Friday, July 13, 2012

Digi Haven Challenge Fun In The Sun and Beach Blog Hop With Made Especially For You

Welcome to the Fun In The Sun Beach Blog Hop, brought to you by the fabulous design teams of Made Especially For You and Digi Haven

These two design teams have joined together to create some fun in the sun beach-themed projects! Inspired by the concept of the Digi Haven challenge blog, all of our creations we have for you today were made using free digis! 

If you came from Kristy's blog, you're in the right place! 
If you just came across the hop and would like to start at the beginning, please visit Ashley's blog, Made Especially For You

Here is my project (I actually made three cards using the same digital image):

Each individual card
First Card (Bottom Left):

Second (Top Left):

Third (Right):

Each Finished Card: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Cardstock: White, Tan, Yellow, Purple, Turquoise, Pink and Patterned Paper (Various)
Elizabeth O. Dulemba Digital Image (All)
Spectrum Noir Markers (All)
Mounting Tape (All)
Queen and Company Pearls and/or Rhinestones (Card 1 and 2)
Ribbon (Card 1)
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder Spots and Dots (Card 2)
Nicole Ultra Fine Premium Glitter Extra Fine Multi Diamond Dust (Card 2)
Dark Brown Pigment Ink (Card 2)
Inkssential Glossy Accents (Card 3)
Black Marker (Card 3)

On the first card, the purple card stock is single mounted and the image is single mounted on one side but double mounted on the other side to make it even. I used only "Bling" on this card. On the second card, I used the glitter to look as sand. On the third card, I used Glossy Accents on the glasses, sand and flower middles of the flip flops. Cards 2 and 3 are single mounted. Finally, I dotted the edges of the purple card stock on the third card. Also, on cards 2 and 3, I used the Spectrum Noir Markers for the edges around the patterned paper

Elizabeth O. Dulemba has some really great images...don't forget to check them out. Maybe you could find one and take the challenge at Digi Haven! Or feel free to use another free digi and enter the challenge...just don't forget to link it back to the original artist.

We have some wonderful sponsors giving away prizes for those who comment on each stop of the hop! Let's see what they have to offer...

$25 Gift Certificate

$15 Gift Certificate

$20 Gift Certificate

3 images of the winner's choice

You must comment on every stop of the hop to be eligible to win a prize. Hoppers have through Sunday July 15th to comment. Winners will be randomly chosen and announced on Made Especially For You on Tuesday July 17th. 

Your next stop is Susie's blog.

Here's the entire lineup in case you get lost along the way:
Dana -   YOU ARE HERE!

Happy Hopping! :)

Thanks for stopping by...please leave a comment! (I would love for you to be a follower too!)

imagine what you could do...


  1. These are all such great cards! I love that they all feature the same digi but with different colors and layouts. Glad to be in the hop with you!


  2. Beautiful psychedelic flip-flops .... love the image and the way you've colored it.

    Ellen ♥ CardMonkey

  3. What fun fun cards!! LOVE the flip flops!

  4. That image is awesome! Love those flip flops.. and I love all the different looks you got from them! Fantastic!

  5. Great card your layouts are amazing.

  6. Wow! I love how creative you got with all the different cards ... the dimension and colours are great! So glad to be on the hop with you :)

  7. Oh my Dana! These are all great. Such a cute flip flop digi and each looks so different in all the colors and different cards. Fun!
    sandy's crafty creations

  8. these are stunning cards! I love the colors in each of the cards. I really like the layered look on the first but all the cards are beautiful!

  9. Isn't it fun to use an image in different ways? I think my favorite would have to be the second because I love that bubble paper.

  10. HI! I'm a new visitor and follower! I love the tri flip flop card collection you posted for this super fun blog hop! Thank you! This hop has inspired me to use the 10 digis I won on Tuesday from the Fresh Brewed Blog to create my own collection of cards! Happy Friday the 13th may it bring you tons of LUCK!

  11. Fabulous image and love how you used it to make three completely different cards. TFS

  12. I loved your cards. One of my favorite Summer things are flip flops. TFS!

  13. Pretty cards! LOVE the image!!

  14. Love these cards! They're super the variations!!

  15. Dana, I love these cards and how you've been able to design 3 different cards using the same image. The colors are brilliant and your coloring is fantastic. Thanks for being one of our awesome Digi Haven DT Members!
    ♥ Denise ...

  16. I love the sandals, they are just adorable.
    So glad to be on the hop with you.


  17. Dana these are so cute! I live in flip flops year round, so I can totally relate! Great to be part of such a fun team and blog hop!

    Peace & Luv,

  18. What a great set of cards! I love the vibrant purple one! And the design of the one with yellow ribbon is great. I'm thinking about water and blue skies for the third one... I can't pick a favorite - the're similar, yet unique!

  19. I love your cards! The yellow one reminds me of lemonade! :)

  20. These are amazing!!! LOVE the different colorings--I agree with Amanda--the yellow one does look like lemonade! TOTALLY summer! :)

  21. Beautiful job on these cards Dana!! I love the adorable image and your coloring is fabulous!
    Sherrie K

  22. Great cards and nice coloring! I like how you colored them all differently.

  23. Those flip-flops make great summer cards. so fun to color.

  24. Love those darling flip flops and your choice of bright, fun colors!

  25. Dana! They're adorable! I'm going to feature your creations in the July 24, 2012 Coloring Page Tuesday newsletter. If you're not subscribed, you can do so at . Thanks for sharing in my gallery and keep coloring! :) e


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