Sunday, July 3, 2011

One Door Closes...

can you see the charm, it's a passport
 ...another one opens.  Well, just after I said good-bye to my DT spot with Paper Pretties I got a note from Dalis at Pile It On asking me if I'd like to join them, I bet you can guess what my answer was.  So I am thrilled to show you my first entry as a member of the Pile It On design team.  With being a DT comes the perk of getting to play with the sponsor's images.  This week the challenge is sponsored by the Paper Shelter.  If you like cute images like the one I used you must go check them out.  AND if you're not into coloring or don't have the time to color you can get this image (and others) already colored.  They are beautiful but for me the coloring is therapeutic.  If I don't get my weekly ration of playtime I feel sorry for those who have to deal with me, it ain't pretty.
don't neglect the inside
I would love to be the one reclining in that gondola, be it in Venice or Las Vegas.  I just like to travel.  Unfortunately I don't have any travel plans for this summer but I'm not crying over that cause these days I'm living in Paradise and every day feels like vacation to me.  When I step outside my door and see the lush foliage all around I can't believe how blessed I am to call this  home.

So are you new to the world of card challenges and just stumbled upon this blog?  If so you must check out Pile it On.  You will find links to many, many challenges there as well as our weekly challenge.  This week the challenge theme is "Time to Relax" and of course we want to see you "pile on" some other challenges, at least one.

Here's the deets:
stamp - The Paper Shelter "Love in Venice" digi
ink - hp printer   
paper - Basic Grey "Olivia" dp; Bazzill "Intense Kiwi" cs; light blue cs base (unknown  brand and color)
miscellaneous - copics; nesites "Lacey Square"; Linen twine; olive seam binding; passport charm;  Treasures by Shabby Chic roses; passport charm; Reflections pearls; Creative Memories rounded corner punch; Stampin' Up oval and scalloped oval punch; sewing machine

Here's the challenges:
Pile It On #27 - Time to Relax
Moving Along with the Times - Here Comes the Summer
Totally Papercrafts - Bingo punch/dies, flowers and gems

DYSU #26 - Square
CCEE Stampers 1126 - Use Your Cricuit or die cuts
4 Crafty Chicks - Stitching

Creative Belli #120 - the Letter "G" (Gondola and girl)
Pixie Cottage #76 - sketch/strawberries and cream (the girl's dress and complexion, her hair is strawberry blond)
My Time to Craft #146 - Yes, Here Comes Summer
Digital Tuesday #117 - Flower Power
Dream Valley #10 - Ribbon
Simon Says Stamp and Show - A Word
Stamps R Us - There Was A Little Girl

Top Tip #40 - T is for (Travel)
If the Shoe Fits FF#84 - War of the Roses
Stamp Something - July Digi Day
Allsorts week 110 - Free and Easy July
Secret Crafter #141 - Here Comes Summer
Wee Memories #61- Summertime
The Paper Shelter #20 - Anything Goes
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you'll come back again.  Now if you haven't visited the Pile It On blog go over and check out the rest of the DT's works and be amazed by all the challenges they've found, then get busy making your card or project.  We can't wait to see what you make and maybe you'll have found a challenge we didn't know about yet!


  1. Gorgeous card! Love the stitching around the heart paper!

  2. Fabulous card, Thanks for joining in with us this week at The Paper Shelter.
    Kevin xx

  3. Oh what a fun card Chris!! I just LOVE the paper and the image is very sweet! Thanks so much for joining in with our summer theme at MAWTT this week, good luck! Pami x

  4. Hi Chris
    I love the gorgeous image and your card is super. I especially like the way put together the flowers. Gorgeous

    Thanks for playing along at Allsorts this week and good luck!

    Hugs, Jill

  5. Such a sweet card. Love the DP with the hearts. Thank you for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


  6. How absolutely adorable, Chris!! I love the DP you chose for their backdrop and the embellishments you gave them are perfect! A really cute and pretty card!

  7. Fabulous card - great colours and lush ribbon.
    Thanks for playing Free & Easy with us at Allsorts and for sharing it with us at MAWTT this week.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  8. HIO Chris - another fabulous card for the MAWTT Here Comes Summer challenge -! Love the cute image and the bright colours - thank you so much for joining in the fun again at MAWTT. Sylvia x

  9. A fab card, great choice of papers
    Thank you so much for entering our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
    Hugz Fleur xXx

  10. lovely colorfull card, very pretty paper... and super cute image!
    thanks for sharing it at THE PIXIE COTTAGE

  11. What a fabulous creation Chris.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Allsorts this week and good luck.

    B x

  12. Thanks for joining our "Here comes Summer" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE this week :)

    Hugs Jane x

  13. Fabulous card,thank you for joining us at MTTC this time, hope you will join us again xx

  14. Sweet, sweet card!
    Thank you for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!

  15. Woohoo, you rocked the sketch! Thank you for playing with The Pixie Cottage this week.

  16. Gorgeous card I do love what youve done with the TPS image. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the Challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

  17. Wow I just gotta love it;)Fabolous colours and love the flower arrangement with the bow;) Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday this week. Hope to see you again next tuesday,)Bettina

  18. Love your card. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter challenge.

    Hugs Liv.

  19. Gorgeous card. Such a sweet image and I love that heart paper. Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week xx

  20. Hi ya
    a gorgeous card,great image & colouring, lovely design, thank you for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

  21. A gorgeous card! Beautiful coloring =) Thanks for playing with us at the Pixie Cottage!

    Hugs from Anne

  22. I can see myself riding on that gondola :D Beautiful image and coloring. Totally beautiful summer card. Love it so much. Congrats on your DT position too. Thank you for sharing this card and playing along with DYSU challenge blog this week.

  23. Wow, this is beautiful! Your coloring is fantastic and I love the overall design! Thanks for sharing with us at The Pixie Cottage! Hugs, Karen

  24. wow great colours! the image is lovely too

    thanks for joining in with the fun at Allsorts this week


    Amanda xx

  25. This image is adorable!!! Love the flowers and the ribbon too!

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  27. This is adorable and congrats on your new DT appointment! Thanks for joining us for the DYSU Challenge Blog Squares Challenge!



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