Tuesday, April 10, 2018

SOS: Headed to the beach!

This week at Shopping Our Stash, I am your hostess and I chose the challenge theme:
Headed to the beach!

I want to see projects of any kind with a salty-ocean flavor!

Here's my stashy card:

  • Focal picture and fab background paper is by Kaisercraft.  I bought it about 6 months ago but have passed it up numerous times... in my hoarding nature... so I definitely decided it was time to use it with the project.
  • Focal picture coated with Finnabair crackle paste (still not my fave-- I am just trying to use it up so I can buy the Liquitex brand) and then some Pebeo natural sand paste (over 1.5 years old and the container is still full) and added some Mod Podge Dimensional Magic-- I keep saying this is the end of my Dimensional Magic (2010), but it just keeps going.  I think it's time to trash it-- see how funny the "water drops" are? 
  • Edges of all Kaisercraft paper inked with Antique Linen DI
  • "Miss you" painted with Finetec gold palette
  • Ancient encylopedia pages in the background
  • Pre-cut gold seaweed (shhh: it's really Tim's Mini Greenery dies but they double well as seaweed).  This is cut from Core'dinations metallic kraft-core.
  • Shells left over from my best friend's wedding... 1.5 years ago, purchased by my sister for bachelorette festivities closer to 2 years ago...
  • Ranger Glossy Accents added to shells as water droplets
  • DecoArt Metallic Lustre in Gold Rush added to edges of background Kaisercraft DP.
I plan to send this to my beach-lovin' daughter while she is at summer camp (yes-- it's that time of year-- every spring I start loading my card stash with cards for my kids while they are away at camp!  And I'm definitely not a mom who just likes to get rid of her kids [well, most of the time...] I was a camper and then camp counselor when I was young at this camp, and I still have strong ties to it, so since my kids love it, too, I want them to be able to go! Bonus: they have to sing and act out silly rhymes for their mail, so it's a win-win!  Ha!)

See you over at SOS, my friends!

I'd like to also share this with Try It On Tuesday for their current Recycle Something challenge-- the encyclopedia pages are my recycled item.


  1. this is a great challenge, love your design, so much fabulous content. real shells and great mixed media content.

  2. HA! see! i knew i was not the only one who thought that so-called piece of xmas green looked like coral or seaweed lol!!!!!! do i even need to say HOW MUCH i loooooooooooooove every single thing about this? yowza! ♥

  3. A beautiful card! Brilliant! Thank you very much for joining us at Try It On Tuesday! oxo Susi

  4. Fab card and I love that you are stashing cards for the kids while they are away at camp!!

  5. Its a wonderful card, all the elements you used look great. Thank you for sharing with us at Try it on Tuesdays.

  6. Lovely beachy card and terrific use of your stash. Thanks for sharing the greenery die = sea weed tip!

  7. A great card and some great recycling too.
    Thank you for sharing this at Try it on Tuesday
    Avril x

  8. What a lovely card - your children are very lucky! I love all the elements you used on your card! Thank you so much for joining us at Try It On Tuesday! Chrisx

  9. A wonderful collage

    Thank you for joining us at TRY IT ON TUESDAY