Thursday, May 13, 2010

Tropical Party

Am I attending a tropical party? No.
Am I traveling somewhere tropical? No.
Do I wish I were? Yes!! ;-)

Life has been crazy around here (with a capital C)!  Oh, how I'm looking forward to next week - a "normal" week!

Mother's Day projects, Mother's Day, Etsy, housewife/mothering stuff, sick kids, soccer games, weeding flowerbeds, computer problems, and more.  Did I mention that I'm holding a garage sale this weekend with family??  Yup. Those of you who have done it, KNOW all the time that involves! lol  ;-)

Finding time to create during all this is difficult, KWIM?  I'm soooo glad to be here to share with you today!  :-D

Here's something I *finally* finished, using new product from the Summer Mini Catalog! :)  Using the new stamp set, "Tropical Party"....

Oh, and NEW Designer Paper, "Island Oasis", and NEW "Square Lattice" Embossing Folder! :)

I also used "Full of Life" for the sentiment, and the set "Paradise" for the leaves behind coconut drink...(both in Idea Book & Catalog), and some fun embellishments too! :)

See the texture on the coconut? That's crystal effects applied, then let dry a bit, then dragging the tip across the surface to make markings.  LOVE it! :)

Thanks so much for hanging in there...hopefully I didn't lose all my readers! lol

The Small Print (All Stampin' Up)
Stamps: Tropical Party, Paradise, Full of Life
Paper: Island Oasis
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Whisper White
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive (markers)
Accessories: Square Lattice EF, Old Olive brads, SU markers, Crystal effects, Dimensionals

Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a GREAT day!


  1. how cute is this,thanks for the crystal effects tip.....great idea!! Happy stampin'

  2. I love this card! Great details - I love the square lattice background and the crystal effects. It makes me want to go make a tropical card too!

  3. Great card and great use of the new products! I am absolutely loving the Square Lattice EF and it looks great on this card. Welcome back - I've missed you. Thanks for blessing my evening! :)

  4. This is such a great card, I can feel the tropical breeze now. I was wondering where you were, glad you are back.

  5. Fabulous! The Square Lattice IF goes so well with the Tropical Party stuff. Now I have to have it all!!

  6. Crystal, I love this! The coconut is so cute!

  7. Hey Crystal! Awesome creation!! Happy to see you played along with us at The Treehouse. Hope to see you again next Thursday for another fun Treehouse Challenge!

    Yaneri -DT Member

  8. Super cute. I love that stamp set, may have to add it on next time I order, lol. I am so trying to hold out for the June preorder but with all of the cute samples out there, this one included, I might not make it, lol!


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