Friday, March 26, 2010

Wish You Were Here

I have been back home with a sick family member this week..
It seems like when you are faced with life's situations you start to
reflect on simplifying.  I love this set from Flourishes.  The ocean
gives me so much peace.  This week we had an "anything goes" 

I pray to be like the ocean, with soft currents, maybe waves 
at times. More and more, I want the consistency rather than 
the highs and the lows.    Drew Barrymore
Flourishes At The Beach

This set is called Beach Life and is available over at Flourishes.
I stamped and sponged the scene.  My sponging isn't the best as
I used my MIL's kitchen sponges with my ink.  I forgot my daubers.
She was pretty impressed.   I wanted it to look like a post card. 
This week we didn't have a theme but just had fun...

Check out what the rest of the team did:

Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Julie Koerber
Laura Fredrickson 
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan
Danielle Kennedy  

I also made this for the Stampin Sisters in Christ challenge #31
Clean and Simple was their challenge for this week.  
Ceal picked this scripture:

Psalm 51:7-10 "Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash 
me, and I will be whiter than snow. Let me hear joy and gladness, 
let the bones you have crushed rejoice. Hide your face from my sins 
and blot out all my iniquity. Create in me a pure heart, O God, and 
renew a steadfast spirit within me."



  1. Girl - your sky looks amazing! I can't believe you did all this with looks awesome!

  2. Wow - gorgeous card! Even without the daubers.

    I hope things improve with your sick family member. :(

  3. GORGEOUS!!! Your sponging looks perfect GF!!! Love how you used this Set!!!

    Hope your family member is feeling better soon!!!Hugs ~S~

  4. You have used kitchen sponges, but you did an outstanding job there. I can see it now on some sort of DIY show 'Using what's around you'. . .haha, great job, Dawn ;D

  5. Gorgeous card!! Your coloring is amazing, Dawn!! Have a wonderful weekend!!

  6. Okay, you used a KITCHEN sponge to get this look?!! OMGosh, girl, you are amazing! Your card captures the beautiful serenity of the ocean just perfectly...makes me want to be there! :)

  7. I'm sorry to hear that you have a sick family member. I hope they get well soon! Your card is really gorgeous. You created such a beautiful scene with this stamps set! Great work! Best, Curt

  8. very nice. I can understand why the image gives you so much peace. Very tranquil. Hope your family member gets well soon.

  9. WOW!! GORGEOUS indeed girl!! Sorry to hear about the sickness going around!! So far so good in our household! YAY! But boy would I love to jump into that scene!! TEE! Take care sweetie!! HUGS

  10. Praying for your sick family member. I love your CAS ocean scene. Looks so warm and peaceful!

  11. Such a beautiful tranquil beach scene, Dawn...I am glad to see how you combined the images to make a beach scene...have only tried a couple of these. Your sky looks so real...I love the clouds!! So sorry to hear you are having to deal with a sick family member...but good you can be there to help out! Take good care, God bless!!!

  12. Awww... Now this is where I want to be with DH right now. hee hee Such a relaxing scene, great job with your mom's sponges. Turned out perfect, the sandbox topper is a great touch!

  13. I wish I was there, too! What a gorgeous beach scene, Dawn! Love it!

  14. Oh my gosh, girl, this is FANTASTIC! It's one of my favorite Flourishes sets and your coloring is so vibrant. Wit whewwww!

  15. Wow Dawn, I just love the effect of the city scape border at the top - it really gives you the feeling that the main image has "gotten away from it all". Your coloring is just awesome - as usual!

  16. Your kitchen-sponged sky is gorgeous, Dawn! Wow! Wish I was there! Love your cute beachy border, too! Totally fabulous!

  17. This is gorgeous Dawn!! I just love the scene you created!! The sky is stunning!! Your border is perfect!! Awesome take on the Stampin Sister's in Christ challenge too! Love it!!

  18. Stunning card, Dawn; your sky is amazing!

    Hope your family member is feeling better!!

  19. Gorgeous Dawn!!! I love the scene you created! The clouds and sun are perfect! Love the post card effect! So glad things are looking up health wise! Take care! Hugs!

  20. What a tranquil scene. You did a wonderful job coloring it.

  21. Oh Dawn, this is just fabulous! I wish I was sitting under that palm tree...brings back fond memories of past vacations!

  22. Dawn.. this is phenomenal. Another fantastic card. Hugs, Peggy

  23. I love this image and the card you've made with it is fabulous. Very restful.

  24. Dawn, you have done a wonderful job of that sponging!! I could never get a sky to look like that! Beautiful card - gorgeous scene!

  25. Beautiful, Dawn!! Thanks for sharing your art with us at SSCC.

  26. Keeping your special person in my thoughts, Dawn.

  27. Wow Dawn, this is fabulous! Love that border, it's so cute, very tranquil and relaxing scene!

  28. I've got three words... take me there!! LOL! Just a beauty of a card Dawn!

  29. Oh that's perfect, I'm a big fan of the beach, palm trees & a peaceful, I'd be so happy there. Great card!

  30. Wow.... I love the sky, it's so beautiful.


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