Sunday, August 16, 2015

sea you again





I'm such a fan of Create a Smile Stamps and wanted to play again with the Sending Sunshine Kit:

cardstock:  bazzill marshmallow  stamps:  create a smile/sending sunshine  ink:  ranger archival black  other:  mft peek a boo trio, studio calico wood veneer stars, kuretake gansai tambi

That jelly fish cracks me up...love him.  This is actually take 2 of a card...I painted messy waves on the Peek a Boo Trio die cut and did some masking and eyeballing to get the images in the right place-ish.   Really love how this turned out.

So this is my first try and although I love the design....I wasn't loving the blue watercoloring....it  didn't sit right with me and then I didn't know if I should stay inside the stitched border or venture outside of it < ---  what do you do?

cardstock:  recollections/110, bazzill marshmallow  stamps:  create a smile/sending sunshine  ink:  ranger archival black  other:  pretty pink posh/stitched duo 2, kuretake gansi tambi

I so love the rainbow watercolored jelly fish...they make me smile and evidently the red one is really blushing (wink).

I was thoroughly inspired by the current CASology:


A big shout out to my (ex) Mother-in-Law who celebrates her 89th birthday today!  I picked up some fresh fruit to pop into a ceramic berry basket along with a container of beautiful pastel macaroons from the local farmers market.  How lucky am I that I still have been able to keep my friendships with both my (ex) Mother-in-Law and (ex-step) Mother-in-law.  Both women are fabulous.

P.S.  The winners of the Essentials by Ellen Holiday 2015 Blog hop have been posted over on the Ellen Hutson blog.

27 comments:

  1. Ah such a fun take on the cue this week Amy... love this!
    Thanks for joining Casology!

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  2. Two adorable cards Amy...and yes...that is absolutely wonderful that you still have friendships with your MILs!

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  3. Super cute, Amy!! I love the watercoloring and those super cute jellyfish. I can't believe, I'm typing that jellyfish are cute because I stay far away from those little buggers when I see them at the beach! However, these cute little guys are just adorable. :)

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  4. Love that first one -- these images are very cute

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  5. These are ADORABLE!!!!! LOVING those sea critters!! And Happy Birthday to you ex- mama-in-law!!!!!

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  6. These are so super adorable!! What fun images and GREAT card LO's!!
    AWESOME job my friend!

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  7. I like them both ... jelly!! You have the most wonderful heart, amy...
    =]

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  8. Love this fun card Amy! That watercolor panel is awesome!

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  9. I love that jellyfish too - he's so darn cute! I really like both cards and I would have kept my watercolouring inside the stitched lines as you did. Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

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  10. Amy, both versions are such a delight and bring a huge grin!! (I'm not surprised your ex-moms still love you!!) Enjoy your day! Hugs, Darnell

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  11. Your ocean critters are such fun! And yes, how wonderful that you and your ex-moms get along so well! You are sooooo easy to love - and we all do love you immensely!
    hugs~c

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  12. ahhh love your fun sea critters cards!!!

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  13. oh my how cute Amy.. love those sea critters..

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  14. How sweet are these cards??? I mean REALLY!!! love them to bits, so cute, you REALLY rock the Create a Smile!

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  15. Amy, they are BOTH adorable! Love that blushing jelly! Love they way you created your stripey watery waves! So cute and so clever! So lovely to have you join us at CASology this week!!

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  16. These are ADORABLE, Amy! I would have loved to have gotten this kit, it looked like so much fun :)

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  17. Omgosh, how cute! I LOVE both of these fun cards, my friend! That stamp set is just so durn adorable! Love the round peek a boo windows and love your watercolor effects. The stripey waves are so fun!

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  18. Both cards are lovely! LOVE the circles one! Those peekaboo critters are amazing! The blue watercolor totally works on the 2nd one! For me, it all depends on my mood whether I stay 'inside' the stitched lines or not! Love both!

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  19. I think BOTH cards are super sweet!! Love them!

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  20. Cute creations, I like the circular windows :)

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  21. Hey Amy!!! Your card is totally adorable. I love how you used the tri-circle die a the focal point. I would have never thought of that. Your coloring is awesome.

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  22. I think both cards are super cute!

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  23. I really like both of these cards! Love a column of circles and I like the wavy blue lines. And I also like the all over blue background of your second card too, with those sweet jellyfish. Really must get some of their stamp sets, they are so cute. And how fab your still friends with those wonderful women, goes to show that when your friends for the right reasons, nothing can break that friendship!!

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  24. This is as cute as can be...love your sweet sea creatures.

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Cheers,
~amy~