Monday, April 2, 2018

Sneak Peek Week: Introducing Beach Babies & Window Trio Dies

Hello there!  I have been working around the clock for months on our summer release so I am literally dying with excitement to finally share all the new things coming to Sunny Studio on Friday!  Today I'm kicking things off with four new products in our line-up (available for purchase on April 6).

Up first is a card using our new Beach Babies stamps which come full of so many fun images perfect for summer!  I started by die-cutting a circle from masking paper and using the negative space mask off my card panel to stamp and color my images.  I then used Copic W1 and W0 markers to define the edge and give it a bit of a bubble appearance.  

I finished off the card by die-cutting 4 of the new Hello Word die from white cardstock and then glued them together using a glue pen and colored the top layer with a coordinating Copic marker.  I finished the second half of the sentiment by stamping a word from the stamp set.

Sunny Studio: Beach Babies Hello Sunshine Summer Card by Mendi Yoshikawa

For my next card I used our new Window Trio Circle Dies together with the Beach Babies stamps to create a quick and easy card.  A sentiment stamped on the banner from our Little Angels set was the perfect finishing touch.
Sunny Studio: Beach Babies Summer Smiles Circle Window Trio Card by Mendi Yoshikawa

I had so much fun mixing technique for this fun beach scene.  I started by creating several masks using the beach umbrella to create a colorful border.  I then masked them all off, along with the top third of the card to sponge on some antique linen distress ink for my sandy beach.  To add interest to my beach, I took my Copic Markers in E30, E31 & E33 to stipple the texture of sand.  

For ocean waves, I moved the masking material to the sand side of the horizon and inked the top portion of my card using a light application of tumbled glass distress ink.  I die-cut another mask using our Wavy Border dies and rotated and move them around as I inked on additional layers of tumbled glass distress ink.  As a final finishing touch I used an old toothbrush to pounce on some of Aleene's True Snow to give the look of frothy waves.
Sunny Studio: Beach Babies Happy Summer Card Ocean Scene Card with Beach Umbrellas by Mendi Yoshikawa

Up next is a grid style card using our Window Trio Square dies.  This time I used the dies on the vertical and cut them twice from the same card panel to form my fun grid design.  

This card also debuts something I'm extremely excited to finally share: Patterned paper!  With this release Sunny Studio is introducing 4 bright and happy paper packs!!!  I'm a huge fan of tone-on-tone papers to add subtle interest to my projects without competing with my focal point images and these papers totally fit the bill.  I hope you fall in love with them as much as I have.  ;)
Sunny Studio Stamps: Beach Babies Hello Summer Grid Style Card (using Window Trio Square Dies, Polka-dot Parade & Classic Gingham 6x6 Papers)

For my next card I created a little beach scene enclosed in an oval frame using our newest Sunny Studio website exclusive which I will be sharing more of as the week progresses.  The polka-dot background also shows a sneak peek of another set that will be debuting more later this week.  ;)

To form my waves to tuck my kids between, I cut borders using our Stitched Scallop Border Dies and inked on tumbled glass distress ink, fading it towards the top of each wave.  

The trees on the beach in the background were created with a single stamp image which I used together with a stamp positioning tool.  I started by stamping the palms with Colorbox Artichoke Ink and then inked up just the trunk portion with the edge of my VersaFine Clair Acorn ink pad and stamped it again. It was so easy and I love the little detail it adds!
Sunny Studio Stamps: Beach Babies Summer Smiles Jet Ski Card by Mendi Yoshikawa (featuring Fancy Frames Oval Dies & Background Basics Stamps)

For my last card of the day I created another grid design, this time turning it on the horizontal using the Window Trio Circle Dies.  Rather than using them as windows like I did on the first two cards, I simply backed them with patterned paper from our new Classic Gingham Paper Pack for a fun graphic look.  I love how a small strip of paper from our new Rainbow Bright Paper Pack ties all my colors together.

The Beach Babies stamps come with a little pair of sunglasses that can fit onto all the cute kids.  I fussy cut these out as a last minute addition, but I think they would be really fun used together with masking to look like they were part of the original image.


