When you think about summer, what comes to mind? Maybe water activities, going to the beach or lake, or relaxing at a mountain cabin. When I think of summer, I think of the ocean and beaches. We lived in Okinawa, Japan for three years and rented a house on the ocean. During low tides, on summer afternoons and evenings we would grab our buckets and go shelling. So when I see sea shells, I am reminded of those relaxing times on the beach. Do you suppose the little girl in the Mood Board picture is going to look for shells to put in her bucket?
Here is a picture of my daughter and me about 45 years ago. The note on the back of the picture reads "Me and Jenny after an afternoon of shelling on the beach." (She wants to make a shell necklace).
* Notice the pink bucket.
I decided to use a sea shell set I just got from Stampin Up for this challenge. This is my card for the challenge.
It is so much prettier IRL. The embossing is so deep and there is so much texture. I embossed a black piece of card stock with the embossing folder. Next I cut some light green paper and some pink card stock with the die. I was not sure which color I wanted to use. I sponged some tattered rose distress ink on the pink panel and then ran it through the embossing folder. I did the same with the green piece. I decided to use the pink, but laid it aside with the green. Then I decided to use them both and off set the green slightly. It gave more dimension. Both were layered on the black panel that was placed on a pink card base. The sentiment also comes from the same set.
We hope you will join us for the Signs of Summer challenge and a chance to win this cute die set.
The Double D Challenge Blog team has lots of inspiration as usual, so head on over and take a look.
How sweet Kathy, the photo is a treasured memory and love the pink bucket. Your shell card is fabulous. xxxReplyDelete
Very pretty shell card Kathy and what a fun and memorable photo of you and your daughter, maybe this card is for her eh? Hope all is well with you!!ReplyDelete
Kathy, this card is just as sweet as can be but your vintage photo steals the show. You're a proud mama and it shows in this picture. Thank you for sharing this delightful memory with us.ReplyDelete
I love this post, where you share a little bit of your precious memories with us. The card is just a little more sweeter when you know the times in your life that were a memory for you. What a joy! Thanks and I hope that you are not too hot. I hear that the temperatures are in the triple digits.ReplyDelete
Awwww what a sweet memory (awesome photo) and perfect for today's theme. Your card is awesome! Well done! HAPPY DAY my friend!ReplyDelete
I adore that photo, how fantastic....beach memories! Hope she made that necklace! LOVE your shell card I can see all of that wonderful texture from all the way over here!ReplyDelete
This post tugs right at my heart strings. You and your daughter look so sweet in the photo. Thank you so much for sharing it. Your card speaks summer to me, as I do live by the beach and we spent plenty of time there with our son when he was little. I like the die and the pinkish tint is perfect.ReplyDelete
A beautiful card Kathy, love the combination of the embossed shells and the pink colour. So pretty and so perfectly done. Thank you for sharing the lovely photo, a beautiful memory for you to treasure.ReplyDelete
Sweet memories...beautiful card, Kathy! Those embossed sea shells are gorgeous. I love walking along the beach, "shelling" too. What a lovely photo of you and your daughter walking along the beach with her pink bucket. A very special experience being able to live on the ocean front.ReplyDelete
Oh that photo, it's so wonderful. I am smiling so big right now, brings back fabulous memories. I love your card, I have been coveting that embossing folder and die. It's just gorgeous, you have used them perfectly.ReplyDelete
What a wonderful card to connect with the memories of that sweet photo of you and your daughter! The soft pastel colors of the shells against the black look beautiful together!ReplyDelete