Saturday, July 23, 2011

Just Chillin'

I cannot believe the temperatures so many of you are feeling this summer! My heart goes out to you! I know that when our A/C has gone out during the heat of the summer, it has been horrible! When we lived in Las Vegas, there were those times that we borded the pets and got a hotel room so we could sleep at night in the cool air conditioned room. Hang in there. Just a little tidbit of historical info - when the early settlers to Las Vegas wanted to stay cooler at night, they would wet their bed sheets and sleep outside! If the upper sheet dried during the night, they rewet it again so that they could stay cool - ER.

I've been working on a couple of cards. I'd like to share one with you today. It's in honor of those of you who are hot or on a diet! Go figure. The two are NOT connected at all! LOL

Here is Miss Tilda staying to keep cool while NOT watching her waistline! It's weird. The actual colors in my original photo are much more intense. When I uploaded them to post here, they got all washed out. I'll never understand. *sigh* I colored the image w/ distress inks, added some little ribbon bows to Tilda's pig tails, and added some pretty flowers and glittered accents. The rhinestone heart is a pale blue set in silver. Tilda is elevated on pop dots. I added additional glitter around the edge of the paper on which Tilda was painted. I also used a MS border punch behind the scene.

Here is the inside of the card:

The top half features a punched circular border as well as a horizontal punched border. I cut the banner from glittered cardstock in a pink that matches the borders and the ice cream dish. The bottomhalf repeates the punched borders and also adds some fuchsia branches tucked under a leafed rose and bow.

I really enjoyed creating this card. It all came together so well. Some cards just flow so easily while others seem to create bumps in the road to completion!

Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope that you will come back again. If you would like to leave a comment, please do, do, do! I so love that you cared enough to leave a little love. Each one is so uplifting, appreciated, and what keeps me moving forward. I so appreciate you for visiting and leaving them.

Have a wonderful weekend!


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

1. Magnolia Stamp Lovers (ends 6/31) - Summer Colors

2. Little Miss Muffet Challenges #14 (ends August 2) - Summer

3. Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge #41 (ends July 28) - Summer

4. Just Magnolia - What's Cooking

5. Stamp Something Challenges(ends July 28) - Something Embellished

6. Totally Gorjuss #90 - Punch or Die


Jackie Thomas said...

Wow Chris. You've blown me away with this card. It's absolutely amazing. I love every gorgeous detail. Hope this finds you well.
Hugs xo

paola said...

So bright and cheerful, love the ice cream trolley that you teamed up with our little Tilda and that paper is perfect! sterling work as per your usual style of stunning!

RenateKreativ said...

What a great card, I love your paper and Ice trolley.
Have a nice sunday
Hugs Renate

Peggie said...

Great card. Love Tilda's bows.Such a cheerful card.

Riet said...

So beautiful card Chris,I love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Karen's Fun Blog said...

So very pretty! : )

Beth said...

Adorable card, Chris! Love cute Tilda, the ice cream cart, and the perfect papers you've used!

Barb Hardeman said...

Oh, what a sweet treat this card is. It's such a happy card and your details are fabulous, right down to the tiny bows in Tilda's hair. Of course the only thing to do on a hot day is eat ice cream. Don't the two go hand in hand?

Rene said...

Thanks for that...I feel MUCH cooler! LOL!
This is SO cute! Just love your papers and design...and the inside is just as cute! Love that ice cream!
So now I can run to Dairy Queen with the girls and blame you, right? :D

Christina C. said...

OMG, Chris, I'm looking at this yummy card after stuffing my face with two ice cream bars....feeling sooooooo guilty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hon, this card is absolutely phenomenal...inside and out!!!!
You really outdid, love it!!!!!!

Cami said...

Oh Chris, this card is just too darn "cool!" Love the yummy DP and all the fun embellies you used! It makes you want to eat an ice cream! So cheerful and summer-y! I love this!
Hugs, Cami

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card ,Love the bright colours!
Hugs Julie P

Candy said...

Hi Chris,
I just love your card.
It is so bright and happy :o)
I also enjoyed your bit of history,
Hugs, Candy

Louise said...

Fantastic summer card, great choice of colours and love the scene you created

Suzanne J Dean said...

Aww how cute is this Chris--love the bright cheery colors and fabulous background. Just makes ya smile! It is HOT isn't it? LOL--but I can't complain I like it better than winter!


Suzi said...

A wonderful summery card, love those vibrant colours and the design. Superb detailing.
Suzi x

Only By His Grace said...

Beautiful card Christine.
I love all the bright colors. super job and greazt layout.
Hugs Maz

Francy said...

wow this is a sweet card. I love the stamp but I love the paper that you used are very happy card.

Sharon Keanly said...

Oh Chris, your card is absolutely delightful... a sign of what we can expect within the next 3 months, as we're still in winter. Gorgeous papers, love that ice cream trolly and Tilda's cute ribbons in her hair. Great attention to detail here. Wow! Good luck with the challenge. hugs Sharon x

Sandy said...

OMG OMG OMG! Chris this is absolutely delicious. Waistline, what waistline? I haven't had a waistline in 100 years. Your card is as perfect as it gets and I LOVE the inside. You are one talented card maker.

Jean said...

Chris, so this is the other card you were talking about. It is so perfect, so cheerful and colorful and so refreshing.. so much to see and so many things to do and just the perfect card for our "HOT" summer days... You did a great job on your coloring and your layout... Gorgeous card.

Cindy2 said...

Love your ice cream cart - where did you find it? Your colors and embellishments are wonderful. Thanks so much for sharing your talent with the MSL "summer colors" challenge and we hope to see you here again soon.

Elle said...

Bright and beautiful! I LOVE the ice cream cart and Tilda is colored just perfectly. Great dp, too!

Kathy Gerace said...

What a cute, cute, cute card!! I can almost taste the ice cream! Wonderful job coloring and getting all those delish embellies together.

Pam Sparks said...

What a sweet treat card Chris! We loved the ice cream truck when I was growing up! Nostalgia! Your Tilda is fabulous with your ice cream stand! Adorable coloring and creating! Made me smile!

cathylynn said...

OH Chris this card is YUMMY!!!!! I'm loving everything you put into this project. So much color and detail. A magnificient beauty for sure!!!! The ice cream cart is perfect. May I order two sundaes please to go ??? Love it!!!!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Linda said...

Wow Fabulous Fantastic, Gorgeous colors Chris!!!! Wow what a truly wonderful card!!!! These colors come out so bright!!!!! What a wonderful job you did on this!!!!! Way to go!!!!!

Cricket said...

Awesome card. Love it!

cabio's craft corner said...

How bright and cheerful of this card Chris. Love the pretty dps and the cute and adorable design of your card. So happy and fun :o)

Chrissy said...

A gorgeous, bright, summery, card.
Beautiful colouring..

Thanks for joining in with us at ‘Fussy and Fancy’
Challenge this week. Good luck.


ChickieChirps said...

This is such a beautiful bright summery yummy card Chris! I love the colours!

Thanks for joining us for the Summer challenge at Little Miss Muffet stamps!


PS I found my photos got washed out if I uploaded directly to blogger, so I upload them first to Photobucket (using a free account) and then just link them to blogger...

bettand said...

This is such a gorgeous and bright summery card. Want some ice cream please;) Thanks for playing at Totally Gorjuss this week and good luck. Bettina

tina said...

colourful this definatly it inside and out it's yummy only wish we were having some sun fed up with the weather...

Sharon Caudle said...

Super sweet card, Chris! Love the bright colors and it's such a happy and fun card! Awesome work!!
hugs, Sharon