Tuesday, April 21, 2009

From the Archives

When I started this "post every day" resolution, the intention was to get me stamping a lot more. And so far, it's worked. Except today. I sat down to stamp last night and ended up playing with my Copics and some adorable Lily images from Pink Cat Studio that my friend Colleen sent to me. I apparently had too much fun coloring, so I never actually got a full card made! So off to my computer archives I went to find a card that's not new, but new to my blog.

I made this card about two years ago for my friend Jenn's birthday and she told me recently that it's her favorite card I've ever made for her. She has a beach day for her birthday every year, so this card was just perfect for the occasion!

Here in Connecticut we had a beautiful weekend, but then the temps dipped by about 30 degrees and it was a gray and rainy day. So I thought this was a fun card to brighten things up a bit! I pretty much live at the beach during the summer, so Beachabella remains one of my favorite stamps ever and I can't wait for beach season to arrive!

Stamps: Beachabella image and birthday sentiment from Stamping Bella
Ink: Black Staz-on, SU Green Galore, Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa
Paper: SU white, Pumpkin Pie, Green Galore, patterned paper from TAC
Other: SU grosgrain, white gel pen (for polka dots on bikini), ticket corner punch


  1. Sorry I was the cause of you not getting a full card done. LOL! Can't wait to see what you did with Lily. But this card is sooo cute! Love her polka dot bikini and the paper piecing!

  2. Love the paper and your paper piecing on the blanket/tote...Great card!!!

  3. CUTE! I'd love to have a bag and towel just like those, pretty paper for them! This is our last nice day here, it's been in the 80s, tomorrow we're dropping into the 50s, low 60s with rain, nooooo!

  4. Oh my heck! Your paper piecing rocks! This is so cute!