Sunday, June 24, 2012

Let's Go to the Beach

Can you believe those little sand buckets are cupcakes.  They look so realistic, I'd be afraid to bite into one.  They sure are a great source of inspiration.  If you're living in the Northern Hemisphere you just might be planning a trip to the beach today.  I've been hearing the temps in my old NJ stomping grounds have been in the 90's and almost 100.  YIKES!  that's hotter than it is here in the sunny Gulf Coast Florida.  It's probably muggy there too. 

Enough about the weather... 

This week for the Cupcake Inspirations challenge #166 we've got Bugaboo Stamps for our sponsor.  I do love the Bugaboo images and for my card I'm using the very fun "Flamingo - Car" image.  If you knew me in real life you'd know that I've been a flamingo fanatic for the last 40 years and have had lots of fun with my equally crazy flamingo friend Joe.  He's used a lawn flamingo for his Christmas tree topper for years.  Then there's the convertible.  When VW came out with the "new' convertibles in 2003 I got one of the first ones to hit the lot.  Just like the one of the card it was orange with a black roof.  That was a fun car.  In case you can't read it the license plate is "NO SNO" and there's a tiny flamingo charm hanging off the pink cord.  this was a fun card for me to make.  I can't wait till the middle of winter to send it to one of my snow bound NJ friends.

Here's the deets:
stamp - Bugaboo "Flamingo - Car"
ink - hp printer
paper - Recollections gold card base; Imaginisce "Summer Cool - Banana Flip Flop" dsp; Stampin' Up "Melon Mambo" cs
miscellaneous - copics; Stampin' Up ticket punch; My Favorite Things "Bracket Border" and "Ticket Tab" die-namics; pink cord; flamingo twine; bling; sewing machine

Here's the challenges:
Cupcake Inspirations CIC166 - photo
Allsorts week 160 - Any Die Will Do
the Stamp Man - Time or Travel
Cute Card Thursday  #222- Here Comes Summer
Crafty Sentiments - Bright Colors
Charisma #24 - Summer
4 Crafty Chicks #95 - By the Sea
What If Wednesdays DCC620 - Head for the Beach
Love to Create #20 - Summertime Fun

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you'll come back again.  I look forward to seeing your creations for the Cupcake Inspirations challenge.


  1. Super cute card! I love the bright colors.


  2. i love this image....very cute card

  3. I'm ready for the beach!!! Super cute card!
    Rene :D

  4. Beautiful Card...super cute image and lovely colours.

    Thanks for sharing with us at Love to Create Challenge!

    Big hugs Jo xxx

  5. Totally cute card, Chris! Your coloring is fabulous. So happy you joined the DCC at The House That Stamps Built.

  6. What a fun and cute card! Thanks for sharing with us at Love to Create Challenge Summer Time Fun!

  7. What a gorgeous colors you used!!!
    Thanks for joining us at Love to Create Challenge!
    Hope to see you in our next challenge!

  8. This is entirely too much fun - LOVE that driving flamingo! Cute, cute, card! Thanks for joining in our challenge at The House That Stamps Built!

  9. What a fun card, so bright and happy.

    Thanks so much for joining our 'Any die will do' theme at Allsorts this week.

    B x

  10. Very funny ! Magnificent papers. Everything in simplicity ! Bravo ! It's perfect !

    Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.

    Hugs from France.

  11. WOW a fantastic, cheerful card
    Thank you so much for entering our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!

    Hugz Fleur xXx

  12. Fab bright colours - love your project
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week
    Lisa x

  13. A great card. Love the bright colours!

    Thanks for joining the CCT challenge blog this week!

  14. Fabulous card! Thanks for joining our "By The Sea" challenge this week at 4 Crafty Chicks :)

  15. Super cute image and coloring! Thank you so much for sharing your inspiration with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

  16. Thanks for playing our By the Sea challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks, great job!


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