Saturday, May 28, 2011

Relax and Enjoy

I don't usually combine lots of challenges, but there is something in the air out there in challenge blogland -SUMMER!  Summer officially opened for me yesterday.  The criteria for the first day of summer in our family is not a date.  The first day of summer consists of going "down the shore" (New Jersey speak for "to the beach") and stay there for at least 4 hours, and in addition you have to go to Strollo's Lighthouse for Italian ice - Lighthouse Italian Ice is the "taste of the Jersey Shore" and for diehard fans like me and mine, it's the taste of summer itself.  Yesterday, my boys had a half day at school.  We packed the car in the morning, and left right from there and headed down the shore.  We had Italian ice for dinner, and pizza for dessert.  It was a perfect first day of summer.

There are three challenges out there on the challenge blogs I frequently visit, for which this card is perfect:
Less Is More has a really fun and creative challenge this week.  It was the inspiration for my design. 
It is:

For their "Pick a Square" challenge, Chrissie and Mandi offer us a multiple choice.... well sort of ... you can choose which of the 5 SQUARES from their plan that you wish to use to place the image of your card, leaving the rest as PURE WHITE SPACE! Isn't that so fun and clever? I just love it!

The C4C challenge this week - C4C89 - is to create a project that features your favorite vacation spot or activity.  Well, my favorite spot is the beach, and my favorite activity is relaxing in my beach chair! Voila!

The Stamp Something challenge last week was to use beachy colors, and this week, it is to use a sentiment.  I did not get time to play last week, so with the beach in mind, this card combines the two.

The image I used is from Outlines Rubber Stamp Company's Split Layering Collage Collection - Seaside. I colored it with Copics and mounted it on 2 layers of square Nesties.  The sentiment is from MFT's Catch Some Rays.  I could not find it on their website to link it at this time.

Thank you for coming by.  I hope you have a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend!


Jan Ltc said...

Lovely card xx Jan

Rita said...

Lovely card. Hugs Rita xx

Netty said...

Oooh I love your card. Have a great weekend, Annette x

Jen said...

Lovely card, image is great.
jenjoy x

Mandi said...

This is perfect Stephanie, as your day sounded
Thank you so much
Diva LIM mandi
"Less is More"

Jenny said...

oooo I want to be there too, sounds lovely:)
Brilliant card stepahie and love the image.
Jenny x

Kathleen said...

Brilliant card, great image, very CAS.

Kath x

Kathyk said...

FAB card and I'm loving that comfy looking chair!


Beryl K said...

Lovely card
Beryl x

Deborah Frings said...

Oh I like the beach chair!! Great colouring and super sentiment!

Seafield Jo said...

This is a lovely card, great colours. Jo x

Suze Bain said...

Super summery card. Mmm, that cocktail looks good! xx

Pauline said...

Super summery card, fab colours and image.

Dolly Daydreams said...

How I would love to be sitting in that chair ! Beautiful card and imagery.


Chrissie said...

What a great reminder of your day Stephanie, I love that Adirondack chair image!
Thanks so much.
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Susan said...

Love the bright colors...and that stamp definitely says summer to me!
My card is HERE