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Christmas by the beach

Hello again crafty friends!  Today I have another tropical type Christmas card to show you.


The wreath can be used for any occasion and since I live in Florida it is perfect for me to use for Christmas.  I made two versions of the same card.  The one above used tradition blues, pale pinks and neutral browns along with some pops of red to bring a little Christmas color into it.  You can’t tell from the photo, but some of the shells have little pops of glitter on them.  The image was colored with copics.

The second version has more red to tie into the holiday season and uses kraft cardstock to add a balance against the red.  The image is from Flourishes.


Thanks for stopping by – there are more holiday cards to show – hopefully I can get them posted before the Thanksgiving  activities take hold!


Mark’s Finest Papers June Release Day 4: Silly Shells

Welcome to Mark’s Finest Papers a Heinrich Company’s  June Blog Hop!

This month’s New Stamp Set Releases are
Welcome Poppies Featured June 19
I’m In Stitches Featured June 20

Island Life Featured June 21

Silly Shells Featured June 22

Today’s set, Silly Shells, has some great shell images along with wonderful sentiments.  I used many of the images on this card – mostly for the background.

The images were stamped with Memento Desert Sand  and the sentiment with Rich Cocoa.

Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs (don’t forget this one), each day for more chances to win! (You do NOT have to comment on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly!) All four winners will be announced on June 23, 2012 on the Mark’s Finest Papers blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. (HINT: The more you comment, the more chances you have to win and comments on the MFP blog count twice!) The deadline for commenting is 11PM EST on Friday June 22, 2012.




Pat G.

Karen H.

Patty P.





Nancy – you are here!






Thrifty Stamper





Janis L.

Mark’s Finest

sneak peek – Silly Shells

Welcome friends to another sneak peek day!  Today I am showing stamps from the soon to be released set from Mark’s Finest Papers called Silly Shells.

I love all types of beachy stamps and this shell set will be one of those that I go to again and again.  I chose a clean and simple layout – the images are stamped in Memento Rich Cocoa and colored with copics.   I sponged memento sand and sky inks for the background.

Be sure to stop by again this week for more sneak peeks!