Inspired by the Sea ♥

Good Morning, friends!

What a gorgeous weekend at the ocean ~
sand in our toes, salt water breezes, great surf and gorgeous weather :)
And WAY too much food!
I'm truly blessed to live here in South Florida, surrounded by the sea ♥

We did have some unexpected excitement while swimming ~
a shark fin popping out of the water about 30' away. Yikes!
I also managed to slice my foot on something sharp, most likely coral rock.
Now that we're home, my foot is propped up ...
perfect for stamping! 

 Today's card...
I.  love.  this.  card!

It was inspired by the sea and my love of all things nautical ♥
The ocean is my happy place!
The stamp is from The Project Bin Stamps
using the new A Way With Words "Born Yesterday" stamp set.
So many fabulous stamps for birthdays in this set.
It's stamped in Momento Tuxedo Black - but how pretty this would be
stamped in ocean colors or even a beautiful Kraft or Crumb Cake :)
I added a few flower, buttons, some interloped twine
and this card came together beautifully.

 Stop on over and see all the new release The Project Bin Stamps,
including the new Christmas stamps to get a jump start on holiday cards.

WAVE-ing to you all and sending
Big hugs, bigger Blessings!

I'll enter this to:  AAA - Favorite Stash (buttons!)


  1. Well, that was disappointing, Kelly! I left my comment and then the page self-refreshed somehow! LOL I'm so longing to visit where your card was made! LOL Beautiful Florida-ish beachy colors, and a fantastic card design. Your happy little flowers with button faces, and the fun sentiment make your card perfect for anyone! It's a wonderful creation! Hope you are enjoying a great week-end! hugs, de

  2. Wow what a beautiful sea inspired creation Kelly, the wood effect papers, the sentiment and overall design is absolutely fabulous, I love it
    lorraine x

  3. Fabulous card, it has a lovely feel of sea! Wonderful paper, frame and colours and this big stamp is really beautiful, it "makes" a card!
    So sorry for your feet!

  4. I'm so sorry about your foot, but I'm glad you got some fun in before the injury and also glad the shark stayed 30' away. This card is SUCH and eye catcher. I love it...everything about it. I can definitely see the inspiration in it.

  5. Okay, same thing just happened to me as Donna...the page refreshed and I lost my comment :( Your card is absolutely gorgeous, Kelly!! I love the beautiful paper and the sentiment!! It looks amazing!! The ocean is my happy place, too...I just wish I lived closer :( I hope your foot feels better soon and heals quickly. On a too-funny coincidental side note, I have the TV on as I type and it's an old episode of CSI where there's a shark in the pool ;) Have a great evening my friend!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  6. Lovely card! Great design, and I really like that sentiment. Long time since I have been to the beach (about + years) I miss it. Sorry about your foot...Hope all is fine now.

  7. I love this card Kelly. The sentiment is perfect and I love the colors and layout of your card!

  8. Wonderful card Kelly- love the combo of colors- and can see how they are beach inspired! I love your buttons as flowers, and the whisp of twine is such a great look. Ohh, sorry about your foot, and yikes on the shark fin....! Did you get the heck out of the water right then and there??? Kids too?

  9. This is gorgeous Kelly - love the weathered wood look of the paper and the fabulous lace and ribbon combination.
    Glad the shark was no nearer to you, and praying that your foot heals quickly

  10. Kelly, this card is jaw-dropping gorgeous!!!

  11. Kelly this is a gorgeous card everything fit perfectly together.
    Gr Karin

  12. Another gorgeous creation from your talented hands, Kelly! I love this sea inspired beauty!

    That stamp set just may be added to my "Must Have" list. I love this awesome sentiment!

  13. WOWZER!! This is absolutely gorgeous Kelly!! :) I just love the beautiful background with the wood-grain and how your design came together inspired by the sea!! You've done a fabulous job my friend! HUGS

  14. This is a beautiful card!! Sorry about your injury, but I'm glad it wasn't to one of your hands! :)

  15. What a gorgeous creation! Love your beachy color scheme and your little button flowers are adorable! Great sentiment too!

  16. I LOVE this sentiment stamp. LOVE the patterned paper, colors, twine... everything goes together so beautifully. Fantastic creation. Thanks for linking up and playing with us at AAA Cards Game 69.

  17. LOVE this Card, Kelly !!!

    Imke ~ My Crafty Place