Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Summer's Here!

Last night the Sweet 'n Sassy connection held their first release party, and this adorable digi image was a freebie for those who came to the party! Cute huh? It's no secret that I'm a huge fan of Cocoa and Cookie mouse images, and this one is perfect for those summer cards! The first challenge during the release was to create a card (using only Sweet 'n Sassy stamps) using the colors of blue, green & tan. The dp is by Echo Park, and I matted with some green cardstock, and embossed with an Impressabilities plate. I inked the plate with Memento Desert Sand ink before embossing and I like the soft look of adding just a touch of color. I used an EK punch for the lower border, added a snippet of ribbon and it was done!
Click the little icon on my side bar to join the Sweet'nSassy connection so you won't miss out on the next release party! Korin is also offering a stamp kit with this new release and it includes some yummy goodies you're going to want to add to your collection. Her new stamps include lots of beach images you're going to just LOVE! Check out the details right here.
This card is for the Stars & Stamps MWT which is to use green and purple on our cards. This C&S version went together very quickly, and I'll be making a lot more of this design for OWH! I used leftover strips of Bo Bunny Jazmyne dp for the horizontal panel and added some PTI plum pudding ribbon. The SU! sentiment was stamped in Rich Razzleberry. Done! OWH has put out a call for some "thinking of you" or "missing you" cards, so I'll be making a few more of these to add to all the "thinking of you" cards I made at the stamp meet this past Saturday. I love an easy design, and especially one that enables me to use up my scraps in such a unique way!
Thanks for spending a little of your day with me here...........I wish you a wonderful Wednesday!

Carol

19 comments:

Donna Hanley said...

Hi Carol, Boy arewe on the same page. I just got home and my thought was to use out FreeBee from Sweet N Sassy to make the blue,green and tan card. You did a fabulous job on that card. The image is just so darn cute. I love your card for the MW throw down. The papers are beautiful. Well gotta to get working on my cards now.

jimlynn said...

Love that CAS card! Such wonderful colors......and that first card with the adorable image is just precious.
Lynn

Susan (rainy) said...

Oh that is the cutest little image. Love the two peeking out from behind their sandy creation. And I LOVE that beautiful clean and simple design, Carol. GORGEOUS card!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

This is the sweetest image! Sorry I missed it. Just can't seem to get anything completed here. I think the heat has fried my brain! Hope you are keeping cool, and cranking out more wonderful creations!

Joanne (jojot) said...

the first just made me grin (always does)...such happy cards you make with these critters

and the second is a CAS beauty

JD said...

Adorable cards....Very nicely done (as always) Now I am really sorry that I missed the party!!!

Louise Fox said...

Carol, the first card is a gem, but of course, I love the OWH MWT card and I MUST CASE it, as it is so beautiful and so quick and easy to make. As you said, this will be a great missing you card and as usual, you are just brilliant! Blessings, Louise

Kate said...

I am SO gonna CASE that green/purple card. Excellent!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Carol your cards are wonderful, I love Cocoa too :) Your OWH purple & green challenge card is fabulous too! Thanks for playing in our challenge at Operation Write Home!

Desert Rose Stamper said...

Love your cards. The OWH card is really nice and simple and very pretty. Good idea for using scraps. Thanks.

Jen said...

Gorgeous! Love this CAS design. :)

merrymstamper said...

Adorable beach card!!! I totally missed the beach party on SNS connection the other night!!! looks like I REALLY missed out!

So cute!

Linda said...

Great cards. Love how the ribbon "tied" your OWH challenge together!

Benzi said...

Carol, this is a beautiful CAS card and it is good you got to use up some scraps...that always makes one feel good.

Benzi said...

Oh, I missed the Cocoa and Cookie Mouse card. It is just adorable and I love that Impressabilities plate. Just adorable!!!

Sherry Hickey said...

Hi! All the details of your sandcastle card are just wonderful; it is such an amazing card! And love your idea for the C&S card; the ribbon is gorgeous with that paper!!

Sue from Oregon said...

Oh my how cool!!!!!!!!

Elise said...

BEAUTIFUL & ADORABLE - the total package for card craft! Holy Mouse house ON THE BEACH and darling images, beautifully colored and "come to life!" How I love your work, sweet one! The second, tre elegant card - MAGNIFIQUE! You are a-blaze with crafty fabulousness these days, Carol! Woot! Woot!

Lisa Oliver said...

Carol, I totally agree with you - this is a fabulous design and a GREAT way to use patterned paper scraps. I will be giving this a serious try this weekend. Thanks for the inspiration!