Sunday, July 20, 2014

StampNation Summer Beach Vacation Blog Hop


Today we are kicking off the StampNation Summer Beach Vacation event with a Blog Hop. Each of the StampNation Dream Team members, along with some of our crafty friends (including me!), are hopping along sharing cards inspired by our first challenge, "Beach Style," as well as a peek at another favorite projects from the event!

Here's my card for the first challenge:



I'm absolutely smitten with Lawn Fawn's adorable beach-themed Life Is Good stamp set and coordinating dies! Especially the super cute flip-flops! How cute are they paper pieced with some bright polka dot paper?? The towel is a piece of patterned paper (Echo Park Walking On Sunshine 6x6 collection) rolled up and fringed at the end. That's my beach style: sand, surf, and a few colorful accessories!



It's time to hop along now. Make sure you leave comments at each of the blogs listed below to be eligible to win...



Plus...











For each of these prizes, one winner will be randomly drawn from all the blog hop comments. A second winner will be chosen from all the challenge entries at StampNation!

You will have have until 11:59 pm EST on July 27 to leave a comment. Winners will be chosen randomly and will be announced on Monday, July 28th on Catherine's blog.


Amy Sheffer (you're here!) 


Not a StampNation Sistah yet? We hope you will join us. Learn more here

This event is going to be SO MUCH FUN! Here's a peek at another project I have coming later this week...


(More Lawn Fawn cuteness!)



Enjoy the rest of the hop!

178 comments:

Debra said...

I love the torn paper beach and your design! I've used fine sandpaper in the past for the beach and the Lawn Fawn die cuts through it perfectly, just cut on the backside of the sandpaper.

Betty Sue said...

This is one of my favorite cards! Love!

Nancy Sue said...

Creative beach towel, really like it.

Lisa K said...

Love the beach towel! Great card.

Jessica said...

This is so cute!!! Love the little scene you made! The towel and sandals are adorable! :)

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Sabrina said...

I absolutely love how you made your towel!! What a fabulous card!!!

auntbubbels said...

How clever how you made the towel . . .

WhoMom said...

Love the torn paper with the embossed background. The towel is so clever! Great card.

ValByDesign, Valerie said...

This is just wonderful! I love the stamps, the embossing, the layout, the colors. I love it ALL!

pcm said...

that little beach mat is adorable!

Kari V. said...

So cute with the rolled up towel and torn paper waves!! Love it.

Debbie Bonczek said...

That towel is absolutely adorable. It reminded me of a scrapbook layout that I created a long time ago so it gave me a happy memory. (Odd that it didn't remind me of time at the beach with a towel - lol). Love all that layering of the elements. Awesome creation!

Асель Бапанова said...

Blanket, ah - creative)))

Toni said...

I love this! The beach towel is genius !

Lori Mcosh said...

I love the entire card, but that beach blanket- total genius!

Gaylynn said...

Very creative with the paper. Love it. :)

Susangail Powell said...

I feel like I'm at the beach when I look at your card! Love the torn paper :)

Bastel-Troll said...

What a great card - I love your style!!!

Tonya Jastad said...

I LOVE your beach towel! I LOVE this whole card top to bottom! Well done!

SJH D said...

This is a wonderful card. Thanks for the ideas. Love the towel.

Fran said...

Loving the little towel Amy. And your waves. Thanks for the inspiration.

Terri (blindstamper) said...

Love your beach towel idea!

Alanna said...

Super cute card and the best part about it? That super cute beach towel.

Joni said...

This card is adorable. I am a fan of polka dots. The Beach Towel is inspired.

Yvonne B. said...

I love all you textures and dimension on this card! The torn edges and dots are lovely and the towel is a show-stopper! Thanks for sharing your card today!

Jean M. said...

So creative...love your towel...love it:)

Allison Cope said...

You see, I'd go all the way to the beach and forget my beach towel! How cute is that Amy! Thanks for joining us for our StampNation Beach Vacation!

Lynne Ward said...

OMG - LOVE the towel. A great idea and perfect for the theme. Love it!

Laurie said...

I love the polkadot background and the torn paper beach! Very cute!

lisa808 said...

