Monday, August 29, 2011

Life is Grand!

Happy Monday, everyone! I hope your week is starting out great! I have a card to enter into a few challenges today :)
The theme of this card is travel/relaxing vacation. Nothing says relaxing to me like a tropical drink by the ocean! I love this Tiki hut from Luau. The one thing I don't like about the lite carts is the lack of layers. This one had two: the hut and the roof. I didn't want the tiki mask or drink to be the same color so I cut it three times to get the different colors. I used a hole punch for the round balls on the front. The flower is from Flower Shoppe, which I LOVE! All of the flowers on this cart are so beautiful! I will definitely use this one often. I used a K Andrew Designs stamp from her Positive Thoughts set. $1 from each set benefits Storefront Shelter (Homeless shelter for children and youth). Click HERE to purchase your own set of these awesome stamps!

Recipe:
  • K Andrew Positive Thoughts Stamp Set - Life is Grand
  • K & Company Paper
  • Luau - Tiki hut at 3 1/1"
  • Create a Critter - Palm tree at 4 1/2"
  • Flower Shoppe - tropical flower and leaves
  • Distressed Lines Embossing Folder - hut roof
  • Tim Holtz Wood Grain Embossing Folder - tree trunk
  • Damask Embossing Folder - palm leaves
  • Colorbok Chalk - leaves and edge of flowers
  • Foam Tape
I am entering it into the following challenges:
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a great evening :)

56 comments:

  1. Love your card scene... great Tiki Hut... very relaxing... Thanks for joining us at Cricut 360º....HUGS...SK :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. Fantastic job, Lisa! I wish I were there at your tiki hut right now. :)

    Kelly
    http://kellyscraftylife.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  3. Oh Lisa, I have MISSED visiting you! Your creations always make me smile. :) This card is PERFECT! There's nothing more relaxing than the beach, and the scene you've created here makes me want to crawl right into the card. :) Fabulous, as always.

    Nita

    ReplyDelete
  4. Great card, it does look very relaxing :) Thanks for playing along at TPV this week :)

    ReplyDelete
  5. This is an awesome card! I love the tiki hut. The embossing on the palm tree leaves looks great too! :)

    Karen
    craftedwithlovebykaren.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  6. Oh so cute...I can imagine myself there now! I agree with your on the lite carts! ;) Hugs x

    ReplyDelete
  7. Fabulous card,I would love to be there!
    I have an award for you on my blog.
    Jayne x
    http://jayne-designs.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  8. THIS IS REALLY NICE GREAT COLORS-- I sure want to relax when I see this, except I know how much work went into it - You did a great job getting in all these challenges with the one card. I love it.
    Hugs DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  9. how fun,now if only I could be inside your project living the relaxed life.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Spectacularrrr! I love the subtle colors, the texture of the tree, and the cute little tiki hut! Oh and how could I forget, the beautiful flower? I'm sure whoever receives this card will be in love

    -Kristen

    ReplyDelete
  11. I love your tiki hut and that palm tree is amazing. Another great card. :)

    ReplyDelete
  12. Just a fast moment to stop by and say Hi! Love the card as I always do. You are always coming up with such cute things. Hugs, Pam at http://craftycards4u2.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  13. Lisa I just love this:)
    Love how you embossed the palm tree:)

    ReplyDelete
  14. Lisa, I love your little relaxing scene! Embossing adds a wonderful effect and the flower is so pretty! Thanks for playing with us at Paper Playtime and My Sheri Crafts!
    Glenda
    http://glendascards.blospot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  15. I love that Tiki Bar- I want to go there and have a festive drink! What a fun little scene and the flower is amazing! :)Amy

    ReplyDelete
  16. I'll have to show my hubby this card it looks like my place!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Hi Lisa! Great card!! I know what you mean about the lite carts, but guess that's why they call them lite!! ;) This card is so adorable!! Have a great evening!
    Laurie
    scrapsbysissy.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  18. Now this is where I would love to be! Waiting here to be served my Pina Colada! Sounds so much more exciting that the 4th grade math homework I am attempting to help with LOL I can dream!
    Super fun details! Great embossing!

    Carri~abusybee
    www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  19. Lisa, this is so stunning and I'm just in awe right now. Wow. The detail is so superb. Thanks for joining us at Cricut360.

    Hugs,
    Patty
    creativediva98.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  20. What a GRAND card! you have such a beautiful scene going and packed so much into this lovely card! you have such an eye for details~ you always have me on the edge of my seat waiting to see what you create next:) Great inspiration my friend!
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  21. AlllOHA Lisa,
    This card is Goregous. I love the tiki hut. And the flowers are so pretty especially the back ground plumeria which is`my favorite. Amazing Job like always.
    Big Hugs,
    Rez
    http://karezmakreations.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  22. Very cute, love the palm tree.
    http://lorisartsyobsession.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  23. Lisa what a beauty this is . I love it when you make scenic cards-- so much detail its stunning.

