Saturday, July 2, 2011

Sending Sunny Summer Smiles

Say that one 3 times fast!
Hello everybody and welcome to Nonna's Craft Corner! I hope you are enjoying your holiday weekend.  I've spent most of my day either upstairs in my Craft Corner or downstairs eating food I shouldn't be's been a good!
It's been awhile since I have taken part in a challenge and since I've had a bit of extra time this weekend, I thought I would join one of the fun challenges going on this week.  The challenge at Bitten By The Bug 2 looked like a fun one to me!  The challenge is to create a project using the watermelon cut from Stretch Your Imagination.  I love pulling out an older cartridge like this one and trying to come up with something new!

And here's my card....

I love this hot pink and green combo...looks so summery to me!
* Paper is by Cosmo Cricket.
* Background mat - Elegant Edges (Oblong feature pg 37) cut at 6 inches
* Watermelon - Stretch Your Imagination cut at 5 inches
* Tag - Nestabilities - Ribbon Tag Trio 3
* Sentiment - Pink By Design Summer Vacation stamp set.

To punch up the watermelon a bit, I used the Cuttlebug embossing folder Swiss Dots on the hot pink portion of the melon.  Can you guess which folder I used on the bottom?  I flipped through my folders trying to find something that would mimic the rind of a watermelon...who would have thought....Animal Prints! I think it worked out pretty well!

I love this stamp!
I inked up the edges with lots of Ranger Ink (Shabby Shutters) and a bit of bling always makes me happy.

And of course, I had to use up my daily quota of pop-dots for all the layers....I should owe stock!

Ok, I'm off to link up my card.
Thanks for stopping by.  I always look forward to your visit and your sweet comments!

Until next time,


  1. very those colors. Thanks for joining us on our BBTB2 challenge.

  2. Wow, your card is terrific! So colorful! Love how you cut the background mat a couple of times. Don't you just love Elegant Edges cart? I do. I love everything about your card. Wouldn't have guess animal print for embossing folder - was thinking Distressed Stripes. One terrific card, Tanya!

  3. Great job! LOve it. Love the embossing on the watermelon too!

  4. Oh, I just love it and you've selected my favorite color combo!!! The background cut is perfect and the embossing just sets everything off wonderfully. A winner, my friend! Enjoy your holiday.

  5. Love the embossed watermelon and the colors! TFS! :)Amy

  6. I love your card Tanya!!! It is so summery like you said and the watermellon is just awesome embossed. It just pops up! I adore your little tag too:) Great job! Good luck in the challenge!!
    Sherrie K

  7. very sweet card! :-)

  8. Oh so summery! Love the gingham and color combo! Thanks for joining us at BBTB2 this week! xxD

  9. Beautiful!! I love how you have inked everything!

    My Craft Spot

  10. What a wonderful card Tanya! I really like the layering and the shape and the gems.... I could go on but you get the idea! LOL

  11. Love the colors! Watermelon is just so refreshing!

    As for pop dots...I'm right there with ya. Just put more on my craft list to buy.

    Great card!

  12. Oh, so cute! Love the colors and the texture. Beautiful job with the distressing. Thanks for playing with us at BBTB2.


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