Testing the water

Friday, June 5, 2009

Goodbye weekdays; Hello weekend!!

I love my weekends. Sometimes we have hectic, overly planned weekends, but the ones I love the most are the ones with no set schedule. Like this weekend. Time to relax and unwind.....ah! I think the only thing we have tentitively planned is an outdoor concert at the State college in town. I love going to outdoor music festivals because we bring a blanket to lie on and I get to watch my almost 4 year old dance her wiggles out! :) Nothing brings me more happiness.

Today's card is all about that free living feeling. Riley sure knows how to unwind!

This Friday's Hanna Stamps challenge (HSC72) on SCS is a color combo of Burgundy, Pink and Black. Huh?! What do you mean my card doesn't have those colors in it?? Ok, I confess: I tried to make those colors work with Fins Riley, but it wasn't working out. And I'm just not that flexible to change my stamp choice to make it work. ;) Oh, but looky here; at this card I did last weekend! It has all those colors in it! LOL I already did this challenge before the fabulous Cindy posted it! LOL If you'd like to play along, please do. Just follow the link I posted above. (Remember, everyone that plays along on our weekly challenges goes into a draw to win a stamp set of their choice at the end of the month!)

This card is pretty straight forwards, so I won't go into too much detail. I only want to point out that the inverted scalloped circle isn't those new nestie dies everyone's been using. As much as I wish I had them, I've been using my decorative scalloped scissors to recreate that look. Don't discount those scissors just yet! They're cheap and effective! LOL

I hope you all have a fabulous weekend whatever it is you're doing! And don't forget to stamp!!

(PS. Just incase you were wondering why Riley appears to be standing on sand and yet the sentiment mentions 'hanging in the pool'.....I was thinking about these pools!) :)

Stamps: Hanna Stamps! 'Fins Riley' and 'Pool Party'
Inks: StazOn 'Jet Black', Creamy Caramel, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Close To Cocoa, Really Rust, Cool Caribbean
Papers: Canson Watercolor, Georgia Pacific, Bazzil Basics, PP - Scenic Route Paper Co. 'Beach House'
Access: Scenic Route Buttons. Dimensionals, Decorative Scissors


Lorie said...

I love this, Sandra! The colors are so gorgeous!! I am continually amazed at how you recreate the look of the nesties with decorative scissors. Those rock pools look so beautiful. What a warm and beautiful place! I want to go there!!!!!

Ittybittyinkspotstoo said...

WOW your coloring is so awesome! Love the colors and Riley is darling! Looks to me like he is standing on the bottom of the lake!
Just tooo cute!

Nikki Fairbairn said...

Gorgeous card Sandra, Riley looks so cute and your colouring is beautiful as always. Hope you have a great weekend. Hugs Nikki x

MiamiKel said...

My goodness you are amazing ~ I'd never catch the scallop wasn't a nestie if you hadn't mentioned it before ........ this is lovely. I like the seperation of DSP to look like water/sky/land - faboo!

Judy in Indiana said...

This is so cute! I love everything you make, I think I will just have to be your number one stalker now.

Shauna K said...

Hehe love it! Totally cute and the colors are perfect!

kadie said...

I so want to be where Riley is right now...especially if it's in Sydney at those cool rock pools! Sahweet! Great card, as always. I like the two PP's you put together...and you can't go wrong with Kraft. You do amazing things with decorative scissors, dang girl! Have a great weekend!

Catherine said...

This card is so cute and fun! Love the colors, flawless DP choices, and I can't believe you cut that scallop with scissors!!! I totally thought you had the new Nesties! Wow!
Thanks for the link on the rock pools! They look amazing and the idea is pure genius! I like the ocean, but sharks terrify me. What a wonderful solution! You Aussies are so smart! And talented!!!!

Renata van Miltenburg said...

Another perfect card, I start to like Riley ;)

Perfect colors for a sun-sand-see card!



Tab said...

ooooh I just love your Riley card! He looks fabulous with his rubber ring, love how you have coloured him. Wow how cool, are your lookalike nestie circles, so neat!
Hugs Tab xxx

Christi Flores said...

I am in love with this card! I hope you get some rest this weekend! :)

Vicki G said...

Absoltuely Perfect!

*Susan* said...

Another awesome card! Great colors and your scissors skills are just as amazing as your coloring skills! Oh I wish I were at that pool too... {hugs}

Mary Giles said...

Let's see...coloring...perfetc...layering...perfect...scissor skills...perfect... you are just the perfect card maker. You need to do a post on how to do more with less. You amaze me me at what you do with limited supplies.

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