Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Just Beachy! **MFT July Hop Around the Block**

Hello and welcome to this month's MFT Hop Around the Block!! If you've just happened upon my blog - then hop back over to Kim's blog and start the hop from there - I'll see you when you get back!! For today's hop - I chose to share a card I did using the new MFT "Catch Some Rays" set being released Wednesday night at 10 PM EST - I figured it was pretty appropriate considering I just got back from a week of doing just this - LOL!! OK - well - exchange the books for an Amazon Kindle and my margarita was on the rocks - but hey - it was pretty darn close to this image - hee hee...I even included a little memento from my trip on this card - but I'll show you that in a minute. ;) I started by coloring my image with Copics - I paper pieced the umbrella with paper from the MFT 6X6 Spring Paper pak (the background paper is from this pak as well). The big button is from the Spring Button Collection and that yummy yellow gingham ribbon is from the MFT Perfect Plaid Ribbons pak (this ribbon is BEAUTIFUL!!). Now for the fun part...check it out...the sand underneath my Who's That Girl is ACTUAL sand...here's a close-up...

We just got back from Myrtle Beach and like the total dork that I am - I brought back a small bag of sand for crafting purposes (scrapbook pages, keepsake bottles for the boys, etc.) - so I thought it would be fun to add a little bit of my vacation to this card. I started by putting down 2 strips of 1/4 in. redline tacky tape - I cut the ends to fit the image. Then I just sprinkled some sand onto the sticky strips - patted it down to make sure it was nice and stuck and then shook off the excess. And believe it or not - it's really stuck on there - I thought that maybe I'd have to seal it - but it seems to be OK without it.

We've got a FUN release for you this month - MFT will be releasing 4 brand new sets Wedneday night after the new release Cocktail Party over on SCS from 8-10 PM EST (remember TLC'ers get to order the releases starting at 9 PM EST). MFT is also releasing some new polka dot ribbon - a perfect choice for those summer projects!! Also - this month starts the First 50 Memento Dew Drop Collection - for the next 24 weeks, the first 50 prize will be a Memento Dew Drop and each week - we will feature a NEW color. If you place an order each Wednesday and are in the first 50 orders - you will earn the complete collection for FREE over the next 24 weeks. For this Wednesday - the first 50 will receive a FREE Memento Dew Drop in Angel Pink with their order - how cool is that!? And what a way to complete your Memento Dew Drop collection!! Hope to see everyone at the party - Paula and I will be announcing the One Click Collection winner as well - see you then!! Your next stop on the hop...the FABULOUSLY talented - Cindy - enjoy!!!

27 comments:

StampOwl said...

love it Candice

Barbara said...

How cute, Candice!!! Love it with that summer paper!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Totally cool, love the REAL sand!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh what fun Candice, super job.

Christina Fischer said...

I LOVE the sand!! Fantastic, Candice! :)

Gail's Card Cafe' said...

Great card! I love the sand idea too!

Carolyn King said...

so fun....now all i need is a beach!

Tracey said...

A gorgeous card Candice!!

Melody said...

Love the summery look!

Kelli said...

LOL SEEEEE.... I dumped out my last cig from my pack so I could scoop up some sand from Plymoth Rock when I was there a couple weeks ago.... so I TOTALLY get it!!! LOL

GREAT CARD TOO!!!!

Chrissy's Creations said...

Wow, real sand ... super cute!

JessicaK said...

Love the real sand, Candice. What a cool idea to remember a great outing.

Teresa said...

i like the green you used. So cool and refreshing.

Karen said...

Very cute!

Su G said...

Oh I love to add sand from the beaches I have visited! I got a huge bottle from Bermuda, just a beautiful pink sand. Love this!

Michele Boyer said...

Your coloring is always just fantastic, Candice! Love the gingham and sand!

Marcee said...

This is SO cute!!

Ramsey said...

Too cute! I love the summery colors you used!

texasjodylynn said...

That is SO cute! I love that you used real sand! That is the sign of a TRUE crafter! Always looking for stamp stuff! :)

Erika M. said...

Your card makes me with I was at the beach lying under the sun!

Janet said...

Great card!

carole (TruCarMa) said...

Awesome, awesome, awesome Candice! The sand... GENIUS!

paulatracy66 said...

Candice, If I was a pool loubging girl, i would wanna pop into your card...it's beautiful!

Amy Sheffer said...

Beautiful, Candice!! WTG is lookin' so good with those papers. Fantastic coloring, and what a great idea with the sand!

Joanne B. said...

This is beautiful! Hope you had a nice trip!

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