Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Cuttlebug Be Inspired Challenge 40: Beach Peace

Good morning girls!! So, so happy to see you today! It means so much that you take a minute or two to stop by my blog and see what I've created!

I'm very excited to share not just one but TWO cards with you for today's Cuttlebug Be Inspired Challenge. We had an awesome sketch to work with this week designed by the blog owner Maggie. Today we are highlighting the NEW Herringbone folder that Provo Craft has coming out at the end of the month. It's been such fun to have the new folders to showcase!! I know several of you were able to pick up the set recently on HSN and they are on the way to you --- I can't wait for you to get them so you can use them and play along in our Countdown to CHA celebration!!

I'm also excited because 2RedBananas is sponsoring a great prize this week for those participating in the sketch challenge. It is the Precious Bundle set designed by Jami Bova and released last month. Be sure to link up your creation on the Cuttlebug Challenge blog for your chance to win! Then be sure to head over to 2RedBananas to shop - TODAY is release day and all the July stamps are available!!

I used the July Journaling Spot on my card this week! Jeanette has such a neat concept for these journaling spot sets. And even though I don't scrapbook much, they make really great cards too! Especially this set as it has 2 quotes, 3 seashells, a grass stamp and the journaling spot.

The seashells in the set made me think of the beach. I can't imagine anything more peaceful than a quiet beach somewhere, with a vast expanse of blue and a cabana all to myself. Only the sound of the pounding surf.

Ah. Peace.


The cream panel was torn and inked with Creamy Caramel. The Baja Breeze (water) layer was torn, rolled and inked with Craft White and then the sky (which might be a scrap of Soft Sky?)

The Baja Breeze base panel was embossed with the Herringbone folder and boy do I LOVE the effect that it had on the paper. It's incredibly soft and supple. Twill ribbon and a few pearls keeps it neat and simple. I really wanted all the focus on the quote and the beach scene so kept the embellishments to the bare minimum.

I even decorated the inside with the grass stamp. Creamy Caramel on Kraft. A new favorite.

Be sure to visit the rest of The Banana Bunch - they played along in the sketch challenge this week too and their creations are beautiful too! Swing by their blogs and let them know how much you enjoyed their creations!

I have another card using this sketch as well. It's a great sketch that really puts the focus on the image or sentiment that you want to use. I love those kind of cards. I spied this Caliope image (Paper Makeup Stamps) buried under some stamps and could not resist her calling out to me. I paperpieced her outfit and heart and handwrote my sentiment. My husband loves blue and so it was easy to use the same colors for this card as for my Beach Peace card. I hope he likes it!

We'd love to have you create a card using your Cuttlebug and the sketch too! Be sure to link up your card at the Cuttlebug Challenge blog for a chance to win the Precious Bundles stamp set from 2RedBananas.
Have a beautiful morning!

26 comments:

June Houck said...

Simply beautiful, Cassie! This card does bring calm, peace, and serenity :)

Joanne said...

I love the beach card! I love the look of torn paper. Great work!

Jenn K said...

Cassie!! What great cards and I am so Lovin' that Peace sentiment!! So true!!

dannisdoodles said...

oh these are so serene & beautiful Cassie, oh how I ♥ these!

hugs & so much love!
danni

Becky said...

Great card, very serene.

Karen said...

Such beautiful cards. That beach card is definitely serene and calm. I love the sentiment as well!

Beth said...

Both are wonderful Cassie love how you layered the first one and the beautiful verse and the second one is just simply adorable.
Hugs
Beth

Eva said...

Cassie, this is such a beautiful serene card!

Tricia said...

great cards and I really think that Peace card on the top conveys it all.

Riet said...

What a gorgeous cards Cassie,l love the image and papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Tenia Nelson said...

Great cards!!

Chrissie said...

Beautiful, beautiful card... looks so simple but to achieve this effect is no mean feat!
Wonderful!
Chrissie

Lynn said...

Love that awesome beach!! Absolute perfection!!!!

Danni said...

Gorgeous!

Kim said...

Gorgeous beach and I love what you did with Caliope!

Christine said...

Both cards are great but I really love the peace card. I haven't been to the ocean for so long and it makes me want to go. NOW!!!

Blessings,
Christine

Ewonne said...

Your cards looks so stylish and elegant! They're stunning!

Terrie B x said...

Cassie yur cards are sooo `beautiful` TFS
Enjoy the rest of your week:) x

Michelle said...

wonderful cards cassie...
i am an ocean girl..so that one speaks to me.. and has such a calming tone to it with the colors you chose. TFS!

Melody said...

Beautiful, soft cards!

Wendy said...

Both of these cards are so pretty. I love the torn "peace" card. I think I need to get some of these cuttlebug embossing folders...

Jodi said...

Very pretty cards!! Love the colors!
Hugs
Jodi =)

Deb said...

Beautiful, Cassie! I love the uncluttered simplicity of the beach! Serene and restful! Gorgeous! I would love to find that folder! Caliope is darling too!

Scrubbysue said...

So pretty! and I love that torn paper technique. I have all my new CB folders now so, I'm gonna have to use that zigzag one. That looks neat!

Nathalia Castellon said...

I so love what you did with your card this week! The subtle color palette, the clean lines...just lovely!

Rebecca Ednie said...

I super love the beach card. Beach and shell cards are my favourites.