Friday, July 22, 2016

Happy Bird Day!

Cupcake Inspirations has a a fun challenge this time - Tropical!  Look at these yummy cupcakes with pineapple toppers!  How fun is that?  Perfect for summer!  It's been seriously hot and humid here in the midwest - I'm keeping up with my goal of walking more - I've been hitting the pavement at 7:30 am.. and it's still sweltering.  A big storm is rolling through so a little time to play while me and Miss Moriko cool down.   I need to take more pictures of her so you can see how big she's getting!   I'm glad I have her to keep me motivated and remind me to move it!  LOL!    

DH has been working nights so he's home in the day.  I love having him around!  We've gone out to lunch twice this week.  Today we stayed home and he cooked a big breakfast... maple bacon, eggs, and waffles.   I know.. I'm spoiled!   Well not completely.. I usually clear away all the dishes and wash the pans and stove.   Mr. J. is a little sloppy sometimes! 

Here's my take on Tropical - Pineapple pattern paper and pink Flamingos from Reverse Confetti!   Flamingo's always remind me of my son.  When he was a little guy he had a hard time with speech.  It wasn't unusual for us to make a game of charades when I didn't understand.  One time on vacation he was trying to call my attention to something he saw - (keep in mind he was probably around 4 years old) - I'm trying to figure out what hes saying.. I look down at him and he's standing on one foot!  Of course!  He wanted me to see the Flamingos!!!    Life is challenging sometimes, but we make it through.  And yes.. now that he is grown he speaks beautifully and we only play games when we're feeling silly.

I love the punny "Happy Bird Day" sentiment with this set - it still cracks me up!
I don't use black too much in my designs, but this time it made for striking contrast with the pink birds, and picks up the background papers nicely.  Reverse Confetti has lots of tag toppers so you can create lots of different looks with the same tag shape. 
 I hope you're staying dry and having a great day! 

 

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | Reverse Confetti Fabuous Flamingo
Dies | Reverse Confetti Fabulous Flamingo,  Topped Off Tag, Double Edge Scallop Border, Top O'The Tag, Stitched Flag Trio
Twinery Charcoal Twine
Pattern Paper | Pebbles Everyday 6"
Enamel Dots 






19 comments:

~amy~ said...

lovelovelove

cm said...

I second Amy, my friend: lovelovelovelovelovelove! Swooning over your flamingos and wishing I had something pineapple themed in my collection. Guess I'll have to go shopping *grin* Your daily walking: inspiring! Your days spent with Mr. J: delightful! That breakfast sounds scrumptious! Love to hear you're being spoiled and, in return, pampering him with the clean-up! Win-win all around! Thrilled to see you at Cupcake Inspirations!!
hugs~c

Toni said...

Me too!

Leigh Penner said...

Fabulous card, Jeanne!

Birgit said...

Jeanne, this is fabulous!! I loved reading the story about your son when he was young. So cute! I agree, the black makes a wonderful contrast to these beautiful birds. It's always a treat when I visit! So glad you joined in on the fun at Cupcake Inspirations. Good luck!

Becca Cruger said...

Oh my goodness this is just so much fun! So many patterns, bright colors, and funky flair! Love it!

Joyce said...

Your card is adorable. Love those pink flamingoes.

Lisa said...

There you go again making a fabulously layered card!! Pretty Jeanne. I love spending time with my hubby too. I think being messy in the kitchen is a guy thing LOL!

Sharron said...

Fabulous--love it!! The colors are so amazing and the patterned paper are just perfect!

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations, good luck!!! Amy DT

Diane Jaquay said...

This is soooo awesome, I need those flamingos!!

Indy Owens said...

This is lovely! Just love the pink, yellow, and black together! So glad you were inspired by this week's tropical challenge at Cupcake Inspirations!
Debbie, DT

Kamila Routsis * Life In Moments said...

What a great card! I love your vibrant colours! Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations!
Kamila DT

Naki said...

Oh my goodness... What a beautiful but adorable card!!! I love the story about your son:-) My younger son is almost 3 but only say about 10 words, he sees speech therapist 3 times a week, so I know what it's like to play a guessing game! Thanks for sharing with us over at Cupcake Inspirations!
Naki

Jinny Newlin said...

Absolutely perfect, Jeanne! Great colors and prints! So glad you're having a wonderful morning with hubby!

Kim Heggins said...

So cute...love those fabby flamingos!

Cindy Beach said...

I think this is the most gorgeous and fun card I've seen in a LONG time! love Love LOVE it, Jeanne!
The colors are so yummy and the patterns - how do you mix them so perfectly?
Glad you and Mr. J are enjoying some good times! The walking is a stress reliever - we were out at about 7:30 this AM too. Big hugs!

Jen Carter said...

Jeanne, I love your card! It is perfect in every way! You were my pick for Sweet Six at Cupcake Inspirations! Thanks for playing!

Marybeth said...

Jeanne, this is adorable, how you can keep coming up with adorable design after design is amazing! Oh its way to hot here too! Because of you I went on the elliptical 25 mins then jumped in the pool all before 9:30am