Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Dreaming Big in Retro




Another fun sketch over at the Retro Sketches blog and I combined it with this week's CR84FN challenge.

Had to go with the notebook edges as I have an MFT die that creates it and pulled out Verve's Making a Statement set as it has a notebook paper stamp - the perfect pair.  

Love the fun flower the loopy bloom dies create and it was a perfect fit for this fun little card.  Even managed to pull in some polka dots as per the middle inspiration picture.

We are nearing the end of our two week set of swimming lessons.  Fingers crossed that both kids pass their level.  Will miss our swimming time as we have gotten into a wonderful routine and it is always encouraging to see the kids' skills improve as well as my endurance LOL!


Off to enjoy the sunshine as summer has arrived here with a vengeance and we're all doing the happy dance.  It is supposed to get quite warm this weekend, but we'll take it as one never knows how long the good weather will last.  I think I see a Nerf water gun fight in my future :)    



 What's In It?
Stamps: Make a Statement and Dream Big (Verve)
Paper: Dots and Stripes (Echo Park), Kraft, Real Red, So Saffron
Ink:  VersaMark, Black 
Accessories:  Notebook Die (MFT), Loopy Bloom Dies (Verve), Butterfly Punches (Martha Stewart), Heart Punch (Marvy), Half Pearls, Buttons, Twine, Glue Dots, Dimensionals

31 comments:

Lynn said...

I love those gorgeous loopy Verve flowers...so beautiful!

Dawn Easton said...

What a fun sketch! You've rocked it!!!

Happy to hear you are having nice weather too! Hope the rain stays away from both of us! Loving that summer has arrived but it's HOT....lol Remind me of that in winter when I'm complaining it's cold ;)

Benzi said...

Very colorful and cheerful. Love the notebook die.

Marisa, I'm so happy you've finally gotten some nice, warm weather. It finally rained here and has cooled considerably. Of course, the HOT will be back very soon.

Darlene Gabriel said...

Beautiful card Marisa - love how you combined these 2 challenges. Pretty flower and butterfly groupings.
Enjoy the last bit of your swimming lessons etc. Glad to hear the summer has arrived as it has here also. We're trying to stay cool through some hot hot days, but loving the summer.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Just loving the pop of color! :)

Maureen said...

so fun with lots of pop of colour! Though the studio was cold in the winter, it's the perfect place now to escape from the heat. Our air conditioner is still in our garage...we have to wait to get it installed! UGH!

Deborah Frings said...

This has been a popular challenge combination - the layout is so versatile and I love the pop of red in the butterflies and flowers! Lovely. Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN!

Katina said...

Gorgeous! Love how you've combined the two challenges.
xx

Vickie Z said...

Love the red, yellow, kraft, white! I haven't used those loopy blooms as much as I should....love them! Wonderful use of the sketch!

Emily Keaton said...

Bold, bright, and fun, Marisa! Enjoy your water gun fight!!

Jackie Rockwell said...

The colors on this are spectacular! I love how clean and crisp your cards are. So glad you played RetroSketches!

Vicki B. said...

gorgeous Marisa, love those colors together!!

Betty Wright said...

WOW! You totally rocked the sketch. I was trying to decided if I could play. I have a hard time wrapping my head around it....lol! Love the little corrugated card board heart! Too cute!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So pretty Marisa! Those little butterflies look terrific! Thanks for joining along with CR84FN :)

Susan (rainy) said...

Love this card! Your sketch interpretation is perfect. Beautiful.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Lovely card Marisa. The butterfly and flowe die-cuts look awesome. Great use of the colors!

nwilliams6 said...

Marisa, this is great. That sketch is soo fun and you did a great job on it with all your fun touches. Always a treat to stop by and see what you have made.

I want to come play with the water gun! I have actually been thinking about getting one to shoot the dog who keeps chasing my car down our dirt road. Hugz!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Cute and summer feeling! Great vibrant colors.

Wanda Cullen said...

This is a fabulous color combination! Especially love that pop of red! Great loopy flowers!

Pauline said...

Gorgeous card, those butterflies and little flowers just pop!
Thanks for joining us at CR84FN!

TannyP said...

Gorgeous job of these challenges, Marisa. I love the butterflies & flowers in red and the sentiment & background stamp for it are perfect. I adore that simple kraft background!

Enjoy your dissipating chlorine smell :) A water fight sounds like a perfect way to spend a hot day!

Debbie Carriere said...

Love this card, Marisa!! Love the pops of red and the fun notepad! Summer is busy, busy here!! Who knew three kids could tire me out - LOL! Have a great weekend!

Arielle ~ SnappyStamper said...

Gorgeous and striking card Marisa! Thanks so much for playing along with this week's RetroSketch!

Sue said...

I am so envious of you having beautiful summer sunshine!!! the colours in your card make me think of the Aussie summer, such a gorgeous take on the sketch!:)

Shannon White said...

Wow so Pretty and Cheery Marisa! Love the Sweet butterflies and the cute notebook edge sentiment panel! So Fun!
So glad you could join us at CR84FN! 8-)

Andrea Ewen said...

Awesome, Marisa! I love how you arranged those Verve dies...perfect placement and beautiful in every way!

Anonymous said...

+ buy cialis online no prescription
+ [url=http://buycialisonlinetoday.com/#85049] buy cialis online no prescription
[/url] http://buycialisonlinetoday.com/#53665 + buy cialis no prescription

Anonymous said...

buy herbal viagra
- [url=http://buyherbalviagratoday.com/#kwww.blogger.com]herbal viagra pills
[/url] http://buyherbalviagratoday.com/#44497 - herbal viagra online

Anonymous said...

-- buy cialis no prescription
-- [url=http://buycialisonlinetoday.com/#9154] generic cialis online no prescription
[/url] http://buycialisonlinetoday.com/#59288 -- generic cialis online

Anonymous said...

+- buy generic cialis in usa
-- [url=http://buycialisonlinetoday.com/#59350] cialis no prescription usa
[/url] http://buycialisonlinetoday.com/#81368 -- buy cialis online usa

Anonymous said...

++ buy viagra online no prescription
-- [url=http://buyviagraonlines.com/#76599] buy generic viagra no prescription
[/url] http://buyviagraonlines.com/#3067 ++ generic viagra online no prescription