Sunday, July 17, 2011

Summer Cookin' Thank You - PPA102 challenge

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Ahh...summer.  It's a beautiful sunny, bright day here in northern Illinois.  But, it's 91.1 degrees and humid.  Ick.  Even though my flower beds need to be weeded (again), I decided to stay indoors this afternoon.  And stamp :)
Good decision, don't you think?

The DT at Pals Paper Arts has given us this challenge:
PPA102 - Summertime and the Livin' Is Easy - Especially with Blog Candy!
We're told to draw inspiration from this photo...or whatever says summer to us.  Well, I just bought the new DSP from Stampin' Up!, called Domestic Goddess.  I think the colors look SO summery.  I cut 3 images from that DSP for this card.  And then, there is that cute gingham stamp in the House and Home stamp set.  Love.  It.  I just had to ink it up!  This was such a fun card to create.  I know...I say that a lot.  But it was.
I'm posting several photos, to try to show the details on this card.  Can you see the little wisps of steam rising from the pie?  That's a few lines from my clear Stardust pen.

Oh, I almost forgot.  I took a piece of that DSP and used it to line my envelope, too.
Thanks for visiting...I hope you'll leave a comment.  I appreciate them so much!

cardstock: baja breeze, tangerine tango, whisper white, so saffron (all Stampin' Up!)
ink: baja breeze, basic gray (SU)
stamps: sentiment from the pocket silhouettes set, gingham from house and home set (both are SU)
dsp: domestic goddess (SU)
other: tangerine tango striped grosgrain ribbon (SU), paper crimper, clear stardust pen (Sakura)


  1. There you are!! I have been here many times before, but was frustrated when I couldn't find the link again (thanks for your email). Your work is gorgeous! This card is totally fab, love all those wonderful details, especially those wisps of steam!

  2. Great summer time card!! Thank you for playing along with Pals Paper Arts.

  3. Beautiful card Susie! I love the cooking one below so much also. Thankyou for all your comments on my blog... thank you for taking the time. It means so much. Happy Stamping! Vicki Chrisman


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