Sunday, June 10, 2012

PIO - The Great Outdoors

Get the sunscreen out it's time to hit the beaches.  Sadly, if you live around the Gulf Coast  it's also the rainy season so you might want to have a backup plan that doesn't involve the great outdoors.  You can always play along with us at Pile It On where the challenge this week just happens to be "Let's Get Outdoors".  We're sponsored by Simon Says and everybody can find something in that store.  If you're like me you can find TONS of stuff there, so go get inky and play along. 

Here's the deets:
stamp - Mo Manning "Still Summer"
ink - hp printer
paper - Bazzill "Glow" and "Tangelo" cs; My Mind's Eye "Stella Rose - Hattie Papers" dp
miscellaneous - copics; pearls; Candice Cook "Expressionz" rub ons; baker's twine; sun charm; beach border punch; Spellbinder's circle and inverted scalloped circle dies

Here's the challenges:
Pile It On #24 - the Great Outdoors
Digital Tuesday  #63 - Anything goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes (optional Father's Day)
Pinspirational #10 - photo of girls on beach
Tuesday Throwdown #101- Friendship
Color Throwdown CTD195 - pink, light yellow, peach and aqua
Papercraft Star #100 - Here Comes Summer
Delightful - Fun in the Sun
Paper Playtime #76 - Die cuts - Vacation
The Pink Elephant TPE151 - Vibrant Colors
Raise the Bar #107- Hello Summer
Totally Papercrafts - Doodle On It
Crafty Ann's #67 - It's a Girl Thing
Crafty Catz #136 - Summertime
Just Add Ink JAI 121 - Just Add Pearls
Sweet Stampin' - All Stitched Up
Totally Gorjuss #135 - Sunshine
Bronte and Bella's (Mo's) #138 - Anything Goes
Pause Dream Enjoy #23 - Do You Like To Go to the Beach

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you'll come back again.  If  you leave a comment you'll make my day.


  1. Chris - love your card... and that image is super sweet! - kimberly dt sister

  2. Stunning! Love the die cuts & stitching...and of course your awesome coloring! Best, CG

  3. Chris - I love this card and that beach border punch is to die for (I gotta buy it!), Elizabeth, PIO teammate

  4. That's one of my favorite Mo images and I love how everything about your card screams "summer"! Thanks for joining us at the Color Throwdown this week!

  5. super creation, love the colours so cheerful, Thanks for playing along with us at CRAFTY CATZ x carol

  6. Lovely bright colors and cute image - a great card!

  7. Love this bright and cheerful card! What a great summer image. Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown's Friendship challenge.
    <3 Emily

  8. This is a gorgeous summery card! I hope this card brings some summer weather to you and in the UK (where i am at it rains - all the time!

    - Mel xx

  9. Yes, I try to stimulate the economy quite often and just ordered from Simon last week - lol! Love this adorable summer scene...a perfect image to highlight the throwdown colors! So glad you played along with us again!

  10. What an adorable card. This Mo image is so cute. I love your card colors, so bright and sunshiney! Thank you for joining us at Totally Papercrafts Challenge this week and good luck. <3 - Kim

  11. How cute is this, Chris?! LOVE how you've turned your main image into a sunshine, and that punched edge is fantastic! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Papercraft Star!

  12. Awesome card, Chris, love the image in the sun! Thanks for joining us this week for the Papercraft Star "summer" challenge.

  13. Oh my gosh! I love that the sunshine is the image matting. GREAT idea! And I also love Pile it On and all the other challenges going on out there in blogland. Thank you so much for playing with us at Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges. And thank you for playing in Paper Playtime Challenges too. Hugs & Smiles! :) Janis

  14. A lovely bright and cheerful card Chris, thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
    Ann x

  15. Chris, i see you were able to make 2 cards for our challenge..and this one is super cute too! So glad to see you and all of your talent at {Pin}spirational challenges!

  16. Fab card Chris! Love the image and colours and the beach border is just perfect!

    Thanks for playing along with us at Papertake Weekly this week.

  17. Hi Chris
    A fabulous card and fabulous colour's thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz
    hugs Dianne xx

    DT Member

  18. Great card Chris, that doggie is so cute and I love the zingy colours you've used. Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

    Kat x

  19. Hee, hee! Love that image! Fab card!

    Thanks for joining in the fun at Sweet Stampin this week! Wedgie xxx

  20. How charming. I love that image with the little dg,. The sentiment is perfect. Thanks for joining us at Delightful Sketches.

  21. Such a fun and uplifting card with the cutie image and colors ;) Thanks for sharing it with us at TT this week

  22. Hi Chris, such a fun card - great summer colours as well.

    Thanks for joining in with us this week at Sweet Stampin.


  23. Like the sunny color of the card. Thanks for entering the Tuesday Throwdown Friendship challenge.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    Guest Designer Tuesday Throwdown

  24. I love your use of color and composition. Blessings!

  25. Such a cute card! Thanks so much for participating in the {PIN}spirational challenge!!! Be sure to check out challenge #11!!!


  26. Love your sun die cut as the frame for this adorable Mo image, and the colors you choose for this are just perfect. thanks so much for joining us this week at Mo's. Good Luck


  27. Awww this is so cute, love the sweet image and beautiful bright colours. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week and good luck xx

  28. this is such a lovely card thanks for joining us over at crafty catz challenge hugs sassyx

  29. Thank you so very much for Joining us at Crafty Catz Challenge, with this absolutely gorgeous creation,

    Have a lovely day,
    Good Luck with the challenge,
    Hugs Bridget Crafty Catz DT :0) x

  30. Oh how cute! I love the "sun" frame around the image and the charm too. Perfect summery card! I'm glad you were able to join us at Mo's this week.

  31. I love the image you chose, and your coloring and bright colors are awesome. Thanks for playing with us at Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges, hope to see you back again soon :)


  32. Oooh... I just realized that you also played with us at Paper Playtime. Thanks so much - you already know I think your card is great!


  33. What an adorable card. Just love it! Thanks for joining us at PauseDreamEnjoy challenges.


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