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Monday, July 29, 2013

Life is a Beach....

Coffee of the Day - German Chocolate Cake

..... but if you live here in northeast Ohio, you know better than to go in the Lake! grins! I was reading on Yahoo one day a few weeks ago that our nearest beach is one of the most polluted in the entire world. isn't that just so sad? shortly after we moved here we learned of all the mutant critters that live in Lake Erie, so we soon told the boys, you can go to the beach, just don't go in the water! after living in Florida for 10 years, the beaches took a bit of getting used to, since they are made of rock rather than the sand I was used to. the rocks grind down to a fine sand, too, but it's just different.

anyhow, I want to share a card today that I made just to make a card. finally finished a BIG project that had to get mailed out no later than today, so am very thankful that is underway courtesy of the US postal service. will share more about that a bit later.....
so needless to say, it was high time to make a card for funsies!

I saw this pretty image over at A Day for Daisies, so decided to make a little beachy card with it. the sentiment is from Create with TLC, papers are Authentique Fresh, flower is Prima, vintage buttons are from my stash, as is ribbon and silver twine. the cute flip flop charm is an older one from Whimsy. they are no longer available, but there are plenty of other cute ones you can find here.

the water is covered in shimmer frost spray, but I actually painted it on. the card base was first spritzed with my SU! ink squirty tool and a sahara sand marker, then sprayed with pearl glimmer mist.

blog candy is going to wait until next month, which is actually only a few days away. hold on and you will find out why. :)

ADFD - add some shine (frost spray & pearl glimmer mist)
Eureka - anything goes
Tammy's Scrappin' Corner - use a digi
Crazy Challenge - summertime
Dream Valley - summer days
A Gem of a Challenge - how charming
Pumpkin Spice - beach
Catch the Bug - photo inspiration
Crafty Calendar - color inspiration
Cut It Up - celebrate summer
3 Girl JAM - anything goes plus ribbon (badge is about halfway down sidebar)
Digitally Sweet - just add water
Stampin' with the Dragon - on the beach
ART - anything goes
Crafty Ribbons - anything goes with ribbon
It's All About the Vintage - summer & sparkle (frost spray & pearl glimmer mist)
Crafty Creations - summer
Going Grey with Scrap Creations - vacation
Inky Chicks - summer colors
Loves Rubberstamps -  how charming
Tuesday Throwdown - toes in the sand
One Stop Craft - flowers and ribbon


Holly AKA KopyKat said...

OMGosh your flip flop charm is so perfect with this image and I love the fabulous card design. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

Ivonne said...

Your card is so pretty. Love the sentiment, the sweet image and the beautiful ribbon. The flip flop charm is the perfect touch for your card. Thanks for joining us at Loves Rubberstamps this week!

Asha said...

What a lovely creation. Thanks for dipping your Toes in the Sand!
Asha - Tuesday Throwdown DT
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Cheryl said...

Absolutely adorable!!

Thanks for joining us at Eureka Stamps this week.

CreatewithTlc said...

I saw the flip flop charm also~! lol....fabulous card. As always I love all the little add ons, and the stories that go with them.

yyam said...

Such a sweet card. :)

Debbie said...

This is a beautiful card. Love the image and the little flip flop charm is perfect. Thank you for joining us at AGOAC this week. xx

Crafty Kitten said...

Hi Jen, hope you are doing ok hunni?
Love this sweet card, and your little flip flop charm. Thanks for joining in with our anything goes with ribbon challenge at Crafty Ribbons this time.
Dawn xx

Desire Fourie said...

This is a wonderful creation with great details and its perfect for our ‘Use a Digi’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
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Cut It Up Challenge Blog said...

It's really sad that you can't go into your lake. Maybe your kids will grow up to be the people who get the lake cleaned up for future generations!

All these elements came together beautifully on your card! Adding the charm and silver thread to your bow really dresses it up!

Thanks for joining us at Cut it Up Challenge for our Celebrate Summer challenge!


Stef H said...

new york beaches are FULL of seaweed.
IL beaches are constantly closed
and i loved the FL beaches myself.

tho not as much as i LOVE your card.
that red ribbon just makes it pop and i love that image too!

i'll stick with the lawn sprinkler or jade's wading pool for some summer fun.... plus in the ocean... IN MY OPINION... everything bites. even the trash - LOL.

hugs :)

Vicki Parson said...

This is really adorable Jenn! Love the colors and your flip flop charm is the perfect addition to it! :) Hope you have a lovely day! HUGS

sallysbitz2 said...

This is Gorgeous. Love the soft colours & very apt for the conversation you had with your boys.

My Daughter took my Grandson to the beach for the 1st time yesterday, he loved it x

hugs sally x

Rhonda Miller said...

It is sad that these areas are being ruined. I would love to take my kids to the beach some day.

Your card is lovely.

Penny said...

Love this, Jen! Great image! Love how you colored it, love your die cut, DP, beautiful bow, charm & embellies! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Oh Jen this is so adorable! And OMG I love that flip flop charm ... I'll have to google it and see if I can find some. I am a HUGE flip flop person ... if it's not snowing I'm in my flip flops!!! Really ...
I've even been known to have them on in the snow (as long as it's not too deep! LOL)
Hugs to you ... keep up the great work!
Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us at A.R.T. and joining our ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE this week! Hope you'll join us again next week!

downrightcrafty said...

what a lovely scene and a great card just right for this weather :)
Hugs Kate xx

Karen Wilson said...

Hi Jennifer!! What a great card and I love the sentiment!! Thanks for joining us at Digitally Sweet!

About the beaches, we're in Ontario and we visit Florida every yr for 2 weeks and yes, beaches are VERY different there than here to!!

Athina said...

Perfect charm for the image! Love the layout! Thanks for playing with us at Loves Rubberstamps!

Creative M said...

Thank you for joining us at Cut It Up Challenges.
Have a wonderful day,
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Sari Jokinen said...

Such a beautiful and gorgeous card! Sweet and image and lovely details! Thanks for joining my challenge over at It's All About The Vintage & Beauty Challenge! Good Luck! Hugs and sunshine

Gloria Shirr (purpleglo) said...

Precious card Jennifer. I love this image. Your coloring makes it look so real. Love your DP and fabulous embellishments.

Thank you for sharing your wonderful creation with us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner!! Have a fantastic day!! Hope to see you again next week. Hugs, Gloria DT

Denise Pustelniak said...

Love it! The colors are so beachy.
Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet!

jessica said...

What a beautiful card! Such a GREAT image!!!
Thanks for sharing and linking up over at 3GJ's Anything Goes challenge! Hope to see you back tomorrow for a brand new challenge!

Cheri said...

Your card makes me want to wander a beach with my best friend holding my hand. It is beautiful! Thanks for joining us on the current 3 Girl JAM "Anything Goes with Ribbon" challenge.

Cheri - 3 Girl JAM DT

3 Girl JAM said...

This is gorgeous Jen. The beaches here are not the greatest either (but Iowa is not really known for its sand and surf!) Thanks for linking up with 3 Girl JAM!


Ellen said...

Lovely card, well done! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge.

groetjes, Ellen

Michelle said...

That is quite the change! I know because I live in Ontario and know the beaches are not great. But I did find one of the best beaches call Sand Banks. The water is clear and clean. There is actual sand lol. It a gorgeous scene too :)

lindyloo said...

Great card perfect for our challenge at Dream valley the image reminds me of my sis and me many years ago lol

mixamatoasties said...

Lovely card.

Thanks for sharing at Dream Valley Challenges this time.

Susan x