Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Mahalo

I tell you, I am really so thankful to have a wonderful group of friends that have inspired and encouraged me in so many ways. This card is dedicated to that lovely group (you know who you are) and to my blog followers that leave the best comments and whose blogs I frequent for inspiration. Because of all of you, I had enough courage to try out for The Greeting Farm's Summer Gardener DT call. I am still riding the big wave of excitement from making the summer design team. If you have never experienced these stamps, check back with me on Monday for some celebration blog candy that will include TGF's stamps. For this card I used MOJO89 for the sketch. For some reason lately I have been putting a complete card together before I even color an image. I don't know if that is the smartest idea, but it seems to be working.

Skin: R00, E00, E93
Hair: E31, E33, E51, E53
Clothes: Y23, B99, B91
Surf Board: YR16:Y17
Paper: K&Company Citronella DP, SU Summer Sun, Georia Pacific White, Neenah White
Stamps: TGF Surfer Ian, Lizzie Anne Garden Isle

22 comments:

Cindy Haffner said...

Mary this is so sweet, love it.

Lorie said...

Mary, this is waaaay too fabulous!! The paper is perfect, the way you cut out the wave, your coloring, and the flowers under the image, and the pearls...it's all so well planned and comes together wonderfully! Great Job!!!

Jacilynn said...

I love this! Great card Mary. You are so fabulous, you will do great with TGF DT!
Hugs

Susan said...

This card is sah-weet! Oh my, I love the sunny colors! That cut-away wave detail is fabulous and the pearls and DP are yummy!! {hug}

Sparkle said...

He is darling! I'm still jumping up and down, lol.

Dee said...

This card is awesome...really cute and Congrats on your new DT spot...woohoo!!! :)

Diana said...

Dude - this card is totallyl rockin!! I love your blog and I'm so so so excited for you to be on the DT, CONGRATS!!!!!!!!

WickedPixie said...

I am so happy for you about the DT team! I hope you have a lot of fun and I know your work will be so inspirational!
This card is wonderful! I love his sun-streaked hair (and I had that same blue paper in mind for a card with him!) :-) Traci

Sandra MacLean said...

Now I'm really feeling like it's summer with this card Mary!! I can't believe you put a card together without the image finished! That just freaks me out! I don't think my nerves could handle that! LOL PS. Still can't get that 'other' image out of my head now....thanks for showing me it. :P

kadie said...

Mary!!!!!!!!!! You are rockin my world! This is my absolute favorite! The papers oh the papers. I don't know how you do it! I LOVE that square in the middle and the way you did the wave is too too cool. Maholo is perfect! You're so good!

Catherine said...

Aloha! I am just loving Surfer Ian and this card! He is colored beautifully - love the sun-kissed skin and hair! Fab DP choices, and I love how you cut the wave out! The little pearls are a wonderful accent! Great job, DT Star!!!!
Hugs,
Catherine

Tammy said...

Super cute Mary. He's ready for the big one. I love how you did the water and the addition of all the different paper elements. Great job.

the whimsical butterfly said...

Ohhh you are the cutest! I am SOO excited and happy for you and we can't wait to have you at TGF! This card is amazing, too-love the wave and our hottie lil surfer dude!

Terri E. said...

Great coloring and really fun wave cut out accent. Fabulous job on the Mojo Monday sketch.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Good afternoon Mary what a gorgeous card hunny im loving the image and the colouring is fabulous. You have a lovely blog here glad i found it! will be returning regularly hugs Linda x

Elena said...

Congratulations on the DT!!! So excited and happy for you!
Your Ian is very cute!!! Really love the layout!

Denise said...

So cute!! Love that Haw'n surfer Ian. Love the layout.

Randi said...

This is so cool Mary! Love all the different elements you tied together in this card!! Those flower stamps look great with this stamp!! Stunning!!!

MiamiKel said...

OH this is really terrific, what a fantastic layout and just the right pieces in all the right places! OUtstanding!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

What a cool card! Love what you did with the waves. Thanks for playing. :)

Michelle said...

He's adorable! Making me feel summer - just wish it would make it here!

kadie said...

Did you see that Mary was in the Mojo top 20 with this card!! Yes indeedy! Check it out here

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