1) Addicted to Stamps and More - photo inspiration:
Oops -- I missed the deadline -- so I'll put this into Addicted to Stamps and More! - Anything Goes
2) CASE this Sketch -
I used Distress Oxide inks to sponge the background, and sprayed it with Perfect Pearls spray.
The chair is from a stamp set by Stampendous - which I embossed and fussy-cut and popped up on the card. The sentiment is from a set by Taylored Expressions.
I embossed a piece of paper with a set of embossing powders, also by Stampendous. I used this as the "beach". I mounted the panel on yellow card stock to give the impression of sunshine.
We live on Long Island (NY). So I decorated the card with real shells I collected from Fire Island. I am hopeful it will remind her of "home".
On a side note, I recently (June) retired from teaching. I was really conflicted about retiring, as I loved my job (teaching science to 6th graders). But if I were going back, then I would have been at school today setting up my classroom. Instead I cleaned out my kitchen -- every cabinet and drawer was emptied, cleaned, and many items thrown away or set aside for a garage sale.
I am feeling very happy!!!
Thanks so much for stopping by to take a peek.