Sunday, June 3, 2012

PP#98 -Summertime BBQ

 Hi there! It's Sunday and time for another challenge over at the Paper Players. This week, the lovely Jaydee is out hostess with a sweet summer theme challenge to play along with. It's getting H-O-T out there...goodness knows we are nice and toasty already down here in South Texas. This week, the Players want to see you what you can create for some hot fun in the summertime. Be sure to check out the Paper Players site for the rules of our challenge.  
If there is one thing that Texans know how to do well in the summer, (or any time of the year, really) it is BBQ. We are actually throwing a big ol' BBQ next month. So, my inspiration for this challenge came from getting a head start on the invitations for the party. I used the On the Grill stamp set (ret.) and the Pawsitively Prints DSP (also ret.) for these. The new SU! catalog just launched yesterday and I thought it would be a good thing to use up some of my stash before the brand-new goods arrived at my doorstep. 
It is tough to see in the photos but the sentiment is actually heat embossed for some added shine. That punched drink in the middle is a "cherry limeade"...any fans of Sonic out there? Mmmm! I sponged some Pool Party ink around the BBQ image to make it pop a bit more, I also popped up all of the layers, punched accents and the main image for some added interest...while still allowing the invite to fit in an envelope to mail. I have over 20 of these going out, so that will be helpful for postage. The inside of the card has all of the details for the BBQ, including our address, date and time of the event and R.S.V.P. info. Sure I could have sent an Evite but these were WAY more fun! All of the supplies are listed at the end of this post.

Before I go, here is a quick shot of my boys from Memorial Day weekend. Don't they look cute in their patriotic bandana's?  

Please join us this week over at the Paper Players to share your project celebrating summer! The challenge is open until Friday, June 8th at Noon (PST). Be sure to visit the rest of the gals on the Design Team to see what they have whipped up this week for the challenge: 
The Paper Players Design Team

Have a HAPPY day today, 

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Stampin' Up! Supply List: 
Stamps: On the Grill (ret.)
Paper: Build-A-Bear Pawsitively Prints DSP (ret.), Poppy Parade, Tempting Turquoise and Whisper White card stock
Ink: VersaMark, Pool Party (for sponging), Basic Black, Basic Gray and Poppy Parade (ret.) Classic ink
Punches: Eyelet Border punch, 1" Circle punch, 3/4" Circle punch
Accessories: Clear Embossing powder, Poppy Parade, Certainly Celery and Tempting Turquoise Stampin' Write Markers, Blender Pens, Poppy Parade 1/2" Stitched Poly ribbon (ret.), Basic Rhinestones and Stampin' Dimensionals 
non-SU! accessories: scallop rectangle punch


  1. Loving this card and the doggies are oh so cute with their outfits.
    DS4J DT Member
    Doing Life

  2. Now THAT's a BBQ invitation! Love it! And now for some reason I want a cherry limeade at 4am too...

  3. Wow! You are sending 20 of these amazing cards!!?? You have some lucky friends!

  4. Fire up the grill - I will be there! So cute!

  5. Those fur babies of yours would look cute in ANYTHING! I just love em! Wish I could come for a BBQ, this card is absolutely fabulous! Love that gingham paper and the drinks in the circles down the sides! What a cute card!! I am so pinning this!

  6. Super great BBQ invitation, Anne Marie. Love the colors and your layout.

  7. This is just the CUTEST!!! I love it all--I actually thought the grill was a sticker, it looks so real. And I think I might have some of that paper still hanging perfect it is for your BBQ-themed invite! And of course, your boys are picture perfect too! Stay cool!

  8. Your invite looks soooo .... "inviting". Will certainly get your invitees' attention. And the colors are perfect for this time of year.

  9. Sounds like y'all are having a BIG BBQ!! These will just be so perfect for invites too! Very cute!

  10. So mouth-watering, Anne Marie!! Your invitation looks fabulous and I love that Cherry Limeade drink in the center. :) Hope your BBQ is a smashing success and that you have to kick the guests out. ;-)

    The boys look so handsome as always!!

  11. This is so stinkin' cute, Anne Marie! I love this color combination! And the boys certainly look handsome! I'll let you know when my invite arrives ;)

  12. The pups look adorable!!!!!!!!! LOVE it!!

    And the card!! BBQ's have started up here in CT! Our pool is getting worked we won't be swimming for a bit, but bring on summer!!!!

  13. awww! LOVE their bandanas! This is such a fun card! (yes, I love cherry limeades, too!;) My fave part of this card, though (besides it making e thirsty for Sonic drinks!) is the gingham strip... it just screams SUMMER! Love it, hope you are well!

  14. A fabulous invite worthy of the finest grillmaster on the Hile homestead! Love your color scheme and your popped up accessories. I agree with LeAnne, your coloring on the grill is fantastic. Your boys sure do look party-ready too! Great card, Anne Marie! ((hugs))

  15. PEEEERFECT summer card Anne Marie! Love the colors, gingham and images. Cute pic of the pups too 😊

  16. Awww...your boys look quite handsome!
    How fun to receive an invitation as lovely as this!! Perfect stamp set for this!!

  17. You know your projects stand out of the herd. There is something special about them. It seems to me all of them are really brilliant! Top Rated Pellet Smokers Review


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Anne Marie