Tuesday, July 23, 2013

BLD Inspiration Tuesday -- Summer Fun!



Hi Everyone!!
I am out of town, but sweet little Water Hose Whitney
wanted to make an appearance while I was away. 

I've been feeling retro lately and I wanted to use my new 
My Mind's Eye -- Kate & Co. paper pad, "Oxford Lane"
It just felt like vintage nautical to me.  Such fun colors and papers!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Curtain Call -- Feeling Nautical
Jo's Scrap Shack #9 -- Summer Fun
The Pink Elephant #209 -- Monochromatic
Simon Says... By the Sea

Please head over to the BLD blog to see what the other lovely ladies 
of the design team have for you today!
Thanks for stopping by!!

60 comments:

  1. She is just darling! I love her all decked out in that navy! Your shading on the hat and bathing suit is superb!

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    1. Thanks so much, Tina!!! I just loved coloring her!!! One of my fave outfits to color in a while!! :)) :))
      Love swim caps, too! They make me smile!! :))

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  2. She is adorable. So bright and cheerful. Fun card. Thanks for joining our challenge at Jo's FFC.

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  3. Another adoreable card from you Natalie an ad yep if feels reyro with her cute little swimming cap and costume!!
    Big hugs
    Tracy xxx

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    1. Thanks Tracy!! :)) lol
      You've gotten my last name mixed w/ my first, but don't worry -- it happens all the time! Lol ;)

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  4. Adorable card Nicole! Love her matching swim cap and patterned papers!

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    1. Thanks, Mona!! The cute new papers were def the catalyst for the card!! :)) :))

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  5. Great cast shadows on her, you are really doing great with your coloring and I can def see the nautical aspect, great inspiration!

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    1. Thanks, Amanda!!! :)) Def practicing as often as I can... :)) :))
      Loved shading this outfit tho! It was fun with all the layers!! :))

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  6. Nicole, your card is adorable. Love the image and your coloring of her. Hope you are enjoying your time away.

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    1. Thanks, Sherry!! I wish that I could say that I was enjoying all of it... I haven't slept in 3 days... Eeeeek!! I can't keep up this pace -- because this girl needs a lot of sleep!

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  7. what a cute card!! love all the blue with a touch of yellow!!!
    xx

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    1. Thanks, Vivi !! Yeah, I snuck a little bit of yellow in there for the nautical flair & for brightness! :)) :))

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  8. What a cute card and image. Love that color combo!

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  9. OMGosh what a cute card! I love the papers you have used and I just love that cute little image with the water hose! Yes, summer time for a lot of kids is using the hose to cool down with!! lol Thanks for joining us at Jo's Funday Friday;-)

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    1. Thanks, Brenda!! You are too sweet!! :)) :))
      I'm so glad you love her!! I just love her to bits!! :))

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  10. Super cute! Love the blue & yellow color combo with this cutie!

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  11. totally adorable, Nicole! LOVE her in navy! thanks so much for playing along at the Curtain Call!

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    1. Thank you!! :))
      It was my pleasure, Stacey!! So glad you started up your challenge blog again! :))

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  12. A fabulous fun card Nicole, stunning design, colours and papers. Your image is delightful and so beautifully coloured.

    Thanks so much for joining Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge
    hugs
    Heather xx

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    1. Thanks so so much, Heather!! You are a sweetheart !! :)) :))
      I just loved coloring her & these paper gave me the inspiration for her cute suit!! :))
      :))

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    2. Another fabulous adorable card, Nicole! The papers and coloring are perfect for the nautical CCBC!! She looks like she is yelling, "Line Up!" to all her little friends who want to cool off on a sultry summer day!!

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    3. Thanks, Darnell !! :)) :))
      I would love to think that she is saying just that!! :))
      How super fun!! :)) She's just waiting for her friends to join her! :))

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  13. Loving the dots and stripes and the fun image :) Thanks for joining us at the Curtain Call!

