July Theme Challenge – Seashells

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  • #59288
    Cassel
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    Anyone who has gone over to the beach has spent some time looking for and/or picking seashells. What do you do with them? Maybe you use them to make some designs in the sand. Maybe you use them to decorate a sandcastle. Maybe you collect them to do some craft when you get home.

    Show us something with seashells.

    Let’s go!

    #59890
    Annie Tobin
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    Hello Scrapbook Campers.  This is for the theme … I love seashells so I will be indulging myself with this challenge.  Photo courtesy of Unsplash, frame is Cassels, bow from my stash, wordart my own as are the background, border and tag.  Bead element on the tag is from Cassel’s script.  Fonts are Primrose and Starfish … the alpha is from Far Far Hills.  The little quote in the wordart seems to be a very popular one but there is no mention of the author.  Thanks for takin a peek my friends.  ;D

    #59912
    Sue Thomas
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    Annie, your love of seashells really does resonate through your page. Incredibly beautiful work.

    #59928
    Annie Tobin
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    Thanks so much dear Sue, I really appreciate your lovely comments, uplifting to say the least. <3

    #59945
    Minka
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    It’s raining cats and dogs for about the third day and only in the 50’s … so much for a lovely July 4th here.  It’s totally okay with me as we sure needed the water, but it made progress come to a screeching halt on the barn reno.  I live at the beach and some of my favorite shells are right in front … sand dollars, boat shells, purple muscle’s, etc.  But after a storm I love finding a live hermit crab … or one transferring to another/bigger shell.  Sort of like we might move from house to house – or apartment to apartment – they settle in.  Anyway, my entry is just a comical simple one.  And yes, I return them to the sea.  They can last a while in the kelp where they were washed up on the beach … but it’s a long crawl for a little hermit crab all the way back down to the tide’s edge.

    #59960
    Annie Tobin
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    Lovely Minka, and the quote is cute, enjoyed viewing my friend. ;D

    #60036
    Corrie Kinkel
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    This is my take on seashells. I had a beach paper in my stash but is was a bit flat and boring. I also had a photo of one of our beaches on a nice day in november without the crowds which are there in the summer and I used that photo as an overlay. On that same day my granddaughter collected a lot of seashells and we made photos of them, cleaned and laying to dry; added a frame with a cluster (made from the free frame with this challenge); made a tag hanging on a piece of driftwood standing in the sand. The shells are by Creative Fabrica and the seagulls I found on pngwing.com.

    #60054
    Annie Tobin
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    Lovely work dear Corrie. Beautiful background and delightful wordart for the sweet quote. Well done my friend. <3

    #60132
    Corrie Kinkel
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    Annie thank you so much. It means a lot to me especially because the making of this LO costed me some time before I got what I had in mind. But in the end I got there.

    #60144
    Ann Seeber
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    Here’s my Shells homework. 😉 The photo is from a member of the Hudson Valley in Pictures Facebook group. It’s open to all; you don’t need a membership. It’s Cassel’s frame.

    #60166
    Mary Solaas
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    Ann – like your take on the beach.

    Corrie – beautiful background.

    Minka – never knew what a hermit crab looked like – he’s looking us straight in the eye!

    Annie – what a beautiful display for your seashell picture.

    #60180
    Minka
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    Another try on the shells one.  A memory from childhood.  I was the last kid and a only a young teen when my Dad retired and we moved to Maine.  That’s a funny story in itself.  My parents put it to a family vote, thinking all four kids would vote with them to retire to Florida and all four kids voted for Maine.  So we moved to Maine until I graduated high school and THEN they went to Florida!  Anyway, my Mom and Dad lobstered together for fun in the summer.  When I turned 15 my mother and I became a lobster team, too.  One night some guys thought they might take the easy way out to make a few extra dollars and decided to steal ours.  It didn’t work out well for them.  Pop was a clever guy.

    #60205
    Annie Tobin
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    I love it Ann … sooo inviting and I love that background paper, well done my friend. 😉

    #60206
    Annie Tobin
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    Delightful page Minka and I was intrigued with your journal … good on your dad! 😉

    #60207
    Annie Tobin
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    Thanks Mary … very much appreciated my friend. 😉

    #60214
    Ann Seeber
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    I spotted an article in my National Geographic email this morning on the topic of seashells.. specifically Sand Dollars. I arranged a page using their photo and map; the background paper from a beachy kit plus a few added shells. The headline font is Forte and the text is Franklin Gothic. I framed the sand dollar illustration with cass-frame01 but noticed the shadows that were part of it were backwards! So I flipped the frame horizontally. I’m amazed that I noticed. 😉  Oh, and I used the cass-curved photo script on the map. Enjoy!

