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Watch Me Wednesday :: Celebrate Like You Mean It

Celebrations are so much fun, aren’t they?! There are so many things to celebrate, including birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, and even family. A few days ago, we celebrated with McArthur’s side of the family – a reunion – in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. It was my very first visit to Myrtle Beach and really in South Carolina (although I’ve driven through the state multiple times). I was really taken back by all of the fun activities at the beach and that water…was warm! We had a great time and celebrated…like we meant it.

The inspiration for this card came from a photo I discovered on Pinterest. I really admired this image of bow ties hanging on hangar on a simple painted brick wall. I thought it would be the perfect photograph for details of the groom/groomsmen. However, I also loved those colors and stripes and could not get this image out of my head, so I decided to create something inspired by it.

Photo Credit

As for the details for this card, you’ll just have to watch this little video I created to show step-by-step instructions. The video is available on YouTube, Vimeo, and embedded below.

Thanks so much for visiting today!



  • Ruth SJuly 20, 2011 - 7:54 am

    Fab card Ashley! I love how you made the stripy paper to suit your colour scheme – perfect!
    Sounds like to definitely had a fun celebration ;)

  • SueBJuly 20, 2011 - 8:04 am

    Totally delightful card!! Using photos for inspiration is a really difficult thing for me. Glad you enjoyed Myrtle Beach – fun place with lots to do.ReplyCancel

  • CarenJuly 20, 2011 - 8:45 am

    Ashley, I love the stripes.ReplyCancel

  • Lindsay AmrheinJuly 20, 2011 - 8:53 am

    What a fun card Ashley! I love the paper strips and the rounded button of that panel!ReplyCancel

  • McArthur NewellJuly 20, 2011 - 10:19 am

    We really had a great time! Thanks for rolling with me and hanging with my crazy family!ReplyCancel

  • Bernie ThomasJuly 20, 2011 - 11:02 pm

    Fantastic fun card! Great way to use up scraps!
    Blessings BernieReplyCancel

  • RuzaJuly 25, 2011 - 8:01 am

    Playing catch-up here.
    Love the pastel softness you created! Gorgeous card. ;o)ReplyCancel

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