Friday, May 28, 2010

Celebrating Summer!

Gosh, it's hard to believe it's the official kick off to the summer vacation season! That's what Memorial Day weekend brings and before I know it, my kids will be tugging on me and saying, "I'm BORED!" Ah.... summer! :-)

Today's Flourishes Focus is being hosted by the lovely Danielle Kennedy and she wanted to cook up some summer inspiration of her own! So, she challenged the DT to come up with some creations that could help kick off summer.

So... even though I live in a Rocky Mountain state, I chose flip flops and palm trees! :-)

I chose a really easy peasy layout. It is kind of summer afterall -- we want to be out in the sun having fun... right? I stamped the palm trees and hammock from the Beach Life set and then, to add my sky and sand, I just used a ripped Post-It note to mask and sponge. In a few seconds, I had my "scene!" I added color to my tree with Copic Markers from the Fields and Flesh Tones 2 collections grouped by Flourishes.

Then came a bit of fun paper piecing some fun paper onto my flip flops. I picked up Basic Grey's Green at Heart. I also used it for the sliver of orange dp behind my textured orange card stock. I also added some teeny tiny punched flowers and bling to those sandles! Add a sentiment on a fun little notched out piece of paper... mat it all up and... voila! A sand blasted and peppy creation perfect for summer!

Be sure to head on over to the Flourishes Blog to see what Danielle cooked up for her Celebrating Summer Flourishes Focus and... then hop on over to see...

  • Christine Okken
  • Julie Koerber
  • Cindy Lawrence
  • Dawn Burnworth
  • Laura Fredrickson
  • Leslie Miller

  • Hope you have a fabulous Memorial Day weekend and I'll see you back here soon!


    Dawn B. said...

    Love this set. I think your colors and layout are perfect for a summer fun card.. It takes my son about an hour on the first day to say "I'm bored". Have a great holiday weekend.

    Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

    Awww.. relaxing is what I feel. Fun shading colors and the flip flops are darling.

    ChristineCreations said...

    Oh look at those cutie patootie flip flops! Darling Julie! I know, I'm a Rocky Mountain girl too - but that beach looks too inviting!

    mylambboys said...

    Very nice summer card! Love those flip flops...too cute!

    Leslie Miller said...

    It certainly says "summer" to me! Love that fresh and tangy background, and the flip flops are adorable. Perfect subject for paper piecing. The tiny flowers are too cute!