Tuesday, June 8, 2010

The Sweet Smells of Summer~with Candy!

Ah...Summer! Our Stamp Simply Ribbon Store Design Team is celebrating "The Sweet Smells of Summer..." in this month's blog hop! Such a glorious time of the year!


I decided to go with beach glass colors, crisp gingham, and a beachy scene--
can't you just smell the fresh air?!?

I began my card with an image from JustRite's new release, "By the Sea," available from the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store. This new set features four summery images, as well as four different border possibilities. Good news~~Sharon is RUNNING A SALE ON ALL JUSTRITE PRODUCT IN STOCK at the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store -- 20% OFF entire inventory of IN STOCK items of JustRite!

I stamped the beach scene with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, then colored it with numerous Copic Sketch markers. Spellbinder Classic Oval dies (also from the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store) were used to create the image panel and frame.

I just love the bluegreen tones of beach glass...this crisp gingham paper is October Afternoon's "Fly a Kite" (Stamp Simply Ribbon Store). It has an old fashioned feel, bringing back memories of a gingham sleeveless blouse from when I was young.

A bit of May Art's Ivory Crocheted Ribbon (Stamp Simply Ribbon Store) adds a lacey border touch.


Now, for the best part! Sharon is offering up a sweet gift of blog candy! The Stamp Simply Basic Grey Cappella Kit will go to one fortunate person! Be sure to see all of the sweet details on Sharon's Stamp Simply Ribbon Store and blog.

The rest of the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store design team have come up with some glorious projects:

Thanks so much for joining in on our hop today--I hope that you found some new ideas that you can use! Best wishes in winning the blog candy!





76 comments:

Linby said...

A gorgeous card - I had to read to make sure that gingham was paper - it looks just like fabric.
Linbyx

Jerri Jimenez said...

So beautiful Deb, I love the beautiful paper you chose for the design!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Deb, I always love visiting your blog - Linda Duke

Sharon said...

The card is just lovely - love the colors. It makes you want to jump into the card and relax for a spell. Thanks for sharing.

Holly aka Toy said...

I am so in love with this card. The simplicity is striking and the lace...well I do love lace! Excellent job!

Luanne said...

Beautiful! Love the distressed edges with the crochet lace. It has a summery cottage feel. Wonderful!

Silvergirl said...

Oh my word!!! This is beach-y wonderful!!! I really love this set of images. OK... I need to shop!

huntla1 said...

I love this little beach scene. It has the feel of a cute little beach cottage. Love the lace that you used.

Velta said...

What a glorious image! Your coloring and matching paper/embellishments are just perfect!!!

Lillian Child said...

Can't go wrong with gingham and lace - love it!

Rhonda said...

I'm ready for the beach. Cool, relaxing card.

Doris said...

Beautiful summery card! I just LOVE everything you did with it!

Kelly Massman said...

I just love everything about your card. The beach is my favorite place to be! The green gingham and lace just add a great touch to your card!

Betsy said...

Love that gingham too! And nothing complements gingham like lace so you put together the perfect layers...nothing quite like it to shout "SUMMER!"

Kathy H said...

Lovely!

cristinoel said...

Nice summer scene..wish i was there.

Charlette Finley said...

Oh I just love this card. The beach scene and those summer colors. Nothing says summer like gingham! Let's go to the beach! Wonderful job and TFS.

Holly said...

Ohhhhhhh so calming and peaceful!

chaun said...

Love the distressed edges and crochet trim. This is so peaceful...makes one want to be there!

Glenn & Beth said...

I always look forward to see what you have created.
Your colors are great-reminds me of trips to the beach when I was younger. Thanks for sharing!

Lyn said...

What an inviting scene on your beautiful card. Love the gingham paper and the color and the lace and....the entire design, LOL! Thanks, Deb.

Susan G said...

Gingham just says Summer. Great color choice.

Lueyes said...

What a lovely card!

Heidi Karpen said...

Such a simple, pretty card- love the turquoise gingham paper! Makes you wish you were at the beach instead of work-lol!

Sillyfilly said...

I love your card. You did a great job on the coloring. I love this set.

Auntie Em said...

So beautiful! I love the distressed edges and the little touch of green in the waves to match that gorgeous gingham paper!
Thanks for sharing! :o)

Marlene (cards4u) said...

WOW!! Love the soft vintage feel your DP,lace, and distressing bring! Have A Great Day : )

Sherry Cheever said...

So beautiful Deb. I LOVE your distressed edges!!!!

Little GTO said...

More beach memories! My grandma lived in LA when I was little. W went to the beach one time when I was real little. I was quite upset because someone put salt i the water. Thanks for the memories.
Sharon L

Colleen Dietrich said...

That is definitely beachy! The gingham, the beach glass color, the serene picture by the shore....I can smell the salt air.

Cyndee said...

Yes, it makes me wish I was there! What a lovely card. You did such a nice job on the coloring.

Rachel Hope said...

