Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Happy Mother's Day - RS#62

Good Morning my lovelies! I can't believe that it's been over a week since I last posted anything! I've been away having fun at our annual 'Girl's Week at the Beach'. My sister's good friend (and neighbor) owns a beach house on Topsail Island in NC, and we've been renting it for the last few years at this time to get away from hubbys, kids, life, reality, etc. and to celebrate my sister's birthday, which was this past Sunday. I'll talk more about it but first I want to share a card I made using the current Retro Sketch #62:

Here's the inside:

and the sketch:

I kept it simple and followed the sketch closely. After I stamped the image, I colored it lightly with Prismacolor pencils, just to give it a hint of color. I fussy cut and popped it using some foam squares onto an ombre panel. I really like how the hint of color in the image looks against that bold ombre background.

So, quick-like, getting back to the beach, even though I didn't bring any paper crafting supplies, I did do some crafting! Mary did some updating in her house and one of the things she did was add a cute little shelf in the master bathroom. She asked me to glue some seashells to the shelf to give it a more beachy look. Here's what I did:

Simple and easy to do! Mary had the glue gun there already and we just used found shells! How cool is that?! If you are interested in renting a beach house, THIS is the house to rent! She has everything there! (well, you do have to bring your own food, booze, and clothes! LOL!) Here is a link to the beach house: Nextasea  to get information on this house and see some pictures of it. (Ok, so I told Mary that was going to blog about the shelf, but didn't tell her that I was going to try to get her house rented! LOL!)

Thanks for stopping by and I hope that you all have a wonderful day!


Stamps: Unity Stamp Co. - April 2012 KOM; Hero Arts (Happy Mom's Day); MFT (Enjoy...)
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
DP: American Crafts - Color Crush
Card stock: Bazzill Basics
Adhesives: SA by 3L - MyStik, 3D foam squares; Glue Dots
Accessories: Prismacolor pencils; Doodlebug twine


  1. Great card Chris...love the sketch too...you did a great job with it!
    Hope you had a good time at the beach! WOW that house looks lovely!!

  2. I want to go! Although really, it would be better if the booze were supplied too :) lol!
    Love your card - and that shelf is gorgeous!

    1. Many wine bottles were killed this past week! LOL!

  3. What a cute card. That stamp is perfect for a mom card. Love the shelf. I'm planning to do our new bathroom in a beach theme and will have to make one of these for it.

  4. Ooh, a week at the beach with the girls! How lovely! So happy for you, Chris! Love the beachy shelf you crafted up. So fun to use shells you all found instead of some store bought ones. And really sweet Mother's Day card. Love the bouquet with the light color wash. Looks awesome fussy cut like you did!


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