Monday, August 4, 2014

Dragonfly summer

Hi all!

Have you been enjoying your summer?  It's hard for me to believe we are already in August!  At the beginning of summer I panic and think how on earth am I going to fill up all these weeks?  (We don't do summer camps other than Girl Scouts.)  And then we get to August and I panic again thinking OMG I have all this stuff on my list of things to do that we haven't gotten to yet!  I am always torn about what's best for her - do I cram her weeks full of all of these "super camps" and put myself in the poor house so she can have all these super enrichment experiences?  Do I schedule a super activity myself every day and kill myself trying to make every day an adventure?  Or do I just let her laze around and do whatever she wants?  Today our activity is Minecraft mods - she wants to learn code and write her own.  I told her how about we just figure out how to use one someone else has made first.....

As for me, I have been back in the studio (usually with her right by my side!)  I saw a tutorial for a Layered Batik on Splitcoast Stampers that was very cool - I tried to do it 6 or 7 times and failed miserably free smileys

However, I liked the stamps I had gathered and the color scheme so I finally gave up and went with good old-fashioned stamping.  I am submitting this card to the follwoing challenges - click on the links and join them too!

All of the stamps are from various Inkadinkado clear sets I have had for ages.  I haven't bought a rubber stamp in a really long time and I pulled up their website - big mistake!  Now I want to order a slew of stamps!  I have always loved their stamps.

My hands down fave inks are Tsukineko and for this card I used Brilliance inks on the dragonflies and VersaMagic for the swirls.  I love how the brilliance shimmers and the VersaMagic is a nice soft chalk.  I like the mini size too - I have all of the dew drops - made it easy to collect them all!  The Hello is a Studio G $1 stamp of course!

I used a few Pez-A-Bling in light blue sparkle to finish it off.  Still one of my favorite finishing touches.  I do still have plenty for sale in lots of colors.  If you are interested let me know!  Eventually I will get them posted again with pics and links to buy.

And now I am off to research minecraft mods - thank you for stopping by!


  1. Lovely and very summery card. Thanks for sharing with the Daring Cardmakers this week!

  2. Such a very pretty card, the stamps are gorgeous!

  3. Love the butterflies
    thanks for joining in with The Daring Cardmakers challenge this week

  4. Thank you for sharing your favourites at Allsorts, gorgeous creation;-))m

  5. Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Allsorts challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  6. Gorgeous layering and I love the colours you've chosen. Thanks for joining in with us at Stamping Sensations this month. Maddy x