Saturday, August 1, 2015

Dies R Us-Team A-Summer Time Fun!

Hi there!

Happy August 1st!  It's time for the Dies R Us Challenge!  The theme is Summer Time Fun!  I hope you've been having an awesome summer filled with lots of great activities.  It's been a rainy summer here.  But, we have had a couple of great days at my sister's cottage on the lake when the weather cooperated.  Fun times with great memories! 

For my card, I started with a white card base and used lots of distress inks from Tim Holtz to achieve a summer sunset.  The Beach Border die is from Taylored Expressions.  The seashells are from Memory Box.  They were distressed with yellow and orange inks and gold ink added for interest.  The alphas are from Elizabeth Craft Designs.  And, the stickers in the top left corner are from Pink Paislee.  Twine from my stash to finish off this fun summer card.  The dies I used for my projects today are available in the store, which are listed below...

Ok, friends, get out those fun summer dies!  You have until July 13th to enter.  And, remember there will be a $10 winner for the challenge!  There are so many choices at Dies R Us store!  And, new items are added all the time!  I'd love to see your project in the challenge...happy creating!


Would you like more inspiration?  Check out some amazing creations from my fellow teammates!                                                                                     

A Team Members

Theme:  Stars and Stripes


Thanks so much for visiting here today!


  1. Your inked sunset is stunning, Maria! What a great summer card using those fun dies--love the gold words! Wish you could share some of your rain with us!

  2. I love your card! It makes me want to go somewhere and dip my toes in the sand! You have just made my wish longer still!

  3. I love your card! It makes me want to go somewhere and dip my toes in the sand! You have just made my wish longer still!

  4. Yikes this is amazing!! What a fantastic BG!! Love it!

  5. I love this card, Maria! I could get lost in the setting!

  6. Maria, your summer fun, silhouette card is fantastic! It reminds me of a beautiful sunset.

  7. Maria, your card whisks me straight away to a relaxing sunset on the beach! I caught a glimpse this morning and have been anxious to tell you how lovely it is. Your inking is perfection... I love how bright the yellow part it! It is glowing with summery warmth. :o) The border die is beautiful and I love your work with the shells. Wonderfully done, my friend! :o)

    Hugs and blessings,

  8. Like the tropical silhouette look to this. Reminds me of when I enjoyed visits to Hawaii.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  9. Oh, wow, how cool! So graphic! So tropical! I love it, Maria!

  10. Wow! I love the beautifully inked sunset background!!!! Fabulous silhouette dies...the hammock draped between the palm trees looks so inviting!