Sunday, May 12, 2013

Sparks challenge: Trend Watch May 6-12, 2013

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Hello and happy Sunday to you all! I'd like to share a card I made last night for the current Sparks Challenge: Trend Watch from Paper Smooches:

And the inside:

My card is based off of this inspiration picture:

Go to your happy place? I'm all for hopping in a sailboat and sailing to a tropical island! That would definitely be a happy place for me! LOL! I used two PS stamp sets for this card plus a border die to make the waves. It came together pretty quick once I decided what to do. (Which was a process of looking through all my beachy/nautical themed paper, looking at a bunch of sketches to see if one would work. Getting frustrated because all of THAT took about two hours. Walking away to go fill a glass of wine. While doing that, I thought up this scene.) Yep, true story! LOL! Ironically, I used paper from Echo Park's Metropolitan Dot's and Stripes collection! Go figure!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great day!

Stamps: Paper Smooches - Wicked Nauticool, Get Outta Town

Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Ladybug
DP: Echo Park - Metropolitan Dots and Stripes
Card stock: Bazzill Basics (red); Recollections (white, kraft)
Adhesives: SA by 3L - MyStik; Elmer's extra strength glue stick
Accessories: Grand Calibur; Paper Smooches Borders 1 Die; Marvy Uchida markers; Martha Stewart score tool


  1. Great card Chris!!! Don't forget to swing by and pick me up on your boat before you head south :)

  2. Great design! Love the scene you created with the sailboat, seagulls, and striped paper waves. Thanks for joining us at Paper Smooches SPARKS!

  3. What a great card and that sentiment is so true. I love how you did the water.

  4. Absolutely LOVE this card, Chris! Fabulous scene you created with those stamps, and I adore the sentiment. The striped paper you finally settled on makes an absolutely perfect ocean!

  5. Wine solves many of my problems as well ;) Sometimes you just have to wait for the idea to strike ya, I guess. I love how it turned out!

  6. What a fun card- I love that you decorated the inside (I really need to remember to try this sometime!!)!! Perfect design for the nautical theme:) THANKS so much for playing along with us and joining in the fun with the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge:)

    ***I know I'm late in leaving this comment-- time got away from me this week!!! Hope you will join in the fun again for the Designer Drafts challenge-- and even try out for the PSS DT call:)


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