Good Friday morning! It hardly seems that this week should be over and I’m still chasing myself. You know, I might get caught up one day, but I truly doubt it. I need to have about two uninterrupted days in the stamp room. Make that three days. It is such a mess at the moment that I can’t find anything. I still have all these unmounted images all over the place that need to be cataloged and put away. Jeanne will be back this coming Tuesday (we are heading to CHA) and she doesn’t have a place to work right now. Actually that mess has to be cleaned today, because I have Stamp Club tomorrow.

Sydney is still with Kate. I checked in last night and she seems to be doing better, but it’s still too early to bring her home. Well, maybe she is home because she is Kate’s dog. Who knows, Kate may decide to keep Syd after all . . . if she does, I’m sure we’ll be looking at that new pup Mallory is dying for. Oh please . . . one more dog is all I need. But then again, I’m traveling so someone else has to take care of them while I’m gone. They won’t be satisfied until there is a herd of 30 running around!

I had a heads up on today’s SCS Limited Supply Challenge, but just by a few minutes. I did get my card done and uploaded to my SCS Gallery, but didn’t get the blog post written before uploading. I normally do that. Write my blog post and then upload to SCS. It was just too late and I was a little mushy headed. Today’s challenge is to make a card with a summer theme. One of my favorite places is the beach, so I had to make a beach card.


I decided to use one of the new Kittie Kits and break out my reinkers for a change. I painted the water, sand and sky first, laying down a light layer of color. All the images were stamped in brown, and I went over the sea oats with greens. The chair was stamped over the sand in the same color of browns, then painted in darker colors. To add some highlight to the water, I lightly brushed/dabbed on some Tulip Puffy Paint and then heat set it. To finish the card, and because we were limited on layers and no designer paper. Do you think they realize what they are doing to me – no designer paper? Minimum layers? Well, it is a challenge, isn’t it? Anyhoo, to add some interest to the card, I sponged the edges of the layers.

  • Stamps: Kittie Kit Cause a Scene Beach Master SKU:KKCS M002, Kittie Kit Cause a Scene What’s For Lunch #5 SKU:KKCS S005, and Rubbernecker Sentiments Happy Brthday SKU:25-02 from Rubbernecker Stamp Company
  • Paper: Canson Watercolor Paper, SU Soft Sky and Always Artichoke
  • Ink: Ranger Tim Holtz Fired Brick, Aged Mahogany, Broken China, Antique Linen, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain, Mustard Seed, Peeled Paint, and Weathered Wood Distress Inks; SU Soft Sky and Always Artichoke
  • Accessories: Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Reinkers; Water Brush; Cup of Water; Tsukineko Sponge Dauber; Ribbon; Tulip Puffy Paint

Hope y’all have a great day! I’m moving down to the basement to start picking up. Oh and Carrie if you are reading this, why don’t you come to Stamp Club tomorrow morning?

8 Responses to “Summer Scenes – The Draw of the Beach!”

  1. WOW – this is so soft and pretty – just Gorgeous!!!

  2. cute card. I am the little sis of Sherry, and what is so funny about a herd of 30 dogs is her husband said no dogs in the house about 18 mos go. So it really is too funny. Sorry Sherry, had to add that. hahahaha

  3. That looks like a great place to be right now, awesome job!

  4. I love this card!! I also love the interplay about the herd of dogs!! I started with one English bullie named Maggie as a rescue and now I have 10!! There is always another rescue bullie out there looking for some love! Of course, they give it back ten-fold! Hope to hear that you get that new puppy soon!!!

  5. I love this! The soft colors and the water on the shore is just gorgeous!

  6. i love this beach scene. it looks like it is a real picture.

  7. What a beautiful little scene. Gorgeous card. Joan

  8. Wowza! You are amazing! This is absolutely stunning! LOVE it! 🙂

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