Martin http://karin-withaniforpaper.blogspot.com
Brenda Smalle http://www.rubberroomantics.blogspot.com (that's me!!!)
Yep - as always, I'm the end of the line..
I always think of summer as water - could be a lake, could be a pool, could be a river, could be a stream or could be the ocean - but always water. I grew up in Maine - so it was the lake - lived in NYC for many years - so it was Rockaway Beach or the Hamptons - in Texas - it was the pool and then Florida - beaches, beaches, beaches and my backyard pool! Now in sunny Arizona, it's the Salt River for tubing or the pool... missing the ocean a little :( BUT - it's not a far drive to visit.
Swimming, tubing or just lounging on the beach or by the pool (did I mention that I'm the lazy river kind of gal LOL). Plop me on a float and I'm good to go.
My first card is an oldie.... just a CAS card from way back... it features one of the stars of Stamp Set 360 - Pigs on Parade... add some CS using an embossing folder and a little bling in the way of some of SNS fabulous glitters - an adorable sunglass brad and done. It was one of my first endeavors using my Copic Markers. I think I've improved bunches since then :)
Card number two is a tropical beach scene as the sun is going down with all of that sparkle bouncing off the beach and the water. Reminds me of my years living in Florida and of many trips to to the Caribbean - lots of sand - lots of water (there's that water again) and the palm trees.
Couldn't make a decision on this one - so here it is with two different background colors - I like them both - so instead of making a decision - I'm showing them both.
I started with a piece of Super Adhesive Sheet attached to white cardstock - after running it thru my Grand Caliber using the Grand Labels 11 die, I simply tore one section of the top protective covering at a time - adding my glitter layers as I went along. There's glitter "under" the beach too, but I added a little Tahiti Beach Mudd Puddles for texture and a few little shells from Mudd Puddles Sea Life. The images were all colored using Copics, fussy cut and attached while the Mudd Puddles was still wet and using dimensionals on the top to raise them up. A slightly messy project, but lots of fun and much blingier in person.
I decided before I added the Mudd Puddles to the beach, that I wanted a little more texture - so dug out my new Spellbinders Embossability folder - Sea Beauty.
Last, but not least - here's what you need for it all. This is a small card I made from a template that was to have been a corset, but just screamed swimsuit to me. I found this old Stampin' Up designer paper that worked perfectly for it. No stamping involved - only pearls and glitter (Sea Shell and Bubble Gum) added to embellish the design on the paper. Quick, easy and fun!
This card opens from the top.
Hope you liked my summer fun...the design team has really outdone themselves once again!
Don't forget - you MUST leave a comment on each and every blog to be eligible to win one of the FIVE fabulous prizes.... THREE of them are on individual blogs and no one knows which blogs they are! Don't miss out and check back on the SNS Blog on Saturday for a list of the winners.
See some things you just need to have right now??? Here's a link back to the SNS store.
Thanks for hopping with us!