Friday, June 18, 2010

Let's Head to the Beach!


I love going to the beach, and can't wait to go in a few weeks! The challenge at Kraftin Kimmies this week was to make a beach themed card. Well, that would have been really easy if I had any of their new releases from the vintage beach line or the mermaids ( which are both too stinkin cute for words!) But, alas, I had neither. As I looked through my stash of KK stamps, I decided that if I just used the top of Polly, it would look like a bathing suit.

I made the sand-dollar with my cricut, using grungeboard and MME's paper. The beachy paper is from Graphic 45.

Challenges:
Kraftin Kimmie - Beach
Oh Alice - picture inspiration
Stamp and Create - charms
Truly Scrumptious - sketch
Quirky Crafts- summer
Lexi's Creations - Something old ( chain that I glued around the sand-dollar)
Shabby Tea Room - Summer fun
Design Dollies Elements challenge - beachy/sandy
Flourishes - embossing
Spoon Full of Sugar- sunshine inspired
Crafty Creations - stitching
Cricut Cardz - vacation themed
Meljen's - fiber, ribbon, lace
Paper Play - something old (chain around the sand-dollar)
S2G- something old (chain)
Crafty Ann's - embossing
Stamp Something - something summer

28 comments:

Kelly Schelske said...

LOVE that sand dollar Gini! Awesome card, love it!

Ann Whitfield said...

Brilliant card Gini - thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

Shirleys2Girls said...

Can you send us your email ...to thegirls@shirleys2girls.com
you won our challenge for our TT Challenge that was #59 Babies-Blue
thanks...S2G

Debbie said...

Meeee tooo ... I {heart} the beach and can't wait to go in July with my family! The sand dollar you cut is super cute -- great design! Thanks for sharing another wonderful card with us this week in the Tea Room :)

Lisa said...

WOW! This card is awesome! I love the vintage images at the bottom, the pebbled texture and most of all that great sand dollar! Thanks for wowing us at the Tea Room this week!

Dorcas said...

I love improvising!! You did a great job.And I like your layout too. See, we dont HAVE to have every latest stamp..lets keep telling ourselves that, shall we?

Kraftin' Kimmie said...

Very creative, Gini!! Love Polly in her 'bathing suit' and thanks for joining this week's Kraftin' Kimmie challenge!

Nicole said...

Great summery card! Beach sounds great to me! :) Thanks for playing along with us at TSTR! :)

Jane Wetzel said...

HEY girl! THIS is incredible! Love it! glad u added in S2G!

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Gini, what a wonderful card. I do like the Kraftin Kimmie characters. Say "hello" to the sea for me. I live about 3 hours from the sea and yearn to live near the sea when I'm "old and grey"!!! Thanks for taking part in Crafty Ann's Challenge this fortnight and we hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym xxx

Faye said...

What a stunner, but yours always are! Thanks for playing at Lexi's. x

Audrey Pettit said...

Another fabulous card, Gini! Love that sand dollar with the fun beaded trim. And that image just makes me smile. Thanks for sharing again at the Tea Room.

Nicole Brenna said...

That card is just fab... it totally puts me in the mood to go to the beach... thanks for joining in on the Design Dollies challenge

shelly said...

holy smokes! what an awesome card! love it. thanks for sharing this with us at craftycreations AND cricutcardz shelly

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

Fabulous card! I LOVE all the texture! Thanks for playing along with the Dollies!

Angela said...

What a fabulous card, so many fabulous details too!!! Thanks for joining us at TS this week,
Angela x

Sandy said...

Stunning!!! I just wanna touch it - I love lumpy :) :) :) Thanks for joining MelJen's challenge!

Sandy, DT

craftyb said...

gorgeous card....very unique...i love your vintage pp...so many fabulous embellishments...love it all! Thanks for playing with us at Crafty Creations! bx

Claire said...

Wow Gini, FAB card, love the colours and its sooooooo touchy feely too
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ann's
Claire xx

Julie M said...

Wow - cool card, Gini. Amazing textures and layers, so effective.

Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay this week.

Julie :o)

Ann English said...

What a great card! Thank you for joining us for Twisted Thursday at Shirleys2Girls!

Ruthie said...

Wow! What a great card! I love how you added the beaded chain to the sand dollar.

Thanks for playing along with us over at the CCC blog!

Ruthie :)

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my this is absolutely gorgeous beautiful image your design and embossing are outstanding I love it thank you Gina for joining us at Crafty Ann's
Hugs
Lorraine x

MommyScraps said...

GORGEOUS card!! Love what you did with Polly to stay with the theme!!! Thanks for playing with the dollies!

Mina said...

wow Gina this is amazing, I love it...thanks for joining in with the Truly Scrumptious challenge
Mina xxx

Jeri said...

Wonderful card. Love that big sand dollar behind the image. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

Robin's Creative Cottage said...

Have a wonderful time at the beach!!!! Super cute card and great embellishments. Thanks for joining us for Meljen's challenge.

Lacey Stephens said...

Fantastic card! I love Polly as a bathing beauty!! Thanks for playing along with our charm challenge!!
~Lacey
www.stampandcreate.com