Love your card! The beach blanket and flip flops are darling.

Susan said...

Your card is just wonderful.Love the unexpected sand background and the paper torn surf. The towel and flip flops just add such interest and charm!

Jean Bullock said...

Very cute. Love your torn paper waves.

coolnana72 said...

Very cute, cute card. I love the beach towel and how you created the waves.

sue k said...

Very cute and creative, your beach blanket is GREAT!!!

Sue
http://suek86401.blogspot.com/

Lura said...

Love this card and that little rolled up towel is the bomb!

donna mikasa said...

I think everyone's in love with that rolled up mat! Super cute idea--love your card!

Lucinde said...

Love the dots in the background!

Sharon Salerno said...

Love the towel! So clever!

Shaughn Woodruff said...

Oh my what an adorable card! Your towel is perfect! Just so fun and beachy! I love it!

Heather North said...

LOVE love love your card! It totally fits my beach style of surf and sand. The rolled up beach towel is genius! Thank you for joining the StampNation Dream Team for this blog hop!

Melissa F said...

LOVE the layout and colors of this fabulous beachy card! This is one I want to case right now!

Becky Selecman said...

Got to run and brush the cobwebs off my summer stamps! Adorable layout.

Janet Zeppa said...

Adorable card!! Love the little flip flops!

Sue C. said...

Really cute card!

Thordis said...

Love your card! Love the simplicity of it and that towel is a awesome idea :)

Tinstar said...

So glad I got to play with 1 challenge before I go on my on vacation. Fabulous card.

Doris said...

love all the different textures

Maria said...

Loved this card! Great job! I think this tops the list for me!

BrendaB said...

how cute is this! Love the little beach towel!

Nicki said...

Am loving the beach theme. Live how you made the towel. Very clever. Am also enjoying the blog hop.

Rochelle Sodipo Washington said...

Very clever!

Cynthia said...

Nice towel - looks like one I used to have! Thanks for the neat ideas.

cghundley said...

Love the blanket
and flip flops!
Very cute and
fun card.
Carla from Utah

jeannejj said...

Love the embossing on the card. The towel is very cute and I like the torn waves! One of my favorite cards!

Connie said...

Your beach towel is inspired! As always, love flip flops!

Shirley A. said...

The towel and waves just make this card so sweet. Great job!

Meg G said...

I love the beach towel!! I need this stamp set!!

Sheila H said...

Wonderful texture and dimension on your card!

Connie G said...

So adorable! Love how you creatively made your beach towel and the flip flops are just perfect!

Marisa said...

Your rolled beach mat is BRILLIANT! Such a great card!

Amanda said...

Your rolled up beach towel is so clever and really cute. Love this card!

Kelly Lewis said...

what a cute idea to roll up the paper to make it look like a blanket. Adorable.

Lee Owens said...

Such a cute card, love the torn paper beach and the towel is genius

Susie Moore said...

You are very talented! Everything about your card is perfect!

Margarita Navarro-Rivera said...

Am loving that beach towel Great card!

Jen Carter said...

I love your rug!! That is so creative!! Very fun card!

Ann Kulseth said...

Everything about this card is amazing - I love the beach towel! Thanks for sharing!

Priscilla Joseph said...

Your detail is amazing! Right down to the fringed beach towel!

Kailash said...

Such a creative and clever design, too cute, love the details. The towel is a genius idea for sure!!!

papermorsels said...

That water lapping against the sand is great! Cute idea for the blanket!

CraftyPaws said...

What a great card! I love that little beach blanket you created! So clever. tfs hugs, Kristina

Ida Faye CUTLER said...

Love, love, love this card. My favorite in this hop!

Lisa Petrella said...

Those flip flops are adorable and I love how you created the beach towel!!! Awesome work!

Debbie T said...

I really like the torn paper and the towel. How creative.

Sandra Johnston said...

Love your creative beach towel. Great card!

Sue D said...

I like the soothing beach colors and the rolled up towel.

Lynn Fletcher said...

Amy love the towel on your beach card. It is really cute!

Denise Bryant said...

great card! I love the textures!

