Mermaids and Toucans! -Summer Card Catch up - Part 2

This is the summer in which I started to attempt to make cute little character cards.  I will admit to owning just about every floral stamp made and very few of the cute character stamp sets that companies like Lawn Fawn, and My Favorite Things make.  I tend to think I am not as good at making those sorts of things look good, so I stayed away...until recently.  I picked up the Polynesian Paradise set from MFT and colored all the little pieces, cut them out, and then sat there and was like, now what?  I have to make a scene.  (And, I am good at making a scene, but not on a card!)  So, these were my first attempts at using sets like this.  And while they are not scenes, they are colorful, and interesting.  (I'm in love with coloring that Toucan by the way)
 (sorry for the wonky lighting on this one, I think it was storming or something when I did this, because I tried all sorts of ways to get this to photograph better)

Then, I jumped on the Mermaid bandwagon!  Oh my gosh, everyone came out with the cutest mermaid sets this summer!  I love Mermaids!  (Splash was one of my favorite movies ever!)
This Mermaid set is called Mermazing, from My Favorite things...its just so awesome! I could not wait to make something with it!

This beautiful Mermaid set is from Stampendous.  I just love her too.  I am not going to admit how many Mermaid sets I own, but let's just say, these are not the only ones! ;)

I'm sure there will be more mermaid cards from me to come.  So stop back!

Supplies used:
Card 1 and 2:
Colored with Copic Markers

Card 3
Stamps: MFT Mermazing
Background created with: Distress Oxide Inks
Colored with Copic Markers

Card 4
Stamps: Stampendous Mermaid
Colored with Copics
Stencil: Unknown

Happy Cardmaking friends!

Thanks for stopping by,

When the moon blocks out the sun

I will admit that I am kind of a geek when it comes to stuff like what is happening today.  I have always been fascinated by space, and nature.   So, today the United States will have a total Solar Eclipse.  I do not live in the path where the Sun will look this photo above, however,
we will have about a 66% coverage of the sun, so that is still cool in my opinion.  And unless you have been living under a rock, I don't need to tell you to not stare at the sun today (or any day HA!)