Thursday, July 4, 2013

Summertime at the Beach with the CCEE

 
It was a good feeling to return to the stamp cave this week after a needed break.  The last two weeks were a tumultuous time for me.......with both tragic and joyful parts......that kept me away from stamping.  I am back now and ready to play with some challenges.
 
The CCEE Stampers Challenge this week, hosted by Sabrina, was to think of summertime at the beach.  Well, as anyone who know me could tell you, I LOVE the beach and the ocean so this was an easy one for me.  I decided to dig out this 'virgin' beach stamp from Our Daily Bread Designs.  It depicts the tranquility that I find when I am at the beach/ocean.  This is a simple card, leaving the focus on that restful hammock on this palm tree lined beach.  Just close your eyes and imagine yourself there......nice thought, eh????  The sentiment I used is from MFT (I think).
 
Now be sure to grab your pail and shovel and meet us at the beach inspired gallery at the CCEE blog.  We would love for you to 'play in the sand' with us, too!!!
 
and.........for those here in the U.S.
 
Happy 4th of July!!!

10 comments:

wannabcre8tive said...

This is quite an inviting scene. Your card is missing one thing, that would be me in the hammock. :) I love the pink and blue colors with your beautifully colored beach.

StampOwl said...

Beautiful scene Joanne, love the color combo too

Lois said...

Your card shows the tranquility of a deserted beach. Just the sand and the sea (and some palm trees to boot!). Lovely work, Joanne.

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

Oh to be in that hammock! Love your design and fun layout. Welcome home. I hope you are fully rested!

Kathy Bradley said...

I love your scene - it's wonderful and peaceful and colored so well! Unfortunately, hammocks are not my friends - the last time and only time I ever attempted to get into a hammock it rolled over upside down and deposited me face first in the grass!!

Sabrina said...

I knew this would be right up your street - or more like, down on your beach. The pink and blue add a lovely touch of softness and a somewhat tropical feel.

Vicky Gould said...

I had no doubt that you could ace this challenge, Joanne! I love your scene...can feel the hammock swaying to a gentle breeze....love it!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Killer. I for once dont need to wish being there as I am currently in Pensacola florida. My son is getting married tomorrow!!!! We WILL be going to the beach tomorrow. :)

Sarah Kipling said...

Beautiful card Joanne! Thank you for having me this month at C4C!

Benzi said...

Beautiful, Joanne. I'm so glad you enjoyed your trip and are rested and relaxed.