Saturday, August 22, 2015

All Occasion Card Using Imagine That Beach Blanket Girl

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I heard it has been cooling off for some of the US.  I hope everyone had a fabulous summer and are now ready for the cool down.  It is still fairly hot here in LA area.  We are supposed to have upper 90's and higher next week.  We had a week of over 105; which was really tough. We still need rain for the severe drought situation.

It is time for another Progressive Challenge at Imagine That Digis Stamps by Kris.  I love Kris's digis.  I especially love the ones she has already colored for us and the fabulous background on this one.  I am running behind; as this challenge ends August 28th.  There is still time for you to get yours ordered (if you don't have it) and your card finished.  You will receive the next months set of images free when you enter this months Progressive Challenge using this months digi set.  I hope you enjoy my card.  

Pre-colored version used on all images
CTMH Chevron Embossing Folder for blue background Z1925

with Background, Sentiment and dies used from this set.
Pre-colored version used on all images

Supplies used to create this card:

Dies - Used images from Imagine That Digis Stamps Beach Blanket Girl; using print and cut with Cricut Design Space.

Paper scene - Pre-Colored Version Imagine That Beach Blanket Girl Digi Stamps
Cardstock - CTMH White Daisy, Canary and Sunset
Blue cardstock - Reflections
Images and Sentiments - Pre-Colored version Imagine That Beach Blanket Girl 
Blue waves background  - CTMH Chevron Embossing Folder
Light pink bling - CTMH Flamingo Dots Z1934
Hot pink bling - CTMH Sparkles Assortment - Z1326
Ribbon - Really Reasonable Ribbon Satin Swiss Dots Primary Assortment

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Imagine That Digis by Kris - DOTM Progressive Challenge (1 of 3)
Artistic Inspiration - Anything Goes (No limit) (Monday)
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes (3 of 3) 
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes (3 of 3)
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes (No limit)
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog - Anything Goes w/option (3 of 3)
Use Your Stuff - Anything Goes/Stash (Cardstock/bling) (No limit)
2 Creative Chicks - Anything Goes (No limit)  (Tuesday)
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes (No limit) (Wednesday)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes (2 of 5)
DL.Art Thankful Thursday - 1 per day (Thursday)
Alphabet Challenge - No Designer Papers (No limit) (Friday)
Chocolate, Coffee and Card Challenge - Use a Sentiment (1 of 2)
Crafts 4 Eternity - Summer (1-3)
Creative Corner - At The Beach (1 of 3)
Fairy Tale - Summer Holiday (No limit)
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes (No limit) 
A Gem of a Challenge - One for the Girls (No limit) (Saturday)
Crafty Calendar - Bingo (Pink, Gems, ribbon) (1 of 3)
Crafty Friends Challenge - Clean & Simple (1 of 3)
Di's Digi Designs - Ribbon, Lace or twine (1 of 3)
My Sheri Crafts - Hello, Thinking of you, etc.  (No limit)
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes (2 of 3) (Sunday)
Pile It On - Bright Colors (No limit)
Scrapbook Blessings Club - Anything Goes w/option (No limit)
Artistic Stamper - Anything Goes (No limit) (Other Dates)
Card and Scrap - Anything Goes (No limit) 
Creative Craft Cottage Digi Creations - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Paradise of Stamps - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Petal Lu - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
The Sisters of Craft - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Your Scrapbook Place - Anything Goes (2 of 3)

August Stamp of the Month

Only $5 with a $50 purchase in August Only
The August Stamp of the Month is another fabulous set that coordinates with the new Awesome  Cricut Artistry Cartridge; and is available for only $5 with a $50 order beginning August 1st.  The three frames on the left are die cuts on the Fabulous New Cricut Artistry Cartridge.

Available Now for $99!
Digital Version Available for $79!

Both the regular Cricut Artistry cartridge and the digital version include;
 3 fabulous D size stamp sets; which all coordinate with the die cuts on the Cricut Artistry Cartridge; and also a 12 x 12 pack of Enchantment cardstock; featuring 7 new colors.  

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  1. Great card, thanks for joining us at Sisters of Craft and good luck. Wendy DT x

  2. Gorgeous card Gloria!! I really love that pop of blue in the background, and super cute with the chevron, gems and ribbon too :) Thank you so much for playing in our challenge at Imagine That! digis by kris. It has cooled down here in Oregon just a bit--nice breeze in the evenings, but we're still pretty smoked out from the big fire nearby. Have a nice weekendxx

  3. Gorgeous card Gloria. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at CCC Digi Creations. We would love to see you again. Anet DT x

  4. Thanks for joining in with our 'thinking of you' challenge over at my sheri crafts. Your card is lovely and colourful.

  5. A beautiful card. Thanks for sharing it with us at Creative Corner. Mary

  6. Hi Gloria, such an adorable card love the image. Thank you so much for joining our at the beach challenge. I hope you will join team jess again on our next challenge september 4th.
    Hugs Veerle DT member CreativeCornerChallenges

  7. A lovely summer card Gloria ;) ;) ;)

  8. Great the summer colors. Thanx for joining us at Petal Lu Challenge.
    xxx Plony

  9. Lovely card!

    Thank you for joining us at Card and Scrap.

    Jytte, DT :)

  10. Lovely bright and sunny card. Thanks for sharing with us this fortnight. Lisa DT CCC Digi Creations

  11. Love the color and subject of the card! Thanks for sharing with Crafting from the Heart!

  12. Beautiful summer card! Thanks for joining us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge
    Welcome again and Good Lugk! Gr.Kaija DT-member

  13. Beautiful card Gloria thank you for joining us over on Inspiration Destination Challenge Blog
    Dianne x

  14. A beautiful bright card, thank you for joining in this months challenge at The Artistic Stamper.

  15. Thanks for entering the 'Clean and Simple' Challenge at Crafty Friends with your lovely card, hope to see you again and Good Luck.
    Diane Louise xx

  16. Beautiful image. Your coloring is amazing. Congrats on over 600 followers

  17. Gorgeous card! I love these bright colors! And this sentiment is perfect! Thank you very much for sharing your great work with us at 613 Avenue create! Good luck and hope to see you again soon!

  18. Gloria both cards are adoable. Love the bow and the beach ball on the first one tho. Thanks so much for joining us at Imagine that Progressive Challenge this month.
    Lynne DT Imagine That

  19. Cute card. Thanks for sharing with us at SBC this month.

  20. Adorable card Gloria, I love the bright colors and that cute beach scene! Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog!
    Tammy x

  21. so cute and fab colours Gloria

    gr karin and
    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  22. Such stunning colours. Thanks for your entry to CCC Digi competition.

  23. Great card, Gloria - love the embossed background.

    Thanks for joining us this month at Imagine That.

    Helen x

  24. Oh, your card is so very pritty and really very summer like! I love it! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge. Bianca XX

  25. Gorgeous summer card :) Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

  26. Summerholiday -100%! Fantastic Card - thanks for showing it for fairytale challenge #124.

  27. A gorgeous card, such a fabulous image and lovely bright colours.
    Thank you for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge.
    I have candy on my blog if you would like to take a look -

  28. wawwww så super flot ♥

    10000 tak for at du deltager på Card and scraps udfordring.

    knuzzzz ♥

  29. Fabulous make Gloria. Thanks for joining us over at Crafty Calendar this month & good luck!
    hugs Jo x

    I have a birthday candy on my blog if you'd like to join in.....
    You can find my candy here

  30. What a great card! That sentiment is SO true! Th anks for sharing with us in Di's Digis Ribbon/Lace/Twine challenge. I hope you can join us in our latest challenge too… it's a nice easy one! Donna ☺


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