July 20, 2014

StampNation Beach Vacation Blog Hop!



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", as well as a peek at our favorite projects from the event!




Here's my card for the first challenge

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What is my Beach Style? 

Packing up and heading to the sand. The retro van because it is JUST THAT COOL and palm trees in the background. I used Avery Elle's new Surf's Up beach inspired stamp set for my card which allowed me to colour the van retro orange, toss a surfboard on the roof and of course some silver Wink of Stella for the hubcaps!  To stamp the palm tree on the ocean side of the van I created a post it mask of the surf board and the van, masked them off and stamped the palm.

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...


$25 Pretty Pink Posh Gift Certificate


Ellen Hutson $25 Gift Certificate 





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!

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 www.catherinepooler.com/blog .

Catherine Pooler

Maureen Merritt

Kristie Goulet
Heather North

Allison Cope
Virginia Lu
Iwona Palamountain
Paulina Nakamura
Jean Manis
Suzanne Dahlberg
Sandy Allnock
Amy Sheffer
Tracey McNeely

Not a StampNation Sistah yet? We hope you will join us. Learn more here. http://www.catherinepooler.com/pages/stampnation/

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


sneak






178 comments :

Debra said...

Super cute...love the camper!

Alanna said...

Super cute card Tracey. I can't wait to see what else you have for this event.

Betty Sue said...

Great CAS card!!

Lisa K said...

Cool card. I love the sentiment!

Jessica said...

This is so fun! LOVE the van, super cute card!! :)

Sabrina said...

Great card and beautiful coloring!!

auntbubbels said...

Great card. . .

Lynn said...

Oh too cute Tracey...I love that fun van.

ValByDesign, Valerie said...

How cute!

WhoMom said...

Awesome! I love this stamp set, it makes me want to be in CA with friends headed to the beach. Great card.

pcm said...

simple and fun!

Kari V. said...

I love that VW bus with matching surfboard. Fun card!!

Debbie Bonczek said...

There is that adorable Avery Elle stamp set again. It's been on my wish list for a few weeks and I am wishing I had it right now. Adorable card. This would be a great masculine card too!

Toni said...

Dude! So very CAS and beachy!

Lori Mcosh said...

So cute- reminds me of Summer now as well as in my youth( oh, I'm getting sooo old!)

Gaylynn said...

Oh gosh, this is too fun. Love this. :)

Susangail Powell said...

LOVE that van - I think I NEED that stamp set!! Great card.

Bastel-Troll said...

I love this clean and simple style!!!

Tonya Jastad said...

Love the CAS beachyness of this card!

Maria said...

What a fun card! My brother used to have a white van and loved going to the beach! A perfect CAS card...love it!

Terri (blindstamper) said...

Great, colorful, CAS card!

Fran said...

Nice card, love the camper van.

Fran said...

What a fun card, love the camper van.

sue k said...

Very cute card, great image and colors, perfect for summer.

Sue
http://suek86401.blogspot.com/

Yvonne said...

Great job on your van! I love the border you've used to finish the card so perfectly! Thanks for sharing your card!

Jean M. said...

So cute!! Love it:)

Allison Cope said...

Like, totally groovy beach card dudette! :) Awesome beach inspiration Tracey! Thanks for joining us at StampNation!

Lynne Ward said...

Totally a southern california card. Reminds me of going to the beach every summer. Every surfer wanted a VW bus :}

Laurie said...

Very nice!

lisa808 said...

Cute card.

Dottie Robbins said...

Great simple card, love it.

Susan said...

Thanks for sharing your fun card with a super sentiment!

Jean Bullock said...

Very cute. Love the VW camper. Brings back old memories.

coolnana72 said...

Love you card. Makes me remember my beach days growing up in So. CA. My neighbor had a VW van and she would pack all of kids into the van and off we would go.

sue k said...

Very cute card, love your VW Bus.

Sue
http://suek86401.blogspot.com/

Lura said...

This just screams teenage boy which is one of the hardest to come up with in my estimation. Love it!

Lucinde said...

Love the mini van!

Sharon Salerno said...

Love the van. Reminds me of years past.

Melissa F said...

LOVE the graphic design and colors on this fabulous beachy card!

Shaughn Woodruff said...

Super beachy card! Love the colors!

Becky Selecman said...

Reminds me of the 60's and all those bonfires at the beach. Fun card!

Janet Zeppa said...

So adorable Tracey! The van makes me think of the Partridge Family...lol!!

Sue C. said...

Love the sentiment, so fitting for this card!

Tinstar said...

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

Thordis said...

Super awesome card! Can't wait to see more from you :)

Doris said...

very cute card

BrendaB said...

Great card! Love the VW van!

Nicki said...

Just love that VW van. Brings back a lot of memories. Awesome card.

Rochelle Sodipo Washington said...

CAS and cute!

Cynthia said...

So many surfing' buddies on this vacation -- doesn't leave much time for stamping her at the beach.

cghundley said...

Fun and colorful
card! Let's go
surfing!
Carla from Utah

jeannejj said...

