You are my Summer :)

Happy Thursday!  It's the 28th and that means the Calendar Girls blogging group post our cards!  This month, our hostess is the lovely Michelle and she gave us the best theme to create - Summer!  Along with a sketch challenge from SCS388, this is what she challenged us to do:

For most of us, June is the month that starts summer...many events are happening...school ending, graduation, weddings, flowers blooming and family vacations.

My challenge is...using SC 388 (found in the SC thread), with any color combination create a card that best suits your beginning to summer, or summer plans. It could be a trip you are planning, a flower that is blooming, a wedding you are attending, or a graduation gathering. Whatever it could be...have fun creating a card to go with it.

Michelle (the "new" 2012 Miss June)

Fun, right?!!  For my card using her chosen sketch,  I used my TGF "Summer" scrapbooking kit ~ this poor set hasn't seen ink in soooo long!  I wanted to pair this with bright summer colors and went straight for orange :)  Our summer definitely starts out a little busy with Tae Kwan Do classes and performing arts camp but once it settles down, we are all about the beach and trips around Florida including Disney World! :)  In fact, we cancelled our plans for being out of town this week/end due to the tropical storm we saw looming and leave in a couple of weeks instead. And of course, the storm is not only gone, we have a gorgeous heaping of sunshine!  

 Here's another peek at the sketch :) 
One of my very favorite parts of this Sunshine Kit from TGF are the sentiments. They are just darling!  

Please be sure to stop by the other Calendar Girls to see what they came up with using this sketch and their summer plans, too!  You can find their link in my side bar.  

Thanks for stopping by today
and I hope your summer is off to a blessed start!

Card entered into these challenges for summer:
CardzTV 111 
Sassy Cheryls
My Craft Spot - 61: Hot Summer Colors!

Card Details: 
PTI White; Orange; Chartreuse;  SU Summer Sun;
Image + Sentiment:  TGF Anya, Summertime; Prismacolor markers; 
CB, trimmer; nesties; DSP = MME; Buttons and flower from Prima;
scrap ric-rac; Twinery mint twine; Fiskars border punch; 3d dots; Tombo


Big hugs,
Bigger Blessings!


  1. Awww man! I am loving this! Great color....you know me and my orange! I love how your summer 'looks'!

  2. She looks like she is ready for summer! Love all the layers and the great summer colors!

    We are on the same "time to leave comments" routine LOL!

  3. Freezing my patootie off here Kelly so your whack of sunny fun is well received. Might have even sent my temperature up!

  4. Smart waiting on the trip. Hope you'll have a wonderful time when you go. I'm sure it will be a BLAST!
    Gorgeous card, inside and out. Love the colors the layout and the fun details.
    Thanks for playing along in the Sassy Cheryl's SUMMER fun challenge this week!

  5. Kelly, lovely summer card !

    Have you seen the game yesterday? What a thriller. Ok, Spain is in the final. If Germany wins today they still play for the european championship.

    Stay safe with all these storms ! Terrible. Colorado Springs burns and Florida is drowning.

  6. absolultey gorgeous, love the layout, color and that fantastic image!!!

  7. Love your colors!! Absolutely beautiful, and the image is so fun!
    Great job!

  8. Kelly, I love the way to bright these bright colors to such cuteness and your cards always have the quality of bringing an instant smile.

  9. Fabulous bright colors and fun patterns for this summery delight, Kelly!! What a joyful card!!

  10. Very bright and cheery, Kelly! Definitely makes me think of Florida sunshine and......oranges! lol
    So glad you all haven't had to deal with more water and wind than what you got.

  11. HOW ADORABLE! I love the citrus colors and I love her little tummy :D how sweet is that sentiment. totally made me smile.

    HUGS!!! Happy summer to you :D


  12. Adorable Kelly, love all the orange and the sweet sentiment! Cute, cute card.

  13. Wonderful summer card. I'm loving those bright, cheerful colours.

  14. This card screams summer! So adorable! Enjoy the sunshine!

  15. Beautiful job on this card! Thanks for playing at My Craft Spot.

  16. So glad to hear you came through the storms without harm! Was watching the news and praying all was well!
    Your card portrays 'sunny' perfectly! The bright fun patterns go so well with that super cute image and I love the sentiment!

  17. Outstanding card my sweet friend...I love the bright colors and of course the image....colored to perfection...the inside...mwahhh...you are such an inspiration to me...I sm jealous of all the beach time...but not the storms....yikes..take care my sweet friend...great job♥

  18. Kelly, your card is full of sunshine and summer fun! I love it! The image is just too cute and the sentiment makes me smile.

    I also love how you used buttons (your favorite embellishment). Awesome!!!

  19. Looks like summer to me! Beautiful inside and out!

  20. Super cute and sunny! I love the image and her cute tummy. You chose perfect colors and papers to work with. Yay us for getting to see your great card!

  21. How cute is that card???!!!! Love the colors and the papers you used....and of course the buttons!

    What a fun card Kelly! Love it ☺

  22. Fabulous Kelly! This card is exactly what I think of when I think of summer... bright, cheery and sunny!

  23. So cute- just wanna hug her!

  24. This is so bright and fun - with a lovely sentiment!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

    Small Bits of Paper

  25. Ohhhh, I just realized where I am!! Hello Kelly! I do hope that all is well with you and that you are enjoying your summer. My life has been crazy busy so I haven't been a very good visitor at all! It's a delight to pop by again!

  26. What a fun card Kelly! I am lovin' these citrus colors and design. Very eye catching. Thanks for playing in our Summertime challenge at Sassy Cheryl's. ~jeni :)