Friday, July 15, 2016

Dies R Us - Water and/or Beach

Hi Everyone!

Today I'm doing something a little different, I'm joining in with the Team B ladies over on the Dies R Us Challenge Blog and playing along in today's challenge.  We are a little short on DT members for this team so I thought I'd join in the fun ... why not right!!  (Coordinators have to have some fun too!  LOL)

 So anyways, the challenge for the next 2 weeks at Dies R Us is


I love creating a scene (only in the good sense that is) so here's what I came up with:

The dies I've used for today's creation are:
Impression Obsession 'Sea Birds' DIE078
Frantic Stamper 'Tall Palm Tree w/Fronds' FRA9504
Memory Box 'Beach Toys' #99122
Memory Box 'Sandal Border' #98332
Sue Wilson 'Happy Birthday' CED5406
Sue Wilson 'Pierced Flags' CED4304

 To be honest, some of the die cuts used on today's card are pieces that had been cut and then not used.  They were laying on my craft table so it felt good to finally 'give them a home'.

The background was created with ink & sponge daubers.  I love being able to create my own background, especially for a beach scene ... so easy and effective.

I hope you enjoyed my card and will come join in the challenge fun!

Now let's see if I can find a few other challenges to share my creation with . . .
Fab n Funky Challenge (7/19) - Add a Sentiment
 Try It On Tuesday (7/18) - Favorites Vacation/Holiday Place

If you go to the Dies R Us Store and don't find what you're looking for ... come back again because there's a lot going on right now with being in the midst of moving their warehouse from one location to another.  Several items are 'hidden from site' temporarily until all the stock can be put back on the shelves ready to ship.  
Please bear with DRU during this move.  Thanks for your understanding.

Thanks for stopping by today and as always  . . .
Papers:  White cs, Black cs, Olive Green cs, SU Bermuda Bay cs, scrap of designer paper, Copper metallic,
Dies:  Listed above
Accessories:  Various TH distress inks & SU inks, large sponge daubers, pop dots,

23 comments: said...

What a lovely card! You have made me want to be at the beach and stick my toes in the water!

Donna Phelan said...

Oooh pass me a Pina Colada have created not only a beautiful beach scene but the setting for a perfect vacation....ahhhhh. Great dies and I love how you assembled them all....perfect I tell ya! Now where's that drink?!?!

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliant design here and those colours are gorgeous. Enjoy your weekend and keep well.xx {aNNie}

chrissie said...

Terrific use of the dies to make this great summer scene

Thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesday

Love Chrissie xx

Graciellie Design said...

I heard it was your birthday!!! Happy Birthday! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Love your use of dies as always!!!! Hugs.

Sheryl said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DARLENE! I just wanted to pop by and tell you that I love your work and would love to invite you to be one of my Fussy and Fancy Girls at Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenges!
I don't have your e-mail address. Can you please e-mail me at or at
I hope that your enjoying a wonderful day and I look forward to hearing back from you!
Hugs and Smiles, Sheryl

laurie said...

Love that background you created and all the awesome dies!Such a fun beach card!

Jo - Jo's Scrap Shack said...

Oh my goodness this is so beautiful Darlene! I love your background! I too, make my own backgrounds like that once in awhile for beach scenes and winter woods. This is just really beautiful! And thank you for being able to play along and step in where I was unable this time around. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Kathy Krug said...

Wonderful scene and great papers. Looks like everyone loves the IO chairs.

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful project, thanks so much for joining us at TIOT! Valerie

Marlies said...

Wauw you've created a beautiful summer scene Darlene! Very nice dies and a fab background. Marlies

Conniecrafter said...

Awesome, such a great relaxing scene, your background is done terrific and love how you have used the dies!

Leslie Miller said...

Wowie! Awesome! Fabulous scene you created with ink and dies! Darlene, you love to make a scene and you know it. Just kidding! Sort of... Hey, happy birthday yesterday! Hope it was a good one!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Just beautiful ! Thank you for joining Try It In Tuesday!

Pat K said...

Beautiful summer scene Darlene....I'd so love to be in that beach chair. Hugs, Pat K x

Aileen Ryan said...

Beautiful scene, stunning card.

angie1966 said...

Hi can you tell me how I follow your posts please? I think what I've seen so far of your cards I love them all. Thanks for sharing them

Darlene said...

Hi Angie ... thanks for the lovely comment. Please look on my sidebar and you can either follow me by email or by Bloglovin. Click on either of those options & sign up. Thanks

angie1966 said...

yep seen it now/ Thankyou. do you have PINTEREST page i could follow?
regards andrea

Darlene said...

Yep, I sure do Angie ... that too is in my sidebar.

cohenna said...

Beautiful!! Thank you for joining us at Fab'n'Funky :)

Diane said...

Beautiful and restful scene, I want to be sitting there, with a cool drink in my hand! Gorgeous sponging the sun reflected on the water, I imagine you saw a lot of that on your cruise..good memories!!

Caryn said...

Love the fabulous beach scene you created - fabulous card.
Thanks for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
Caryn xxx