Thursday, March 10, 2011

Spring Break

Feeling like I'm in serious need of a spring break, I found a bunch of challenges this week that inspired this card. Most of the paper I used was from Close to My Heart, they have great paper packs. Then I used the Life is a Beach cartridge for the palm tree and the flower charm.

The flower in the charm kind of reminded me of a clock, so that's where the sentiment came from. :) I used Perfect Pearl pigment powder from Ranger to give the flower some shimmer - I haven't had a chance to use it very often, but it added a really nice effect. I also used a brad and blue fibers as accents.

I entered a bunch of challenges with this card:

Cricut Cardz Challenge - 9x4 card, any theme, any colors
Papercraft Star - Spring inspiration and one of their colors
Simon Says Stamp - anything goes
Cooking with Cricut - time to spring forward, use a timepiece, clock, or some reference to time
Fantabulous Cricut - use a tree
The Play Date Cafe - use these colors
Two Scraptastic Gals - Life's a Beach cart

Hope you're all having a great week!



29 comments:

Fiona said...

Great idea to match your theme with such bright spring colours! Thanks for joining in the fun at the Play Date Cafe Rayna :)

Crafting Misfit said...

Very nice! It makes me want to take a vacation :)

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Jean said...

Cute. Thanks for playing along with us at Cooking with Cricut.

Julie Day said...

*sigh* too bad we couldn't blow up your card to life size and jump in the water :) Love the look of this card and all the great elements you pulled together :)

Jamie said...

Love it!!!! I am dying to get back to the beach. Thanks for playing along with us this week at FCCB!

BugBites said...

This is a great card. I like the whole look.Thanks fro playing along with us at FCCB.

massofhair said...

Bright, vibrant and fun card... :-)

cricutalltime said...

really cute card.love the colors and the scene.tfs

DIANA L. said...

Hi there....
I love those papers the colors are grreat..
Thanks for sharing
Diana L.

girlia said...

Love the tall card. It turned out really well

mum of two said...

What a great "tall" card! It gives me hope that winte may end... sometime... Thanks for playing with us this week at CCC and CWC:)

michelle DT#2CCC and CWCDT
http://mumoftwoblog.blogspot.com

debby4000 said...

Fabulous card.
thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.
luv
Debby

Kristina said...

Rayna, I love your Spring Break take on our challenge! Thank you so much for joining us this week at Papercraft Star!

Dana said...

Great Card. Love the papers. Thanks for playing at FCCB

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Janis said...

Great card - love how you did the water. Thanks for playing with us at CCC! :) Janis DT#2

Emora Designs said...

What a bright and fun card!! I think all of us are ready for spring break! LOL Thank you for joining us this week at Papercraft Star!
Regan

Kristin said...

Great colors , I love your card! Thanks for playing along with us at CCC!

Scrapper69 said...

What a great card! Makes me want to fly south! LOL :o) Thanks for joining us over at Cricut Cardz! :o)
Theresa CCC DT

Lisa said...

What a fun card! Thanks so much for joining us this week at FCCB!

Lisa
prettypaperprettyribbons.blogspot.com

Maquel said...

Great job!! I'm sooo in the mood for SPRING! Thank you for playing along with us this week at FCCB!!

Maquel
http://papermaineiac.blogspot.com

Mad Crafter said...

Very cool:) Love the colors and the idea of your card. Thanks for playing with us again this week at Cooking With Cricut:) Good Luck:)
~Madison CWCDT funkycards.blogspot.com

Larelyn said...

Terrific card. Love all the layering and details. Thanks for joining us at FCCB.
Hugs,

Tamara said...

Very, very nice! Great color choices! Thanks for playing with us at FCCB!

Tamara
http://happylifecraftywife.typepad.com/

Jennifer said...

Great card, Rayna! Very tropical! Thanks for taking time to play along with us this week at Cooking With Cricut.

~ Jen, CWC Design Team
www.gator-4-life.blogspot.com

Ruby said...

This card just makes you want the sun to come out!! Great job, thanks for joining in the fun with us at the Play Date Cafe!

Michele Gross said...

How fun! Makes me feel like packing my bags and heading someplace where there isn't any snow! :) Thanks for playing with us at The Play Date Cafe!

Jinny Newlin said...

I'm dittoing Michele! So makes me want to hit the beaches! LOVE all the shine in your flower! So fun! Thanks for playing along with us in The Cafe!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

SOOOOOOOOO true! It's time for Spring Break!! LOL! Great card--this is a great use of these colors:) FAB! Thanks for playing along and joining in the fun over at the PDCC:}

Libby Hickson said...

This is so cute - makes me want to run off to the tropics!! Thanks so much for playing with us at the Play Date Cafe!