Friday, December 14, 2012

Just livin' the Dream...

This card is a bit different for me as I used a photograph that I tweaked in Photo Shop Elements.  My daughter took this picture of her toesies last summer while at the beach & I knew instantly that I wanted to use it for her birthday card this year.  She loves the beach & the sun & getting her tan on.  She is truly a southern California girl.  Her birthday was Tuesday & she's been celebrating non stop ever since.  LOL  She loved her card & couldn't get over the fact that I used her picture.  Remember her card last year?  It was her pretty picture on a Cosmopolitan magazine cover.  You can see it HERE. I had to really do a lot of thinking to top that one but I'm pretty happy with how this one came out.  The kraft paper seemed to really suit the light pink digital paper to a tee.  The pink frame was from a digi by Sapna called Fun in the Sun.  I used pink washi tape & vintage buttons tied with jute to give the corners some pop.  A pretty pink paper flower & Antique Linen Distress Ink on all the edges was the final finishing touch. 

I chose to use this sentiment on her card because my daughter & I say this to each other all the time when asked how we're doing.  We say........."Just livin' the dream!" whether we're having a good day or not.  Plus I felt the sentiment was fitting for a day at the beach.  Wonder what she was dreaming about?

Thanks for joining me today & a Big Happy Birthday to my Kimmie!!!  I love my beautiful Baby Girl!!!!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Southern Girls Challenge:  #59 Endless Summer (anything that conveys summer)
Crafty Creations Challenges:  #200 Wise words
Digital Tuesday Challenge:  #190 Summer Lovin' (my digital elements.......focal picture & pink decorative paper)
The Kraft Journal:  Make It Monday "Anything Goes" (along with kraft paper)
My Grafico Challenges:  Anything Goes

Huggies & Sweet Blessings ~♥♥♥~


Donna Hanley said...

...And those are some cute toesies!!! I do remember last year's card, but I really think this one is super special. I love the kraft and pink. They both really bring out the ocean and the legs/toes. This card looks, to me, like one she should frame and display in her home. It is that pretty and you can't beat the sentiment. Happy Birthday Kimmie and Sharron, have a wonderful weekend.

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

Fabulously summer! Great idea to use her pic for her birthday card.

Thanks for joining our “Endless Summer” challenge.

Kasey ~ in Oz
Southern Girls DT

Tracy said...

Happy happy birthday to Kim!!!! Hope she's been having lots of fun celebrating. :-) I've missed chatting GF Hopefully things will settle down after the holidays. Love 'em but things are so fast paced. Hugs to ya!!

~Tammy~ said...

That is perfect for a day at the beach and a day of celebrating! I am a solar powered girl, so I totally get it! I lived in Hawaii for 9 Years and I do miss the beach and my sun! Thank you for sharing with us at The Kraft Journal!

Cyndi - YaYa said...

As usual.. stunning work!!
Love you! Meanit!

Wanda G (stampcat) said...

Hi Sharron! This is such a great card! Love everything about it! I'm sure your daughter was so happy when you gave it to her! I love that you customized it just for her. Have a great day... and keep livin' the dream! :-)

Stephanie Eaken said...

This is a beautiful card Sharon! Thanks for playing along with us at SEC!

Stephanie Eaken said...

This is a beautiful card Sharon! Thanks for playing along with us at SEC!

Valou ALLARD said...

Very original project! thanks for playing with SGC this week.

Tammy (LaDiva) said...

What an awesome idea for a card!! Love your work :) Thanks for the inspiration! Wishing you and yours a wonderful Holiday time!
Tammy from Créations LaDiva :) xx

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