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Sunday, August 25, 2013

I love you, count the waves Love Beach Card

Created this Love Card with attention to detail. Can you see the black eyes on the Crab? Can you see the torn/distressed Kraft cardstock for beach sand? Can you see the glitter on the Hibiscus? Did you know that the inside of a Hibiscus is red in color which you can see in photograph of my Hibiscus below the card? Did you see the sentiment with the word 'waves' which I found to be appropriate for this Love Beach card.

Hubby & I enjoyed 2 trips to Hawaii. First time we went to Maui with our daughter when she was in high school during Spring Break. Highlight of trip was a helicopter ride from Maui to Molokai in which we saw & I photographed whales & waterfalls. Second time hubby & I went to O'ahu for hubby's niece's beach wedding. Niece was interning at Kaiser Hospital in Chicago and each student is required to intern at the hospital in O'ahu so she decided to have her wedding there when the internship was finished. Highlight of trip was beach wedding & an island bus tour in which I saw & photographed a Sea Turtle on the beach sand.

Hubby & I will be celebrating our 30th Anniversary this Nov and I'm going to use this as one of my many Anniversary cards I have for him.

One of my Hibiscus:

Supplies List 

dies: memory box - Oceana Border, Swaying Palm
Enamel accents: black - Crab's eyes
inks: Memento - Bahama Blue, Cottage Ivy, Tangelo
paper:   cardstock - Kraft, blues, brown, green, white
punch: Martha Stewart Crab
ribbon: Celebrate It Dashes, Dots & Checks
stamps: There She Goes - By The Sea, Hibiscus (includes flower & leaf)
stickles: Tropical Tangerine, Xmas Red

Entering this into the following challenges:

8/24 Pink by Design All About Firsts unlim 1st time I used the Hibiscus stamp set 8/19 

8/25 Craft Your Passion Ch176 Summer Flowers 3E(#3) 8/19

8/26 Paper Take Wkly Flower Power 5E(#2) 8/20

8/26 {PIN}spirational Ch#71 5E(#3) 8/20

8/27 Crafters Cafe Ch25 Bling & Sparkly Things 2E(#2) 8/21
8/27 Paper Pretties Wed PWC272 Girly Girl unlim 8/21
8/27 Word Art Wed Ch94 Anything Goes 5E(#5) 8/21

8/28 Crafty Ribbons Ch58 Anything Goes w/ Ribbon 5E(#5) 8/22

8/30 Jos Scrap Shack Fun Day Fri Ch Photo Insp 3E(#1) 8/25

This week's Challenge:
"Photo Inspiration"
Create a project using this photo:

8/30 Ribbon Carousel RCC84 Wk 1 Summertime Fun unlim 8/6

8/31 DLART Thankful Thurs Aug Linky Ch Anything Goes unlim 8/1
8/31 Just B Creative Anything Goes unlim 8/1
8/31 Red Carpet Studio RCS51 Card Ch "We Bought A Zoo" Card w/ Animal 3E(#2) Crab 8/25
8/31 Robyns Fetish #174 Rectangle Cards Only 3E(#2) 8/25

9/1 Craftin Desert Divas Craft It Up & Link It Up Linky Party #13 Anything Goes 6E(#6) 8/19 
9/1 Stamped Blessings Anything Goes 2E(#2) 8/25

9/2 Fresh Brewed Mth Long Prize Ch Aug Ocean or Beach & Glitter 5E(#5) 8/7

9/7 Creative Insp Paint Anything Goes unlim 8/25

9/14 Victorine Stamps Ch66 Wedding or Love unlim Love card 8/24


  1. This is beautiful, Melissa! I know your hubby will love it! Enjoyed reading about your trip too.

    Have a lovely day!

  2. Wow... I like your story and your card. And guess what - this year in November I'll be 30 years. :))) Thanks for joining us at The Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog.

    Hugs Rossi (DT member)

  3. What a great idea for an anniversary card. It will bring many memories. for sharing your story with us and playing with us at ( Pin )spirational challenge this week. Hugs Wynn. DT x

  4. What a great idea for an anniversary card. It will bring many memories. for sharing your story with us and playing with us at ( Pin )spirational challenge this week. Hugs Wynn. DT x

  5. This is such a gorgeous creation Melissa.I love the sand, the flowers and the awesome waves
    Dr Sonia
    Cards Crafts School Projects

  6. Your card is cute, love the little crab. The hibiscus is beautiful. I used to have a hibiscus bush on the side of my old house I miss those beautiful flowers.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes August Linky Party. Have a great weekend my friend
    DIANA L.

  7. This is simply gorgeous, thanks for playing at PTW! xxx

  8. The sentiment is absolutely adorable. Love this card. Your hibiscus flower is adorable. Happy early anniversary. Thank You for sharing at The Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog
    Michelle (DT)

  9. Beautiful card, and such a lovely sentiment, thank you for sharing at Crafters Cafe

    Hugz Alex (DT)

  10. What a fun beach card... love the waves!

    Thanks for participating in the {PIN}Spirational Challenge!

  11. Oh Melissa this is a fabulous card!! I didn't know that the flower was red in the center, now I do! I love when I learn new things!! lol That is so cool that you have been to Hawaii twice! Such fun memories!! Thanks for joining us at Jo's FFC;-)

  12. Melissa this is a beautiful card!!! This is just sooo pretty!!! I love every element of this card! Thanks for joining us at Jo's FFC!

  13. Thank you so much for participating in CYP challenge! Amazing card :)

    Craft Your Passion DT