Making a Splash

Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air. 
             ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

MFT Pure Innocence Make a Splash


Our three-digit heat and dry, dry drought made soaking in the pool extra inviting this weekend. I don't tan – I just get more freckles. So, after this weekend, you can now play connect the dots with my freckles and I think my eau de chlorine perfume might be permanent.

MFT PI Sand-tastic Time


Here's the inside.

MFT You're Pure Sunshine


While I was floating and crafting this weekend (yes, a charmed life), my daughter was launching her new web, graphic and blog design business. Make a Mama proud and go check out Caitlin's new feb10 design site and The Juice blog, all launched with the help of big brother's e-marketing business, Peitho Media. I'm so proud of them both. They pulled off in one week what's taken me four years of blogging to learn. Genius, those two! Caitlin's a great writer, and she's created a fun place to hang out in at both her website and blog. In her first blog post she asks: "If you could design a logo to represent who you are, what would it be?" My brain hurts trying to figure that one out – I guess that's what she's here for. What do you think?


Catered Crop Recipe

I'm still basking in the glow of my stint last month with the My Favorite Things (MFT) team. MFT sent me so many goodies, i didn't have enough time in one month to play with all of them. This cutie is from the July 2011 release, Pure Innocence Make a Splash.


I made this for the MFT Wednesday Stamp Club sketch #28 (MFTWSC28) – such a fun sketch! You can join us at Splitcoast Stampers, here.


Here's the rest of the recipe and Copic markers.

  • Stamps – MFT Pure Innocence Make a Splash
  • Paper – Echo Park Splash, Stampin' Up! cardstock, Neenah
  • Color Mediums – Memento ink and Copics
  • Fibers – American Crafts ribbon and Baker's Twine
  • Embellishments – Prima Crystals, Stampin' Up! flower brads
  • Tools – Nestabilities; and MFT Die-namics: Sunshine, File Tab and Simply Scallops


MFT PI Sand-tastic time


Congratulations, feb10 designs, The Juice and Peitho Media on your big splash.


Sweet Comments

  1. jane w. says:

    hi there Linda! This is just ADORABLE! I have long a had a love affair with MFT…havent bought one of their sets is ages so maybe I NEED to get over there! lol Your cards always amaze me! Off to check out the dd’s site! :)

  2. Hi Linda, I just love this card. I love the way you used the scalloped border, the blingy splashes, the twine, brads… all fabulous with those great papers and your skilled coloring. I love it!

  3. Katherine LaPierre says:

    How do you get such SMOOTH transitions between your colors? Is that just a practice thing? I’ve played with my Copics and LOVE them, but think I need to put in more time…

    • Katherine, I cheat! I do a lot of paper piecing because I’m still not comfortable coloring and blending large areas. And, I use Stampin’ Up! pastels (chalks) for the cheeks. I get a softer color with the pastels. Make sure you’re using a paper that blends well. I like Neenah. Stampin’ Up! Whisper White does not work well at all! It’s coated, so you can’t get a good blend. Good luck!

  4. Beth Norman says:

    Wow. Thud. Terrific work. The papers you used really makes this sketch look awesome.

  5. I LOVE this card, I love your blogging style, I LOVE your pictures…
    Just LOVE it all! :)

  6. What a super cute card–love the layers and the gems! I love that little gal too:) LOVE your embellies!! LOVE:)

  7. Jenny S says:

    OMG- I just noticed that when you picture the Copics, it also goes through and breaks down which Copics you use where. Brilliant! I have not used Copics yet, but they are on my Want-so-dearly list! Now I know which ones I’ll need for skin and hair (#1’s on my list!) Thanks so much!

  8. Corinna says:

    Are you on this DT yet????? hee hee hee Well you should be, is all I’m sayin’!!

  9. Oh, this is just the sweetest! I feel ten degrees cooler just looking at it. Love the scalloped beach and the blinged waves!

  10. This is so cute!!

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