Catch a Wave Blog Hop

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Cow-a-Bunga Dude!! Grab your sunscreen, your surf board and join us as we search for that perfect wave in this Catch A Wave Blog Hop! It’s sure to be gnarly!!

You should have arrived from my wonderful DT sister, Angela’s, blog; but if you need to catch the first wave in, Connie Can Crop is the beginning of this epic summer blog hop.  This is a one day blog hop, but you have until Sunday to finish hopping and leaving your love for all of these talented crafters.

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What do you need to do to win? Easy… become a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects.  You will have until 10 pm Sunday to finish the hop and leave your comments.  Winners will be announced on Wednesday 8/23/17 at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!

And now to my projects:

The title of this hop makes me think of surfing, of course.  My first card is perfect for all those “surfer dudes” out there!  I think this cut file from SVGCuts is so darn cute.  If you’re interested in how this card came together, click on the image and it will take you to the gallery with all the details and additional views.

Surf themed card I made for the "Catch a Wave" blog hop using a cut file from SCGCuts

But, since our projects can extend to include waves or water, I thought I would share a card using this adorable image from Eat Cake Graphics.  It’s called, “Scooter’s Day at the Pool“.  I made another card using this image.  If you’re interested in seeing it, you can find it here.

Summer themed card using Scooter's Day at the Pool by Eat Cake Graphics.

I really like easel cards.  The clever fold allows you to display the front and the sentiment inside simultaneously.  Love the card stock and patterned paper on this card, too.  The card stock is long retired Stampin’ Up.

My last card was inspired by the quote.  I’m not sure where I got this stamp; I got it in the days before I was keeping track.  It’s such a great sentiment and, in my opinion, true.Saltwater note card.  I love this sentiment.Before I began sponging, I cut a rectangle frame from Stick-It to use as a mask.  To create the waves I tore a piece of paper and sponged in layers.  The sky was sponged randomly in purple.  Once that was done, I stamped the quote and the birds.  Next I cut the rectangle from the center and matted both panels on black card stock.  I tore a piece of tan card stock and splattered it darker ink.  Before adding it to a piece of Confetti White card stock, I finished off with some colored and fussy cut shells and twine.

Hang Ten Dudes and Dudettes!!  Now SURF on over to the talented Holli’s blog.  I know she’ll be sharing something you’ll love, cause I got to see a sneak peek! 

Here’s our amazing line up in case you get lost:

Shannon H-

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27 Responses to “Catch a Wave Blog Hop”

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  1. the first one is super cute and the second one is lovely! you are a fantastic artist!

  2. Cute cards! I love the sentiment in the surf board card! I can’t wait to hop with you next weekend! ☺

  3. Beautiful cards. Each one is so cool. love the surboard, and the puppy chill axing it fun.

  4. cathie says:

    great projects Kim as always

  5. Kim Padan says:

    The card with the sponged ocean and sky is wonderful…very clever way to frame the sentiment.

  6. Sue says:

    Wonderful cards, love the surfboards. It has been fun hoping along with you.


  7. Sandy Suarez says:

    Wonderful cards. Absolutely adore them.

  8. Vicky tovar says:

    Amazing cards as always Kim. I love the colors in the surfing one. The sentiment in the last one is amazing. Tfs and for hopping with us. Good luck.

  9. Shannon says:

    all of them are so wonderful.

  10. Fun projects! I love them all.

  11. Angela C says:

    All 3 cards are great Kim! But I especially love that 1st one! Thanks for sharing with us!

  12. Miranda says:

    All of your cards are AWESOME!!!!!

  13. Lynn McAuley says:

    The beach is my favorite theme!! These cards are so awesome, Kim! The last one truly touches my heart as it clearly describes my last trip to the beach this summer. It didn’t go as planned but ended up a remarkable experience regardless!

  14. Connie says:

    Wow kim! What amazing projects!! Thanks for bringing the beach to life!

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