Saturday, July 24, 2010

Joan's Gardens Challenge #7

This is my first time joining a challenge at Joan's Gardens. Had a call from one of my blogging friends this afternoon, telling me to get busy! Okay, okay, I made a card. Sheesh! Joan asked us to create a Birthday card that is bright and cheerful, and includes a flower/flowers. I think I achieved my goal. Tropical makes me happy and it seems to be a real "in" thing, this summer! There are some gorgeous sets out there to play with! I have chosen to use Theresa Momber's set called Aloha, which is her latest from Gina K. Designs. I have many tropical scraps in my bin, since we have hosted a few Luau's here at the house, and I have scrapbooked the events. I wish I could remember the designers. The coloring was done with Copic Markers. The small HB is an unmounted that I can not ID either. Does it make you want to do a birthday hula? How about sip on some celebration cocktails? Yum!

12 comments:

Betty Benton said...

Makes me want to hop on a plane and fly to the islands!!

Joan Fricker said...

Mary Anne, you are right....your card certainly is bright and cheerful. Great job!

Thanks so much for playing in Joans Gardens #7 Challenge. This is so fun!

Joan
www.atjoansgardens.com

Patti P. said...

I can bet that I know which stamping friend that was...this is a great card...the totem pole is an awesome touch with the flowers and drink.

Clare said...

I'll take an Island Rum Punch! Very pretty card! Too many drinks and I'll be doing the hula! lol Nice job, Mary Anne.

Olga said...

Such a fun card, great job and so glad you found Joan!

Our Little Inspirations said...

Your card is a great take on the challenge! So soothing and serene..........I can almost taste the MaiTai right now! AHhhhhhhh...............

Sue W said...

OK I need a holiday!!!! Well some warm sunshine at least!
Great take on Joan's challenge MaryAnne.

Kerrie said...

You have achieved your goal... its gorgeous!

Patti said...

Big huge smile here in Idaho... Love the tropical theme!

redwasher1 said...

Beautiful!

Payne Holler Cards said...

Loooovvvve IT!...have that set on my wish list..this definitely makes you want to kick back and just relax - your coloring ROCKS!

Colleen said...

Mary Anne,
This turned out wonderful. I'm so glad you got in on this!