Such A Beach Bum!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Days just fly by don't they?!

One minute it's Monday, then before you know it, it's mid way through the week already! I feel like I need to make better use of my time or start keeping task lists rather than keeping them in my head because I tell ya, things are just getting out of hand in the MacLean household! *insert frazzled look here*

I could use a day at the beach right about now. :) Ahhhh, yes....soaking up some of that glorious sun, and the sound of waves lapping the shore line...ahhh, yes please! The sound I'm currently trying to block out is a chainsaw digging it's teeth into a tree right outside our apartment. Not so pleasant!

At least I could daydream for a bit while making these little beauties for you! These beach dwellers are from Anna Wight's new Whipper Snapper cling set, aptly named 'Beach Bum'. :) I wanna be a beach bum!

From the moment this set arrived on my doorstep, I have wanted to stamp this chicken up! But I showed some restraint and let him sit while I showed some of the other stamps some loving. haha Isn't he just the best?! I colored him up with some yellow reinkers and then gave him some sunburn...oops! I mean 'color' with the Really Rust reinker. :) Although, if you ask my husband, he thinks Mr. Chicken now has a bad case of the pox! LOL

My second card is a tribute to the quintessential beach bum - Mr. Crab! No one loves the sand and surf more than him. He can withstand all the elements because of that tough shell of his. Ever had heat stroke? I did once as a kid and let me tell you - it ain't fun!

Speaking of tans and sun; last winter my dear friend back in Australia sent me photos of her and her family and the first thing I blurted out was "Geez, will you look how tanned they are!" Stuck in the middle of a New England winter, their tans looked like golden rays of sunshine! It's already June and my skin looks as pasty white as it did in January - time to do something about it, I think.

Have a fabulous day!!

Card 1
Stamps: Whipper Snapper 'Beach Bum'
Inks: StazOn 'Jet Black', So Saffron, More Mustard, Really Rust, Ruby Red, Ballet Blue, Creamy Caramel, Close To Cocoa
Papers: Canson Watercolor, Georgia Pacific, Bazzil Basics, PP - K&Company 'Citronella'
Access: Button, Decorative Scissors, Twine, Nestibilities, Dimensionals
Card 2
Stamps: Whipper Snapper 'Beach Bum'
Inks: StazOn 'Jet Black', Really Rust, Morning Marigold, Pumkin Pie
Papers: Canson Watercolor, Kraft, Bazzil Basics, PP - K&Company 'Citronella' and 'Actopus to Zelephant'
Access: Raffia, Dimensionals, Paper Piercer


Mary Giles said...

Love the rich colors on both cards and that fried chicken sentiment cracks me up everytime I see it. Love how you did the sandy ground on the chicken.

kadie said...

Brilliant!! You are brilliant. Oh how I love these. LOL. Fried're killing me. Too cute and so funny. I absolutely love seeing you use these Whipper Snappers!!

Catherine said...

The fried chicken sentiment is priceless!!!! LOL on DH's "pox" comment.
Love the coloring on both of these. The raffia is a nice touch on the crab card.

~amy~ said...

Oh Sista...these are absolutely Fantabulous! You have such the knack of coloring and teaming up fun pattern papers!

Ida said...

Oh my gosh these are so much FUN. Just adorable and cute as can be.

Jacilynn said...

lol the sentiment on the chicken card is too cute!
Seriously, you need to do a coloring tutorial. I'm always in awe of your coloring.
Gorgeous cards Sandra!

*Susan* said...

Simply fabulous cards! The colors are so rich, and the fried chicken sentiment is too funny! Oh sweetie, I've adopted "pale is the new tan" LOL! Healthier and less wrinkling, although "tan in a can" is tempting me righ now! I just have to find one that won't make me look mac-n-cheese orange! tee-hee-hee! {hug}

Tosha Leyendekker said...

These are just darling Sandra!! Your coloring and details are always fantastic!! And that *fried chicken* sentiment is too funny!! Love the papers you combined with these darling images too!! Fabulous!!

Julie Campbell said...

Oooh! I love your cards! Your coloring is PERFECT!

jami said...

Brilliant!! Love that fried chicken!! beautiful coloring!

Silli said...

Hello Sandra, your cards are very pretty. I love the stamps from WS and your coloring is perfect! Hugs and smiles!

Lorie said...

Love your beachy creations, Sandra! The fried chicken is a riot!!

Tab said...

Fabulous cards hun, I love how you have coloured the chicken! He is deffo fried chicken. That sentiment cracks me up everytime I read it!
Truly fab!
Hugs Tab xxx

MiamiKel said...

OH so bright and brilliant! Everytime I see this sentiment I just bust, but this is truly clever :) It's "Well done", Sandra - tee hee!

Carolyn Bounds said...

You are a riot!!! I love your sense of humor...always makes me smile or burst into laughter making everyone around me think I'm wacko.

Both of these cards are fabulous, but the sun-bathing chicken is hysterical!!! Fried chicken? Yup! He looks a little crispy to me! You are absolutely amazing!!!! Everything you create is a true work of art!!!


Carol W said...

Sandra, I love these cards. Your coloring is awesome and your choice of layouts and color is devine. Thanks for sharing.

Carol W.

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