California Girls, we're unforgettable ......

Daisy Dukes, bikinis on top ...
Sun-kissed skin So hot we'll met your popsicle,
Oooooh oh oooooh  ....

Hey, hey!  LOL!  Is this like THE song of the summer!!  Every time I"m in the car {with tween/teenagers} this song is on.  And every time it's on, they { the tween/teenagers} crank it up and Katy Perry gets my entire crew singing along  and yes!  to my mortification, even my 5 year old son  :(   Somehow hearing him singing along to "Fine fresh fierce, we got it on lock!" word for word it's a bit frightening!  But I also know that growing up with 3 older {tween/teenage} sisters, no matter how cautious I am, I'm fighting a losing battle and now this {tween/teenage} song is constantly stuck in MY head!

There was, of course, absolutely no point to my rambling, rofl ;)  It's just a shocking 1:38 am and I'm wide awake so I thought I'd show you some 2 really cool SUMMER cards I've been working on :)  Although I"m seeing lots of Fall out in blog land (and I love the Fall!),  it's still summer here - at least for this last week!  I am subconsiously stretching it out as loooooooooong as I can - I'm so sad it's over and my kiddies will be heading back to school.  This is a dreadful time for me, but I think they are mostly excited!
  ::: Snoop Doggy Dogg on the stereo ::: 

Card #1!  Life IS sweet, so drink it up!  This is a card for the Deedee's Challenge blog this week - using a sketch.  Stop on by and show us whatcha got!  We LOVE to see your creations ~ and remember to use your Deedee's digis ..she even has a $1.00 section in her store filled with darling images for you to chose.   I had this Island Oasis SU! paper sitting on the shelf and it was a perfect match (but shhhh, don't notice that although I do know my squares from circles, I ran this thru the CB before paying close enough attention!) 
::::: Venice Beach and Palm Springs ... Summertime is everything ::::::

Card #2!  Hope today tickles you pink! Deedee's is happy to be sponsoring Tuesday Morning Sketches this week!  And that means another wonderful sketch for you!  I have fallen so in love with this super adorable Flamingo (must be a Florida thing!) and paired him with some ......  Pink Flamingo SU! paper which I just love - so bright and vivid and colorful ~ totally my style :)  
::::: Now put your hands up ....  Oooooh oh oooooh  ::::::

Have a wonderful summer out there!  It's drawing to a close -- but if you check back, you'll see I'm still going to be keeping the summer going on my blog for as long as I can get away with it :)  

Hugs and blessings!

Card 1: MS Blue, Yo-Yo Yellow, Melon Mambo;  DSP = Island Oasis
            Deedee's Digis and sentiment, colored with prismamarkers, CB, nesties, bling, Bo Bunny Ribbon,
            Making Memory sparkle flowers, BG Button, SU! Twine, Tombo, White signo pen

Card 2:  SU! Cameo Coral, Yo-Yo yellow, Melon Mambo: DSP = Pink Flamingo
            Deedee's Digis, prismacolor markers, CB, nesties, ric-rac, kaiser pearls, tombo


  1. Oh my goodness, Kelly! Both of these summer cards are absolutely gorgeous! I love the colors! I love the playfulness! I love the images! (You knew I'd love the flamingo one!!!) You are a creative genius!

    Hugs!!! (Now, please get some sleep.)

  2. These cards are gorgeous. Your papers and images are in very happy and cute colors.

  3. Oh Kelly, both cards are very pretty...love the colors..

  4. Kelly,
    Summer vacation up here goes until after Labor Day, so keep those summer thoughts coming!!
    Your cards are wonderful (both her in blog-land and in person *wink, wink*)!

  5. Wow you can do this type of work at 1:30 AM, you are my hero, I think I would stare at the paper. These cards just make you smile and want to sit back and enjoy summer, even if it is 100+, it is better than cold. Yes, you are right about Katy Perry, she won on Teen Choice awards last night :)

  6. both cards are darling! I love the cheery colors you used :)

  7. Both of these are so fresh and fun, fabulous colors.

  8. Both cards are simply fabulous Kelly!! Thanks so much for supporting us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

  9. Kelly, both cards are adorable. Love the fresh colors of both and the Flamingo is really cute ! Hugs

  10. Two fabulous, fun summer cards, Kelly! I'd hate to have to choose a favorite between these two! I love them both!!

    Love ya,

  11. Both your cards are great, but that background paper with the flamingo really rocks the TMS sketch.

  12. Oh I definately am tickled pink!
    Love these! So cheerful!

  13. OMG both of these cards are fabulous! I'm loving the colors you used and living in Florida, I can relate to the pink flamingos! Life is sweet and I sure could drink it up right about now!

  14. Love your summer cards!! My chicks LOVE that song! They sing it all day long!

  15. Looks like you've got a couple of spammers leaving comments. Buggers.

    Trying not to laugh about your 5 year old knowing the words to a song he shouldn't! LOL! Oops, I wasn't supposed to laugh.

    FANTASTIC cards!

  16. Great song and cards!
    Thanks for playing!
    Dee - LRW DT

  17. What fun, fresh designs! Awesome creations!

  18. What fun cards, the first one especially makes me think of vacations :-)

  19. LOL at your kids singing ... and your 5 year old son! Mine would SOOO do the same thing!!! HEHEHE!!!! I can see it now! They hear songs on Disney all the time (I do not allow anything but Christian in my home as long as I can... I actually dread the teen years, lol!!!)) TR was at the table singing one day the words to Selina Gomez Round and Round. The poor kid did not know the words and broke out in "Brown Kid Brown!" Han and I looked at each other, him and then each other again... then busted out laughing!!! SOOooOO Funny!!! Anywhoo, Hope you have a super wonderful weekend girly!

  20. Anonymous8/12/2010

    These are both SUPER CUTE cards, Kelly!!! Both are so colorful and playful -- just perfect for summer! I love that you are keeping summer alive here on your blog. It sure is tough to "let" the kids go back to school, isn't it? I'm very sad, because I love having mine home, but at the same time, I know they'll be happier once they get back into that routine. Well, we'll just have to prop each other up a bit these next couple weeks until us moms get used to it again -- LOL! Hugs, Deedee

  21. Super cards, What fun colours!

  22. What bright and fun cards!!! You are so talented. I love the summer theme you have going on!!!!