Friday, July 27, 2012

Feelin' Crabby?



Our final set this month is another FABULOUS creation from Torio. Made to coordinate perfectly with the previously released Make A Splash stamp set, this set if perfect for not only making cards, but scrapbooking your family vacations, and summer beach trips!


I count it as a REALLY  good day when you've finished making a card and you LOVE it, don't you?!?   I never seem to think to use little images multiple times until after I've seen someone else do it.  So when I saw last weeks iSpy Sketch (ISSC25), I knew this would be the perfect chance for me to try it out!!  I'm so glad I did because it was tons of fun and now I'm hooked and looking for ways to use those smaller images more.

My card starts with a 4x4 square base of Bazzill's Candy Bar cardstock and layers of Peppermint and Peanut Cluster cardstock.  Each of the little crabs were colored with Copics, cut out, popped up with foam dots and given a little touch of Stardust Stickles for some sparkle.  And once again, I used my new Perfect Layers tool to achieve the perfectly straight and spaced 1/16" layers on my card. 

Edit: This card was chosen as a Splitcoast Stampers CAS Favorite!!  :)



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 I am SO very excited about two FABULOUS guest designers I have joining me today!!




Next, is my 5 year old son, Nathan.  Nathan loves all things boy but from time to time, he can be found sitting at my table coloring with me.  Nathan was inspired to color his image to look like his big brother, Michael.  :)  Oh, and before I forget...he wanted me to mentioned that his card is for sale.  When I asked him how much he wanted to sell it for, he said he'd like $100.00!!  ROTFL!!  


The Beach Bum stamp set was such a huge hit, that the kids begged to use the stamps the day they arrived in the mail and had their cards finished before me!!

I would be forever grateful if you'd PLEASE leave my little guest designers some love today!!!
It would truly make their day!!

Beach Bum is a 6x8 set that includes a total of 19 stamps and will sell for $24.00.

Would you like to win the new Beach Bum stamp set? Here is what you need to do- visit the Trendsetter’s blogs that are participating in each of the blog hop challenges below and comment on their creations as you go. One of the Trendsetter’s blogs (from each hop day) will be randomly chosen as the ‘it’ blog and a winner will be picked using a random number generator from the comments left on that Trendsetter’s Blog Hop Challenge post.

You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning new stamps! The Blog Hop Challenges will be open until 5 PM Eastern Time Saturday, July 28th with the winner being announced during the release party chat.









Thanks so much for stopping by today!!


47 comments:

Candace said...

Wendy - Okay this is crazy, but that same sketch popped in my head with that crab image as I was thinking about what to do. I decided not to and went with a different design, but great minds do think alike! :)

Amanda and Nathan - Your cards are awesome!! It's so great to see young people enjoying stamping!

Annette said...

to adorable Amanda your card is amazing...your coloring is adorable and love the layout of your card...great job...

to handsome little Nathan...your card is too cute...great coloring and fun design...great job..

your card is too cute..love those fun crabs with the added glitter..

netsoojmik said...

What a superb way to use the crab! It's so nice that you kids also like to craft! That's just priceless! And they did an amazing job, just like you!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

These are all so fabulous, love them

Linda Monroe said...

Amanda has a real eye for color. I love how her yellow background matches so well with her yellow sand. Great Job Amanda.

Kelly Collins said...

Love the crabs all over your card. Great look. You must be tired of cutting them out!! Your children are so lucky to have such a great teacher!!

Amanda - Amazing job on your card. Love how you drew the clouds too!

Nathan - You did a great job on your card too! Love it.

Heide said...

Love all the crabs, this set is just so cute!

Amanda, Love you clouds and cute ribbon. Wonderful work.

Nathan, Great work on the sand and you card is so cute.

Anonymous said...

Amanda - You are amazing....I think I like your card better than your Mom's (wink)!!

Nathan - Love the fact that you make cards and wanted to color your boy like your brother...a future Tim Holtz!

Julie H in MN

Mary J said...

Oh, you got competition there Wendy - such sweet cards! And I love your too of course!

Kim O'Connell said...

Amanda, I love the lay out of your card and you did a great job coloring. If you would like to come and organize my crating stuff, I will give 10 bucks.

Nathan, I love your plaid paper behind your beautifully colored image!

Wendy, maybe you could try a little harder next time. :)

Miriam Prantner said...

Love the crabs with the sparkle, but really, I am blown away by your guest designers. GREAT cards Amanda and Nathan! I hope that they will be posting regularly!

Indy said...

Love your layout with those darling crabs! Your children's cards are fantastic!

Elizabeth said...

I love your crab-filled card! It's gorgeous. Your two guest designers did a phenomenal job. I also have an 11 year old daughter. Alas, she does not share my love for papercrafting and certainly does not volunteer to organize my craft supplies. You are very lucky to have her :).

Cyndi said...

I love how you used the small image for this sketch and the touch of "sand" is perfect.

Amanda: Love the shading on your image and what a wonderful job on your "sand"

Nathan: Are you sure you are only 5? I like how hard you worked coloring this design; I think it is priceless.

Lena said...

Such great cards!!! I have my hubby stamp with me sometimes and post his cards with mine. Your guy's cards are way better!!!

minitiger said...

Love all of the colorful crabs!

Dandi93 said...

