Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Wishing You Oceans of Happiness

Hi Crafty Friends,
I was inspired by Newton's Nook Inky Paws Challenge #226 Summer Theme. I used Newton's Nook Summer Moments Stamp Set and CASEd Tina Herbeck's Design. I just love the ombre blue and how she did glitter on the water.

Make Crafty Friends Q & A:
Q: Do you prefer a lake or ocean?
A: Me? Lake, much calmer and no salt

Newton's Nook Summer Moments Stamp Set
My Favorite Things Cloud Stencil
Studio Katia Waves Stencil
Pinkfresh Studio Inside Out Scallop Die
Picket Fence Studios White Glitter Paste

Newton's Nook Inky Paws Challenge #226 Summer Theme
Double Trouble Challenge #170 You-nique Technique (Double Stenciling) Thing 1,2,3
Park Hopping is My Happy Place Inspired by the Little Mermaid at Disney (see image below)
Colorful Options Challenge Inspired by the Micronesia Flag Below
Stencil Fun Challenge July
Die Cut Divas Add Some Glitter
My Favorite Things Card Cue Summer Lovin'
Inspiration Station #63: Inspired by the beach and water and shells



  1. So pretty! Love the water and sky!
    I love the ocean. I'm not a swimmer, but I love walking along the shore and looking for pieces of sea glass.

  2. I like both. Lakes are peaceful but usually very buggy and if you swim in them, I HATE the feel of the bottom of a lake ICK ICK! At the beach (or, in my area of the mid-Atlantic, the "shore"), I don't mind walking in the shallow area and I don't mind the salt, but just the hassle of getting to the beach is a lot... I generally end up in the mountains at a lake. My father-in-law lives on a lake but in SC, the lake he lives on is always like bathwater.
    Your cards are super - I love the one w/ the lighter sand and no blue border, especially.
    Lori S in PA

  3. So pretty, you captured the beauty of the ocean with your card :)

  4. Fabulous scene, Meghan! The technique you used to create the ocean is so clever. Thank you for joining our challenge at Double Trouble #170. I have lived more than half of my life within an hour of an ocean. While I enjoy the serenity of a lake, I love the sounds and smells of the ocean best.

  5. Meghan what a beautiful stenciled background you have created and love the image and theme you used for Park Hopping. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble and Park Hopping, My Happy Place.

  6. Beautiful card! Thanks for playing along with the Inky Paws Challenge!

  7. I prefer pools. However, snorkeling in the ocean and seeing the sea turtles is amazing. Great cards! Love the ink blended backgrounds. Thank you for playing with us at Park Hopping My Happy Place.
    Cheers, 🎨 🌈🎢✨ Makira

  8. Your cards are so beautiful Meghan! I love the blues and your coloring is always gorgeous! Thank you so much for joining us at the Inky Paws Challenge!

  9. I love to look at the ocean and might like a lake if I ever vacation at one :). Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing at Double Trouble 170 ~ Crazy Cousin Suzanne

  10. Lovely card, Meghan! I definitely prefer the lake! Thanks for playing along with the Inky Paws Challenge! Inky hugs, Crystal

  11. Gorgeous card. Love it. The background is stunning. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas for our glitter challenge.

  12. Meghan, what a gorgeous card! I really like how you used the scallop die to create a frame, rather than a mat. Thank you for sharing your card with us at Double Trouble!! P.S. I'll take the ocean anytime... I can't get enough of watching the waves roll in and the tides changing.