6/30/09

TimeOut Tuesday - sneak peeks and free stamps!

So have you enjoyed the sneak peeks from Sherrod Studio so far? I hope you are checking out all of the peeks the team is sharing and leaving comments so you have a chance to win a free stamp set! The grand opening of Sherrod Studio is July 1st and the winners will be announced then. Today is my day to choose a winner so be sure to leave me a comment!


On to the sneak of the day! I love the By The Seashore set - there's the awesome image of the kids playing in the sand that you saw in an earlier post but there is also a lot of sentiments, a sand pail, sand castles - all kinds of summer fun images!

Today I thought I would share a beach themed party idea with you using the sand castle image and the seashell border stamp.



These images can be dressed up or kept cutesy and for this theme, I decided that more elegant was the ticket!

I started with the card/invitation that features a couple different colors of brown and blues and a light mossy green. All of the pieces of cardstock were sponged with distressing ink to give a more worn look. I kept the sand castles monochromatic except for the tiny flag at the top that I colored blue. I also added some prisma glitter to the castles for a sophisticated sparkle but the camera didn't pick that up very well.

I love the saying - From our castle to yours! - perfect for an invitation. I duplicated the image on a tag that I tied around a candle holder for a decoration and also duplicated the shell border that was matted and wrapped around a napkin for a finishing touch. I think the decorative cording adds an outdoorsy, beachy feel to the pieces and ties them all together.

I filled my candle holder with shredded paper scraps that I sliced really thin with my paper trimmer and then crimped with a corrugator tool...it worked great although I think I would also love sand in the candle base even better!

You definitely want to check out the reat of the sneak peeks today so stop by and see what's up with:

Sparkle

Kathi

Kim

and at the Sherrod Studio blog!

But before you go, be sure to leave a comment for your chance to win a free stamp set!

And come back tomorrow for the grand opening celebration! From July 1 - 7th, Sherrod Studio will be offering free shipping on all orders! Have a creative day and I will see you tomorrow!

35 comments:

Marti Goodwin said...

I love the sand castle set. I have been looking for a set similar to this one. I can't wait for tomorrow to check out all that the Sherrod studio will have.

BananaStamper said...

What a fun "party set" and fun stamp set!

Shanna

Carla Harrah said...

Very pretty.

Denise said...

This is such a great set of releases. I love the beachy things!

Denise Wells
mamascollections@aol.com

Anonymous said...

OOh! I think that I'm really going to like this one. For the last year we have been living a block away from the beach. Thanks for sharing!
leslie_syme@yahoo.com

Dawn Mercedes said...
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Dawn Mercedes said...

Oooh lala! What a delightful set!

Danderella said...

Loving the new Sherrod Studio stuff. Can't wait to see what you show us next. And honestly, a girl can never have too many beach sets!

gremhog susan.hatch@gmail.com said...

how great at these? And think of the total themes that can be done with these for a beach party! Wow!

Jennifer McGee said...

Mary what a beautiful beach themed set! Great work.

HaleyD said...

Having just gotten back from the beach, I HAVE to have this! LOL I love the elegant take on this set and your lovely tabletop decorations.

LauraB said...

Mary-you certainly are one-of-a-kind! love your work and hope to meet you at the DC convention next year??!!
btw-I am giving you a blog award! I hope you will accept the award and post it on your blog with my link www.jsutgatheringpieces.blogspot.com
then pass it on to 5 other bloggers and let them know!
love ya, gurl!

Jo said...

how classy!!! Can't wait to see more stamps/sets.

Sarah said...

WOW you cetainly used that set perfectly..I love it like that and I am tempted..soooo tempted to get one. I love the seashells.

coltkid1988 said...

I love this! Great idea

Bobbi Nessly said...

What a wonderful idea. Great stamp set.

Kim said...

WOW!!! This is such a great idea! I might have to lift it.
Great job:)

Iona said...

I love the seashore stamp set...I live in a coastal community and can't wait to get one. Definitely on my list..great job and look forward to the unveiling tomorrow.
Thanks a lot for the sneak peaks,
Iona

Sara said...

How cute is that sand castle!!!!
Love your work.

kat9 said...

Great beach theme. I love the sandcastle and the ribbon you used looks wonderful with it.

hugs,
kat9

Kim said...

I love the beach theme. I especially like the candle holder.

Sparkle said...

What a gorgeous set!

Candy M said...

Lovely set, Mary! :)

SiSi said...

Great Stamp Set!! :)

SiSi
origamibysisi@gmail.com

Deborah Young said...

This really shows the versatility of that set. Tomorrow should be fun!

Debbie DP said...

I love this set. The party theme is great. You are right -elegant

Betsey Terry said...

love the beach theme..it's whimsical but still so very elegant which is hard to accomplish..can think of a few events to use it for already!

Jenny said...

What a fun set!! I could see all kinds of possibilities with this one! :)
Jenny

Helen Onulak said...

Oh - how fun! Thank you for sharing.

Terri Davenport said...

Love the set! Fabulous!

Leslie said...

Beach, Beach Beach. Love it.

Ceal said...

Love the cute party set!

NWFlamingo said...

Nice castle. You can never have to many beach stamps!

Sandra J. Strickler said...

You do the most amazing work! Thanks for sharing.

Gina said...

Adorable projects! love the beach theme.