Friday, July 15, 2016


Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge #202: Join us in this week’s challenge combining Colonial White and any 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or all 6 of the following CTMH Browns: Cocoa, Chocolate, Saddle, Cashmere, Champagne and Desert Sand. Look forward to seeing your inspirations for this color challenge. We encourage you to use CTMH products; however you may use any products to participate using closest to colors...and still join in the fun. 

I like the challenge of using all the colors; however sometimes found it a little difficult ...but I did it... and also used the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #168, and "Pool or Beach" theme at Bitten By the Bug 2.  

The first photo is the Sketch for Atlantic Hearts; but I chose to flip the sketch to allow for my Banner or Beach Sign/Sentiment. 

INSPIRATION and MEMORIES:  My inspiration came with the colors and memories of family vacations at a Canadian Resort and Lodge with our cottage being right by the Beach. My sister was quite talented in making castles and villages in the sand.  She hired my sister and I to fetch pails of water, foliage, stones and sticks and we watched as she put together an amazing village and castle.  After the materials used, I have photos of our Cottage and Beach.  

There were several die-cuts, some modifed, to give me the focal point of this card, and the beach post, and used an embossing folder to show the folds and color variance in sand.  

CTMH Products, Unless Otherwise Specified:  

Design Papers
     Paper Fundamentals "Cashmere" "Champagne" 
     "Chocolate" and "Saddle" 
     Colonial White, Chocolate, Cocoa and Desert Sand 
     Colonia White 
Embossing Folder 
     Darice "Crackle" 
Die-Cuts from Cricut Design Space 
     Castle #M3AAEE "Create a Critter" 
     Chair #M35A77, Bucket #M325C7 and Starfish #M34A1D 
          "Life is a Beach" 
     Street Post #M18EDIF "Summer Love"
     Zig "Wink of Stella, Clear"
     3D Thin Foam Tape 
I coldn't find the photo I had copied off a slide, Couldn't find a picture of one of my sister's amazing villages; but came across photos which brought back a lot of good time below if you want to view the photos...  
The Beach Front where my sister used to make a sand village.
This is another photo of the beach front but our cottage is in the background. 

My Older Sister who was the one that created a sand village each year we went on vacation.  Usually it would stay in the sane the week we were there, what happened to it with the next visitors' or rain, unknown to us.  

Me and my other sister...servants to gather any foliage, rocks and sticks she needed for her village, and most importantly the many pails of water we had to fetch to keep the sand wet.  


Donna said...

What a fun card! Love all the textures.

Michelle said...

What a fun card! It really goes well with the color dare and sketch. Lots of great textures, too!

Caroline said...

I like the memory you shared of playing on the beach. You made a fabulous beach card, with the embossing and cute images. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2.

Caroline said...

I like the memory you shared of playing on the beach. You made a fabulous beach card, with the embossing and cute images. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2.

Anonymous said...

Sue - your card is AMAZING! Completely love all the textures and especially your imagination using the beach sign as a banner as in the sketch! GREAT JOB!!!

moknowsall said...

thanks for the card and sharing your story. so special. those look like very small cuts. thanks for joining our BBTB2 challenge this week


Lauren said...

This is such a gorgeous neutral card, and that embossing really makes the scene pop! Thanks for joining us at AHSC.

Annette Clark said...

I love all the details and textures you used to make this card, and you played your neutrals to perfection! Lovely card, and lovely memories you shared. Thanks for sharing at AHSC.

Ali said...

Loved reading your memories!! Great card, Sue-- the texture is awesome! Thanx so much for playing along at Atlantic Hearts this week!~ Ali (AHSC DT)

Lisa said...

Wow! Great card and those pics! I'm not sure I've seen those or it's been a long time... LOVE it! Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts this week!

NJ Stamping Queen said...

Wonderful card, Sue! I like how you combined both challenges. Thanks also for sharing the lovely story behind the beautiful card scene you created. Thanks for inspiring me this week.
:) Marie

P.G. Lamb said...

Thanks for sharing the story behind your card! It is lovely and so are the pics! The embossing reminds me of corals.

sarahstone said...

This is really cute with all the die cuts!

Melanie R said...

I love your presentation, Sue! Such great family memories of childhood. Your card is so enjoyable to see and I may have to borrow that embossing folder.