The challenge this week over at High Hopes Blog is just in time around here - Summertime! Kids are all out of school here and it has started to really heat up. Hubby was working outside yesterday afternoon and I kept looking out the window to make sure he was still moving around out there. I cannot handle the heat anymore. And all though Hubby has no issues working out in the heat I still keep an eye on him, just to make sure. He was fine of course. In fact about 4pm he came in and said that is all for a while until is cools down a bit. See he is smart.
And with the warmth of summer it was a good time to have a challenge for Summertime. Now what does that mean? Well I take it to mean things that remind you of summer. Subject, Colors and such. Don't know if that is totally correct but that is how I ran with it. :0)
Here is my card - and I like to think that it was inspired by fellow High Hopes DT Anna at Sassy & Sweet Notes. She has been taking the most gorgeous Sunflower photos recently! So when I saw this pattern paper it just all came together!
Used one of my older favorite images - "Jolie's Little Friend" She is just so sweet, especially smiling at her new green friend. I colored with my Copics, then sewed to a double mat matching my card. My card - oh used more yummy new Graphic 45 papers! From the French Country Collection, love the warmth of this collection. And since I am really into chickens right now that collection really makes me smile :0). I chose two patterns and did a little zig zag stitching to put them onto the deep red mat. And all onto the yellow card stock base. I added a red and white gingham ribbon across the bottom. And yes, it isn't white... I colored it with a yellow copic marker so it would match better. Love making things work for different colors like that. I punched out two leaves from a marvy punch out of core'dinations green card stock and the sanded the edges and the middle. Found two very old yellow Prima flowers in my stash, colored the center orange and added a brown button. The Sentiment is from Papertrey Ink again, the script alphabet die, it was on my desk still :0)
Inside is all done with left over papers -
And here are all of my copic colors -
Hope my card gave you a little smile and warmed you up - Now you hop on over to High Hopes Challenge and join us in a little Summertime fun ok?
What is on your list to do today? Me? Well a few errands with Hubby in the morning, then home to do a little cleaning. I usually try and run through the house on Mondays - it was the plan yesterday. But I got sidetracked (easy for me to do) anyway sidetracked into the living room and the massive mess of boxes for the estate that I am selling on eBay. I got to looking at the boxes and realized that many of them were 1/2 full. And things were really in a total disaster state. One thing led to another and guess what? I have 2/3 rds of my living room back!!! Yep - got everything back in order and managed to get rid of 5 huge boxes and narrow down the piles. Walked by the door last night and found Gato stretched out a mile long on the rug. LOL She hasn't seen the rug in a few months since the collection arrived. She was enjoying the wide open space. So was I.. that room was starting to make me twitch. So now... the rest of the house and the regular chores for today. And then some listing on eBay. (BTW... have a little bit of a sale on my crafting supplies for the next couple of weeks.)
Hope you have a wonderful day - Hug someone you love ok?
HUGS to you -