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Friday, May 27, 2011


Aloha everyone!  Are you getting geared up for the Memorial Day weekend?  I hope yours is a happy and safe one!

I geared up by making a VERY FUN card!  Yesterday I came across some great digi stamps by a wonderful artist named Elisabeth Bell.  Her art is so great, I love their softness and story they tell in a glance.  When I saw this one, I knew it had MY name on it, lol!  It's called "Little Best Friends" (buy it here).  I bought it, downloaded it and got right to work on a great new project!  I used LOTS of layers and pop-dots, 5 different patterned papers, pearls, ribbon and fun charms.  The image was colored with my Copics, the sentiment computer generated and mounted on a Nestabilities Fancy Tag.  After the card was finished, I thought it needed something, so. . . . I added some real beach sand from Kailua Beach over on Oahu that I've had for years (I have a collection of small amounts of sand from all the beaches I go to!).

The term "easel" card is a super one because I always feel like when I finish one it's like a little mini piece of art.  For me, this one really fits that definition!  I entered it in the following challenges:
Digi Bells, SCAD Friends With Heart Challenge Blog, Elisabeth Bell's World, My Grafico Monthy Challenge, Crazy 4 ChallengesPaper Playtime, Cooking It Up With Katie.

I can't tell you how much FUN this card was to do, and MAHALO Elisabeth for such a wonderful image to work with!


  1. Adorable card!! Love the waves

  2. We don't have Memorial day over here Jo, but we do have Spring Bank Holiday Monday. I have to work it though but I do get a day off when I want it later!
    What a delightful image and a beautiful, colourful card :o)
    Jackie xx

  3. Oh Joanne
    this card is so adorable. Love the bright colours too
    hugs sarah x

  4. So sweet and pretty Easel card.
    Thnks for join us at EB World challenge.

  5. fabulous coloring...sweet and summery image..thanks for playing with the Crazy4Challenges

  6. Adorable!!! Love that you used sand on it! Thank you for playing with us at Paper Playtime!!! :)

  7. This is just too cute. I adore it. Thank you for joining us at Paper Playtime.

  8. It's a normal working day for me here in Bonnie Scotland but just for a moment I thought I was somewhere hot & sunny! lol
    Thank you for sharing your card with us at My Grafico for our Anything Goes Monthly Challenge
    Good Luck
    Dawn xxx

  9. Hi there Joanne~~Awhh this is an adorable image and you color it so cutely!! I agree that EB images always tell a story :) Love your embellishments--so fitting for these 2 cuties at the beach:D
    Thanks for joining in the fun at EBW!!!
    Hey hun your entry isn't showing up at SCACD Friends with Heart --you may want to check that out :) Thanks for being part of our challenge there!!!
    Hugz for a Happy Day

  10. This is such an adorable card!!! I love this sweet image and your coloration is beautiful!! Such pretty colors too!
    Thanks so much for joining us at EBW!

  11. Wow!! What a fun card!! Love the design and the fantastic coloring!! Thank's for joining us at EBW!!


  12. Hello Joanne, Beautiful card!! Thank you for joining us at the EBWB!!

    Could you please email me as I would love to use this card on the EB digi Blog tomorrow..
    Hugs, Janiel

  13. Your card is just darling! I love the added charms :) Thanks or joining the EBW Challenge!

  14. adorable!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Thank you for joining us at EBWCB this month!!
    hugs, Janiel

  15. Oh this is such a pretty card, and I love the sentiment "Remember When" we certainly all have precious childhood memories like this. You did a fantastic job. Thanks so much for joining us for our challenge at Elisabeth Bells World this month.


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