Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Beachy Summer Dreams...

An impromptu visit to St. Louis netted me a couple new stamp sets
- one being tropical -
that inspired me to take up all the summer challenges posted now
 and see what I could do with it.

 Now for my list of challenges!

By the Cute and Girly - by the sea
Cooking It Up with Katie - recipe: old [flourish die cut, buttons, ribbon],
new [stamps, Pattern paper], favorite techniques [embossing on PP and sanding]
CES Challenge - feeling the blues
Crafty Calendar - water theme
Craft Your Passion - open
Deep Ocean Challenge - sea
Incy Wincy Designs - monochromatic
Lil' Red Wagon - heat embossing (the sentiment)
Paper Issues - make a splash
Paper Take Weekly - Anything goes
Pixie Dust Studio - Monochromatic with favorite color - BLUE!
Saturday Challenge - Monochromatic
Tuesday Morning Sketch -

Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger -

Your Next Stamp Challenge - beautiful borders, use border punches
CCEE Stampers - seasonal either 'summer' or winter
Crafty Anns Challenge - Summertime...and the living is easy
Craft Your Days Away - summer time
Crazy Challenge - Sun is Out
Creative Craft Challenge - Summertime
Creative Inspirations - Summer
Critter Challenge - summer fun
If the Shoe Fits Scrap It! - summer
One Crazy Stamper - fun in the sun
Paper Pretties - Lazy days of summer
Pile It On - Fun in the sun
Really Reasonable Ribbons - Sizzlin' Summer
Stamp Something - summer fun
Try It On Tuesday - from the beach
Tuesday Throwdown - summertime
Frosted Designs - circles
365 Cards, Day 156 - cheer someone up "When Life Gives You Lemons"

Whew! That should be enough for one day!


Katie said...

Such a super tropical card!
Thanks for Cooking It Up With Katie and Piling It On! this week :)

nnalorac said...

Gorgeous take on our challenge. Thanks for joining us. Carolxx

Francesca said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining us at SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE and good luck!


Hazel said...

Love the palm tree stamp and that sentiment is great. Thanks for joining us on our Anything Goes challenge over at Craft your passion,
Good luck,
GDT August

Kim Dellow said...

Ooo holidays! Fabulous card! Kim

Meggymay said...

Great card, thankyou for joining us at TioT's this week.

Olga said...

Gorgoeus, it's fun, sunny and bright!!!!

Scrappychick said...

so pretty! love the colors! Thanks for playing along with the Pixies this week, good luck!

Crystal said...

Love how you used the buttons as coconuts, looks great and a perfect, tropical summer card! Thanks for playing along with us at Critter Sketch :)

Dilsaver Designs said...

Really cute, love your sentiment with your images! Thanks for joining us this week @ Critter Sketch :)

Kim Mc said...

Oh, Mommy, are you "dreaming" of coming to Hawaii?!? It's not too big of a dream cuz I know you can achieve it! :) LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the tropical card (you know me and tropical stuff!)...all the blue is fab and that new palm tree stamp is super cute! Those flourishes at the bottom and the edge paper punching are just the perfect touch! Thanks so much for playing in my 365 Cards Challenge this week, you definitely cheered me up!
Aloha, Kim Mc
365 Cards DT (and your DD!)

Padster said...

Fantastic bright and cheerful sumer card - love the button coconuts - thanks for sharing with us at Creative Inspirations
Debbie x

Ann Whitfield said...

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

Amanda said...

Gorgeous card!!! Love the blues that you have used.

Thank you for joining us at Frosted Designs this week, I look forward to seeing more of your work. I also hope that you have enjoyed the circles challenge


Kate said...

Like those button coconuts, great card. Thanks for joining us at By The Cute And Girly this month.

** Kate **

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Sam

Oh what a cool card! TFS

Thanks so much for joining us this week over at Creative Inspirations and good luck.


earthspirit927 said...

Beautiful Card makes me dream of a day on the beach:)Thank you for Joining us this week for Anything goes at Craft Your Passion Challenges. Good Luck and have a wonderful week.


Curlybear said...

OMGosh this is one adorable card, fabulous colour theme and layout,

Thank You for taking part at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge: 145 Monochromatic
I hope you join us again next week,

I also have a little bit of Calorie free Candy if you are interested

Good luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget :0) x.

kissinia said...

Brilliant Summer-Themed card! Many thanks for playing along with us at Frosted Designs! Good luck!

Sarah said...

Beautiful card Sally, thank you for joining us at Craft Your Days Away for our Summertime challenge, good luck x

Theresa said...

This is great!! I love all the soothing blues. Great card. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

iftheshoefits said...

hhSally, I love the earthy colors! Very smooth card, thank you for joining us this week at The Shoe! -Tanisha

PatR said...

Great card and thank you for including it in the Try it on Tuesday challenge this week. xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

Hi Sam This is really lovely. Thank you for sharing it with us at CYDA this week and good luck.


Elke said...

what a cool card. Thanks for joining us over at CCC, good luck.

Elke XX

Vicky said...

Fabulous card, love the buttons.

Thank you for joining us girlies over at CES Challenges, good luck.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Jennifer said...

Oh this is fabulous! Thanks so much for joining us at CES Challenges this week xx Jenny xx

Kirsty said...

I love those blues! What a gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at the Crazy Challenge - good luck!

Cath said...

Hey Sally! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World. I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Kelly said...

Very Summery! Thank you for playing along at The Crazy Challenge this week

Melissa Craig said...

Very nicely done! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

sgc said...

Cute, cute card. It certainly is summery. Thanks for playing in the Critter Sketch Challenge.

MarikaVaan said...

Hello lovely.
Your card is gorgeous. Thank you for your participation in the PTWC in the week.
Hugs August GDT Marika

Clarky J said...

Wonderful card for our Beach theme - thanks for joining us at Try it on Tuesday - Janet

Carolina said...

Very pretty card. Thank you for cooking it up with Katie this week

Lisa Jane said...

what a wonderful little scene .. gorgeous colours
Thanks for joining us at BTC&G this month for our sea themed challenge
Lisa x

Bonnie - Really Reasonable Ribbon said...

Great card! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge.

Connie M. said...

Oh what fun this card is! Love those buttons! Thanks so much for playing in the Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge!

Beth aka BR-T said...

Sam this card is so dynamic WOW! Thanks for playing along with YOUR NEXT Stamp's "Beautiful Borders" Challenge!

Anne said...

Hi Sam
Sorry to be so late commenting, what a sizzling super Summer card! Love the button coconuts:). Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations

Sue said...

What a great card Sam. Thanks for joining us at One Crazy Stamper this month.

Patricia Garcia said...

Love your Fun In The Sun Card!! Thanks for playing this month at OCS!!


jonim52 said...

Love your Fun in the Sun Card, thanks for joining us at One Crazy Stamper.

Dana said...

What an adorable scene you created!! I love it and I am so glad you've joined us in our Fun in the Sun challenge this month at One Crazy Stamper : )