Time Out #9 (Fun In The Sun), Hero Arts #Summer (One Layer Card), SSS Wednesday 9/7 (Let’s Be Clear) STAMPlorations #July (Stamps and Glitter)

The weather here so far this summer hasn’t been what it usually is … we’ve had a lot more cloudy, cooler days and thunder storms … and yesterday it rained … ALL day.  So I made my own sunshine …

Time Out 9, Hero Arts Summer 2014, SSSW 9-7The sun and rays are from Avery Elle, stamped in Hero Arts and Memento inks … with the lighter yellow covered with Stickles.  I stamped the HA sentiment, coated the ‘dazzling’ in Wink of Stella and added a scattering of sequins and gems.  Here’s a close up of all the shimmer … mmm, isn’t that better …. much warmer!

Time Out 9, Hero Arts Summer 2014, SSSW 9-7 Close Up

I’m playing along with …

Time Out – Fun In The Sun

Hero Arts – One Layer Card

SSS Wednesday – Let’s Be Clear (Stickles, Wink of Stella, gems)

ETA:  Thanks to my friend Maria, who suggested it, I’m also linking up with STAMPlorations – Stamps and Glitter

Hope your week is starting out splendidly sunshiny!  Thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy!  Anita 🙂

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35 thoughts on “Time Out #9 (Fun In The Sun), Hero Arts #Summer (One Layer Card), SSS Wednesday 9/7 (Let’s Be Clear) STAMPlorations #July (Stamps and Glitter)

  1. serendipitydragonfly

    Oh wow Anita – this is amazing……..I can feel the sun shining strongly! What a wonderful card. Love your use of Stickles on the yellow rays and WoS on the “dazzling” – brilliant. Hope the weather picks up for you soon, forecast 30° forecast here on Thursday……knowing our luck it will probably snow!


    Karen xxx

  2. Sylvia-Anne

    Hi Anita – this fabulous card would brighten anyone’s day – I can almost feel the heat from the sun rays ! Love the glimmer and shine!
    Hope your weather improves very soon – Sylvia x

  3. Brenda

    Our sunshine has been lacking too and although the rain has been missing us and everyone around us getting it, it has been clouding from all the rain. We are getting some nice rain right now which we desperately needed. Temps have been low but dew points and humidity have been very high so it is very tropical feeling but the pool water is very cold. Can’t win around here. lol It seems the weather is weird all over the world! But your beautiful and warm card sure does bring the sunshine right in!! I love it Anita!! The shimmer and sparkle is so wonderful and yes, I’m a sun worshiper when the sun is out around here. lol Thanks for being sunshine to my cloudy day!! Hugs, Brenda

  4. Cornelia (fun stamping)

    Truly dazzling, Anita – you see rain is good for something! I am ALWAYS happy when it rains here – we don’t get so much of it…..although its raining right now (and thundering), yeahh!!! I even got my daily summer swim in before it started!

  5. susannev2014

    What a beautiful card! Aren’t we lucky that we are able to create our own sunshine? But I wish you that the real sun will start shining down on you again soon!

  6. kimheggins

    Wow…talk about a ray of sunshine, this is so amazing and just brings a big smile to my face, I love it and all the sparkle too…so much fun.

  7. Sandie

    This is the kind of card we need here too, full of sunshine happiness!! And the sparkle is just perfect, thanks for joiningus at TIME OUT challenges x

  8. Geri G

    Ahhhhh….warm, shimmery sunshine….where’s the beer?

    Great sparkle & shine! The background paper seems to have a sheen to it…did you emboss it? Great design – the sun’s rays draws the eye directly to the sentiment and the vibrant pop of black! Yep…winner, winner

  9. Lorraine A

    Gorgeous card Anita 🙂 I love the sunshine, how fabulous is that !! lovely and sparkly 🙂

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Lols x x x

  10. maria f.

    And you could hook up at STAMPlorations July stamps and glitter too. I know what you mean about the summer, but I’m kinda happy we haven’t been having the hot and humid stuff. Today was actually a “dazzler” – maybe it’s coming your way. Off to catch up on some much needed sleep;) Very happy to have welcomed the champions home (via the TV) today 🙂

  11. Kylie

    SO glad that Maria sent you our way. Just stunning, Anita! LOVE your glittered rays! Thanks so much for playing along at STAMPlorations xx

  12. Shona Chambers

    I need one of these cards at my house….its freezing at the moment!! Big frost in the morning I suspect but luckily its the holidays so we can stay in our pjs until it warms up outside. Gorgeous card and you stamped it so perfectly…how did you do that?? I’ve never used Stickles before but think I must get some because it looks so glittery over the ink. I know what you mean about the weather. Someone said to me that there is no clear difference between the seasons anymore, I thought about it and realised its so true. When I was a kid Summer was boiling hot, Winter was freezing cold and Spring/Autumn inbetween. Nowdays you never know what weather your going to get….good old global warming certainly seems to be playing with it all very well.

  13. Nonni

    This is SO stunning, Anita! I love the glitter on the sun rays and the layout of this -a perfect one layer card! Thanks for joining us at TIME OUT and STAMPlorations. 🙂

  14. Loll Thompson

    Beautiful and sparkly sunshiny card to brighten up your rainy day. Love the stickles, sequins and the shine on part of your sentiment – fabulous design. Loll xx

  15. BarbGhig

    Gorgeous card, Anita! I love the two-toned rays and how you added sparkle to this card…so pretty, and perfect for the challenges!

  16. Daisies Girl

    What can I say that has not already been said!! I LOVE this card – It is absolutely gorgeously done!! Love the sparkle it has to it and it definitely Dazzled me! Thanks for brightening my day with this amazing card!!

  17. Bev

    Once again, I’m late…darn ol’ appointments and busyness and YKWs!! I did see this when you posted it. Sounds like your weather is much like ours. Rarely do we see more than a day or two without RAIN. And it’s cooler here too. Your card is just the ticket to help make it feel like summer. Rich, golden yellows and shimmer and shine. This makes me happy. Love this. Make more!!!! : )

  18. Petra

    Can’t think of anything better to do than make a card when the weather is bad, hey!!! And what a lovely sunshine card you have created, Anita!!! I love the sparkle and the balance between the orange in the top left corner and the sentiment to make this a stunning card!!! The sequins and the bling are placed perfectly and round off everything so nicely!! Love your card!!!
    Hope that your weather will be better soon!!!

    Have a super weekend!!

  19. Lindsey L

    Oh my have I been missing out! So enjoyed catching up on each and every one of your fabulous cards tonight. You’ve got me itching to craft. 🙂

  20. Skye

    A terrific card. I love how bright and cheery card is. Love the sparkles too.
    Until the middle of June I thought winter had forgotten us. The weather was unusually warm. But then it turned nasty and COLD.

  21. c

    Ooh la la….sunshine in a most splendid fashion, filled with bright colour and sparkle! So wondrously eye-catching and spirit-lifting. Gorgeous!

  22. shirley-bee

    This is perfect for STAMPlorations, Anita, so glad Maria persuaded you to play along! And the sentiment is so appropriate for the image. We’ve had a dazzling day today, with another one due tomorrow 😉


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