Monday, July 11, 2011

Summer Friends

Happy Summer! I hope everyone is enjoying the summer like I am so far. The weather here in New England has been beautiful so far. We are just having our first days of 90 something degrees here this week. It definitely puts me in a happy mood.

I decided that I would make this card using this adorable image from LOTV. I have had it colored for a while but didn't feel creative enough to make something with it. There were butterflies out in my garden last week and it made me think of the image so I created this fun card. I am giving it to a little boy from school when I write to him to see how he is enjoying his summer. I made it open from the side because he was always asking me why my cards open the wrong way (Hallmark has him brainwashed).

Here are some challenges that fit my card

Aud Sentiments Challenge #32-At least 2 word sentiment
Bearly Mine Challenges #14-Anything Goes
Card Makin' Mamas Challenge #24-Summertime
By The Cute and Girly July Challenge-Things with Wings
Crafts and Me Challenge #42-Favorite stamp or image
Crazy 4 Challenges #95-Summer Theme
Cupcake Craft Challenge #150-Fabvorite challenge #64, 4 legged and furry
Digi Doodles Shop's Best Challenge #66-Butterflies
Dutch Dare Card Challenge #120-Summer Fun
 LOTV Challenge #104-Wonderful Sketch by Donalda
One Stop Craft Challenge #139-Summertime
Paper Playtime Challenge #50-Summer
Stamp something Challenge-Bugs or Butterflies Somethings
Stampin' For The Weekend Challenge #12-Wings and Things
Stempeltraume Challenge #90-Summer
Sweet Stampin' Challenge-Cute and Cuddly
The Crafty Pad Designs Challenge #129-Lots of Texture
The Crazy Challenge #75-Summertime
Totally Gorjuss Challenge #88-Summertime
Fuzzy Wuzzy July Challenge-Get Punchy, corners, butterflies and circles were punched!
Dream Valley Challenge #11-Summer Theme
Happileigh Scrappin' Challenge #30-Critters
Make It Monday #45-Anything Goes
2 Sisters Challenge #47-Summertime Fun

These are all wonderful challenges so be sure to stop by and leave them some love or better yet play along with them!

Thanks for stopping by today to see what I created. I really appreciate all the wonderful comments that you leave for me to read.

Happy Creating,


Happileigh Scrappin' said...

Awe, I love this little critter. Love your card and great layout. Thanks for joining us at Happileigh Scrappin' this week.

Tammy L said...

oh my! this is gorgeous! I love all the shades of green and all the different textures and dimensions. Thanks so much for joining our summertime challenge at the Crazy Challenge this week!
Tammy DT

Lionelsa said...

Adorable colors and the image is so cute.
Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge this week!

Chrissy said...

So cute and beautiful. Love the colouring and sweet image.

Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’


Don’t forget. .if you leave a comment on another entrant, mention that you saw their card on ‘Make it Monday’ for a chance at second prize.. the more you comment on and mention MIM, the more chances at winning second prize.

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

Oh oh oh I love this! The color is wonderful and the image and sentiment are just sooo cute! Thank you for playing in this weeks texture challenge at The Crafty Pad : )

Karen said...

You know I keep sitting on my hands each time I see another LOTV I must have! Hehe. I think my whole Christmas list this year is going to be LOTV stamps!!
A fabulous - fun card hun! xx

Debs M said...

great card, love the colour scheme and lo, and the embellishments are fabulous! Thanks for joining the ‘Butterflies’ Challenge’ at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges
Debbie Dt x
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Michelle Quinno said...

This is so sweet! Love that image. The shades of green are so not you! LOL Love it!

Audrey said...

What an adorable card. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

Julie said...

So stinkin cute! Love the image, papers and design. Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Challenges

Linda Wescott said...

This is lovely, wonderful fresh colours too. Thanks for joining the Crazy Challenge, Summertime week. Hope to see you back soon. Hugs lin

Linda Wescott said...

and also....Thanks for joining the Happleigh Scrappin Critters Challenge, hope to see next week too. Hugs lin

Pop's Cards said...

