Thursday, June 27, 2013


First off, in my last post I guess I was being a little bit of a Debbie Downer.  I know we all get frustrated with our crafting (or other) processes from time to time and the key is to not be hard on ourselves.  I just wanted to thank all of you that left such sweet comments to help remind me of that and some tips too!  It is great being part of this blogosphere with all you wonderful people! :)

So, with the 4th of July (US Independance Day) right around the corner, I am seeing red, white and blue everywhere I look!  Check out pinterest and there are tons of decor ideas and in the papercrafting world in general lots of card, scrapbook and other inspiration.  There are a few in particular I have loved this week:
  • Some yummy mason jar cakes over at Pretty Pink Posh
  • Check out this sweet card over at Beachorado, it makes me want to make strawberry jam!
  • Super cute cupcake toppers at Lawn Fawn.
  • Various super fun DIY stuff on this fun blog.
No, I am not trying to be as cool as Cath over at Moxie Fab (not possible!), just wanted to share a few fun places I've gathered some inspiration in the last few days. :) 

I've also been inspired by this weeks challenge over at The Alley Way Stamps.  Check out this fun image!!!  (BTW- it also makes me want some cookies!  Have any to share?!  No seriously, I am hungry! HA!) Since I now have two of the TAWS sets, one of which I won via a random drawing over there (THANKS Allison!) and the other I purchased because it had a big-foot stamp.  You may remember my post- You had me at Yeti... consequently this is the same post that won me the free set- yeah!  Anyway, I used one of my brand new sets Tropical Hideaway to make this card.  Such a fun set it has the perfect feel for a summery challenge with 4th of July colors.  I used a tag from Basic Grey Kneehighs and Bowties which was perfect for this card. 

I have some more patriotic colors and cards to share this week and next, so please come back by!  Happy almost Friday!

PS- it is release week over at TAWS and Paper Smooches- wahoo!


Kara Lynne said...

So much summer fun on your card! Love those surf boards!

Stacey Schafer said...

what fun, Katie! don't you LOVE this stamp set?!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

I did a tutorial on the RCC blog for that glittered star headband!! LOVE IT!

OH MY! What fun papers for this card! LOOOOOOVE the surfboards! Makes me want to go to the beach! Too bad I have plans for a conference tomorrow! Maybe Sunday:)

Jen said...

Such a fun, summertime card! Love the patterned papers that you used! Thanks for joining us at the TAWS BE Inspired challenge!

~amy~ said...

Such a fun tropical card! Love what you've done! It's going to be a scorcher for the next couple of days...ugh. We're off to the SAM today.

Noelle said...

this is a challenge I really want to play! Hoping to squeeze it in.... this card is PERFECT! Love how it's red/white/blue and summery but not so much patriotic in spite of the color palette! I just ordered my forst TAWS sets ever, can't wait for them to get here! :)

Barb Murphy said...

You rocked this Katie! I love those surfboards and your take on the inspiration pic. Awesome! Thanks for playing with us at TAWS :)

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

This is so summery and fun!

Chris L.