Monday, July 8, 2013

Life's a Beach

Wish I were still at the beach!!! We actually came home early from our vacation because my Dad suffered a stroke. He's doing okay, but we wanted to get home to see him and give Mom a helping hand around the house. Bear with me as I try to get my head screwed on straight after all that's been going on.

I made this card for fun and for a few challenges. First, this is a stamp set from Gina K Designs called Life's a Beach. I love the sandcastle image so I heat embossed it onto kraft card stock then highlighted some areas with a tan marker. The sentiment is also heat embossed and a little sponging was done along the edges of both it and the sandcastle. I had to get a pop of color in somehow so a little red twine and brads did the trick. And I used my new favorite clouds embossing folder for the background.

Some challenges I'm entering this card into are:
Crafty Friends - Photo Inspiration - I went with a summer theme
Brown Sugar - At the beach 
Jellypark Friends - Celebrate Summer
4 Crafty Chicks - Dry embossing
CCEE Stampers - Summertime is Beach Time
The Outlawz - Twisted Thursday Beach Challenge


Blankina said...

All beachy and sandy your card.
Great take on the CRAFTY FRIENDS photoinspiration challenge.
Hope you father is feeling better!

Goodluck and see you soon,
Hugs CF DT Blankina

Unknown said...

Great card hun.

Love that sandcastle and the embossed clouds.

So sorry to hear about your dad I do hope he is on the mend. All the best.

Thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar.

Tracey DTxx

Kelly Lloyd said...

Great beach card, love the design and the embossing
Thanks for joining us at crafty friends this week and good luck
Hugs Kelly

Leanne said...

Thanks for playing our dry embossing challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks, great job!

Leanne DT!
4 Crafty Chicks

Glenda Atkins said...

Love the card, isn't great to do 'just for fun' cards once in a while.Lovely beach card! Hope your Dad is still on the mend.

Natalie Laurijssen said...

I love your card! It's a great take on our photoinspiration challenge. Thanks for sharing this with us at Crafty friends.
X - Natalie - X

cass said...

Love this card, simple yet sao so effective, wonderful!thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar this week.

Janice said...

So cute, love the sand castle. Thanks for sharing at Brown Sugar Challenge this week!

Karen said...

Lovely card, thanks for sharing it with us in the brown sugar challenge, karen

Joanna M. said...

Oh honey, I'm so sorry to hear about your dad! I really do hope he heals quickly.

Love the embossed clouds on this one.