Monday, September 13, 2010

MMSC71 Castles in the Sand

Oh how I love Midnight Madness time!  (That's late Monday night, or Tuesday morning if you haven't noticed my posts by now.)  I think I said I love MM release last week too, but I can't help myself, it's so darn exciting.  Ha ha!  I got to use a digi-stamp from our monthly sponsor, Sunshine and Giggles, on my card for this week.

This weeks's "YOUR PICK" Make it fancy, clean and simple, or somewhere in-between. Remember to click on the sneak peek button on the side bar for the following weeks sketch each Friday.

Enter one style or both this week.
Just have fun and come play with us :)
The best way to get a jump start on these challenges is to check out the SNEAK PEAK. :) Next week's sketch is posted on the blog. Too cool don't ya think?

You wouldn't guess that Tattered Rose Stickles would make the perfect sand castle, but that's what I used here.  Pretty neat, huh?  They are Distress Stickles so they are muted, but still sparkly like sand.

Then I did a fun little lollipop flower/sunshine with a glitter paper layer for a cool twist.

Thought I would share a photo of my little cuties playin' in the sand.  This first one is my big girl Tessa (all of three and a half years old).

And this is the one I caught of Izzy (just turned two).  That girl is a hard one to photo!

Lots of summer fun was had that day including throwing water balloons!  I think I almost had more fun than they did.  :)  Anyhow, I really hope you try out the sketch this week.  Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop over to our weekly sponsor, Gurlee Girl.  (Stinkin adorable stamps there!)

Take care and have a wonderful week!


cabio's craft corner said...

Cool flower and fabulous card!!!
PS. your girls are so very cute :o)

Benzi said...

Love your lollipop flower and the awesome sand castle. Girls are real cuties!

Carol said...

Holly you have done an outstanding job with your fabulous creation here. Pray tell how do you make a lollipop I think I must google as yours is sure an eye popper!!! I love those stickles too! I have not tried them but it sure puts the WOW factor in your image. What an incredible creation. I love the pictures of your sweet they are. I bet they are so much fun!!!

Bear Hugs,
Carol :O}

Denise @ kc242 said...

What a adorable take on the sketch challenge. I just love the beach/ sand theme. Your kids are soooo cute! TFS

Gunn (MsPlum) said...

Hi Holly!
What a lovely summercard! Love the big flower and the sparkeling swirls. Really a great sandcastlecard!

Your girls are so adorable! Thanks for sharing those great photos!


Valerie said...

What a cute card! Love the flower!

pam124 said...

Holly, your FLOWER is AMAZING and I love your adorable image and shine. The bling swirls are wonderful and I LOVE your photo shoot. Incredible work!!

Da Princess

P.S. Sorry I'm behind in comments this week - life happens!

Holly said...

Absolutely gorgeous flower! We need a tutorial on that one. I like how you used stickles for the sand. i am always looking for new ways to do sand!


Connie M. said...

This is such a fun card, Holly!! I would have never thought of tatter rose stickles for sand...but it is PERFECT!! Love your pretty flower too...kind of looks like the sun! :) Hugs!!

Lovely Linda said...

Awww Holly - this is way too cute - I love that flower and the shimmer on the sandcastle - and I love those photos of your girls - they are adorable! Oh and ...back to the card - I love the bling swirls! Gorgeous! {{{hugs}}}

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Holly, your creation is just gorgeous with that amazing lollipop flower...WOW, all the sparkle, glitter and bling sure add a touch of "pretty" to your card. Thanks for sharing the photos of your cutie pie daughters, they are both a precious as can be!

Priscilla said...

Ohhhhhhhh Holly, so sweet thanks for sharing your pictures with us. I adore your card and thank your detail is just amazing..I LOVE that flower and know the camera is not doing it justice. I am glad to be back and missed commenting and visiting your blog. Thanks for being a part of the Midnight Madness Design Team and thanks for holding down the fort while I was away :)