    Cheers
    Sonia
    http://cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  24. This is adorable!!! LOVE IT! Thank you for playing along at The Paper Variety!

    ReplyDelete
  25. I'm clicking my heels, but I'm not ending up in your card ... it's simply gorgeous, I'd LOVE to go there right about now! Thanks for playing with us this week over at TPV!

    ReplyDelete
  26. Cute :) Love the embossing, and great idea with the great colors of circles using a punch!

    ReplyDelete
  27. Oh Lisa, your card is SUPER! Your attention to detail is absolutely amazing...you are so creative, love all of your creations. ~Shen

    ReplyDelete
  28. Really great scenic card. Love the details on this card...also, very relaxing to look at!

    ReplyDelete
  29. I've always wanted to take a tropical vacation and your card is just begging me to get away. This is stunning. LOVE it all.
    Great job
    Hugs
    Brenda
    I would be honored if you came to see my blog here

    ReplyDelete
  30. My sweet crafty friend, I love this card! You fit in so much tropical gorgeousness in one teeny card.. which is so impressive. I'm in love with that flower and of course the colorful tiki hut! It looks amazing... and I'm suddenly very thirsty and want to hop on a plane. I always love your palm trees, which you always emboss so beautifully. I love the sparkly mat, too! It adds such a Carribean water essence. The papers are so lovely. You are a scene-setting master, my friend. :o) (And I love the dimension!)

    Hugs and blessings!
    http://kaleidoscopicsparkles.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  31. Way too cute! I can just see myself on that island. Thanks for the nice comment you left on my blog. I will be posting some blog candy this week and some projects.
    Have a terrific day.
    Cindy Lou

    ReplyDelete
  32. I had to come back to let you know to stop by my blog. I have an award for you. :)

    Kelly
    http://kellyscraftylife.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  33. Oh Lisa you have done it again! Just a super neat card with so much details and that flower is just awesome! Homerun my friend!
    Shelly

    ReplyDelete
  34. So cute! Love the embossing on the palm tree!!! Thanks for joining us at Cricut 360!

    housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
    www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  35. Lisa,
    As always, you did a fantastic job!! Love the tiki hut and the little laterns, absolutely perfect :0)
    Thanks for joining us at Cricut 360!
    Diana
    daisylovecreations.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  36. Not sure how I overlooked your wonderful Tiki Hut. Definitely reminds me of Hawaii.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    http://CreatedbySunshineHoneyBee.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  37. just love this cool card! Thx for joining us over at cricut 360!

    ReplyDelete
  38. Lisa, another great card, they are so much fun to look at and keep looking at. I just love the detail that goes into each one. You put your heart into making them and it shows.

    Hugs, Lori m

    ReplyDelete
  39. Your card is beautiful. Love the embossing you used on the palm tree. Thanks for joining us at Cricut360.

    Leirad
    leiradcardmakingcorner.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  40. This is so pretty! I love all the little details.. great card! :)

    ReplyDelete
  41. This is awesome! I just LOVE that Tiki Hut!

    ReplyDelete
  42. Lisa I just love this card. What a fun idea. Please stop by my blog - pvcreations2010.blogspot.com and you'll find an award waiting for you. Thanks for sharing this great card.

    ReplyDelete
  43. Very cleaver... I just love your card! So many fabulous details!!!
    Cheers,
    Lisa
    >^..^<

    ReplyDelete
  44. I love your card--the colors the embossing...just everything. LOL!

    ReplyDelete
  45. What a fun card!!! I love it and the tropical scene is just fabulous.
    Thanks for playing along with our Flower Power Challenge at the Sisterhood of Crafters. Good luck!

    ReplyDelete
  46. WOW! This card is also GRAND! Fabulous details! Thanks for joining us this week at My Sheri CRAFTS ;-)

    ReplyDelete
  47. Congrats on winning the
    "Ooo-La-La" blog award
    from My Sheri Crafts Ch#67 Vacation.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    http://CreatedbySunshineHoneyBee.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  48. Thank you so much for letting me know about the win:) I am so excited! Congrats to you on the Ooo-la-la award! This was a really fun challenge and I love your card!
    Maribel

    ReplyDelete
  49. I love this! TFS CallyAnn
    http://callyanncraftycreations.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  50. Congrats on winning at Paper Playtime!

    Thank you all for playing in our Challenge #54! Here is our LONG list of winners. Congratulations, everyone! Be sure and grab your WINNER button. There was so much creativity in all these projects! WOW!! Be sure and come back tomorrow for the start of a BRAND NEW Challenge!

    Lisa of A Mermaid's Crafts has won 3 digi images & a Guest Designer spot on their challenge blog from Ai Factory
    http://www.aifgraphics.com/blog/

    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    http://CreatedbySunshineHoneyBee.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  51. Cute card! Girl, did you are really on a role winning prizes lately, did you see you won?
    http://paperplaytime.blogspot.com/

    chrissandlou.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete

Thank you so much for stopping by and for your comments...I truly appreciate them :)

LinkWithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...