March 24, 2010

VACATION....DON'T YOU WISH YOU WERE ON ONE??

I know I do!!!! Heehee, this cold weather makes me want to go somewhere warm and tropical!!! This week over at Cheeky Radishes, the theme is Vacation!! So, keeping with the theme, I made a coconut-shaped card using their fabulous template! Isn't it cute??!!  I don't make a lot of shaped cards but these are so easy because they do all the hard work for you.  You just download the image and print it out - easy peasy!!!!  That is my kind of shaped card, I tell ya!! I had a lot of fun decorating this card too!  I used my SU! Perfect Details Texturz plate because I thought it went perfect with the coconut.  I then sponged over it with Crushed Curry and Soft Suede stampin' ink.  I then inked the edges with Soft Suede.  I used my Kaleidoscope DSP for the umbrella and colored in the umbrella holder with Bermuda Bay and the straw with Melon Mambo because I just think this DSP screams of the in-colors, don't you??!!!  I stamped all over the front of my coconut with the small flower from the Petal Pizzazz set, then stamped three of the larger flowers, cut them out, and popped them up on dimensionals!! I had such fun doing this card - it is soooo different than my square cards, lol!!!  Like it?  Hope on over to Cheeky Radishes (well, Paper Popsicles) and download their templates - all of their stamps and templates are digital so it is pretty much instant gratification!!!  Thanks so much for stopping by, I appreciate it! And now, I am off to cut kits for my class tonight, and tomorrow....lots of paper will be a flyin' around here, heehee!!
Card Recipe:
Paper - Very Vanilla (template and flowers), Kaleidoscope Designer Series Paper
Inks - Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Rich Razzleberry, Soft Suede classic in-color inks
Stamps - Petal Pizzazz
Accessories - Perfect Details Sizzix Texturz plate

25 comments:

Nikki Bond said...

This is super cute Alex...LOVE those colors...makes me want a pina colada right right! {SMILES}

Dawn Easton said...

Ha! How fun, Alex! Oh and I so wish I was on vaca somewhere hot today! It's snowing...ugh!

corinnesomerville said...

How cute is this !!!! Adorable !!! Just like YOU !!

Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog ! I LOVE YOU !!

Erin... said...

oh this is so fabulous!!!! i'd love a pina colada!!!

Crystal said...

Yes Alex I will take two and 75 degrees instead of this 40 degree weather here in Ohio....LOL!!! This is awesome!!! I LOVE LOVE this design and you did a fantastic job with this girl!!! Hugs!

Joanie said...

Your coconut card turned out fabulous!!!! Love the paper choice!!! Did you check out the RAK I am giving away at my blog??

http://joaniebolognie.blogspot.com/2010/03/rak.html

Maureen said...

I would LOVE one of those drinks man...looks yummy!!
((()))
reen

Margaret Raburn said...

Alex, this is over the top cute!! I Love it!! It is perfect! Thanks for the addy for the templates too! What a cool blog you have!

Joan said...

Looks yummy Alex.....only two sleeps away from spring break...alas, but no vacation.

HazelQ said...

Ohh yes, I wish I was on vacation :) what a nice card! I love the colors.
Hugs
Hazel

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh, GIRL, I'm with you and TOTALLY ready for a warm and tropical vacation....and a frozen drink in hand would be perfect. Ahhhhh, I can feel the sunshine and smell the suntan lotion. Awesome card, Alex. So fun!

Artchick said...

Alex,

This is just toooo cute! I love it! great job on the colors too.

Lauren said...

I would love to be on vacation right now. This makes me feel halfway there! Awesome Alex!

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh how FUN is this!! LOVE it!!

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Yes, I do wish I was on vacation...with a cute coconut drink! That is adorable!!

Marisa said...

Great pineapple drink card :D I can just picture myself on a nice white beach, lounging in a chez lounge, lovely blue surf, warm temperatures and this in my hand....ahhhh...I wish!!

Chris said...

very cute, makes me want a fruity drink!

Diane said...

Such a neat card Alex!!!!
I'm leaving for Punta Cana on Friday for a week! I'll be thinkin' about you!!!

Silke Ledlow said...

Oh I wish I could slurp one of these yummy drinks right now :)!!! Fun and awesome creation Alex!!! Hus ~S~

Amy said...

Love this. Great job!!!

mochamama said...

Cool card Alex and yes, I would love to be someplace warm sunny and tropical right now! hugs my friend

*Vicki* said...

Oh how super fun!! I just ADORE your shaped creations Alex!! This looks so yummy and something I could use about now!! TEE!! HUGS

Rose Ann said...

Oh ya...I wish I were on a tropical vacation! And drinking a drink that looks like your adorable card!! Too cute, Alex!!

Risa said...

Your tropical inspired card is fabulous!
hugs
Risa:)

Angie Tieman said...

How cool! Never seen a shape like this, love it!