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July 8, 2010

So glad you stopped by!

I have a fun card to share with you today! This one lets my friends know I appreciate their visiting!


I'm so glad you stopped in yesterday!
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Stamps: Squigglefly (beachy surprise)
Paper: SU! cs, K&Co design paper, Martha Stewart dp
Ink: Copics
Other: MS border punch, Offray ribbon, Stickles,
gel pen (for faux stitching) & grandma's buttons!

I love that Squigglefly carries so many wonderful artists...this image is by one of my favorites, Cheryl Alger!!

I tried to do a bit of fancy "stitching" in the corners, but I think it looks more like a chicken footprint! lol

Is it still hot where you are? Pennsylvania is in a heatwave, ugh, we need rain sooo badly! The weatherman is forecasting storms for tomorrow, let's hope it drops enough rain to make it worthwhile!!


Here are some challenges...
Sassy Cheryl's~sketch
Crafty Calendar~summer/yellow
Stamp Insanity~water/summer
Cute Card Thursday~summer
Delightful Challenges~summertime/bright colors
My Partner in Crafting Crime~summertime
Crafty Ho's~fun in the sun
By the Cute & Girly~warm summer days
City Crafter~summer/red
Secret Crafter~water
Easy Craft Projects~summer
Drunken Stampers~summer vaca theme
My Sheri Crafts~summer
Iris' Challennge~summer
Creative Craft Challenge~summer
Color Chef~colors
Cowgirl Sunday~scallops & embellies
One Stitch @ a Time~ribbon


I usually don't like to combine that many challenges, but summertime was a popular one this week! If you aren't familiar with some of these challenges, check them out & add them to your list!

Enjoy your day!
Blessings!



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66 comments:

Deb Neerman said...

Omigosh, Maria, I love this! This is beyond fabulous ... it's ... it's ... beyondulous!

This is my favorite-Maria-card-of-all-time!

Rachel said...

I thought i recognized that little girl~LoL!! Beautiful card as always Maria!! Thanks so much for joining us at Delightful Challenges this week.
hugs,
Rachel :0)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Cute image, the summer colors buttons are great addition, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

My Sheri CRAFTS said...

The colors you used are great and I love that stamp! Thanks for sharing with myshericrafts!

Ayelet {Jenny} said...

Beautiful card! such a great image! thanks for joining us over at BTC&G and Good Luck! X

Danni said...

I think this is my new favorite "Maria" card! I just {heart} everything about it!! Love it! Great job!

Crystal said...

AWW Maria this is sweet, you have used the perfect summer colors and lovin those added buttons...CUTE!

Holly said...

This is really an extra happy card Maria! The image really pops on the white panel and the papers are so bright and cheery! I LOVE your cute chicken footprints stitching!

Patti J said...

This is one really cute image, Maria! Your card makes me smile! It's simply a delightful spot in this dreary and rainy day. Thanks for sharing!

Anita said...

Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges. Beautiful card!

cardcrazy said...

Perfect summer vacation card! Love it! Thanks for playing along with us this week at the Drunken Stampers!

Cheryl said...

oh hun this is just brilliant gosh so summery just love it bles you too for playing along at OSAAT love hugs cheyrl xxxxxxx

Valarie (vampme3) said...

What a sweet card! Love the image and the colors! Thanks for playing with us at Cowgirl's Sunday Stamp'en Challenge! Hope you play next week too! Hugs, Val

Lorraine said...

this is beautiful i love the inside too.Thankyou for joining us at CSSC this week and goodluck xx

Craftyanny said...

Fab card Maria, love the image and your colouring is perfect
Anne x

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Maria
A gorgeous card,thankyou for joining us at Delightful Challenges,
Hugs Dianne xx

Liz said...

wonderful card thanks for playing along at OSAAT

Liz xx

Jennifer said...

Too cute!

Thanks for playing at Stampinsanity.

Beth said...

Fantastic - what a perfect summer image! :) Thanks for sharing it with us at StampInsanity!

Linda Ledbetter said...

What a sweet and perfect summer card! It reminds me of all those days by the pool when I was a kid (you know, before the thought of being seen in a bathing suit was mortifying)! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us at Drunken Stampers!

Sparkle said...

This is just darling!

Cec said...

Great card, great image.. I love the clean layout and how you have coordinated your embellishments and your colouring. Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges.
Hugs!
Cec

margie c said...

What a sweet and beautiful card and image! I admire your coloring! and the color combo is so bright and summery! Love it :)

Thank you for playing along with us at StampInsanity too! I hope you're doing well and staying cool!
hugs, margie

Sylvia said...

So cute! I am sure your friends will love it!

Marlene said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS my dear!!! LOVE this! Going right into my list of faves!

Love crafts forever said...

Image are absolutely adorable, the ribbon is beautiful, punch on my list. Awesome card. Thanks for playing at OSAAT. Hugs, Nataliya.

Erica said...

Adorable! I love the border punch and the image is precious! Thanks for playing along with the Groovy Gurls at Stamp Insanity!

cgl1539 said...

Great card and that image is really cute! THanks for joining us at Cowgirl UP!

Cheryl Nelson said...

It doesn't get cuter than this!!
LOVE it!! Thank you for playing along at CCCB!

