Tuesday, June 27, 2017

My Kind of Vacation.....

Hello everyone: Well, kids around the USA are on Summer Break, I love it!!! because I get to see my grandkids very often, they come our house to go to the club house pool, they go on bike rides, spend the night, etc. Even if they are not little anymore, (19, 17, 14, 13 and 9), they still love hanging out with Grammy and Grandpy and Grammy and Grandpy couldn't be happier.
We, hubby and I, have been so fortunate to have this children in our lives from the moment they were born to right now, we were able to take them on Spring Break vacations since the oldest ones were toddlers, for 15 consecutive years, we went all over the USA and Mexico with them, our best memories of this vacations were to the beaches of Mexico and Panama City FL.
The SHOPPING OUR STASH challenge is a super fun one, it's all about what you like to do when you are on vacation, for me.....give me a beach, surf, sand and a cold beer, let me watch my grandchildren splash around and build sand castles, that's the ticket.
Here is my inspiration card for you, if you want more inspiration, hop over the challenge and see what my awesome teammates created, you will be happy you did.

This image is from my older stash of Power Poppy stamp sets, it's called Best Day Ever, the little shells are from an old Flourishes set called "Seaside Life" I just stamped them with gray Stazon ink, colored them, fussy cut them and adhered them to the panel with glue dots, the word "memories" is from my stash of metal sentiments, it's just perfect for my card.
I stamped this images onto water color paper with Stazon black ink and colored with my Stampin Up! markers and my FIXED WINK OF STELLA brush. The sentiment is from the same set.
Here is a picture of the finished inside of my card.

The sentiment and shell are also from the sets.
So come on over to the SHOPPING OUR STASH challenge blog and join us, I'm sure you have tons of memories of past vacations, whether on a beach, the mountains, interesting cities, camping, cruising, etc., you could share them with us in the gallery.
Don't forget to hop over my teammates blogs to see their beautiful creations, I'm sure you will be super inspired.
Thank you for stopping by, I always read every single comment you so kindly leave on my posts, I want you to know I appreciate them more than words can express.
Until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.


  1. Such lucky grandkids all of them to have you able to take them away each year and have you so close to be able to share summers every year. What a wonderful life Maria, very full on I know with all the extras that come with it. You are a wonderful mother, grandmother, daughter and wife and ohhh nearly forgot to say what a brilliant card you have made, its beautiful. Hugs xx

  2. oh how i LOVE this whole card, but yowza that's a great sentiment, especially! (i love that you always do the insides of cards, too, i'm so lazy when it comes to that!) <3

  3. Oh Maria, I loved reading your post! My kids are still growing, but you laid out the kind of grandparent I want to be! Thumbs up, and perfect image on a lovely layout!

  4. Gorgeous card, fab. story so happy your grands love visiting.

  5. Oh yes, love this card Maria, great summer holiday elements and beautifully coloured

  6. Enjoy your grandchildren time this summer!!
    Fab card for the challenge teammie!!