Shana Gaff
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Post-Vacation Blues

We just got back from an amazing beach vacation, and I have to say, I have the blues! Not necessarily because I didn't want it to end, but more so because it means that summer is nearing an end!  I enjoy having the kids home from school, not worrying about homework and bedtimes, and being able to spend more time together as a family. I'm sad that in just over two weeks we are going to be back to schedules and busy days. Such is life though, and we are going to make the most of these next few weeks!

Today is the first time in a LONG time that I've sat down to post a card! I've made some cards, but just haven't taken the time to share them! I really love the card that I made today though, because it reminds me of our beach trip. I made this one for my friend Jennifer who was so kind to take care of our cats and get our mail for us while we were away. I used the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches and the picture inspiration from TIME OUT Challenges


This is the first time I have inked up this High Tide stamp set from Stampin' Up! and it was really fun to play with!  I used Crumb Cake, Balmy Blue, Blueberry Bushel and Early Espresso ink on Thick Whisper White Cardstock.

Thanks for looking! Have a great day! ❤


  1. This is so pretty! I love how realistic it looks. Great job!

  2. Oh wow; this is beautiful! Love all the watercolouring and putting that panal and the twine looks super! Thank you for joining us at TIME OUT!

  3. This is so beautiful! I love the dimensional lighthouse panel :)

  4. Absolutely love this nautical scene you created. It is stunning. Thanks so much for playing along at Time Out.

  5. Beautiful card! All the details you've added are fabulous! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  6. what a soothing card, Shana! Great for this sketch!