Jun 23 2009

Just Beachy – LNS Sketch Challenge

Today I worked on the Late Night Stampers Sketch Challenge for the week!  It is one of Mary Jo’s TSSC19 original sketches,  It is a really nice sketch, so I thought I’d have a little fun with it and I pulled out my Just Beachy stamp set.  I’m sad this set will NOT be in the new catalog…so if you want it, get it now!  I made this card for my nephew’s birthday card.  He will be turning 14!  I thought he’d get a chuckle out of it.  It also uses another retiring set, It’s A Sign, for the Prepare to Party words.

I started with a base card of Summer Sun.  I ran the Whimsy Jumbo Wheel with Ballet Blue ink over the Brilliant Blue cardstock to make "bubbles" and layered it on the base card.  I cut smaller layers of Tangerine Tango and Green Galore and layered them together on top of the Brilliant Blue.  I stamped Be Prepared to Party from It’s A Sign with Basic Black on Green Galore and cut out around the shape.  I stamped each of the fish from Just Beachy with Basic Black on Whisper White, colored them with markers and punched them with 1" circle punch.  I adhered all of them to the Tangerine Tango layer.  Finally, I wrapped some Tangerine Tango Striped Ribbon (still available on sale!) and tied a knot bow.  I love how this turned…so bright and fun!

I’m experimenting with my PhotoShop Elements and camera.  When you get this, please let me know if the file is HUGE in your email (larger than normal) by leaving me a comment.  Thanks!

Have a great day!  I’m finishing up details for my Punch Class tomorrow.  I’ll try to get something scheduled to post, but if I don’t..you’ll know why I’m missing!  lol!

Just Beachy








It’s A Sign







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Jun 23, 2009 - 11:06:08

This is stinkin cute Connie!

Jun 23, 2009 - 07:06:30

Connie–what a fun card! Great using 2 sets that we won’t be seeing any more of–and i never got either of them! Oh well–lots of new ones we can order soon. But the beachy one sure was cute.
Your card is great–it was fun to play along.

Jun 23, 2009 - 09:06:26
cookie said:

The picture was huge in the mail box but when I went to your blog, it was perfect.

I’ve had so much fun with this set. I the faces on the fish…. I think I resemble one of them….lol….

Thanks for sharing…

Jun 23, 2009 - 10:06:00
Jean ~ said:

Connie ~
Love the card, but yes it is HUGE in the email body.
Jean ~

Jun 23, 2009 - 10:06:29
Jean Fitch said:

Hi Connie,

The picture in my email is exactly the same size as that in the blog post and going back for the last 4 emails that’s the same for each of them. As for file size the latests one (this post) is 13KB’s which is pretty much in the usual range for most email updates by all the bloggers I follow (including your earlier ones).

Differences may be due to the email viewer used, version and type of operating language and the browser used for comparison and of course whether it’s an Apple or a PC or whatever.

If you want to see what the email updates look like you can always subscribe yourself using either your regular email or a free account you set up on hotmail or Gmail for instance.

Hope that helps a bit.

Thanks for sharing the fun card. Now that the promo is ending I’m finally liking the Just Beachy! Figures!

Hugs and blessings – Jean

Jun 24, 2009 - 01:06:58
Carol H. said:

Very cute card!