Saturday, June 1, 2013

You're Sun-Sational!

Good morning!  Today is an exciting day as it marks the first challenge of a new challenge blog...
Crafty Friends Challenge Blog!  A few changes were made to the former Forever Friends Challenge Blog, hence the new name.  Please stop by to check things out; there will be weekly challenges...we do hope you will play along!

For our first challenge, our sponsor is MilkCoffee.  I am using an adorable image called "Tiffany swimming in the beach wearing bikini"...thank you to MilkCoffee!

Tiffany is colored with you can see, she has remembered her sunscreen!  I hope you will too!  I've used some very old papers from my stash...I thought they were a perfect fit for the image...and done a bit of sponging on the edges.  I embellished with a die cut sentiment/ribbon, and a die cut flower embellished with glitter.

Image: MilkCoffee
Sentiment: Kraftin' Kimmie
Ink: Printer, Memento Tuxedo Black, PTI Chai
Paper: G.P. 110, PTI Kraft, SU! Poppy Parade and Old Olive, Making Memories DP
Embellies: Martha Stewart Crystal Fine Glitter, Kraft Grosgrain Ribbon
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Spellbinder's Ribbon Slide Die, MFT Die-namics Hibiscus Die, The Paper Studio Sticky Doos

I hope you will check out the rest of the DT's creations.

I combined our challenge with a few others...I was going for pink, girly, flowers, ribbon, and a sentiment:

Crafting with Dragonflies: One for the Girls
Crafty Ribbons Challenge: Anything Goes with Ribbon
Digi Sketch Challenge: Cute (T)
Fab 'n' Funky: For the Girls
MilkCoffe Challenge: Load on the Flowers
Papertake Weekly: Sketchie Free for All (amazing sketch!)
Sassy Studio Designs: Hit the Beach
Sentimental Sundays: Outdoor Fun
The Perfect Sentiment: Make Them Laugh
Use it Tuesdays: Anything Goes---hoarded stash is Making Memories DP

On a serious note....  My Mother was recently diagnosed with melanoma, a deadly form of skin cancer; this meant surgery ASAP!  I'm not talking a "little biopsy", I'm talking a "wide excision"...a large, deep incision...and a large scar to go with it.  She was lucky it was caught early, so no lymph nodes are involved.  Her diagnosis also means full body checks every 3 months with the Dermatologist, plus notifying her Optometrist and Gynecologist.  Yep, you read that right...Optometrist and Gynecologist!  I'm a nurse and I didn't know it would involve all that....  It is important that her siblings and children be screened as well.  I have my appointment scheduled....  So, please protect yourself...use your sunscreen!

Thanks for stopping by; have a relaxing weekend!



Doreen said...

Beautiful card,love the image and

Linda Palmer said...

This is so beautiful. I love the image, love how your colored her and love the design. Great card.

Susan Hogan said...

Love the image. Great card and a good message you have included. Yes, always use sunscreen and wear a hat! Slip, slop and slap it's called in Australia: slip on a shirt, slop on the sunscreen and slap on a hat!Thanks so much for playing along at Crafting with Dragonflies for our current challenge - One for the Girls! Susan (DT)

Ciska said...

Great image and colouring and I love your tropical DP! Thank you for playing along with us this week @ Fab 'n Funky :)

Unknown said...

Stunning girly card, love the colours and such a great image.Thank you for joining us in our "one for the Girls" challenge at Crafting with Dragonflies, hugs Tania(DT) xx

Anonymous said...

So gorgeous hun.

Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Ribbons and Good Luck!

Karen - DT.xx

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous card Angela, gorgeous image and lovely rich colours.

Jessi Fogan said...

We have slip, slop, and slap here too - it makes it fun for the kids & easy to remember! I love your card, but even more I love your important message. I'm sending hugs for you & your family - and lots of strength. I'm very glad to hear that the prognosis is good for your mom.

judith@poppy cottage said...

Great card, fab image, and love the pape and flower embellie. Good luck to you and your Mum. Thanks for joining the Crafting with Dragonflies challenge, Judith xx

karen said...

Really gorgeous card Angela, love the colours, thanks so much for joining us at Papertake Weekly, Karenx

Vickie ODell said...

I'm praying for your mom. It sort of takes the fun out of being out in the sun. Your card is so beautiful with the combination of colors and papers. Thanks for joining us at the Perfect Sentiment Challenge.

Amy said...

Very cute! Love the flower.

Kathy said...

Gorgeous card Angela, love the way you colored her hair, it looks so pretty. Hope your mom is healing well and good advice about sun screen, thanks for the reminder!

Scrappy Chick said...

What a beautiful vibrant card! Thank you for playing along at Use It Tuesday!

Heather B said...

Great card! I love the image. I'll have to come by and check out that challenge site. In the meantime, thanks for playing with us at Use It Tuesday!!

kel Acopan said...

So super cute! Thanks so much for playing along at Crafting with Dragonflies!

lovies, =o) kel
Crafting with Dragonflies DT

Chris said...

adorable card!! sending you a hug for your mom!!