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Thursday, January 9, 2014

Retirement Means Relaxation and Fun In The Sun

Wow, can you believe it is Thursday, again, already?! The week sure does fly by! Be sure you come visit the design team for Bugaboo Stamps, over at Catch The Bug, so you can see all the awesome Oldie But Goodie creations they've created for you!

If you live in the USA and are like me, then you probably are already sick of the snow and cold temperatures! My boss sure had the right idea - She decided to retire and move to Florida for sun, sand, warm temps and relaxation! I sure wish I could do the same! LOL.  Anyway, this card is for her retirement.

The card features the image, Dottie Beach, by Bugaboo Stamps, colored with Promarkers (by Letraset). I used papers from Recollections, from my stash and a fun mix of chevron, hearts, stripes and polka dots. I used two strips of purple and lavender chevron washi tape, matted with cardstock (From the Paper Studio) and a handmade bow made with this new purple sheer polka dotted ribbon.

manufacturers of items used on this card:

Bugaboo Stamps
The Paper Studio

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Challenge #107 Anything Goes at Lexi's Creations
Anything Goes at Crafty Boots
Use Something New (washi tape) at Paper Make Up Stamps
Challenge #173 Anything Goes at Make It Monday
Challenge #73 Anything Goes at Artistic Inspirations
Challenge # 14 Cheers (For Retirement) at C Is For Challenge
Challenge #32 Anything Goes at Scrapbook Stamp Society
Anything Goes at Paper Nest Dolls
Make It Girly at Whoopsi Daisy
Challenge #190 New Beginnings (Retirement) at Corrosive Challenge
New (Retirement) at Crafty Sentiments
New Beginnings (Retirement) at Oldie But A Goodie Challenge
Anything Goes at Papertake Weekly
Challenge #85 Anything Goes at LEJ Designs
Girly at Just Inspirational
2TC67 Mixed Signals (Arrow- chevron piece under image) at Twisted Tuesdays
Patterned Paper at Delightful Challenges
Challenge #201 Add A Bow at I Love Promarkers
IIC#141 New Beginnings (Retirement) at Inky Impressions
Let's Celebrate at Divas By Design
Challenge #159 Anything Goes at Penny's Paper Crafty
Out With The Old (Papers) In With The New at The Sisterhood of Crafters
Challenge #68 All Things Bright and Beautiful
Challenge #23 Going Dotty at Rhedd and Rosie's Challenge Blog
Anything Goes at Creative Moments
Anything Goes at Crafting By Designs
Challenge #11 Anything Goes at The Stamping Chef
New Beginnings at Moving Along With The Times
Challenge #176 Bows at 4 Krafty Chicks
Celebrations (Retirment) at Milk Coffee Challenges
Anything Goes at Crafty Girls Challenges
CMM78 Anything Goes at Card Makin' Mamas
New Beginnings at Jellypark Friends
Time To Celebrate (Retirement) at Di's Digi Designs
Challenge #110 Something New (Retirment) at A Gem Of A Challenge
Pearls (or buttons) at Crafting From The Heart


  1. A fun card, great image and love all the layered papers too.
    Thanks for sharing with us this week at Make It Monday,

  2. Sammi what a wonderful card love the image and layers you have used. Thank you for joining us over at Crafting For All Seasons Blogspot, good luck and hope to see you again soon. Love Alison xxx

  3. lovely card thanks for sharing with lexis creations this week Rachel DT

  4. What lovely papers you used! That is an art in itself that I envy! Many thanks for entering the Rhedd and Rosie's Challenge and good luck! Melissa (DT) xxxx

  5. Another fab card Sammi, love the layers. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  6. Cute little card. Love your fun colors / patterns. Thanks for joining us at Paper Makeup Stamps.

  7. Beautiful card!
    Thank for joining us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge
    Gr.Kaija DT-member

  8. what a lovely card Sammi.

    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  9. Aww lovely card. Love the papers and image. Thanks for joining our Patterned Paper Challenge at Delightful Challenges.


  10. A super fun card Sammi !! Great use of fab pattern paper !! Thanks so much for playing at Crafty Sentiments Designs !!

    Good luck sweetie !!

    hugs Diane xx

  11. Fab card, thank you for joining in Rhedd and Rosie's, good luck Hun, Zoe DT xx

  12. Great card, love all the layers & the colours are fab!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Delightful Challenges this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  13. Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at creative moments challenge xx

  14. What a fabulous card, I can't wait for summer now I've seen it! Thanks for joining in the fun at Crafty Sentiments, Susan x

  15. Great card! Love the colours! Thanks for joining us over at Twisted Tuesday Challenges!

  16. WOW another cute creation! LOVE the design! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘Out with the Old, In with the New’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  17. Great card - love the background you've created.

    Thanks for joining us at Penny's.

    Helen x

  18. Great retirement card. Thanks for sharing with us at Oldie But A Goodie. Sarah

  19. Fab and fun card. Thanks for joining us at Rhedd & Rosies challenge.
    Fiona x

  20. Fab and fun card. Thanks for joining us at Rhedd & Rosies.
    Fiona x

  21. Thanks for joining us again, great seeing your card. I love the colors you used, I always love a bugaboo image. Great bow too! Thanks for playing our Bow challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks. Way to go!

    Leanne DT@4CC!

  22. Sweet card, great colours
    Thanks for joining in this week at Inky impressions challenge.
    Hugs katie x

  23. Fun card! Lots of great color in your DP and cute image!
    Thanks for joining our bow challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks and hope to see you again.
    Tammy GDT@4CC

  24. This is such a lovely card! Thanks for joining our challenge this week at Di's Digi Stamps! Hugs, Karen

  25. This is a fun card.
    Thanks for joining us at CMM

  26. I'm sure your boss was thrilled with the card and what a great idea to retire to Florida. Thank you once again for sharing with us over at Jellypark Friends for our "New Beginnings Challenge". Mel :o)

  27. Fab card Sammi, I love all the layers :o)
    Thanks for joining us at Jellypark Friends & Good Luck!

  28. Wonderful, such a playfull card.
    Thank you for joining us at MilkCoffee Digi Stamps

    Huggsss, Angelique

  29. Fabulous card, Sammi, I love all the colours you have made on this card, fabulous image too, thank you for sharing with us at Crafting from the Heart, best of luck xxx

  30. Adorable card! Thanks for playing at Crafting From the heart. Good luck. Hope to see you next time.

  31. A delightful card with lovely bright colours!
    Thanks for playing at CFAS this time!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  32. Card is cute, cute, cute! Gotta love the Bugaboo images. Thanks for joining us at Paper Nest Dolls for our 'Anything Goes' challenge. Heidi - PND DT

  33. Fabulous fun card - love the image and your layout!

    Thanks for sharing with us at Paper Nest Dolls this time.. looking forward to welcoming you back soon.

    Christine x

  34. Fun card! Love all the papers and images. Thanks for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge Blog!

  35. thanks for joining us at Scrapbook stamp society with your cute card

  36. Beautiful card! Love the color combo! Thanks for joining us at Twisted Tuesday!

  37. Back again to say thank you for joining us at the Crafty Girls Challenge too.

    Gorgeous creation

    Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Girls Challenge.

    Helen x