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It’s my turn to host the Splitcoast Inspiration Challenge & I chose Caron’s Beach House as the site. It has sooo many wonderful beach decor items! And since it’s pretty close to summer, I thought it would be perfect. THIS was the item that inspired my card.
To make my beach clock, I die cut the circles & on the smaller one, stamped & colored the chair & umbrella. The sandals, seagull & sailboat were drawn in w/ a multiliner pen & the bg was colored in. I inked the woodgrain bg w/ London fog & stamped off once before stamping across the scene, then I used a gray Copic to accentuate the board lines. The die cut numbers & clock hands were added on top. For the greeting, I stamped part of it & die cut the beach part. I had to die cut a few different words from the set then cut & paste them together. 

Here’s a look at the inside & below it are the Copics I used.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies:

Stamps: DRS Designs –Adirondack ChairUmbrella, Woodgrain Bg, New Beginning
Paper: Staples 110# white
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, London fog
Accessories:  Copic markers, white gel pen, ODBD numbers dies,  Lil’ Inker stitched rectangles dies, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & circles dies, Cheery Lynn clock dies, Sizzix Celebrations words dies, Copic multiliner pen 

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Today’s Ways to Use It Challenge (WT649) on Splitcoast is Domestic Inspiration…be inspired by something in your home. Whaaaaaaaat? I’m in the process of moving. What isn’t already boxed is waiting to be boxed. My home resembles nothing so much as a fire sale. But I still have some pictures so I was inspired by this (you can see the picture in the lower right in front of the card below). 

In fact, we were the “parents” of Odie (the bird) for almost 27 years until his passing a few years ago. DRS Designs named the parrot image Odie Pretty Bird after him. Pretty Bird was his favorite thing to say..especially if he was misbehaving. And he would from time to time, look you in the eye & lie to you, lol. “Odie, did you do this?” He’d shake his head & repeat “no, no, no”. We called it his SOB defense, as in Some Other Bird did it. I miss that little character every day!

Anyway, after stamping &  coloring Pretty Bird Odie  &  the Palm Tree &  flowers, I fussy cut them all.  On the square inside the popped up frame, I stamped a portion of the Flamingo scene &  colored it. Then everything was arranged on top w/ just enough room for the greeting. 

Here’s the inside & the Copic I used.


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies:

Stamps: DRS Designs – Pretty Bird Odie Flamingo SceneDogwood , Palm TreePicture Perfect Day (inside:Palm Tree LineWherever You Go  )
Paper: Staples 110# white, black, X-Press It white
Ink: Memento tuxedo black 
Accessories:  Misti, Copic markers, ODBD Double Stitched squares dies, Lil’ Inker stitched rectangles dies

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A big congrats to Sharon, the newest Featured Stamper (FS549) on Splitcoast! She has such a big beautiful gallery, it was hard to chose just one. After much browsing, I chose THIS to case. I kept the beach/seashell theme & most of the layout, but I used different images, different colors & moved the shells from the center to around the center.
After stamping & coloring the flamingo scene, I die cut the white frame, added the greeting & some curvy pierced lines on the lower left. The shells were all fussy cut & added around the circle opening.

These are the Copic I used to color everything.

Thanks  so much for stopping by! 

Supplies:

Stamps: DRS Designs – Flamingo Scene, 4 in 1 Seashells, Beach Birthday
Paper: Staples 110# white
Ink: Memento tuxedo black 
Accessories:  Spellbinders A2 matting basics B, circles dies, Lil’ Inker embossed dots rectangles dies

 

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