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Hello Friends!

Welcome to the second day of the There She Goes sneak peeks.   If you’ve arrived here from Heather’s blog, then you are definitely in the right spot.   If not, I suggest you start back on the There She Goes blog, so you can get the details and instructions on how to win your own set!

I’m going to blow myself in on today’s sample.   Each time we do these peeks, Jessica sends us those cute graphics you see at the top of the post.   It gives a little snippet of what the girls have done with the set.   Well, I took the big beach stamp that comes in this set and had this crazy idea that what is suppose to be the pier, was a tree!   I didn’t realize it was a pier until I saw the other girl’s samples.   Now I feel like a putz.   However, I do like my card, so maybe I just created a different use for that stamp! LOL

~~~ Starry, Starry Night ~~~


Lately, I have been obsessed with scenes of beaches at night.   Back in 1981, when my husband (then boyfriend) was still in the Navy, his ship was cominig in at Coronado Island (San Diego).   The night before the ship arrived, a bunch of us (girlfriends and wives of the guys on ship), gathered for a night of fun and mayhem.    I remember walking out of our hotel room, right onto the beach and listening to the chugboat horns as they guided the USS Kittyhawk into harbor.    It was so peaceful.


Anyway, I created a nightime beach scene.   My image was stamped in versamark and embossed in white.   Then I used watercolor pencils on the beach and water.   I added some stars and a moon and then framed the image.   I used a ribbon slide punch on the frame and wove jute through it in different directions.

Here are my deets:

Stamps:  There She Goes’ By The Sea

Colors: Night of Navy, Creamy Caramel, GP White

Ink: Versafine Black Onyx, Versamark, Tim Holtz’ distressing inks

Accessories: Jute, ribbon slide punch, sponge, sharpie, ruler, dimensionals, white gel pen, MS branch punch


Now you can hop on over to Jessica’s blog to see how these stamps are really suppose to look! LOL   Thanks for stopping by!  Blessings!


50 Responses to “~ There She Goes Peek at By The Sea ~”

  1. on 25 May 2010 at 22:14Heather P.

    This is SO fun! Love your night beach scene!

  2. on 25 May 2010 at 23:24Gloria Westerman

    This is so pretty….I enjoyed your story…..and your card…..truly inspirational…… thank you for sharing…

  3. on 25 May 2010 at 23:57Linda

    That does look like a tranquil spot….beautiful!

  4. on 26 May 2010 at 00:34Christy

    Awesome card!! I love all of your embellishments!! Great job!

  5. on 26 May 2010 at 00:55Penny

    What a scene you’ve set……… beautiful!

  6. on 26 May 2010 at 01:30Jen Tapler

    Oh wow! What a creative use of these beach-y stamps!!

  7. on 26 May 2010 at 02:19Nanea

    wow…I wouldve never thought of a starry nite scene. beautiful!

  8. on 26 May 2010 at 05:52Darci (stampsilly71)

    makes me want to go sit by the water…unique and gorgeous!!!

  9. on 26 May 2010 at 06:48Susan

    Oh my goodness!!! This is absolutley gorgeous!! I love all of the details you added.

  10. on 26 May 2010 at 07:02Wendy Bond

    Oh Holly!!!!! This is stunning girlfriend!

  11. on 26 May 2010 at 07:15Michele L.

    I wish I could escape into the card right now!
    That is so beautiful, I would have never thought to make a night scene with this set! great job.

  12. on 26 May 2010 at 07:17Jodi Collins

    This is SO gorgeous Holly! LOVe the scene you created and how you made it a nighttime view! AWESOME!!!

  13. on 26 May 2010 at 07:33marcelle schauer

    This is so stunning, how creative using the dark colors. Wonderful!

  14. on 26 May 2010 at 07:40Lillian Child

    Holly – so many beatiful elements make up your gorgeous card – love your creation!

  15. on 26 May 2010 at 07:49Wilfreda

    This is awesome. I love it.

  16. on 26 May 2010 at 07:57Kimberly S

    How fun to make it with a night sky, just lovely! :)

  17. on 26 May 2010 at 08:59Anita

    The jute is such a neat touch. I love the beach at night.

  18. on 26 May 2010 at 09:11Lisa M/Lisabee

    I love nighttime at the beach and this card is gorgeously representing that!


  19. on 26 May 2010 at 10:04Pam Sparks

    love the frame and rope embellishment! Beautiful/dramatic card! TFS!

  20. on 26 May 2010 at 10:11Marisa

    Just love the jute you strung through at the top of the card! What a wonderful story to go with your card too 😀 I say it takes a good eye to be able to see other uses for an image so you go girl on the pier tree 😀 Wonderfully done!