Sunny Studio Stamps: Beach Babies It's Your Day Summer Birthday Card (using Window Trio Circle Dies and Classic Gingham & Rainbow Bright Papers


I'm so happy you've joined me for today's sneak peeks and I'd love to give a $25 gift code to one lucky winner.  Make sure to keep checking back all this week for more peeks & prizes for up to five chances to win.  The contests run through Saturday at Midnight PST with winners announced here on Sunday, April 8th. :)

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Here's a sneak peek at the new Beach Babies stamps & coordinating dies, hello word die and Window Trio Circle & Window Trio Square dies featured today (which will be available for purchase on Friday, April 6th).


Sunny Studio Stamps: Beach Babies Summer themed 4x6 Clear Stamp Set  Sunny Studio Stamps: Beach Babies Coordinating Steel Rule Dies  Sunny Studio Stamps: Hello 2.75" wide Script Word Steel Rule Die

Sunny Studio Stamps: Window Trio Circles & Hearts Snippets Steel Rule Craft Dies  Sunny Studio Stamps: Window Trio Squares & Stars Snippets Steel Rule Craft Dies 

And here's a full look at our four new 6x6 paper packs called Classic Gingham, Rainbow Bright, Polka-dot Parade and Striped Silly (which will also be available on Friday, April 6th).  Each set comes with 24 double-sided patterns in a 12 brilliant colors printed on 65 lb. cardstock.  :)
Sunny Studio Stamps: Introducing New Classic Gingham, Rainbow Bright, Polka-dot Parade & Striped Silly 6x6 Paper Pads

Other Sunny Studio Supplies Used:
Little Angels Stamps
Little Angels Stamps
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Stitched Scallop Dies
Stitched Scallop Dies
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Wavy Border Dies
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Background Basics Stamps
Background Basics Stamps
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*The Background Basics Stamps & other new sets shared today will not be available for purchase until April 6th.



137 comments:

  1. all the beach babies are adorable. my favorite is the little boy in the intertube. he has an expression that reminds me of my nephew.

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  2. The beach babies are adorable and that paper!

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  3. these are adorable....but I spy a camper - Can't wait to see that set.

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  4. I love the new Beach Babies and the papers are out of this world!

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  5. Lovin this release, would make awesome cards for the grandchildren.

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  6. What an adorable release! My favorite summer activity is just being outside. I live in WI and winter seems to go on for ever. Bring on the sunshine and warm weather!

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  7. So excited for this new release! And excited to go to the beach after this long winter!

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  8. Love the new Beach Babes stamp and die set and all the colourful paper packs.

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  9. What cute cards! Can’t wait to see the full reveal on Friday. Woke up to snow this morning so these cards were a wonderful reminder of the warmer weather to come.

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  10. What a fun sneak peek. I love the beach scenes. The new dies are super and those pattern paper packs are so bright and cheery - WOW!

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  11. These children are adorable. My favorite activity in the summer is anything I can do at the beach, sunbathing and reading a book are my favorite. Watching my grandchildren play, swim and build sand castles come a close second.

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  12. So cute for summer projects. We like to take boat/canoe rides on our lake in the summer.

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  13. Love these cards, looking forward to this release!!

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  14. My favorite summer activity is sitting in the sun reading a book. Preferably on the beach but we are landlocked here so I have to travel to the beach but anything is possible!!

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  15. I love the new sets they are way too cute and hopefully summer is right around the corner.

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  16. Cute new beach theme! I also like the versatility of the 3 circle die; it makes lining up little scenes so easy! My favorite summer activity is playing in the garden.

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  17. So stinking cute!!!! I can’t wait for these and the papers are amazing!!!!!💕

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  18. My favorite summer activities are watching summer movies with my family (yeah, it’s hot in South Texas!) and hanging out in the pool! Since my kids are out of school in the summer, the company isn’t bad either. ❤️ Cute new sets!!

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  19. My favorite thing to do in the summer is to sit outside and craft or read.njust listening to nature.

