Saturday, April 14, 2012

You are sun-sational!!

Happy Saturday, everyone!! I was hoping to get out today and enjoy the outdoors but thunderstorms are rolling through the area...and it seems they have settled in for the day. Looks like I'll have to head down to my craft room instead ;) I have been having so much fun using Spellbinders for projects, my poor Cricut was getting lonely :( So I decided to use him for this project.

I made this thank you for my parents for the family vacation last week...they paid for everything for all of us :)

The paper is from K & Company Happy Trails it!! I cut the lighthouse from the same stack, inked the edges with Shabby Shutters Distress ink, and popped it up with foam tape for dimension. The lounging couple are from the Fun in the Sun cartridge, and while that totally could be my Mom wearing a hat and reading a book, I don't think my Dad will truly appreciate the bald man with a little padding around the middle ;) But they are so cute and I love the fun summery images on this cart :) I wanted the sand to stand out a bit, so it's embossed with Swiss Dots and inked with Walnut Distress Ink. The lounging couple are popped up with foam tape as well. I added a green crystal to the top of the lighthouse.

So I obviously couldn't go without using a Spellbinders!! I used a Nestabilities Label 10, and inked the edges with Shabby Shutters. The twine is from The Twinery, and the button from my stash. "Thanks" is from K Andrew Designs Winter Wishes stamp set, and "you are sun-sational" is from Splashtastic Summer:

Click HERE to purchase your own stamps, and right now, Kristal is having a huge sale on her stamps -- 20% off store wide!! Use the code "letshavefun" for the discount, and let her know I sent you!! Plus, for the next few days, we will be featuring the new Design Team and each member has chosen one stamp set to showcase. There will be an additional ONE DAY ONLY sale on the stamps featured that day!! So it's a perfect time to stock up on all your favorite K Andrew Designs stamps!!

I am entering this in the following challenges:
  1. DL.ART Thankful Thursday - Any Thank You
  2. FCCB Challenge Me Monday #106 - Buttons and Bows
Thanks so much for stopping by today!! I hope you have a wonderful weekend :)


  1. LOVE your card, Lisa! You make the most amazing creations! That was nice of your parents to pay for your trip! I know they will love the card you made them!
    Hope you have a lovely weekend!
    Heather Lynn

  2. Another beautiful creation! Love the scene you created and love all the cuts!!
    Thanks for sharing such a wonderful project!
    Enjoy your weekend!!!

  3. Like all things Lighthouse including this card. Wonderful to cut the Lighthouse out & make it pop as focal pt of card. Perhaps my PG-13 Sassy Birthday Nurse could come visit the baldy man on the card. Heehee.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  4. This card is AWESOME...I love the scene you created!

  5. Lisa,
    This is darling!!! Awesome card. Did you survive the first round of storms, looks like round two will be here soon:(

  6. Awesome card my friend, I love the light house and all the attention to detail you always give your cards. Love the paper. I am sure your parents are going to love it. Thanks for joining my DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY CHALLENGE.
    DIANA L.

  7. Cute relaxing card... Reminds me at times when the sun is shining I would pull out my lounge chair and lay back and do my Sudoku puzzle book... Very pretty!

  8. Such a cute card! Love it! Hope you had a great vacation!

  9. Wow! That card is so very cool. I'm always glad when you post something. Thanks for sharing. (How sweet of your parents to treat you all to a family vacation. Truly a blessing.)

  10. This is so pretty!! i love the cuts and the light house on it!! I am sure your parents are going to love it (even your dad)!!
    Have a great rest of the weekend!!

  11. This is great!! You sure are getting lots done even with a sore arm!!
    What's my excuse?? LOL

  12. Lisa this is really really cute I love the paper too you did a awesome job my sweet friend hugs Debbie

  13. Gorgeous! I love the paper you used and the distress ink is the perfect touch! Thanks so much for going us at FCCB this week!

  14. Such a fun card! Love the great colors and the design!

  15. I am loving that light house!

    great card.


  16. My sweet friend, this is fabulous! (Naturally!) The paper is gorgeous! I adore blues/greens, so this paper keeps making me stare at it. The lighthouse is exquisite... amazing idea to use it as a focal element for your card. :o) And of course the Cricut scene is lovely, as well. The embossing and dimension are perfect and I love the sentiment hanging from twine. :o) (I LOST one of my Spellbinders. I am crushed!) Marvelous card for your sweet parents.. they will cherish it and whenever they look at it, they'll think back on the memories you all created. :o) So special. :o)

    Hugs and blessings!

  17. What a lovely card, your Dad may not appreciate the baldness but he will love the card, and what a thoughtful gesture both of them taking you on holiday, they seem to be parents in a million!
    Great card.

  18. Oh my! This is so much fun! Love this seaside scene!
    Liva ❤

  19. Great (and fun) card Lisa. I love the colors and the lighthouse that's above the top of the card.


  20. Wow,what a wonderful card Lisa.Just love the cuts you used.
    Jayne x

  21. What a fabulous card and such beautiful parents to take you on vacation.
    You're a very lucky girl.
    take care
    Michelle @

  22. Great Card ! I hope the vacation is/was just as awesome as the card .

  23. Awesome scene you created! I love the lighthouse and all of the cuts. The muted tones of the papers are great! Another amazing creation! :)Amy

  24. Perfect card, your parents will love it! I love lighthouses, and the scene is really fun!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the sweet comments. :)

  25. this is AWESOME! :) love that background paper. and thanks for the heads up for the 20% off! woohoo!

  26. What a super sweet thank you card Lisa!! The couple are so cute!

  27. as a little girl my family would vacation on Long Beach Island in NJ the light house there is called Old look at your card and I brought be right back....Karen

  28. I love this, Lisa! The couple is so cute! That paper is awesome too! I'm sure your parents will love it! :)



  30. Lisa, you rocked this one. I love it. You could've always added some yarn to your dad's hair and trimmed the middle I wouldn't touch a thing...great job! I would even frame it.
    Hope your shoulder is doing well.

    Have a great week!
    Dee B

  31. What an awesome card. I love this one. Great colors and I love the pattern paper. Def a cricut cart I need to check out.

  32. Very nice job on the card. Love the sentiment too. Thanks for joining us at FCCB.

  33. Your parents will love it.Very cute scene and embossing.Love the sentiment.

  34. Another fun seeing your Cricut make the best Cricut designs ever!!

  35. OMG, that is adorable! Hope your Dad got a kick out of it! lol!


  36. Well Lisa, this card is Sun-sational!! I know your dad just flipped over it!


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