Tuesday, July 17, 2012

~A Bit of Sand and Love~

I bought a container of sand months ago from Target for about 5 bucks, and I'm finally going to use it!

My girlies wondered what I would do with it.

I joked that if I missed Hawaii too much after getting back...I would pour it in a bowl and squish my toes in it. ;)

I didn't.

This sand is toe free (at least from my toesies). ;)

Funny thing, I could have shook out my shoes after getting back and I would have had the amount I used for this card.

For Free.

Oh well.

That wouldn't have been as classy, I guess. ;)

I love the patterned paper from the Authentique Fresh collection!

It's what's featured in the

I married this paper with some beautiful Waltzingmouse stamps from Paris Nouveau and French Country to create this anniversary card for my sister-in-law and her husband.

They love the beach.

I am also linking up to the

The Great Outdoors

In case you're wondering what die I used for the

inner greyish panel~ it was shaped with a large Spellbinders Lattice Rectangle die.

I fit a smaller piece just past the line where the rectangle becomes a border.

I think it looks beachy~almost like coral~ with interesting points.

I appreciate your visits so much~thank you for stopping by today friends! ;)

Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps Paris Nouveau and French Country
Ink: Tsukineko Memento Ink Morocco and Ranger Tim Holtz Broken China and Tea Dye distress inks
Paper: Authentique Fresh DP,Georgia Pacific white cardbase
Other:mini stapler,sand,clear bag


  1. What a great beach card (even the sand is on it!!LOL!!) love the vintage image and wonderful beachy blue colors! Pretty red accent stampings!

  2. EEK, love this beachy collage! Such a creative use of the French Country and Paris Nouveau stamps, they go along with the vintage image so well! Love the colors and the wavy paper....and the little packet of sand, so perfect!

  3. Great beachy card. I love the real sand.

  4. Very cute card!! Love the theme and the colors.

  5. OHHHHHHH! I love that you said this sand is "toe free"!! FUN! Great design and use of your sand:) LOOOOOOOOOVE x10!

  6. This is like a trip to the French Riviera!!! Love the Authentique paper (droool..) and that little bag of sand - so clever!

  7. Your card screams beach holiday!!! Love that paper - gotta have it. Thanks Marlena, for being a wonderful enabler!

  8. Just got those papers and love them!! Wonderful card!

  9. Love the vintage feel of your card and the pretty colours.

  10. very creative idea with the sand - beautiful card!

  11. Love the idea of including real sand on your card. Lovely vintage image too!

  12. Fantastic beach card--love all the wonderful elements! And how creative to include a bit of real sand! Love the cool, refreshing colors!

  13. Just so fabulous...love the sand too, a very clever touch.

  14. What a fabulous card...
    and such a creative take on the beach!!
    I love the bag of sand...
    makes it real! :)
    And that vintage image...
    I die!! :)

  15. Beautiful Marlena, I love he vintage image, and a great mix of challenges!

  16. Cracking card Marlena, LOVE the wee tiny packet of sand, this is more like a keepsake, sure hope it's not going to someone who won't keep it!! and thank you so much for playing along with us at WMS!

  17. Love this creative card Marlena…. so pretty and cute … love the pack of sand.

  18. So fun Marlena! I love how you added the sand right to your card. All the French accents, too, so fab! Glad you could party with WMS this month!

  19. Lovely card, the sands a fun touch :)

  20. I would so buy this card! In a second!! Great, great, great!!


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