Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Time to Head for the Beach!

Hello and Happy Tuesday, I hope everyone had the chance to enjoy the long weekend in the US like my family and I did. I am really enjoying my time off from school. Next week summer school starts but it is only 3 hours a day for four weeks and I am working with the preschool this year so we start really early and get out earlier that the elementary session. This gives me a lot of the day left to myself.

It is also time for another fantastic challenge over at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations. This week Kristen let us fly free with the challenge. She picked the theme of Summertime and we could create whatever we wanted with whatever images we wanted to use. I have had this Whipper Snapper image from last summer that I never got a chance to ink up and decided to use it for my card. I thought it would make a quick, fun card. Well it turned into a maration card because I kept not thinking it wasn't perfect and changing my mind about it. Have you ever had a project that took on a life of it's own? I am glad I kept with it until I liked it.

Enough babbling from me, here are some great challenges that go along with my card

AiFactory Challenge-Embellish It!
Allsorts Challenge Week 110-Free and Easy July
Crafty Ann's Challenge #44-Get Well/ Thinking of You/Just Because
Totally Papercrafts Challenge-Let's Play Bingo, brads/die cuts, Embossing, Ribbon
Clearly Inspired Challenge #31-Punches, Die Cuts, Cut Outs

These are all fantastic challenges so be sure to stop by and play along with them.

Thanks so much for stopping by today to see what I created. I really appreciate all the wonderful comments that you leave for me to read.

Happy Creating,


Shelby Goolsby said...

This is just way too cute!! I love the dimension and all of the adorable details. Thanks for joining us at My Partner In Crafting Crime.

Debs said...

Fab fun bright & cheery card.
Thanks for playing Free & Easy with us at Allsorts and for sharing it with us at MAWTT this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Just fab love the image & the LO, also the colours are just gorgeous!

Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT & CYP this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Ann Whitfield said...

Wonderful card, thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

Jen said...

Great summer colours, love the sea. Fun card. Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Ann's this week.
Jen x


Hi Mary
A gorgeous card,fabulous colour's,thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz
Hugs Dianne xx

Stacey G.-2 Craf-t-4u said...

This is cool! Very fun! Thank You so much for joining us at Sentimental Sundays this week! If you have not done so already yo may want to hop over to my blog, as I am hosting a no strings attached blog candy with several prizes to win! I apologize if I already have sent you this!

Dawn said...

Fun easel card! Love all that's going on there!
Thanks for playing at The crafty Pad this week!
Good Luck
Dawn xx

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Wow! What a stunning card - there are so many fab details to look at and I love the texture you added.
Thanks for joining our 'bingo' challenge at Totally Papercrafts this week.
Sorry Mr. Linky has gone AWOL!!
Caroline xxx

WeirdCat said...

Fantastic card, wonderful colouring,thank you for joining us at DDSC this week
Ruth x

Anne said...

Thanks for playing along with Totally Papercrafts with this cutie patootie. Great papers, so bright and cheerful, perfect for summer:)
Anne x

Janette said...

Thanks for sharing this really fabulous card with us this week at CraftyCatz.xx

Donna said...

Fantastic summery card. Thanks for joining in the digi doodle shop challenge, hope to see you again. hugs Donna

sammi said...

Wow, wow, wow! This is gorgeous! I could look at it over and over again and see something new each time! Love all the fabulous elements! Thanks for sharing with us at Daisy Doodles in our "Summer Doodles" challenge! --Sammibug, Daisy Doodles DT

Francesca said...

Fantastic summer Card , Thanks for joining us at SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE


Sharon Caudle said...

Super cute card!! So bright and cheerful! Thanks so much for joining us at Papertake Weekly and hope you join us again soon!
hugs, Sharon

Kathy D. said...

This card is AMAZING!! Great colors. Great details. I love everything.
Thanks for punching and die cutting with us at Clearly Inspired Challenge #31 at
Hope to see you on the 16th when the 2nd challenge for the month is released and it will give you another shot at winning!

Nicola said...

Beautiful summery card, great design and attention to detail! Thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week and good luck!
Love Nicola xxx

Crafting Misfit said...

The colors and detail on this are impressive! Great job!!!

You should enter this over at Getting Cricky for the Summer Fun challenge!
Tell her I (Rebecca "Crafting Misfit) sent you!


BarbaraW said...

Fabulous and fun. Thanks for sharing your art in the Creative Inspirations Paints challenge.

Ann English said...

This one really tickles me. What a fun image, great card.
So glad you joined us this week at Sentimental Sundays!

Sprytebyrd said...

Wonderfully fun card! So bright and happy!
Thanks for playing along with us at Sentimental Sundays! Have fun and I look forward to seeing you again soon!
Hugs!! Dee Sprytebyrd's Sentiments

Joanne Gilch said...

WOWZER! Great colors and fab beachey card. Thanks for joining the Daisy Doodles challenge.

Michelle Quinno said...

This is fantastic, Mary! Glad your days won't be long. Enjoy it!

Claire said...

Wow what a beautiful sunny card, its gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ann's and good luck
Claire xx

Robin said...

Love all the fun detail in your card! Thanks so much for playing with us at My Partner in Crafting Crime's beach challenge... enjoy your summer!!

Connie M. said...

Oh my! This is just so fun! What a bright and cheery card!! Thanks so much for playing this week in the Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge! Connie

Crystal said...

Oh my word this is totally ADORABLE!!!!!! I LOVE these colors, and what a GREAT design!!!! thanks so much for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbon!

Kathy D. said...

Congrats on winning a $10 GC from www.cleardollarstamps. Hope to have you play with us in Clearly Inspired Challenge #33 - Things with wings at