Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Sparkle N Sprinkle's May Blog Hop

At The Beach

Hello and welcome to our May Blog Hop.
If you found your way here by way of Dawn Bennett, awesome. If not, please click HERE to get started at the beginning of the hop.  And thank you so much for joining us!

Sparkle N Sprinkle's May specials can be found HERE.

Every month Sparkle N Sprinkle has a Creative Challenge. Please join us for all the fun. And there are prizes to be won!

Be sure to leave a comment on each and every person's blog. That way you're eligable for some very nice prizes.

I got very excited when I found this (free) scallop seashell template on-line. Seashells always bring to mind beach, ocean, sand, sunburn . . .
What better than a scallop seashell to represent a beach theme. Wouldn't this make a very cool invitation to a beach party? Please click HERE to see all the Sparkle N Sprinkle items used and instructions to make this card. And please feel free to grab the template, below.


Your Sparkle N Sprinkle Blog Hop Hostesses this month are:
Donna Ellis   
Keri Brown       
Cammy Vietzke   
Karin Martin   
Brigita Skopas   
Jackie Smith   
Dawn Bennett    
Karalee Ingram  (me)
Anne Temple    
April Williams  
Shona Erlenborn    
Brenda Smalle    

Now it's on to Anne.

Thanks again for joining us and all your wonderful comments.    Karalee


49 comments:

  1. Hi, Karalee! What a lovely note card! So pretty with the soft coral pink, and the pretty embossed sentiment on it. Just beautifully pearly - so is there a pearl inside? smile - de

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  2. Such an elegant shell and your coloring really brings it to life! Magical - love the embossed image on top.

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  3. Great card! I love the shell shape and design.

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  4. Love the shaped card and it's colored perfectly. Thanks for the template too.

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  5. Whoa, what a wonderful seashell template. Beautiful coloring. The stamps ties right in with the template shape.

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  6. I love the shell template! Your coloring makes it look like a real shell. great job!

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  7. Great shaped card - wonderful template. Your coloring is amazing.

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  8. Fabulous sea shell shape card! love the coloring job!

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  9. What a great idea to use a shape!! Beautiful card!

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  10. Karalee,
    How awesome is that?!? I LOVE t!!! Great job coloring and loved your idea. :)

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  11. Karalee, I have a shell board book that I just didn't know what to do for the cover. Now I know and thank you soooooo much for the idea (and instructions)! It is just beautiful.

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  12. SO. COOL! Thanks so much for the freebie and I love the embossing of the stamped image!

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  13. Ingenious in a nut"shell"! Great idea and coloring too.

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  14. What a gorgeous shell card. Great job. Love it.

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  15. Great card. Love the shape. Too bad I live in the desert, doesnt seem to go with cactus. Great coloring.

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  16. pretty shaped card, love the coloring!

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  17. How clever of you. I would make this card. Colors are perfect.
    Pat

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  18. wow how Gorgeous. love the blending of your colors for this shell. the embossed shells look Amazing. thanks for sharing.

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  19. So happy you found the template, it is such a great shaped card and the coloring is wonderful.

    Joan

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  20. Love the shell shape, made into a beautiful card. Thanks for sharing.

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  21. What a gorgeous shaped card! This is just so perfect for the theme and you did a wonderful job!

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  22. Thank you for that great template. Great coloring.

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  23. Fantastic shell card! Beautifully colored too!

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  24. so different-- love the shell shape! Sets your card apart!! Thanks for the inspiration

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  25. The shell idea is wonderful. Great job.
    Candy Meyers

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  26. This is my favorite card of the blog. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  27. Wow, the coloring is incredible! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Great shape card. The coloring is beautiful.

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  28. Thank you for sharing the shell template. Your coloring really is amazing.

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  29. Very pretty and I do love the wet embossing you did

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  30. This card made me go "ahhhh" out loud! Love it, love it, love it. The shading on the shell is fantastic! The gold embossed image is even better!

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  31. LOVE the card! I thought that shell was a photo, the coloring is so perfect!
    I also like that you used lighter (vintage) embossing powder with the stamp. It really makes it pop off the shell image. Great Art!

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  32. Love the gold embossing. Very elegant looking. Would make cute decoration in a beach condo.
    Linda Gibb

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  33. What a great job! This looks like a real shell with the shading you have done.

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  34. I guess I am buying that stamp set. Very pretty card
    Thanks

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  35. Scallop shells say 'beach' to me too. Love the shading on the scallop shell especially. Thanks for sharing the template.

    Nina

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  36. Ok, the scallop shell looks real, fantastic job of giving the shell the dimension you achieved. So glad that you used a different shape for you card, and thank you so much for sharing the template, I'm going to use it!

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  37. OMG! What a wonderful card! Thank you for posting the shell template. I've already made a copy! Thank you for sharing.

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  38. Beautiful card. Love the shell shape.....

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  39. Super job on making your shell look real

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  40. Super job on making you shell look real

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  41. So Sweet I luv your sea shell card Karalee Thanks for sharing.

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  42. Love your shape card. I was just using that shape for a layout page, never thought of it for a card.

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  43. What a BEAUTIFUL card! The colors, the embossed image, VERY nice. Thank you for sharing it and the template.

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  44. I love the giant shell as the card base! Thank you for the template!

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