Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Crafty Gals June Challenge

I love being part of the Crafty Gals blog group. They are a great group of card-makers! And the challenges are such fun!

Each month, one of the Crafty Gals is the hostess and as hostess, she gets to choose a theme. We then make a card/creation based on that theme and post it to our blogs on the 5th of the month.

This month, Barb is the hostess. This is what she challenged us to do...


Many of us will be taking a summer trip someplace, if even just for a weekend. So, your challenge is to create a card that shouts summer fun! Maybe a camping trip in the forest--or a trip to the ocean for a lighthouse tour or time on the beach--or a flight to another country to see the sights--or road trip to see local attractions--or biking along the rails to trails--or ....................... you get the idea. Shows us image that highlights a summer experience you have had or are planning to do in the future. Please include some patterned paper on your card--along with an additional embellishment or two........ If you want to share on your blog post a fun experience you have had on a vacation, that would be great! We all love to hear about trips--just not all of the hundreds of slides or photos.

I hope you enjoy this challenge and have a wonderful summer trip in the works--on card stock and in real life!


Okay, I need to explain BEFORE you see my card.

1. I am going on a trip - in less than a week, actually. However, it isn't a vacation, it's a mission trip.

2. We don't go on vacation in the summer - my dear sweet husband has over 200 tomato plants in the ground, not to mention the rows and rows of sweet corn, green beans, peas, etc. AND the patch of watermelon and cantelope. AND... and... and... he has two gardens full of plants! Sooooooooooooo... there's no way he's leaving during the summer months. After all, who would tend his gardens.

3. Therefore, summer is not vacation time for us, but  it is GRILLING time....... so I created a BBQ card.

Oh, how I  love punch art!!!

Lookie inside............... there's a hot dog!

Be sure to check out the other Crafty Gal blogs to see where they are heading on vacation this summer. I can't wait to see. (Their links are in my left-hand side-bar).

Sentiments: Stampin' UP! Backyard BBQ
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Cardstock: Stampin' UP! Black, Crushed Curry, and Riding Hood Red
Designer Paper: K & Co. Denim and Karen Foster Picnic Cloth
Embellishments: Brads (vendor unknown) and Stickles Glitter Glue


Barb said...

Love, Love Love your Card Jeanette! You sure do great punch art cards and I know that grillin' season is your vacation!

Thanks for participating in this month's challenge--You did Great!

Patty Gorka said...

WOW, how adroable! Love your punch art- super cute grill!

Melina said...

Wow o Wow! I love this J! Great punch art! I'm gonna need the list of punches please! :)

Heather B said...

Perfect theme!!! Love your BBQ.

Athina said...

What a clever card! That grill is the cutest!

~Paola~ said...

WOWWWWWWWWWWWW!! I sooo LUV this card!!! perfect for my next punch art swap *hint hint*....
This is REALLY AWESOME Jeanette!!!

Unknown said...

Very awesome!

Sam said...

Oh WOW Jeanette! This punch art BBQ is amazing. I've just bookmarked it for future reference. I can feel a Father's Day card coming on :-). Thank you for the inspiration.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog.

Have a lovely weekend and best wishes for your upcoming mission trip.