Friday, July 19, 2013

Still melting in PA, plus FwF!

     Good morning, blogging friends!  Having a real tough time keeping cool these days.  I figured I would do an early post, before I head off to my steamy work.  I have had a great time this week, playing with the July Kit of the Month, from Unity.  It is full of wonderful summertime stamps!  Here are my Friends with Flair offerings for this week.

 
     Look at these beachy keen stamps!  This card was created with kraft, white and pistachio pudding card stocks.  There are Spellbinders dies, and inks in pistachio pudding from SU!, and toffee crunch from Memento. I used Glossy Accents on the seahorse, and added a few bronze pearls for embellishments.

     I would also like to enter this first card over at Simon Says Stamp Challenge, which is By The Sea.

 
     Card 2 is a monochromatic card using a vintage theme.  My papers are from DCWV, and this wonderful bike stamp is inked in old olive from SU!.  I used some piercing, and an MS punch to create a border.  There are pearls and a Prima flower to finish this one off. 

 
     Here we have card 3.  It uses the flower stamps from the KOM, and I can tell you now, I will be grabbing these flower pieces over and over.  They were colored with Copic markers.  I used paper from my scrap bin, and some washi tape to segment the card.  There are some bright buttons and an MS butterfly punch, as an accent.

     Okay, that's it for me.  I will be around to visit everyone before the weekend comes to a close.  If you are in this heat wave, be sure to check on a neighbor or loved one who may need help.  It is so important for us to care for each other.  End of lecture.....

27 comments:

JD/ Jill said...

What great cards you have created here. I especially like the first one!
and Mary Anne, I am melting too. Would you believe I hung out all my laundry yesterday in that heat? Yuk! But I have to admit, it dried very quickly! LOL

Patti J said...

What beautiful creations, my friend! Hmmm...there is a nautical challenge someplace. Beautifully done! Hope you are well. Hugs!

Patti J said...

I'm back! I think it is Stacy's curtain call challenge!

Ruby said...

Lovely selection of cards.

Rachel W K said...

draw dropping beautiful cards! i love the little seahorse so so much. stay cool this weekend... we're suffering here in CT too! uck!
-Rachel w k
rwkrafts.com

Jen said...

Lovely! Love the seahorse and we're busy melting up here in NY, too. Uggghhhh...

Dr. Ivy said...

You have created great projects with the KOM set. Love those flower pieces and how you colored them.

jennifer mitten said...

Amazing cards, every one of them!

Olga said...

we cooking down here in VA too, and still getting rain..............all of your cards are gorgeous my friend!!!!!

Laura Turcotte said...

LOVE them all--all are different, and I like that! We're cooking here in eastern Canada, too!

Carol L said...

You just make the most beautiful cards, and that's all there is to it!! I'm loving that seahorse! Gorgeous!!
Stay cool!

Karen (karey2005) said...

Excellent cards! Cool colors in hot melting weather! Perfect!

Linda said...

Amazing cards. my friend have great weekend.

Gaylynn said...

Omg these are all lovely. Beautiful stamping and trim. Wow.

Tracy said...

Oh my giddy aunt Mary Anne...they are all truly stunning cards!!
Hugs
Tracy
Xxx

Danie May said...

Wow three gorgeous cards and each so different, I particularly love the third one so bright and cheerful for me this morning on what is a dull miserable day here. Beautifully Done!

Julie Odil said...

Fantastic, Mary Anne! The first one cools me down, thinking of the sea. The third one has such stunning flowers. Hope you found some cool in your work day today.

Angeline said...

OH wow. gorgeous cards Mary Anne. Love all of it.My favorite has to be the seahorse card. So unique!

Colleen said...

Mary Anne,
I'm dog and horse tired today could not let today go by without stopping and seeing your Friday cards. Love that seahorse one then I got down to the flower and WOW that one is spectacular!

Lin said...

A fun nautical card for our challenge, Mary Anne! Thanks for playing along with us at the Simon Says Wednesday challenge!

Kris said...

Great inspiration for using this month's KOTM. Love them all.

Tameko said...

Such wonderful card designs!

Payne Holler Cards said...

You have 3 winners! Stay cool GF! Love love love air conditioning (-:

JPScraps said...

The cards are wonderful! I think I like the last one most.

Miwa said...

All of these cards are beautiful! Hope you can stay cool in the heat! :)

Katherine said...

Your projects look great, and some how, I got hungry reading the description of the colors you used on the first one... hmmm...??? :)

Pryn said...

ok, so these are all STUNNING!!!! You really packed the inspiration in this week, my friend! Now...I suddenly have the urge to purchase some beach stamps....wonder how that happened? Hee hee ;)