Thursday, July 25, 2013

Designer Challenge "Summer Theme".......{MCT}

Morning and welcome to another 
My Creative Time Guest Designer project!
Today starts a new Designer's Challenge over at My Creative Time~ this one being hosted by the super talented Amy! 
Her challenge~
 a Summer Theme!!
This can be anything that you associate with summertime~ bbq, beach, vacations, a certain color palette, picnic~ really just ANYTHING Summery!

So here is the card I inspiration for this comes from wishing I was Just Chillin! on the beach in South Carolina...unfortunately we wont be doing that this summer... no time to get away :( Such a bummer, but since I can't make it to the beach I can dream about it...LOL!
For my card I started out with a white card base and that fun beach wave paper from Echo Park~ A Perfect Summer. Before attaching my mat to the card base, I added some machine stitching around the border, because, well I really have a hard time not using my sewing machine....LOL! The sun, umbrella and beach chair and both star fish are all from the  Day at the Beach cutting file from Pretty Paper Pretty Ribbon also cut using the matching papers from the Echo Park paper pack. Before adding my embossing on the sand, I stamped my sentiment~ a perfect one for my beach scene from My Creative Time~ Things I Love.... new release stamp set.
I did end up using pop dots for the umbrella and sun to give my card some more dimension. I also added some glossy accents to the starfish (kinda hard to see in the picture).

So there is my challenge inspiration. I hope you have enjoyed my card. Make sure to stop on over at My Creative Time for more awesome DT inspiration!!
Thanks so much for stopping by and have a GREAT day!!!

Entering this into the following challenges:
Die Cuttin Divas~ Twice is Nice (2 star fish)
My Craft Spot~ Sew Fun
DL Art~ Linky Party
Everyday is an Occasion~ Linky Party
Little Scrap Pieces~ Pool Party
Krafty Girls~ Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown~Toes in the Sand
Paper Playtime~ Pattern Paper


  1. Fabulous beach scene - love all cuts and wonderful embossing and papers. TFS

  2. now this is my kind of scene.. totally love it..

  3. Wow, what a fabulous scene! THe cuts are so awesome and you did a great job on the arrangement! So much dimension and the best scene ever...I am SO ready to head to a place like that. No vacation until Sept BUT boy I am counting down the!
    Have a great day my friend!
    Sherrie K

  4. love your card :) told you you would get "hooked" on the sewing!! lol
    have a great day my friend :)

  5. So FABULOUS!!! LOVE the scene, sure makes you want to "Chill" :)

    Have a GREAT day my friend!

  6. What an adorable card! Love your chillin beach scene!

  7. Super fun card! All the textures and stitching looks fabulous! I WANT TO BE THERE RIGHT NOW...LOL! Thanks for playing at My Craft Spot!

  8. Makes me want to go to the beach. Love it.

  9. Jessica ~ I want to be on your beach for sure! This whole scene is seriously AMAZING! I LOVE the dimension you gave everything and the details to everything! AWESOME card as always! Add this to my pile! So happy to be back to my stalking!

  10. This is one relaxing card,love your beach scene....

  11. Jessica, this summer scene is perfect. I like everything about it. :)

  12. oohhhh love the patterned paper you used on here especially on that umbrella, it really adds a lot of dimension to this... and now I want to go to the beach hehehehe!

  13. this is amazing, Jessica!! I love all the details!! Thanks for playing with us at Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons!!

  14. AWESOME job with your GREAT beach theme card Jessica!!! It just looks AMAZING my sweet friend!!!Have a SUPER weekend!!!!:)

  15. wish I was in that chair on the beach....would need a nice drink in my hand...great card thanks for joining the lsp challenge...Karen

  16. I definitely could use this kind of relaxation. Great Card my friend.

  17. Love your totally fun scene you created, so perfect for the challenge! Very glad you joined us this week :)

  18. This is just fab!

    Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown for our Toes in the Sand challenge!


    Julie x

  19. So cute! Your cards are always so detailed and beautiful! Thank you for playing along with us at Krafty Girls!

  20. I can't believe you found so many challenges to enter this beautiful card in. Great job on the design! Very summery.
    quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

  21. What a fun little scene, Jessica! The de-bossed sand looks fabulous - as does your stitching.

    I'm so sorry you won't be able to take a holiday to the beach this summer - but hope you'll have time for some relaxation!!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

    Small Bits of Paper

  22. I want to be sitting in that chair right now!! What an awesome scene you've created!! The texture to the sand is fabulous and as always, your stitching is amazing!! Love this my friend - just looking at it relaxes me and makes me happy :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  23. What a lovely creation, Jessica. Thanks for dipping your Toes in the Sand!
    Asha - Tuesday Throwdown DT
    Sunny Summer Crafts

  24. Such a fun card, definitely screams summer fun!! Thanks for joining us over at Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons :)

  25. ooohhh...I want to be THERE! What a wonderful summertime card. I love the fun beach scene you created! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons!

  26. GORGEOUS card! What a wonderful scene! LOVE all the fun elements and how well they work together! Thanks so much for joining us at My Craft Spot!!!

  27. I love, love, love your card. It came out great. Thanks for joining the PPPR Summer Challenge.

  28. Jessica you are so talented and creative!! Your card is perfect for the PPPR Summer challenge!

  29. Super beach scene!!! Great embossing on the sand!!! Love the papers for the umbrella!!!!

  30. What a fun summer scene! Awesome card, Jessica! Thank you so much for joining us for the PPPR Summer Fun Challenge. :)

  31. This card is AWESOME!!! Love the texture and patterned paper. Thanks for playing along with us over at Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons =D

    ~ Ana Maria PPPR DT

  32. Wow, love this little scene. Thanks for playing with us at PPPR