Friday, May 20, 2011

I'd Rather Be at the Beach Blog Hop - Day 3

Welcome to the "I'd Rather Be At The Beach" Blog Hop. This blog hop runs from May 18-22. If you are coming from Dana's blog, you’re on the right track. If you just joined us, you can go back to the beginning HERE and hop along with us. We’ve had so much fun creating this hop, and we have a wonderful line up with some oh-so-talented crafters. You will find loads of projects with a beachy theme throughout this hop! If you love the beach as much as I do, then you won't want to miss this one! We have LOTS of blog candy to offer! Please check back daily for your chance to win!

Here's the lineup:
Kim: - Your next stop
My inspiration for this card came from my Close to my Heart Moon Doggie papers.  These tropical papers are from a couple of summers ago and I still LOVE them.  To give the trunk of my palm tree a little texture, I dry embossed it and then sanded it.  It now has a fuzzy feeling.  The picture isn't so great, but the embossed sentiment on the basket is "Life's a Picnic."

To create this card, I used the Moon Doggie papers as I already said.  I also used the Campin' Fever stamp set from Close to my Heart, the Potpourri Basket cartridge for my Cricut to create my fun palm tree and some rick rack from my stash.

To win my blog candy, please leave a comment on this post AND become a follower of this blog.  For a bonus entry, become a fan of Curls & Grins on Facebook and comment here that you have done so. Winner will be announced June 1st, so come back here to see if you've won!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Make sure you hop along and see what Kim has in store for you!


Cricut Design Chicks SWARM said...

ooh first today.. LOVE the details of the tree. awesome!!! LO is so cute!!

Cathy said...

Nice job on your project today. I am a follower already:)

christys_scrappin said...

This is just tooooo stinkin cute! OMG! I am now a follower! Hope you can do the same! :-) Thanks for sharing!

Barbara B said...

Too cute! I love CTMH and this is adorable.
Barbara B

Newbie2crafting said...

Very cute card!


mamawcindy said...

Love your Card!!! Like how you sanded it. :0)
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erickson said...

like the card and cute palm tree. thanks for sharing. Hoping along to the next hop.
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Laur78 said...

Adorable card! Moon doggie is my favorite paper pack from CTMH! I am a follower and FB fan!

-Lauren B
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xxsquigglesxx said...

Great card! It's really cute! I follow on GFC as squiggles87 and facebook as Stacey B.


thekolbes said...

Love your card. Thanks for sharing
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Nancy said...

Love the paper! You are so creatve!

Becky Dunham said...

Love this card! I love the way you did the trunk of the tree - such a creative idea! Thanks for explaining it :)

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Lisa R. said...

Great idea for the palm tree! TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

Sherrie K. said...

Cute all the details. Cute idea to emboss and sand the trunk:) TFS!
Sherrie K
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joydee1963 said...

great card,so cute,I am a follower,joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

Emily said...

Cute card! I just love palm trees!

Little Scraps of Heaven Designs said...

what an adorable card.

Gill McCall said...

what a cute card - the rik rak ribbon is a great addition to the waves.

Just a Few Designs said...

This is such a cute, love the palm tree.

AmyJRockstar said...

Very cute LO! I'm a sucker for palm trees. :0) Thanks for the chance to win!

XO ~ Amy Jo (follower)
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AmyJRockstar said...

I also follow you on FB. :0)

XO ~ Amy Jo (follower)
amyjrockstar at gmail dot com

scrapBugz said...

Love the palm tree card! TFS

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Christine Real said...

Love this card!

I don't know how to dry emboss but I sure would love to learn how!

Anniebee said...

Cute card! I love embossing, wet or dry. I think it adds so much to a project.

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Kimmarie Baker said...

Too Cool! The ric rac reminds me of the ocean waves. Love the pickic basket and palm tree.