  21. on 26 May 2010 at 11:04Rebecca MI

    peaceful – very lovely card and story to go along

  22. on 26 May 2010 at 11:26chris

    Magnificent Holly, like many other of your commenters I would never have thought to create a night scene with that stamp and it looks amazing! Hugs, Chris

  23. on 26 May 2010 at 11:43cassie k

    how great to do a starry night version of a beach side scene.

  24. on 26 May 2010 at 13:08Crafty Math Chick

    This is AWESOME Holly! (and don’t feel bad about the pier/tree – it can be whatever you wish, an imagination is a GOOD thing – I messed up lyrics from songs in the 80s all the time, of course, now I have discovered I have otosclerosis…). I love the frame and the weaving of that twine too, and the punches brunches look terrific.


  25. on 26 May 2010 at 14:08Sheila D

    Wow, very creative. I really love this. Incredible sample. The set looks amazing. Can’t wait for its release.

  26. on 26 May 2010 at 14:18Angie

    Beautiful night sky. Great job.

  27. on 26 May 2010 at 14:39Julie

    Beautiful card. I love the night scene you created.

  28. on 26 May 2010 at 14:45Chris R. from Iowa

    Oh wow, how gorgeous is that? What imagination. I can almost feel the cool breeze blowing off the water. Thanks so much for sharing this fun card.

  29. on 26 May 2010 at 19:09Pam Varnell

    Oh I love the moonlit scene Holly. So creative. Your card is so calming. Love it.

  30. on 26 May 2010 at 19:55Emily Keaton

    I love your nighttime beach scene!! So very peaceful :)

  31. on 26 May 2010 at 19:59Tanja Hartmann

    Love your storry – so matching *sigh* and your night scene is just wonderful!!!! Fantastic card, Holly

  32. on 26 May 2010 at 20:49Cammy

    I love your night scene! So tranquil.

  33. on 26 May 2010 at 22:13tammy m.

    Amazing! Beautiful idea!

  34. on 26 May 2010 at 22:13Cathy D

    wow, Holly, gorgeous card.
    I would have never thought of a night time card with the beach set. Love your colors.

  35. on 26 May 2010 at 22:44Jessie/knightrone

    This is stunning!!

  36. on 27 May 2010 at 00:17Jessica

    Beautiful job Holly, I love the night scene :)

  37. on 27 May 2010 at 07:17Barb Klusendord

    Wow…Great card

  38. on 27 May 2010 at 09:33rhonda

    amazing job! i love your details! thanks for sharing

  39. on 27 May 2010 at 09:59jan farnworth

    love all the details great job.

  40. on 27 May 2010 at 21:48Robin (scrappintlc)

    So peaceful, love the jute.

  41. on 27 May 2010 at 23:04Mary Lee

    What a beautiful card! How very creative it was of you to make it a night-time scene!!!!
    Thank you for sharing your talent w/ us.

  42. on 28 May 2010 at 07:27margaret

    Great card. I usually think of daytime and beach but your idea makes me think the beach is gorgeous at night too. Wonderful job.

  43. on 28 May 2010 at 11:37Corinna

    What a great story and great card! I wouldn’t have thought to use this stamp this way so thanks for the ‘out of the box’ idea!

  44. on 28 May 2010 at 12:55Lori O.

    Gorgeous card! I love the ocean and I can’t wait to get this set to play with!

  45. on 28 May 2010 at 13:48irit

    Just love your work!! The coloring is not my perfect side- you are an artist!!

  46. on 28 May 2010 at 14:18Lesley

    What a gorgeous night scene…and I think it’s great that you’ve now shared another use for the pier image – think of yourself as a true innovator! (trust me, if we didn’t see the design teams inspirational work, I’m sure there would have been other “inventions” out there!)

  47. on 28 May 2010 at 15:56Sandra MacLean

    Only Miss Holly would think of turning a beach set into an evening beach set! 😀 You really do get the most out of the sets Holly! You superstar you! hehehe

  48. on 28 May 2010 at 20:14Eve

    ohhhh… this is sooo pretty… moon over the ocean is absolutely gorgeous, and this reminds me of my life on the beach for the total of 14 years…

  49. on 28 May 2010 at 20:27BJ Ownes-DiCandia

    Awesom Job!!!! Only one thing missing! Were’s the can of OFF? I love everything about your card. The stiching,coloring & the fan coral. I love how you have made the chair look like a ghost chair. Awesom!!!!! The DT must love this new set!!!! Everyone has put soooo much into their samples. Thank You for participating in the hop.

  50. on 29 May 2010 at 14:42Billie A

    great night view very nice work

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