StampNation Beach Vacation Blog Hop



It's finally here!!  Today we are kicking off the StampNation Summer Beach Vacation event with a Blog Hop.  Each of the StampNation Dream Team members, along with some of our crafty friends, are hopping along sharing cards inspired by our first challenge, "Beach Style".


Packing for the beach is different from any other trip you might take. For today's challenge we want to see projects that show off your beach style. So, pack up your sunglasses, swimsuits, beach towels and don't forget your sunscreen. We have to be ready to soak up that summer sun.

I knew exactly what stamp I'd be using for this challenge...FLIP FLOPS.  I wear them everywhere I go ALL Summer long :)




I used the Life is Good & Hello Sunshine stamp sets by Lawn Fawn to make a cute little beachy focal point in colors that you are likely to see on the beach.  The sprinkling of Pretty Pink Posh sequins remind me of bubbles in the ocean waves.

It's time to hop along now. Make sure you leave comments at each of the blogs listed below to be eligible to win..

One of THREE one month StampNation memberships.

 PLUS...

A $25 Gift Certificate to Pretty Pink Posh

 A $25 Store Credit to Ellen Hutson

Choice of Lawn Fawn Stamp Set & Let's Polka 6 x 6 Pad

For each of these prizes, one winner will be randomly drawn from all the blog hop comments. A second winner will be chosen from all the challenge entries at StampNation!

Not a member yet?
Now is is the perfect time!


You will have have until 11:59 pm EST on July 27th to leave a comment. Winners will be chosen randomly and will be announced on Monday, July 28th on Catherine's blog.


Maureen Merritt - YOU ARE HERE!!!









Tracey McNeely

Amy Sheffer


This event is going to be SO MUCH FUN! 
 Here's a peek at another project I have coming later this week... 


Stamps:  Life is Good & Hello Sunshine (Lawn Fawn)
Ink:  Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores & Ocean Tides (Papertrey Ink)
Paper:  Whisper White, Crumb Cake (SU) Aqua Mist (Papertrey Ink)
Accessories:  4mm Sparkling Clear, Winter Snow Mix Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh), Stitched Mats - Rectangles (Lil' Inker Designs) Bakers Twine (SU)

193 comments:

jeannejj said...

Love the card...very simple and cute!

Carolyn Steele said...

Flip flops and the beach - perfect combo! Really cute catf

Debra said...

So simple, so cute! Thank you for the inspiration!

Sharon Salerno said...

Flip flops and I are one. I hate giving them up in the fall. Love the simplicity of your card!

Betty Sue said...

Flip flops are my go to shoe all summer too! Love your card and the simplicity.

Alanna said...

This is gorgeous. I love the colors you chose.

Nicki said...

Love the flip flops. Part of my summer attire. really cool card.

pcm said...

awesomely CAS!

Sabrina said...

What a great and simple card!!!

Jessica said...

Such a fun card!! Love the sequins and stamps! :)

WhoMom said...

Great card. Love the sunny blue and simple flip flops. Sequins and twine make it perfect! Yes, I can see the resemblance to bubbles.

auntbubbels said...

I am definitely going to CASE this card. I just love it.

ValByDesign, Valerie said...

What a clean & clever card! I love this!

Lynn said...

Oh I love that fun little row of flip flops. Adorable Maureen.

Barb said...

Love those little flip-flops! Great summer card!

Debbie Bonczek said...
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Peggy Fitzmaurice said...

Very cute design

Debbie Bonczek said...

Love your card Maureen. It's a great take on the sketch. Super cute. So excited for this week of fun at StampNation.

Асель Бапанова said...

Love the colors of the card!

Gaylynn said...

Oh, this is sweet with the flip flops in complementing colors. :)

Susangail Powell said...

Nothing like a good pair of flip flops to get you through the summer! Love your card Maureen - the soft colors and the sequins are perfect!

Lori Mcosh said...

Just need a Margareta and I'm at the shore! Love the card!

Kari V. said...

Love me some flip flops with bling!! Sweet card.

Renee's ramblings said...

You definitely hit the beach theme with your beautiful CAS card! You are SO right, Maureen, about the sequins looking like bubbles!

Tonya Jastad said...

Lovely CAS card! The color combo is perfect!

Maria said...

I'm a flip flop lover too. Sweet card.

Bastel-Troll said...

I love the simplicity of this card - it's great!!!

