Thursday, June 12, 2014

In the good ol' summertime

Yep, it's almost officially summer...yay!  This is going to be a fabulous summer and I'm ready for it to begin.  So, to kick things off the crafty way, I've got some cards inspired by the impending solstice.  These are samples from a class I'm teaching at the end of June.

Most of these cards' simple beginnings came from my giddy love for the patterned paper I've incorporated.  They're just so whimsical and fun, and they sparked summer memories for me.

This card reminds me of our camping trips to the Sierras when we were kids.  We started out with tents and quickly graduated to trailers (whew!)  These Lawn Fawn stamps and dies really make me happy.  I colored the car black cherry because that's the color of my current little Prius...mixing old and new.  I grew up in the 70's, so wacky, wild colors were "in".  Love the critters on this paper!

Lawn Fawn and Jillibean Soup

This super simple card below (I squealed when I saw this paper) makes me think of the Lucy and Desi movie The Long, Long Trailer.  Can't you just picture Ethel and Lucy popping their heads out of these vintage campers?!

Jillibean Soup, Fresh Squeezed Stamps, Lawn Fawn, Silhouette

Thanks for stopping by and I'll have more to share soon.  I hope you're looking forward to a wonderful summer -- it's on its way!



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5 comments:

  1. Love both of these cards Shannon--yes summer is finally here!

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  2. What great use of those fun pattern papers!

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