Monday, July 13, 2015

A Day at the Beach!

Happy Monday Everyone!
Yes, I think a Day at the Beach is exactly what I need right now!
Of course, with all the rain we've had here in Ohio this past month or so ... I've had my own little lake in the backyard more than once!  LOL!  Guess I'll just have to be happy with that! 

inside sentiment
 Today I have a card to share with you that was created using the fabulous images from Crafty Secrets.  This image is from 'Travel' Creative Scraps.

The background was created using a few scraps from my 'scrap mountain' (lol)
I actually had the striped paper matted and ready to use with a different thought in mind but then I saw a scrap of 'water' design paper ... gave it a torn edge to mimic waves and Viola! my background was ready to adorn with these fun summertime images.

The embellishments I've used are Impression Obsession 'Beach Umbrella'  #DIE181 and Memory Box 'Beach Toys' #99122.  I used Spectrum Noir alcohol markers for the coloring on my embellishments.  My stamped sentiments are from the 'retired' Crafty Secrets Clear Art Stamps set 'Grand Greetings'.

If by chance you are not familiar with Crafty Secrets products, you'll want to hurry on over to their STORE!  There are so many wonderful items available for instant download and the prices are AMAZING!!!   

THEN, be sure to play along in their monthly Crafty Secrets Challenge at their blog.
In fact you still have time to join in on the current challenge!
You don't even have to follow a theme ... BUT you DO need to use a Crafty Secrets item on your creation to qualify for the awesome prize.
They even offer up freebies to help you get started!  
WHAT are you waiting for?????

Bloggers Challenge - At The Lake
Craft for the Craic July Challenge - Summer Time
Crafty Catz Challenge #287 - Summer Time
Creative Corner Challenge - Summer Fun

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Have a WONDERFUL week ahead and please come back again real soon!
As always . . .


Jacee said...

Such a lovely card Darlene, love the image, your layout and your detail, fabulous!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Donna Heber said...

Your card is beautiful Darlene! I'm sitting here thinking how nice it would be to go to the beach ... LOL! I think today is the warmest day yet this summer. Have a great evening.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautiful card- loving the idea of being on a beach- such a pretty scene you have created. We are having lots of rain
very humid day!

Diane said...

Fabulous details and design Darlene.

Hugs Diane

Joann Williams said...

Beautiful card Darlene! The beach is beautiful but with them sharks in the ocean so close to the beach, I'm staying away! LOL

tilly said...

a lovely summertime view, thank you for joining our challenge at Crafty Catz and hope to see you again

Diane said...

Now here is a scene that I will be at this weekend...well sort perfect summer card...the dies are what sets the entire scene off!..Love it!

Eithne said...

Beautiful card! I can empathiše with you about the rain, we have the same problem here in Ireland! ;) Thank you for joining us this month over at Craft for the Craic.