The van is cute, and I really like the card.

Shirley A. said...

Just love the old VW bus. Cute card.

Meg G said...

Great card!!

KayM said...

What a cute card Tracey! Makes me want to head for the waves! :)

Sheila H said...

The van and sentiment are fun!

Lisa said...

Love the retro van Tracey, this is so much FUN!!

Amanda said...

Super cute CAS card. I love the sentiment!

Lee Owens said...

Love the retro feel on your card, reminds me of a poster from an old surf shop

Lee Owens said...

Love the retro look here , reminds me of a poster from an old surf shop

Susie Moore said...

Very cute card!!

Margarita Navarro-Rivera said...

Love that retro van!

Ann Kulseth said...

Love it! can' wait to see what else comes up this week .... :)

Kristie Goulet said...

I LOVE this fun van! Sure makes me want to head to the beach! :)

Priscilla Joseph said...

So clean and simple and super cute. Love the van!

Annette Allen said...

Love that sentiment.. DUDE.. heehee.. so cute

papermorsels said...

Very fun CAS card! Really like the "stitched" edge!

Kailash said...

Such a cool van, wonderful coloring and design!!!

CraftyPaws said...

Great CAS card with that adorable retro van! I love it! tfs hugs, Kristina

Ida Faye CUTLER said...

The van is a great throwback to the 60's. Cute card.

Lisa Petrella said...

Ooooo...that retro van is AWESOME!!! Love your beach style, Tracey!

Kim Heggins said...

So cute...just adorable Tracey. I love the van and would like one just like this for my trip to see Joyce. So fun.

Sue D said...

So cute--I like the colors and simplicity.

Sandra Johnston said...

Great card. I can hear a Beach Boys song playing in the background! What fun!

Sandra Johnston said...

Love your card. It should have a Beach Boys song playing in the background. Fun card!

Lynn Fletcher said...

Really cute and simple card. Love the stitched rectangle die,Tracey!

Virginia Lu said...

I adore the clean and crisp design. It's so YOU, Tracey! Love love your guest DT card for SN!

Denise Bryant said...

love that VW van! fun summer card!

Jessika said...

Cute card! Love the vintage van

monster said...

Oh I just love this card. So fun!

TheWinstonFamily said...

Love the card!

croppinmama said...

Love your clean and simple look...thanks for sharing.

Carol B. said...

The VW van and surfboard are the definition of cool. Great card!

linda weiser said...

very cute card!

Brandi lynn said...

neat volkswagon theme!

Brandi lynn said...

love the colors! very nice card!

Jennifer Gayle said...

Cute card!

NatQuebec said...

Cute summer card, I love it.

francesca biancon said...

hi Tracey, beautiful blog and wonderful projects!
I will follow you with pleasure!

Dawn Turley said...

an awesome card. Love the van.

Gayle said...

Way cool! The CAS look of the card makes the van and surf board really
pop!

rejoicingcrafts said...

So cool!!!! It is so lovely CAS card!!

Susan C said...

Retro van brings back memories! Cool card!

BeverlyBL said...

Very clever masking. Love your card.

Mary-Anne V said...

Very fun images on this sweet card.

~amy~ said...

I LOVE that set...super fun Tracey!

KimCreate said...

Super CAS beachy card.

Katie Ann Brooks said...

awesome card! Now when are we taking this trip?! :)

Monika/Buzsy said...

Super cool card Tracy. Love the images! Perfect for a surfer dude (or girl)!

Lisa T. said...

Fun blog hop and card ~ love the VW van of course, since I own a VW! :)

Heather Thompson said...

that is such an awesome card.

Debbie said...

Love this blog hop and a cute card.

Piali Biswas said...

Super cool card!! Love it!

Inkyfingers said...

I love that retro VW and in fact used an orange Beetle on a card just recently. Great card Tracey.
Hugs
Carol x

airbornewife said...

Great card! love the sentiment.. haha.

Lindsey said...

Super loving this card, Tracey. I love this new stamp set and your definition of beach style.

Nicole said...

Love the retro van! Great card!

Monicka said...

This was so fun! Loved seeing all the cards. Yours is a great end to the hop!

Deborah Johnson said...

Loving the van at the beach.

Deepti said...

This is so fun and summery love it !

Stephanie Mackey said...

Nice touch with the Wink of Stella.:)

Stephanie Mackey said...

Love the touch of Wink of Stella!

Judy said...

I think your card is great. Love the little touch of silver on the van. Thanks for sharing.

Carol McCready said...

Very fun card.

Barbra said...

Great hop! Love your card!

Sandy Berl said...

Very cute! Thanks for sharing.

JoAnn said...

Such a cute card.

karenwb said...

So very '60's. Nice.

Sheryl said...

Fun card; the retro orange is perfect!

Anita in France said...

Such an iconic fun-at-the-beach image, Tracey ... and sooo cute! Anita :)

Dee Miranda said...

Very cute!! I'm loving this stamp set (:

-Dee

Dee Miranda said...

