Friday, June 17, 2011

Sweet Summertime

Summertime is finally here
That old ballpark, man, is back in gear
Out on 49
Man I can see the lights

School's out and the nights roll in
Man, just like a long lost friend
You ain't seen in a while
And can't help but smile

And it's two bare feet on the dashboard
Young love and an old Ford
Cheap shades and a tattoo
And a Yoo-Hoo bottle on the floorboard

Perfect song on the radio
Sing along 'cause it's one we know
It's a smile, it's a kiss
It's a sip of wine, it's summertime
Sweet summertime

Yup, it's summertime once again folks, although you would never know it here lol. Our days the last week have been cloudy and cold. But Guylou's Inimitibility has something that should warm you up. Her newest challenge is all about the sweet summertime! All you have to do is make up a card that has the word sweet somewhere on the front...sorry the sentiment with the word sweet must be on the front of the card where we can see it. Otherwise, the choice is up to you on what you want to do. Now when I think of summer and sweet things, I think of a long time friend of mine who was just out to visit me and long summer days spent just enjoying each other's company.
Isn't this image just the best? It's called Leah drinking a cup of coffee and is part of Guylou's Inimitibilities new releases. You can find her here. It just makes me think of settling in for a cup of coffee and a chat when I look at it. I really wanted to do something special with her so I decided to make a Octagonal Easle card. You can find the template for one (as well as others) here.  

The sentiment is from my good friend Tracy, who is part of the DT at Guylou's.

So now onto the all the details on the challenge.

Our host for this challenge is Gina. Her challenge is
1. The word "sweet" visible!!! Not inside the card, but on the face of the card.
2. The theme of the card should be something to do with summer and/or warm weather. Examples: the beach, sun, sand, picnic, summery foods like ice cream or watermelon, bathing suits, flip flops, etc.

Don't have an image from Guylou's you say? No problem, you can use any image, but if you would like to use a Guylou's Inimitibility Image, you can find a whole bunch of wonderful images in her store here.

Will there be a prize you're asking? Well of course there's going to be a prize, and what a prize it is! The winner of this challege will win a $5 gift certificate from Guylou's Inimitibility to spend on anything they like in the store. You will also get the chance to be a Guest Designer on an upcoming challenge!!! How totally fabulous is that? So what are you waiting for...head on over to Guylou's challenge blog. You have nothing to loose and lots to gain!


Uncolored Image - Guylou's Inimitibility
Sentiment on bottom of card - By Tracy (Present Storm), Sentiment on top by me
DP - Create with TLC
Colored with Prisma Scholars and oms and Silver and Pink Metalic Gelly rollers
Flatbacked green pearls - Recollections
Ribbon - From my stash

Challenges Entered:

Pattie's Creations - #24 - Summertime - Inspiration Photo...Friends and summertime
Stampin With the Dragon - Friendship Challenge
Scrap Creations - Anything Goes
The Crafty Pad - Just Because You Can
Pink Room Therapy - Kaboodle Doodles Challenge #71 - Flower Power


Brenda said...

Charlene, what a FABULOUS card!! Thanks for doing such a spectacular job as Guest Designer!! Really lovely card, whoever gets it will love it!!!

Guylou said...

Char... you are such a wonderful artist! Your card is a masterpiece! Loooooove it!!
Thanks for being our Guest Designer!

Moments by Marla said...

Charlene, This card and your blog are just gorgeous. I found that I was already a member of your blog - but it so much more fun and interesting when you know more about the artist.

I love the color combination of pink/lime-green and yellow. Just so bright and fun. Guylou's image is just adorable.

Thank you for sharing and I will be back soon. Hugs, Marla

Kim Kelley said...

I simply love this card! The shape is cool and your colors are so fun! And love you song choice! I have it on my ipod! HUGS to you!

Maggie's Crafts said...

Thank you for taking part in JUST BECAUSE YOU CAN challenge at The Crafty Pad!

Your creation is lovely!:)

So happy you've joined us!


downrightcrafty said...

What a gorgeous creation and thank you so much for sharing with Stampin with the Dragon,
Hugs Kate
I have candy if you are interested

Dawn said...

Such a sweet card! great sentiment!
Thanks for sharing for our Just Because You Can Challenge over at The Crafty Pad this week!
Good Luck
Dawn xxx

Sandi said...

Charlene - Beautiful image coloring, and great color choices for your papers! I never get tired of saying that Easel cards are my favorite style, your octagon is awesome!
Thanks for playing in our 'Summertime - Photo Inspiration' Challenge #24!
♥ Sandi
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

Dragons Lair Designs said...

Lovely Creation thank you for joining us here at the Stampin with the Dragon Challenge Blog.

Hugs Janette
Stamping Dragon Designs

Pattie G said...

Charlene, What a cute card! I love how you used our Summertime/Inspiration Photo theme for this week’s challenge. Thanks for joining us this week at Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge.
Hugs ♥

LindaS said...

Wonderful card. Love the colors so bright and happy. Thanks for joining Pattie's Creations Design Challenge LindaS/PCDT

Rez said...

Beautiful card. I am having a ALOHA sweet blog candy. I hope you would visit me. Thanks!

Sara I. said...

Yay!! Blogger is being nice to me again!!! So happy having you Guest Design for us and you did a fabulous job on this octagon easel!! Love the papers - so bright and cheery. You've shaded Leah beautifully and love all the bling! Awesome sentiment to match! ~hugs

Bev said...

amazing colour combo.. beautiful card... thanks for playing along with Pattie's Creations and hope to see you again next week.. hugs Bev PCDT

Rhonda Miller said...

What a great card. I love the shape. Thanks for joining us at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge.

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