Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Card Patterns #169 - By the Sea

 Wow! The weekend is really coming on fast! I have to start getting it together for Father's Day. I invited my mom and dad over - time to plan a menu and get the house straightened out! I'm thinking BBQ and some cool creamy peanut butter pie!     Puppy is still causing trouble.  My daughter just handed me one of the decorative plastic caps that cover the screws that attach the toilet to the floor.  Apparently someone decided it looked like a chew toy.  It was probably the only thing she could carry out of the bathroom that wasn't tied down.  Sometimes you just gotta laugh or you will start to cry!!!  I guess it could be worse - at least she didn't eat it! 
Today I'm escaping by playing along with  Card Patterns.  I am dreaming of a stroll upon the beach and this card is just the ticket.  I used a beautiful Triton shell stamp and then stamped my sentiment on top of it in a darker shade.  I found this neat button in my stash.  It sort of looks like something you might find on the beach.  I added a little blue gem and the blue ebeads to resemble some sea glass.  The brown Kraft I embossed to resemble the texture of the sand.  OK Sorry if I'm getting carried away - but I told you I need an escape!!
Here is the final card.
Thanks so much for having a look!    Remember to LAUGH!


Supplies Used:  Finished Size:   5" x 7"
Stamps:  Serendipity:  Triton Shell, Quote
Die Cuts:  Spellbinders Grand Label 23, Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Frame 5
Embossing Folder:  Oriental Weave Cutllebug
Paper:  Me & My Big Ideas Low Tide Collection
Solid Paper:  Papertrey Ink Kraft, Fine Linen
Ribbon 1 1/2" Blue/White Satin Stripe: Ribbon Boutique (Hobby Lobby)
Ink:  Momento Toffee Crunch, Versafine Vintage Sepia, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Antique Linen
Extras:  Button, Gems, Twine, E Beads


Joyce said...

Wonderful card. I love all things beachy, seeing as how I live in a beach town. You really pulled all the elements together here for the perfect beach card.

Marybeth said...

Gorgeous beach colors and gorgeous card! Stunning twin bow with the beads added to the end. A real beach beauty. Oh you have to just laugh with that puppy of yours don't cry:)

Cathy Weber said...

That is fabulous patterned paper in the background, goes perfectly with the triton shell, love the embossing to mimic sand and the twine bow too. Everyone needs a little escape once in a while!

JJ Bolton said...

This is just beautiful! I'm like Joyce:) Love anything beach-related! You know the embossed kraft does look like sand! Love the little touch of beads on the end of the twine:)

BTW, you need to give us some tips on your camera/picture taking settings. Your pics today look awesome! I know I can do better with my camera, but I'm so lazy, lol!

Paperesse said...

What a gourgeous card! It all works together perfectly, and the little seed beads tied on the ends of the twine is pure genius!

Christina said...

You've thought of every little detail on this beauty, Jeanne. The hemp cord adds a great texture and I love the metal accent. So glad you joined us this week at Card Patterns!

Sharron said...

Beautiful job with your card! It really does create a feeling of visiting a beach. Great patterned paper and the embossed kraft makes wonderful 'sand'! Love the sentiment and those beads tied on the twine!

Just remember puppies do outgrow the chewies! Our youngest was a little terror when he was a pup. He would not only chew things but swallow pieces of cloth! Scared us to death--I was so afraid he would be sick! But never fear, he is over all that and is a total snuggle bug!

Lynn Mercurio said...

What a beautiful card. I dream of walking on the beach again...but it won't be this summer, unfortunately. All of my little trips are totally land-locked.

Your card is fantastic, and I just adore the bow with the dangling beads. Fabulous embellishment.

Unknown said...

I love your triton shell image and your choice of dp's. The added beads are a nice touch too. Fabulous card!

Lisa Minckler said...

I definitely laughed today..thanks to your email!! HAHAHA...keep breathing and try to have a Calgon moment. Gotta love them new puppies. Toilet cap..LOL..who knew?
Your seascape escape card is so peacful and relaxing. I think I can hear the ocean..nope, wait..that's just the dryer!

Lisa xx

Pauline said...

This is beautiful Jeanne, I love the big stripy bow, and the fancy shaped labels, just gorgeous!

Susan said...

Gorgeous card! I love that shell stamp. (I found you from the Moxie Fab blogroll)

Deborah Frings said...

You really do make beautiful cards. Love the colours, layered and fab bow!

Sounds like Puppy is making your life fun ;))))

whoistracy said...

So so pretty. I just love that ribbon you added. So glad you could join us on Card Patterns this week!

The Paper Parade said...

Jeanne, this card is so beautiful. I absolutely love your big blue striped bow and then the twine bow on top! Then those, this card has so much to it!