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6/17/2015

DeeDee's Digis - Life's a Beach

Hello. Sorry for being MIA once again. We've been doing some house type chores, had some family visiting, and just generally doing other Life things besides blogs & making cards. (and remember my Missing MoJo? well, it's still hiding - makes it easier to just concentrate on other things, ya know?).

This cute DeeDee's digi had been printed for a while, and finally I took a couple of evenings to finish up this card with it. Once I got in gear, the card didn't take long to put together.

First,  let me share something wonderful that is happening. Happy Little Stampers is starting a new Christmas Challenge next month. (along with the existing Sketch Challenge, there will also be a CAS Challenge.) I am excited to have been asked to be part of the Christmas Challenge DT which will be coming in July. So please take some time to check out these challenges, enjoy the DT's inspiration cards for each - and perhaps take time to join in.

Now on to the card:

 
 
DeeDee's Life's a Beach pre-colored digi was die cut with an MFT stitched circle. Shaded with some Hero Arts Pool while still in the die, using a finger dauber. S/B scalloped circle was cut from a white snippet and colored with Memento Daffodil and a round Ranger sponge tool.  WoS pink used on Miss Piggy's bathing suit, and extra WoS to color the flower bow, and the waves around her yellow float.
 
- Various small dies cut all the embellishments from more white snippets which were colored with copics. Used some stickles on the turtle & sea horses. Used Opal Liquid Pearls on the shells, and spread it with my finger to get a bit of gloss to the shells. Sailboat hull had some glossy accents spread to make the hull glisten.
 
After all was added, then I wondered if it was 'too over the top'. ....Nah, Miss Piggy would enjoy watching all these things if she were floating on the waves at the beach!!!
 
The background is a Brusho piece, embossed with a Darice waves folder. This was made earlier, and looked a lot like water to me, and after embossing, thought it was perfect for this card.
 
There's some really cute sentiments included with this fun digi set, but for this one, the sentiment will go inside.
 
The current DeeDee's June Challenge is featuring another warm weather set which you can find HERE .  It's called Diver Daniel, and is just so cute.

If you participated in last month's challenge, you should have already received this set in your email. (If you participated but didn't receive the set, please contact deedeesdigis@gmail.com -- sometimes things do go wrong with email). If you did not participate in last month's challenge, you can still purchase this set for just $1.25 this month at the shop. 
Thanks for joining me this evening. It's been over 100F for the past 2 days here in our part of Upstate South Carolina. So if we're not running errands, we try to do 'inside' stuff, or do the 'outside stuff' very late in the evening. So keep cool where you may be, and come again, when you have time to chat. Blessings & Hugs.
 

34 comments:

Lisa said...

This is so adorable, Mary!! That piggy is too cute!! I love all of the nautical elements you added!! The waves are fabulous!! What a fun card!! Have a great evening :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

jimlynn said...

PRECIOUS!!! The little pig is so cute and I love the way he's surrounded by all the fun dies. Love it!!!
BIG congrats on the new DT too!!! Fabulous!
Lynn

alexandra s.m. said...

your card is truly adorable Mary!
Thank You~

Sarah Mabery said...

She is too stinkin cute. And all those dies are fantastic. I hope your mojo comes back soon, but if this is what you create without mojo, I think you're doing just fine mojo-wise.

Maxine D said...

What a beautiful and fun card Mary - yes, I know about life getting in the way!! How about we swap some of our cold and wet for your warmth ;-)
Blessings
Maxine

Sue said...

Oh that piggy did make me smile:) Love the card.

Hope you have a good day. Sue

dutchess said...

looks like your mojo is well and truly back....you have made such a fun ,vibrant card! just loving all the components of the beach scene.....xxxxx

Pippa said...

Another great card Mary. That little pig looks like it's having a whale of a time (or should it be dolphin of a time!) x

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous....only trouble is after eating a bun I feel and look like your little piggy....oink....great image and creation.xx{aNNie My Personal Blog}

Donna said...

That piggie is just adorable. And is going to have lots of summer fun with all the things planned or dreaming of. Great card. I am MIA too as I'm getting ready for Girl Scout day camp and a garage sale. Way too much to do right now. Take care!

Pat said...

