It was quite the eventful weekend with the Summer Shindig Blog Hop! I hope that you all enjoyed visiting all the blogs and seeing all the fun things we made! It was so fun for me, too, to get lots of comments on the Summer Lanterns (I have never surpassed over 100 comments on any of my projects ever, until this one!), and lots of new faces coming to my blog and Facebook! Welcome everyone! I'm glad to have you here!
Anyway, for all the new followers - my uber talented friend, Tamara, from Happy Life, Crafy Wife and I started a new SVG blog called The Paper Dolls. We have weekly SVG challenges (always announced on Mondays), and feature a SVG artist/or someone special every Friday. We also have SVG project linking parties, too, every second Tuesday. So... if you haven't joined my other blog, please do so!
My post today is for Paper Dolls's new challenge kick off project. Every week, so far, has been free SVG files for people to download and make something out of it. (Go check out the past files - they are super cute!) Today, is different. The challenge this week is to make any SVG project, but MUST use a stamp somewhere in your project. One of the prizes for a winner is sponsored by Sarah, from The Pink by Design Store, so I thought that it was suitable to use her stamps in my project!
What I decided to do was to make "Happy Summer" fun gift for my kids, but also make it kinda educational :) My oldest loves reading, but easily gets distracted by all "other" things during the summer. (It's more the Wii, DS, iPod, computer... ) - so I thought that it would be really cute to make some summer bookmarks for him and put together some books for him to read. And, wouldn't it be cute to make several bookmarks and have a container for it???
Then, I came across this cutest beach pail (again from one of my fave SVG designers - Lindsay's Stamp Stuff Summer Fun SVG Collection) and decided that would be the container that I'd make for my bookmarks!
Here's the project:
This is the little note I wrote for him.
A beach pail is incomplete without a shovel :)
The handle is attached to the pail with a brad. This allows the handle to move, whereas an eyelet would be secured into one position.
I wrapped some thicker jute twine around a wooden stick to give a little more beachy feel to the umbrella.
Here are the bookmarks. Again, sorry for the picture overload... I'm starting to really LOVE taking pictures, and I just have to share them all! LOL!
Hahaha... I've been bugging my hubby to fix our front porch for few years now, but now I realize, this old wood look makes a perfect floordrop for my projects! Now, I'm content that my hubby hasn't done anything to it yet! LOL!
And, some bookmarks upclose :)
I put on the Glossy Accents on the sun - adds a little more shine to the sun!
... and the final pic all together..
All the other files are from SVG Attic's Just Beachy SVG and Cape Cod SVG Collections and the twine are from The Twinery. The paper I used here is Splash Collection from Echo Park. All my stamps are from Summer Vacation set from Pink By Design Store.
Hope you liked my project!
I have another project coming up this Thursday with the release of My Thoughts Exactly Stamps! It'll be my first Design Team project there, and will have a blog hop with Alyssa from My Thoughts Exactly and 5 other team members. It'll be lots of fun, so don't forget to come back here!
Also, don't forget - all the Summer Collections from Lettering Delights are only on sale until June 30th! It's all half price, so it's a great time to stock up! Graphics, papers, SVGs, doodlebats... Fun, fun, fun! I definitely stocked up!
Okay, that's it!
Have a great day!!! :)