HI sweetie, this is gorgeous i love the colours that you have chosen, thank you for joining us at Lili of the Valley this week, hugs Pops x x

Faye said...

Oh what a wonderful and cute card, it made me smile! Thanks so much for joining us at Cupcake this week. Good Luck. x

Shirl said...

Wow Mary I haven't been around for ages, silly me look what I have been missing this is delightful. Thanks for sharing with us at Digi Doodles Shop's Best,
Hugs Shirley x x

sara said...

how cute is that little guy !! fab card thanks so much or joining us at dream valley this week
hugs sara x

Crafteezee said...

So cute. Thanks for playing at Crafts and Me. Hugs Tracy x

Lisa Jane said...

Oh what a sweet image - beautiful colouring and gorgeous papers
Thanks for joining us at BTC&G and Make it monday
Lisa x

Lisa said...

That lil guy is TOO CUTE!!! Thanks for joining us at Paper Playtime this week!!!

Cheryl said...

Super cute! I love the design, especially the layer of burlap.

Stop by my blog to check out my blog candy!

Vicky said...

Just too cute sweetie..!

thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' and good luck....!

hugs Vicky xx

Tracey T said...

This is so very sweet and fits our challenge theme perfectly. The Lili of the Valley images are adorable, aren't they and you have coloured this one beautifully. Thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin' this week. Tracey x

Julie said...

Oh my lovely just so cute

Sue said...

Such a bright sweet card. Love all the green on the csrd and the mix of dots and stripes. Thanks for joining us at the Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenge this month.


Sue Nicholson said...

Hi Mary,

Seen your card on MIM, luv the colours and design. I use a lot of Lili of Valley products they are so cute.

Sue N

aqualeiga said...

Lovely card, such great colours and textures. Thanks so much for playing in THE CRAFTY PAD 'Texture' challenge this week...the best of luck! Hugs, Ali x

Zulma said...

Beautiful card! nice image, d/p and embellish. TFS with us at 2SC this week.
Zulma DT

CraftyC said...

Gorgeous card Mary, just love the colours on this. Thanks for joining us in this weeks LOTV Challenge. Good Luck!

Tracey Manderson said...

Oh this is soooo cute! i love the colours! Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine Challenges.

Liza said...

Fabulous work, great image and colours. Thanks for joining us this week at CCC.

Liza x

Kirsty said...

I absolutely love this card! The embellishments; the different cardstock and paper choices - the adorable bear and butterfly!!! Beautiful colouring too. thanks for joining us at Crazy Challenge as well.

Lynne in NI said...

OMGosh, what a sweet summer card! Gorgeous colour theme and fab lay out too! Thanks for playing with us at Dream Valley Challenges.

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Mary this is an absolute delight to see, the image along with your wonderful design and colours of this card are totally gorgeous thank you for joining our challenge at Bearlymine.
Lorraine x

Vicki said...

This is adorable! Thanks so much for playing along at HappiLeigh Scrappin. Good luck!

Made by Mandy said...

What a fabulous image and I love how you coloured it :)

Many thanks for joining in with our Critter challenge over at Happileigh Scrappin' Challenges

Mandy (DT member for Happileigh Scrappin')

Ingrid said...

Very sweet card! I love this cute image.
Thanks for showing your work at The Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenges. Hope to see you again!
Hugs Ing

Denimo said...

What a wonderful card Mary! Love this image and your colors! So glad you were able to join us at Aud Sentiments!

BrossArtAddiction said...

Such a precious card! Love the pretty summery color combo! Great job!

Thanks for playing along with us at "Paper Playtime" and good luck! :D

xx Tracey xx PP/DT

Redrottie said...

i just love this card xx thanks so much for playing along with us at SFTW wings and things challenge xx karen

Amy said...

Thanks for joining the Aud Sentiments challenge!!

Hannapanna said...

This is really lovely. Thanks for joining us over at By the Cute and Girly this month and good luck. Hugs, Hanna