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  14. I agree with everyone: She is adorable! =) I love the combination of the polka dots on her hat and the dotted paper followed up with the stripes. You hit the nail on the head with retro and nautical. Coloring is fabulous as always! I'm going to be studying your pics to work on my own coloring skills!
    Thanks again for the Blog Candy! I had so much fun picking out my new digis and can't wait to get started on all of them! You're the best!

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    1. Thanks, Michelle for your sweet words!! :)) :))
      Yay!!!!!!! I'm so glad you were able to pick out some new digis!!!! Get ready for some fun!!! I know that you will love your new copics, too!!
      Just let me know if I can help in some way! :))
      Xo

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  15. I am going to join the party too...she is just stinkin' cute! that sweet little swim suit with that hat and your coloring, just amazing. I love your choice of patterned paper too along with the yellow ribbon, just fabulous.

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    1. Oh, thank you, thank you, Kim!!! You have me blushing!! :)) I'm so glad that you love her!! Makes me smile --- xo

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  16. What a sweet card! She's adorable and she is colored in so beautiful. Love the papers and overall, great job! Thanks for joining us this week in our Summer Fun challenge at Jo's FFC!

    Hugs,
    Jo
    ♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

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    1. Thanks so much, Jo! :)) :)) Happy to play along! :))

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    2. Happy to have you play along =)

      Hugs,
      Jo
      xox

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    3. When I get back in town I'll see if I can play along this week for "bling it on" -- :)) :))

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  17. I love your fun card, Nicole! Really great layout - love that pop of yellow!

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    1. Thanks for your sweet words, Mary!! :)) :))
      Xo

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  18. Too stinkin' CUTE Nicole! Great, vibrant colors...awesome coloring job too!

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    1. Thanks so much, Cheryl !! :)) You are so sweet!! :))

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  19. Hot as it's been here lately I would gladly let her come visit and cool me off every once in a while. :-) Perfect paper choices and she's adorable. Hugs and have fun wherever you are!

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    1. Thank you, Tracy!! :)) :))
      I am in the mountains of Asheville, NC w/ my girls. :)) :))

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  20. Isn't she adorable, Nicole, and your coloring is absolutely perfect!!! Love the navy and yellow colors and papers, too...sooo pretty!!!

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    1. Thanks so much, Joan!! :)) :)) You are such a sweetie !! :))

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  21. Adorable, my dear!!! Love your coloring!!! Just marvelous!!

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    1. Thank you, thank you, my sweet friend!!! :)) :))
      I'm so glad we met @ the tiddly group! :))

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  22. Cute as a button. I LOVE this image and how you have presented her. Gorgeous. TFS and joining us at Jo's for Funday Friday.

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    1. Thanks, Kellie!! :)) :)) I'm so glad you love her!! :))

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  23. Love the polk a dots and stripes....cute card!

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  24. Super cute card! Fantastic image and colours! To answer your quesiton, for the sticky post, I posted my message and once it was posted on my blog, I went to change the scheduling of my post and put a future date, in my case the 3rd of August. You can see it is dated 3rd August on my blog even if we are in July, so it will remain at the top until August 3rd:) I hope I am clear enough and you see what I mean! Let me know :)! Hugs Delphine xx

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    1. Oh thanks so much, Delphine!!! :)) :))
      That's perfect info!! :))
      Xo

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  25. Too cute! Your coloring is amazing! Thanks for joining us at Curtain Call!

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    1. Thanks so much, Laurie!! :)) :))
      I loved this week's challenge !! :))

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  26. Love love love this. My two favorite colors together. Also I love the dots and stripes so cute together. (also almost a little like a nod to the stars and stripes)Super duper cute.

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    1. Thanks so much, Baker!!! I'm not sure if k wrote this in the post, but she's one of my new faves!!! I just love love love her, too!!!
      Totally makes me smile!!!
      I'm glad you love her!!! Xo

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Thanks for taking the time to write me a note!!!
~~Nicole~~