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Fish, Bacon and the Beach

I actually ventured out this weekend.  I wore my mask and hit the smoothie drive thru with my youngest daughter.  We also went to the grocery store and actually went inside.  I have been doing the curbside pickup, but just had to get out.  First "outing" since March 19th, and I have to say it was very nice and much needed. 

I have been crafting away to keep my sanity. 

I made this detailed wreath card for last week's SCS Inspiration challenge and to show off the lovely 3 in 1 Ocean Floor image at DRS Designs.  THIS was my inspiration.  I did an ink/spray/smash pap and stamped the image all over.  Fussy cut everything and formed it into a wreath.  A few gems and it was done.  Ink/spray/smash bg on the base as well. 
I made a matching BAJ page with the leftovers and an inked up and water spritzed stencil. 
I did a few more beach themed creations as well.

I drew this one and painted with water-colors (Pencils).  It is going off to cheer up a lovely lady who loves Mazatlan and is facing some major health issues.  The sentiment and shell are SU!
Had the shell images out and did another card and BAJ.
The angel is the REDlead Destiny angel stencil.  
I saw a fun image on my youngest daughter's Facebook this week.  She loves making current pictures look vintage and she loves Cher.  I made her this card to give her sweetie. It was inspired by THIS travel clock from A Cottage in the City.
This morning I was feeling a bit hungry when I made m Sunday Morning Featured Stamper card so it is all about some bacon!  I cased THIS card by Chris (fargets on  The base is some acrylic paint and water color covered in several layers of heated Glossy Gel Medium.  The sentiment is by Funny Bones (Riley &Co).
Hope you are all doing well and staying safe! Thanks for visiting!!!




  1. Gorgeous artwork, all of it, but I wish you hadn't mentioned bacon. My remaining brain cells are now in free fall because they're craving bacon, and I don't have any at home....Glad you ventured out. Have a good week, stay safe, hugs, Valerie

  2. Nancy I love all your beach and ocean themed art. It makes me think of summer. I like them all but wreath of fish is really great. But I have to say you really outdid yourself with the bacon card. It sure looks like the real thing! Hope you're having a super long weekend. Hugs-Erika

  3. All Beautiful work! You have just made me hungry for bacon. (Been a while since I ate bacon!

  4. your bacon always amazes me Nancy. Great mix of sea life and pork :)

  5. A super collection of makes Nancy, I especially like the first one and of course you fabulous bacon!
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  6. That wreath card is sensational - so much dimension and detail - and I just adore the sand dollar page and card. The colours are so light and airy, like a sunny day at the beach - and really beautiful spatter adding movement to the page. What a great post - and what a great post title... it made me laugh!
    Alison x

  7. What wonderful art. Your fish look fab and I love the beachy theme, with the sand dollar. I also love your hand drawn card - very talented. The verse reminds me of Psalm 40 - he lifted me up out of the pit and of the miry clay... always more memorable because of the U2 song! Wonderful art.
    God bless.
    Cath x


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