Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Guest Designer Die Cuttin Divas!! Get Beachy

Woo hoo! I'm so excited to be the Die Cuttin' Diva's Guest Designer this week! What an honour to contribute to such an inspiring blog with such an amazing, talented Design Team!

The theme this week is Just Beachy - how fitting with the lovely weather we've been having here!

This is my project this week:

I have had the Hometown Summer paper in my stash for so long, and it seemed like the perfect match for the background for this layout! I used the sketch from Stuck On U sketches, which you can see below, as inspiration for my project.

I used the Create A Critter Cricut cartridge to diecut the title and the beachy embellishments, and I inked the edges with Distress Inks. I embossed the plants with a bubble embossing folder after sponging with Distress Inks.

The scalloped edged cuts are made with the Spellbinders Nestabilities dies. For the little starfish I used gold embossing powder for shimmer.

I used Stampendous Shabby White embossing powder to 'sand' the diecuts. For the beach ball and octopus faces I used Enamel Accents in white and black to highlight the eyes. I never get tired of the Create A Critter cartridge! How can you not smile when you see a beach ball with a smiley face, lol?!

Be sure to check out all the wonderful projects by the Die Cuttin' Divas Design Team and link up your own Beach Inspired project as well!

Stuck On U Sketches - Sketch Challenge
Craftin' Dessert Divas - It's Summertime
Crafting From the Heart - anything goes #27
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes #80
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - About A Face
DL Art - Thankful Thursday July Linky Challenge

Thanks for joining me :)

Happy Crafting!



  1. I love your page. Thank you for participating in our sketches challenges has SOUS.Good luck

  2. lovely embellishments. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us on SOUS

  3. Congrats on your guest design spot at DCD I went over there and left you some love to.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes July Linky Party. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com http://dianamlarson.ctmh.com

  4. What a fabulous layout!! Great to have you as our Guest Diva at DCD!!

  5. Wow! You have so many clever details on this layout! I love your use of white embossing powder as sand and gold embossing powder as shimmer on the starfish. I also really liked the different die cuts you chose and the bubble embossing you did on the plants. Your faces on the creatures are adorable! From the background paper you chose to the adorable photos, this layout is a real stunner and I'm so glad you shared your talents with us here at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

  6. Hi lovely layout, and congrats too, thanks for joining us at SOUS, good luck ,x

  7. Thank you for joining us for our Craftin' Desert Divas Summer Linky Party. Such a fun LO.