Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Pinwheels

***This is my second post for today, please click here for Erin's Birthday Blog Hop card!***


Eating icicle pops, feeling the sand between your toes and watching the pinwheel patterns go round and round from a quick breath of air is what a hot summer day is all about.

I'm really excited and honored to be a guest designer for Skipping Stones Design this summer! The ultra-talented Kim Kesti is the guest sketch artist and she has offered up a fabulous and easy sketch for this week's Skipping Stones Design Sketch Challenge.


My pinwheel card today features Pumpkin Seed Sentiments, a really versatile set that has background images plus sentiments. I sprayed some plain paper squares with varying colors of mists and then stamped the same background image in the same color on each of the squares. After creating pinwheel shapes, I adhered them to the card and used a toothpick as their handle. Super fun and colorful!

28 comments:

  1. Karen, this is super cute! Love the pinwheels!

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  2. Okay that's awesome that you misted/stamped your pink wheel paper and toothpicks, you need another Everything But The Kitchen badge for that one.

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  3. Oh my, oh my, oh my! Karen! I am in love with your card!

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  4. YEAH Karen! So excited to see what else you make with their stamps! This card is just too cute! Love those pinwheels!

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  5. so cute. Love the mist (you really ARE addicted, eh?) on the pinwheels! Great take on the sketch! (;

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  6. Super cute card, love the pinwheels!! :-)

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  7. Congratulations on the GD spot! Love the sketch & what you've done with it! (and pinwheels must be a product of great minds today! ha!)

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  8. I'm with you on the mist - awesomeness!!! So is this card!!! I heart pinwheels!!! Great take on the sketch!

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  9. I keep telling myself that I am going to make those pinwheels someday. This is a darling creation. Thanks for joining the team this month!!!

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  10. congrats on the gdt spot, these pinwheels are absolutely wonderful!!!

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  11. What a fun card and great colours too, I love the green cardstock. Great use of toothpicks!

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  12. Love the pinwheels, how fun!

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  13. what a fun card! I love pinwheels and play with them even as an adult (okay a sometimes adult).

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  14. Very cute, I have always loved pink and green together!

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  15. congrats on the GDT spot! really like this simple sketch and absolutely adore your take on it! love love those pinwheels. super card, Karen!

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  16. i'm seeing pinwheels alot lately--your very trendy card is just darling, karen:) the hop was a huge success, thanks to you!

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  17. Couldn't be more thrilled to have you as part of the team this month...you're a GREAT fit...LOVE the pinwheels...sooo wonderfully creative.

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  18. Congrats on your guest DT position! You are amazing!

    I love this card. Those pinwheels are fabulous.

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  19. Wow! Those pinwheels are so cute. I have to try them. Congrats on being a guest designer!

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  20. What fun! Lovin' the pinwheels. I didn't think that I needed a pinwheel die, 'cause it really is not that hard to make your own. That is until I saw the new pinwheel die from MFT. Well, I guess I don't really NEED the die, but I sure do like it :>)
    Here is a sample...http://cateredcrop.com/2011/07/03/my-favorite-things-teaser-day-4-perfect-pinwheels/

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  21. Love your cute pinwheels! So glad you're playing with us this month!

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  22. Those pinwheels are so stinkin' cute, Karen! Love this summery and fun card!!!

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  23. Congrats on the GDT spot, Karen! I LOVE how you misted the backs of the pinwheels and that green cardstock is absolutely divine.

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  24. Too cute! The pinwheels are great and I love where you placed them on the card. Congrats on the guest designer spot...totally deserving!!

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