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  20. My favorite summer activity is going to the water park or theme park with my daughters and watching them have so much fun they can't stand it.

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  21. Love Beach Babes and the new papers! My favorite summer activity is celebrating July 4th with my family and neighbors. There is always lots of yummy food, fireworks, and fun.

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  22. I need some summer sun! It is snowing in PA

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  23. What adorable little kid images! Very pretty and sunshiny cards! Can’t wait to see what’s coming up next!

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  24. Congratulations on a gorgeous release. Love the window dies! My favorite summer activity is taking a weekend off work and being with my family. Doesn't have to be an out of town trip...a staycation with them is perfect.-Maria Giselle B.

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  25. My favorite summer activity is walking on the beach, collecting seashells and sharks teeth. I don’t mind doing a little lounging while I am there either. ;)

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  26. My favorite summer activity is sitting in my cool studio and making cards and other things. Love your new paper...so bright and cheerful!

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  27. My favorite summer activity is swimming, but I do it all year long.

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  28. So bright and fun. Love the new patterned paper. What a fun rainbow of delight. And those stamps are adorable and fun. And I love love love matching die cuts. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  29. Eating ice cream is my favorite summer activity!

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  30. I can't decide which card I like best. They are all so cute and bright and fun. My favorite summer activity is going to the beach.

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  31. All of your hardwork paid off...wow!!!!! Great job! So so cute! Can't wait to ORDER!!!!

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  32. Very cute cards! Those stamps get me in the mood for summer reading in the sun and summer crafting.

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  33. Cannot wait to discover the other goodies, it looks like it's going to be a fabulous release, once again !!!

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  34. So super cute, Mendi! I love that you're releasing 6x6 paper pads, too!

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  35. What adorable cards! Super sweet new stamp set....love ♥

    Favorite summer activity....Living in the North, just about anything that can get me outside after a LOOOONG cold season. Just sitting outside with a book is heavenly; but love playing cornhole with the family in the summer.

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  36. Wow, your cards are all adorable! Love the beach stamp set, so cute. Looking forward to seeing the woodland one after the little sneak peek pictures! Oh and the taco! :) Also love the bright coloured papers! Great release so far :)

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  37. I love the birds on a wire card. It is just so cute! My favorite summer activity is going hiking. I haven't been able to hike for about a year now because of cancer treatment but am starting to take some walks in the woods to see some wildflowers. I can't wait until I can get my strength and speed back.

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  38. Cute cards and love the new product.

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  39. Wow, Mendi, AWEmazing cards! I love how you did the sand & surf on the 'Happy Summer' card - perfection! The new paper packs are divine!

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  40. So much summer fun in these cards..the release promises lots of card making fun. tfs

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  41. I love all the bright colors and the cards are so cute!

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  42. Cute beach babies and love the bright rainbow colors featured in the new paper packs!

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  43. So cute! And I love the bright fun colors!

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  44. Oh my gosh, those paper pads made me gasp! All the rainbow colors!!!! I'm so excited! My favorite summer activity would be backyard barbecues....

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  45. The Beach Babies are super cute. Everyone will love this set! I love the pattern paper too.

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  46. I love the window trio square dies and also the Rainbow Bright paper pack.

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  47. Such a great super cute release! And love the patterned papers!

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  48. My favorite summer activity is kayaking! Give me a river with a good current and I am happy as a lark. Thanks for a chance to win! :D

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  49. Those beach babies and paper packs are too cute!!

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  50. Wow! On day one, it looks like an amazing release! I can't wait.

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  51. Shikira M. BrehmApril 2, 2018 at 9:49 AM

    I love these little beach babies. Going to the beach is my favorite summer activity so these are perfect.

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  52. Oh my gosh!!!! Love the beach babies and those papers are fabulous! My favourite summer activity is hiking in the mountains.

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  53. The beach is the best summer activity

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  54. Oh such cute cards, loving this release so far. So excited to see it all. I just love Sunny Studio so so much :)

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  55. Cute cards! I love riding my horse in the summer!

