Friday, March 16, 2012

JAI#109...Just Add Beach

Happy Friday friends ~

I've had a pretty quiet week. I managed to miscalculate my back steps in the dark on Monday night and went down like a ton of bricks. The hospital confirmed no fracture but I managed to sprain my left ankle really well. It's been swollen and all colours of the rainbow. Not great when I drive a manual car! Anyway I'm on the mend now and rather than hobbling I only have a bit of a limp happening. The silly things we do as we age huh!

The theme at Just Add Ink this week is to add anything beachy! I've based my card on a team swap I received some years ago from Joanne Allen - not sure if Jo has a blog.

I've used a base of textured Tangerine Tango - such a bright summery colour. I hand cut a 'jandal' (I am a kiwi after all) using the gorgeous Flirtacious designer paper and some of the 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon in Daffodil Delight, along with a die cut from the Blossom Party Originals Die and a Flower brad. I made the invitation sentiment on my computer.

This would be a great invite to a beach party or bbq don't you think?

The design team has come up with a gorgeous lot of inspiration so pop over to JAI and check them out for yourself. I hope you can find time this week to join our Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by today!


  1. I love this, Patrice - so cute, summery and happy! The ribbon and flowers look fabulous. Gorgeous project, love!

  2. Oh No! I hope your leg gets better soon Patrice! It's no fun getting old is it!
    Great summery card.
    I love the flower on the "thong" and the ribbon. Very cute!

  3. Love your party invite thong/jandal/flip-flop Patrice. Very beachy, and very cool!

  4. OMG Patrice, you poor thing. Hope your ankle heals quickly.

    I really love this thong (cause I'm an Aussie) invite - it so bright & happy which is exactly what you want!

  5. Aww hopw you are feeling ok Patrice! Love the party invite! What a great idea :)

  6. Great job on your "jandal" P :) Love how you used the DSP and contrasted it against the Tangerine background. Very clean but very stylish!! Take care.
    Kim xxx

  7. Oh sweetie...I am so v v sorry to hear of ur ankle injury. Having recovered fm one not so long ago myself....u have my heartfelt sympathies!!!!
    The "Jandal" is fantastic.....great idea for an invite.....esp with the FAB Summer (not) we have had....LOL. Take care of you ooxx

  8. A very beachy card, love the "jandal" as you call it lol, nice and bright and a great invite..Take care of that ankle xxx

  9. Everytime l hear "Jandal" it makes me smile, such a funny word (to an Aussie), but a totally cute card/invite idea, gorgeous colours and the Toe bling looks so cute...l want to add bling to my Targetanas..:0)

  10. Heehee what a cute 'thong' - what fab idea for a beachy themed party!

  11. I think this THONG would make for a great invitation to a BBQ or beach party! I hope you're better now - although I would love some legitimate time off work resting my leg and in my craft room!

  12. This is fantastic P, I love it, it is sooo cute.

  13. For the purpose of my girls' party a couple of years ago, I called them flip flops. So much nicer to call it a "Flip Flop Pool Party" rather than a "Thong Pool Party," don't you think? Ha ha...
    Anyway, you footwear ;) is just gorgeous. It has such a Summery feel and we really want to hold on to anything Summery at this time of the year.


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