Saturday, June 16, 2012

It's All About Summertime Blog Hop

Welcome to the Memories in Tyme blog hops - where you will find some seriously talented people who love to share their ideas with you! Our hop today is anything relating to summertime - doesn’t matter if it is a layout, card, mini album, or decorating item, if it’s about summertime…it’ll be here!!! With summertime right around the corner - it’s all about the heat, sunshine, spending time outdoors, green grass, family, BBQ’s, parades…you get the idea!!!

Now, if you just happened upon my blog, then please go back to the beginning which is at Lynda’s blog ( Besides, the beginning is always the best anyway!!!

Now for my project!  For me, summer has always been about the beach.  I have always loved going to the beach and our beautiful Pacific Ocean here on the California coast.

I had posted a two page summer layout last week where I used a book called "Magic", which is an interactive scrapbook program from Close to My Heart.  The layout was called "Crystal Ball."  Click here to go to my earlier post.

For this hop, I decided to make cards using the same layout pattern instead of another set of layouts.  So, instead of a two-page 12 x 12 layout, I have created two summertime cards for you!

Here are pictures of my cards:

Card 1 - design is from left side of layout

Close-up of spinner

Close-up of other side of spinner

Card 2 - design is from right side of layout
For both of my cards I used our Footloose paper.  I also used a starfish from the Footloose Complements Dimensional Elements on the top right of the card.  I decided to add a "spinner" to the sun on the top left of the card by cutting two circles cut at 2 1/4" and then cut the second circle to make the spinner (the circle can be found on the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge - page 21, A1, < Circle2 > cut at 2 1/4").  I added a Chocolate brad for it to spin.  The sun was cut using the Create-A-Critter cartridge.  The image is on page 52, C10, cut at 3". The sentiment "4 My Friend" came from the stamp set of the same name "4 My Friend".  The summer words in the spinner came from a retired stamp set called "Sunshine Thoughts". Papers were edged with either Sweet Leaf or Chocolate inks pads.

For the second card, I turned it on its side and added a sandcastle from the Create-A-Critter Cricut cartridge.  You can find this image on page 40, B6, shift, < SndCastl > - cut at 2 1/4".  The seashells are on  the same page and were cut at 3/4".  The sentiment "summertime" came from the Footloose zip strip.  The "miss you like crazy" sentiment also came from the "4 My Friend" stamp set used earlier. 

Supplies Used:
Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge (Z1686)
Create-A-Critter Cricut cartridge
Footloose Paper (X7151B)
Footloose Complements Dimensional Elements (X7151C)
Sweet Leaf Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (Z2153)
Chocolate Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (Z2111)
Sponge Dauber (Z276)
4 My Friend stamp set (D1510)
Sunshine Thoughts stamp set (B1216)

I hope you enjoyed my cards - always love reading your comments :)

There is blog candy being offered from Memories in Tyme…One lucky winner for June will receive a goodie pack for scrapbooking - in order to get in on the drawing, make sure to:

1. Be a follower of Lynda's blog!
2. For extra entries...follow her on Twitter and Facebook Fanpage - information is on her blog!
3. Please check out everyone's blogs and leave a comment on theirs...the more you do the more entries you will get!

Thank you for checking out my project, now follow the links below and remember to visit all the stops for MAXIMUM ideas and LOTS OF FUN!!! Next up on the hop is Lisa at Handmade with Love.  Make sure you check out her fun project!!!

Here's your entire lineup:

 6. Suzanne -  YOU CAME FROM HERE 
 7. Lucy -  YOU ARE HERE
 8. Lisa -  YOUR NEXT STOP

 9. Janet -

Thanks for stopping by!



  1. I love both cards, but I need to come back & learn how to make that spinner card!
    Hummer Hugs,
    hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

  2. Both cards are great! Love the rotating sun!

  3. awesome job on both cards. great color choices! I love Close to my Heart products and Create a critter cartridge,

  4. Cute cards! I'd really like to learn how to make the spinner card.
    tcsobotka at charter dot net

  5. Love both of your fun summer cards. I definitely need to try a spinner card. Such a fun idea!

  6. These are great. I love that you can turn the dial and get a different message.

    Stay Creative,
    Carson's Creations

  7. Your sunshine is fabulous. Great idea.

  8. Adorable! Love how you stamped the sentiment on the beach ball! Great idea! New follower from Ginger Snap Scraps!


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