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  56. All of your cards are so cute! I for one can not wait for summer (and warmth)! I'm looking forward to more of your release.

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  57. Such a fun release already. I can't wait to see what else you have for us ❤.

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  58. Fabulous new release! Love the bright colors and fun cards!

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  59. Yes!!!! Bring on all that summer cuteness!
    I will be needing ALL the new paper pads too - love them.

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  60. Oh gosh!!! I love the beach babies set, but the hello die is my weakness!!! I love, love, love the font and size.

    I’ve never tried the windows does, but I’m pretty excited to get my hands on them and try them out.

    Thanks,
    Bridget

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    1. My favorite activity is spending time at my family camp. So beautiful and peaceful!!!

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  61. Favourite summer activity is hanging out at the beach.
    Love the rainbow pattern papers and the window trio dies.

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  62. My favorite summer activity is nt having to be on a schedule! Love all of your stamps!

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  63. The beach babies are adorable! <3 all the paper as well!

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  64. Whenever I can I like to get to a beach somewhere and enjoy the sunshine and salt water!

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  65. We have summer almost year around in Florida but what I enjoy the most is the beautiful sunshine & spending time with my family.
    The Beach Babies are soooo cute! I have a 2.5-yr old granddaughter & your images remind me of her. :)

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  66. I love your new papers! Bright colours are my fave!

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  67. That's adorable! I love all the bright colors! Perfect for summer.

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  68. Favorite summer activity this summer will be my 30 year high school reunion, which I am helping to plan!

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  69. Sunny Studios addict. Really love what I've seen of the new items, Yah!!!

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  70. These babies are so adorable !! And my favourite summer activity is actually : doing nothing !! Heat kills me ... and my dog !!
    [margessw(at)icloud(dot)com]

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  71. I love, love, love the new paper packs and the beach babies are so summertime!

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  72. Adorable images and I love the bright pattern papers! Perfect for summer:)

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  73. I'm not a big summer person because I hate the heat. But I do like to go to our friends lake house and hang out.

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  74. Congratulations, Mendi!! Your hard work has paid off with a fantastic new release! I'm looking forward to seeing more wonderful projects this week using the new products!

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  75. Everything about these new products makes me happy!!! Especially those gorgeous paper pads! I love summer picnics. Always a fun time!

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  76. I am in love with those paper pads!! I hope you ordered lots! :)

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  77. My favorite summer activity is being with my family and going on vacation!

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  78. My favorite summer activity is camping by the lake or river with my family. We are fortunate enough to live near 2 lakes and 3 rivers!

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  79. I love summer and these cards make me feel good even if we are going to get snow tomorrow.

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  80. Love the beach theme and the bright colorful paper

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  81. These are the sweetest cards ever - love the sandy beach one very much - yet I love them all

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  82. Love the vibrant oh so cheery colors of the great paper packs! Love those patterns and those window dies!!

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  83. I love the beach babies!! Very cute cards too. I wouldn’t have thought to use Aileen’s snow as frothy water. It’s a great idea!

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  84. So many great examples shared today. The beach and camp are my favourite activities.

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  85. So cute! Absolutely love these new papers!!!

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  86. This first day is adorable! I love to go visit my family and friends in Canada each summer.

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  87. Oh my goodness...these new releases are so adorable! I'm definitely crushing on those 6x6 pads! I can't wait to see what the rest of the week brings! :)

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  88. Adorable little peoples!
    I love fishing in the
    summer.
    Carla from Utah

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  89. My favorite summer activity is sitting on the beach, enjoying the sunshine, and reading a book. Love all the beach themed cards and the bright colors!

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  90. Love the new release. I love eating ice cream in the summer.

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  91. I'm excited already! The new 6x6 papers are beautiful! Thanks so much 😎

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  92. I love the ocean so anything beach-related is good for me in the summer.

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  93. I love the beach and these cards capture the sun, sand, and fun perfectly! My favorite thing to do in summer is drink frozen lemonade slushes from Sonic!