SJH D said...

Love the flip flops. . So sweet.

Fran said...

Loving the flip flops Mo! Such a serene feel to your card.

Dottie Robbins said...

Cute flip flops.

Laurie said...

Very cute!! I love simple, classy cards and this is one. Love the colors. Thank you!

Joni said...

Simply Stunning. Beautiful colors.

Allison Cope said...

So super cute Mo!!!!

Shaughn Woodruff said...

Super cute flip flop card! Love the colors! Thanks for sharing !

coolnana72 said...

What a cute card! I love anything with flip flops :)

Terri (blindstamper) said...

Love your soft, beachy color scheme.

Yvonne said...

Very fun beach card--great choices! Thanks for sharing today!

Jean M. said...

Love your card!

sue k said...

Cute, cute, cute, LOVE the flip flops.

Sue
http://suek86401.blogspot.com/

lisa808 said...

Adorable flip flops card.

Jean Bullock said...

Love your card. The color scheme is perfect for the beach theme and the flip flops are adorable.

Susan said...

Can't go to the beach without flip flops!

KayM said...

Oh I love your card! Those little flip flops all lined up are just adorable!!

Lura said...

Love the carefree look of your card.

Cindy C. said...

I love this CAS beach vacation design!!!!

Lucinde said...

Love the little flip flops!

Melissa F said...

LOVE this super CAS card, the colors say beach and the flip flops on a curve are fun! Love the sequins too, my favorite embellishment these days because they go with everything.

Becky Selecman said...

What a fun summer card! Makes me want to head to the beach!

Thordis said...

Love the colors you have chosen ... They are so soft and those flip flops are the cutest :)

Sue C. said...

I love the design and the colors for this card!

Jessika said...

The sandal parade is super cute !

Doris said...

That card is adorable. It is so simple but packs a punch at the same time.

Tinstar said...

So glad I got to play with 1 challenge before I go on my on vacation. Fabulous card Mo.

BrendaB said...

Perfect beach colors, and I love the little clear sequins!

Cynthia said...

AHHH...flipflops. long gone are the days I could wear them and how I miss those days. That and going barefoot in the sand (or grass!). Thanks for the images.

Rochelle Sodipo Washington said...

Can't go wrong with cute flip flops! Nice card!

cghundley said...

Cute and fun
card!
Carla from Utah

LauraJane:) said...

The PPP sequins are like water drops!
Refreshing card:)

papermorsels said...

I like the use of the sandy brown...very simple yet so beachy...with the sequin "bubbles" too!

Kristin Burkart said...

I'm loving the flip flops!

Shirley A. said...

Flip flops and summertime. AAAH...

Connie said...

Adorable flip flops...very cute card.

Connie said...

Adorable flip flops...very cute card.

Sharon Underwood said...

Love those flip-flops! Wonderful card.

NatQuebec said...

Really C & S card :-)

Sheila H said...

Great color combo!

Tracey McNeely said...

Maureen I love your choice of non colour! Fantastic design and those sweet flippies are too cute! Thank you for having me this week at StampNation!

Nora N. said...

Super, super sweet!! I love the flip flop bling and the colors you used. Fabulous card!!

sandra said...

I love the flip flops. What could be more be achy!! Flip flops and sand.

Lee Owens said...

I love CAS cards and you nailed it,love the colors and the little bling in each flip flop

Amanda said...

I love your CAS card. It has great color and a nice balance of elements!

Susie Moore said...

I am soooo loving those flip flops!!

Margarita Navarro-Rivera said...

Love the flip flops!!

Kelly Lewis said...

love the flip flops. Makes me think of my daughter-in-law. She wears them as long as possible.

Susan Faile said...

"life is good" is my favorite saying. Love, love the flip flops ...so beachy and cool !!!!!1

Priscilla Joseph said...

Your card is so clean and simple; I love it. And yes I spend the summer in flip flops 24/7 also.

Ann Kulseth said...

The colors and the flip flops - a winning combination. :)

Kristie Goulet said...

LOVE how you stamped the flip flops on the "wave". Very fun card.

Kailash said...

Gorgeous CAS design, love it!!!

CraftyPaws said...

Love the CAS beachy card! tfs hugs, Kristina

Debbie T said...

I love your color combo. I always love your crispy cards. Every element is perfectly placed.

Mary Borg said...

Such a cool card!

Lynn Fletcher said...