This is the card I saw on SCS that got me to the hop today.. I missed the other days but I'm so happy to be here now.. Love this card with all the crabs, awesome layout and coloring. How lucky are you to have not one but two awesome guest designers. Adorable cards.. Amanda did a great job with her scene and handmade clouds. Nathan did a wonderful job coloring. Thank you for inviting me to the hop. Everyone did a marvelous job and so many fabulous cards.

jan farnworth said...

really cute

Michele L. said...

First putting on the glitz on those crab was great!
second i love the cards the children made, that was so adorable!

Sisters Craft Cafe said...

love your card and love that sketch too. these kids are amazing! and your little kid is funny, wow! $100 hahaha

Peggysuez said...

Amanda and Nathan those are fabulous cards, you did a great job!

Katie Skiff said...

Mom your card is amazing!! I love what you did with those lil crabs!!

Kids, your cards are so cute too, great coloring skills. Thanks mom for letting them play along!!

Lisa Lynn said...

Wow - what great cards! Great to see it is a family project. My kids are older and I miss those days so ENJOY!!!

Renee said...

These are all so cute! You've got a couple little artists in your house!

Amber Milone said...

Love the crabs with the glitter accents! Your kids are as talented as you are!

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Love the glitter on the crabs and your kids cards are so cute & adorable.

Sue D said...

Very fun crab card and the cards of your guest designers are fabulous!!

sharon g said...

First, i love how you added sand. Very cute and appropriate.

Second, I love that the kiddos have gotten into making cards!!! I love to see the next generation being crafty. I teach crafts at Pottery Barn Kids, and LOVE it when the kids are really into the crafts. They usually are, even the boys---even when they are fairly OLD!!!

Mary-Anne V said...

wow your beautiful talent has rubbed off on your kids. Amanda I love your colouring and ribbon. Nathan I love the great colours you used!

Diana Fernandez said...

LOVE that your kiddo's get involved in your crafting!!! How fun!

Heather said...

Amanda - love your colouring, it's fantastic! And your layout is spot on :)

Nathan - wow! you are one cool colourer! Love the beach you've created :)

Oh and Wendy guess you're card's ok too! lol Loving the cool layout! What a talented family you are :)

Shannon White said...

Wowie Miss Wendy! Wish I had some Excellent Guest Designers to help me out with my crafty posts! You are definitely a Lucky Lady indeed! 8-)

Amanda, your Card is Too CUTE!! 8-) Fantastic coloring and Love your hand drawn clouds! Just Fabulous! 8-)

Nathan Love Your coloring! So Fantastic! And you picked such Perfect Back ground papers to compliment your image! Just Super! 8-)

Miss Wendy, I Loved your Sweet crabby card! Too Darned Cute my friend! 8-)

Holly Saveur said...

All three super cute!

Susan Martin said...

So cute!!! LOVE the kraft paper.. great take on this sketch ;) Love it!

Margo said...

Nathan and Amanda, your cards are super cute!

Stephanie said...

I love your cards and you have quite the crafty cute kids there... Great job kids!

Karen (Your Next Stamp) said...

Love the multiple small images on your card! That sketch caught my eye too and can't wait to try it out! Let Nathan and Amanda know that their cards are FABULOUS!!!
Hugs
Karen

June Nelson said...

OOOh Wendy I love this what a brilliant idea to use little stamps mine all end up in a box unused, brilliant sweetie thanks for the inspiration, and your children are stunnning darlin hugies June xxxxxxxxx

Jill Angel said...

LOVE your card but must say your guest designer's cards are super amazing also!

Lisa said...

Super cute!! Great Job!

Denise Marzec said...

I ADORE this card. I saw it on FB and it TOTALLY grabbed my attention. Awesome coloring and I love the sparkle.

Kimberly Gajewski said...

What a fun card, Wendy! Love the design with all of those darling crabs! Amanda and Nathan have made some terrific cards! Your home is certainly overflowing with talent! :D

gobeagirl said...

Ok, first things first, Wendy..... I LOVE your crabby card! It just made me smile the second I saw it and I even had my hubby come and see it. :O) Huge smiles here. Next Amanda, I can't wait to see what design teams your going be on real soon. Your card is totally adorable and I have to say that I can see that you have you Mom's talents for sure. I love how you colored your scene and let me tell you Palm Trees are my all time favorite thing and girl you totally nailed it. I love your card as well and big smiles once again. :O) Now, Nathan, little man I love how you have colored this. I really love how you have made your sand look very real. Your paper choice really makes your palm tree stand out so well. I am going with my third hugh smile in one comment. :O) I would say that your whole family is very talented and beautiful looking to boot. Great cards all. Thanks to all three of you for sharing your creations. I am so glad your Mom has shared her stamps with you both. Have a great week. Hugs, Lisa G

Cecilia Hsieh said...

Love the crabby card Wendy! Amanda and Nathan - great colouring!! Well done! What a lovely stamp set for a fun card!

Muffin said...

I just LOVE your feelin' crabby card! Also, your guest designers are really fabulous - really amazing cards, both of them! Hats off to you, Amanda and Nathan!!

MaryAnneS-L said...

You must be VERY proud to have Amanda and Nathan show so much talent. I always say.....crafting together strengthens the family bond. Thanks for sharing.

MaryAnneS-L said...

Still looking for that crab and the kiddies in stamp....what brand are they?

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