Sunday, July 27, 2014

I'm Back and With a Beach Card


From my card, I imagine you can guess that I've been away to the beach. We were in Panama City Beach with my family. We all got a condo together. When we returned, I took some more time off to catch up on some of my duties over on SCS.  This card reminds me of my 4 yr. granddaughter playing in the sand. My card was for two challenges on Splitcoaststampers: CAS-A Day at the Beach and TLC491-And She Scores!

I used die cuts from Impression Obsession for the pail and shells. I love those dies. The paper was PTI white cardstock and Graphic 45/By the Sea Collection...love that paper pad. The sentiment is from Mark's Finest Papers and Stamps/Silly Shells.

Would you like to have this folder?  I have a very small giveaway for my wonderful, faithful readers. I've missed all of you.  Just leave a comment by midnight central time Saturday, August 2nd and the winner will be announced next Monday, August 4th. 




I have one of these folders and I think it can be made into a cute card for Christmas.

I'll leave you with a pretty photo of the beach. I don't recall seeing the water ever look prettier.


My little munchkin/s are somewhere in that pool. They had a great time together.





19 comments:

Sue said...

Oh wow Benzi that water looks so inviting right now with the heat we are having here!! Your card is gorgeous love the whole design. Glad to see you back I've missed your fab creations but glad you've had a brilliant time..huggles Sue xx

Irish Cherokee said...

It is obvious you had a great time. Bet it was tough to come home! perfect card for the summer and vacation time. Nicely done.

The shore scenes are spectacular. Good photography.

Blessings
Jim

Cathy said...

Yea you 're back! I missed you! Glad you had family time. I love your card! I moved so haven't posted lately!

Beebeebabs said...

Welcome back my friend - such a great card tfs!!!

Lynne in NI said...

Ohhh I'll bet you had a fun time with the munchkins building sandcastles! That beach looks amazing... there's nothing nicer than going for a paddle in the ocean!
Beautiful happy card too xx
Good to have you back :)

Carol L said...

Welcome Back hugs! I've missed you but wished you a wonderful vacation at the same time! TFS these wonderful pictures, and the water looks just dreamy! I'm thinking it's good to be home, but you probably miss that heavenly view :)
Great card with the beach theme too! I especially like the little "recipe card" at the top with the images and starfish! I'm so glad you had such a nice time with your family :)

JD/ Jill said...

Welcome back! So great to see your beautiful cards again. I knew right away what paper you used. I bought that paper pack too, but haven't made anything with it yet. I guess I better do it soon...summer will soon be over.

So happy to hear that you had a nice time. I'm also glad that you posted these great pics! I haven't seen a beach for 7 years...
Love that folder...

jimlynn said...

Welcome home!! What a wonderful vacation you must have had and the picture of the beach (and pool) is so inviting! Wasn't it absolutely wonderful to get away for a while!
Love your card too - almost as good (OR BETTER) as being at the beach! LOL! That sand pail makes me want to take a trip now! Love your card!!!
Lynn

MaryH said...

Hi Benzi, so glad you are back after a wonderful time spent with your family. What lovely pictures, and looks as though you had great beach weather too. Loved your card. Those IO dies are just terrific with the G-45 motif you selected. And how perfect is that sentiment stamp?! It almost makes me homesick!!! Loved the card & great job on it too. Hugs & TFS

Theresa said...

Looks like a great time had at the beach with your family! Enjoyed the photos. Love your beachy card! Have a great week.

Bonnie said...

What a fun card, Brenda! I love that little bucket full of shelves and the bright, happy colors you've used! Glad you had a good time with your family. Looks like a wonderful place to vacation together. Happy memories I'm sure! (Love that EF. Wouldn't it be cute embossed on watercolor paper and colored?)

NanaConnie said...

Love the card, Benzi, especially the Wish on a Starfish part. :-D Fabulous photos, too! Makes me feel like I was there with you.

Shirley said...

Your card is wonderful and fun!! A real sign of where you've been hanging out!! TFS the wonderful vacation photos!! TY for the offer, Brenda, but I have so much stamping stuff I should open up a store. Your fold is fun though and I know lucky person will love it!!! Beautiful and pretty summer card!

Desire Fourie said...

A gorgeous summery card and wow your beach and pool photos are stunning. Pleased you had a great time away.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

crafty-stamper said...

fabulous CAS card love the Graphic 45 papers and great dies
-love the photos
Carol x

Joann Burton said...

I was wondering when you would get home. Looks like a beautiful time. I love your wonderful card. So glad you are back...Hugs, joann sassy raggedy

aussie aNNie said...

Welcome back though going by your beautiful photos I think I know where I'd much rather be...looks fabulous and your card is adorable. That little bucket looks so real.
Thanks for the chance to win as well.xx
♥aNNie The Journey is the Start


Loll Thompson said...

Hi Benzi. So glad you had a wonderful holiday ... the pics of the beach and resort are gorgeous!

Love this beachy card ... so fun, bright, and creative. Loll xx

Maria said...

Looks like you had a great time away with family! The beach and pool pics look gorgeous! Your card is so lovely with beach theme! Sorry that I'm behind in my blogging! Hope you are having a great weekend, hugs!:-)