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Friday, June 21, 2013


Hi and welcome to my blog. What a fun image for summertime! Today is the first day of summer and it sure feels like it. It is time to find something to cool us off. A big slice of juicy watermelon sounds like a good way to do that! I had fun making this card today for a few challenges. The patterned paper is Basic Grey Sweet Threads -- Mix & Match. For the flower I started with a flat flower charm and used a technique that I have not used in a long time. I colored the charm using Sharpie markers. I then tapped Versa Mark ink over it and sprinkled on Sparkle embossing powder courtesy of  Sparkle N Sprinkle. I used three layers of the embossing powder. I love how sparkly the flower turned out!

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope your summer is great!

Challenges entered:

House Mouse -- Charming
Basic Grey -- Doilies
Simon Says -- Summer Fruits
Stamping for the Weekend -- Anything Goes


  1. aw, how pretty, April! lovely layers beautiful textures and colors. hugs, de

  2. This is so sweet! I love the look of that gorgeous doily!

    We had a very hot day here too. I loved it though as we've had some pretty miserable weather so far this spring/summer.

  3. This bunny knows how to cool off! What a fun card, and I love the way you colored the flower charm! Thanks April for joining us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge. Nicely done.


  4. love the image and the gorgeous colouring on the melon, thank you for joining us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge
    Hugs Kate xx

  5. Very pretty, cute image

    Thank you for joining us at BasicGrey Challenges this week

    Jo x

  6. Adorable, April! I love that charm - it looks fantastic. Thanks for the tip.

  7. Too cute! Love the paper choices and the doily really makes the image pop. Great flower too.

  8. Oh I could use some nice juicy watermelon right now. I love how you made your charm and the ribbon with it. Nice job for this challenge. Glad you could join in at House Mouse & friends this week.

  9. The is a lovely summery card, such an adorable image and fabulous design.
    Thank you for joining us at House Mouse and Friends.
    Pauline GDT

  10. Such a beautiful card, I love the cute image and wonderful summery colours
    Thank you for taking part in the Stampin' for the Weekend Challenge.
    Sue xx

  11. April...I LOVE IT! This image makes me smile. I love those Happy Hoppers :)

  12. Patoooie!!!
    Thanks for sharing with us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge!
    Such a fun and summery image with the pretty flower too!

    ♥ Sue Kment

  13. Great card! Sweet image! Love the layering and colored doily! Thanks for joining us for the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!

  14. This is fab! Thanks for sharing with us at stampin for the weekend! Hugs Rebekah xx


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