CCEE1826 ~ Relax!

Hi friends!

Today's CCEE Stampers challenge is a peaceful one :)
Joanne's last theme for her month of June is ...

   Create a card that depicts RELAXATION to you.  Can be a place where you are relaxed or what you do to relax."
Thanks, Joanne!  
Your month of June has been filled with fun challenges!
 Because we just got back from vacation,
I'm channeling the sandy beaches and sunsets we saw over on the Gulf side of Florida.
For me, it's an absolutely glorious day when I can sit in a chaise lounge,
under an umbrella and get lost in the salty air ♥

This card was a combination of quite a few things.
I previously blended several Tim Holtz distress inks/distress oxide inks to create 
the base layer of sunset/water.
Once that dried {overnight}, I added 3d foam to the underneath of the frame border
and attached it to the card base.
I stamped/die cut and colored the images (literally at 1 am! Like ... today!)
 from Lawn Fawn's Flamingo Together stamps + dies  and Life is good stamp  and die
and just created a simple scene of what our Florida beaches look like :)

The sequins are a gorgeous assortment from Doodles Paper Playground
which I won over on Instagram.
It's called the Peacock Pizzazz Sparkle Blends and just fabulous in real life ♥
Thank you so much, Doodles Paper Playground!
 You can see all the relaxation cards here on the CCEE blog.
Each of the designers created something so calm and serene ~
relaxing indeed :)
You can also find the linky to add your relaxation cards if you'd like to play along,.

Thanks for stopping by!
Big hugs, bigger blessings ♥


  1. Love these brilliant and vibrant colors on this, Kelly. A little R and R always is good for the soul.

  2. Love your card with the fab background and the cute flamingos!
    I enjoyed being on the beaches of Miami and Fort Meyer, where we had the most beautiful sunset ever (we then celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary). Fun seeing you on Instagram too!
    Have a great day!
    xxx Margreet

  3. Oh Kelly I could do with a good dose of a beach like that!! What a stunning card - love it, Your blending is fabulous!

  4. Love the bright colors of your background, awesome card

  5. You always make the cutest cards that are sure to bring a smile to the recipient's face! This is no objection! Love this fun, happy, colorful cutie!

  6. What fun images to show your love for the beach!!

  7. Awwww... Your Florida beaches look just amazing, Kelly!!! :D Italy is so beautiful, but we haven't these wonderful warm and peaceful sunsets with flamingos :) It's really very relaxing! LOVE this card, such fabulous vibrant blending and sweet design!!
    Big Hugs!!

  8. Kelly, this card is outstanding! Love the colors! Love the design! Love the pair of flamingos. WOW!!! You have created a masterpiece!

  9. What a gorgeous sunset scene! Those flamingos are just adorable and I love the added sequins for the shiny sea!

  10. Love the bright summer colors on this cute card!

  11. Looks just like Texas except we have brown pelicans in the air and on stumps in the water! Of course, our water is not so blue, but we love it just the same!! Fabulously fun and colorful design, Kelly!!

  12. Wow, this is stunning!! The colors are amazing!! I love the flamingos, too!! So beautiful!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  13. Oh my this is such a bright and beautiful design Kelly! You've done an amazing job with the blended sky and the flamingos are so fun! Glad you had a nice vacation! HUGS

  14. A real summer card with such beautiful colours. The flamingos are so pretty and the background is amazing. Big hugs and blessings, Carol S.xxxx

  15. BEAUTIFUL JOB, Kelly! I too LOOOOVE the Oxide Inks! They're SO RICH & BLEND SO NICELY!!! PERFECT for your BEAUTIFUL SCENE!!!! THANK YOU for coming over to comment on my cards! I KNOW WHAT YOU MEAN about The 30 Day Coloring Challenge! It is SO FUN to take that time isn't it? LOL Yes, I too have several things to be made into cards yet! ;) AND CONGRATULATIONS on finding Christ! He is EVERYTHING!!!! ;)BLESSINGS DEAR SISTER IN CHRIST!!!! ;)

  16. quite a few of us found relaxation at the shore....LOVE your tropical colors and design....fabbo

  17. What a fun card, I love all those bright colors Kelly.

  18. Adorable flamingos. Love the bright colors.

  19. Your card is so lovely!

  20. It's beautiful and I love the bright, bold colors you used. Great scene card. Wish I was there.

  21. So, cute! Great colors and design!