Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Thoughts of You

My blogger friend Joyce of Cards-by-the-Sea, who is such an avid crafter and is so supportive with her comments, made THIS fabulous card recently.  As soon as I saw it, I knew I had to CASE it.  So with her creation as inspiration along with this week's Retro Sketches challenge, 

and this week's Less Is More challenge

which for this week is to use the color, the texture, scenes of sandy places, sandpaper, actual sand... or wherever your imagination takes you,
I came up with this card.

I love these starfish and sand dollar images and dies from WPlus9. I have owned them for a while, but I have never inked them up. Joyce's card inspired me to pull them out and enjoy them.  The Retro Sketch was the perfect layout for my idea.  As for the Less Is More challenge, I have not played in such a long time. My crafting time has been slim over the last year in particular.  I am a beach lover, so coming up with something with SAND as my inspiration to play this week (finally) was fun.  The best part is that when my 13 year old son saw my card, he said "I love the way the background looks like a sandy beach". That is just what I was going for, so yay!

Thank you so much for coming by today.  I am off for the summer. That combined with the weather having been so stormy here in the North Eastern part of the US for several days, has resulted in my getting much longed for crafting time.  Be well.

Images-WPlus9 Guiding Light, PTI Crackled
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Joyce said...

This is such a great card. I am thinking sand, sun, and walking on the beach collecting cool things. I am so happy to have inspired you--thanks so much for the shout out--you are very sweet.

Anonymous said...

Lovely card - great colours and I love those starfish!

Jen Nelson said...

fab card stephanie... love the starfishes :-)

Thanks for joining us this week x
"Less Is More"

Karen M said...

Hi Stephanie, what a perfect card for all of these challenges. You really have captured each individual challenge perfectly. Love those sweet starfish x

Viv said...

Fab card Stephanie,love that crackle background and the pretty starfish :) Viv xx

Chrissie said...

Super card Stephanie, just love sand dollars!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Jenny said...

I must admit that I thought of you and your love of all things beach when I saw the challenge, so glad you had a chance to play :0) Love the crackle background for the diecuts and of course your 'sandy' card base too :0)
Jenny x