It. Involved. Vault. Toilets.
And now I am back and boy was I ever ready to get back into the craft room! Paper. Ink. Stamps - the smell of life (and not vault toilets)!!
Today I'm posting my design team make for Eclectic Ellapu. The theme is "By the Sea". At first I was stumped, and then I remembered this great summery STAMPlorations set and got to work.
I pulled out my patterned cardstock and started by stamping it onto a bunch of different patterns.
I channeled my inner Lauren Bergold, the famed paper piecer and had a ton of fun doing it. I used my Cricut to die cut some wave patterns from various blue patterns.
And then I fussy cut. And fussy cut again. And again. whew! I love it though!
I'm going to enter my card into the following awesome challenges:
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything Goes
DL Art Thankful Thursday - Summertime
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Sisterhood of Crafters - Summer Heat
As for you - you should head over to Eclectic Ellapu and play along with our "By the Sea" theme!
Speaking of by the sea - here's a couple of shots of my vacation:
Wading through the Mississippi Headwaters
My little nephew, Landon, catching his first fish
Sugary grins with my niece, Emma, and spending some quality time with my shy nephew, Bryson.
Thanks for popping by my blog! I'll begin announcing winners of my birthday bash blog giveaway starting tomorrow so make sure to tune in!