Thursday, July 29, 2010

At the Beach

When I see this image I can't wait to go to the beach. And when I see this image I wish I looked like that when I go to the beach, but I don't let my looks stand in the way of a pleasant day playing in the surf and sand.  Zola looks like she's having a blast and it's a blast to color this digi image.  It's from Shirley's 2 Girls.  You can pick up this digi image and lots of other fun summer images by clicking here.  If you're not a fan of digi stamps there's a big sale on their stock of acrylic stamps.  Once you get your hot little hands on a fun summer image why not jump in and join the fun by making a card or project for our Twisted Thursday Challenge.  This week the twist is to use summer accessories.  As you can see I've used a beach pail charm.  Of course if you don't have any S2G images you can still play along with us.   The more the merrier and who knows, maybe you'll be the lucky winner.  You can get all the details about the challenge and prizes by clicking here.
I would love to have a tan like Zola, sadly I look more like Casper the Friendly Ghost and a day at the beach for me entails using lots of sun screen. At times I actually end up wearing a long sleeve shirt and pants just to be sure I don't get burnt to a crisp. What really irks me is that my father looked like Zola and so do all my relatives except for my younger brother. We took after our Irish mother. We spent many summer weekends with my father's Italian family who were effortlessly bronzing up while we prayed that we wouldn't get sunburn. The two of us were always freckled face messes by the end of summer and we still are. We like to fool ourselves into believing we're tan but it's just that we have lots more freckles than ever before.
Here's the deets:
Image - "Make Waves" digital stamp Shirley's 2 Girls
Ink - Ranger "Tea Dye" sponged on edge of beige card stock
Paper - Stampin' Up Certainly Celery card stock; dp "Summer" digital paper Shirley's 2 Girls; white and beige card stock scraps; Georgia Pacific card stock for image
Miscellaneous - EK Success "Beach border" punch; Stampin' Up Magic Mesh; Stampin' Up Twill Tape (colored with Copic marker); Stampin' Up button; the Cat's Pajamas twine; Queen and Co. Grass Green Pearls; beach pail charm; dimensionals to pop up image

Here's the challenges:
Shirley's 2 Girls - Twisted Thursday use a summer accessory (beach pail charm)
the Pink Elephant TPE77 - sketch
If the Shoe Fits FF#41 - Take a Vacay
Simon Says - We're All Going Dotty
Crafty Creations #78 - Summer Lovin'
For Fun Challenges - Colors of Summer


  1. Fantastic, love the border punch!

  2. Chris this s fantastic. That border punch an the charm! You rocked this!!

  3. Great image! Love the colors & the charm too!

  4. Great card Chris! Cute image and I love the paper shapes you used.

  5. oh i love how you've put this fab card together! Love all the layers...the border and stripey paper are so perfect with this image...cute charm too! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Creations! bx

  6. This is an adorable card and great layout. Love how you have embellished the paper and your coloring is super. Thanks for joining us at For Fun this week.
    "Hugs" Carol

  7. LOVE your card, Chris! Zola has a great tan!
    Don't feel bad about not tanning well. My Mom always told me to stay out of the sun, and that's one thing that I'm glad I did follow her advice on. Did you know that too much tanning actually ages your skin? My younger sister didn't listen to Mom, and now she gets aggravated every time someone asks if I'm her younger sister! LOL

  8. Chris, got to love Zola-yeah, I'm not a person that tans easily or well but give me sunshine and poorly applied sunscreen and I'll burn! The border punch is fantabulous-want it!

  9. Stunning card, Chris. Beautiful layout and colour combination. Thanks for entering into the For Fun challenge this week.
    Amelia x

  10. I really like the sand castle punch you used along the bottom! That charm is a nice addition too!

    Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!


  11. Great card Chris!! Like the colors and of course the charm!! :) Very fun image!!

  12. Awesome how you put it all together! Thanks so much for sharing with us at For Fun!

  13. way cute image & i love all the beachy embellies!!

  14. Gorgeous card! love the image and fab border punch! thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp, hugs, Jane xxx

  15. Fabulous card :-) The image is fab and the papers and colours you used are fab ,, LOVE the border punch and the charm !! fantastic ! :-)

    congratulations ,,, you won the shopping spree to Simon says Stamp this week !! :-)

    Lols x x x

  16. this is great! i love all the different elements you used and how they all come together so beautifully! thanks for joining us on our Shoe vacation!


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