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Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #129 End of Summer

Happy Monday everyone!

Today we are having another fantastic challenge over at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog.   The theme is bitter-sweet since I love summer and hate to see it slowly and I do mean slowly fade away (this weekend has been full of record-breaking heat here in Southern California with not much of a let-up for this week) but fall is nearing fast and that comes with so many wonderful things to look forward to as well.

Today’s inspiration came from me loving the beach and how it brings me such peace when I spend time there, especially at the end of the summer when the marine layer has lifted and the days and water are much warmer.  The chair was cut from Life’s a Beach.  I distressed it just using stamp ink, sponges, and little Q-tips to give it the “beach weathered” feel.

Now it is your turn to head on over to FCCB and link up your fantabulous project and get in the running for the goodies and being one of our Top Picks!

Thanks for sharing a piece of “life’s a beach” pie with me!


Cricut Cartridge: Life’s a Beach cut at 3.5 inches (pg. 81)

Paper: Papertreyink – Pure Poppy, Vintage Cream, Ocean Tide

Cuttlebug: D’vine Swirls and Distressed Stripes

Ink: Close to My Heart – White Daisies and Chocolate

Ranger Perfect Pearls – Biscotti (used dry on layerd embossing to add a slight shimmer)

Burlap – Got at Jo-Anns

Stamp: My Pink Stamper – Christmas Wishes

About apieceoflifespie

I am a stay at home domestic engineer that has a love for my family, food, writing, crafting, photography and most of all a clean and orderly house. I feel I was born in the wrong era in many things and the only thing I would change if I was a "Donna Reed or June Cleaver" kind of mom is that I would still get to wear my sweats and Crocs while washing the windows.

8 responses »

  1. Great card and love the Devine Swirls embossing:-) TFS

  2. Love the distressing of the chair, perfect!

  3. I love this! I made a card very similar to this for Father’s Day. I love that beach chair cut & the distressing you did really makes it! I also love how you used the burlap.

    Diana 🙂
    Leelee Card Designs

  4. How cute is this! The embossing looks great, and I love the white wash on the chair and the burlap!!

  5. Great card! White washing and burlap are the bomb diggity!

    Recollection Alley

  6. So cute, love the embossing!

  7. fabulous!!! I love how you made the chair look weathered & the strip of burlap is the perfect accent! a great look!

  8. YES!!!!!!!!! You can definitely use PTI dies in your Cuttlebug, I do all the time. You use the B plate, C plate and heavy duty white one! Works like a charm!!


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