Summer Fun: Elizabeth

Friendship * Sunshine * Critters * Flowers 
Join us over the next several weeks as we share cards that draw inspiration from the happiness of summer fun.




Hey You....



...hope you are having a great summer!

This was a fun card to combine paper piecing, die cutting and shadow highlighting.

The envelope was paper pieced and layered with a fussy cut mouse colored with Copics.  A small highlighted rectangle inked in blue made a subtle backdrop for the die cut sentiment.

Supplies:  Penny Black - You Enjoy 51-339, Especially Micey 30-410, Summertime Designer Paper Pad 80-016

More sizzling and hot summer designs coming from Jill next.


Summer Fun: Jill

Friendship * Sunshine * Critters * Flowers
Join us over the next several weeks as we share cards that draw inspiration from the happiness of summer fun.


Today I share with you my summer garden featuring Penny Black brushstroke stamps: 40-545 Lustrous, 40-546 Dancing Daisies, 40-547 Flower Lanterns, and 40-544 Poetic.  



Stamped flowers may be the only ones I can keep alive.  Does it count as a green thumb if my thumb is green from paint and ink? Heehee!
 Penny Black supplies: 40-544, 40-545, 30-433, 40-489


Penny Black supplies: 40-544, 40-546, 30-392, 30-283

Penny Black supplies: 40-544, 40-546, 30-392, 30-283

Penny Black supplies: 40-544, 40-546, 30-392, 30-283

Here's to happy planting, ahem, I mean stamping! :)

Summer Fun: Elizabeth

Friendship * Sunshine * Critters * Flowers 
Join us over the next several weeks as we share cards that draw inspiration from the happiness of summer fun.



A hedgie cheer!


Hip, hip, hooray...have a great day!

Supplies: Penny Black 30-426 Cheerful Critters, 30-423 Banner Sentiments, 80-015 Golden Moment Designer Paper Pad



Summer Fun: Jill

Friendship * Sunshine * Critters * Flowers 
Join us over the next several weeks as we share cards that draw inspiration from the happiness of summer fun.


There's nothing like a picnic and fourth of July celebrations to bring about some summer fun.  



My card today features a few fresh fruity treats I love to find on my summer menu.

And from our Studio to yours, we wish you a 4th of July filled with simple pleasures that feed the soul.  



Penny Black supplies: 51-356, 30-419, 51-353, 51-354, 30-227

Summer Fun: Elizabeth

Friendship * Sunshine * Critters * Flowers
Join us over the next several weeks as we share cards that draw inspiration from the happiness of summer fun.


Summer blossoms especially for you.

A simple panel of colorful artwork. 

Supplies:  Penny Black 40-517 Felicity, 30-423 Banner Sentiments, 51-352 Birds and Banners  (The sentiments and banners are coordinated to work together.  Be sure to check them out!)

Jill is up next with another summer splash.



Summer Fun: Jill

Friendship * Sunshine * Critters * Flowers 
Join us over the next several weeks as we share cards that draw inspiration from the happiness of summer fun.


Today I'm enjoying some summer fun with 4 new "friends,"  Penny Black's newest portrait stamps: 40-551 Charlotte, 40-550 Angelette, 40-549 Isabelle, and 40-548 Grace


Penny Black supplies: 40-551, 51-118, 51-132, 1999L, 30-420, 30-238, 40-473

Penny Black supplies: 40-550, 40-510, 51-106, 51-236, 30-238, 40-473
Penny Black supplies: 40-549, 40-464, 51-132, 30-404, 51-352, 51-353, 51-119

Penny Black supplies: 40-548, 30-283, 51-326, 51-353, 51-026

And stay tuned, a fifth beautiful friend, Elizabeth, will be back soon with even MORE fun in the sun. 


Summer Fun: Elizabeth

Friendship * Sunshine * Critters * Flowers 
Join us over the next several weeks as we share cards that draw inspiration from the happiness of summer fun.



Whee...Happy Thoughts!

Be sure to fly by for more colorful fun from Jill.


Summer Fun: Jill

Friendship * Sunshine * Critters * Flowers 
Join us over the next several weeks as we share cards that draw inspiration from the happiness of summer fun.



Nothing says summer to me more than golden yellow sunflowers. 

I think they are just the happiest flower!

Penny Black supplies: 51-346, 51-354, 30-423, 51-352, 51-308, 40-519

Keep thinking those summer fun thoughts... Elizabeth will be back soon with more inspiring creativity.


Summer Fun: Elizabeth

Friendship * Sunshine * Critters * Flowers
Join us over the next several weeks as we share cards that draw inspiration from the happiness of summer fun.


Hello summer!!!


This window greeting was created with a tri-fold card.



This allowed the window element to have a white backdrop while a message could be written under the inside flap.



A piece of acetate between the card and decorative paper provided the base to give the illusion that the sentiment is floating inside the window.

Supplies:  Penny Black 51-350 Hello Framed, 80-016 Summertime Designer Paper Pad

Stay tuned for more summer fun from Jill.


Summer Fun: Jill

Friendship * Sunshine * Critters * Flowers
Join us over the next several weeks as we share cards that draw inspiration from the happiness of summer fun.


Bright and happy blooms always make me think summer thoughts.  Here are some just for you!
This card features stamps and dies from Penny Black's brand spankin' new collection, POETIC. Oh, how I love this new release.
I hope you'll join me and watch THIS VIDEO as I give you a peek at the entire new release,what I've been making with it, and some tips and techniques I've used on my projects.

Penny Black supplies: 51-322, 40-546, 30-419, 51-132

Summer Fun: Elizabeth

Friendship * Sunshine * Critters * Flowers
Join us over the next several weeks as we share cards that draw inspiration from the happiness of summer fun.


It's that time of year for "pomp and circumstance"...



... and lots of happy congrats!

Supplies:  Penny Black 51-348 Congrats, 80-015 Golden Moment Designer Paper Pad

Put on your sunglasses because Jill will infuse you with her stellar colors next.


Same Stamp Challenge 2 of 2: Jill

One stamp, one Studio, two designers, two cards... what will two friends create when they both reach for the beautiful Penny Black stamp, 30-418 Stitched Flowers?

This stamp is such a JOY to color. So for my card I went with a very simple design.  I first stamped the flowers along one side of my card, stamping with VersaFine Onyx Black ink onto Strathmore 140 lb. hot-press watercolor paper.  Next, I painted the flowers and background using Distress Ink Reinkers used as watercolors.  My sentiment (Penny Black 30-406 All Great Things) was also stamped using VersaFine Onyx Black ink.

Thanks for joining us for this same stamp challenge... we hope we've brought a little springtime sunshine to your studio!