Sunday, July 26, 2020


Today was our Pastor and his families last Sunday here, they got a call to a church in Naples Florida.  
Can you guess why I picked a beach scene as their going away card :)  The stamps I used is from one of my recent Card making magazines, well before the pandemic happened and I quit getting magazines. In order to fit everything on the card I decided to make a 6x6 inch card.

I googled those beach bungalows or cabins to see if they are usually all colored or are the doors separate colors, and most that I saw had white doors, so that is what I went with, hubby said wow their house is small when he saw this, and I said that is a beach hut not a house, LOL!  I went with paper piecing the umbrella before I cut the whole thing out.  The chair I did  a bit of knife work to get into those little pieces along with fussy cutting.  I had to add a seagull from the set too :)  I cut the sand piece and grass piece out with my dies, added a little grass stamp and some dots for the sand with my sharpie pen.  The sun was from a circle die and I just inked it up, the clouds are a punch.

Cardmaking and Papercraft - Day at the seaside stamp set, colored w/markers and paper piecing on umbrella
Teresa Collins - Tell your story paper
Poppystamps - Stitched Landscape dies
DRS designs - Easy grass background stamp
Spellbinders - Inverted Scalloped circles die
Fiskars - Cloud punch
Inkadinkado - All Occasions sentiment stamp

I would like to add this to the following challenges:

Hope you have enjoyed a nice relaxing weekend,
Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today,



aussie aNNie said...

Brilliant beach scene Connie, makes me crave for summer even more, down my neck of the woods...
Your Pastor will think it's pretty neate too.

Also BIG thanks for joining in our challenges at The Sisterhood Of Crafters Challenge..good luck with your lovely entry.[aNNie design team member for The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenges

and [aNNie design team member for Double D Challenges

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Diane said...

Adorable cute scene you have created! Thank you for joining both challenges at Double D and The Sisterhood of Crafters.
Diane DD DT & TSH DT

Darlene said...

This is fabulous Connie and I bet they LOVED it! Yes, a very FITTING card for their destination and I love all the extra little touches. The dp sky is a great idea and LOVE the paper pieced umbrella! Look at you go with that fussy cutting ... looks fantastic! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Let’s Go To The Beach’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
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Darlene said...

Ooops! Me again! Forgot to say thanks for sharing your awesome creation over at the Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Great job!

Diane said...

What a lovely relaxing scene your have created.

Hugs Diane

Louca por porcelana said...

Cute card!Have a lovely week!

Janice said...

Love this beach scene card. Beach huts (as they are called here) are so popular in card-making, and of course can be used for different occasions, I’m sure they loved your card.

Kim said...

A perfect card for your pastor and his family. Oh to be sitting in a little hut on the beach. =) Such sweet details in your card, Connie. The little seagull does make me smile. Love, too, the paper you used for the background.

Donna Phelan said...

Great beachy scene, perfect for their new home in Naples Florida. I bet you'll miss them!

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

How sad to be losing your pastor. I get close to mine and over the years and moves, we had several priests to our house for supper.

Your card is just perfect. I laughed hard when I read what your husband said to you about the size of the "house."

Debbie said...

LOVE the card BUT i thought it was their home too, downsizing!! hehehehe

you put a lot of time and thought in to these cards, i always hope people appreciate them. i'm sure your pastor will!!

Lowcarb team member said...

Sad to be saying goodbye to your Pastor.

Your card looks perfect :)

All the best Jan

Judy Woodland said...

Wonderful card, and very clever. LOVE all the elements here. Great take on the Mood Board, thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Double D Challenge. Hope we see you back again soon!!
Judy~ DD DT
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Birgit said...

This is super cute Connie. Wouldn't it be fun to have a little beach house?? Your scene is refreshing and so sweet. This is just lovely! Thanks for linking up to TSOC challenge. Best of luck to you!