Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Summer fun

I love girls playing in the sprinklers....neighbor kids coming over....squirt gun fights....campfires with smores.  That was our day today, fun eh?  Here is a cute photo of Elizabeth playing with the bubble supplies.  
Debbie and the ladies at The Shabby Tea Room have a new challenge this week, create a card that represents summer to you.  I think of 2 things when it comes to summer: flowers and hot air ballons.  When I was a kid, I knew when it was summer time when the hot air ballons came to town.  There was a hot air ballon festival at Ft. Meigs in Perrysburg every summer, and every time I see one, I still get a thrill!  Oh how I would love to ride in one...perhaps someday.....  Although I immediately thought of flowers...cause I'm addicted to flowers...I have the FABULOUS new stamp and die sets from PaperTrey Ink, so, hot air ballon cards it is!  I will be sending this off in the am to my dad for Father's Day.  It didn't occur to me until this evening, he's in Seattle visiting my brother and nephew with my mom and sister.  I was hoping I would have been able to join the whole family there, but no such luck...tear...  It will have to be in the mail early to get there in time!  DON'T FORGET to sign up as a follower of this blog either thru Blogger or FeedBlitz for your chance to win a $25 shopping spree with Stampin' Up!

Happy Hot Air Ballons
Cardstock:  SU! Close to Cocoa, Whisper White; Soft Sky DSP; Webster's Pages Journaling tags
Inks:  SU! Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Soft Sky
Stamp set: PaperTrey Ink Up, Up & Away
Accessories:  assorted buttons, burlap, white paint, jute twine, blue embroidery floss, May Arts brown twill tape,  PaperTrey Ballon and cloud dies


Debbie said...

Absolutely wonderful! Thanks for sharing your design with us this week in the Tea Room :)

Deb Hickman said...

Gorgeous card.Just love the hot air ballon.

june lanum said...

your card is adorable and sure looks like summer fun

Audrey Pettit said...

Oh, wow, this is gorgeous! Love that PTI set and you have used it brilliantly here. Love the texture from the burlap and all the buttons, too. Thanks for sharing this with us in the Tea Room.