Saturday, June 1, 2013

Summertime and the Living Is Easy!!!

Hi Everyone! 

Before we get onto today challenges we have a little bit of news to share with you. First of some sad news which is that Cindy Haffner has stepped down from the Design Team for now. Cindy is one of our founders of this challenge blog and we will definitely miss her. Hopefully when things settle down for her she will return.

Now we have two new "Crazies" to introduce to you. Please welcome Anja de Regt and Peggy McCurry who look forward to inspiring you each week. 

Also starting this month we are going to have a Guest Designer join us each month. For June our Guest Designer is Amber Hillman.  Be sure to check out her fab work when you visit the blog.

Kristine is our hostess for the Crazy4Challenges this month.  She has started the month off with a challenge that is near and dear to my heart......SUMMERTIME.  Warm weather, beaches, sandcastles, boats are just some of the possibilities.  I went with the ocean and boats as I had this fabulous Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps that had not yet seen ink.  Both the image and the sentiment are from that set.  I embossed the base with an embossing folder of waves.   This will be a birthday card for a very dear friend who loves the ocean as much as I do.  We have spent many, many, many days and weeks in Maine, enjoying the shore and all its beauty.

The Crazies Blog will be full of summertime creations.  I can't wait to see them.  Why don't you take a look too???


StampOwl said...

Fun summer card Joanne

Kristine Reynolds said...

Gorgeous Joanne! Love the colors! Makes we wish I was there!

Peggy said...

Absolutely beautiful scene! So calming!

Carol L said...

Hi Joanne! Thanks for dropping by my little old blog and saying "hello!" It's been a while, but I see we're still crafting cards and having fun :)
Your card is gorgeous, and uses one of my favorite stamps ever! The embossed waves and beautiful sun and clouds look SO relaxing and calm!
And now I'm going to surf through your blog and see what you've been up to! It's been great hearing from you again! Have a great weekend!

Carol L said...

BTW, the calendar on my blog isn't my creation :) My friend Heidi made it for me :)

stampinganja said...

Thanks! Love the beautiful scene!!

Benzi said...

Just beautiful, Joanne. What a great job on this card and the sun reflection in the water is such a nice touch.
Great header, too. It is so 'you'.