Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Inspired by Summer Vacation

What does 'summer vacation' make you think about?  Taking a trip and seeing something new?  Maybe just staying at home and relaxing or getting a few odd jobs done that you didn't have time for before.  Whatever it is, I hope you have a fun and safe vacation!

At Creative Inspirations Paint we are being inspired by summer vacations.  I love these vintage beach scene post cards.  I always wonder if people really dressed their children in white sailor suits for the beach or if they just made nice pictures, LOL.

I used the Mojo Monday 198 sketch.  I just purchased this MS punch and had to play with it.  I used some CI Paint 'Sea Foam' to add some sparkle to the water.  This was the perfect color for water!  It reminds me of how the sun sparkles on the water when we are at the lake.  I also used CI Paint ' Rustic Red' for the rosette and then added a button for the center.  Rustic Red was a perfect match for the paper and ribbon.

Thanks for visiting and have a wonderfully blessed and safe summer!

challenges I would like to enter
Pile It On: time to relax
Allsorts Challenge:  free and easy
Craft Your Passion:  anything goes 
The Crazy Challenge:  on the beach
Creative Stamp Friends:  dots
My Partner in Crafting Crime:  beach theme
Lollipop Crafts:  anything goes
Papertake Weekly Challenge:  anything goes/buttons
Scrap-Creations:  summer
Paper Sundaes:  stitching
Getting Cricky:  summer time fun


  1. What a super card Sarah.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Allsorts this week and good luck.

    B x

  2. Absolutely gorgeous! Great job! Olena

  3. Sarah this is gorgeous! I love all of your layers, colors and that fab rosette!!!

  4. So pretty. Love the vintage feel! Thanks for playing along with us at Craft Your Passion in our "Anything Goes" challenge! --Sammibug, Craft Your Passion DT

  5. Gorgeous card - love the vinmtage feel to it.
    Thanks for playing Free & Easy with us at Allsorts this week.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  6. I love the 'shabby' feel to this card - Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with us at Paper Sundaes this week.

  7. A gorgeous card and I love the rosette!
    Thanks for playing along at Allsorts this week and good luck!
    Big hugs

  8. Lovely image, and your wonderful design matches perfectly!
    Thanks for joining us at Creative stamp Friends this time,

  9. Beautiful card love the image and the soft colours thanks for joining us at papertake weekly
    Angie x

  10. Great color combo. I love it. Thanks for playing with us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations.

  11. This is beautiful. I love the ribbon and rosette!

    You should enter this over at Getting Cricky for the Summer Fun challenge!
    Tell her I (Rebecca "Crafting Misfit) sent you!


  12. What a wonderful card, which I like very much. A very nice image and a great design.

    Thank you for your participation at Creative stamp Friends.

    A nice greeting Andrea from germany

  13. wow that is so nice.. love that scene

    thanks for playing along with us at Getting Cricky's Simply Sunday Challenge!


  14. Beautiful card! Such a sweet image.
    Thanks for linking up with Getting Cricky!

    JulieK- GCDT

  15. Wow this is so vintage and elegant--I love it! I would be interseted in seeing what it looked like before you painted--that's really neat!
    Thank you SO much for playing along in my Simply Sunday Challenge!

    Big Cricky Hugs,
    K Andrew
    See My Stamps!

  16. This is so pretty, great job. Good Luck!
    Thank you for playing our Simply Sunday Challenge at Getting Cricky.
    Hugs :),
    Kathy - Getting Cricky DTM

  17. Absolutely gorgeous card!! I love the colors and all of your fabulous details!! :)

    Thanks so much for sharing your talent at Getting Cricky with K Andrew this week!! :)

    Amy :) at
    Getting Cricky DTM

  18. Sarah, great job on your card. Your post card scene is cool. I have two of the creative inspiration colors and I love them, need to get more. TFS and joining us at Getting Cricky this week too.
    Becky - Getting Cricky DTM

  19. such a beautifully distressed and beachy card.. love the image! Thanks so much for playing with us at My Partner in Crafting Crime's beach challenge... enjoy your summer!!