    #60217
    Corrie Kinkel
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    Minka, love your page and the story! It made me laugh.

    Ann, lovely use of an article you read, well done!

    #60219
    Annie Tobin
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    Love it Ann and thanks for the info my friend, very interesting. 😉

    #60296
    libera
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    Hello everyone,

    as I can see, looking at all the beautiful creations in this challenge, seashells are a great source of inspiration too!
    I find them absolutely fascinating, but I like to cook and eat some of them as well ;-). Moules marinières are made with white wine in France.

    For this work I used a sand photo I made long time ago as my background, used Carole’s Close-Up script, the font is Jokerman and the frame a PSP one, category photo edges.

     

    #60309
    Annie Tobin
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    I love your post Libera … I hope you added plenty of garlic to those muscles they look yummo! ;D

    #60363
    Ann Seeber
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    Libera: Very nice layout; I agree with Annie — lots of garlic for those mussels! This is the first I’ve heard of Cassel’s Close-Up script. Can you tell me how it works?

    #60367
    libera
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    Thanks a lot Annie and Ann. Be sure I always use plenty of garlic because I love it. LOL!
    I created a little picture with my ingredients, garlic,carrot,shallot,leek but I decided not to add it, I found it too much.

    Ann, you can find the script on the Creation Cassel Page, (PSP Scripts, Tool scripts, Close-Up)
    The close-ups are the little round pictures I took from the mussel photo with this script.
    https://creationcassel.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=7_10&products_id=248&zenid=5eavtlgpieea69nbp7avfhlpm3

    Ann, may I suggest too you have a look at the topic Close-Up in “Let’s talk/PSP Stuff“. I posted saturday my problem, so you can see how I did the installation. Once you have installed the script it is really easy to run it.
    Just ask again if you need more help.

     

    #60493
    Annie Tobin
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    This is another for the seashell theme.  I used the delightful kit ayla-campus-0621.  It is a freebie from Anja and would have been perfect for the June color palette challenge however I did not get around to using it for that, so here it is in combination with a layout template by Lady22 for the seashell challenge.  I found a gorgeous photo of pampas grass for the main photo and the cluster is of my own making.  Thanks for takin a peek my friends.  ;D

    #60543
    Annie Tobin
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    Another for the theme challenge.  I am absolutely terrified of sharks so this is not an indicator that I am a fan.  I do think that they have their role in this planet’s ocean ecosystem and I truly admire them.  I came across this beautiful photo of a Great White on Unsplash and felt I would like to marry it into the Seashell theme.  I used a lovely kit Natural Breeze by Carena and the clusters I created myself along with the shell scatter.  The layout is a copycat of one I found in my layout sketches folder and the font used is Trubble.  I have never been comfortable swimming in the ocean since the release of Jaws … gotta stick to pools now, lol!  Thanks for takin a peek my friends.  ;D

    #60548
    Ann Seeber
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    Annie: Very nice! I’m admiring your clusters lately. So much better than from a kit. If Jaws terrified you, you ought to see The Meg, if you’re in the mood for terror! Starring Jason Statham, which was the attraction for me. 😉

    • This reply was modified 2 months ago by Ann Seeber.
    #60550
    Sue Thomas
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    I have met, and chatted with Jason Stratham and Vinnie Jones, long before they were as famous as they are today in the film industry. At dinners, we invited them to as guests, to raise funds to promote the British countryside. Over 30yrs ago.

    #60552
    Sue Thomas
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    Of course back then Vinnie was a footballer. Aso princess Anne, who is Parton of Save the Children fund. I was introduced to her at a dinner in London I was invited to, along with others, for my 25yr service to Save the Children Fund. Princess Dianna, waved to us, as she drove past our Welsh home, while en route to St Donats castle.

    #60633
    Annie Tobin
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    Thanks Ann, they take a bit of work but the effort pays off. The biggest thing is getting started! Now you have got me intrigued … The Meg is on my watchlist for this afternoon. I will let you know what impact it has unless I am in the Emergency Department that is, lol! ;D

    #60649
    Ann Seeber
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    Just realized my design for Bootcamp has a seashell so it goes with this theme, too! Introducing a fish.. 😉

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