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Friday, April 25, 2014

Come Play Seaside!

Evenin' Y'all,

I love the new Seaside SVG Kit from svg cuts don't you? I could hardly wait to get my hands on it as I wanted to make one for my mom and dad. They live a mile from the ocean and can see the ocean through their front window. When Mark and I visited them a couple of summers ago, they took us to a lighthouse in Bandon where they live. I will post a picture of the next lighthouse for mom and dad after I get it made. Here is my first version of the lighthouse and keepers house that Mary designed, for the new Seaside SVG Kit.

I cut both the lighthouse and the keepers house at the size they import. Mary had used blue Vellum on her windows and I thought that looked really cool. I made a greenish blue vellum by starting with  a bit of Tim Holtz Iced Spruce ink onto the vellum. That looked a bit to green for me and I had only made a few strokes of the pad when I realized that. I then got my peacock feathers and smeared a bit of that, but the color looked to strong to me so I got a sponge and blended the two. I liked that and I dried it first with my heat gun on low. I have a Stampin up heat gun that has a setting for drying ink. After it was dry,  I wanted the windows to look like they had sea spray on them so I used my Versa Mark ink and a Stampin Wheel called Splatter. I used Hero Arts superfine Clear embossing powder on it to finish the look. I put the vellum sheet ink side UP on my mat and cut it afterward.

The paper I used is from My Minds Eye Sweetest Thing Collection. I have been holding onto it for quite a while. I believe these collections came out sometime last year and I just love them. I would very much like to see something similar this year. I may have to search around the web and collect some more of that before it is all gone. I used American Craft Card Stock in Seafoam green, Vanilla, and Denim, Pool. I used the Pool Card Stock for the base as it gave my keeper house a little pop to it. I decorated it with Pinkpaislee Nantucket Collection, Wood shapes I had in my stash.  Around both the light house and the keepers house I used Twine from My Minds Eye, Follow your Hear Collection.

 The sea shells are ones I have had for more than 35 yrs and they have a story all their own. I will try to make it short. When Mark and I dated we went to Bolsa Chica beach a lot. One such visit early in our courtship he took me to this beach. As we went out in the early afternoon to play in the water we noticed that the tide went back really far and in a little groove all up and down the beach there were all these beautiful shells. We walked up and down the beach collecting shells every time the tide went back. When we were tired we lounged on the blanket and pulled out the shells, marveling at each one and how beautiful they were. Someone else cared as much as I did about nature and how special it is. I think that was the first time I realized I was falling in love with him. I sure didn't want to fall in love, but oh boy was I ever! Back to the Kit! I picked out a few and hot glued them on. The "door knob" is one of my K& Company textured brass nails. A little hint look in the mark down stuff as there is always something that you can use at a later date. That is where I found those nails.

 I did have and issue with cutting the kit on my Silhouette cameo as I had the newest designer addition and had not yet seen Leo's video  about using the newest program. Do yourself and any other cameo owner a favor, share the video with them. Anyone that read my post of SVG Cuts page knows the score lines moved on one of my pages. I didn't know that I had to group it first to simply move it in a better position on my mat. So I did cut it about 4 times before I got it right. Make it a point to watch it as Leo has other useful information in it.

The kit is simply beautiful, the Whole kit! You'll love playing down by the sea with this kit. There are three beautiful cards and I am looking forward to making those as well. If you would like to visit the ocean but can't go physically, go get this kit and take a walk by a lighthouse!

Thank you so much for stopping by and visiting me and Happy Craftin' Y'all!
 Blessings, Sharalyn

SVG Kits Used:
Seaside SVG Kit

Supplies Used:
My Minds Eye Card Stock,Sweetest Thing Collection
American Craft Card Stock, Vanilla, Seafoam,Pool, Denim
My Minds Eye Twine, Follow Your Heart Collection
Pinkpaislee Wood Cuts, Nantucket Collection
Stampin Up, Vellum Card Stock
Hero Arts, Superfine Clear Emboss Powder
Tim Hotlz Distress Ink, Iced Spruce, Peacock Feathers
K& Company Brass Adhesive Nail
Sea Shells from Beach
Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive

Note: Tea Lights are from Amazon and are color changing lights. 


  1. Bonjour Sharalyn, it' s so great done!!! Love your paper as well! I like to read your articles. Mine are sooooooooo short!!! :-)))) like comments under one picture, LOL

  2. Bonjour Monika,
    Merci Bocu! I sometimes feel as though I am to long on my articles, but I like to tell you all of what I did to achieve the outcome. Loved all the stuff you made for your little girls birthday party!