Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Welcome Summer Blog Hop

It feels strange -- at least a little -- welcoming summer today, in this year where we've  had very weird weather. It's been "summer-like" since March, with temperatures in the mid-to-high 80's here in Pennsylvania.  Who stole my Spring?

At any rate, the Solstice says it's officially summer (and the weatherman says it's to be almost 100 degrees today!), so it's time for the Hello Summer Blog Hop, sponsored by my friend Ashley of The Glamorous Side of Scrapping.  I made a Happy Summer card:


Card Recipe:
The front of the card is shown in this collage, top left.  I purchased from Just Some Lines a fun digi-image of a sunbathing flamingo. I paper-pieced the umbrella using Doodlebug Designs' "Hello Spring" line of paper, and colored some of the image using Copic markers. The umbrella's tip is a colored toothpick. 

I cut the banner pennants from the same paper, and stitched them together with a running stitch on my Husqvarna Diamond sewing machine. The letters (cut at 1/2") are from Cricut's Simply Sweet cartridge. The summer sun is cut from Cricut's Pooh and Friends cartridge, and is stamped with a Peachy Keen face using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and a white gel pen. 

Inside, I ran a strip of the same paper, and placed a 4.5" flamingo, cut using Cricut's Life's A Beach cartridge.  Throughout the card, I used Martha Stewart Crafts' Ballpoint Tip Glue Pen (my favorite!) and ATG gun/tape as my wet and dry adhesives, respectively.
Finished size: 6x6" folded; white card base with interior image as described (no interior sentiment).

 Please hop along to see what other fun projects are here to celebrate Summer!  Your next stop is with SYLVIA at Bella Scrapbook Designs.  Start at the Hop's beginning with Ashley to see what blog candy is available.  In case you get lost along the way, here is the entire blog hop line-up:
Lissa Marie - www.somanycrafts.com/

HAPPY SUMMER SOLSTICE, and thanks for stopping by!




DeFiaNtLy DiFfeReNt & CreAtiVeLy Yours,

20 comments:

melllisssa said...

Aww, your card is super adorable! The sun bathing flamingo is so stinkin' cute :) I love the banner and sum with the PK face too!

Thanks so much for sharing!
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Ellen Jarvis said...

Staying cool, under the umbrella!!

Is:
Ellen ♥ CardMonkey
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e.mail: cardmonkey@comcast.net

Cathy said...

Too too cute:)) it has been weird weatherwise, seems like summer came a long time ago:)
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tampatha said...

How fun is this image! What a great card! I love it.
tammy
tampatha01@gmail.com

silvia said...

Cute card!! LOVE your sunbather~~

angie ashuk said...

Super cute!!! As usual, great job!

jennyplace2 said...

Super cute card, I love the digi,it put a big smile on my face. TFS!

Maria Matter said...

a very fun & happy summer card Ellen!! TFS!!
hugs

Marji said...

I LOVE your card!! When I opened the email I laughed out loud!! What a cute cute card!

Jessi said...

I wish it would be warm enough here to sun bathe or even get in the river. great card!

Jennifer McLean said...

how is it possible that it's officially summer when the weather man here says it hasn't even been above 20 degrees more than 2wice?? (68 degrees to Americans). I'm freezing my butt off here, send some sun, share the warmth!
How's your ankle?

Chriss America Real said...

Oh this card is just 2 cute! We are getting up to 100 degrees today too and sigh...I am sick...so thankful for air conditioning...

Hugs,
Chriss
america57@comcast.net
http://www.chrissandlou.blogspot.com/

PaulaJ said...

so cute! love the umbrella!

Amanda said...

I love your card and the bright colors! Great job! :)

Daisylove Creations said...

Super cute images, what a fun card!! Great to have been a part of this hop with you :0)
Diana
daisylovecreations.blogspot.com

Ashley Nicole said...

Love this card Ellen. Love the image and I love the sun. Thank you for being a part of the hop.
Ashley

JulieK said...

Super cute card!! Love that Flamingo!

Michelle said...

this is tooo cute LOVE the stitching on the banner!! I may have to try that instead of just twine! awesome job!

www.scrappinwithmybug.com

Sew Sweet N Crafty said...

This card is soooo pretty. LOVE the colors you used. I keep trying to buy that pad but its always sold out. HEHEHE.

Sew Sweet N Crafty
SewSweetNCrafty.blogspot.com
SewSweetNCrafty@gmail.com

Charo said...

great project!

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