Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Birthday Card ~ Under the Sea {1st Post}

I like to sketch out ideas when they pop into my head 
so I don't forget the idea when it comes time to create them.
Sometimes the idea stays close to the one 
I imagined sometimes my creative mojo just takes over.
I originally planed this one as a shaker card.
Once I started creating and added the waves the window just 
called for me to create an aquarium type card.

Some of you may recognize my rainy day picture taking place.
Sadly all the details like the stitched edges do not show up well.
I'll try again later some clearer pictures. Sun willing.

*Card base 4.25 x 5.5 in.
*Surf board, beach ball, clam shell and sea star cut using the Surf's Up stamp and die set from My Creative Time.
*Sea horse from the Surf's Up stamp and die set from My Creative Time.
*Sentiment from the It's All About You stamp set from My Creative Time.
*Scene window cut using the Bunch of Fun Circle Dies set from My Creative Time.
*Seaweed cut by hand.
*Danube Blue stamp pad from Memento

May your day always be filled with love.
Crafty hugs,   

Please join me and play along with these wonderful challenges:
My Creative Time Photo inspiration and colors
DL Art July linky
Curtain Call Anything goes
Loves Rubber Stamps #113 Summer fun
Cut It Up #49 Under the sea
Suzy Bee's Bloomin #38 Anything goes
Pile It On #29 Summer fun
Simon Says {Mon} A mid-summer challenge
Creative Card Crew #66 Sea/beach
Through the Craft Room Door Anything goes
Connie Can Crop #24 Under the sea
Open-Minded Crafting Fun #15 Vacation related

     Inspiration photo/colors              My Creative Time
MCT Designer Challenge  


  1. :) Cute! I love the little seahorse in the background. All your die cuts complete the scene.

    Thanks for entering our Under the Sea challenge at Cut it Up!


  2. Totally cute and fun card!!!
    Thank you for joining us at Cut It Up Challenges.
    Have a wonderful day,
    *Crafting With Creative M*

  3. lovely embellishments on your card thanks for sharing with SBBC this week Rachel dt

  4. Great Vacation card, thanks for joining us at Open Minded Challenges this week

  5. Wowee! Great job using so many MCT Products!!! Looks fabulous!! Thanks for joining us in the My Creative Time ~ Designer Challenge. :)

  6. Beautiful scene!! Thanks for playing along with our challenge at the MCT blog!! Lee-Ann :)

  7. I love all the die cute used! Very creative! Thank you for participating with us over at Open-Minded Crafting Fun's Vacation Challenge. Melanie, DT

  8. GORGEOUS job with your card, LOVE all the great details!!!! Thanks for joining us in the MCT / Designer Challenge!!!! :)

  9. Fabulous birthday card. Love the fun beachy cut outs.

  10. Great beach theme card. Thanks for joining us at Open-Minded crafting Fun.
    Julie DT

  11. What an AWESOME card my friend! Thank you so much for playing along!
    Emma :)

  12. Another adorable card!!! Love the scene you created!
    Thanks so much for sharing and playing along with us over at My Creative Time for our Designer's Challenge!

  13. OMG your card is so fantabulous OMG talk about super fun ways to use all of Miss Emma's goodies....girl you so knocked it out of the park....you are so super talented....just WOW I'm in awe of what you created....lucky person who gets this card.
    Oh by the way my address is:~~~~~~~~(LOL)

  14. Very cute. Love the totally cool surf board.

    Thanks for joining our Sea/Beach challenge at Creative Card Crew.


  15. Such a fun and wonderful birthday card! Love those cute die cut embellishments. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

  16. So cute and creative. Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew. Good luck. Maggie, DT

  17. OMgosh I love this water scene, so super cute! Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  18. A perfect summery card. Love the scene created. Great detailing. Thank you for joining us over at Loves Rubberstamps. Hugs Nina

  19. Love this!! What a fantastic design! Great use of that photo too!! Love it!! Love all the different dies! Just fantastic!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

    - Susan, Co-Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}

  20. FANTASTIC Card!!
    Thank You for joining us at PIO last week!
    Have a GREAT day!

  21. Wonderful colourful card. Thanks so much for joining us over at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges, good luck and hope to see you again.
    ~ Denise DT ~
    Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
    {Denise's Patch of Creativity}

  22. Totally adore the die cuts you have used! Very clever to have used this as an aquarium scene! love it!

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky.

  23. Just love the scene you created! And the colors are really fabulous as well!! Thanks so much for entering my July challenge Dee! Scrappy hugs!


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