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Thanks for visiting my blog. As the title suggests, I love to scrapbook, stamp, and sing! I will share cards and scrapbook pages I create, as well as information about my music - Barbershop harmony.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

A "Summer" Scramble

Well, it's not quite summer on the calendar but we had a fun time with Janet today for a summer-themed Hero Arts Flickr Group Scramble (90 minutes to design, create, photograph & upload a card).  I just loved Janet's inspiration photos which you can see on her Scramble thread.  The other two options were emboss/resist and "summer"; her daughter wanted her to say flip flops so I complied and gave her some - LOL!

Summer Scramble

I did the flower background on this sandy colored paper from Authentique (their Genuine set) that has beautiful blues, whites and browns in it.  Stamped the Flower Pops from Hero Arts with Versamark and white embossed, then rubbed Walnut Stain Distress Ink into the edges.  The darling flip flops are a Hero Arts digi cut done on my Silhouette SD; I put an offset mat behind them to give them more definition against the background.  I think most of my 90 minutes was spent waiting for those flip flops to cut!!  The sentiment is from an older Hero Arts clear set called Thoughtful Messages.

Doing this Scramble really put me in the summer mood!  I got my tree trimmings hauled off to the compost heap and mowed my front yard.  Saved the back yard mowing for tomorrow since I'm crafting with some friends tonight and still have to organize my stuff (a challenge after a Scramble!!).

Hope you're enjoying the weekend and thanks for stopping by!


Heather Maria said...

Lol, can't believe we're blogging at the same time! I absolutely love your card and it was brilliant that you combined all three of Janet's themes into one card! The background is just gorgeous and the flip flops are fab! I haven't a clue how to make an offset mat so I may be calling on you for your help! Enjoy the rest of your weekend:)

Barb said...

I love this card, Linda! One of my faves from the scramble! Those sandals are adorable and I LOVE your beautiful background!

Can't wait to see you and Daria on Wednesday! (I sent ya another Flickr message.)

Cindy C. said...

Wow this is really a summery card!

Greta said...

Adorable card, Linda!

Anette said...

Love this, Linda!!