Saturday, August 1, 2015

Paper Sweeties August Inspiration Challenge #34 - Happy Birthday ~ Beach Party!! =)

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Welcome to the Paper Sweeties August Inspiration Challenge #34 - Happy Birthday!! We are Celebrating Paper Sweeties 3rd Birthday so it only seems fitting that the Challenge for this Month has a Birthday Theme!! I thought it would be FUN to create a Beach Themed Birthday Card and I've used SEVERAL Stamp Sets to create my Card!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE how ALL of the Paper Sweeties Stamps coordinate and you can Mix and Match between the different sets to create SO MANY AMAZING Designs!! I started by Stamping and Die Cutting both Emma and Jack!! Then I've used the At the Beach Stamp Set and the Surf's Up Stamp Set to Create the Elements for my Beach Scene along with using the Outfits for my Doll Images!! I Water Colored all of the Images with Distress Inks except for Emma and Jack, I used my Copic Markers to color them!! I've used the Party Time Stamp Set and the Coordinating Party Time Die Set for the Balloons!! After I Water Colored the Balloons I used my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Marker to add Sparkle and then coated them each with Four Layers of Wow Clear Embossing Powder!! I wanted to add some Flower Embellishments to my Girls Outfit so I used the Flowers from the Faith Hope Love Stamp Set and the You Are Tu-Tu Sweet Stamp Set!! The Base Background of my Card was Created using a PTI Balloon Bash Cover Plate Die!! I Die Cut it from Distress Water Color Paper and then used Tumbled Glass Distress Ink to Water Color it!! Once Dry I backed it with Vellum and then Colored on the Back Side of it with my Clear Wink of Stella Marker!! Its hard to see in the Picture, but in real life it just REALLY adds to the whole Birthday Scene Design!! I just LOVE the way my Card  turned out!!  =)
I hope you'll stop by the Rest of the AMAZING DT Blogs and the AWESOME Guest Designer Blogs to see what they have created!!

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
Larissa Heskett ~ You're Here!! =)
August Guest Designer:  Jen Carter
Alumni Designers:
Annette Allen
Jinny Newlin
Kristi Schurr
Lisa Elton
Lori Hairston 
Patti Goldman

Also DON'T FORGET to join use ALL MONTH LONG for some AMAZING FUN!!

I'm also playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge ~ Anything Goes!!
Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog
THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by and I hope you have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!!


  1. Wowwwwwww! This is gorgeous! LOVING that beach scene you created and loveeeeeeeee the balloons!!!!!!

  2. Oh, how cute! Emma and Jake look so sweet on the beach. Love their cute outfits, and the balloons are gorgeous--I especially like the little bit of texture you added!

  3. Emma and Jake are too CUTE at the beach!!! Wonderful coloring! And, especially love the fish on Jake's shirt!!!

  4. Larissa, this is FABULOUS!!! LOVE the fun beach scene you created, the great use of die cuts, and your amazing coloring! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  5. Adore this beach scene!!! Emma and Jake's outfits are totally cool!!!!

  6. LOVE Jake's fish shirt! Had to mention that first! The whole scene is a happy day at the beach, and totally adorbs! Every detail is wonderful, Larissa. Those freckled sunburned cheeks are icing on a perfect sunny card!!!

  7. Oh my goodness Larissa!!!! You are too fabulous for words...I LOVE how you hand crafted their outfits!!!! Too cute!!!

  8. Larissa, Emma and Jake's outfits are absolutely DARLING! What a fab design!!

  9. AWESOME coloring! Love the background and details! So glad that you join the fun over Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge!

  10. You card is adorable....I especially like the way you did the stars and dots in the background :) Hugs...Janie

  11. Cute, super adorable and just so well done!! Such a perfect card for this birthday celebration - You are really super awesome!!!

  12. Absolutely adorabel Larissa, love it!!