Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Sweet Stop Sketch 116

Wow, guys, it's been over two weeks since I posted my little announcement. I guess I needed a serious break, huh? Anyhooooo, I have a couple days off from work (yay!) so I went for a run (not a pretty one either...this heat is killing me!) this morning and then made this card. I'm TOTALLY out of practice on making cards. I started it this morning and it took me until this afternoon to get it finished (hmmm....slow going just like my running)....but anyway, here it is....



I used Ocean Paradise from Sweet and Sassy Stamps. Such a gorgeous set, Korin! The main panel and sentiment are up on foam tape and the layout is Sweet Stop Sketch 116. I added Stickles to the water and sand.

Here's the inside where I stamped the sentiment onto a sticker from my Seaside DP pack.....



Okay, now we're off to the pool for the rest of the afternoon. Have a WONDERFUL day...and stay cool! It's in the 90's here today....YIKES!

Stamps: Ocean Paradise (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps)
Copics: W1, W3, W5, E41, E42, E43, Y00, Y15, YR23, B00, B02, B05, YG11, YG13, YG17
Paper: October Afternoon Seaside and Thrift Shop DP's

33 comments:

Jeanette Marchand said...

Great card, Denise! I love your colouring. I really like the inside of the card, too. :)

Tanya said...

Beautiful! Love the pieced umbrella, and that lovely scene is colored beautifully!

Anne-Marie said...

Love the paper piecing...very sweet card!

Jessie/knightrone said...

I don't know how hot it is there, but it's over 100 here. The only place I'm going to run is to the bathroom if I really have to pee. Seriously, LOL!! Gorgeous card, too! :)

Sparkle said...

Such a lovely card!

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

It's a cold blustery overcast depressing day today ... here in my little part of the world. So ... your summery card was a fab "pick me up"! I could do with a little of that heat! Bring on summer! Hugs xxaxx

Shannon White said...

Miss Denise, this is sooo Pretty! I love you gorgeous coloring and the Darling paper pieced Sun Umbrella. I love this set too, it's currently on my wish list.. lol

Hugs!
Shannon

Dawn Easton said...

yeah! I'm so glad you stamped! I've missed your cards! This is a beauty! It's a set I'd like to get once the mail starts flowing again!

Hope you enjoyed your day at the pool!

Carol L said...

It's great to see you stamping again, and you haven't missed a beat by the looks of this card! It's so dreamy with this theme and image!
Stay cool if you can! Whew -it's HOT out there!

Creations by Shirl said...

Wow - this is a cool relaxing card.
Luv the idea of the lounge chair out their on the sand looking over the water... gorgeous card.

Sassy said...

Gorgeous!

Rose Ann said...

Such a beautiful beach scene, Denise..and wonderfully colored too!! I love those pretty papers!!

Becky said...

What a gorgeous card, inside and out.

Sharon Keanly said...

Nice seeing one of your creations again... just love this clean and simple look. Fabulous colouring of that image. Sharon x

debby4000 said...

Love your beautiful card.
luv
Debby

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Denise.

Hugs Riet.xx

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

Ahhh, such a soothing and relaxing card. I can just picture myself sitting on that chair gazing on the ocean and soaking up the warmth. It's freezing where I am - our coldest winter for many years. It would be nice to see the sun - I have forgotten what it looks like!

Funny how when I haven't made a card for a while, it seems to take a while to get back in the groove too. I don't know why that is (!!??).

Love the paper piecing on the umbrella and love your beautiful stitching and that divine stripey ribbon.

{{hugs}} Jocelyn

Amy Johnson said...

So happy to see you'll still be posting. It sounds like your enjoying your summer.

Beautiful card. Love the paper pieced umbrella and the big ribbon.

dolcreations said...

I am sooo sorry I just got to commenting today. Summer is in full swing here so that means lots of outdoor stuff! I love your summer card Denise. You have a way with your cards....the paper piecing and the colours and the layering...awesome work! Enjoy your day!

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

WOW! I so wish I was there right now!LOL! I understand your feeling on trying to stamp after a hiatus. It took me two weeks to get one image colored!LOL!

Cathymac said...

Welcome back, Denise! The time you spent on this card was worth the effort...it's a beauty! Reminds me of our relaxing time we just had at the beach...can't wait to return! Stay cool!

Susan (rainy) said...

Oh what a beautiful image, beautiful coloring and beautiful design! Wowzers! LOVE IT!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Glad you stamped today! What a pretty card. Love that image. The colors are great! Thank you for playing along with us girl! :o)

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

Beautiful and serene, Denise! I just read your announcement, too. Good for you on stepping back and getting in touch with what you want out of life. :-)

Sarpreet said...

A well deserved break. A gorgeous card nonetheless.

I found that when I had 5 weeks of for my wedding, I thought I would easily get back into the swing of making cards. But it took a while, to get used to it again. I keep trying to create.

Korin said...

Yay, Denise!! So glad to see you stamping again :). Your card is lovely :). Hope you are enjoying your time off. Hugs!

Jill said...

Love it Denise! So happy to see a card made with your talented hands!! :) HUGS!

Joan Ervin said...

What a gorgeous summer creation, Denise....love the S&S stamps and pretty papers you used!!! Glad to hear you are enjoying you summer...well, everything but the running in the 90 degree heat...LOL!!!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Hello Denise. Such a pretty card. I'd love to hop into that chair and sit for a bit.

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

What a STUNNER Denise! LOVE the papers and colors on this! The sticker inside is FAB!!!

JD said...

Beautiful!

Leslie Miller said...

It's so good to see you stamping, Denise! I hope you enjoyed the break and now will enjoy stamping just for you. I couldn't wait to see what you would choose to stamp. This is a wonderful summer card. Love your style!

dpkennedy said...

This is so relaxing! I love this sweet scene and wish I was sitting in that chair right now! I hope that you find your creativity flowing freely now that you've given up your commitments! Good for you! Best wishes!