Tuesday, May 28, 2013

So Many Things...

I have so many things to show you today! So please bear with me. I'll try to use few words and lots of pictures instead. ;)

There's a new {PIN}Spirational Challenge starting today.

The sponsors this week are


I want to express a big THANK YOU to these two digital stamp companies for providing a prize package adn digital images for the design team's use.

Here's the photo to {PIN}Spire our creativity this week:

I used a Milk Coffee image to make this card:

I decided the thing that stood out in the photo for me was the chevron, stripes, and dots... so that's what I used on  my card.

Here's the inside of my card:

{PIN}Spirational Challenges only last ONE week, so you have until June 3rd to participate!

There's also a new Twisted Tuesday Challenge today.

May 28 - June 10

Theme: Children

Twist: Use the color Yellow

Here's my card:

I used a Taylored Expressions image and sentiments on this card as well as the Market Street sunrays image.

This is the inside of my card:

Are you still here? I sure hope so because I have one more thing to show you. This is the 28th so it's the day that the Calendar Girls blog group has their monthly fun. This month April is our Calendar Girl hostess and this is what she had in mind for us...

My theme is easy. I would like you each to make a card represendting one thing you hope to accomplish over the summer. It could be a garden, a vacation, a weight loss, whatever. but you do have to tell us what you are hoping to accomplish.

Easy? She's got to be kidding! I struggled and struggled, trying to think of my summer plans. Hmmmmmmmmm...

Okay, here it is!

Do you have a clue???

Well........... it apparently DOES have something to do with turtles. ;) (I'm guessing my daughter knows what it is!)

I hope to accomplish doing something special for my daughter! See, she's a special encourager for someone who is on camp staff this summer, which means she sends cards and such to this young lady throughout the summer. My daughter asked me if I'd make her some cards to send. Isn't that cool??? The camp staffer likes turtles, so to begin with I dug through my stash and found a couple of turtle cards that my daughter could use. And then for the Calendar Girl project, I made this card...

Isn't that turtle adorable? He's a digi stamp from QKR Stampede.

Here's the inside of my card:

Oh, and just in case you want to see a better picture of those two cards from my stash (pre-Copics), here they are...

Whew! Long post! I'm sorry!

I do hope you'll go to the Calendar Girl blogs and see what they made, too. You'll find the links in my left sidebar.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Image: Coffee Milk Soccer Boy
Ink: Copic Markers
Cardstock: Recollections and Stampin' UP!
Designer Paper: from my scrap file
Embellishment: from an unknown vendor

Images & Sentiment: Taylored Expressions and Market Place Stamps Ink: Brilliance Yellow, Memento Tuxedo Black, and Copic Markers
Cardstock: Recollections and Stampin' UP!
Embellishments: Michael's Rhinestones

Image: QKR Stampede
Sentiment: Stampabilities
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Copic Markers
Embossing Folder: Swiss Dots
Cardstock: Recollections and Stampin' UP!
Designer Paper: from my scrap file
Embellishments: Michael's Rhinestones


Terry Ladwig said...

Wow Jeanette....what a great post today! Love all three cards for your challenges!

When I saw the turtle cards my first thought was that your goal for summer was to slow down.....I guess not!! Great cards and I am sure the recipient will enjoy them!

Vickie Y said...

Jeanette, your sunshine card is adorable! Love the turtles and soccer player, too!

Barb said...

WOW--three great cards--well actually more than three.......

Love the challenge cards--that soccer one is too cute! However, I love your Calendar Girl card. That image is the cutest and your layout is perfect--as usual! I think Brittany will love the cards as well as the young lady who will finally receive them.

I too wondered about your "goal" for the summer with a turtle as the theme--and Terry is right on track!

April said...

Great cards this fine Tuesday! I love them all. I agree with one long post rather than separate.
I think we all need to stop and smell the flowers ( maybe that is what I should have said with my own post)!

kiwimeskreations said...

Wonderful cards Jeanette - love the turtle ones in particular!

Deanne Saunders said...

Awesome creations!! As usual!!! You're great!!!

Lynne said...

Jeanette, your cards are beautiful!! Especially love the roller coaster card you made for TT!!

Carol W said...

Oh my goodness Jeanette...all your cards are amazing I especially love the little turtle card you made for this challenge...you truly are an inspiration!!!

Majo said...

Jeanette, your "SCHOOL IS OUT" card is adorable, I love the turtles and soccer player so much!

Margaret said...

You sure were on a roll there Jeanette. All your cards are so cute and I love your layouts especially the one with the sunbeam rays! So cute.

Melina said...

look at all your cute creations! I love the arrow on the Twisted Tuesday card :)

Lou Sims said...

WOWSERS you have been a busy crafting bee. Love how you created your background on the Twisted Tuesday card.

Have a great weekend,


Marina said...

What an explosion of beautiful colour on this post! Love the chevrons you've used on the Pinspirational one - great take on the photo. Marina