Monday, July 2, 2012

DDC #18 - Sketch Challenge, Blog Hop and playing with the Ladies over at SCIC 56

Hello stamping friends!! We are having something fun this week over at Digi Darla's! We're having a little hop to showcase some of the new releases at our sister site - Digital Stamp Club!! Each of us on the DT chose an image from all of the June releases to show you and guess what? Each one of us will be choosing one lucky winning comment to receive our image choice!! So make sure you hop around to all our blogs and be sure to comment for a chance to win a DD image!!! We're also giving away a GRAND PRIZE!! Just for joining us, using a DIGI DARLA image, you will have a chance to win ALL of the June's New Release images!!! OMGosh!! 

So, let's get this party started, shall we?? If you've arrived here from VANESSA then you are on the right track!! If you're just arriving, please be sure to start at the very beginning, Denise's blog, so you don't miss one thing!! Our challenge this week is to follow this card sketch, designed by our very own - Karen!!! Easy peezy!!


And here's my creation using Digi Darla's BEACH TIME.  

As you can see, I made the sketch into a square card. This is a CONGRATS card for a dear friend/co-worker that has finally retired from a position that I almost had the pleasure of taking over.  But then I made the glorious decision to "Step Down" from that possibility 4 years ago to be a MOM (and everything else).  I joke with my friend that I "Retired" before she did.  :-)  Needless to say... I'm happy that she finally did it.  
I also added to the inside of the card... not something I normally do.

I am also entering my card over at the newest challenge over at Stampin' Celebration #56 where the challenge is to use this photo as inspiration.  
The beach theme, blues, oranges, water, beach chair clearly inspired me!!

Now before you leave, be sure to leave me a comment for a chance to 
win the fabulous image of BEACH TIME that I used on my card!!
 Don't forget to join our challenge this week for a chance to win the entire June Release-you need to use a Digi Darla image!!!
  If you don't have one, please email Karen and she'll send you a past freebie!

Your next stop is the super talented KAREN!! Happy hopping and look fwd to seeing you at Digi Darla's this week!! Good luck!

Master Hop List


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  Stampin' Up Marina Mist, Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Pacific Point, Polka Dot Parade DSP, Martha Stewart Essentials paper Pad.
Stamps:  Digital Image from Digi Darla's called "Beach Time", Stampin' Up sentiments from Congrats and Happy Greetings.
Other:  SU 5/8" White Stain Ribbon, Pumpkin Pie corduroy buttons, 5/8" punch for glitter water from EK Success, "Random Beach Embellies", SU paper pack piercing essentials for the inside of the card, scallop border punch, ribbon punch, brocade blue SU chalk.

21 comments:

Georgiana said...

Your friend is going to love this card and her retirement! Those are great shell buttons.

Stay Creative,
Georgiana
Carson's Creations

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Toooooooo cute!! LOVING the colors and loveeeee the little 'sea' embellies in the corner!!!

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

That sand is amazing! Really makes me want to go on vacation. Love the embellishments that you have added as well to this sweet card.

glassgraffitix2 said...

Your card is the tops, love the coloring!

NanaConnie said...

This is so adorable, Michele! Darling image and I love your take on the sketch. Great color combo, too.

Yoshira aka cricutalltime said...

Super cute summer card.Love this image.Love the all the details.Really cute seashells and sand castle.

cardsbymo said...

What fun colors! And I love the beach brads too!

Renee said...

Great card Michele...your friend will love it! Love the colors & the seaside buttons on the bottom!
Hugs, Renee

Scrappin Mama said...

Love your coloring Awesome job!

gRiSeL™ said...

What an adorable card!!! Love the glittery ocean waves!!! :D

Laura W said...

Perfect card for your friend, she'll love it! I love the penguin digis, they make me smile-too cute! Thanks for sharing :)

Olga said...

This is lovely! Just love all your cute embellishments!

Karen Wilson said...

What a GREAT retirement card and the image/sentiment couldn't be more perfect!! Love the added charms!

Maria Rud said...

This is great card. I am ready to retire now :)))) Just sit on the beach and read a book, or two. That would be great :)

Hugs,
Maria

TeenaBugg38 said...

Your card is darling!!!!

Edwina said...

Very cute card! i love the cute image. I like the white bow. you don't see white on cards too much. It looks really nice.Love the dot paper and all your embellishments. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown edwina.brown@live.com

marla said...

Cute card. Love the beach image!!

Mamma Mia said...

Hi Michele. This is such a fun card and I'm sure your friend will treasure it! I love the bright colours that you've used. Helen x

Rose Petal said...

Hello Michele. Simply beautiful. Gorgeous colours and fab image too. Happy crafting.
Love Sandra xxx

Cindy said...

Very cute penguin! You got both challenges down pat! Cindy

Cori said...

Such an adorable card and what a great job with the challenges! Love that little penguin! Thanks for playing along at Stampin' Celebration!