Monday, June 27, 2011

Pinwheels and dreaming ...

Happy Monday! Did you find some relaxation over the weekend? I sure did... sort of... LOL! Since the kids have been out for the summer break, I've been a chauffeur on the weekdays! But can't complain... it's great to sit by the pool and watch the kids during their swim practices, and with nice weather too!

Today I've got another card set to share. I used Itzie Inkies Flower Power stamp set from ATS... the most adorable monkey! and check out the new release of Itzie Inkies here! Inspired by Amy's tiny pinwheel, I made one for him to hold instead of his flower.

The first pinwheel turned out way too big (with a 2" inch square), so I gave it a try at 1".  Thanks to Amy's tip of putting a glue dot in the middle, I finally got it!  But then totally forgot about the copic colors bleeding through the other side of the paper! Oh well, gotta let it be... :D

Challenges for this card:
ATS - Pinwheels
Papertake Weekly - Here comes the Sun
Paper Sundaes - 2 Toppings (purple&gems)

My second card with the same adorable monkey is holding a giant flower and the cutest little ladybugs!

This card layout is inspired by Deborah at Lily Pad Cards! Her card was featured on a Make This Card post back in April. It's such a simple and fun layout to create with! Added a ribbon, some stickles on the flower and gloss on the bugs... and ready to go!
Challenges for this card:
Lily Pad - Inspirational Challenge 3 (from Deborah)

Thanks for stopping by! ;)    

13 comments:

Berenice R. said...

Super cute cards! Thanks for sharing :)

Faye said...

What a fantastic creation, it's gorgeous. Thanks for playing at Paper Sundaes and Good Luck. x

Lin said...

Pinks and greens are some of my favorites, so I love your card! An adorable image, colored beautifully; thanks so much for playing with us at Lily Pad Cards!

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

Hi Mimi,
Awww, how sweet. I love the little pinwheel....so clever. And the stripe DP is pretty. That's my favorite monkey stamp. I should ink mine up again. :-)

Kim Y. said...

How sweet! Love the pinwheel! Very cute!

1LuvnMama said...

Ok I think you need to bring that sunny weather here to Hawaii! :) It's been raining and so gloomy, yet I'm like you, shuffling kids here and there regardless.
Great job on the cards Mimi and have to try that teeny weeny pinwheel one day!

Cyndi said...

super cute cards! love the monkey and the pinwheel!

Lisa aka Myran said...

Two absolutely adorable cards! Thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly :)

Pops x said...

Hi sweetie, this is really gorgeous hun, a stunning creations hugs pops x

kris said...

Awesome cards Mimi! i LOVE the beautiful colors and the itzie monkey is a fave of mine! ADORABLE!

Stamping Cafe said...

Aw... love the cutie monkey images, Mimi! Super duper adorable cards, LOVE you color combo and fabulous coloring!

Leanne said...

Two adorable cards Mimi! I love that monkey and I think I need to ink him up soon. TFI!! Hugs,

Cami said...

Hi Mimi! Both of your cards are so cute! I was just over at ATS and I love their images, especially the Swiss Pixies. The new monkeys are adorable and I love how you made that tiny pinwheel! Your colors is always fab and you DPs so pretty. Enjoy your summer!
Hugs, Cami