Saturday, May 6, 2017

Beach Weather

     The fur babies and I have been melting in 100 degree heat for the last 2 days and even though the weatherman is promising that we'll be back in the high 70s (F) today, I'm heading for the beach.  The felines can stay home and play in their sand box, pretending they're at the beach.  lol

     Maybe this card will help if I leave it out where they can see it, do you think?   No, they'd just be mad because she took her kitty with her and I left them at home.  :-D

I started with the sketch from My Favorite Things
but I flipped it top to bottom and reversed it as well.

Sketch Challenge 331 #mftstamps

     I colored it with my ProMarkers and cut it with a die from Spellbinders.  I made a pink denim background by photographing an old  pair of jeans with my new closeup lens.  I printed the photo onto watercolor paper for a bit more texture and then tore some kraft CS for the bottom to go with the sand.  I added gold satin ribbon to one side of the die cut frame and then tied two, simple, pink bows (no pearls this time) for a bit of embellishment.

Craft-Dee Bowz
Crafting by Designs
Crafty Animals
Fab n Funky
Fussy and Fancy
Sasayaki Glitter
Scrapy Land
Simon Says Stamp
World Wide Open DT

     OK, I'm not actually heading for the beach.  I'm staying home in the air conditioning to watch a live streaming of my granddaughter's National Cheer competitions in Florida.  It runs over both days this weekend.  I'm already aware of how tight the competition will be.  One of the earlier teams I was following placed 12th out of  36 teams in that division and they had a "no deduction" score, meaning that they were technically perfect!  The difference in total scores between 1st and 36th was less than 1.21 points (out of 100.)  It feels like the Olympics where competitors are only hundredths of a point apart!

     Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


Donna Ellis said...

LOL! Love your beach story about your cute, colorful, fun card, Connie, and I'm sure your fur babies are content to remain home in their own special sandbox, rather than accompany you to go to the beach, which would be entirely overwhelming for them. It would be similar to us in a stamp store! So many stamps, so little money and time! They would say, "So many grains of sand, and where to start?" LOL Hoping you are soon enjoying color temps, Connie, and that your garden will grow this year. Wishing you a fantastic week-end! hugs, de

jimlynn said...

I'll have to tune in and see if I can find the team competing! So exciting for them and win or lose, they're going to have a ball. I watched some last weekend from Dallas I think it was and mercy more of the two bits, three bits stuff is there! Amazing to watch.

Now on to your card - which I love! The little girl looks ready for some waves for sure. Love the ice cream melting too. So pretty and framed out with beauty!


Linda Simpson said...

Another gorgeous card and such a cute image too. I will be thinking and sending positive vibes for your granddaughter today.
Linda xxx

Daffodil Cards said...

I LOVE your card, but my mind keeps going to those temperatures, I would love to have a few days (only) of those temps, here in the UK, is still struggling to get higher temperatures. I'm sitting here with a thick cardigan on, instead of putting the heating on Brrrr.

Back to your card, very clever to take a photo of the denim and print it on paper for the background, it gives texture. Love the ribbon on the side too, Such a cutie image.
Enjoy the air conditioning Connie my friend, you may be as cold as me LOL.

Berni Cuttino said...

Hi NC. Fab composition and coloring. Another cute image. Today is definitely not a beach day, but a rain day. I may have ice cream later next week when the heat returns. Have a fabulous weekend

The Little Stamper said...

I love your cute little lady and the way you have carried through the beach on both the image panel and the background!

Thanks for sharing at Fab n Funky.

Sharon x

Glenda Atkins said...

Oh so hot where you live. We have finally had several days of sun but I still wear a sweater on my morning walk. Good thing you have a beach to go to. I would have to travel west to B.C to find one at this time of the year and it might be a little chilly too. Your beach girl is adorable and love the die cut frame and the lovely colours.

Pat K said...

Simply adorable. Love this sweet image and your beautiful layout. Thanks for playing along with us at Fab'n'Funky. Pat K x

Lisa said...

This is so beautiful!! She's so sweet and adorable!! I love the way you threaded the ribbon and the bows!! Gorgeous card!! Thanks so much for playing along at Scrapy Land!!

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Annette Stapylton said...

Gorgeous image and design. I love how you have incorporated the ribbon with your die frame. Looks great. Love it.
Thank you for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

Annette DT Registered Owners/Admin for World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

Carla Brooke said...

Thank you for sharing with us over here at the World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

Carla DT for:-

Jacqueline said...

So nice to see you joining the World Wide Open Design Team Challenge!
Cute card! Good luck and I hope to see you next time as well.
Jacqueline ~ DT

Crafty Pearly said...

Such a beautiful make.. very cute. Love, love, love this. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Animals. Hugs Traci DT xx

Gail said...

What a cute card! I love the image and her holding a kitty is fabulous! Your temps are where mine are...I'm in Arizona and it's just over 100 here now. And for those in England who wish it was warmer...I wish we could send them 20 of our degrees! Adorable card and sweet little bows! Thanks for joining us at Craft-Dee BowZ for our May challenge! --Gail