Thursday, August 2, 2012

Going To The Beach aka Going To Nana's

Well here's another one of those "Gotta Haves" from Sassy Cheryl.  I have wanted to work with her ever since she came out, but I was committed to a few other cards.  Soooooo when I finally allowed myself to color her, I minimized her 4 different times and got to color her a big total of 5 times.  Let me tell you, I was in heaven.  Doesn't she just scream fun!  She is appropriately called "Going to the Beach" and in my family that means going to Nana ad Papa's house.  So I just used that theme as my inspiration.  Have you ever seen those little suitcases that say "Going to Grandma's" on them?  Well I just turned my card into a journey.

I tried to show her decreasing in size the further she got from the viewer and the closer she got to the beach. I fussy cut my images out, glued them to a orange oval (Spellbinders) that was run through a CuttleBug Embossing folder.  The sentiment on the front is a Tim Holtz stamp.  When she finally arrives at the beach, she finds a beautiful palm tree to shade her delicate little body from the scorching sun.  The sand she is walking on is torn kraft paper run through a SU embossing folder.  The palm tree is cut with a Sissix die.  The trunk is run through my crimper.  The sun is a SU stamp I fussy cut and popped up with foam tape.  

 I LOVE this Very Pretty DP that I found last week at Hobby Lobby.  My buddies Jeni, Kim, and I had a girls day and drove up to Florence to the Hobby Lobby.  You may have seen some pictures of our antics on Jeni and Kim's blog.   It was definitely a match for my image and I think it is so soo pretty that it will qualify for Sassy Cheryl's Pretty Paper Challenge.

Here are a few different view of the card.  I made it by cutting a 12x12 piece of card stock in half and doing fan folds at 4".  I then overlapped the two pieces and joined them with adhesive. I hope you enjoy my creation.

Go USA!!! Whoo Hoo for our athletes.  


  1. Such a beautifully designed and well thought out card. She is indeed a wonderful image and your colouring is fabulous. I'm glad she finally makes it to the beach and the shade of that wonderful palm tree


  2. Fabulous and so very clever! Great card!

  3. How cute is this! Lots of work, but turned out so darn cute. Love the image and the puppy of course.

    Our grandkids call us Nana and Papa too!!!


  4. Fabulous colourful creation Linda, gorgeous design, I love the palm tree and such an adorable cute are they together!..

    Faber Castells pencils?? You dont want super smooth card, must have blending oil, and take your make sure the blending stubs are made of paper, some sell them but they are actually wood...and do not work..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  5. WOW. . . .Linda. This is a keeper for sure. So creative and fun and as always. . . .stunning.
    Thanks for playing along in the Sassy Cheryl's Fancy Papers Challenge this week.

  6. Oh Linda, I knew this was gonna be Super Cute when you picked this paper out. Love the pops of orange and your creative beach scene. Can't wait to get back to HL again. ~jeni :)

  7. Holy Moly, Linda---this is sensational and so much work! Love it!!!
    Thank you for joining us this week for the Sassy Cheryl's challenge, Pretty Papers.

  8. OMG, how absolutely adorable is that. I love the images you cut out in the succession of sizes to show the trip!!! so fun. Love the scene and card you created. Thanks for playing the Sassy Cheryl's Challenge with this super cute card, made my day!!!


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