Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Sunshine, Bare Feet & Sandy Beaches

OH!  I Wish!
Hello again friends ... 2nd post for today!
I won't be around tomorrow ... headed to my sister's beauty shoppe
for a hair cut and a pedicure!
And yes ... rain, snow or sun ... I AM wearing my flip flops! LOL!
So I thought I'd share with you this evening, my second entry for the DREAMING OF THE BEACH challenge over at Sugar Creek Hollow.

I just love these little kids!  
Do little girls still wear little sundresses on the beach or am I showing my age?? 
For this card I've used some items that have been hanging on my embellishment board for years!  Why?  I don't know ... guess I just have too much stuff! 
Wait!  What am I saying??  That can't possibly be the reason!

Here are a few additional challenges:
The Crafter's Cafe - Vintage or Shabby Chic
Diva's By Design - Rubber Stamps Only

Well it's time to make dinner so I'd better quit playing around and get upstairs!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a great evening and wish me luck tomorrow ... you never know
what color I end up with at my pedicure!  Maybe green for the upcoming St. Patty's Day! LOL!

Papers:  SU Bermuda Bay cs, American Crafts dp
Stamp/Ink:  Inkadinkado, Memento Tuxedo Black, SU Bermuda Bay, TH Tea Dye
Accessories:  Seam Binding (colored with SU ink), EK Success Sandcastle Sticker, K&Co 3d seashells, Cheery Lynn Designs B119 Tropical Leaves dies, Pop Dots, Paper Piercer, ZIG fine tip marker for faux stitching, TH distresser, Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, Craft-Dee Bowz bow maker


  1. Hi, Darlene! This is a wonderful card! I love the adorable image and the delightful presentation. Wonderful color palette, too. Thanks for joining us again at The Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog!
    Chana, DT Coordinator

  2. Gorgeous card, love the colours, image and embellishments all work so perfectly together, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week. Jac x

  3. Oops sorry should have said thanks for joining us at Divas By Design this week. Jac x

  4. Gosh girl, slow down, you are making me look can't even manage one card to get done and you are like the energizer bunny with all your beautiful creations!! LOVE this cute little image, it reminds me of my son and daughter years ago...very cute card, love the cute way you have embellished it go girl!!!

  5. This card is so sweet, Dar! I love all the blues and browns you used. The coloring is wonderful. You do still see sundresses on the beach....but it's the mommies who are wearing them these days! Such a great vintage vibe in this very pretty card!

  6. Darlene, I have to tell you I have been looking at all your wonderful creations and they are all stunning and inspiring me to use those stamps as I have all of them and you are doing such a amazing job with every stamp but my problem is TIME! Just trying to keep up with all the things I have to do and try and make comments is getting so hard. Sorry I do not comment on every card but your work is stunning. I enjoy every card you make.
    Hugs, Pat

  7. Fabulous beach scene, the image of those children is so sweet. thank you for joining us at SCH.

  8. What a beautiful summery card. Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design this week.
    Hugs, Janine xx

  9. Oh wow, this is so gorgeous!! I love the beach scene!! It makes me long for summer!! All of the details are just stunning!! Love, love this!! Thanks so much for stopping by today!! I hope you have a great time with your hair cut and pedi!! Have a wonderful evening :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  10. What a beautiful card!

  11. An absolutely stunning creation! I love the beautiful colors you've used. Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafter's Cafe.
    Tracey, DT

  12. Your card is just fabulous! Love everything about it. That image reminds me so much of the days when my twins were that age- they LOVED anything related to the water- going to the pool, the dunes- any beach would do! Love the dies too- AND the stitching! Have a great day at the salon- hope there is no snow left to tickle your toes in your flip flops : )

  13. Gorgeous image and card! Love the stitching detail and die cuts! Thanks so much for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow!!

  14. Oh this card is gorgeous! I love all the detail and layers. It shows that you really took your time with this card and its beautiful. Speaking of the beach, I am moving in 2.5 weeks back to my home state of NJ to the shore, only 4 blocks from the beach and ocean and my home will be half a block from the bay and marina. I cannot wait!! Thanks for sharing such a gorgeous card and for reminding of what I have to look forward to in a couple weeks!
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  15. another gorgeous vintage sea side card so glad you joined us at SCH


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