Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Pool Party is the New Black....FMS18



That Pool Party is the life of the party wherever it goes!  It arrived last July and made a big splash looking cool in the summer designs.Then it showed up on fall cards looking gorgeous with rusty browns, yellows and oranges.  Next it made a fabulous appearance for the holiday season in wintry scenes and Christmas greetings.  It's a new year and look who's still around!  Pool Party has gone vintage and is a featured color in two new sets of designer series paper, Attic Boutique and Everyday Enchantment (pictured above).  I like a clean, crisp look and somehow that vintage Pool Party adapted beautifully.  Pool Party is definitely the new black......

Jump in the pool this week at Freshly Made Sketches and play along!

                                       

32 comments:

Pam~ said...

Gorgeous, Linda! I always enjoy reading your post just as much as looking at your card. I need to use Pool Party more ... you show it off beautifully!

Katy McGloin said...

Absolute stunning card!!!!!!!! Hope you are having fun at Leadership! You will have your dancing buddies with you once again... :)

Colleen Dietrich said...

That designer paper is WONDERFUL! The doily has the effect of looking like snowflakes too. I find this card to be breathtaking, Linda!

irishgalkelly said...

Hi Linda! Oh, this is SO pretty! Even though it has a vintage feel to it, your card is very fresh looking. I never thought about PP as the new black and I have to agree with you. ; )

libbystamps said...

Wow! Love your take on this challenge. I'm inspired to try this with a stamped image and the oval from the framelits. Now, what am I going to come up with for this challenge?

Jen Sannes said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love everything about your card. I am in love with Pool Party as well and the Everyday Enchantment dsp. :)

Patti MacLeith said...

Gorgeous! You are making me want....

LeAnne said...

I think you've hit on something here--Pool Party being the new black!! I do love PP, it's almost as good as Cool Caribbean, and looks swell with almost everything. THIS CARD IS STUNNING....what a gorgeous image. I haven't inked this up with markers yet (no patience) but I almost might be convinced to try after seeing this! Stay warm!

Rita said...

LOL I absolutely adore you Linda. You always crack me up. I do love me some Pool Party, so I think you are right! Maybe I need to go make a Valentine's Day card with it! :) Love how you used the turkey platter on this one.

Diane - oliverdi@att.net said...

Linda this card IS cool and crisp! Love that Pool Party too, and it looks gorgeous as the background to the beautiful flowers. Hugs.

Lesley said...

SO pretty! I MUST have that paper! I didn't know you were at Leadership, have fun!

Tara Bilbao said...

Linda, I totally agree with you about Pool Party. I love that color! I also love how you have made a vintage card yet so bright an cheery. Such a beautiful clean, crisp card.

Debbie Henderson said...

Totally totally gorgeous Linda. The frame is so perfect with your stamped image, makes the whole thing "pop"! Great job on the sketch you created too!

Tracey S said...

Absolutely stunning Linda I am casing this one ASAP! I love Pool Party and I LOVE your card'

Vicki B. said...

beautiful, love that DSP!!!

Jen Timko said...

This card is simply amazing! I love how you used the frame! Can't wait to case this idea. Thanks for a great sketch this week!

Linda Fisher said...

Your card is absolutely amazing! I'm in love with Pool Party and agree it's in for the long haul!

Mary Fish said...

Gorgeous. Love your use of DSP & ribbon treatment.

Hugs, M

Notes by Nina said...

Beautiful card, I love the DP you used and that frame looks fabulous with your flowers.

Notes by Nina said...

Beautiful card, I love the DP you used and that frame looks fabulous with your flowers.

Jen said...

Now that you've explained it I can totally see how Pool Party is the new black! I haven't used it very much, but I hope to! And I can't stop looking at this card. The white just jumps right off the page!

Cindy Hall said...

This is the most gorgeous card. I loved it the second I saw it. Every last detail is perfect. TFS!

Christy Q said...

Linda - this is stunning! I love how Pool Party pops on your card and it looks fantastic with Fresh Vintage. I don't know how I completely skipped over that set in SAB during preorder but for sure, it's going on my next order! LOL

Nance Leedy said...

Takes my breath away...this is a stunning card, Linda! I love how the stamped image trails off the embossed oval and the colors just pop against all that gorgeous pool party. Beautiful!

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

So pretty!!!!!!! Love your choice of colors. That background paper is awesome as well!!!

Maria :)

Dawn Braun said...

Linda, this is such a beautiful card!! So fresh, clean and makes a HUGE impact. Love the white space and the pretty pops of color! Thanks for such a great sketch!

Becky said...

This card reminds me of the table cloths my Grandma has! I just love it, so pretty!

Cindy Beach said...

What an absolute show-stopper, Linda! A boldly beautiful delight for the eyes in every way.

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Oh Linda, this took my breath away. I love the doilies - the placement is perfect. The embossed oval, the image, the coloring, the accents... WOW!!!!

Melissa said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I just purchased the oval embossing folder & this opens my eyes to the ways it can be used.

Kim L. said...

This card is so beautiful!! Love it.

Ann Schach said...

WOW! This is fabulous!