I don't wear flip flops these days, but I remember wearing them when I was growing up. Love your card Maureen! :)

Lisa Petrella said...

What a super cute and totally summery CAS creation! Love it!

Sandra Johnston said...

Love the simplicity of your card! You have taught me to appreciate the clean and simple style.

Sue D said...

I like the colors of the flip flops and the use of sequins.

Denise Bryant said...

Darling card! Perfect summer card with the cute row of flip flops!

Carol said...

These are stunning cards, that go so well with the theme...love them!

beth said...

So simple yet elegant. My daughters and grandkids love flip flops. A throw back to my chilhood.

Stephanie Poteet said...

I love your card! I'm a fan of clean and simple and yours is just beautiful!

monster said...

Lovely & Simple !

monster said...

Lovely & Simple !

TheWinstonFamily said...

Love how simple it is and those flip flops are just too cute!

Carol B. said...

The flip flops are perfect for a BEACH vacation!

Dawn Turley said...

so sweet. Just lovely

Brandi lynn said...

nice card!

linda weiser said...

Nice card!!

linda weiser said...

Cute card!

Brandi lynn said...

Very sweet! Thx for sharing!

Jennifer Gayle said...

Such a cute card!

Gayle said...

Love the card! I often wonder how to best use small stamps, like the flip
flops and repeated images like you demonstrated in this card are the answer!

Moira OReilly said...

What a great card and fun event. I love flip flops - there is nothing like flip flops to make you feel that summer is really here.

Mary-Anne V said...

Love the blues on this card and how you created an ombre look to the flip flops.

Pat said...

Awesome Card! Love those Flip Flops

loulou said...

What a fab design. Love the colours.

BeverlyBL said...

So cute. Love your beachy colors.

Beth H. said...

Love the cool crisp feel of this card!

KimCreate said...

Just adorable! Some people do cas so well, like you. It has just as much punch as a more layered card. I love it!

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a sweet card Maureen. Love the CAS design and the blue and tan colors together.

Stephanie Mackey said...

Love the color combination! Looking at this card just makes me feel relaxed.:)

Heather Thompson said...

that is a neat card, very clean looking.

Debbie said...

Such a simple card yet it truly expresses the feel of a beautiful beach

Lisa T. said...

Love flip flops and CAS cards! Simple inspiration that causes me to think, "Hey, I can do that!" :)

Monicka said...

I love flip flops as well! Cute card!

Piali Biswas said...

Suuuuper sweet card!! Love the cool colors!!

airbornewife said...

Flip Flops are awesome!! so is your card. thanks for sharing. ~ Pam

Lindsey said...

Nothing says summer to me like flip flops...love how you were able to make a fairly small image into a great focal point.

Nicole said...

LOVE this card!!! I am a flip flop fanatic as well, if only I could wear them year round. :)

Pam Sparks said...

super cute Maureen! a fabulous CAS beach card!

gabriella said...

Love the flip flop card , cute and classy

Deborah Johnson said...

Flip Flops makes me think of the beach. Very cute card.

Sarita Salmon said...

Love your simple and clean card.

Judy said...

I love the theme for this blog hop. Flip flops certainly convey summer to most of us. I like your sequins on your card too. Thanks for sharing with us.

Carol McCready said...

Very cute card. Love those flip flops.

Sandy Berl said...

I love Lawn Fawn designs! Thanks for sharing your cute card.

Sheryl said...

Love this CAS summery card, and of course the PPP sequins!

Dee Miranda said...

Those flip flops are just so cute!

-Dee

Laurie said...

What a great card! So clean and simple!

Chrissy Larson said...

The cutest summer card by far! Love it!

Linda Wilkinson said...

Amazing cards love all of them♥ Great job that you all are doing & I have beach weather this week too yahoo♥

marylouh said...

The card is so cute. I have a friend who is "nuts" about flip-flops. I'll have to remember this card and use it for the next occasion I'm sending her a card.
thanks for the idea.

Karen Weingartner said...

Cute card! Love the bling!

Crouchingcheese said...

Oh my gosh, I love the flipflops! What a cute idea!

Loly Borda-Towery said...

I love the fun wavy row of flip flops! Cute card. TFS

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

So clean and pretty! Love the blue!

Nadine Lange said...

Flip flops are wonderful and fine, they can be worn any old time. Card is super cute, too!

Neesey said...

