Saturday, June 12, 2010

Belle of the Beach

It's card kit time again and I'm extremely late! Shame on me!
As I mentioned yesterday, I had a bit of an overwhelming week and so I really missed the mark on getting today's card up on Thursday (oops!).
BUT I'm here today with my card! Woot Woot!

Several months ago, my dear friends Mary, Sandra and I wanted to find a way to stamp together (because we all live in different states), so the idea to send each other a card kit was born! It's such a neat way to be inspired by one another and to get to work with stamps and materials that some of us don't have in our collections.

This month it was my turn to send out the kit. First I looked through all of my stamps and noticed that many of these fabulous Gorjuss Girls haven't seen much ink! So I chose Little Ducky Gorjuss Girl first and went from there. Next, I looked through my papers and THIS Kaiser Craft Rustic Charm paper jumped out at me. I loved the soft orange and blue together and it really reminded me of the water, rubber duckies and floaties. :) And lastly, I started hunting for complimentary embellishments. I always like to give a variety because embies are like packing for a trip to never know what you're going to feel like wearing on any given day. Picking embellishments always depends on the layout you end up creating, the size of the card, and of course, which papers you've decided to go with. So this time I sent a few ribbon choices, a few buttons, a funky brad or two, some flowers, some jewels, a paper clip and a chipboard flower. I always want to try and use it all, but alas, I still want to create a card that I'm happy with! :) I really wanted to try and use the flowers and/or the chipboard flower for this card too, but as I said, it really depends on the layout and this one was all about the paper! I am really happy with the way the layout turned out though.

And that's my card! Better late than never :) Thanks so much for stopping by to take a look and please, if you haven't already, check out the cards of my stampin buddies, Mary and Sandra too! Hope you're having a great weekend!


Amy said...

Fab kit you put together Kadie, those papers really are perfect with that cutie Gorjuss Girl! This is a perfect card to get ya in that summertime mood! :)

~*Joni said...

Oh what lucky friends to have you in a card kit group! You do such fabulous work with all the different companies, I love the color palette and the image is Gorjuss indeed. ;) Happy weekend my friend!

Anita Hovey said...

Gosh...I haven't been to your blog in forever! This is a great the layout...great use of stripes!

Ann Flowers said...

Such a wonderful set! I love this card, too - so cheery. I need to get busy!

Sparkle said...

This is so cute!

Lorie said...

This is so sweet, Kadie! I love the kit you put together! The papers are so soft and beautiful. It's just perfect!