H2H, Tropical Style!

Welcome to this week's challenge at Heart 2 Heart Challenges!  Do you remember that song, If you like Pina Coladas?  Well this week our challenge is to create Tropical Artwork!

This month my idea of a tropical trip would be to go sit on the beach under an umbrella (because I burn so easily) with my feet in the sand.  Kind of like the card I made for this week's challenge:

I used Close to My Heart's Surf's Up Paper Pack and the Just Chillin' Stamp Set (C1495).  There is my beach chair under my pretty blue umbrella and I even brought my grandchild's red bucket!  I am all set for a nice day at the beach.

I used this sketch #166 from Sketchy Colors for my card:

So now it is your turn!  I hope that I have inspired you a little to have fun creating some Tropical Artwork.  After you finish your artwork please go to  heart2heartchallenges.blogspot.com and post a link to your project.  I cannot wait to see what you make!

Here are a few rules:  
*Our challenges are open to everyone!
*To enter, follow the challenge of the week and post your results to your personal blog or other online gallery.
*Be sure to go here and direct link to your challenge post so we can see your artwork! 
*In order to enter a challenge, you must use Close To My Heart products but your project does not have to be 100% CTMH.
*If you use something from another company, please consider including details in your project's description.
* You MUST mention H2H challenges in your blog post (and a link back to us would be appreciated).
*Spread the word about our challenge blog by including our badge on your blog.
* I love to leave comments on our participants' blog posts, but word verification slows me down, so please turn yours off so that I can leave you some love on your blog!
*Most importantly, have fun creating - the Close To My Heart way!
Note: Any entries not following the above rules are subject to having their link removed.

I am also linking this card to the At the Beach challenge at Cupcake Inspirations and the Summer Holiday Challenge at The Paper Players.

Like what you see?  Head on over to my website and you can shop to your heart's content!  We have a bunch of specials this month as well!


  1. Yep, You blow me away with your talents once again. Love the beach card. I can picture you sitting in the beach chair relaxing (actually thinking up more ways to be creative) away while the young-in's are building sandcastle's with the red bucket. Very cute Melinda. Thanks for sharing!!

  2. Lovely card, Melinda!
    Thank you so much for joining us at Sketchy Colors this week!
    Hugs Jannhild

  3. Adorable card and super summery, Melinda! Perfect card for the theme challenge and I love the rich colors. Thanks for sharing your creation with us at The Paper Players!

  4. What a fun beach scene! Great colors! Thanks for sharing at Cupcake Inspirations!

  5. Super job with that sketch! The colors are so perfect with the theme. :)


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