Apr 022009

This week is my high schooler’s Spring Break, and we are on vacation!  Woohoo!!  Yesterday my DH and I went scuba diving in the Bay of Banderas in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.  We saw treasures that only the ocean floor has to offer.


But there are many kinds of treasures, and before leaving home I played with some of my new SU! ones!  Here is a card I made using just that… some new SU! treasures mixed with some of my oldest favorites like the tiny dots from the “Itty Bitty Backgrounds” set.


This is the first time that this big beautiful bird from “Friends 24-7” has seen ink!  And I couldn’t wait to use my new Scallop Oval Punch with the new “Oval All” stamp set.  The corduroy buttons and brads add such wonderful texture!

Yup!!  I had FUN!!!  Sure hope you find some treasures in your day, too!smileywatertoywaveani.gif

Happy Crafting!


All products used for this card are from Stampin’ Up!

Stamps: Friends 24-7, Oval All, Itty Bitty Backgrounds

Papers: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze, DSP Parisian Breeze

Inks: Classic Ink Pads in Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue, Barely Banana – Markers in Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Creamy Caramel, Blush Blossom, Pretty in Pink, Cameo Coral, Certainly Celer, Old Olive, Sahara Sand

Accessories: Chocolate Chip Double Stitched 1″ GG Ribbon, Piercing Tool and Template, Scallop Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Chocolate Chip Corduroy Brad

30 Responses to “Treasures”

  1. Your getaway sounds like tremendous fun, doing some scuba diving! I’m glad you had the chance to go and do that.
    Your card is just wonderful, done in my very fav dsp and I just love those corduroy buttons! Beautiful sponging on that bird image too! Great card!

  2. Susan, I am drooling — This is such a beauty! You have convinced me that I NEED this set. Stunning card.

    Enjoy your the rest of your vacation!

  3. How beautiful this card! I love the colors of the papers! And brads asre so pretty! Love that they have texture!
    Hope you enjoy your time!

  4. Very pretty Susan. I like this layout. Glad you had sometime in the big ocean and with family.

  5. I am so jealous. Sounds like lots of warm fun. I love Mexico. Enjoy. This card is beautiful. Super job.

  6. What a lovely card, Susan. Love those corduroy buttons and the colors you used are great together. Very nice “treasure.”

  7. Beautiful job on this card! The rich colors are lovely.

  8. Oh wow, scuba diving….I’ll bet it was gorgeous down there!! Your card is gorgeous too…love that Parisian Breeze DP. 🙂

  9. Beautiful card! Enjoy your vacation!!!

  10. I must have missed the phone call asking me to go along with you to Mexico….snort!!! Sooo glad you had a good time, Susan!!! Your card is gorgeous, too…I just ordered that set and can’t wait to get it in my hot little hands!!!!!

  11. Oh, this is beautiful! I have some of the same new treasures — thanks for the inspiration to use them!

    What a wonderful vacation — enjoy!!! 🙂

  12. Absolutely beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

  13. Wonderful card, great colors. You really have a good “eye”.

    Have a happy stamping day!

    Trish in Wisconsin

  14. This card is GORGEOUS!

    Glad you’re having a great time in Mexico!

  15. Very pretty card, Susan! I love that color combo and all your card details mesh so well together. My youngest DD’s bday is tomorrow and she told me she wanted a blue and brown card…not quite what I had in mind for her at age 9, but your card is getting me thinking in the right direction now. 😉

    Hope you have a wonderful time on your vacation! You’re much more brave than I am…I’m too skeered of sharks to ever go scuba diving! lol

  16. Oh,wow your work is perfect and wonderful i love your cards..hugs Laura

  17. Susan, I so wish I was there w/you guys. It is going to be in the 30s next week in Georgia, can you believe that and right before Easter as well.

    I love your card and have been thinking about getting some of those gorgeous buttons and now you have convinced me to get them. Such a beautiful card!


  18. Beautiful Susan!!

  19. Gorgeous card!!! Just love it!!! Have a good time on vacation!!! I am envious!!!

  20. Gorgeous card! I can’t wait for my set to come. Enjoy your vacation!

  21. Gorgeous Susan. That friends set is starting to grow on me.

  22. Lovely card!

  23. I love the image the colors and all details. Fantastic art card!
    Have a nice sunday, hugs from germany, Anja

  24. Great colors, niche layout – the whole card looks so harmonic!!
    … and oh, you are a diver too…. I am diving, or should I better say I have been diving,… living just beside one of the best dive locations of the world, makes us sometimes so much used to it, that we forget to treasure it… usually it takes me a visitor to wake me up and rediscover it again! Enjoy your day!

  25. This card is fabulous! love the papers! Love the texture you added! The layout is great!

  26. GORGEOUS! I love the subtle colors you used on this. Gives such a natural look which goes perfect with the main image. Love this card! Best, Curt

  27. Hi, Susan! Wow, gorgeous card! What a wonderful Spring break, too!

  28. Very pretty!!! I am hoping to get this bird set soon, I just love it! And I really like the accessories you used!

  29. Your card is gorgeous, Susan….and I totally love the pics of you with the dolphins!!

  30. Gorgeous, I love this set and you have used it beautifully! I also wanted to comment on your *sea adventure* photos but there was no place to comment – so I’ll do it here — OH MY GOODNESS!!! You must have had so much fun — I can not imagine! I am not much of a water person, and I think I’d be afraid — LOL — but you are obviously having the time of your life — good for you!!! Glad you got the experience!!!

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