In Stamping Mode

Monday, April 18, 2011

Just Swingin' By

Hey everyone! I'm sorry for the absence. I swear I have been REALLY busy creating though and I'm looking forward to sharing some serious eye candy for you soon. :) Well, at least I think it is! In the mean time, I have been in serious summer mode over here. You see, here in Texas, we don't have much of a spring...I think we've already had a couple of days reach temperatures in the low 90s! I've been enjoying the warm sun and wearing short sleeves again...and shedding some of my winter pounds, LOL! At any rate, I wanted to create a fun and summery card using a new paper pad in the TE store by Pink Paislee called Hometown Summer. The papers are soooo adorable and fun...well, just take a look and see....

I used a couple challenges from Splitcoast for my inspiration here. The first one was the Inspiration challenge to draw inspiration from the Ace of Cakes Charm City Cakes. I chose this yummy looking stacked birthday cake with fun bright and summery colors. I also used the Sketch Challenge from last week for my layout.

Cute and ready for summer, right?! I used one of my all time fave sets from Taylored Expressions, In the Park. Just such a darned cute set!!!!

Notice a different layout for my card photo? I'm wrapping up my photography class, and although I haven't been able to spend as much time as I'd like practicing, I'm trying out a new layout in "natural" light using the manual settings on my husbands SLR camera. What do you think? Do you like the old layout better?

Ok, I'm off to the rest of an extremely busy week! I will be back tomorrow though with a little surprise you are going to love! :)


~amy~ said...

melissa...this is absolutely a-dorable!!!

Anonymous said...

Super cute card! I love the pretty colours and all the shading and dimension in that tree ;)
Topped off with a big old bow and cute felt clouds. It's a winner. Hugs, Ruth S

Alina said...

so so so sweet! Love it!

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