Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Life is Good

Beaches, sand, sun, and crabs........life is good!  I'd love to be sitting on a nice sunny beach somewhere watching the crabs and getting sand between my toes. What a nice vacation that would make!   However, it's not going to happen today so I thought I'd just make a card instead.

The images in this set (Life is Good) are from Lawn Fawn.  I colored them with Copics and then sponged in the sky and added a sun die.  Very clean and simple.  Being inspired by the color challenge I have blue/aqua skies, yellow sun and sand, and an orange crab.  Ok, so I've never really seen a totally orange crab before but it is kinda cute in that color.  I think if you can have a blue crab, surely you can have an orange one too!

I'll enter this is the Lawnscaping Challenge (Color Inspiration) and Addicted to Clean and Simple (code word is Sky).

Thanks for stopping by.............
Lynn

46 comments:

Maxine D said...

I am sure you feel better after making this card Lynn - almost as good as going to the beach.
Love your orange crab :-)
Blessings
Maxine

MaryH said...

A real fun card, and I'm loving all the use you're getting from the sun die. It sparks up this beach scene so well, and your little crab is cute. Don't let 'im bite your toes! TFS & Hugs

Irish Cherokee said...

I am getting a sun tan from you card. How nice is that. Wonderful card Lynn. Loving it ti bits.

Tracy said...

Lynn i love stopping by because your creations always make me smile.
I am feeling you on the nice vacation !
This little feel is brilliant, that sky is awesome !!
Have a fab day xx

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,fab image and love the clouds.xxx

Carol L said...

What a fun use of the challenge colors and a super cute card to boot! I love your billowy clouds and blue sky - what a perfect day this little crab is having!

Tammy said...

WHEN you come to PA, I'll show you orange crabs, yummy! Super cute card!

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Lynn, I love the image and the clouds.
Kevin xx

Brenda said...

OMGosh this card is adorable Lynn!! I wish I was on that beach too, but I don't want Mr. Crab to bite my toes!! lol How do you get your sky to look like that?!! I love it and I love your orange crab too, he is too cute. Hey maybe he was in some boiling water and turned orange. lol I love that sun too, you have been using it a lot and it is cute on everything. Yep, a spirit lifter for this card is! Hugs, Brenda

vic said...

Oohhh this is just too cute Lynn I swear you make the sweetest cards and I love them!! How adorable is that crab!!!
Hugs
Vic x

Anne Temple said...

Love this! Having the large white space around the image really makes it pop. Great clouds (as always)!

Benzi said...

Lynn, this is just the cutest CAS card. I love a beach scene and your crab is a cutie with that big smile. Your clouds are fabulous. I'll be getting sand between my toes next week. We're headed to the beach. Yea!

MiamiKel said...

Of course life is good at the beach! Come on down! :) This is cute - orange crab and all :)

Linda Simpson said...

This is gorgeous, a lovely summer card.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Sandy said...

I really love the cuteness of this card! The sky scene in the background with the sunshine die...simply too cute!

Diane said...

What a fun card design Lynn, great clouds and scene.

Hugs Diane

Bonnie said...

That's one happy looking little crab! Thanks for the "trip" to the beach!

Chrissy said...

What a little cutie Lynn...fabulous CAS card and
I love that wee crab and fabulous blue sky.

luv CHRISSYxx..

Monica said...

Lovely vacation there... and wish your life is that way.

Very sweet card, Lynn.

Let me go and try yet again to see if I can leave more comments.

Love,

M

Deepti said...

oh my this is so cute, I just love the cloudy sky u have created. You can share this at ATCAS too, we have the code word sky, it fits perfectly :)

Becky said...

This is so cute Lynn. I love your sky and sun too.

NanaConnie said...

When my oldest granddaughter was about 6, I asked her why she had colored her sky orange. Her reply has lived with me ever since -- "It's my sky and it can be any color I like." I'm sure the same goes for crabs. :-D Too often I forget that creativity needs to be childlike. Love this simple card, Lynn!

Tammy said...

This is adorable Lynn! What a cute little crab, fabulous CAS design also! Have a nice weekend!
Tammy x

Sandi said...

Lynn - this one is so adorable, makes me smile!
Sandi ♥

JD/ Jill said...

Cute cand happy card! I like your ORANGE crab!

Lynn McAuley said...

Love your awesome sky with this crabby guy! Precious card, Lynn!

Margaret said...

What a happy card! I've never seen an orange crab, however I've also never seen a smiling crab so maybe the orange makes them happy! CAS perfection!!

Donna Hanley said...

Just a sweet card, Lynn. Have a great weekend.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Adorable card -- fabulous clouds! Thanks for joining in at ATCAS!

Joan Ervin said...

This is absolutely adorable, Lynn...the little crab is just tooo cute and I love how you popped up the sun!!!!

Judith Taylor - Wright said...

Afternoon Lynn super card hun delicious summer colours fab CAS card love it hugs Judith x

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

You're sky is pure perfection, Lynn! You have nailed both of these challenges!

Kigz said...

Super job masking--your clouds are amazing! :)

lenny said...

Wowzers!! Stunning card!!
Love how you did the clouds!! GREAT CAS card and fun take on this color combo!!

OH Babs said...

Very cute CAS card.

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

I ADORE this card!!!!!
I couldn't comment on my iPad so I had to save the link and come back!!!!

Just terrific Lynn!!!!!!

Lesley said...

brilliant card - love the way you've done the clouds really effective best wishes Lesley x

Margaret said...

Simple CAS card, but super cute card Lynn. I used to eat a lot of fresh crabs when my parents were living and in New Jersey. Crabs do get orange when you cook them, so this one looks like he's been out in the sun too long. ;)

Nancy in Iowa said...

This is VERY summery and very cute. It put an instant mile on my face!

Christiana said...

This is fantastic! Your sky and clouds are stunning! Great job. Thanks so much for playing with us at Lawnscaping! Big hugs!

Deepti said...

Thank you so much for sharing with ATCAS :) you know how much I loved this card !

{Chrissie} said...

Love, love, love that background with the clouds you made! So amazing! Thanks for playing along with us at Lawnscaping Challenges!

Jessi Fogan said...

That is the cutest little crab ever! The ones we get here are sort of orange with white speckles, so there ya go ;) LOVE those clouds - and that little sun!

Joann Burton said...

I love the clouds background. Such a cute CAS card. Hugs, joann sassy raggedy

Marilyn said...

I love this card Lynn! Sometimes a card just makes you smile and feel good and that is what this one does to me!

Tamara said...

Awesome card!! Love the clouds
Thanks for playing with us at Lawnscaping.
xx Tamara