Sunday, June 15, 2014

Dive Into Summer for Week 3 of Anything But a Card Challenges No. 36 Summer Lovin'

Good Morning and Happy Father's Day Everyone! Welcome to week three of Anything But a Card Challenges No. 36... Summer Lovin'. We hope you enjoyed meeting and getting to know our special Guest Designer Tracy Alden last week {click here to view her stunning art journal pages}.

The current Challenge... Anything But a Card Challenge #36 - Summer Lovin'!! Any and all things summer are your inspiration... and we are sure that most of you are happy that Summer has finally arrived to melt away the winter blues. Remember we welcome scrapbook pages, ATCs, tags, and more... just anything but a card!

Challenge 36 : Summer Lovin' – A celebration of all things summer! Think summer weather, vacations, sunflowers, beach parties, cold drinks and Barbeques... bright colors and wide open sky. Pool parties all day, then sitting in lawn chairs sipping drinks and watching the night sky.

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Please share any current project you have created and JUST REMEMBER... create anything EXCEPT a card for this challenge. Please mention and LINK BACK to this challenge. ALSO - Please new projects only {no-backlinking}. :)

**A REMINDER** This Challenge will go through midnight June 21st giving you one more week to play along and ENJOY the creative process! We will share a brand new Artist Spotlight + Mini Challenge next Sunday.

Let's see what more of our DT has created!!

Please click on the designers' name to visit their blog. We hope you’ll take a minute to go see their work up close... and as long as you’re there – please leave them a little love!


Using buttons, beads and Amazing Crafting Products to create a one-of-a-kind jewelry set. I hope you will hop over to my blog here to see more details.

Australian summers often equate with the beach. I've used a Graphic 45 image for the focus on the tag. This image is overlaid onto a stenciled background. Pop over to my blog to see all the details.

In our family, summer means softball season so I was inspired to make a scrapbook page using some of the many softball photos I have. The softballs embellishing my page were handmade and gave just a little dimension to my page. Please visit my blog for more details!

After my fabulous weekend with Finnabair I was just itching to do another journal page! This is a photograph of my parents taken many summers ago before they married and I tried to get some warm summer colours into the pages as well as lots of texture. And the quote I hope sums up their feelings for each other  - in all the world there is no heart for me like yours. There are more photos and details on my blog as to how I created the background.

I finally got a bird feeder. When I moved, I had to leave my old one at my old house and after about a year of begging for one, I went and bought one myself. Now that I have my spectacular feeder, but I needed somewhere to keep the birdseed. I am not particularly strong, so the idea of lugging a bag of birdseed out to the front yard doesn’t thrill me. So I made a birdseed (bird food) holder for my Summer Lovin’ Challenge. Please visit my blog for more details.

For my Summer Lovin' project, I've been inspired the beautiful blue seas of summer with the sunlight dancing on the surface of the ocean - quite difficult to capture from a distance but the close ups on my blog will show the details within this piece. Please visit my BLOG for more details!


We hope our designers have you INSPIRED to take some time to be creative!! We can't wait to see your creations and we hope that you will join in and share them with us! Stop back next Sunday a brand new Artist Spotlight + Mini Challenge. Wishing you all a wonderful Father's Day Sunday!


  1. Beautiful and clever samples thank you, and thank you for a great challenge XOXO Zoechaos

  2. Just found your challenge blog....I love it.....just my style. Thank you for the great inspiration. Wynn Sunshine cards and crafts xx