Happy Canada Day!

For this weeks Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge I had every intention of creating something fun and cute to celebrate Canada Day using the very fun  Celebrate with a Bang (B1680) and Happy Canada Day (M1256) stamp sets but Close To My Heart released a new "bring back my pack", and it is SEASIDE! I loved this paper collection when it was available a few years ago and can't wait to get my mitts on the updated version that they have released for this special.

I was so excited that I pulled out the scraps from my original stash of Seaside and decided to make a quick Picture My Life card with some of the goodies. I love to scrapbook and now do a mix of traditional layouts and Picture My Life which many people know as "pocket scrapbooking" it's quick and easy but still allows you to get creative! The Picture My Life Cards that CTMH create are lovely, but I also love having the option to create my own to really compliment the traditional layouts that I have also created. 

The size of this card is 4x6, and I have designed it to be used in Memory Protectors Designs #2 and #4.  I used Lagoon Cardstock for my base and decided not to cover up too much of the beautiful patterned paper.  The sentiment, sand dollar, and seastar are from the original Seaside Complements, and the fish was found in the original Seaside Assortment.  The pink, blue and gold ribbons are from various ribbon collections from the past few years, and I love that they all have a bit of gold in them.  I added a few bitty sparkles cause bitty sparkles! And then took my Clear Shimmer Brush and added some sparkle to the designs in the base paper and my seastar. (unfortunately, this does not show in the picture, but I promise there is shimmer!)

product imageThe updated colours for the new Seaside Collection are French Vanilla, Glacier, Lagoon, Raspberry, Smoothie, Sweet Leaf, and Toffee and an update 12x12 Sticker Sheet is also included in the Paper Packet.  For this special, they have also re-released the stamp set called Seaside Greetings (CC7194), and of course, it can all be purchased together in a bundle for 25% off, and free workshop instructions are also available for download.

Thank you for stopping by, I truly appreciate your comments and hope that I have inspired you to play along with us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

Happy Crafting!

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