Jessika said...

The towel is adoreable!!!

Stephanie Poteet said...

Your card is awesome! I especially love the beach blanket... what cool idea!

Anonymous said...

Very cute card. Am lovin' the beach scenes. Makes me want to go to Calif. to the beach!!

monster said...

I think this might be my favourite!

TheWinstonFamily said...

Cute card, loved the beach towel.

Tracey McNeely said...

Amy that blanket is fantastic! Love your design!

paperpicnic said...

Wow, your beach towel is so creative and cute - the perfect detail with the flip-flops! Love the torn and layered water! A really terrific summer card!

croppinmama said...

Thanks for sharing your fun card with so many great ways to create dimension and texture with paper. The beach towel is so clever!

Carol B. said...

Your card really has me imagining I'm at the beach. Love that towel!

Brandi lynn said...

Love the beach towel idea! Very cute card!

linda weiser said...

cute card

Brandi lynn said...

awesome card!

linda weiser said...

adorable! love the creative beach towel idea!

Jennifer Gayle said...

Great card! Love the texture!

NatQuebec said...

What a great card and this towel is so cute.

Dawn Turley said...

totally adorable. Love the rolled up towel and jandals.

Gayle said...

Another wonderful card using the adorable Lawn Fawn set! It is amazing to see the many clever uses for this set! Your card is great with the fringed towel!

Mary-Anne V said...

How fun! Love the folded towel and the torn paper for the waves.

BeverlyBL said...

Love your darling beach towel and your colors are perfect for a beach scene. The torn paper makes great white caps on the waves. Great idea for me to save for a future card!

KimCreate said...

Absolutely A-dor-able! Love the water and cute rolled towel and the flip flops!

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a sweet card Amy. Love the cute flip-flops and the 'towel'!

Lisa T. said...

Love this blog hop and your card ~ the beach towel is so clever! :)

Beth H. said...

Love this card! What a cool way to make a beach towel!

Debbie said...

so creative love how it feels like a beach

Charlene said...

Beautiful card love the beach blanket !

Heather Thompson said...

i love how this looks, great idea with the beach towel.

Piali Biswas said...

Beautiful card! Love the beach towel!!

Pat said...

Love your card. I like the way you placed the beach towel and flip flops. Great colors too.

airbornewife said...

Amy.. this card Rocks!! it's my favorite in the hop. Love all the textures, layers and the fun colors. ~ Pam

Lindsey said...

This is adorable! Love all the texture on this card. And the fabric towel is such a fun touch.

Nicole said...

OMG, gorgeous card!!

Monicka said...

Oh I love it!

Deborah Johnson said...

Cute card.

Stephanie Mackey said...

Love the dots and the torn paper. So cute!

Judy said...

Sweet card. I love your little towel along with the flip flops. Thanks for sharing with us.

gabriella said...

Fun card. Great towel

Carol McCready said...

Your card is adorable. I absolutely love that towel.

Sandy Berl said...

Cute card. Love the towel!

Barbra said...

Crazy love your card!

JoAnn said...

Love the adorable flip flops and your beach blanket.

karenwb said...

I'm wild about this card! Every little is so creative.

Sheryl said...

Oh goodness such a cute card!!!

Manuela said...

super fun card, love the look of the towel, the stamp set is really cute! :-))

Dee Miranda said...

Great card! I love the texture on this card (:

-Dee

Laurie said...

Great card! Love your rolled up towel with the flip flops!

marylouh said...

Love the beach towel - clever idea. The pieced flip-flops are darling. The torn paper for the water is fun. Great card.

Crouchingcheese said...

I love love love the embossed background of this card! And I especially love the rolled up beach towel made of paper, how very clever!!

Loly Borda-Towery said...

I love your card! That towel is adorable, and I love how you made the waves. TFS

Linda Wilkinson said...

I love your card it is so great that blanket is amazing!!!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Thus is fabulous! Love the rolled up towel!

Jenna said...

I love the torn paper and the adorable 3d towel!

Neesey said...

This card is adorable. I love the use of texture with the waves. TFS.

Gigglls said...

