June 1, 2011

Too Cool- Whimsical Wednesday Reveal

Us girls over at Whimsical wednesdays are having our monthly challenge reveal today and our theme for this challenge was "Summer!" and it has to have "stamping on it"... I found some photos of my boys lounging around in a small swimming pool be had bought them while visiting family and friends in Florida a few summers ago.. It was super hot that summer and the boys loved cooling off in the pool..
I really wanted to make a happy and playful layout..

so, here is my take on our challenge:

I used my Peachy Keen facial expression stamps on the sunflowers.. I'm not much of a stamper, but I love my Peachy Keen stamps..LOL
and for some close ups:

and for supplies used:

cricut cartridges:
Lifes a Beach: Beach Ball
Mothers Day Bouquet: Sun flowers and leaves
New arrival: Pool (bath tub with legs and shower cut off)
Pooh and Friends: Grass
Doodlecharms: Sun
Boys Will Be Boys: Title and Arrow

papers by: DCWV  The Crafty Stack
cardstock: red, blue, green and brown

Stamps by: Peachy Keen Stamps
Ink: StazOn: Jet Black
White gel pen for doodling
Tim Holtz distress Inks: Broken china
Versa Color ink: Evergreen
Foam tape

I think that should about do it again for the supplies used... I had so much fun making this layout and using stamps was such a change from the norm... I hope you ladies get some time to join our challenge this time and win yourself some blog candy.. Do stop by Whimsical Wednesdays and join in on our fun..
Hope everone has a wonderfully creative week..


  1. OH my your layout is sooo FUN!I love all your great details and CUTE little sunflowers,AMAZING job as alway!Have a nice day my friend!!!:)

  2. I agree with Cindy!
    This page is a blast and I love how you tucked all the photos into a large pool. What a great detail!
    The colors really make this come alive and the rest of the details are a blast...love this one!!!!
    Looks like we're down a team now...oh what to do? LOL!!!

  3. Wow Nanne-your layout is super cool! I love all the flowers with the peachy keen expressions.
    Great stamping. Your large sun with the curled ends looks terrific, very dimensional. I especially like how all the photos are floating in a pool themselves. You are very clever!
    You can't have more fun in the sun then a day in the water.
    Wonderful job!

  4. Nanne,

    This is just a fabulous LO. Your boys look like they are having a ball playing in the pool. I know how hot it gets in Florida in the summer so you just have to cool off. Here in Central AL it is 96 degrees as I type. So that pool is looking REAL GOOD to me right now.
    I just love the way you designed the page to make the photos a part of the design rather than just sitting on top of the page. All of the doodling you did on everything just brings the page to life. It is amazing what the simple little details can do. The paper colors are great and just work so well with the photos. It is obvious that you put so much time into this LO and it is outstanding!!!


  5. Beautiful Layout I love it!!!!

  6. This LO is just adorable. You defintly pulled off a fun and happy LO. Great colors. I LOVE LOVE the face. I am there with you about the PK faces they are so darn cute. Love how you made the pool at the bottom.

  7. This is fantastic! I love how you worked with the bathtub to make it work so well on your page :)

  8. You are so very talented!!!!! Such a fun and colorful layout!!! Love all the flowers with the cute little faces. How do you come up with such great ideas!!! Tell me your secret --- :)

  9. wow... I love their faces!!!!!!!!! love this page, it is FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. Really adorable layout! I love the flowers and the font! Great pics too! TFS Hugs, Cathryn :)

  11. Oh my word! This is adorable. A very special Nanne creation indeed! Who could resist those cute little faces. I've been having a bit of a hard day and this page just made all my cares seems like small ones! Hugs!

  12. Lovely card!!! I just love this cute card... Those are looking nice.. Those designs and the colors are great.Those flowers and the layouts are really great.Thanks for this nice post..

  13. I love the bright, cheery colors and those little sun faces--adorable!

  14. Nanne, this is just the cutest layout!!! Love what you've done with the peachy keen faces and the highlights/doodling is fabulous!! Hugs!!!

  15. This is the cutest layout I have seen this week. How gorgeous. Love the pks faces. you are like me, not much into stamping but you can't go past those cute faces. Love the colours and the stitching on everything. x

  16. Such a great LO!! The way you laid it all out is fabulous and those happy sunflowers totally made me smile. Tfs and have a great day.

  17. this is such a FUN LO! I love PKS and only have 1 set...would love more :)
    Anyways I think you did an excellent job on this!!
    Thanks for sharing and have a great day :)

  18. Oh my goodness! This LO is "too cool"! The colors are beautiful! I love the faces and the cuts look great with those pictures! Great job on this LO! Thanks for the inspiration!

  19. Nanne,
    OMG! Where does one begin with your LO! I love how you took the a bathtub and totally made it look like the pool in the pictures ~ that is unbelievably clever! The flowers wrapping around, the doodling, the sun, the beach ball (one of my favs), the arrow, the sentiment and of course the pictures! They look like they were "COOLED OFF"! We have the same pool it seems, it works for us too! Great job again!

  20. this is just too adorable..the suns are so cheery and wonderful...love this to bits :)

  21. First time visiting your blog...WOW!!!! Love your work :) I'm totally into this LO...I have several pool and lake pictures of my kids and this one is way different than what I make. I'm just going to have to "lift" you! Amazing...and I have some of the same carts :)

  22. awwww this is soooo stinkin cute!

  23. This is SO adorable! AND I just got Mothers Day Bouquet for my bday last month! YEAH ME!!!