Summertime Fun-time!

Today is such an exciting day!
First, it's PROM! 
 My second daughter and her date are heading off in a limo in a few hours with 14 of their closest friends for a night of dancing, magic and
memories!  They will be gone for the weekend, staying a condo right on Miami Beach ... literally opening the French doors to a crystal blue pool, surrounded by sand that leads straight to the beach!
I love, LOVE this group of close-knit kids,
most whom have been friends since elementary school. 
My dd's date is her bestie and they are just so much fun together ~ he asked her to prom with her doggie, saying Prom would be "Ruff" without her - cute!
We called it her prom pup-osal! 
She's a vision in her dress and after today's hair, make up, nails and all things girlie, this momma is gonna cry! :*)
 I will try to share some pictures in a few days.
Second, it's also the 15th of the month, 
the day that the Dueling Darlings post our cards with a chosen theme.
This month, our hostesses were Carol for Team Divas
and April for Team Dazzlers and their theme:  Summer!
Carol sent us a fun kit with a twist:  Create anything but a card!
She even included with the yummy assortment of papers and ribbons
a darling little kraft box.  And I have an idea for that box (stay tuned!)
So I made a recipe card!

 Since I wanted to use the super cute SU! watermelon image and papers Carol sent, I paired it with a sheet in the same package that I happened to have ...
I didn't want to use up all of Carol's papers just yet -
I have plans for those and that box :)
 This recipe card will be part of a book I've been making for my oldest daughter
who is studying early childhood education, specializing in behavorial disorders and special education.
As you may know from this post and  others, I've been putting together
a recipe book for my daughter to take with her when she's on her own/married.
I'm also making her little keepsake recipes for sensory play, like this watermelon scented moon sound (it's cloud dough!)
She made this during the Fall with pumpkin scent and it was a HUGE hit
with the Kindergarten class where she works after school ♥
 You can find the recipe here on this site, where I found it originally.

Carol's image and her watermelon papers and shimmery ribbon were a perfect reason to get this recipe card printed and ready to add to her book!
Thank you, Carol!
I can't wait for my daughter to see it and hope I did justice to your image/
Summer theme ♥

Be sure to peek at the rest of the Divas creations using the SU! stamps.
I literally can't wait to create with the rest of mine!
And, you can stop in and see what the Dazzlers will create with the Summer theme, too - you can find both teammates in my blog sidebar!

Is it summer yet?! :)

Big hugs, Bigger Blessings!


  1. Kelly, your recipe card is so cute - and perfect for the summer theme and the watermelon image Carol sent. WOW! Love it! And I'm sure your DD is going to treasure the recipes you are putting together for her!

  2. Yummy!! And what a fun idea to include in a book for your DD. You are amazing, Lady! xoxo

  3. As cute as can be and useful too! That's a great idea to make for your daughter. Someday she'll absolutely love looking through it and then making so many wonderful dishes.
    Oh my....prom night! How exciting and I know she's beautiful in that prom dress - and beautiful otherwise too!

  4. What a fun recipe card!! Those little faces are so sweet!! Your daughter will treasure the book you are putting together for her!! And I hope your second daughter has a wonderful time at prom!! It sounds like an exciting evening ahead!! Have a great weekend :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  5. Aww, your color palette is always bright and cheery. What a fun activity for little kids. I'll have to try your watermelon concoction for my 5 year old niece! She loooves pink!

  6. Oh, Kelly, what a sweet and wonderful creation. I should have been visiting your blog more often to be aware of the wonderful recipe book you are putting together for your DD! What a wonderful gift that she will treasure and sure to become a family heirloom.Love the papers, image and ribbon you used to enhance this fun recipe! Just awesome! Big hugs to you and to your DD for her chosen career path!

  7. Love the bright colors! My kiddos will want to try this recipe! Too cute! :)

  8. this is out of the ball park, gorgeous!!!

  9. Oh Kelly what a colourful, juicy looking card makes you feel happy.
    lorraine x

  10. Oh what a wonderful idea for your Daughter, Love it, just right for us on MAWTT this week, Thanks for joining in this week, Love Hazel (Didos)

  11. Oh Kelly - how fast your girls are growing up - DD2 looked fabulous in her photo, and what a good Mama you are preparing a recipe book. Your page looks a joy for her to receive.

  12. Your daughter's prom weekend sounds just like my youngest granddaughter's! Magical memories!

    I love your fabulous watermelon moon sand recipe card!

  13. Kelly your recipe card looks really adorable and super fun with the Summer-like colors!! This can make you feel so happy indeed!! Thanks for sharing! ;)

  14. Too fun and very clever! Love the happy colors you used and such a thoughtful gift!

  15. Oh my goodness Kelly, what a great idea....I'll have to make some of this up for my grandbabies....what fun they will have. (another little girl due in Sept) I'm sure when they all play together they will love to share in the fun. You did an amazing job on the card....love, love, love it. I am looking forward to seeing prom pictures of your beautiful dd...
    Way to go on this challenge my sweet friend... (hugs).

  16. Awesome Job my Friend. I love the design and your project will be such a keepsake by your daughter. Wonderful Mom!!!!!

  17. Such a great creation. Love your design and I'm sure your daughter will love your recipe book too. Hope they all had a great time Prom!

  18. What alovely post Kelly and a lovely make for your daughter! I always thought I would have a daughter but it wasn't how it happened!
    Lovely memories are being made I'm sure!

  19. What a cute idea, and love the colors!

  20. Adorable! Love the colors you used! Very pretty! Love the flowers! Thanks for joining us at Simply Create Too!

  21. Oh Kel, I bet your daughter and her friends had the best time ever! would love to see some pics. Your recipe card is super cute!

  22. Great "recipe" for a fun summer activity. I absolutely love the bright, vivid colors!

  23. I hope your daughter had an excellent time! This recipe book idea is awesome! Your page is fantastic!
    Thank you for joining us on the Lots of Layers Challenge at Wags 'n Whiskers!
    Yolanda DT

  24. What a fabulously fun recipe card Kelly.

  25. super cute recipe card! love the bright colors :) and how wonderful to send your kiddo off to prom... my kids have another 5+ years until i have to deal with it!!

    lovies, =o) kel

  26. What a beautiful and fun recipe page! Your daughter will have quite a special collection in no time!

  27. I hope they had a wonderful prom! I don't know how you do it. The day I let my babies go....I just can't think about it! And your book is such an awesome idea. Love your little recipe and I'm actually going to give it a try this summer!

  28. I have always wanted to put together a recipe book. Love the layout. Great inspiration.

  29. Cute recipe card...and great idea to put a book together for a gift!

    When my daughter lived at home...she would say she didn't like my cooking...(cooking has never been my favorite thing!) but in her third year of college...when she shared a small apartment with some of her classmates...she asked me if I would get together some of my recipes for her to use...(I guess she did like some of it! LOL!)

  30. I love your recipe card and a fab idea to put a book together for your daughter- that will be such a blessing for her and a keepsake as well! Congrats on Prom- cute way to be asked- and the house on the beach sounds delightful!

  31. I love your recipe card and a fab idea to put a book together for your daughter- that will be such a blessing for her and a keepsake as well! Congrats on Prom- cute way to be asked- and the house on the beach sounds delightful!

  32. Prom - wow - what a great time! Treasure every minute....They grow up so fast after high school. Hang on tight!

  33. I love that you're making these recipe cards for your daughter. I wish my mom had passed on a few of her recipes before she passed! Your daughter will value the time and effort you put into these for many years. And they're just so cute!