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Friday, July 22, 2011

Blogger's Challenge: Summertime

Can you think of anything that represents summertime like the beach, palm trees, relaxing ocean front?  That is one think that screams summer to me...or VACATION anyway!

Today's blogger's challenge theme is SUMMERTIME and I have a few cards to share with you today that represent summer time to me.

The card above was created using the Island2Visit set from The{Stamps}of Life.  The large palm tree always makes me think of summer (and California).  I wanted to create a scene where there was a window, and really loved how this card turned out.

Card details:
Stamps:Island2Visit set from The{Stamps}of Life
Cardstock: Kraft Like a Rockstar, Dish All the Dirt Brown, Old Olive
Inks: Always Artichoke, Old Olive, Dish All the Dirt Brown, copics
Embellishments: Square and Scalloped square spellbinders nestabilities, Cream twill ribbon colored with copic, twine
For the next card I went with a more colorful theme thinking of all the wonderful fish in the ocean.
I stamped the little starfish and then used the large one attempting the rock'n'roll method on it (didn't turn out horrible, but not as good as I envisioned it).
Card details:
Stamps:Island2Visit set from The{Stamps}of Life
Cardstock: A Blanc Check, Party Teal Dawn
Inks: Party Teal Dawn, Paint the Town Pink, Orange You Fabulous
Embellishments:Paint the Town Pink ribbon, circle punches

Lastly this was a large card that I created, I folded a full size piece of cardstock to make this scene work on this card.  I created a little banner that's floating above the coconut trees and hammock.  I even broke out some chalks for this card.

Card details:
Stamps:Island2Visit set from The{Stamps}of Life
Cardstock: A Blanc Check, Dish All the Dirt Brown, Old Olive
Inks: Always Artichoke, Dish All the Dirt Brown, copics
Embellishments: twine
Hope you enjoyed my summertime collection and if you wish to join us for Blogger's Challenge this week, link in directly to your creation below.


Susie said...

All three are super fab! Great work.

BarbaraW said...

Three great cards. I wish I were laying under one of those palm trees with a mojito in my hand and the ocean breezes blowing over me. Now back to reality...

Chrissy D said...

Ohh three wonderful cards - those palm trees and hammock look so inviting. Summer nap! Now...if there could be a guarantee of NO bugs!!! LOL Hope you are enjoying your summer!

Ida said...

Wow! You did a bang up job on all 3 cards. I love the use of the "window" in your first card, the cheery color scheme on your second card and that wonderful hammock on your third card...ahh to be relaxing on a beach somewhere right now! Sigh...

Monika/Buzsy said...

Such a great set of summer cards Kim. Love the palm tree image... the window opening looks really nice. :o)

Lisa Somerville said...

Wow - look at you! Perfect summertime cards! Love the window opening, very creative!

Gez Butterworth said...

Beautiful cards. Love the little peepy hole on the first card. Brilliant!

I keep running out of time to play..ggr! Off to check out my stamps and see if I can play along. Gez.xx

Yvonne Garner said...

What fun! Really enjoyed your cards!

Barbara said...

WOW! THREE cards! What a treat for us all! Love, love, love the very first one...so simple, but just perfect for this theme. Of course the others are fabulous as well...the last one just makes me smile!

TenSGal said...

Wonderful cards, Kim!!! Love that stamp set and all you've done with it!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Sorry I am late posting. Kinda lost a day (smile). Terrific Summertime artwork, great cards! Hope you are enjoying your weekend. Hugs, Gayle.

Mona Pendleton said...

What a fun collection of summery cards Kim! Hope you are enjoying the season :)

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Can't ya' just hear the breeze flowing thru those palm fronds! Luv the palm trees GF.

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Wonderful cards, Kim! They all scream summer! Love the palm tree! :D

Anonymous said...

I know I"m late in posting, but well, it's been hectic!
Love all your cards--can almost feel the palm trees blowing in the breeze!
Glad to see you got to play along again, Nola

Suzanne C said...

I have to say my fav is the hammock between the trees. TOO cute. Clever to have the tree peeking through the window on your first card. Lovely set of cards.

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