INAS #78 Use A Photo

Good Morning,

We have a new challenge over at International Art & Soul #78 "Use A Photo".  As some of you know, I live on the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland.  I love living here and I have my house decorated with mostly "beachy" things.  It has been so warm this winter, I have had the chance to spend a little time at the beach.

I decided to use the I Love You Banner from Dreaming Tree but make it into something beachy.  Warning, this post is picture heavy so grab a cup of coffee and tea and spend some time with me.

I used a photo of me and my hubby at the beach.

I wanted to show you how big the finished project is, it is quite large. Oh you get so see a little of my craft room, fun!  

Here it is on the shelf in my living room.  I think it fits right in.

Here is the middle section, I used some embellishments called "A Day At the Beach Die Cuts" by Carol Wilson. For the coral and teal colored paper I used AC Cardstock.  I found this lovely peach colored metallic paper in my stash for the letters and the teal patterned paper is from Authentique, it is called "Sea Maiden" and can be purchased at Amazon.

Here is on side of the banner.  Don't you love those little mermaids swimming around? There is a question on the Dreaming Tree facebook group all of the time asking where we get our patterned paper.  All of the patterned paper you see is from  Authentique (just click on the word if you would like to see more of their patterns.  

So that is my project.  I hope that you will all go to  International Art & Soul to see the fantastic projects my design team sister have created and then play along with us, it is always fun!

I am entering this Beachy Banner into the following challenges:

Cut It Up - #194 - Your Favorite Color (Teal)
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Patterned Paper
Through the Craft Room Door - ATG
Alphabet Challenge - X is for Xtra Embellishments
Crafty Catz - #495 ATG with optional twist Pretty Papers



  1. A fantastic idea and it looks great beside you in your craft room. lol Hazel x

  2. Fabulous project, just gorgeous, great photos, you have a fantastic craft room, hugs, Lori m

  3. Stunning! Love your project Chriss and it means so much since you have your picture on it. LOVE!

  4. Wow! It's an amazing home decor, fabulous to keep memories of you and hubby! Great work!
    Beautiful craft room, to, so big! :)

  5. Stunning project Chriss. Lovely photo of you and your hubby. The colors are so soft and beautiful.

  6. Absolutely gorgeous project! I love the beachy colors and all of the amazing details. I live at the north end of the bay! Thanks for joining the Cut It Up, "Favorite Color" Challenge.

  7. Gorgeous card Thank you for entering our Anything Goes Challenge atThrough The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge. Good luck Ginny
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  8. This is stunning, I just love what you have done with this gorgeous banner and the photo is lovely. So glad you have shared it with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

  9. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

  10. WOW Chriss, what an awesome project and I love how you have made this for our Use a Photo challenge with the changes to make the beachy theme and adding the photo of you and Matt. Lovely photo of you both too :) xxxxx

  11. What a fabulous creation - such attention to detail - and the colours are amazing together. Thank you so much for sharing, and joining us at The Alphabet Challenge xx Lynda/Loopyloo DT

  12. Oh what a magnificent creation Chriss - love it! The soft colour palette is perfect on this large project

  13. Very detailed and Pretty Chriss! I love your Beach theme... FIts in perfectly with your home decor!


  14. Wonderful creation, very pretty colours.

  15. Wow! an amzing project, so clever. Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenges, we hope to see you visit us again. Caz. DT


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