Thursday, August 25, 2016

Summers End Blog Hop


Hey everyone!  Welcome to the Blog Hops with Heart Summer's End Blog Hop!  If you came from the amazing Amie Kiger's Blog, you are in the right place.

I hope you had a great summer!  My summer has been the most interesting...of my life, lol!  My family and I have almost moved to Arizona, and South Carolina...and while we are still in California, my husband could get news of a new region to take over any day.  We have been so incredibly lucky to visit so many majestic beaches and National Parks all over California and a tiny bit in Oregon.  But, living in limbo has it's ups and downs for sure.  So, I'm choosing to focus on the wonderful memories we are making with our children!  If we have to live in two hours from the pacific ocean or two hours from Lake Tahoe, has been the way to do it!

For this months hop, we are featuring anything about summer.  I have a few projects to share.  I hope you great some great inspiration!

For my first card, I combined the super cute stamp set Fiesta Gathering with the True Love stamp set.  Fiesta Gatherings is one of the great sets available only for consultants.  I colored the images with Copics, and then added Stickles to the Pinata and candy.  I used the Hit the Road stamp set for the #we'removing sentiment.  Think this will be good to send my mom, to tell her we are moving...again???

Of course I had to hang the pinata so it could swing!

For my next card I stamped the images for Swirly Seashells with gold pigment ink, then embossed them.  Then I played with the shells and my Kuratake Gansai Tambi watercolors.  The pearl sheen to these paints was perfect for the sea shells!   I used the Create Kindness-Beautiful stamp set for the sentiment.  I also loved how the woodgrain paper looked against the seashells!  The woodgrain paper is from the Rustic Home Fundamentals pack.  I wish we could get this piece in bulk!

Next on the hop, is the fabulous Wendy Coffman!  Thanks so much for joining me!