Very creative card. I love polka dots, and like how you did the towel

michelle pepper said...

I love everything about your card Amy - wow!!!

Michelle said...

Oh my goodness, Amy, your card is just adorable! I really like what you did with that cute blanket and how you attached those fun little flip flops to the bottom of it. Great job!

Kay Jantz said...

I also love this card Amy. Love the beach towel, with fringe, no less! Love the torn paper look for waves,simple yet spectacular.

Vicki said...

I love the way you used the circle embossing as part of the background. It's a subtle reminder of the beach theme and reminds me of water. Nice!

Miriam Prantner said...

So cute! Love the rolled up towel and the fringe and the torn paper water.

Laura Mitchell said...

I love the embossed dots on the kraft cardstock. Not sure why I didn't think of this before!

ericalynndesigns said...

I'll have to try the torn paper for the water. It's too cute. Also love the flip flops.

Laura Miller said...

I love the colorful towel addition - - perfect for DSP

heartforhandmade said...

Love the flip flops over the roll of the beach towel. Great texture too, such a fun card. Love it

emo812 said...

Love this card!! Such cute ideas!!

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

I love this! The embossing is perfect, and I really love the beach towel! So clever :).

Chris L.

Janis said...

That is adorable!!! Your beach towel is great!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Mei Totten said...

Adorable card!!! Love the beach towel.

Andrene Smith said...

Fabulous card! Love all the layers and texture!

Carol said...

Love this card, and that towel just sets the mood!

Sherry said...

Love that little beach towel. So clever!

SchnauzerCrafts Creations said...

Love, love this!!! The sand, the water and that towel are all to die for!!! I am CASEing this card today as I am inspired by you!

Kathy Dalgliesh said...

Torn paper waves & towel are so cute! This card is one of my faves!

FreeToBeMe..LisaJ said...

Wowzer........so creative the the towel torn paper for sand & water.

I love it!

Felicita

Nancee Purdum said...

Great card! I love that towel! Adorable!

Lori Nelson said...

Wow, love the pop of the beach towel, very clever! Never heard of Lawn Fawn until I did this hop...very sweet stamps and dies! Thanks for sharing your talent.

Carole said...

How clever are you! Love the towel and love the polka dot flip-flops. Job well done!

Kate said...

Love, love, love this!

harmonycat said...

This one is subtle and makes your viewer think about all the fun summery stuff!

Jguyeby said...

Love this. Love how you did the blanket. It is so cute.

Preacherwife said...

ok, the beach blanket did it. This is my favorite!

Helen Gullett said...

Oh my! That is very creative to create a beach towel with paper! Super fun card!!

christi said...

love your little beach blanket, lets go. cute card.

Judith Woodward said...

Love the flip flops and the beach towel is a great idea!!

judyvernon said...

What a great take on the theme!

Lisa R. said...

Adorable scene. Love the beach blanket. TFS

Lorie said...

This is awesome!! Love your color choice!
Thanks for the inspiration!

Alma Dirpaul said...

Nice idea for the towel...I have never seen that before.

Tracy Hughes said...

Wonderful layout Love these Lawn Fawn products

Jodie Stoddard said...

Love the torn pages for the water and the dot background.

crafterab said...

This card is great! Love the embossing and the little towel/mat is so very cute.
Thanks for sharing.

Vicki Brooks said...

Really sweet card. The beach towel...how creative! Thanks.

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Love your card...the colors..the embossing...

Anna said...

I love the embossing background, the beach towel and the thonges and the wripping waters,Great card.

Anna said...

I love the embossing background, the beach towel and the thonges and the wripping waters,Great card.

Ani said...

Fabulous! I love the beach towel and flip flops!

Bev Karolak said...

Super cute card! Love the fringed towel!! :)

sandie said...

love that towel. it adds a lot

Mary Roberson said...

Cute and clever bright beach towel adds so much visual interest to this card. I also like the paper piecing on the flip flops and beach/water.

Laura Whitaker said...

I love your beach scene, the towel is great.

Rosy Newlun said...

Woooo too clever for me! I would never been able to think of rolling up dp as a beach mat! Awesome :D