Friday, June 13, 2008

PSA!

Did you know?
....IF you put an ice cold drink on top of a car that has been sitting in 100 degree heat....and that drink gets knocked over---the cold contents of the drink CAN ACTUALLY crack your windshield? It CAN. Ask me how I know....

One of my sweet Splitcoast friends emailed me the other day saying that during this hectic period....take a few minutes and imagine a place that brings you peace! So....here is a card sharing one of my favorite places on earth---

The Beach!

I created this simple card for the newest Gina K Designs release party and realized today that I never uploaded it to my blog or galleries (gasp!). The image and sentiment are from You Are My Sunshine.

I used my Scor-Pal to create the pattern on the caramel cardstock. I used a crimper to make the corrugated piece behind the main image. I love the simplicity of this. Just enough...



Here is a close up of the main circle and the braided hemp detail.

Materials used: You Are My Sunshine (Gina K Designs); brilliance black ink; Close to cocoa classic stamp pad (Stampin' Up!); cardstock-white, creamy caramel, banana, cool caribbean; Copic markers; Crimper (Fiskars); hemp (Hobby Lobby); Scor-Pal; paper piercing tool and mat pack (Stampin' Up!); circle punches (SU!); scalloped circle punch (SU!); dimensionals (SU!).

Thanks for stopping by!

22 comments:

peanutbee said...

Love it, Carolyn! Those flip flops are just too cute! I just went to the Gina K site today and saw great new set. Very cool!

Christina Fischer said...

Oh my gosh -- I love this! It's simple and peaceful -- just perfect! I'm wishing you simplicity and peace right now! :)

Marisa said...

Sounds like you need a hug so here you go((((HUG))). Hang in there :)

Rita said...

So pretty! luv the scored background & the corrugated piece, makes a beautiful unique card!

Amy said...

Great card! Interesting about the windshield...I've done it with a drinking glass, but not the windshield! Bummer!

Niki Estes said...

What a great card! Love the simplicity of the design and the the braided hemp. Definitely relaxing. Sorry about your windshield! That stinks!

Anita C said...

I am so sorry to hear about your windshield. I think these sort of things happen in our lives to keep us on our toes. On the bright side your card is simply perfect. I really like the braided hemp idea (must try that) and I really must make more use of my scor pal. Thanks for visiting my blog Carolyn and leaving me a message. It so makes my day to see that people are reading and leaving me feedback. I still have a grin on my face.
PS....I am soooooo ready for the beach :)

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh it is just so peaceful and serene like some quiet time at the beach!!! Well, in our dreams anyway!! LOL I'm soooooo sorry about your windshield......that does not sound like a fun day! I hope you are surviving and seeing the light at the end of the tunnel!!! Hugs!!

Ila said...

Fabulous card...love the flip flops!
Sorry to hear about your windshield....Wow!!..who'd have thought?....I will remember this tip.

Lynette said...

Bummer about the windshield. At least it's repairable with no permanent effects. I love your card - all the different 'textures' are very cool, and the braided cord is a great idea.

Patsy said...

Looking at this card, I can hear waves crashing the beach from our balcony (I wish) Great card. Love the basics.

Joan B said...

Adorable! I see you are moving to Texas? We are thinking of moving there in a few years. I wish you loads of luck!

Dawn Easton said...

Oh Carolyn, that card is so cute! I love the softness of it. Totally reminds me of sand and sky!

Sorry about your windshield...ack! I've needed mine replaced since winter but I'd rather spend my money on stamps ;)

Carol said...

Sorry about your windshield incident - hope it didn't completely ruin the day for you:(
Oh the other hand, this card is so simple and yet says so much! I love the colors, twisted hemp and scoring. Flip flops just make me think of summer fun, so this card instantly put me in a better mood. Wishing you a great weekend with no more drama! LOL GJ!

carole (TruCarMa) said...

Super sweet and summery! BTW -- I want to see a pic of the windshield -- I had no idea that could happen! Good to know. Just what you needed right now, huh?

stampmonkey said...

I think the beach makes most people feel happy and peaceful--great card! So simple and yet so perfect. The colors are saying BEACH! to me, loud and clear--wish I could go. Next month.... ;)

What a bummer about the windshield!...and the wasted cold drink on such a hot day. lol

Deb said...

Beautiful card Cammie, sorry to hear about your windshield, bold bummer!

Alexandra said...

Too adorable Carolyn - I just love those flip flops and this card screams beach!!!

Sorry about your window shield - just what you need in the middle of moving.....*STAMIPN HUGS* Alex

Donna said...

{{hugs}} this too shall pass...just have to keep walking through. sorry about the windshield - it sucks. love your beachy flip flop card - hang in there!

Christina said...

I'm sorry about your windshield!!
Sending you lots of sunshine & "beachy" hugs from warm Hawaii!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Such a sweet card! I LOVE it!

Melanie said...

ooh love the braid!!