Monday, August 23, 2010

The Ocean

I'm back!! it's hard to believe it's been almost a week since I last posted. Work was nuts and I just didn't have the energy, and yesterday we took the kids to the beach. Living on the east coast of Canada means there is a very shortr season in which we can go in the Atlantic. Yesterday was stunning, the water was gorgeous, the waves crashing and the beach reasonably quiet, a perfect summer afternoon. The ocean even inspired this card:

This is a Triangle fold card. I followed a great tutorial by Janis of Pause, Dream, Enjoy. You can find the tutorial HERE. I used Create a Critter to cut out the sea creatures. The stamp is from "Lots of Pun" by Joy's Life. I won it a few weeks ago from the amazing Ruthie. The paper is from an old stack I got at Michael's years ago, and have never used... the card stock is mostly Stampin Up, as is the ink I used.

Here are the challenges i am submitting this card for:
Cricut Cardz Challenge - anything goes
Paper Pretties - summer theme
ABC challenge - B is for BLUE
The Treehouse Thursday Challenge - under the sea
My Sheri Crafts - miss you
Secret Crafter - blue and cream

Last but not least, I wanted to share a pic of my daughter as she ran out of the water yesterday. I love the light in this picture, and would love to be able to say I did it on purpose, but it was just a happy accident :)

I will be back tomorrow, with a new card - I don't go back to work till Friday, that should leave lots of time for crafting - at least I hope it will :)

A la prochaine...


Neva said...

OMGosh Michelle so glad the ocean was cooperative to you. This is just fabulous. Thank you so much for playing along with the UNDER THE SEA challenge with us at Treehouse Thursday.

Janis said...

Beautiful! Your card and the picture of your daughter. Thank you so much for giving me the link back to here. I'm so glad you shared with me your triangle fold card. It turned out so great! Be careful.... they are addictive! :) Janis

Scrapping Cat said...

Wow, such a cute card, love the colors and your whale is too the shots from home too!!!

Ruthie said...

OMGosh Michelle! SOOOOOO cute! Aren't Joy's stamps so much fun!?! I will have to watch Janis' tutorial and try making one of those cards.

Wonderful picture of your daughter. :)

Caroline said...

love that!! TFS :)

TracieB xx said...

Absolutely gorgeous, the colours are lovely. Gonna have to pop over and have a look at the tutorial tfs.

Thank you for joining us over at SCS Challenge.

TracieB xx
SCSC DT Member

My Sheri CRAFTS said...

That card pattern was a perfect fit for this card! Beautiful pic of your daughter! Thanks for posting to myshericrafts this week!

Monica Ward said...

Very cute. I'll have to check out the tutorial. Thanks!

Virginia L. said...

How COOL!! Love the tri-fold card with the sea theme! Thanks for playing with us at Treehouse!

Cathy said...

Adorable! Thank you for joining in the ABC and SCSC this time.
Cathy xx

Princess Scrapper Stamper said...

This is very pretty!! I love the design of this, it's fabulous for sure!!

Thank you so very much for playing along with us at the Treehouse Stamps Thursday Challenge!

Heather Prince
aka: Princessheather

Helen said...

Fab card - what an unusual shape!
Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
Helen x

Karen Howard said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!!! Hugs, Karen

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