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Spring Break Beach Days

Spring Break Beach Days

I know here in the USA many are enjoying spring break.  Our spring break was a few weeks ago and the funny thing is, the beach was never seen.  I’m not sure how that happened, but we did enjoy 4 days seeing Mickey.

Living here in the Florida panhandle, you know the time frame for spring break.  Getting anywhere in our little town of Pensacola means you might take longer than the average 15 minutes.  Beach traffic is high but I have to say it brings me happiness.  I love to see so many people come to enjoy our beautiful white sandy beaches.  They are simply beautiful.


Day at the Beach

Spring Break, Day at the Beach, Stampin' Up!


If you missed yesterday’s post using the Day at the Beach stamp set, make sure to see the other card I created with this set HERE. This stamp is so much fun and especially with the beautiful line art.

The images from this set are simple to watercolor with a Blender Pen or Aqua Painter and the line art makes fussy cutting quick and easy.

Tips & Tricks 

A few tips to create this card.

  • I started this card with a Whisper White Thick cardstock base 4-1/4″ x 11.  Then I added Daffodil Delight cardstock 4″ x 5-1/4″ as a card layer along with a piece of Gold Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate over the Daffodil Delight at an angle.
  • I created a background for the stamped images by using a piece of Watercolor Paper and creating a fun watercolor wash using Crumb Cake ink.
  • The images were stamped onto Whisper White cardstock then watercolored using a Blender Pen.  I fussy cut each of the images.

Spring Break, Day at the Beach, Stampin' Up!

  • Lastly, the greeting comes from the hostess stamp set Iconic Occasions.  It’s in the Occasions catalog on page 3.  I love these tiny greetings perfect for banners.

Spring Break, Day at the Beach, Stampin' Up!

Going Going Going!

Yes, sadly I realize the Day at the Beach stamp set is on the Retired List.   You can find this stamp set HERE if it’s on your wish list.  Remember, this stamp set is perfect for all kinds of crafty projects and especially fun for scrapbookers.

Click HERE to download the retired list.

Spring Break, Day at the Beach, Stampin' Up!


You can find the products used for this project in the clickable links below. 

Spring Break, Day at the Beach, Stampin' Up!

Now the question is…. what are you doing for spring break? Are you going to enjoy the beach? Disney? Or maybe the best spring break to me is a staycation.  Ahhh… to just sleep in my bed past 7am!

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Say Goodbye Ray of Sunshine

Say Goodbye Ray of Sunshine

Sunshine is what ya’ll bring to my life.

As I read many of your comments and emails from yesterday’s post I sit and smile because you truly bring a ray of sunshine to my life.  I can’t thank you enough for 1. reading my mayhem, and 2. being so kind!  I’m blessed and grateful.


Ray of Sunshine

Stampin’ Up!’s Ray of Sunshine stamp set has been one of my favorites since it arrived and I’m sad to see this set go.  Living in the sunshine state I’ve found many uses for this stamp set.  Plus, who doesn’t like a little sunshine sent to them in the mail?


Sunshine, Ray of Sunshine, Stampin' Up!


Sunshine, Ray of Sunshine, Stampin' Up!


You know how much I love fonts and this set stood out from the beginning because of the fonts used in this set.  They are different and have a little sassiness to them.  I love that.

Create It!

Sunshine, Ray of Sunshine, Stampin' Up!

Creating this card is not hard at all.  There are a few layers and some created with ink.

  1. Fold a piece of Whisper White Cardstock in half. (4-1/4 x 11). Tip: I use Whisper White Thick cardstock for all of my card bases.  Love how sturdy this cardstock is.
  2. Adhere a piece of Basic Black cardstock to the card base using Fast Fuse.  Adhere a piece of Whisper White cardstock (4 x 5-1/4″) to the Basic Black cardstock using dimensionals.
  3. Die cut a piece of Hello Honey cardstock (4 x 4-1/4″) using the Sunburst Thinlits Die.  Adhere this over the Whisper White cardstock using Fast Fuse adhesive.
  4. Die cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock using the Lots of Labels Framelits (2-1/2 x 4-1/8).  Punch a piece of scrap cardstock using a 2″ Circle punch.  Lay this piece down onto the Whisper White die cut to use as a template to create the sun rays.  Using Tangelo Twist ink (retiring) stamp the largest sun ray image around the template.  Using Hello Honey ink, stamp the smallest sun ray in between the large sun ray.  Remove template.
  5. Punch a 2″ Circle from Tangelo Twist cardstock.  Stamp the circle image using Hello Honey ink onto a scrap piece of Hello Honey cardstock.  Stamp the face into the center using Basic Black. Punch image out using a 1-3/4″ Circle Punch.  Adhere over the Tangelo Twist circle punch using dimensionals.  Poke holes around the Tangelo Twist circle punch using a Paper Piercing Tool.  Attach this piece over the sun rays.
  6. Splatter Tangelo Twist ink over image using an Aqua Painter.
  7. Stamp Happy Birthday Sunshine onto a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock using Basic Black ink.  Trim very close to each of the words.  Attach to the label die cut.  Attach a small piece of a Tea Lace Doily to the back left side of the label die cut.  Swirl Gold Thread behind the label die cut and attach to the card front using dimensionals.
  8. Enjoy!


I love to hear from you if you re-create this or use this stamp set.  Share with me what you are creating.  If anything, I hope this helps to inspire you to bring a ray of sunshine in someones life.  Lord knows we can all use it.

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Color Inspiration 
This color combination might look as if Halloween is around the corner… but it’s not.  Try this color combination today using the Ray of Sunshine stamp set.
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TGIF- It’s a Sketch!

TGIF- It’s a Sketch! 



TGIF, Challenges, Stampin' Up!

TGIFC16, Sketch Challenge

Oh boy!  It’s Friday and it’s time for a sketch!! Remember, we would love for YOU to take part in these challenges.  We have great designers and participants.  You will DEFINITELY be inspired.

This week I tried something a little different.

I decided to try my hands at the Starburst technique since I thought it was perfect-o for this sketch.  First, I love this sketch because I love love love the SUNSHINE.  Don’t you? Even though it still so dang hot here I love the heat.

TGIF16, Sunshine, I think You're Great stamp set


A couple things about this card when I was designing.  When I used the Gold Designer Vellum it was blending too much into the Whisper White cardstock.  To make this pop a little more I used a ruler and my Project Life Journaling Pens to create a straight line along side the edge of the vellum.  As you can see it wasn’t perfect but I’m totally okay with that.

The cloud with the “HI” inside it comes from the I Think You’re Great stamp set.  I think this set is perfect for anyone because who doesn’t like to be told they’re GREAT once in awhile?  I will definitely use for my kiddos.


I think You're Great stamp set, TGIFC16, Stampin' Up!


Okay! It’s YOUR turn.  I can’t wait to see how you interpret this sketch.  See what the other TGIF designers have created HERE.

Have a GREAT day and stamp something pretty!!