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  94. My favorite summer activity is going camping with family!

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  95. My favorite summer activity is making homemade ice cream (and eating it too!)

    Chris L.

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  96. Love the beach theme and that new paper is so colorful and fun!

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  97. The Beach Babies are so adorable! I love their little sunglasses and floaty tubes!

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  98. The Beach Babies are adorable!!!! Going to the beach is my favorite summertime activity. Actually, it’s my favorite year round activity no matter the weather.

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  99. I love the new products—especially the beach babies set and the beautiful papers! I love to relax on our deck with a good book during the summer!

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  100. My favorite summer activity is going to the beach.

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  101. Sweet cards! Love the new designs!
    A day relaxing around the pool sounds good to me!

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  102. My favorite summer activity is hanging outside at the patio table watching the birds! This new release is awesome!

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  103. Those little window dives look so very versatile. I love seeing products used in different ways!

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  104. awesome products - love swimming:)

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  105. I like to take a book - set under an umbrella in my beach chair and read while listening to the waves coming in - very calming

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  106. Awesome cards!!!!! They’re cute and sweet!

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  107. Love those bright, colorful papers! So fun! My favorite summer activity is eating watermelon and ice cream (not together) ;-)

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  108. The beach Babies are adorable!! I have three nieces and on the weekends in the summer, we are always at the beach house. These stamps would be adorable for cards or scrapbooks for them!! Plus they now love to stamp and color - I know they’d love those too.

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  109. Sweet summer fun cards. I love the beach babies stamp with that cute umbrella.
    The new paper pads are a must have. I love to sit at the beach with a good book.

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  110. This set is so fun! And the colorful paper is amazing. I love all these cards. Excellent job on them!

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  111. Love the new designs, darling cards and fabulous papers. My favorite summer activity is being around my grand kids wherever that is - swimming, ballgames, or just having fun.

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  112. Can't wait to get all the new bright and beautiful paper pads and beach babe stamps! I fell in love with the aqua oval beach card as blue is my favorite color and the card is sooo cute! I love the special touches you did on the other beach card with stipling the sand and frothing the waves. I'm anxious to try that. I love fussy cutting little things to add interest with a 3d effect, so loved your sunglasses addition!

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  113. I love tending the flower garden on our farm and watching the beautiful butterflies and bees enjoying it as well.

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  114. Oooooo, love those papers!!

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  115. These beach babies are super cute...

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  116. This set is so adorable! Just being outside is our favorite activity in summer!

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  117. OMG...I can't stand all the cuteness of these stamps!

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  118. The Beach Babes are sooooo ADORABLE!!!! And I NEED all the rainbow papers!!!

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  119. I'm afraid my favorite summer beach activity is sitting in the shade with a cool drink! These are absolutely adorable cards.

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  120. We spend all summer at my aunt's pool. The beach babies set is awesome- perfect for all 3 of my kids!

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  121. Oh my goodness, these littel beach babes are so cutie patootie! Reminds me of my brother and I when we were young - We grew u with a pool in our backyard. Oh the memories of the summer fun! Love the bright new paper pads, too!

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  122. Vacationing in PEI every year. Camping near the ocean... hearing the waves. Visiting the local beaches and hiking the boardwalk at Greenwich dunes. Maritime freedom is the highlight of my summer.

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  123. Jealous of Andrea ^^ going to PEI every year! I just like being outside in the sun. Love the beach but not the crowds or trying to find parking. Bike riding is fun, too.

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  124. I love just being in warmth, no coats and long days and the simple pleasure of it just being summer.

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  125. SQUEAL!! BEAUTIFUL Cards!! I LOVE the New Sets and the New Papers!! Just AWESOME!! We LOVE to go to the Lake ad Spend LOTS of time outside as we Farm and Summer is FULL of Harvesting and Working the Fields!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS Weekend!! =)

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  126. How absolutely precious are these stamps as well as creations!!! They are all way too darling! Such sweet little sceneries on them also! Being a Florida gal my favorite summer activities are the beach, fishing, and boating!

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