Sunday, July 31, 2011

Stay Cool!

For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere it's the dog days of summer, so I couldn't resist using this Mo Manning image for my "Stay Cool" card.  It's that dog, I just can't resist him, he is one cool puppy. 
This week the theme for the Pile It On challenge is "Stay Cool" which is a real life challenge for the many of you that have been hit with the horrible heat wave.  Oddly, here in southwest Florida it hasn't been too bad and when it is, well, it's time to find some water and take a dip.  But I digress...
The idea of the Pile It On challenge is to make a card with our theme and at least one other challenge.  There's links to lots of other challenges on the blog and the work of the other design team to inspire you.  Of course the linkey thing is there for when you finish your project.  This week the challenge is sponsored by Stamp Fairy.

don't forget the inside

Here's the deets:
stamp - Mo Manning digi "Still Summer"
ink - hp printer; Ranger "Shabby Shutters"  and "Walnut Stain"
paper - MFT "Sno-Cone" cs; Georgia Pacific white cs; October Afternoon "Campfire" dp
miscellaneous - copics; twine; sun charm; mini brads; bathing suit brad; sewing machine

Here's the challenges:
Pile It On #31 - Stay Cool
Unscripted Sketches #117 - Sketch
Craft Your Days Away #25 - Summertime
If the Shoe Fits FF#87 - Summer
Sew Many #62 - Anything Goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon #28 - Cool It
Simply Create #49 - Favorite Animal
Stamp Something - Summer Fun Something
Allsorts week 114- Free and Easy
Nadia #10 - Holiday
Delightful Challenge - Dog Days of Summer
Craft Us Crazy #13 - Anything Goes
Fairy Tale #20 - Summer, Sun, Sunshine
Terrifically Thrilling Thursday - Sum, Summ, Summertime
Charisma Cardz  #30 - 4 Legged Friends
CCEE1130 - Summer or Winter
Party Time Tuesday PTT#26 - Anything Goes
My Time to Craft #150 - Delightful Dogs
Ladybug Crafts Ink - Summer Birthday
The Pink Elephant #TPE109 - Fun in the Sun
Creative Card Crew - Animal Antics
Paper Playtime #51 - Summer

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you'll come back again.  Now get cracking on a project with the "Stay Cool" theme.  Don't forget to link it up on the Pile It On challenge blog.


  1. How pretty! I love the colors. Thanks so much for joining our challenge this week at Shelly's Images Blog.

  2. Hello
    this is a very nice card and a sweet image.

    Thanks for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge.

  3. Great card, super image and love the background. Thanks for sharing with us at MTTC this week.

    Pat xx

  4. Beautiful card, I just love Mo's images and this is great. thanks for sharing with us at Craft your days away and good luck, Gaynor DT xx

  5. This is a very cute card Chris, great image! Thanks for sharing it with us at LCI this month, good luck! Pami x

  6. Great card and such a lovely summer feeling to it! Gorgeous colouring
    Thanks for joining us at Allsorts for the last free and easy july challenge and good luck!
    Hugs, Jill

  7. Brilliant card,love all the papers and how you've layered them up! Thanks for joining the summer birthday challenge at LCI. Have a great week,Julie.x

  8. Very cute card . . . love that image and the design is great. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Unscripted Sketches!

  9. Hi Chris,

    Oh my goodness this card made me chuckle. That image is just too darn cute and the colors are fantastic. Love that you dressed the inside, too.

    Two hours away isn't so bad. I haven't visited MFT stamps in a really long time. I used to have some, but I sold them. The headless images kinda freak me out. I have wanted their cutting dies, but it's not been able to fit in the budget yet. I would love to go to their show though, that'd be fun! Is it in your neck of the woods?

  10. Such a cute image and overall fun design! Thanks for joining us at Shelly's Images 'Sum Sum Summertime' challenge. Hope to see you again next week!
    Shelly's Images DT

  11. Such a cute image and card! Thanks for playing at Unscripted Sketches this week!

  12. What a cute card Chris! Great job coloring that fun image!

  13. FABULOUS - great colouring and I love that little dog too. Thank you for playing at Simply Create.
    Ike xx
    SC DT

  14. Great card, fab image & I love those papers!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Delightful Challenges this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  15. oh what a cute little image ..and gorgeous papers and colours ... so summery
    Thanks for joining us at LCI this month
    Lisa x

  16. such a cute image - love the colors and the papers!!!

  17. What a lovely summer card! Thank you for joinng us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

  18. Fantastic card!!!

    Thanks so much for joining in our free and easy challenge at Allsorts this week and good luck in the draw.....

    Emma xxx

  19. What a gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at Nadia's challenge
    hugs linda

  20. Really cool card love Mo Manning images. Thanks for joining us this week at Unscripted Sketches.

  21. Lovely card - thanks for joining in with our challenge at CYDA!


  22. Fabulous.

    Thanks for joining us this time at Craft Your Days Away and good luck in the draw.

    Mel X

  23. Love the card and how great to share the Top 3 honors with such talent! Fabulous coloring, and I love the background papers. Delightful all around!

  24. just adorable! what a sweet image- love how you colored it and i love that dp too!

  25. This is an adorable card! Congrats on making the top 3 at Unscripted!


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