Sunday, June 3, 2012


One of the things that summer brings to mind is pinwheels for me. Little kids carrying them around in the warm summer breeze or them spinning at the shore, waiting to be bought at the boardwalk shops. Silly little goofy toys but they conjure up nice memories.


Finished Card: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Cardstock: White, Blue, Green and Patterned
Sweet Stamping Treats Digital Image
Spectrum Noir Markers
CardzTV with Mary Clear Stamps Make a Wish "Blow!"
Black Pigment Ink
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder D'Vine Swirls
Nicole Ultra Fine Premium Glitter Extra Fine Multi Diamond Dust
4 Small Brads (2 Light Purple and 2 Dark Purple)
Queen and Co Pearls Brilliant Blue, 3 Small
Studio G Clear Stamps "Happy Birthday"
Mounting Tape

I printed out the image twice, colored both the same, glittered the pinwheels on only the one page, then cut them and the base out and single mounted it to the other. They look like they could start spinning at any moment if you would just blow on them (lol) or from the D'Vine Swirls "breeze".

I am entering this into two challenges also: The Paper Players (Summertime) and Cupcake Inspirations (photo).

I also would like to share a photo with you. I painted this birdhouse (and named it "Fly By Night Motel") many years ago and have never had any birds interested in "renting" a room...until this year. I have been watching Mom and Pop going in and out feeding their little one(s) for the past few days. I am just so thrilled to see nature at it's best.

Thanks for stopping by...have a great day!

imagine what you could do...


  1. cute colors and pin wheel image...thanks for sharing at cupcake inspirations

    sweetie dt

  2. Terrific card! Love the birdhouse - how nice that it finally has tenants!

  3. Love your card and story. The bird is cute too!

  4. Love those happy pinwheels....they just scream summer! How wonderful your little motel is getting used too! Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players!

  5. Great card! Love your colors too. Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations.

  6. Dana, what a great take on the challenges. I love the idea of the sentiment and the focal images.... perfect for each other. I also love the pic of your little bird in that fabulous house. Looks like a pair of wrens to me. How wonderful to be able to watch the birds appreciate what you provided for them. Both the card and the photo make me smile. Thanks for joining the Paper Players and playing along with my theme challenge this week


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