Welcome to the July issue of our Stampin Friends Blog Hop -where the theme this month is Summer Fun! I am so excited about this theme, and I can’t wait to see what everyone has created this month! I’d like to welcome to our three guest bloggers this month:
I don’t know about you, but in the summer I like to spend time with my family doing fun things. I’m pretty lucky to live very close to my siblings, nieces and nephews and feel blessed that we enjoy time together and love going to the movies, on fun outings, trips, swimming and going for ice cream! After taking the kids to see the new Disney- Pixar movie Finding Dory, I was smitten with all the little fish and critters. We absolutely loved it, roared with laughter- such a fun movie!
Then this past weekend we made a spontaneous trip to the Syracuse Zoo (the Rosamond-Gifford Zoo) which was about two hours away from us. As you enter the zoo, the first exhibit is the aquarium! Such awesome fish and marine life! We loved it!
So my projects today were inspired by Finding Dory and The Rosamond Gifford Zoo. I knew I had to feature our brand new stamp set called Seaside Shore and the coordinating products found in the By the Shore Suite on pages 92-93 of the new 2016-17 Annual Catalog. I love the colors in the By the Shore DSP, but I wanted to incorporate more blues that are seen in nature, so I used Pacific Point and Tempting Turquoise card stock for the base of my two cards.
My two seaside shaker cards- super fun and used real beach sand!!
Cutting the window sheets about an 1/8″ smaller than the front of the card is helpful.
Be sure your sand and shells are clean and dry!
Word to the wise- move the fish up a little bit (or add less sand). I stamped the greeting on another piece of window sheet and then used glue dots to adhere the three fishes so they would be “inside” the faux water.
I just adore our new foam adhesive strips- they worked perfectly for both of my shaker cards!
For the second card I omitted the greeting, and added coral to the inside part of the card (which I strategically placed behind the fish).
Then for my 3D project, I opted to try my hand at a mini aquarium- perfect for my office- these fish won’t die on me! I stamped with Stazon ink and then colored with Sharpies on the opposite side where I inked. Then I even brushed some of my clear wink of stella over them, which is hard to see. I used clear elastic thread (from my jewelry making stash) and used glue dots to adhere the fish to the clear thread.
I can’t wait to hear what you all think of my nod to summer fun! (were you worried I was pushing it yesterday with my fall tree??)
Don’t forget to leave a comment with the hashtag #SFJulyHop when you leave me a comment and hop around to all the other bloggers sites and leave them comments as well. Lots of craft supplies have been given away to 6 lucky ladies (January through June one each month).
Are you ready to go see Siara’s Summer Fun Creations? me too! click the “next” button to head over to her blog:
Or, if you need to hop backwards to go check out Twila’s blog- just click the “previous” button here:
For a complete list of all the bloggers this month, scroll down to the very bottom of this post today.
Hey, also- don’t forget only 10 more days to earn Bonus Days coupons!!
Here’s the list of supplies I used for today’s projects (just click each photo and it will take you directly to my online store). I am so very grateful for each online order, you have helped me reach goals that I never dreamed possible with this lovely “hobby” that has grown into a fun and exciting business! THANK YOU!!
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