Hi! Happy Summer!

Hi friends!

and HELLO summer!  
School is officially out and this is such a glorious time of year ...
The good 'ol days of summer.

Yesterday (and today - at 1 am!)
 I had a fun crafter-noon with uninterupted card making
after I dropped my son off at a  ....... yep, pool party!
And just in time, my new Pink and Main stamps arrived to play with ♥
These sending waves cuties are such a delight ...
the minute I spied them, I said let's make a pool party ~ on paper! :)

Here's how I made this trio of friends card:
I really wanted the look of a pool with a thick white border 
so I taped off the 4 sides of the cardstock,
 then sponged out different shades of blue distress ink and oxide ink
in Broken China and Evergreen Bough.
Once that was finished, 
I stamped and colored the 3 friends from the stamp set,
alternating different colors of skin and hair,
and arranged them around the pool.
I had another spontaneous idea while creating this card,
so in the end I didn't add the sunshine but put a sentiment in it's place!
A few clear and aqua color sequins and this pool party 
is ready to begin!
Because summer looks good on you!  :)

If you want to peek back again,
you'll see more of this Pink and Main stamp set soon ~
it's my next stamp set in my 3/3 series ♥

 I've been playing along with the Kathy Racoosin's 
#thedailymarker30 day and already we're up to day 10 ~ woohoo!
I'll enter this into her coloring challenge here.

Big hugs, bigger blessings ♥


  1. Pool party sure does sound fun. Cute scene.

  2. Amazing background for this fun pool party scene. Loving your coloring on the three pals! Great sentiment too!

  3. Love your pool party card (just returning from a visit at the sea)
    xxx Margreet

  4. Oh Kelly, your pool party is just a delight!!! Could I participate? LOL :D :D
    Love how you realized this scene! It looks so cute and fun!!
    I'm waiting the end of June, then school will be finished also for me!! Kid's vacation beginning in a few days, but teachers have a lot of work to do with papers and reunions since the last day :(( Sigh. This is the less pleasant part of the school year
    Big hugs!!

  5. So very cute Kelly..love the inky background and your little charaters are fun and look like they are ready to party..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  6. They are adorable and love the pool party scene. Great water effect background. A brilliant summer card. Big and blessings, Carol S.xxxx

  7. Great background and the cutest of cute stamps used...fabulous card..xxx

  8. What a fun card Kelly, and so beautifully made.

  9. A fantastic card and lovely stamps Kelly.

    Sue xx

  10. YAY! It's summer... no more school for a while! And look at you... rocking the 30 day coloring challenge, playing with new stamps, and creating fun cards! Way to go, Kelly!

  11. How adorable, Kelly!!! Fabulous watery background for these frolicking kids!!

  12. Super cute! Your background looks so inviting with the inky pool and the shimmering sequins!

  13. Absolutely the SWEETEST card Kelly! What a fun pool scene you've made and your coloring is the coolest! :)

  14. its super adorable card!

  15. Your pool kids are too cute. Wonderful water/pool created.