Cute card!! (:
-Dee

Laurie said...

Great one layer KISS card! Very carefree!

marylouh said...

The sentiment is so appropriate to the VW bus and the surf board.
Really cute card.

Barb Ghig said...

Another really awesome card, Tracey! I love the bold colors that you chose for the van, and the font on the sentiment is perfect with your 'Retro' theme!

Crouchingcheese said...

I love the caravan and the stitched border die, it's very clean but very cool too!

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Lovely card!My Father in Law used to have a van in those colors. TFS

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

This is so awesome!!!

Linda Wilkinson said...

I love your card Tracey that van is awesome thanks for sharing you card with us can't wait to see what you do next!

Jenna said...

I love this simple card. Too cute!

Neesey said...

This card screams fun! Great van. Love the colors. TFS

Gigglls said...

Love the card! Great work

michelle pepper said...

Cute card! Summer is all about Surf's Up alright :-)

Michelle said...

Your card is so bright and cheerful Tracey. Your VW van looks almost identical to a van some friends of mine had back when I was in high school. They packed their family in it and loved going to the beach! Thank you for sparking that fun memory.

Kay Jantz said...

Great job of masking, love the greeting, everyone has been so creative with these cards. Have loved every one of them, great designing to you all!

Vicki said...

Who wouldn't want to hitch a ride in that cute surf van! Love your card.

Miriam Prantner said...

Great masking of the tree. Wonderful CAS card!

ericalynndesigns said...

Very cute card. Makes me wanna be at the beach.

Kelly Griglione said...

Awesome coloring! Such a fun, happy card : )

Laura Miller said...

Happy Card - - I also like the sneak peak on the next card - -paper piecing the umbrella - NICE

cm said...

While I'm kind of 'clueless' about StampNation (new to me...I know, I'm slowly emerging from under yet another rock *grin), I am not clueless about how amazing your creations are - and this one is utterly fabulous! Your retro van rocks! Fun in every detail!
Hugs~c

heartforhandmade said...

Love the clean and simple style of your card. Love the colors and the scene did.

emo812 said...

I love everything about this card...especially the stitched die cut!! Love it!!

emo812 said...

I love this card!! From the colors to the stitched die...so super cute!!

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

Love the van--definitely says summer!

Chris L.

Janis said...

The CAS style is perfect for the more casual simple lifestyle I love in the summer!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Mei Totten said...

What a fun card!!!

Andrene Smith said...

Love it! Fabulous job!!

Carol said...

This card screams BEACH to me...luv it!

Sherry said...

Fun!!

SchnauzerCrafts Creations said...

Surf's up, indeed!! Love the retro van and the colors you used which are so vivid and perfect for your CAS card!

Kathy Dalgliesh said...

Surf City USA...adorable!

FreeToBeMe..LisaJ said...

Cute.......

Definitely the beach scene here in sunny San Diego... Surf's Up!

Nancee Purdum said...

Cute card!

Lori Nelson said...

Loved my first blog hop and seeing all the wonderful creations by such talented ladies. Thanks for sharing!

Carole said...

Very nice! Very retro!

Kate said...

How adorable!!

harmonycat said...

I love that you kept it simple and let the retro design do the talking!

Jguyeby said...

Takes me back to my teen years. lol

Preacherwife said...

I just want to ride in a VW bus again and head to the beach. That is how this card makes me feel.

Helen Gullett said...

Your card makes me smile... Really big! Love it!

christi said...

i'm ready, lets go. adorable cas card.

Judith Woodward said...

Cute camper and nice simple card!!

judyvernon said...

Dude! Cute card ;)

Lisa R. said...

Great card! Love this set. TFS

Lorie said...

This is so cute! I want to go to the beach!!
Thanks for the inspiration!

Lorie said...

This is so cute! I want to go to the beach!!
Thanks for the inspiration!

Tracy Hughes said...

Fum card

Jodie Stoddard said...

Beautiful CAS card. I love the white background with the amazing color choices. Also I just noticed that all of my posts on the sites with this posting method are using my gmail account, but I have been posting with the others as kittyjds@aol.com...just and fyi.

crafterab said...

What a fun card!!!
So very cute.
Thanks for sharing.

Vicki Brooks said...

What a retro look to this card. It kind of reminds me of the old Annette Funnicello beach movies...before you time? Thanks.

Ani said...

Such a cute and fun card!

Bev Karolak said...

Awesome card! Love the Kombi van! :)

Janette said...

Love your card. Very cute

Mary Roberson said...

You are right, Tracey, that retro van really is that cool! My dad had a van, but it wasn't a VW, but still, love the van! And anytime I see a palm tree and a surf board makes me happy because I know the ocean is near:)

Laura Whitaker said...

Love the VW Van and your bright colors.

Rosy Newlun said...

Ultra sweet CAS beach camper card!!!

donna mikasa said...

I must have been dazzled by your card and forgot to comment! So in love with your card and so inspired to ink it up! Wonderful CAS design!