Monday, February 20, 2012

Summer by the Sea ...

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Happy Monday, crafty stampers ... hope your weekend was long and wonderful!

Today's card was created for Lisa Somerville's Blogger's Challenge. This week, Lisa has challenged us to create a project with a 'seashore' theme. For all of the challenging deets, clicky HERE. I've also incorporated the current challenge at Frosted Designs to use brads and/or eyelets in my card. This card qualifies for several other challenges ... you can see the complete list at the bottom of this post.

A few things: I stamped my 'seashore-themed' image on vellum using solvent ink, then heat set. I stamped Tim's film-strip image on Kraft card stock, cut out the l'il window-thingies with a craft knife, then placed the strip over a section of Tim's tissue tape. So easy, even I could do it!

For the complete list of product used, check out the Card Recipe, below.

Sooooooooo, this past Saturday night the DH and I spent the evening at Sheila's. Turned out that Reid-the-Wild-Child lost a tooth and was expecting a visit from You-Know-Who.

After the Wild-Child went to bed:

"C'mon, let's go play Tooth Fairy!" Sheila insisted.

We crept into Reid's room on tip-toe but somehow, we woke the l'il darlin' up. Seeing the money in Sheila's hand, he cried out, "I caught you two!"

We froze and tried to think of an explanation for why we, instead of Ms. T. Fairy, was putting the money under his pillow.

"You put that money back ... the Tooth Fairy left that for me! I'm not surprised that Mommy would do this, but not you, Auntie!" Reid said indignantly.

He's still not speaking to us ...

Thanks so much for spending part of your very busy day with me!


Today's Challenges:

Card Recipe:

  • Card Stock: Kraft and True Black by PTI
  • Other Paper: Vellum Card Stock by PTI; Vintage (1934) Dictionary Page
  • Stamps: "Wish You Were Here" by Diva Impressions (NLA); Film Strip Image from "Lost and Found" Stamp Set by Tim Holtz
  • Ink: Staz-On Solvent Ink by Tsukineko; "Black Soot," "Gathered Twigs," and "Vintage Photo" Distress Inks by Tim Holtz
  • Other Color Medium: "Old Paper" Distress Stain by Tim Holtz
  • Accessories: Metal Eyelets; Frame Holder; Black Brad; Seam Binding by Hug Snug; Tissue Tape by Tim Holtz
  • Tools: Tonic Scissors by Tim Holtz; Craft Knife by Olfa; Crop-A-Dile by WRMK'ers
  • Finished Size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"


Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Oh Deb this is FABULOUS! Love the vintage flair it has too ... awesome job! Thanks so much for joining our "ANYTHING GOES" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!
Shelly's Images DT

happyscrapper said...

I wish I was there. I love the distressing and the fabulous papers. Thanks for joining us this week at Sassy Studios Design.
Hope to see you back next week.
Christine DT SSD

M said...

This is a beautiful make; and such a cute story!! M x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

So wonderful - wish I were there :)

Curlybear said...

Oh wow this is a wonderful creation, beautiful colour theme and image is so peaceful and its just perfect for this weeks challenge

thank you so much for joining us at the Crafty Catz Favourite Things and we hope you stop by next week and join in with the fun,

Good Luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget :0) x

Crafty Cat Dt

Anita Houston said...

You always crack me up...I find myself looking for the story before reading about the!!! But this card is eye candy for my soul!!! LOVE IT!!! And I do wish I was there!!! I in awe with the background...I'm a background girl. Looks like a piece of leather!

Sandra said...

Very stunning card! The story is so funny! Hope he'll speak to you again soon!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

I love your take on the challenge, but the tooth fairy tops everything! You sure made my day a happy one first thing this a.m.

Marjie Kemper said...

Gorgeous card, Deb! Love your colors and the way you used the filmstrip to highlight the summer months. LOL on the TF moolah!

Sue Nicholson said...

Beautiful distressed work thanks for sharing it with us at Southern Girls, good luck, Cheers Sue N x

Joni Parker said...

Such a gorgeous card!!! Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs!!

Kathy and Lucky said...

What a wonderful card, love how you did the image with the background paper. Thanks for joining us at Stamps R Us.

Sarah said...

This is gorgeous! It reminds me of a treasure map!! Very creative! Thanks for playing along with us at Frosted Designs!

debbiebakk said...

Just lovin it- colors and sentiment- you did a wonderful job using brad/eyelets for the challenge over at Frosted Designs thanks for joining us with this wonderful card.

knitmachinequeen (KMQ) said...

Thanks for joining for at Sassy Studio Designs for Dare To Be Sassy Thursday. Please come back and join us again soon.

Ashley Horton said...

Amazing card!! I love the way you used the eyelets on the corners of your photo! Thanks for playing along with us @ Frosted Designs!! :)

Maria said...

This is such an awesome card! Love the beach theme and the dark colors you used, very different and fun!!

Lisa Somerville said...

Wonderful vintage by the sea creation! Thanks for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge!

sandra's crafty corner said...

what a gorgeous card, thanks for joining us at Dutch dare for our 'Distressed' challenge, hope to see you again with us soon,
hugs sandra dt
p.s i have blog candy on my blog if you would like to enter it
my blog

Chris said...

LOL on the tooth fairly!! i don't miss doing that crap at all!!

love your card! love what you did with the filmstip and the calendar thingys in them. you know what i'm trying to say damnit!

Shanna Shands said...

Yes I do wish I was there.... All alone with mountains of crafty goodness, tons of fruit and veggies, and lovely sun with blue waters. I love your card. Thanks for playing Dutch Dare last week hope you join in on our sketch challenge.

Aunty Sue said...

Beautiful creation and thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz with our favouites challenge. Hope to see you back next week. xx

Basement Stamper said...

this card is gorgeous, I love the image and the addition of the little calendars below it.

Charlotte said...

Just beautiful and fabulous colors!! Thanks for joining My Sheri Crafts.

Kimberly Gajewski said...

This is lovely Deb! The little calendars are a great accent! :D

Glenda said...

Gorgeous card! Thank you for playing with us at My Sheri Crafts!