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Jul 22, 2011

BC222 In The Good Ole Summertime

Happy Friday and Welcome to the Blogger Challenge. This weeks theme: Summertime! Now while I know some of you have actually been having Summer here in the Pacific Northwest we've had a very cool/mild summer. I don't think it's gotten past 90 more then 1 or 2 days all summer so far. Which is unusual for our area. Alas you didn't come here to listen to me talk about the weather so let's get down to business.

Today my card will cover not 1, not 2 but 3 different challenges! - I'm excited that I've actually done all 3 challenges with one card. Are you ready....Get out your sunglasses as your going to need them.

I had to go through my mom's stash of stamps to find something with a summer theme as I just didn't seem to have anything fitting the bill in my stamp collection (Hard to belive isn't it). Plus I also wanted something that would work with this weeks Color Throwdown challenge:
Rainbow Colors!
This lends itself to a lot of bright, fun colors and patterns. It was so much fun using this long retired stamp set and bringing it back to life again in such a fun way.
I used the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge for my card.
Card Details: Stamps: Penguin Paradise-retired SU
Sentiment Stamp: Hero Arts
Card Stock: Tangerine Tango, Marigold Morning, Bermuda Bay, Real Red-SU
Sugar (Which is the White piece) from A.Muse|Studio.
Designer Paper: We R Memory Keepers
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black & Various Copic Markers
Swiss Dot Embossing Folder
Punches: Photo Corner and Wave-EK Success
Brads: Pink Hedgehog Crafts

So now it's your turn to give this challenge a try and show us your Summer Creations by linking below:


  1. LOVE your rainbow design here, Ida! Too cute! That penguin is adorable!

  2. Cute summer image. Love those bright summer colors.

  3. Wowzers! What a fun, colourful card! Love the way you got all of those colours in your card!
    Thanks for the super sweet comments on my blog and for finding me :)

  4. I love this bright and happy summer "rainbow" card!! Thanks for playing in the Color Throwdown with us!

  5. How cute is he! Love the bright colors to match the fab summertime papers you picked out!

  6. This image is fabulous and I love the rainbow of colors!

  7. Fun image....just the right one for our theme this week! Love this layout...I'm going to have to use it one day soon. Love the bright, happy colors....perfect!

  8. Oh. This is such a happy cheery card!

  9. This is FABULOUS Ida! I love the fun rainbow colors! What a sweet image too! I ended up doing 3 challenges as well...great minds think alike!! (We even did the same layout...lol!) Enjoy your weekend! :D

  10. Sorry I am late posting. Kinda lost a day (smile). Terrific Summertime artwork, great card! Hope you are enjoying your weekend, Ida. Hugs, Gayle.

  11. How fun Ida! Love your paper choices! Working harvest so time is limited for blog hopping...another week or so!

  12. this is a great summertime card ida-love the sweet penguin image and your choice of dp is perfect-we have had a week of 90+ temos with very high humidity.

  13. Ida,
    your card is so much fun! I love the summer colors here!
    Great job on all three challenges!

  14. Ohh Wonderful colors, papers and fun summer card!

  15. FABULOUS card. Just love the bright and cheerful colours :)

    Oooh, I so WISH we had 90 degrees sometime..xx

  16. I love the penguin!

    Thanks for playing along with the Color Throwdown this week!!

  17. OH IDA how I LOVE your new blog look--it is GREAT. Your card is so clever--love the colors and how cute is that little penquin!

    Hugs, Nola

  18. bold, bright and full of FUN!! The papers are fabulous, as is the surfing penguin, beautifully coloured too! :)

  19. This is just too cute! The rainbow color scheme goes perfectly with the penguin.