Sunday, July 23, 2017

TLC Blog Hop-Life is Better in Summer

 Create with TLC is hostessing a Blog hop with many wonderful vintage images today,  The theme: Life is Better in Summer! Each stop will have a free digital image.  There is also a sentiment that is available at the Create with TLC link on the hop!

 If you did not arrive here from Carol's blog- that means you 'hopped in' at a middle destination- the links are below so you can hop and enjoy some summer inspiration, and grab a few new digital images for your collection. Please do stop at Create with TLC and leave her some love!

  All of the DP and cardstock are from Stampin Up.  The stencil is Sweet Stamps and I used distress ink Barn door and Brushed Corduroy. I cut the sentiment out by fussy cutting and added a layer of  Brushed Corduroy cardstock behind it.
  The starfish dies are unbranded. I used a Sakura Gelly Roll pen to accent and add a little sparkle

  My, Oh My, to be a lady in the old days!!!  Even at the beach!  Here is the sweet image-just click on the image, Rt click and save.

And, the sentiment on my card- check on the TLC blog for it! For a closer view:                                            

The next stop on the hop is Vickie, who has a fab project AND a video!  Her blog is HERE and also below in the hop list.

Lisa D
Lisa Lynn
Shelly   ***You are here***

To jump start my creativity, I used the Sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2  #117.

Thanks for stopping by!


Lynne said...

Super cute card! Pleasure to be part of this great DT with you!!!
Much love, hugs, and friendship

Tlc Creations said...

Love your card and the layout. And that starfish is a perfect add.
Thank you for joining in and sharing your creativity.

Craftymumz Creations said...

how fun is that?!! WOW! Thank you!

crafty-stamper said...

Love the vintage image and great background-fabulous starfish-thank you for the image and can you image going swimming dressed like that !!!
Carol x

Unknown said...

Besties1 Nice card

Hetty said...

Shelly that sketch is just perfect for the Summer hop creation you made!
Such a darling image. Love those sea stars! Happy Summer!

Crafting Vicky said...

wow Just love your take on this sketch! How brilliant that you have used the star fish for the sentiment!

Lisa said...

This is so gorgeous!! I love the colors and the image!! Absolutely beautiful!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Daffodil Cards said...

A SUPER "hot" card, love the colours used perfectly with this lovely image and the sentiment using the star fish is inspired, love your card.

Wendy Bellino said...

Sketches are such awesome inspiration and you really did a great job incorporating it with your image. The little starfish are such a great detail!

NanaConnie said...

Oh, Shelly, I love your take on that sketch! Fabulous image, so perfect for a summer 'hop' along the boardwalk or beach. Thanks so much and now I'm off to finish up the hop.

CarlavdM said...

Wonderfull card with the two ladies on the beach.

Suze said...

Love the colour choices Shelly. What an awesome idea to die-cut the sentiment into a starfish shape.

Donna said...

Shelly, this is so cute! Wonderful job with the sketch and so summery! Great texture. Hope all is well with you.

Edwina said...

Such a beautiful card! I love the layout you used. Great image and papers. Thanks for the Create with TLC image. Edwina Brown

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

Sweet job Shelly. That layout is awesome and I really like your starfish embellies too. Thanks so much for the freebie.

☺ Lisa D.
Décosse’s Dynamite Doodles – My Personal Blog!
Owner & Co-coordinator for The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up!
Owner of the Path of Positivity Challenge!

Kathie said...

Oh Shelly I do love your card and what more having that Vintage look. I don't get the opportunity very often to make a vintage look card and that is why I did the same. I do love your image and your wonderful colours. Great card and thanks so much for sharing it with us over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and good luck.

Gail said...

Great take on the sketch with the lovely vintage shot - nice work here! TFS

cass said...

Wonderful card and image.

Lisa Lynn said...

Shelly your card is just beautiful. That is a great layout for the card. Thanks for hopping with us.

Cathy said...

I love them and I love your card. Their image reminds me of something my best friend and I would be doing together and enjoying each other by the last she lives in another country than I do but I taught her how to stamp and so even though were a long ways away from each other we still keep in contact but that picture Reminds me that even in the distance from each other were still close friends. Thank you for sharing that card and image

TracyM #6773 said...

Fabulous card!
LOVE the image and your design!
Thank You for sharing, inspiring and the freebie :)

MiamiKel said...

Oh very pretty Shelly! What a glorious card and the perfect sentiment to match! And I agree! :)

Rene from OZ x said...

Thank you
Rene from OZ x

kiwimeskreations said...

A wonderful card Shelly - love how you have used the sentiment in the star diecut. I much prefer the freedoms we have today on the beach that the restrictions of then.

Laura said...

What a lovely card. I feel drawn back in time! Pretty layout emphasizing the sweet vintage beach girls! Thanks for the fun, Shelly!

Cindy in Wisconsin said...

I really like the layout on your card! Great card! Thanks for sharing and for taking part in Paulette's blog hop!

Granmargaret said...

Lovely work. Thank you for your inspiration on the blog hop and thank you for the lovely freebie.
Thank you also for joining the challenge at Sweet Sketch Wednesday2. Hope to see you again next time.

Joanna M. said...

Love your card Shelly! Vintage images are so fun. Thanks for sharing this with us over on the Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 blog. Good luck.
~Jo, SSW2-DT said...

Love this card. A bit bummed that I missed the starfish sentiment due to my slow internet while on vaca. Your right how fun to be a lady in those days. Beautiful card.

Lynn McAuley said...

I love this layout and fabulous textured starfish with this awesome vintage beach babes image from TLC. Beautiful work, Shelly!

Desire Fourie said...

Shelley this is such a fun vintage creation. Love the sea stars and of course Paulette's wonderful image.
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Loose Stitches said...

Fabulous creation, love the starfish and layout! Thank you for the lovely image!
Hugs, Sherry x
Loose Stitches and Unraveled Threads

Carol W said...

What a great card Shelly. I know....the great images from the olden days are amazing and so much fun. (Sometimes I wish I could visit that era for a couple days). I love the layout you used. Wonderful job on this card.

*Vicki* said...

Wow Shelly!! You've done such a brilliant job with that Vintage image!! Very cool and a stunning take on the sketch as well!! :) Sorry I am just now catching up with your posts!! SENDING HUGS :)