Sunday, September 1, 2013

Beach Sampler

Hello!  Yesterday and Friday I met with my super-fun customers to stamp beach samplers to add to our growing collection!  I love this sampler and it might become my favorite so far (although I'm still really attached to the winter sampler)!  I've posted the recipe below, for those of you who would like to make one.  To order these products, visit my 24/7 online store at  A beach sampler can then be sitting on your mantel, too!

The picture above is the original sampler I designed; however, the fun part about offering a sampler event is that your customers will change some of the squares, so then you'll want to make another sampler to incorporate their changes!  Most of the gals wanted to add more Coastal Cabana throughout the sampler, so the pictures below will show you my attempt to copy some of their squares!

Either way, whether you like the extra Coastal Cabana or you like it without, the samplers all turned out to be beautiful and we had such a wonderful day stamping together!


Paper:  Crumb Cake - 8 X 8; Coastal Cabana - 6 X 6; Sahara Sand - 5-1/2 X 5-1/2; Crumb Cake scrap; Coastal Cabana scrap; Very Vanilla scrap
Stamps:  By the Tide; By the Seashore; Postage Collection; Tape it (for the nautical banner); Netting background stamp (retired)
Inks:  Everything was stamped in Early Espresso and sponged in Soft Suede; Coastal Cabana; Early Espresso Marker for the faux stitching
Miscellaneous:  1-3/8" Square Punch; Stampin' Dimensionals; Stampin' Sponges; Paper Piercer with Mat; Paper Snips; Basic Pearl Jewels; Big Shot Machine; Chevron Embossing Folder; 1" Circle Punch; 3/4" Circle Punch; Linen Thread; Big Shot Timeless Type Alphabet (retired); Neutrals Candy Dots; SNAIL Adhesive; Shaker Frames; Clear Window Sheets; Small Brown Florida Bay Starfish (which I ordered online from


Susan Mac Donald said...

beautiful!! TFS & I'm glad you're not m.i.a., as I've missed your posts.

Teri said...

Oh my goodness!! I have just found your blog and must say, I have fallen in love with all of your creations!!! I was pinning away and added you to my favorites and then realized... geez, I may as well follow you so I don't miss anything!!!! I love the samplers you do... what an awesome idea!!!! I'm sure I have a lot of "back" posts to check up on!!! I so wish you lived closer!!!