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Signs of Summer


Hello, Over at The Paper Players we have a perfect challenge for this time of year, at least for those of us in the beginnings of Summer that is. I am waving my hand and saying me of course!! Although I must say our mornings and evenings are still rather pleasant. Ann is our fabulous hostess and came up with this perfect theme and pics to inspire us!

As soon as I saw this challenge coming up I jumped right in an cracked open my new stamps and dies from Sunny Studios. How cute are these seals? Sealiously they make me smile every time I look at them.

Card Details: I first started with a background that I feel is becoming rather my go to our signature look, but hey if it works why change it? The stencil is from MFT and sponged with Oxide Inks. The darling seals are new to me and are from Sunny Studios. The sun die is one that I adore and have had for some time from Lawn Fawn. I used a mix of Copics and Colored Pencils as my medium as I haven’t mastered Copics by themselves and at this rate probably never will. Hey, but that is okay!

I am linking up once again with the sweet Darnell over at NBUS and with the fun over at Addicted to Stamps and More for Make Your Mark.

For more amazing inspiration, be sure to visit the rest of the fabulous Design Team and see how they showcased SUMMER!


LeAnne Pugliese

Claire Broadwater

Joanne James

Laurie Schmidt

Anne Marie Hile

Ann Schach

Amanda Mertz

Debbie Crowley

Take care, Nanc’

15 thoughts on “Signs of Summer

  1. These cards are full of summer cuteness and fun. What a creative way to use them. I think you could turn that one on the upper right to a sweet kitty by drawing some ears on him. Just another way to use your stamps.

  2. Sealiously, these cards are so much fun, Nanc’! I loved them the moment I saw them on the DT page. The stenciled water is so cool. And I must say, I adore the polka dot pool toy! Thank you for sharing these Signs of Summer. Have a wonderful week!

  3. I love how you represented the sea with that pretty background stencil. Those seals sure are super cute and your cards made me smile….Thank you x.

  4. Super cute cards showing some fun summer swimming!

  5. So cute, Nancy. I hope it’s not too hot for those seals under the sun like that. It sure is hot here.

  6. Nancy, these seals are truly adorable and they are making me smile. Yes, I think stenciling is your signature and you do it so beautifully. Your stenciled background today is perfect for these little ones. Hope you’re enjoying your week.

  7. These are just adorable! That stenciling makes for some cool-looking water and your little swimmers look like they’re having a relaxing time. In fact, it’s so hot here, I am envious of them!!

  8. Cuteness! I love the stencil as a splashy background to those adorable seals! Perfect float in the pool cards. ❤ Thanks for joining us at Addicted to Stamps and More!

  9. I totally agree, Nancy, these little seals are the cutest ! And your stencilling is definitely perfect to showcase them. Adorable littles scenes. Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along at ATSM.

  10. This is an adorable trio Nancy and I just love that stencilled water! I am inspired – I have been experimenting more with stencils lately so am certainly not tiring of seeing how you use yours! These cards are so full of summer fun – fabulous!

  11. This is the cutest trio of summer cards ever! I love the sun, stenciled water and of course the gorgeously colored seals (seriously I whatever combo you use it works!!) so really everything! Hope you’re having a great week!

  12. I sealiously love these cards! What a wonderful trio of absolutely cuteness! The stenciled water is fabulous and those little guys just make me smile!

  13. Oh my word, could these cards be any cuter? I love them all! The stenciled water is so pretty and all the little characters floating the day away are adorable! Have a great weekend, My Friend!

  14. Nanc’, guess what! I went down to the travel agency yesterday and there was a photo of your cards in the window advertising summertime vacation get-aways!! Not really, but they could do, that’s how fantastic and fun these are … a perfect summery threefer! Thank you for sharing with everyone at NBUS ~ and for the shoutout! Hugs, Darnell

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