the first two ideas that popped into my head were 4th of July and nautical. Though I love the 4th of July, I'm not quite ready to skip to that holiday, so I went with a nautical theme. This card is pretty simple - just a little embossing and paper piecing. Lately I've been trying to use up some of the supplies in my stash and my less used stamps and dies, but I feel like I've been forcing it too much on some of my cards and haven't really been pleased with the results. I think I finally found a balance on this card. I used some older supplies, but the final product still feels "me"ish and I'm happy with how it turned out. Yay for that!