Sunday, February 19, 2012

Summer Heat Wave.....

I used the design paper to keep a simple
look to the inside and allow me to
write a message of my own.
Side view to show how much I popped
it all up for the added look of depth.

Monday Fun Day with the Farm Fresh Challenge Blog. 
                                                  USE PRIMARY COLORS
     Hi guys, can you believe it is already Monday once again?  I know for some it is a three day weekend, but for me I am heading back to work after having had half of Saturday off and all of Sunday off.   I am very happy to say that we were able to get our third walk in for the year so far.  It was windy here, but the sun was out and about three blocks into the walk it really started to feel quite good.   I didn't realize just how much I had come to enjoy our walks. 
     With the weather working on getting better (that's between rain/snow/hail storms and then it all as if it didn't happen within hours) I was in the mood to use today's challenge over on the FFF blog as a way to make a summer card. lol... My friend  Amy has been in a Spring mood lately and unfortunately she got some snow dumped on her part of our State both Friday and Saturday.  So, I thought that she needed to see some sunshine to pep her up again.  :O)   So,  with today's Monday Fun Day being all about using PRIMARY COLORS.... I thought what has the most primary colors in it but the great outdoors on a great summer day.  The first thing I did for this one was to pull out all of my 6x6 paper pads that I thought fell into that category and then I pulled out my stamp catalog to see just who wanted to come out and play in a nice sun shinny day.  So as you can see little WS-Elena was just ever so happy to take on this challenge.  She already had her sunglasses on and her brand new pair of capris jeans with her lovely orange scarf that she loves to wear as a belt.  I mean, how was I to refuse when she just looked so sweet and so full of sunshine all by herself.  lol....  I think she turned out just great and I think this paper pad is now one of my all time favorites. 
    It can be used for boy cards, summer cards and baby cards.  My mind just keeps coming up with all kinds of things that I am going to use this pap for. 
     While I was making my card I kind of went a little overboard with the dimensionals, but I am happy with how you can really see the waves behind Elena and get the feel for how she is up on the shore enjoying this sunny day.  The banners are part of the town that is getting ready to celebrate with all the tourists that have come to town for the annual lobster fest.  lol...
     Wow, I think I am more ready for summer than I first thought.  It must have been the walk.  We are already making plans as to where we will be walking this summer.   There is a beautiful Japanese gardens here in town and the M&Ms want to walk there and sit and enjoy the beauty that it is.  I will really enjoy that myself, but it is going to take a few more walks to get Jerry and I back into the shape for such a long walk.  The M&Ms are still in shape and end up runny some of the walk as they have had PE and their miles runs since the start of the school year, so they really haven't missed a beat.  Yay!  Makes the whole thing a heck of a lot easier for us all.  lol...
     Ok guys,  I have to get to bed so that I can go to work while my family stays home and enjoys yet another day off without me. (I'm not upset at all...) They are planning on playing some poker with their Dad and I know that Madison is always in it to win it when she plays against Jerry.  :O) 
     Be sure to head over to the Farm Fresh Challenge blog to see the awesome PRIMARY COLORS that the girls have put together for this week's Monday Fun Day Challenge.  I just know that your going to love all of their beautiful work.  :O)
     I know that a lot of you asked where I got my Copic storage and so I am planning on loading some pictures tomorrow and go over a few of the other questions that I have been getting on how I color my eyes on my Greeting Farm Stamps.  So I will wish you all a good night and I hope that you all have a great Monday.  Talk at you tomorrow.
Hugs, Lisa G

cs-Neenah & AC Cardstock
dp-Beach Bum-fancy pants designs
Memento inks-Tuxedo Black, Lady Bug, Bamboo Leaves, Cantaloupe, Danube Blue & Desert Sand
Copic Markers;
sunglasses & shoes-R39


Chrissy said...

What a sweet card Lisa, fabulous colours....what a shame you have to work....summmer is not far away for you, as we are having silly weather, the pattern is all over the place..we can be sweating like crazy, walk around the corner and get hit with the cold southerly wnds...then rain...crazy..


Rachel Parys said...

What a cutie! I think we are all getting tired of WINTER! That is the perfect summer scene on your card! I really think the banner is sweet. I told myself that I am going to use a boy for this challenge.(they're so neglected) Thanks for the inspiration!!

Amanda R said...

So cute Lisa! Love how you did the waves and popped them up off of the card, brilliant idea! That sounds kinda European huh?

Alice Wertz said...

so fun! love the cute summery scene you created! lovely card!

Blankina said...

I love your Elena card!!Yes it looks like a great summer card.
Ciao from a sunny but cold Italy,

Amy said...

You would tease me with a summer card! ;) Anya looks awesome and so happy, I loves the cool summer scene you've given her! The inside is perfect, gotta love patterned paper!
We got rain and wind through the night which has gotten rid of almost all the snow but our forecast is for snow this weekend! I really hope they are wrong!