Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Seaside Beauty

I have the most incredibly exciting news for you today.... I hinted at it yesterday. I'm DELIGHTED beyond belief to be a guest designer this month for a digital stamp company called Fresh Brewed Designs. If you aren't familiar with Fresh Brewed Designs, you really need to check them out!


As a guest designer, I have the privilege of being part of the blog hop, which features the newly released Fresh Brewed Designs images.





The HOP starts with Rhonda, so be sure to go there first! If you are hopping and got here from (blog link before you in hop order) 's blog, then you are good to go!


This hop will not be your ordinary hop... it is full of secrets and smiles, wonder and amazement. Magical things happen when you get a group of ladies together. What kind of magic you ask? The only magic worth seeking, wanting, cherishing... the kind of magic you find in true friendship. Today we have a little bit of magical enchantment to share with you in these newest Fresh Brewed Designs images. Each tells a little story, a little mystery, a little fun, and adds just a little bit of fantasy to each creation you will see during this hop.



As children we remember those Fairy Tales about mermaids and magical worlds where fairies live. We would lay in the grass and wonder if the patch of wildflowers was full of life, if mermaids swam in the sea beneath us. It is always fun to imagine and dream.



"Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.” CS Lewis


For my card I used an amazing mermaid image called Cordelia Waits.




As soon as Heather, the owner of Fresh Brewed Designs sent her to me, I knew what designer paper I wanted to use. I'd purches the prisma wavy paper from Target a few months ago because it reminded me of the ocean. What better use than to create a beach scene (yes, the sand is made with layers of fine-grit sandpaper) and place that adorable mermaid there. And every beach needs some sunshine, so I created a bright sunny feature using a large yellow button and some yellow ribbon.





Here's a picture of the inside of my card:





Thank you so much for hopping, fluttering, or splashing by today. Please continue your journey by stopping by Stacy's blog to see her beautiful creation. There is more magic and fun to come. Be sure to complete the hop in full, you will not want to miss the surprise at the end!!!

In case you get lost along the way, here's a listing of the blogs in the hop (in hop order):
Jeanette (guest) - that's me
Amanda (guest)
Joyce (guest)
Heather (owner)
Thank you, Heather, for asking me to be a Guest Designer this month!



Image: Fresh Brewed Designs Cordelia Waits
Ink: Personal Stamp Exchange Timber ink, Copic markers, and Copic Spica pen
Cardstock: Stampin' UP! Chocolate Chip and Cool Caribbean
Designer Paper: Target Prisma Waves and fine-grit sandpaper
Embellishments: Paper Studio button, Stampin' UP! hemp, and Classic Traditions satin ribbon

34 comments:

BlueInks said...

Congratulations on the GD. They are lucky to have you!

April said...

Love, love, love your sun....oops that was almost a major typo with 'son'....wouldn't that have been a completely different story all together?
Congrats on your GDT!! I raise my cup to you!

Grace said...

Wow, what a fantastic card. I would not have thought of using a sandpaper to create sand for the mermaid to sit on! Glad you joined us this month!

ashjoy said...

Awesome car! Love the sand castle punch!

Amanda said...

Jeanette, that's awesome! I love the inside too! Great touch with the beach border!! :D

A Sarasota said...

Lovely! Cordelia is a great image to work with! Love how you did the sand...

Heather said...

Oh my wow!!! This is BEAUTIFUL Jeanette! I LOVE how you colored Cordelia up and that GORGEOUS paper. I LOVE it but am so scared to attempt to use them. Mine would no doubt be a mess...and yours is captivating! I love the sun and the sandpaper beach. Gorgeous

Thank you for being a guest for August! I am blessed to have you play along!

Hugs!!!

Heather

bumblebee creations said...

oh you are so right!!! I does look like water! What a great idea to use sandpaper for the sand! Awesome!

Lori said...

Just love the 'ocean, sand, and sun' images! Great coloring of the mermaid!

MiamiKel said...

Oh my goodness gracious, this is beyond stunning - I just love what you've done with her! The sandpaper - genious! And love the stitched ribbon sun! This paper is a perfect match to this lil cutie. But mostly I am thrilled to the heavens that you are a Guest DT this month!!!! What a score for FBD! **Hugs!**

Mae said...

Hi Jeanette love your card! I've been thinking sandpaper beach for the Paradise! You beat me to it. congrats on the GD slot: ((hugs)).

Marlene said...

Cute card! Congrats on your GDT spot!

djones said...

Great card J. Love that DP! May have to make a trip to Target to see if I can find it. Your sand and sun are sooooo creative.

kadie said...

Jeanette!! That scene you've created is fantastic!! I really love how you used the ribbon and button to make a sun too!! VERY CLEVER!! It's super fun to see you hoppin with FBD!!

Judy McMullen said...

Gorgeous card, Jeanette! Love the paper, sandpaper sand and your very creative sunshine not to mention the beautifully colored Cordelia! Congrats on your guest DT...It's well deserved!!!

jennruggeri75 said...

So happy you are a GD this month, Jeanette! Your card is fabulous. I just love the paper!

Courtney said...

This is amazing! I love how you used the ribbon and button to create the sun! Very cool!

~Courtney~

Carol said...

Love the papers!! Great job!

Lawren said...

OOH, I love your background papers. They really make the image pop!

Linda said...

Awesome card....those papers are perfected and love the way you have done the sandy beach!!!

auntbeespickles said...

Wow, how creative! You totally deserved this guest designer spot! What a wonderful image and I totally love what you did with her. That paper is totally fabulous! Love your sun - great thinking! This is really creative you did a great job for Freshly Brewed!

Lorie said...

Wooohoooo! Congrats, Jeanette! You sure off to a wonderful start with this card. Every single creative detail is beyond perfect for that adorable image! Have fun with your guest DT spot this month! Can't wait to see more!

Love ya,
Lorie

Arlana said...

Such an adorably creative card. Love the sand paper for sand and the added sun. You background paper is just so sweet. Congrats on being guest designer.

Laurie said...

Congrats!! Great card! Love your mermaid! She is perfect!

marismamma said...

awww..I love this cute ,sweet mermaid colored to perfection and that lovely rippled looking d/p...
and of course I love the son... eheh it sure reminds me of another one...eheheh *wink* LOL
great job and congratz on your new guest DT!!
Paola

grandmalee said...

What a wonderful job and congrats on being a GD! Awesome creation! I bought that same paper & have been hoarding it for a while. Now I have a good idea how to use it! Your colors are great and I adore your layout!

marismamma said...

??? not sure why it shows 'marismamma' instead of 'sama' in my posts...(??)

paola

Chaosmaus said...

Great Layoutcard. Nice Colours.

Barb said...

Amazing card, Jeanette! That wavy dp is perfect and the sand paper is inspired! We are so glad to have you with us this month!

Barb

Josephine said...

Jeanette, Cordelia won't be waiting long. Beautiful card.

dj1952 said...

Congratulations on being chosen as guest designer, and WOW! I LOVE your card. That wavy paper really does help make the card. The mermaid is cute, too, and you did a great job coloring her. Thanks, dj1952

Tami said...

I like how the wavy paper looks like waves and how the inside is decorated:)

mulberry station said...

Love your card! The paper is great and so is the image. Love the wavy paper too!
Nancy

Maria Matter said...

beautiful Jeanette, love how you did the bg!

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