Friday, June 28, 2013


Happy Friday!

I'm just popping in to share with you a card I made for my sister's birthday.  I hope all is well with you!  I just love this stamp that I recently purchased from Sweet n' Sassy.  The image is a perfect
paradise of relaxation.  My sister has a cottage on the lake and enjoys her time of watching the sea gulls and the beautiful boats on the water. 

I wanted the card to have a soft feel to it so I stamped the image with crumb cake ink from SU.  I then used my blender pen to fill in the image.  I added stickles to highlight the waves.  Twine and pearls were added for the final touch.  Well, that's it from me for now.  I may work on another card or two this weekend.  Thank you very much for stopping by today.  It's appreciated!  Take care, hugs!


Paper:  SU, DCWV
Stamps:  Sweet'n Sassy(Beauty in the Sea, Ocean Paradise)
Ink:  SU(Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Crumb Cake, Old Olive)
Pearls:  Doodlebug
Stickles:  Ranger
Twine:  WeRMemory Keepers


  1. Adorable card! Love the sparkly water!

  2. So adorable! With it being 108 today I would LOVE to be at the beach!

  3. Wonderful beach scene, colors and design.

    Regards diane

  4. Take to this serene place! Beautiful!

  5. Oh my! Pure paradise indeed, Maria. I made a card with this S&S image recently, but I LOVE your version more. The stickles on the water is a brilliant touch. I like your style...can't help but follow you now! Going to snoop around the rest of your blog. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave me a sweet comment. Have a crafty weekend!
    xxx Asha
    Sunny Summer Crafts

  6. Oooh, So peaceful and serene Maria!! Would love to be sitting right there in that chair right now! 8-) Fabulous color combo too! Just Love this Lady! 8-)


  7. I want to live in that card! Your sister will love it. Beautiful colors and coloring!

  8. So FAB, Maria! LOVE the glistening water and the sequins on the umbrella!

  9. Aaah, this has such a relaxing feel to it, Maria!

  10. Hey Maria - your card is so wonderful! I agree with Kara Lynne - I would love to live in your card right now - it looks so relaxing!

  11. So pretty Maria! Love the shimmery accent on the waves! Makes me want to head off to a nearby beach and relax!

  12. Love, love this, Maria. The water is sparkling so beautifully. What a scene...just where I long to be.