Friday, July 15, 2011

Patriotic Challenge with Some Odd Girl at Lily Pad Cards

Usually when I think of doing something patriotic my mind goes to red, white and blue; stars and stripes and fireworks. But since it's Lily Pad Cards and trying new things is the order of the day, this time I decided to think closer to home; my own Orange County, California community where I have lived for the last 40+ years. So instead of red, white and blue I chose bright sunshine and beach colors.

I found the cutest little digital stamp from Some Odd Girl. I had to go with Beachy Tia, since I love the beach and my little Chihuahua is named Tia; it was destiny I think.

Since Beachy Tia is a digital stamp I was able to add her a photo of the Huntington Beach Pier which I then printed out on Neenah Solar White paper. This allowed me to color the image using Copic markers. I added some sparkle to her swim suit and sunglasses frame with a Golden Star Gelly Roll pen. Glossy Accents makes her lenses shine. I found the postcard images online and printed them on photo paper, I used deckle scissors to give them the look of an old postcard. The sentiments are SRM stickers. I'm shocked to say that I used no ink or rubber stamps on this card, unless you count the orange background paper that was pre-stamped a while ago and waiting for the perfect project.

Computer Update: as of 9:00pm Thursday July 14th I have my own pc back where she belongs and she's working like brand new! You have no idea how happy I am to access to all my files again and my own personalized internet settings and favorites. Yippee skippy!

 ~ Hosea 10:12 ~
Plant the good seeds of righteousness,
and you will harvest a crop of love.
Plow up the hard ground of your hearts,
for now is the time to seek the Lord,
that He may come and shower righteousness upon you.

Love and blessings,


  1. Lovely and so fun! Fab idea to use orange county as the backdrop for the super sweet girl!

  2. Beachy Tia is just too adorable! It's been far too many years since I've seen the ocean so I really love your card! It's fantastic! Also love your thought for the day! Thank you very much!...Nancy

  3. Aww, what a GORGEOUS card, Nancy!!

  4. Okay, I'm giggling at the "yippee, skippy" because it sounds exactly like something I'd say! I'm glad you have your computer back, Nancy! I'm still in desperate need of a new one and just trying to find some time to go shop around for one. Love your adorable and unique card! The postcards are such a fun element! Fab idea! Beachy Tia looks so cute walkin' by the pier! Have a good weekend, my friend! I still owe you a Flickr message too. . . Big hugs! :)

  5. Just love how you did this Nancy. It is wonderful. Love how you can do this digi stamps. And so pleased you got your computer back... nothing nicer than know where all your shortcuts are!

  6. Hello dear Nancy, hope you are well and happy for you that your computer is back! LOVE the verse in Hosea over plowing up the hard ground of the heart! During these difficult months I have been able to do this - wounds that have festered have been surfacing and I have been giving them to Him - only He can heal with this showers of Grace. Thanks for this blessing!

  7. I like your out-of-the-box thinking on this design Nancy! I hope you've been enjoying your summer :) Hugs, Your Hostess Sister Robin


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