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A big congrats to Cathy, the newest Featured Stamper (FS699) on Splitcoast! She has such a big, beautiful gallery it was hard to pick just one. For my card, I cased THIS card of Cathy’s. I liked the little rectangle image w/ the greeting underneath, so I kept those. I used different dies,  a polka dot dp & totally changed the theme as well as flipping the layout. Yeah..I’m not sure how the cactus turned into a cafe set, but there it is.

For my little cafe scene, I die cut the patio set 3 white, gray & hot pink, then stacked them. I shaped the umbrella a bit & added little pink birds & a flower vase. I came across the gray & pink polka dot paper & IRL, the gray frame accents it really well. But I’ve found most grays really freak out my camera. Anyway, lots of layered frames were stacked because it helped them show up better & I noticed Cathy likes a lot of layers. 

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps: none
Paper:  Staples 110# white, gray, hot pink, dp (American Crafts- Everyday)
Ink: none
Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps: Patio set, Rectangle Stitch, Small Birds,Vases & Shelves, Mixed Flower Stack, Smile dies 

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.

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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 

Today’s Technique Challenge (TLC632), black magic tech, & the Clean & Simple (CAS423), April showers, were a great pair to combine. 

After stamping the umbrella onto black (a Misti definitely helps w/ this..had to stamp it a number of times, before & after coloring), I used the Prismas to color it. Then I stamped the raindrops &  part of the greeting. Had to stamp that a bunch of times to get it bright enough. Added the stitched flags & sequins & pretty much done.

Here’s a look at the inside.

Thanks so much for looking.


Stamps: DRS Designs – Umbrella, Under the Weather, Raindrops
Paper: Staples 110# white, black, turquoise, lime, blue
Ink: Brilliance moonlight white (Memento tuxedo black & Kaliedacolor Riviera -inside)
 Accessories: MFT stitched flags, Lil’ Inker stitched rectangles dies, Prismacolor pencils, Misti, sequins