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Sunday, June 5, 2011

Follow the Recipe #13!

Today is the day Linda posts her Top Chef Quickfire for the Follow the Recipe challenge, and as usual, I am a bit late! Eep! Good thing Linda is the nicest stamper on the planet and puts up with me!! (I promise it will be better once we move, Linda! Really!!) Ok now that my apologies are out of the way, here's what I made:

Don't bicycles just equal happy summer?? In my book they do! And I've been wanting to play with my sweet little Three Bikes set from Hero Arts - I just love ALL of their bike stamps, yay! I used some cloud paper from American Crafts in the background, although I covered it quite a bit. But this card just makes me want to ride a bike on a sunshiny summer day!

You know who else likes riding her bike on a sunshiny day? My sweet little girl. She got her very first big girl bike this past week!

Look at her go!

For my card, I was inspired by several things from our fabby recipe from Jessica.

  • Colors – red, blue, and yellow
  • Color Mediums – stamp ink
  • Embellishments – twine/hemp rope, buttons
  • Tools – distress tools
  • Techniques – distressing
  • Theme – summer
Have you ever played the Follow the Recipe challenge? It's easy peasy, here's a rundown of the rules, copied from Linda's blog:
  1. Use any of the ingredients (themes, colors, techniques, shapes, etc.) in Jessica's recipe to make your project. Just pick a few ingredients and then add your own spices to cook up something uniquely yours.
  2. Add your project using the InLinz (froggy) button and join the party.
  3. Be sure to list your recipe or tell us what ingredient you used from the sample recipe.
  4. Don't forget to link back to this post or include the "I Followed the Recipe" button on your blog (see the side bar to the right).
I hope you'll play along with us this week! There's still a few days to get in on the action! Entries are accepted until Thursday June 9 at 8pm CST. Visit the challenge here!

Happy Stamping!

  • Stamps: LP202 Three Bikes, CL492 Typewriter Letters from Hero Arts
  • Paper: SU Yoyo Yellow, American Crafts (clouds) & Jillibean Soup (red)
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic markers
  • Accessories: staples, button, twine, scissors for distressing edges


  1. This is such a sweet card and your daughter is a cutie!

  2. Darling card but Courtney stole the show on this post LOL!

  3. So cute! (both the card and C!) I've printed off the recipe and it's in my stack for "maybe this week". :)

  4. Oh my goodness gracious gravy! I love it! Tom and I met on bicycles, so I may be the only one on the planet who thinks they're incredibly romantic. And, sexy, too. Love it!

  5. Ohhhhh, love, love, love this bright summery card. Soooo sweet!!!

  6. What a CUTE bike card! Love everything about this-the happy colors, distressed edges, the cloud background...and the staples!!! It sure feels like summer!

  7. Such a cute card, Libby! Love your design and all the bikes! Great distressing too! Looks like Courtney is delighted with her new bike!

  8. WOW! Your kidlets have grown so fast! And yup, no doubt about it, bikes equal "happy summer" Your card is breathtaking. LOVE it!

  9. LOVE this color combo and all your paper distressing! Great card! And your big girl looks like a pro! TFS!


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