What a cute little piggy Mary floating in what we call a 'rubber ring' and love all the extra embellishments with the shells and the turtle and seahorses, and that super background with the embossed waves is perfect. Congratulations on making the HLS Christmas Design Team too. Our weather has been much better over the past week or two with a lot more sun but although sunny today there is a cold and blustery wind which rather spoils it, but I would find 100F difficult to deal with too so something in between the two would be good. You can see how difficult to please I am ..lol. x

Bonnie said...

Miss Piggy looks very happy floating on the water! Hope they're aren't any sharks in those waters! I think your mojo has found it's way back! Hope you are staying cool. Hugs & smiles.

Brenda said...

How exciting that you were chosen to be on the DT at Happy Little Stampers Christmas challenge Momma Mary! Of course they have chosen one of the best to be on their team. I will check out these challenges, as I have not been getting crafty either. Too much life stuff going on and then there are my ribs that I'm letting heal. Who knew card making could be so dangerous. lol Love, love, love this cute card! That pig cracks me up, she is so cute floating along in the water. I love all the cool ocean things you have on this card and I love your background and that embossing folder! Hugs, Brenda

Sarah said...

Hi Mary, sounds like you have been a busy girl!! Love your card, I have a real fondness for pigs and actually have a dresser full of them in various forms (never any real ones...sadly!!). The idea of a swimming pig in a costume made me smile!! xx

Charlene said...

Your MO is alive and well Miss Mary lol! This is so adorable!! Love the texture and that piggy is so cute!!!

Carol said...

So cute Mary, love the background. Congrats on the DT post...looking forward to working with you. Carol x

MiamiKel said...

What a joyful and wonderfully fun card! Living so close to the beach and water, you've captured the essence of the beach beautifully!

MiamiKel said...

What a joyful and wonderfully fun card! Living so close to the beach and water, you've captured the essence of the beach beautifully!

Shona Erlenborn said...

Oh that little piggy is so sweet! and surrounded by all her seaside friends. What a cute scene. Brusho background couldn't be more apt! I finally got to some stamping today. So hope to share one later.

Marilyn said...

Adorable!!

Brenda in IN said...

Congratulations on being on the Christmas DT! Good for you. It will be nice to make Christmas cards when it is so hot. Maybe it will keep you cool. This is the cutest Ms. Piggy card. She is keeping cool. That inner tube is a hoot.

Liz said...

Such a cute image, it really made me giggle. I love the background - another embossing folder to add to my wishlist! Fabulous card. xx

Loll said...

Such a cute card Mary. Miss Piggy is adorable, and LOVE the watery brushos background. Looking forward to working with you on the Christmas DT at HLS. :) Take care and stay cool. xx

nwilliams6 said...

A really fun beach image - it would be so fun to see a little pig at the beach! Love all your fun images. Cute card my friend. Hugz

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Mary, just trying to catch up here, fabulous fun card, so bright and summery, great image and details, hugs Kate x

Sue - said...

What a lovely fun card! Congrats on your DT spot!

Petra Swart said...

Miss Piggy looks so cool and happy in the water, Mary!!! Very cute card with lovely little things added to look at and enjoy!!! The embossed waves are lovely!!!
Have a great weekend!!!
Hugz

Jacee said...

Well Mary, we'd never guess your mojo has taken a hike 'cos this cards a fabulous piece of work! I love that pig and all your little 'sea' things, love it!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I love sea themed cards. This card makes me as happy as a pig in a poke... I mean a pig in an inner tube. That's waaaay more happiness!

Carol L said...

This little piggy is in her elements with all of those great embellishments! The seahorses, turtle and all those fish look perfect, and then there's that cool water! Ahhhhhh, yes! Cute card!

Kim Heggins said...

This is just too much fun! Love the fabulous scene you created, makes me want to take a trip to the beach! Just adorable.

crafty-stamper said...

congrats on being chosen for the Christmas DT-love the fabulous card with all the sea imagesand miss piggy floating in the middle lol-we are certainly keeping cool here been very cool and wet for last couple of days and this is our Summer??? we have sun this morning but also strong cool wind!!!
Carol x

Anita in France said...

What a happy beachy scene, Mary ... and so much fun! Congratulations on joining the HLS Christmas team! Anita :)

Sandy said...

I can't believe I did did not leave a comment on this fun and beautifully created card. By the way, I love pigs and would dearly love to have a tea cup pig!!
Sandy xx