Saturday, June 19, 2010

Stampotique Designer Challenge: What Summer Means to You

Thank You all you Stampotiquers for your thoughtful comments! Your designs and challenges inspire us all. I am so excited to take home the Stampotique Gift Certificate for the FIRST TIME! YAY!!!!

Oh Summer...what it means to me now, what it used to mean to me way back when...Back in the day, summer meant ALASKA! Visiting loved ones, staying up all hours of the night-talking, laughing and sharing nonstop, living in a tent, gutting fish, really living, you know? And now, the family is not as close as it once was and Alaska is more like a distant memory. These summer days, I daydream of ice-cream while finding shade in this desert. Still doing my best to make my dreams of looking amazing in a bikini come true! (I'll let you know when that happens!!!)

The birds and the bees, lounging outside, a flower in your hair, daydreaming of life's simple pleasures.

Now, onto why I made this little paper creation sensation in the first place! I don't know what to call it because it's not exactly a card. Oh whatever, I'll call it a card anyway:) So, I made this, this card for The Stampotique Designer Challenge this week which is to create something using your favorite stamps which expresses what summer means to you. And here it is! I am sure Summer means much much more to me but I am so long winded and this is my attempt to keep it short and sweet! Like Bob, at my work:)

So, as for what products I used, here goes: STAMPS:ice cream cone by A Muse Art Stamps/All other stamps by Stampotique including: Jasmin, Medium Bee with Tiny Bee Mounted on Side, Daisy Daisy all by Jo Capper-Sandon; and 2 Sided Bird by Josie Cirincione. COLORED in copics & Tim Holtz distress ink (tea dye, spiced marmalade & broken china). Violet Cake Washi Tape by The Greeting Farm (that's the purple tape on the corners). A flower and a brad. My own scribbles for the thought bubble. And a little license plate. Clear Stickles. PAPER: the pinkish one with the swirly design is from "me & my big ideas" paper pad/the blueish middle paper is "Betty Boards" it's time breaking free, Jen Wilson adventure series/ and the outside greenish one is Jen Wilson's 29th street market "fresh brothers vine scroll/green grass paper".

THANK YOU for visiting! I really do appreciate it. Thank You!

Buttercup xoxoxo


  1. Love your daydreaming card! Thanks for joining us on SDC #9.

  2. I love your card! I am not sure i would love gutting fish in the summer , lol!! Thanks for joining us at SDC!

  3. I love this card, you've made it so bright and summery. Love how you made Jasmine look really funky too. Thanks for joining us at SDC x

  4. gorgeous colours in this...and what a daydream! lol

  5. What a fabulous memory of your trips to Alaska and I love the collage of summery theme you used and all the bright colors! Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge!

  6. What a great piece of art! Loved the vibrant colors. It made me smile. Thanks for joining us a SDC.

  7. Yummie! This card has a very summery feel to it! Thanks for joining SDC!

  8. Buttercup, this is so great! I love the composition and the beautiful colors. Your coloring is top notch! Thank you for joining us at SDC this week!
    Val :)


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