Tuesday, August 25, 2020


Hello Crafty Peeps,

This month our theme is Summer time with an optional choice of using an embossing folder.
Once again I need to give a shout out to Karen at Misplaced Mojo. Her and her squirrel sisters have done an amazing job. I can't begin to imagine how much time this takes them each month. Please make sure to stop by each person on the hop and leave comments. I know that they are greatly appreciated.

You should have come here from: Virginia

For my first card I used a technique called swinking. What is swinking you ask?. It is a technique I learned from Miss Laurel Beard. I will leave a link to her You tube channel below. It is a fun and easy technique almost anyone can do. Here is this picture below so you can see how mine turned out. This is just one variation of it.  I guess doing it this way is similar to ink smooshing . Here you can also see the Nuvo Shimmer powder I used for the gold  splatter.

 Here  you can see the stamp set I used, by Pink and Main called Fiesta. I thought these drinks were perfect for the summer time theme. I water colored them using Distress Oxide Inks. The lemon slices are from a shaker bit mix from Trinity as well as the sentiment. That set is called Summertime Sentiments.

For this card I went with a swimming theme. I used Distress Oxide Inks to make the background for this one. I used an MFT stamp set along with an Avery Elle one. The die in the background is embossed with an old embossing folder. I'm sorry I no longer remember the name. I fussy cut out cute swimsuit she is wearing to match her beach ball. I used a stencil over the raft and masked her off to to that. The Seahorse is from the Avery Elle set and  is tucked one of the waves.

Supplies Used:

Pink and Main Fiesta Stamp:  https://pinkandmain.com/fiesta/

Trinity Summertime Sentiments:  https://trinitystamps.com/products/3x4-summertime-sentiments

My Favorite Things Hey, Sunshine Stamp:  https://mftstamps.com/products/pi-hey-sunshine

Avery Elle Peek-A-Boo Summer Pals:  https://www.averyelle.com/peek-a-boo-summer-pals-clear-stamps/

Avery Elle Sea Scene Die:  https://www.averyelle.com/die-sea-scene-elle-ments/

Laurel Beards You Tube Channel:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1yPnK79dT0&t=2s

Big Crafty Hugs


  1. Looks amazing. I am off to investigate this technique
    Claire Mrs H's Crafty Corner

  2. I have three of these powders, so I’m heading to Laurel after the Hop! Your cards are stunning!!

  3. I have three of these powders, so I’m heading to Laurel after the Hop! Your cards are stunning!!

  4. I have three of these powders, so I’m heading to Laurel after the Hop! Your cards are stunning!!

  5. Beautiful cards! Will have to try that technique!! Hugs, my friend! ❤️

  6. what beautiful colors in your cards!

  7. These cards came out so cool! I’ll have to try swinking. I’m such a fan of the paper pieced bathing suit and ball and all the other details in the swimming scene! Thank you for being a part of the hop!!!

  8. They are both really pretty ! Love the colors you used !

  9. Love the summer feel! Great cards, Lisa :)

  10. Your cards are lovely! I did swinking on mine too :D Both your designs are beautifully summery. - Charlotte/Lady Joyful

  11. What a fun card! And a wonderful technique! I love learning something new. Must give it a try - thank you for sharing!

  12. Yummy color palette and that is yhe cutest little seahorse! Gotta go check out this "swinking" thing...

  13. Very pretty cards!
    Really like the colors you chose.
    Thanks for sharing

  14. Love how these both turned out! So much bright blue which I always attribute to summer! I haven't tried swinking yet... I'm so off this week I haven't even seen her video yet! Glad to finally makes the rounds and see all the bright and cheery creations. I totally want to float around the pool today (napping while working on my tan) but alas, I have too much else to do! Thankfully I got to enjoy it vicariously through your card today!

  15. Cute, cute cards, Lisa! I love that little MFT girl floating in the pool. Your water looks so inviting, I wanna jump in too, and then have one of those cool drinks in the top card! :) Thanks for hopping with us Lisa! :)