So tranquil! I need a spot like that to relax! :)

Carla (cmsuto) said...

What a beautiful card, Deb! I love the crisp gingham and the wonderful colored beach scene!

Playing with Paper said...

This card is stunning! I just love it you can almost smell the ocean!!! I love'n that gingham paper too.

Pati said...

Pretty card! I love your coloring of the stamp and that paper is very summery, brings back some gingham and lace memories of mine also :)

Lynne Phelps said...

Gingham really does say summer, doesn't it? Love all the distressed edges and layers. This card says "Beach Cottage" to me!

Purple Princess said...

Very pretty card!

lovetostamp said...

This is sure a great card. I love that gingham - it is so sweet. Thanks for sharing your art.

LynneZ

jackielwatson said...

Awesome card, the gingham paper is lovely very old fashion. I love your card it makes me think of the beach.

Sandra said...

oh my, I love it!
Very nice!
Sandra

Anonymous said...

Great job! I love the pretty paper you used.

Debbie said...

Perfect card! Your coloring is out of this world.

Your blog is terrific too!

take care,

Debbie Reaves

dinosaur said...

I love the gingham. It makes the card so summery.

craft_princess said...

Great beach scene!!

newfiecrafter said...

Beautiful card great beach scene.Makes you want to go to the beach and relax

Kelly G said...

Love the gingham paper. Your card certainly does smell like summer too!

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

oh my is this lovely, wow..I adore the designer paper and your coloring!

enjoy *~*

acs004 said...

Love this stamp set. Have to add it to my collection. Beautiful card.

Brenda said...

Really nice card. Love the beach scene layered on the gingham looking paper. Great job.

Peggy said...

This is a wonderful summer card. I love the paper, image, distressing and lace.
God bless!
Peggy Allen

Bek said...

I LOVE it, the paper is just perfect and the vintage lace looks great! Thanks for sharing!

Sylvia from Minnesota said...

This card gives a nice shabby chic beachy feel, thanks for sharing.

Patti J said...

First, I love your blog header. Very pretty! Your card is just delightful. I can almost hear the waves! Great job - thanks for sharing!

D Perry said...

Your card is great! I love the distressed edges. I've gotta try that. Oh, I love your blog header too! Please keep bringing us the amazing card ideas!

ElleK said...

You really drew me into the scene. I love the lace underneath the image. Beautiful! Ellek

Cassie_lu said...

love the paper you used with the image. great card

Sue D said...

Ahhh! So relaxing--I can hear the sounds of the waves looking at your card!

marilynwillauer said...

Nice card, love the color, and the edges of all the cards is terrific, how do you do that? Thanks for sharing.

corinna said...

Oh my goodness....I am in LOVE with the gingham and the beachy feel of this card. Thanks for the inspiration!

Kathy W said...

This is one of my most favorite summer cards that I have seen. I like the gingham, the vintage feel, and the wonderful distressed edges of the layers. Thanks for this beautiful inspiration.

Barb ((GrandmaUpNorth) said...

Love your beach scene. Love, love, love the gingham

claudia @ ljcullen_az@yahoo.com said...

Cute card - I can really smell the ocean.

Janet L. said...

Wow! I love your card. The colors and details are all beautiful! I especially like the mint gingham. Thanks for sharing your talents.

Cherie said...

Wow! Your card is beautiful! Love the gingham paper and the distressed edges! TFS!

Toni said...

Love this card! Its my first visit to your blog- it won't be the last! :)

SherylH said...

Beautiful -- love the gingham pattern and the ivory crocheted ribbon.

DeniseB said...

How very pretty. Love the gingham check and the crochet ribbon trim.
DeniseB

connie said...

beautiful card. love the paper and ribbon you used.

Anonymous said...

Hi Deb~

I love this card! I think it is wonderful that you put a card of the beach directly across from a scripture referring to a sun-scorched land! Perfect!

I love the Gingham paper! I thought it was fabric! It is just fabulous! And, that stamp is so perfect! I was very pleased to see that you did not include a big circle of oil right off of the coast!

We are praying the oil will not destroy our beautiful gulf beaches and marine life here in Florida. I hope you don't mind, but if your readers see this...please pray, too, if you are so moved.

I love our beautiful beaches--they are almost as beautiful as you can color them, Deb!

He IS Able,
Traci S.

Kathryn Moffatt said...

Such a pretty card!

Helen L said...

so beautiful: I think this is my favorite card of the hop!! I love how the paper looks like fabric, and how your choice of the lace ribbon adds to the feel, and your color choice is just perfect for a beach feel. Great work!!!

Pat said...

Love your card. Paper give the impression of fabric!! Love it

Becki B said...

I love the gingham and your coloring is fabulous!

Bluemoon said...

Fabulous card. I can just imagine being on the beach at the ocean. It sure does look like fabric, wow!

StampinCathy said...

This is beautiful. This card makes me want to go to the beach.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Beautiful card! Love the coloring and that gorgeous lace! :o)