I found a great new challenge site -2 SKETCHES 4 YOU - that has some amazing crafty prizes and I thought I would give it a try (you only fail if you don't try right?). The only problem is that it is due today and I just found out about it so....
The house is a mess, the garden has weeds as big as my 8 YO son, I have 12 cards due for a card swap (not started yet) and two DT projects due this week (also not started). But did that stop me? The kids are out of school and happy to lay around all day, the laundry can wait and in some places those weeds are considered native grasses.
Initially, I had a grand idea of making a mini photo album of my kids at the beach but time and the fact that very few of our beach pictures are digital discouraged that pretty quickly.
I used a couple of digi images from ALL THAT SCRAPS (one of my new fav places to get stamps)and made a pop up card.
I had planned on the front being a shaker card with sand but the only sand I had was the dirty stuff from the sandbox so it turned into just a box with a Jolees sand castle adn sun. I still like it though.
I made the surf boards a little larger and staggered them on pop-up mechanisms so that when you open the card they kind of accordian out, it looks cool IP. I used the new EK beach border punch from Michaels both on the front and inside, love that thing!
I have to give another shout out to The Digi Chick scrapbook store. I used the Avery paper pack for this project. Since I was in such a rush it was so wonderful to be able quickly find coordinating paper and download it immediately. I would have spent a good 3 hours running to my LSS and MAYBE finding the appropriate paper. Not to dis my LSS which I love, it is just so convenient going digi sometimes.