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Thursday, July 5, 2012

By The Sea

Hello my friends!  Can I just say how much I love all of you who come and leave comments on my blog.  I can't always reply to each comment, but I do truly appreciate the time that you take to leave your comments.  I love what I create and am so thrilled that someone else likes what I do also.    Sorry, don't want to get too mushy.

If you don't know about The Outlawz, you should.  This is a great bunch of crafters who enjoy challenges, creating, and also letting each other know that their work is appreciated.  You can check them out HERE.  It's a forum where there is something for everyone - a challenge every day plus you can get some free digi images every other Sunday.

The past couple of weeks they've been having a "2000 Member Party" to celebrate reaching the goal of having 2000 members!  Makes sense, right!  ;)   They have been having some special games and challenges for the party.  So far I've created 3 cards for 3 challenges and I'm going to post them all and any more that I can get done before Saturday starting tonight.  The first one is this one that I did for the "Sunday Party Challenge" which was to create a CAS card using the theme of "Summer."

  I'm sorry that I don't know where the image is from.  I've looked all through my digi stamps and it didn't come from there, so it must have been one that someone sent to me.  If any of you recognize it, please leave me a comment and tell me where it's from.  I really thought it was such a cute image.  The Sentiment is from Stampin Up - Pursuit of Happiness which is stamped in Brocade Blue and cut using the SU Label Punch.  I punched out another label from the Brocade Blue to use as a shadow to the sentiment.

The card base is SU Barely Banana.  I'm so bummed that they have retired this color.  It has always been one of my favorites.  The Loopy mat is cut using Cricut Cartridge Elegant Edges out of Brocade Blue.  The DP is from the paper pad Down the Boardwalk from Memory Keepers.  I matted the Guava DP strip on a piece of SU Groovy Guava c/s.  The last thing is the little strip of ribbon which is Stampin Up Bluebird grosgrain ribbon (retired).

The image was colored with my Copic markers:  B00, B000, B0000, B21; E50, E51, E53, R01; E81, E84; E25, E29, E57, E93, E95; YR02; G00, G12; Y15, Y17, and Y38.

I am submitting this card to the following challenges:

Sparkles Monthly - Summer Fun
Mema's Crafts - Anything Goes
Creatalicious - Anything Goes
Card Cupids - Ribbon, Twine, or Washi Tape
By the Cute and Girly - A Day at the . .. (Beach)
Whimsy Stamps - Anything Goes
Paper Pretties - Any Occasion
Little Red Wagon - Life's A Beach

That's it for tonight.  I'll have another one for you tomorrow.  Got to go link this up to the Outlawz challenge.  Thanks again for stopping by and leaving your comment.  Have a fabulous Friday!


  1. I can just hear that little girl splashing and squealing while playing in the water. Great effect Maggie!!

  2. Gorgeous card!

    Thank you for joining us at Sparkles challenges for our * Summer Fun * challenge.

    Hope you will join us again, good luck in the draw.
    Hugs Shaz x

  3. Love this fun image- takes me back a few years! I love swimming.... great summer card!

  4. This card is so fun! I love the colors you used and the image is adorable, it reminds me when I used to go wading in the stream when I was a kid!
    Thanks for joining us at Card Cupids! ~sharla

  5. Your coloring looks great! I can see the water moving!!! Beautiful card!

  6. What a fab card

    Thankyou for joining us at Sparkles Monthly challenge

    Hope to see you again soon

    Ang x

  7. What a fun card! Love the colors you chose. Yep, I'm hoarding Barely banana mats hehe. I'm now doing the same with Pear Pizzazz

  8. Thats a very jolly card. Perfect for the hot summer days!

  9. What a fun and happy card. Thanks for joining us at Mema's Crafts and sharing your talent.

  10. So super cute! Thanks for joining us at JDE.


  11. She is so cute, great job! Nice summery card!

  12. Love the summery card. Layout and colors are perfect! Thanks for joining us at Card Cupids. Hope to see you again!

  13. wonderfully summery and bright card . love it

  14. Cute card! Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious Challenges. Hugs Mieko xx

  15. Your card is adorable! Beautiful coloring of the sweet image! The image is "By the Sea" by Victoria Case for SCACD -

    1. Oh, thank you for that info Lorraine. Now I wonder if I have it in a stamp since I do have some of their stamps.

  16. Sweet image! Thanks for playing along with us at LRW!!


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