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Monday, July 30, 2012

Just Swimming By To Say Hi!

Whoo Hoo! I'm so excited! I've been invited to be a Guest Designer at Paper make Up Stamps!  This week is my guest designer week! Yay!  I had the pleasure of working with this wonderful team for this challenge, and had so much fun! The theme is a fun one, too!  The theme this week is "Summer," so it was a fun and easy theme! So fitting, too, for this hot weather we've been having!  I sure hope you will play along with us, this week, in our summer themed challenge, at Paper Make Up Stamps.

For my project this week, I used the image and sentiment, Suzie, from Paper Make Up Stamps, colored with Promarkers. I used this fun water wave paper, paired with this summer themed paper, both from my stash. The pretty blue pleated ribbon is by Stampin Up.  I used blue rain spots for embellishing.  I wanted Suzie to look like she is under water, so I tried a new technique after coloring her.  I sponged over the entire image with blue ink, to mute the colors and make the image have a bluish tone, to hopefully make it appear she's under water.  I like how it turned out.  What do you think? Does she look like she's under water?

I am using this photo from Just Inspirational Challenges, for my photo inspiration:

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Challenge #14 Day At The Beach at Can You Digi It
VSC #1 Summer Fun at V's Sweet Ideas
Challenge #24 Beach at Crafty Ribbons
Challenge #12 Water (swimming/scuba diving) at Always Crafting
Summertime at Creative Craft Challenge
Take Inspiration (Colors, Summer) at Oldie But A Goodie Challenge
Anything Goes at Simon Says Stamp
Challenge #49 Summer Fun at Whimsy Inspirations
Challenge #94 Anything Goes at Crafts And Me
Challenge #32 Splash Me at Crafting For All Seasons
Challenge #82 For A Friend at So You Stack Up
Challenge #39 Photo Inspiration (Sports - Swimming) at Just Inspirational Challenges
Challenge #30 Sports (Swimming) at Paper Play
Olympic Fever (Sports - Swimming) at Jellypark Challenge
Challenge #84 Try A New Technique at Wags N Whiskers CCH#125 Under The Sea, By The Sea at The Crazy Challenge
Beach, Sand and Surf at Just Some Lines
PIO#31 Cute A Can Be at Pile It On
Challenge #181 Things With Wings at The Crafty Pad
Inspired By: The Beach at Creative Inspirations Paint
Challenge #118 Summer Fun at I Did It Creations Challenge #37 Summer at Dream Valley Challenges
Lots of Layers at Whoopsi Daisy
CIC#56 Get Wet at Clearly I Stamp
TSG167 Color Challenge (Green, Orange and Blue) at There She Goes Clear Stamps
PPMC50 Two Or more Designer Papers at Paper Pretties
The Great Outdoors at Cupcake Craft Challenges
Challenge #126 Anything Goes at Critter Challenge
MIM#100 Anything Goes at Make It Monday
Challenge #65 The Outdoors at Daisy Doodles
Challenge #21 Anything Goes at Tammy's Scrappin' Corner
Olympics (Swimming) at Totally Stampalicious
Challenge #44 Anything Goes at The Stamping Boutique
Challenge #16 Anything Goes at Jackson's Digital Expressions
Challenge #23 Make It Sporty at The Squirrel And The Fox
Challenge #11 Summer or Food (Summer) at The Scrapbooking Queen


  1. Fabulous card. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


  2. Love, love, love how your Suzie Fairy card turned out Sammi! Perfect technique to give her a muted blue underwater look too. :) So glad you joined us as a guest designer for Paper Makeup Stamps today! :)

  3. Hi Sammi, fabulous summer fun card! I like the ribbon trim. Thanks for joining us this week.


    Kasey~in Oz
    Whimsy Digi DT

  4. Great card, I love your fab papers.
    Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.

  5. Wonderful card. Love those paper choices and I really like the image you chose for this challenge :-)

  6. Great card, perfect for a friend. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up this week. Hugs, Joan

  7. fabulous image - perfect for a summer card
    Thanks for joining us at OBAG this fortnight
    Lisa x

  8. What a fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at DYSU.

  9. What a fabulous card! This says summer all the way!! Thanks for playing along with us at V's Sweet challenge!

  10. So fab blue summer card. It looks very refreshing :)I'd like to go swimming right now :) Those rain spots are really cool on your card. I'm so glad that you are our guest designer at Paper Makeup Stamps this week.

  11. lovely card
    thank you for taking part in the challenge at the crafty pad this week
    Debbi x

  12. I just popped back to say thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this week.

  13. This is fabulous sweetie. Fab summer card. I saw you over on MIM this week.


  14. Great summer card! Thanks for joining us at Critter Sketch! ~Sharla :)

  15. This gorgeous card is perfect for our Great Outdors Challenge. Thanks so much for joining the fun at Cupcake this week. Good Luck. x

  16. Oh this is lovely, so summery! I love the cute image, isn't she sweet? Congrats on your GDT spot, too! Thanks for joining in at Dream Valley Challenges.

    love Mags B x

  17. What a super cute image, Sammi! Thanks for playing along with the Get Wet challenge over at the CIC :D

  18. Sweet image and a fab sentiment. Cute card!

  19. Wat a lovely card, thanx for sharing it at Critter Sketch Challenge. Hugs, Marion

  20. brilliant card - thanks so much for joining us at the Crafty Pad this week and good luck xx

  21. Beautiful card, thanks for joining us at Robyns Fetish summer fun challenge, good luck cheers Sue N x

  22. Fabulous card Sammi the image and colours look wonderful, thank you for joining our challenge at Bearly Mine this week.
    Lorraine x

  23. I love how you colored this adorable image. Thanks for sharing with us at Jackson's Digital Expressions.

  24. Very pretty card. Love the cool refreshing feeling of your card. It has a great Summer time theme. Thanks for joining us at Robyn's Fetish. Edwina Brown

  25. Cute, cute, CUTE, Sammi! Love those papers. Thanks so much for entering our "Anything Goes" challenge at Tammy's Scrapin Corner this week. Good luck in the draw.
    NanaConnie DT

  26. Fantastic thanks for joying us at daisy doodles challenge Nicky xxx

  27. Love the paper behind image and the embellishing for this fabulous card . Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday .

  28. I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS! My entries are: #84, #129, #157, #159 and #277.
    I would love to have you visit my blog!

  29. Awww...so cute!
    Thanks for playing at Pile It On!
    Helen x

  30. fabby image thanks for joining us at daisy doodles and good luck emma xx

  31. Fab card. Thanks for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy. Carol DT x

  32. Gorgeous card. I love the colours. Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenge.
    Bev x

  33. Such a sweet and adorable card! Great image and lovely details! Thank you for joining us over at Cupcake Craft Challenge! Good Luck! Hugs and sunshine

  34. What a great card! Thank you for joining us a The Squirrel and the Fox!