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Hi everyone! I am a veterinary technician living in NY who loves to pen pal and make cards in my spare time. I have never been good at crafts since I can barely draw a straight line with a ruler but I was determined to give it a go.  I love learning all the different techniques and ways to craft. Follow me on my journey as I grow as a card maker!

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Fun in The Sun

Hi everyone! Thank you for joining me while I learn to make cards and apparently take pictures for that matter! Crafty Sentiments was kind enough to give away this cute Harriet digital stamp for those participating in their current challenge. I just had to jump in and join them.  How adorable is she? She will be released for purchase in their online store soon and they are currently having a huge sale.  You all know I can't pass up a sale!

I followed the sketch provided by Seems A Little Sketchy for the card layout. The papers used were all purchased from Joann Fabric. I used my vagabond to cut the scalloped frame around the image.  If you don't have a vagabond and are looking to purchase a cutting/embossing machine, I highly recommend looking into this one. I love mine. It's so easy to use and quite handy! I used the oval and scalloped oval punches from Stampin' Up on the sentiment.  I am quickly becoming a huge fan of bakers twine. Harriet was colored in using Promarkers.  This card is perfect to suit my mood this weekend.  It's a bright summery warm day. Now I'm off to get myself some ice cream!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Challenge 41 Seems A Little Sketchy
Fun In The Sun challenge at Crafty Sentiments
Give it and Upper Cut and Punch it Out at Southern Girls Challenge
Challenge # 168 at One Stitch At a Time
Celebrate Summer Sunshine at Ecelectic Ellapu
Challenge #52 Creatalicious Challenges
RRR Challenge #74 I'm Seeing Dots and Ribbon
TImeless Tuesdays Challenge #225 Scallops
There She Goes Clear Stamps - Anything Goes
Paper Makeup Stamps Challenge # 93 Punches/Dies
Eureka Stamps Challenge #44 Anything Goes
RCC82 Fun in the Sun Ribbon Carouseel
Cute Card Thursday Challenge 274 In the Summertime
Stamp and Create June Summer Fun Challenge
Emerald Faeries Challenge Dies/Punches
The Crazy Challenge CCH #147 Teen Cards
Craft-room Challenge Here Comes Summer
House of Gilli #53 Bright Colors
 The Crafty Bloggers Network Challenge 12
Make It Monday #145
The Cutie Pie Challenge Blog Challenge #46
Melonheadz friends: Die Cuts
Deep Ocean Challenge Blog Challenge #54 Welcome Summer
Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge
I love Promarkers Challenge Blog - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog Challenge 83 Summer
Inky Impressions Challenge #113 Anything goes
Lia Stampz Challenge 43 Anything Goes
 Sassy Studio Designs DTBST#182
MilkCoffee Challenge Summer Fun
Stamping with Dragon Anything Goes
Crafts 4 Eternity Spots and stripes
Pattie's Creations Design Challenge
Digidesignchallenge Blog Show Us Summer
2 Sisters Challenge Blog Summer Fun
Send A Smile 4 Kids Challenge For Girls
OneCrazyStamper June Challenge
Pin and Tack Spark your Creativity


  1. I love your card. :) And yes the stamp is very cute. :)

  2. First of all, welcome to blogging! You're going to love it. Your card is adorable! I love that sweet image and the twine looks great. So glad you joined us this week at Timeless Tuesday!

  3. Fabulous bright and breezy colours and cute image, great card. Thank you for joining us for the Crafty Bloggers Network Challenge.

    Sylv xx
    CBN DT Team

  4. Oooh now you've made me want ice cream! :lol:

    Thanks for taking part in our Use a Digi challenge at OSAAT this week.


  5. Cute card!! Thank you for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbon!!

  6. Such a cute card! Thanks for joining us at Lia Stampz!...Nancy :o)

  7. Cute card! Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious Challenges.
    Mieko xx

  8. Totally adorable card. Great use of the freebie!!!

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Melonheadz friends challenge. Hope you will join us next time. DT Crafting Vicky

  9. Awww..she is just adorable Erin, fabulous card.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Make it Monday..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  10. How nice is this!!! Happy blogging Erin.....

  11. Gorgeous card i like the image. Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥

  12. A gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at One Crazy Stamper this month.

  13. Wonderful creation, love how you have colored this cutie, especially her hair, awesome!! Great color choices as well. Thanks so much for playing at Crafty Sentiments this week. Also, thanks for playing at Di's Digi Designs, Inky Impressions, Melonheadz Friends and MilkCoffee

  14. such a cute card! Really fab and so good to see Harriet - thanks for joining us at Crafty sentiments and Seems a little sketchy and good luck xx

  15. This is really cute, the summery colours are lovely. Thanks for sharing with us at the Craft-Room Challenge this fortnight.

    Maria x

  16. Erin, you card is very cute and Summery, thanks for sharing with us at Craft Room Challenge, Debi x

  17. Harriet is adorable on your card Erin !! Love your colour choices and twine detail !! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Crafty Sentiments Designs !!

    hugs Diane xx

  18. Great card, thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.


  19. You have made such an adorable and fun card with Harriet! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments for our Fun in the Sun Challenge! Hugs Susan x

  20. Lovely card with a real summery feel to it! The image is a cutie! Thanks for sharing it with us at Southern Girls!

  21. Awwww.... super cute card Erin! love the vibrant colours. Thanks for playing along with our scallops challenge for Flourishes' "Timeless Tuesday Challenge" this week!

  22. Great card!! Thanks for joining us at Southern Girls Challenges!

  23. Very cute card! Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions.


  24. Thankds for sharing your sweet card in the Summer Fun challenge at Di's Digi Designs
    Good luck and hope to see you next time too, Donna ♥

  25. Really cute card. Thanks for joining us at C4E

  26. Cute card. Thank you for joining us at DTBST!

    Alaine - SSD-DT

  27. Fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

  28. Lovely card !
    Tks for joining the Bright Colors Challenge at the House of Gilli Blog.

    Hugs, Yone

  29. Your card is just too cute. Thanks for joining us at Lia Stampz!

  30. What a cutie - what could be better than eating ice cream in the summer? Thanks so much for joining in for our Summer Fun challenge at Di's Digi Stamps.

  31. What a cute image! Lovely card. Thankyou for joining us this month at Crafty Bloggers Network
    Geraldine M
    CBN DT

  32. Thanks for playing in our "Summertime Fun" Challenge #70!
    Sandi ♥
    DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
    and Pattie's shop
    Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

  33. How cute. I love how you used your twine on your card. Thanks for joining us at The Stamping Dragon, and hope you come back.
    Christine DT