Thursday, June 9, 2011

Expand Your Horizons

Happy Thursday, everyone! I hope you are having a great week. It's been a long, exhausting one here. There are still no leads on the missing student...thank you for all your comments and concern. Searches are still ongoing and expanding around the community. It is rare for something like this to happen here, it is usually a pretty safe, eclectic college town. The community and entire state has really pulled together to volunteer their time and efforts in finding her.

I have a card to enter into a few challenges. The background paper is from a package of 10 different sheets that I found at Goodwill for $.49. Talk about a bargain...plus I was with my Dad and he got the senior discount of 30% off! They were practically giving this away :) You can't tell in the pic, but it is textured and glittery and I thought perfect for this card. I used Pack Your Bags to cut the little scuba diving guy, fishies and seaweed. The mermaid is from Life's a Beach. I used foam dots on the scuba guy, mermaid and top quote. I made the sand by embossing beige paper with Swiss dots and then brushing Walnut distress ink over the raised dots and edges. The starfish is a bead I had in my stash and I created the bubbles with Glossy Accents. I added pearls in the Mermaid's hair and an iRock crystal for her belly button. I used a white gel pin to add some accents and the ribbon is from Hobby Lobby. The quote reads "Expand your horizons Your imagination will Follow."

I am entering the card in the following challenges:
Thanks so much for stopping by and remember to "Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow." {Albert Einstein} :)

23 comments:

  1. Your card is so creative and cute. It brought such a smile to my face.

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  2. I love your card is beautiful goo luch in the challenges!!!

    alvinascreations.blogspot.com

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  3. Your card is adorable... Love it!

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  4. Ooohhhh! Love this. All the colors and the composition are great.

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  5. wow very beautiful!
    TFS~Raechel
    http://raechelscards.blogspot.com/

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  6. What a super cute card. I love how everything pops off the page. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

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  7. Oh my goodness - is that one super-cute card or what? Wonderful! TFS!

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  8. that background paper is amazing! I love the pearls on the mermaid and the bubbles coming out of the snorkle.

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  9. Such a sweet card! Love how the scuba eyes are popping! Great score on the paper! Love a great deal!

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  10. Wow, you rock girl!! What a great job! Love all the colors and the details. Awesome!
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriscraps.blogspot.com

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  11. Totally awesome card. Love all the great bling you added to the card. Super great find on the paper and wow! the price was terrific. Thanks for the update on the missing girl.
    Cindy Lou

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  12. Really cute card! Love your little snorkeler and his google eyes! Great papers as well! Amy :)

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  13. Oh, how cute! I love how pretty the mermaid is but I really love the look on scuba guys face! lol! That's great you found such a good deal on the papers! Have to love that store for crafts stuff when they have some.

    Have a good day and good luck with the challenges!

    Susan
    cricutandgrasshopper.blogspot.com

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  14. This is really an awesome card! Love all the details and the colors you used. :)
    Arlene.

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  15. Awesome card, Lisa! I love your background paper -- what a score! Thanks for joining us this week at Cooking With Cricut.

    ~ Jen, CWC Design Team
    www.gator-4-life.blogspot.com

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  16. Love this!!! The colors and design are awesome. TFS and thanks for joining us this week at Cooking With Cricut:)
    ~Madison CWCDT funkycards.blogspot.com

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  17. Great card. Love all of the details. Thanks for playing along with us at Cooking with Cricut.

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  18. This is amazing! All the details and cuts are so adorable!
    Amber
    my3escrapbooking.blogspot.com

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  19. This is a treasure chest of goodies, my crafty friend! :o) I can't tell you how fast I zip to your page when I'm away from blogger for a couple days... I'm always excited to see what you've done. The mermaid is my favorite part of this gorgeous card. I love those pearls you put in her hair! Your creativity always makes me smile. :o) Love that paper!

    Hugs and blessings! :o)

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  20. Great little underwater scene. Thank you for sharing at Aud Sentiments.

    Hugs Ali x

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  21. WOW! This card is too cute, I just love the time spent on making a whole scene, it really comes to life! These are some of my fave types of cards to see! Have a fabulous day,
    http://www.bookooblessings.blogspot.com/

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  22. I just love the under the sea scene you created. Great job. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments
    Hugs,
    Julie

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  23. What an adorable scene you came up with - great card! Thanks for joining the challenge over at Aud Sentiments.

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