Your flip flop card is so adorable. Love the colors and the use of sequins. TFS

Gigglls said...

When I see flip flops, I think of summer.

michelle pepper said...

Cute Card - and yep, flip flops or jandals as we call them here are the way to go in summer!

Vicki said...

Love the illusion of sand below the flip flops. So clever!

Kay Jantz said...

Love the flip flops but my feet don't love wearing them like they did when I was a kid growing up! I always like the simplicity of your cards Maureen!

Miriam Prantner said...

What a sweet card! I love the flip flops and the different sizes of sequins.

Beatrice Lawson said...

Perfect summer colors and just a touch of sparkle!

ericalynndesigns said...

Very cute card!

emo812 said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE all of your work!! Your ideas are so great!! Thank you for sharing!!

Traci said...

My favorite color & shoes. So cute!

heartforhandmade said...

Love the cool colors and those flip flops are just perfect touch to have fun in the summer sun

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

Your card is so cute and summery! Love the colors and the flip flops!

Chris L,

Janis said...

Wonderful card!! Love all the white space and cool summery colors!!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

SchnauzerCrafts Creations said...

This is super cute!! I love the CAS look and how the flip flops flow along the wavy line. So natural and beachy looking!

Mei Totten said...

Cute card

Andrene Smith said...

Super cute - love the flip flops!!

Carol said...

Simply a cute, yet stunning card! I luv it!

Sherry said...

Very pretty! I love your style!

Edythe said...

So beachy cute.

FreeToBeMe..LisaJ said...

Maureen,

I love your clean & simple style.
It's classy and elegant thank you for sharing your beautiful work,

Felicita

Nancee Purdum said...

What a cute card! Love those flip flops!

Lori Nelson said...

okay, now I have to go make a card! Thanks for sharing your talent!

Maureen Chandler said...

The flip flops are so cute and summery! Thanks for sharing!

Lisa R. said...

Great inspiration. Love Lawn Fawn. TFS

judyvernon said...

What a cute stamp. Lots of inspiration on this page.

Kris Kok said...

Simple and gorgeous as always!

Preacherwife said...

I live in my flip flops. Someone once told me that I was too old for them. I told her was no age limit on the tag.

Janet Lamkin said...

I love,love,love the beach and flip flops!! Such a beautiful card.

Linda Dean said...

What a great card. Thanks for a great idea

Carole said...

Love, love this card. I, too, am a flip-flop girl.

Amy Hartz said...

I love the simplicity of this card!

Kate said...

Love those flip-flops! Cute, simple card!

Jguyeby said...

I am a flip flop person so this card just my kinda card. It is so cute.
Jennifer Eby

jenna said...

I love flip flops! So beachy. Love this card!

harmonycat said...

understated and airy - nice job

christi said...

cute and simpl card yet so much fun. tfs

Helen Gullett said...

Loving your CAS and color combo! This is sweet :)

Judith Woodward said...

Love, love, love the flip flops. Very cute card!!

Lorie said...

I love flip flops and you made an adorable card!!
Thanks for the inspiration!

sandi said...

Love the flip flops. Thanks for for sharing.

Tracy Hughes said...

Cute card maureen!

crafterab said...

Love this simple but beautiful card.
Thanks for sharing the idea.

Jodie Stoddard said...

Super cute. I never know what to do with flip flop stamps.

Vicki Brooks said...

Adorable card! Thanks

Anna said...

I love your simple clean card.

Anna said...

I love your simple clean card.

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

love the flip flops!!!

Bev Karolak said...

Awesome card! Love the flip-flops! :)

Ani said...

I love the colours and the wholeout design of your summer card!

StampinwithAloha said...

Love simple clean cards; well done!

Gina said...

Love those flipflops, they scream beach!!!

Mary Roberson said...

You had me at flip flops! I love to wear sandals. I always kick off my shoes as soon as I come home and put on something more comfy:) Cute clean and simple card (like the ocean bubbles=sequins).

Laura Whitaker said...

Love the colors, so cool looking.

Rosy Newlun said...

This is mega sweet. Looks like our front door (on Big Island) :D

Rosy Newlun said...

This is mega sweet. Looks like our front door (on Big Island) :D

JanLM said...

Beachy Cool! Terrific card. Love the simple, very clean, beachy feel.

Holley Downs said...

Love blog hops and love ALL the sponsors! Your card with flip flops is adorable!

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