Iris said...

Too cute! Those colors and image are faboulus together! Thanks for joining us at Iris' challenge!

Claire said...

Gorgeous card, love the image and your faux stitching is fab
Thanks for joining us at CSSC
Claire xx

Queen La Rubba ~ Rach said...

Simply Gorgeous! I love your card! So wonderful! Love the colors and the image! A+ FAB!
Thank you for joining us for "COWGIRL’S SUNDAY STAMP CHALLENGE"! I look forward to seeing more of your SUPER FABULOUS crafty works in the future!
HUGS
Rach ~ Queen La Rubba

debby4000 said...

Wonderful, adorable card Maria.
luv
Debby

bosenberries said...

Love the image as well and the colours are fantastic!! Thanks so much for joining us at My Partner in Crafting Crime, Robin

Ros said...

Brilliant card! The attention to details is so good and I love that little image and your colour choice.. Thanks for playing at CCCB

rosalien said...

What a beautiful card, these images are fabulous, love the inside too. Great colour combination.
Thanks for joining DC.

Rosalien

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Maria.

Hugs Riet.xx

Cheryl said...

LOVE the blue and red papers/ribbons. Amazing card! Thanks for joining the challenge this week @ Sassy Cheryl's.

Elena said...

What a cute card, Maria! I like the stitching you added in the corner, looks so pretty to me! :)

alina said...

Lovely card, Maria! Thank you for joining us at Sassy Cheryl's!
Hugs, Alina

Heather said...

Oh My Goodness Maria! This is darling!!! I love the little girl and the inside is priceless. So fun and summery!!! :) Many hugs! Have a beautiful and blessed day.

Rae Anne said...

How darling - Your image is right out of a Dick, Jane, and Sally primer! The primary colors and buttons are just wonderful! Thanks so much for working the corner with The Crafty Hos! :D MWAH!

Alison said...

This is fabulous! I LOVE that image!!! You made a great card! Thanks for playing along with thte Groovy Gurlz!

Sylvia x said...

fantastic card!! thanks for joining us over at creative craft challenges..xx

Sarah A said...

Oh I want that image!! You have created a beautiful card and love how you have coloured the image.

Thanks for sharing this over at Cowgirls Sunday Stampen challenge.

Sarah x

Padster said...

Love the bright and cherry colours - lovely reason for sending a card too! -
Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week.
Hugs,
Deb x

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Maria - how adorable is this image - she is way too sweet and so beautifully coloured! Love your card and the reason for sending it - ADORABLE!! Love it! Thanks for playing along at Cowgirl's Sunday Stamp'en Challenge! {{{hugs}}}
Linda CSSC Guest Designer

Linda Robinson said...

WOW! Do you feel the Love! What an adorable image.. This is so cute!

Thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

JR Creations said...

Wow it's gorgeous, great image! Love the colour choices. Thanks for playing at MPCC.

Jenny T.

The Wired Angel said...

Another darling card, Maria.. I love this image and you did a fab job creating a terrific summer scene. It's perfect. Thanks for being with us at Sassy Cheryl's this week. Have a fantastic week! Hugs, Peggy x

Annette Bowes said...

Wonderful fun card Maria, cute image and great sentiment, thank you for joining us at Cowgirl's Sunday Stamp'en Challenge, have a great weekend, take careX:)

Susan's crafty chaos said...

Such a fun card, and what a wonderful way to let your friends know you were pleased to see them :D
Thanks very much for joining in with our Lace/Ribbon?bow challenge at OSAAT this week, don't forget to check back tomorrow to see the new challenge and find out who won this one :D

Margreet said...

this is sooooo cute..thanks for playing at Stampinsanity!
xxx Margreet

Jackie said...

This is so cute! I love what you did with thie image and the sun! Thank you so much for playing along with the Crafty Hos!

Hannapanna said...

Gorgeous card. Beautiful colours and the image is really cute. Thanks for joining us over at By the Cute and Girly this month and good luck. Hugs Hanna

Scrappy said...

Simply perfect! Fab card! Thanks for joining us this week at Crafty Hos and OSAAT! Hope you’ll be back to join us again soon!

coldwaters2 said...

Oh this is fabulous Maria I love that image along with the punched border and ribbon a great fun summery card thank you so much for sharing it with us at OSAAT this week.
Hugs
Lorraine x

beadz said...

Maria, is such a great card!Nice summery colors. Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges - Good luck!
hugs,
Gini

Tammy Miller said...

What an adorable card I love it! Thanks for joining us last week at the Crafty Ho Blog! Please join us again this week for another great challenge!

Ann English said...

Just adorable! Thank you for joining us this week at Sassy Cheryl's!

Amy said...

The colors really make this card POP!! Great job

Pat (mspfd) said...

I just love this image and you did such an amazing job showcasing it. What a fabulous creation!

And thanks Maria! You sure know how to make a girl feel good with your wonderful comments.

Chrissy D said...

ohhh I love this card - the colors, image and everything PERFECT!

Heather said...

Beautiful job!! Thanks for playing...

Jessica T said...

Hi Maria I love love love the colours you used what a super fun summery card! Thanks for playing along at ECP xx

debs said...

such a sweet card..:-)
Thanks for joining us at BTC&G...Debs x