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Summer Cuties

Tia's Tips: Come join the group! For years I was crafting and creating ALONE (what a lonely place to be!) I took a class here and there, learned some techniques from the folks at the craft & art stores and thought I was good. I wasn't a big fan of "social-media", but there is a great-big, beautiful, gracious, giving, knowing, teaching, supporting, caring, inspiring, silly, KICK-ASS community out there! Join a group, join many groups! Follow your friends, follow strangers, follow the work that speaks to you, follow work different from yours and similar. But GET OUT THERE and meet some new creatives you can inspire and be inspired by today.

Sponsor: C.C. Designs Rubber Stamps:

Yes, I am biased! I love being a member of Passionate Paper Creations and Friends and being apart of the Design Team! We have an amazing team, awesome members and THE BEST SPONSORS!!! Case in point, C.C. Designs! Adorable stamps and dies, and they have given our members an awesome discount this week. Every week we have a new sponsor, so come get inspired and save some $$$ on the best stamps out there!


I love summer and what perfect timing by C. C. Designs with this adorable new stamp set-"Summer Cuties"! I have so many great summer memories spending time at the pools with my big brother. When I saw this set, that's exactly where it took me. Laughter, love, fun and sun!

I took a tip from fellow crafter: #itsacardknocklife and used gold colored embossing powder to create some golden sand! Awhile ago, I did some flowers for a friend's wedding and still have leftover 'Champagne Crushed Glass Glitter" from Stampendous-I used it to give additional texture and dimension to the sand.

I decided on a fun fold card-thought these cuties needed to be enjoyed standing up all the time.

I am a 'pick my papers first' kinda gal. I knew I wanted some beachy-water paper and found a sheet of design paper with waves and water drops. I fussy cut the waves so they would really stand-out. They also come up higher than the fold typically does, which allowed me to place my "sand" higher up behind the waves and feature my focal image closer to the top fold. I loved having the little girl pop off the card too. I was fortunate enough to have in my stash the 'Summer Mood Collection' from BoBunny, that had a sheet of pinwheels! I then based my marker selection off these design papers. I used a tag that had sand-castles on it, I cut them out and popped up with foam dots to complete my scene.


Skin: E33; E35; E23; E37

Hair: E59; E49; 100

Eyes: E57

Tongue: R21

His Suit: BG01; BG15; BG45 BG07; W3

Her Suit: Y02; Y13; Y15; YR23; RV55

Pinwheel: RV02; RV55; Y13; Y15

Thanks for following along! I hope to see you out on Social Media in the groups! Give me a 'Shout Out', I'd love to see what you creating this summer too.


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Becca Morris Sadler
Becca Morris Sadler
Jun 11, 2022

I've been seeing lots of adorable CC Design makes this week in the group. And yours is super adorably charming! Love their sweet little energy expressions and the wonderful beach scene you've given them! CUTENESS OVERLOAD! Thanks for the reminders to be an involved craft blogger! It's online networking which helps support and encourage each other when we are actively involved in groups, commenting, and posting!

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