Thursday, July 31, 2008

Prettie Peek Surfin' USA!

German Phrase of the Day: Jeder liebt das Surfen surft USA. = Everybody loves Surfin'...Surfin USA! Have you every SEEN such a cute penquin surfing?? I LOVE the big wave. I am a huge fan of the ocean, and have already declared to my husband that I plan on spending a week at a beach house somewhere EVERY year, because the ocean and the waves are just so calming to me. I've also promised myself that I will take Julia over the hills to visit the ocean as often as I can once we're back in California because, we need to appreciate it while we have it, right??

So, Snowflake got to make snow angels, and now he's surfing! What will this penguin do next??? I was so excited when I first saw this set, and just new it would be tons of fun to color (it is!) I love using these nice bright colors too. Perfect for a late summer day! And did you see the sentiment? Having lived almost half my life in California, I can actually say that correctly! ;-) Although in all honesty, this card reminds me more of Hawaii then California. I had some cool swirly chipboard that I saved out from packing, and finally got a chance to use it here. I covered it with Taken with Teal craft ink (I think that might be my new favorite SU! color) and then embossed it twice with Ultra Thick Embossing Powder. Doesn't it look like some swirly waves?? Rad, dude!

Other's mostly self explanatory. I of course colored him with my prismacolor pencils, and for the greeting, I punched it with my word window punch, then added 2 more punched pieces behind to give it more color. I attached them all together with a black brad.

Don't forget to get your Cutie Pie entries to Christie today!! PJ Party is tomorrow night starting at 8pm Eastern time in the Paper Pretties Forum. And...if you want to get Howdy Cowgirl in August instead of waiting until September, be sure to join the Stamp of the Month Club TODAY...and tell Christie I sent ya! Ever wonder where all these cards I make for launches and other Prettie events go? I send them to members of the Paper Pretties RAK group, or to new members of the Stamp of the Month club. So...go join and you might just get THIS card!! :-)

Supplies: (all supplies from SU! unless noted)
Stamps: Surf's Up by Paper Pretties

CS: Stamper's Select White, Only Orange, Taken With Teal, Basic Black, Bali Breeze DSP

Ink: Brilliance black,
Taken With Teal craft ink
Acc: Prismacolor Pencils, OMS, blending stumps, word window punch, black brad, chipboard from ???, UTEP



  1. Jana this is adorable!!! I just love the bright colors - your coloring is just perfect!! So cute!! :)

  2. Jana, I love this! Your colouring is perfect and I love the big swirls at the bottom of the wave! It's perfect!

  3. wow! fantastic card, Jana! your coloring is awesome & I adore the swirl at the bottom. I look forward to seeing pics of you & your family at the beach in CA...I would be there too! One of these days I'm going to take my DH to one when we visit!

  4. This is totally adorable. Great colors!
    Hope you're doing just great.....

    Miss you chickie!

  5. Awesome card! The colours are so vibrant and the colouring is outstanding. Love it all!!

  6. Oh my word! This card is amazing! :D I just love your coloring! I need to figure out how to do that! I love the look! I just think this stamp is too cute too! :D Thanks for the inspiration!


  7. This is so parents called me last night from Hawaii where they are vacationing. They have not taken up surfing, but love the beach there. How can it be half our lives ago that we were growing up in ME? What a weird thought :) Good luck with the move and I'll be in touch after we get back from Disney :)

  8. Simply stunning - your coloring is amazing and love the wave treatment with the swirls!

  9. Oh my goodness! What a complete and utter masterpiece this is Jana!! WOW!

  10. You certainly do inspire my dear. Who can resist that stamp now! Can't wait so see what Christie has to say, but know she is totally busy right now. An absolutely awesome (!!) card. I am definitely signing up for tutoring when we get together in CA! XO

  11. This is too darn cute, too! Love the colors and the coloring!


  12. Awesome job Jana!! Your coloring is fantastic!!!


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