AHSC #46 – Bring Your Sunshine

I was talking with my friend Betsy the other day and she asked “remember when we used to do the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge all the time?”

I did remember and I still go look at the ahh-mazing artwork there every week, but I just haven’t felt like doing any challenges lately.  Then today I looked and she had participated so I thought “what the heck, why not?”  I headed for the craft room as soon as I had my pizza dough mixing in the bread machine, printed the challenge and put my thinking cap on!

This is the sketch I had to work with and sunshine immediately came to mind – probably because we’ve had some  too many gray days here in the great Pacific Northwest!

I had recently reorganized my stamp room and remembered seeing some retired “Surf’s Up” paper and thought I’d start there!  I then located a sunshine image on the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge and pretty soon I was on my way!


Lately, I’ve tried to kick up the inside of my cards by adding images and a little glitz!  Here I stamped the sun in Goldrush and the sentiment in Sky and added some Teal Shimmer Trim for a little pop!


Thanks for stopping by for a little sunshine – I hope you’ll also take time to visit the other challenge entrants over at the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge Blog!


Surf’s Up on the Paper Trail

Welcome to the Paper Trail Blog Hop where the hot summer colors of Surf’s Up take center stage.  If you’ve ridden the wave from Connie’s Scraps & Stories thanks for not bailing, if you’ve just put on your board shorts and started here not a problem, just follow the links and you’ll do a 360 and make your way right back where you started seeing some great artwork along the way!

Chocolate, Crystal Blue, Ponderosa Pine and Sorbet and joined with the exclusive colors of Surf’s Up Gold and Surf’s Up Teal for some beautiful papers.  These papers and the fun Surf’s Up Embellishments work perfect for any summertime activity.




 I recently redid my craft area and wanted a fun banner to display what I do best “DREAM” above my stamping/scrapping desk.  I used the recently retired mini banners – (which although the chipboard is retired) the shapes from the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge are not.  I added some fun shapes and layered letters cut from Sorbet.  I finished my embellishing by adding Pinwheels from the Surfs Up Collection to each end banner,  Clear Sparkles to each of the letters and a flower flourish from the new Wooden Mini-Medley Assortment.

Now kick on over to The Paper Taylor  where I’m sure Linda has some bitchin’ art for you!