Thursday, June 23, 2011

Happy Summer!

Hip, hip's almost FRIDAY! Actually for me, this Friday is coming way too fast. I feel like this week is flying by....probably because I have 50 million things to do before Saturday. My little boy, Isaiah, turned 5 on Tuesday, June 21st...the first day of summer! Yes, he was born on the 1st of day of summer five years ago and he's brought me so much joy and sunshine since then. The hubby and I took him to Chuck-E-Cheese on Tuesday and spoiled him pretty much all much so that he thinks Tuesday was called "Isaiah Day", haha!

He had a great time and said he wished his birthday was every day. I don't think our bank account could handle that, LOL! We're having his birthday party at the house this Saturday with family, friends, and lots of kiddos. We have two blow-up water slides so there will be lots of wet & wild fun! Unfortunately, my house is a disaster because I've been working on DT cards, so I have lots of cleaning up to do before then....UGH!

The challenge this week at CropStop is to use "Summer" as your inspiration. I decided to use Happy Tilda....she's just so happy about summer and Isaiah's birthday party, haha! I think this image is adorable and so versatile for various celebrations. She just makes me smile...almost giggle!

She's covered in lots of Stardust Stickles. I also added Glossy Accents to her shoes to give them that shine. For the background scene I used a free digital image from Make It Crafty called Rainbow Landscape Set. The scene is colored with Copics and the sky and grassy areas are shaded with chalk. I also cut out additional cloud shapes, added liquid applique to the top to give them the puffy look and raised them on pop-dots.

I used my SB Labels One and traced the template to make my window. I used my X-acto knife to cut out the window and around the roses. The flowers in the corner are from Wild Orchid Crafts. The beautiful ribbon came from CropStop. The beautiful dp with roses is from Pink Paislee Sweetness. The sentiment came from two different Close to my Heart stamp sets and stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

You can see better in the side view where I cut the window out of the front of the card and attached my scene to the inside. I also used pop-dots behind Tilda. The pink polka dot paper came from my stash. I used Scor-tape to put my card together. You've got to try's amazing!! I use it for all my 3-D projects too because it holds like nothing else! The other great don't need scissors to cut it! You just tear off what you need....easy peasy!

I hope you get a chance to play along in our CropStop "Summer" Challenge this week. We also have an additional contest going on until June 30th for our "Celebrate Summer" blog hop. You can see all the details on this contest here. Each Creative Team member has a different challenge for you. The more challenges you complete and link up before June 30th, the more chances you have at winning some awesome prizes!! I hope to see you there!

Have a great week my friends!



Kim said...

I love this card. Going to have to try a few of the things you have done there. Thanks for sharing and Happy Birthday to Isaiah.

Mascha Zimmerman said...

This is so very beautiful, bye Mascha

Chris said...

This is just delightful! Your Tilda makes me so happy! She's precious. Her dress is too cute! I love the scene you created. Please give Isaiah a birthday hug and smooch from me. Love it!

Unknown said...

This card is so beautifull. You have made a lovely scene.


Karen said...

Very pretty card Rosie! : )

Suzi Mac said...

This card is utterly adorable, love you colouring skills and that sweet scene. Beautiful card. Happy Birthday to your lovely wee boy. I hope he has another wonderful celebration on Sat with his friends and family.
Suzi x

Peggie said...

Wonderful card. Love how you colored Tilda and the dress color is so pretty.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful card Rosie! I love how you've used the window and put the image on the inside. Great job!
Hugs Julie P

Cami said...

Wow! A very sweet and adorable card! Love the scenery you created, all the pretty embellies, and your Tilda with her pretty yellow dress!
Hugs, Cami

Christina C. said...

Rosie, this is absolutely divine! Love the design, papers and the bling!

EnblogSail said...

Smile! that's a happy card:)
Hugs, Caryl

Julie said...

Such a fun, sweet card! Makes me want to smile!


Barb Hardeman said...

Hi Rosie, isn't Isaiah just adorable! Happy Birthday big boy! Your card is so sweet! Just bursting with happy joy. Love all the stickles on Tilda's dress. Darling scene you created!

cabio's craft corner said...

Awesome use of your DP and wonderful idea of this card. Thanks for sharing :-)

Chris said...

Another awesome card Rosie.

Elle said...

Sweet, sweet card! I love the scene you created.

cathylynn said...

What a gorgeous card!! Love your colors and details! Love the scene that you created!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Unknown said...

Gorgeous card!!!! Love the scene and your colors nare fabulous!!!!!

Danielle Champagne said...

HI Rosie, Such a pretty card. Love the background scenery, so summary & happy. Miss tilda is so pretty in her little peachy dress. Very lovely.

Michelle Pearson said...

love your coloring...simply amazing! :)

Nicki said...

Hi Rosie, saw this on Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine site ( - it's been entered in a challenge by a child who keeps using other people's work, just wanted to let you know. I've left a comment on that site to point out that its your card.

Nicki, x