Thursday, June 23, 2022

Seize the Birthday - Summer Activities

 Hello friends.  After being off for a couple of months due to foot surgery,  I am happy to be joining my STB teammates for this fun challenge.  Barbara has chosen the "Topping" option of Summer Activities for this challenge.  The only requirement though, is that it has to be for a birthday.


 For my card I used an older MFT stamp set, Sprinkler Girl,  I stamped her in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored her with Copics.  I also stamped her again on the tiny blue check pattern paper and fussy cut the bathing suit and glued it on.  I fussy cut her and the sprinkler and mounted them with foam tape to a scallop die cut panel to which I sponged on blue and green DOI for the sky and grass. The sentiment is from SU Peaceful Moments.  I mounted this panel with foam tape on a panel of SU Simple Marbleous DSP (retired), and then to the white card base.

I will also link up to the Color Hues challenge - Blue and Green.


Be sure to check out all the fun summer cards over at Seize the Birthday and join in our fun challenge.
Hope to see you in our gallery.
Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you have a wonderful day.
Happy Stamping,


  1. JoAnn, it is SO wonderful to see you back making cards and blogging! I am so happy you are on the mend and feel like being creative! Your card is adorable, I love that little girl in the sprinkler! Heart Hugs, Colleen

  2. Super cute card JoAnn :-) the image is adorable, I can just imagine her having fun with the water sprinkler haha :-)

    Thanks so much for having me along as your party guest, I have thoroughly enjoyed these past 2 months! :-)

    Hope you have a great weekend!
    Lols x x x

  3. So glad to see you back and feeling better JoAnn. I love your card so many people made cards with activities from memories as a childhood. Our summer activities were playing outside in the sprinkler and it was so much simpler then. But a lot of fun just like your card.

  4. Welcome back my friend, You were missed! Hope you are continuing to heal and things stay moving in the right direction for you. As for you darling sprinkle jumper... she is darling. I love your soft background and your marbled paper as well as her paper-pieced bathing suit. Perfect summer card that will remind all of us of our childhood. Thanks for linking up at Color Hues too! Hugs!

  5. It's so good to see you back to creating, JoAnn! And this is darling! I love her checked bathing suit and the sprinkler looks so refreshing!

  6. Glad to hear you're recovering from your surgery! This little girl couldn't be cuter, and she's the perfect subject for both challenges. Thanks for joining us at Color Hues!

  7. JoAnn, the anonymous comment was me. We were away this weekend and I had internet trouble!

  8. Running under the sprinkler was great fun when we were kids! Such a cute card, glad to hear you are on the mend too JoAnn, Cathy x

  9. It's so great to see you crafting and making cards again, Barbara! I hope you heal well and completely. Prayers!
    Your card is so much fun! I can only imagine how fun it is to play with water and sprinkles in the summer heat! Great card!

  10. Welcome back JoAnn - so great to have you creating again. This is such a fun card - great colours and perfect images for the summer theme.

  11. That’s a fun summer activity, JoAnn! Great card!

  12. She just equals summer fun! So cute.


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