Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Flip-Flopping Away Today

Hello, blog friends!  As most of you know, I live in the deserts of Nevada where it's dry and hot.  There are no real beaches here, or anywhere to gather shells.  However, I had a lot of fun making this card, and just dreaming of being on a beach somewhere enjoying the sand between my toes. 
I made this card using some bright, fun Echo Park patterned papers.  I stamped Abigail and colored her with my Copics.   I dressed her in an outfit from the At The Beach stamp set, and also used the flip flops, pail, sea shell, sentiment, and bucket from this sweet stamp set.  I added some seam binding, machine stitching, and inking.  It's a fairly simple card, but all the bright colors make it look a bit busy.  But that's ok....Abigail is having fun at the beach wearing her flip-flops.
I'm excited to play along in a couple of fun challenges that I'm linking below, but I created my card primarily for the challenge at Words 2 Craft By simply because I SO wish I was at the beach wearing my flip-flops.  I thank you for stopping by today, and I hope you're having a blessed week!

Words 2 Craft By Challenge #W2CB55 - Flip-Flopping Away - Did you see Abigail's adorable little flip-flops?  They're SO cute.  By the way, I'm super sorry I didn't get my card posted until today.  I've been having some "technical difficulties" lately....LOL

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Simon Says "Make Your Own Background", so I used lots of brightly colored patterned papers to create my background for this fun flip-flop card.

CropStop Challenge - July - Anything Goes - I used lots of Tim Holz Distress Inks and Tombow Adhesive.


  1. Karen, This is absolutely adorable! I love your design choices, color palette, and that gorgeous ribbon. Well done! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Words 2 Craft By. :)

  2. Love the bright/happy background on your fun beach themed card! So happy you linked up to the Cropstop blog this month!

  3. Hi Karen! I'm back to share the good news that you're the winner of our W2CB Flip-Flopping Challenge! Please e-mail me at cards[dot]by[dot]sybrina[at]gmail[dot]com to make prize arrangements, including an invitation to join us for our September/October W2CB Challenge.

  4. Love the sweet mix of papers for your background, Karen! Thank you for playing with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  5. What a lovely cheerful card Karen - from a dull and wet day here it is lovely to see this cheerful card.

  6. That is so cute! Congrats on your win.

  7. A stamp named after me - Abigail - whoot whoot - OK so I am just Gail but I wanted to be an Abigail - anywhoo - lovely layout here Karen with all those beautiful patterned cardstocks - we have tons of beaches here in Michigan --- sad you have none??? Goodness - never thought of that - I went river rafting in Arizona - so I know they have some rivers in that stae- have a lovely weekend

  8. This is darling! What a cute iamge and great papers!!


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