Friday, July 8, 2011

Frosted Designs Blog Hop

Welcome to the Frosted Designs Ice cream on the Beach Blog Hop/weekly challenge and 1st Anniversary.

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For my blog hop project, I challenged myself to include:
Blog Hop theme - Ice Cream on the Beach
Challenge theme - Ribbon/fancy/trim,charm,rhinestone/pearls for this week
Birthday theme - to celebrate Frosted Designs 1st Birthday. 
 Phew- that was a challenge to get all this into one little card.

I was asked recently...
What size LO do you prefer or do you prefer cards.
My Answer: Prefer cards
Yup- seems that is my go to project type lately since it can be quick.

Now for the project this week....
I came up with my little swimmer who just got out of the water and now is looking to see what direction to go for ice cream. Not only does he see the sign for ice cream, he is wished a Happy Birthday and stumbles along a treasure of oyster shells filled with pearls.
  • I used several cartridges for this card....
  • H2O for the swimmer and sun 
  • Pooh and Friends for the sign
  • Sponge Bob, Square Pants for the fish
  • Birthday Bash for the ice cream cone
  • Life's a Beach for the crab
  • Stretch Your Imagination for the shells
  • Imagine cartridge Better Together for the blue paper background
I think this is a record of carts used on one project for me.

I added some lace at the waters edge to look like white caps on the water. Added some pearls inside the oyster shells, google eyes on the crab, some brads on the signs that look like screws, and a charm I found of a flipper and swim goggles. 
I added glossy accents to the swim mask and flippers on my swimmer. 
Finally, I used the Swiss Dots and Divine Swirls embossing folders for the sandy beach  
I used several stamps--MPS More Punny-licious, Scrappy Moms Kids Incorpated, and PKS Boy Mates Face stamp sets.

Now we can't have a blog hop without some Blog Candy. 

************BLOG CANDY************
  • Become or be a follower of BugBites 
  • Leave a comment on this post with a way to contact you should you win
and you will have a chance to win the 
My Pink Stamper More  Punny-licious stamp set 
that I used on this card.
I will draw and announce one lucky winner on July 12. 

Now, Frosted Designs also has some Blog candy. So check out the Blog Hop post to see how to win and how to post a project for this weeks challenge.

Your Next Stop is Erin
Here is the whole line up in case you get lost along the way


Anonymous said...

Super cute!! I love all the detail! You are so creative. Thanks for the chance to win :)


Sherrie K. said...

Wowzers....a lot of detail and lovin it all:) So, so cute!! Thanks for sharing and for a chance to win!
Sherrie K
jskoning at msn dot com

Amy said...

OH WOW! This card is so, so amazing! I love all of the details and the little snorkel guy! :)

Kimmers said...

WOW - what a super card! I really love it. Great Job!

Scrapper69 said...

OMGOSH! This is super CUTE! :o)

Angela said...

Oh barb you card is awesome!!! Love love love it suits the hope theme perfectly!

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Unknown said...

Oh my!!! This would have to be the cutest card that I have ever seen

Love it!!!

giovanna said...

Your card is very pleasant and beautiful!!!
Thanks for this opportunity!!
Hi Gio'

all the days of our life said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE that card, all the details are just too cute. are on the ball..Thank you.

ShersL84bed said...

Fun card, very creative, my son would love this too.

Smiles Sher

Unknown said...

Love your card!! Love the crocheted and glittered sand!! You packed it all in this fun card!

I am glad to be on the DT with you!!!

ELLEN said...

Love your card and your attention to detail! You can reach me at if you draw my name as a winner!

Houses Built of Cards said...

This is SOOO stinkin' CUTE!!!! Love all the sparkles!!!

Amy said...

WOW! This is such an awesome card with so many details that I am speechless! LOVE IT!!!!!!!!! You outdid yourself on this one! :)Amy

connie said...

Love all the details on your card!! I am a new follower.

Cherie said...

Love all the detail! Thanks for sharing!

cherie.goyer at

Ann said...

Sweet card! The little crab in the sand cracks me up!

Pat N. said...

Unbelievable! So many cartridges. It's a great card-love all your details; the lace really got me for the waves! Fantastic!--Pat N.

Karin said...

Hi Brab love your card, so lovely and summery. The charms are just adorable!

I like making cards too (even do I prefer to do 12x12 pages) because they are don fast and if I don't have a lot of time to scrap well making a card just takes the "hunger"for scrapping LOL


Anna said...

I'm a new follower! Thanks for the chance to win! This is so much fun!

Sherri said...

super cute and fun card! I am a new follower.

Bunnyfreak said...

Love the scene you created.

Candi said...

I just found your have some great projects. Very Cute!!

Debeez Designs said...

OMG! this card is amazing I am new to blogging and have become a follower and love your work so looking forward to seeing more! thanks for sharing

Suzy said...

This is an awesome card! I need to challenge myself to mix and match my carts when creating. Thanks for the chance to win. I would LOVE to own a MPS stamp set :)

Babe O'Mara said...

Your card is so cute. Love all the details you included. Great job. Thanks for a chance to win some candy. I'm already a follower.


Kimberly said...

Oh this card is super your layout and added detail...lovely.
kimbob27 at hotmail dot com

Ashley Horton said...

I am now a new follower! I love your card...that little scuba boy is so cute!

Eli said...

great card, very nice.
a kiss

Colleen said...

I love your card, it is so cute.

Unknown said...

Your card is darling! I love it! Andrea DT

MJ's Kraze said...

That was a lot to get on one card. You did a great job.