Here are my entries for the Hop. I hope you enjoy them!
I chose this theme simply because....'i love summer'! papers used: DCWV-doodlin around, various scrap pieces. card base is 3 3/4" x 8 1/2" folded. inks used: RANGER-shabby shutters-rusty hinge. Bee is SIZZIX-sizzlets called garden creatures, with a little doodling of my own for his flight trail. Sun: 5 star from the same cartridge, cut twice @ 3" then layered alternately for double rays. i cut the circle @ 3" and embossed with sizzlet heart by SIZZIX. Lemonade and layers all cut @ 3 1/2" and Summertime cut @ 1". a little bling from my stash and there you have it.
this is a standard A-2 which the card base is 5 1/2" x 4 1/4". i get a lot of teens that browse my cards when i set up at craft bazaars. so this cart was first on my list when the 'lite' carts first came out. extreme is cut at 1 3/4" using the shadow feature. the 'dude-skater' is cut at 3 1/4" with layers. paper used was just some of my stash but the background paper is from DCWV-high school. the black mat is 4 1/8" x 5 3/8". the patterned paper is matted at 4" x 5 1/4". i tore a pc. of corkboard for the ground and the border is a chain punch by EK. i inked the matted paper with RANGER-black soot. a few metal dots for bling and that finished the card. i hope you like it.
LIFE IS A BEACH
i chose this cart and this layout for its' simplicity. sometimes you really want something quick but don't want a lot of 'stuff' on your page. with this layout, i let the paper work for me. made a few simple cuts and that was it! DCWV-doodlin around. palm tree is cut @ 5 3/4" (i love this tree). hawaii is cut @2 1/2" with layers. i cut the layers 4 times in 3 colors using green, orange, yellow, red. again, just pcs. of my stash of papers. the mats for pictures are 4" x 5 1/2" (red), 3 1/2" x 5" (yellow) and 3" x 4 1/2" (white) all cut twice for 2 pictures. wonder why there aren't any pictures? hmmm, i'm still waiting for that trip to Hawaii! this layout took me less than 2 hrs to put together. i like it, and hope you do too. mabye we'll get some pictures for it soon?
thank you very much for visiting. i hope you're having a good time with this hop, i know there are a lot of talented ladies as excited as me to be designing for Erica. your next stop is: