06 July 2013

Ocean Love

Happy weekend!  I've been been on a couple of mini vacations over the last week or so. Definitely feeling relaxed.  We've had a crazy busy and somewhat stressful time over the last six weeks so we definitely needed the down time.

First off, I must apologize for the lack of a Paper Made Bakery post on Friday.  My kit still hasn't arrived!  Dang post office!  I will be missing this Friday too as I am away for work this coming week.  Many apologies.

So, one of my mini vacations was to visit my fabulous friend Jill in California.  We have soooo much in common.... really wish we lived closer.  However, I'm just so happy we got to visit for a couple of days.  We got some crafting time while the guys went off to do... something.  I was able to get 2 cards done... just for fun!  It's been a long time since I made a card that wasn't for DT work or a publication call. I did a card for the Paper Smooches Sparks Trend Watch Challenge - Ocean.  Well, you know how much I love the ocean (well, maybe you didn't, but know you do) so couldn't resist playing along.

This next card is... just because.... ;) .  I'm using it for a friend who is turning 40 next week.  She is so fabulous but not feeling fabulous about turning 40 so hope this brightens her day.  I know fussy cutting out two of those flowers did not brighten my day. ;)  A few curse words may have come out of my mouth...

I wish I had made more to share.  I was just having trouble with finding inspiration.... had to pour over my trusty Crafty Goodness Pinterest gallery to find some.

Hope you're having a wonderful weekend.
Thanks so much for stopping by.

Card details:
Happy Place - 4.25"x5.5"
Stamps:  Paper Smooches Get Outta Town & Wicked Nauticool
Paper: kraft card stock, Glitz Uncharted Waters
Ink: A Muse Studio Slate & Ocean, VersaMark
Accessories: Freckled Fawn blue waves washi tape, corner rounder punch, The Twinery Ocean Baker's Twine

Just Because - 4.25"x5.5"
Stamps: Simon Says Stamps Flower Friend
Paper: white & kraft card stock, Studio Calico May 2013 card kit (patterned paper)
Ink:  Memento Dandelion & Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Doodlebug gem, Hemptique twine, corner rounder punch, vellum leaf


  1. Gorgeous cards Glenda :) LOVE the first one especially!!

  2. Yay for mini vacation with crafty time just for you! Your cards are both delightful and fun!

  3. So sorry to hear about your mail woes! But vacation sounds great. Love the layers on that first card!

  4. I love the little mini-collage on your PS card, Glenda! The second one is true CAS goodness. Glad you were able to have some fun me/us time, you deserve it!

  5. I love them both Glenda!
    I truly appreciate your sense of design and your use of negative space!
    (so happy you had a wonderful w-e too)

  6. Huge congrats on your Featured Player shout-out - well deserved, too. That card is so fun! So are the fussy-cut flowers - glad to know I'm not the only one who occasionally mutters (or yells) four-letter words while creating ;)
    Super glad to hear that you are getting some relaxing done - it sounds like you were in dire need of it!

  7. I just love these cards, Glenda! I love the simplicity of that first card--great colors!! LOVE! THANKS so much for joining in the fun and playing along with the Paper Smooches SPARKS TW Ocean challenge!!! I hope you will try our sketch challenge this week <3

  8. GORGEOUS!!! LOVE the color combo - and the fun anchor! So glad you played along with us this week at Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge!!!


  9. I am a witness - she does love the ocean and she did curse over cutting out those flowers. Surprisingly, all was at peace with the world when she made the knot. Nautical girl all the way ;)

  10. These cards are a perfect share, Glenda, especially as you've been so busy! They are superb! The fussy cutting was definitely worth it! Your visit with Jill sounds so relaxing and fun!!

  11. Both cards are awesome. I LOVE the anchor card. It's so perfect...

  12. love both of these amazing cards!


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