Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Outdoor Fun

We've had some unseasonably cool weather the past week or so, but this week's forecast shows more normal summer temperatures - even up to the 90's. Just when I was ready to think "fall". LOL!

So it seems appropriate that I have two summer-themed Challenges to tell you about today.

August 20 - 26

This is the picture to {PIN}Spire us this week:

The sponsors for this week's {PIN}Spirational Challenge are

THANK YOU Fresh Brewed Designs and Platypus Creek! We appreciate your generosity in giving the Design Team images to use for the challenge as well as wonderful prize packages for a lucky participant!

Here is my card:

This is the inside of my card:

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August 20 - September 2

Theme: Use the Color Pink

Twist: Show some outdoor things

Here's my card:

I did something I've wanted to do for a long time with this card. I used a flamingo notecard for the base of my card. I bought the box of notecards because my daughter was into flamingos and I kept thinking they would  be fun to "decorate." I finally did it!

This is the inside of my card:

Thanks for stopping by my blog today! I hope you'll participate in the {PIN}Spirational Challenge and the Twisted Tuesday Challenge!

Image: Platypus Creek
Ink: Copic Markers
Cardstock: Recollections Black and Stampin' UP! Sahara Sand
Designer Paper: Paper Studio A Day at the Beach Paper Pack
Embellishment: Ribbon from an unknown vendor

Sentiment: Image Tree
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Copic Markers
Cardstock: Recollections Black and scraps from my scrap file
Designer Paper: Peter Pauper Press Pink Flamingos Notecards
Embellishments: Button from an unknown vendor and Stampin' UP! Ribbon


Deanne Saunders said...

Your cards are adorable!!! And, yeah it's pretty chilly here in St. John's, Newfoundland this morning. I had to turn on the fireplace and put socks on my feet!!! Brrr!!! But I think there's still a little bit of summer left yet. We won't worry!!!

jimlynn said...

Both are great! Love the little surfer boy and all the fun papers and the flower and that flamingo paper on the second one.
If you need to warm up, come to Texas!

crafty-stamper said...

love the B.paper and gorgeous rainbow ribbon bow-great flamingo paper
carol x

Melina said...

I love your cards J! The first is so cute with all the dsp. Great!
The Twisted one is wonderful with that flamingo paper! LOVE!

Vickie Y said...

Your cards are always fun! Love them both!

Shelly Schmidt said...

I would love to shop your DP stash! Love the Beach themed card and the DP you used is just perfect! I really love the Dp on the 2nd card- of course, I love pink, so that big flower is so pretty and love the flamingo's in the background!!

Marilyn said...

Great cards! The beach boy is very cute and I like that background paper... perfect card for a little guy.
The flower is such a fun, cheery card and I like you you added the button to the center. Again, that's great background paper.

kiwimeskreations said...

What great cards Jeanette - love the beach boy, but the one that really tickles my fancy is the second one - not only the flamingos, but also the way you placed your leaf up between the petals of that gorgeous flower.

Lizzie R said...

Way to dress up a stock card! Love it! Great job making it your own!

Marina said...

I love the waves and sand behind the boy - great job. Love your flamingo card too - fab colours. Marina

Zella said...

Love both cards. I used that same image for my {PIN} card.