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Saturday, July 14, 2012

Tropical Drinks

Hello everyone and welcome to my blog!  I have a new card to show you, but first, I must show you this photo.

I stepped outside for a moment yesterday morning and noticed that I didn't get the usual "oven blast" effect that I normally do.  So I took that as a good sign to hurry up and mow the lawn before either the sun came out from behind the clouds or said clouds opened up and dumped water on me.  As I was mowing, I looked up as saw this...
So I ran in the house to get the camera.  I finished the mowing just in time.

After my yard work was done, I sat down and finished my card.  This is actually a good representation of my favorite style of papercrafting.  I love piecing together scenes using die-cuts, punches and some good old fashioned hand cutting.  I did a lot of this in my scrapbooking days.  I know it really isn't the "trend" anymore, but some old habits die hard.
This card is for my sister-in-law and frequent patio companion.  I've included my favorite Mojito recipe (husband's recipe actually) and will give this in conjunction with the drink fixin's.  I am even including Mojito glasses and a mint plant.  If I can find one of those cool ice cube trays, I will include that too.
A side view to show the layers.   The song Kokomo by The Beach Boys was playing in my head the whole time I was making this.  Yes, that's two whole days of the same song...

I tried to make it look like I wrote Happy Birthday in the sand...

Thank you so very much for stopping by.  Please leave a comment at the bottom of this post and check out my other posts if you haven't yet.  Become a follower by hitting the "join this site" button and follow by email so that you can know when I've posted something new.   I have listed the products that I used below.  I hope to see you all again soon.  Have a great day and an even better tomorrow!

♥ Laura C.

Challenges I would like to enter:

Simon Says Stamp (fruity)
It's A Magnolia Challenge (tropical drinks)
Magnolia Stamp Lovers (lime in de coconut)

Products Used:

Stamps: Jam Tilda (Yummy For Your Tummy 2009) Magnolia Sweden
Inks: Copic Markers, Distress Inks by Tim Holtz, Computer (PC Swayin)
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics, Recollections
Dies: QuicKutz (Wood Slats, Palm Leaves, Bottle, Flower, Fruit Slices, Straw and Ice), Spellbinders (Labels Eight), Cricut (Opposites Attract Alpha)
Punches: Marvy (circle/coconut), Family Treasures (rectangle/Mojito Glass)
Misc: Hemp Thread, Starfish

24 comments:

Liefs Ineke said...

Your creation is very nice. Thanks for joining IAMC.

Hugs Ineke

KSim18 said...

If by "cool ice cube trays" you mean the ones that make perfectly "cubed" cubes, try Crate and Barrel. I bought mine from there. It's silicone and makes about 12 cubes.

Oh, and the card is um-cute! That's not news though, I always love your cards!!! :)

Cathy Lee said...

How creative, Laura. This is so cute. Tilda makes a great bar tender...or is she enjoying her Pina Colada? Either way, she is adorable. Awesome photo of those clouds.
Hugz,
Cathy Lee

Paula said...

OMG!! This is just too stinkin' adorable!!!! Tilda looks perfect sitting there sipping her piña colada. And love the sentiment in the sand, looks perfect! Great job on this card.

Karen said...

Your card is gorgeous! The pic of the clouds is really something....it looks like it is in 3-d!

Kelly Neis said...

OMG Laura, I love the layout and how darn cute is this idea. Fabulous card and receipe is a great idea for the inside. You really got a great cloud picture of the storm nearby. We just had those clouds last night here with hail and a inch of rain. They are beautiful even though they bring destruction.

Sarah J. Moerman said...

This is the CUTEST little scene!!! Absolutely LOVE it! Thanks so much for playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!

Paper Tails said...

Your card is adorable! Love all the details especially that drink board! The background is nicely done.....

Karen

julieprice3 said...

I love the scene you've created, just beautiful. Love the palm leaves,just the perfect touch
Hugs Julie P

Leslie Turner said...

This is truly one of the cutest cards I've ever seen! I LOVE it!
Hugs,
Leslie
http://leslieturner58.blogspot.com

Cami said...

This is just too darn cute! I love it! I love all the details you put together to create this FUN scene! So creative!

Sharon said...

Love the pic Laura, those clouds look awesome and your card is absolutely amazing. Just love this little scene you've created.

JAE613 said...

This card makes me want to run away to the beach! I love the textures and piecing together of the punches. I can't wait to see what you come up with next!

phyllis zimmerman said...

i love it. Love paper piecing scenes.

Elle said...

Your design is delightful. I love all of the details and the awning you created adds just the right touch.

Norma said...

Laura, those are some awesome clouds!!!
I luvvv your card. I am such an addict of dies and punches. You did a fabulous job here. Love the scene you've created. Tilda is adorable and beautifully coloured.
Hugs,
Norma

Patti Jo said...

What a terrific scene! Just love all the details you've put into this card! Fantastic job and very creative Laura!!!

Doreen Horats, Clayton said...

So very sweet and you did excellent on this card design.
Love all the details.
Blessings Doreen

cabio's craft corner said...

Laura, this is such a cute and darling card. Love the dimension and the design :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

cathylynn said...

LOVE your card! Lots of FABULOUS details and you took an awesome picture of those scarry clouds. Great work!!!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Janiel/ janny said...

oh my gosh..this is adorable!!!!!!! Love the scene and all of the little things that you have added...
hugs........


okay I have done the verify thing 4 times now and can't get it...but going to try it again... You really need to remove that from your comments so that you will get more of them..
hugs again........

Pam said...

AWEsome card. Love the scene you created!!!!
Hugs.....Pam:)

Danielle said...

Hello Laura, it was so hot in Montreal today, I would have loved whatever Tilda would have served me. Beautiful and very creative card! I love all your elements. Hugs.

Chris said...

This is absolutely adorable! I love the scene you've created! I'm sure your sister will love it - with a mojito, of course! Great job!

XO,
Chris

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