Friday, July 8, 2011



Happy Friday! I have been doing a happy dance this last week! The Card Monkeys liked this card; the Pals Paper Arts liked this card; and the JUGS girls liked this card! Woohoo! Thanks, ladies!

Today, I made a very quick little card for three challenges. SCS’s Free for All was to make a summer-themed card; CAS-ual Fridays was a shaped card, and the Pals Paper Arts had a summertime blues color challenge of Not Quite Navy, Marina Mist and Bashful Blue.

Growing up, we spent our summers at the Delaware shore; I have lots of memories of swimming, sunning and collecting seashells, so I pulled out a retired SU set called Beautiful Beach for my little oval-shaped card:


The small-sized card paired with the large image made me decide to do CAS; I embossed the starfish with Marina Mist and Versamark inks and clear embossing powder, then filled it in with Bashful Blue ink; the background was a shell image that I repeatedly stamped in Bashful Blue as well.


The inside has another shell and sentiment:


I think this will be perfect for a summer birthday!

Speaking of summer time activities:


But a wet baby plus a newly-mown yard = this:


We put that hose to good use! Thanks for visiting today---if you have any questions, shoot me an email!


Linda Fisher said...

Oh LeAnne I love your seaside card, but your Granddaughter brought me welcomed laughter. Really sweet pictures!

Reggirl said...

So cute, I love the beachy feeling of this card. You know you could have added it to this week's just finished "Less is More Challenge" as it was "Shades of Blue" for the challenge.... or did you?

Sylvia said...

Beautiful card, LeAnne! When I was little we used to go to Cape Hatteras, NC. when we moved to Texas, it was South Padre Island and Port Isabel.

Lorraine said...

That's some wonderful blueness! Love it.

Julie Marshall said...

Priceless...and I'm sure she didn't even mind those grassy legs ;) Too cute!

Renee said...

Super cute card! You are so creative!

Pauline said...

Fabulous shaped card, really gorgeous, love the embossing.

lisa808 said...

Congrats on being 'liked' by so many!

Cool seashell card.

Carol L said...

Your card is crazy cute, but the picture of Cassidy just completely cracked me up!! LOL How incredibly CUTE and FUNNY! LOL

Linda Callahan said...

That is a beautiful stamp set! Love the images and how you used them! And I love the beach baby to go along with it :)

Michele Gross said...

I just love starfish :) wonderful card and congrats on all your honors!! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Denise Willerton said...

Fabulous card LeAnne! wowza!!!! Love the colors, the circle card, it just screams summer, as do Cassidy's legs ~ so funny!!!!

Laura Davis said...

What a lovely card!
Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

Melanie C said...

Beautiful card. Love it. Thank you for playing along with Pals Paper Arts.