Sunday, October 18, 2009

Miss Ya!

Doesn't this card make you miss the sunshine of summer? Its HOT here in AZ right now, so I can't really complain about lack of sunshine, but I do miss my cousin! She moved to Kansas and its been much harder to stay in touch with her so far away. I made this card for her and thought I would enter it in a few challenges as well. Here we are on the beaches of Mexico a few years back! For this card I used the Stretch Your Imagination cartridge and my Cricut to get the cute sandcastle, seashell and sand dollar. I also used the Paper Pups cartridge for the "Miss You" sentiment. The stamp is "Hope&Grace- Sing" from The Greeting Farm. This week I noticed that a lot of the color challenges were similar color so I am entering this card in several of them:
  • SPCC- The colors for this challenge were Bermuda bay (which I used for my sky), brocade blue (which I used for my ocean), and whisper white (which I used for my sand dollar and waves)
  • Pollycraft- The colors for this challenge were tangerine (which I used for my sun and sunshine rays), turquoise (which I used for the sky), and chocolate (which I used on the guitar and to accent the sandcastle)
  • Color Throwdown- The colors for this challenge were baja breeze (which I used for the sky), chocolate (which I used on the guitar and to accent the sandcastle), Sahara sand (which I fittingly used for the
  • Crafty Creations- The challenge this week was to use blue. I used shades of blue for the sky and the ocean.
  • Stamp Something- The challenge this week was to use some bling. It is difficult to tell in my pictures, but I used a glitter pen to outline the flower in my beach gal's hair and the shells have a subtle shimmer. The sweet stamp is from The Greeting Farm. I would pass out from excitement if I actually won the copic marker prize. I used colored pencils to color my image and I would love to actually get to use copics on my next project! I'm still a newbie so I won't hold my breath lol! ( :
  • Our Creative Corner- The colors for this challenge are soft suede(which I used for the sand), sage shadow (which I used for the sky), blush blossom (which I used on the adorable "Hope and Grace-Sing" image from The Greeting Farm), and handsome hunter (didn't use this one... hope that still counts for the challenge!)
  • Whimsy Stamps and Everybody Art Challenge- The challenge for both of these sites was to use punches. I used a circle punch for the sun and just cut off the overhanging edges. I used chalk to add a little shading.

Well~ That's a record number of challenges for me! Thanks for checking out my latest creation! As always, I love all the comments!



  1. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations with this great card!

    Saskia :)

  2. Great card, fab beach scene - thanks for playing along at Crafty Creations! Cheers Claire x

  3. What a cute and sweet card for your cousin! Thanks so much for playing the Color Throwdown this week with us!

  4. Awesome card! Love the beach scene and the super cute image. Thanks for joining us at Whimsy and Stamp Something! :)

  5. what a great card to match the beach story behind it.. thanks for playing along with 2 cards at cc :) shelly(dt)

  6. Very sweet - love what you did with the sun rays!

  7. Very clever take on the OCC color challenge. Your card is adorable! So nice to have you playing along with us this week. Hope to see you again next week.