Wednesday, June 9, 2010

SDC9: What Does Summer Mean to You?

It's my turn to host the Stampotique Designers Challenge again this week - what better way to celebrate my birthday!! With the official first day of summer fast approaching, I challenge you to bring the heat with a creation reflecting what summer means to you. We hope you'll get fired up about this sizzling challenge and join in for a chance to win a smokin' hot $15 Stampotique gift certificate!! You may use any stamps that spark your inspiration.

Here's the long card that I created for this challenge. We live beside a lake, so summer typically involves a lot of daydreaming on the doc with friends, baking in the sun (ick!) and swimming to beat the heat! Summer here is a magical time with everything blooming, dragonflies flitting, butterflies fluttering, hummingbirds zipping around and the bees hard at work. Isn't summer a busy time for all creatures?!!

Image: 9127 Beauties by Stampotique
Sentiment: 7144 Magic by Stampotique
Paper: Summer Soiree by Fancy Pants Designs
Ink: Mustard StazOn by Tsukinenko

"A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken."
James Dent


  1. I love the idea of just dipping in and out of a lake all summer. Your card is beautiful.
    Happy Birthday xxx

  2. Beautiful card-love the main image of the girls and the colors are gorgeous. Hope you have a wonderful Birthday!

  3. Happy Birthday! Your daydreaming card is great.

  4. Ahhh...summer breeze...your card makes me think of that song! Beautiful card Val!
    Kim P.

  5. Your card is great!! The sunshine color really makes the summer going and the bathing girls too :)

    Happy birthday!!

  6. Fantastic card, love the colours you used Valerie! Happy birthday! x

  7. Lovely Summer card, beautiful colours and beautifully put together. Have a fantastic birthday, Tracy Evans x

  8. Beautiful card, Val! I'll have to get mine done soon for the challenge...there really needs to be more hours in the day, though! lol

    Happy Birthday, again! It was so nice to get together a couple of times over all our Gemini birthdays! Big hugs! :)


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