Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Flip Flops + Beach = Summer Fun!

Oh the lazy relaxing days of summer!

Lorie is the hostess of this month's Sisterhood of the Traveling Cards Swap. For the theme, she chose SUMMER! Oh, how I love summer!
She made it really easy for us, too... NO rules. She said, Just have fun, and make sure that the creations reflect what YOUR favorite thing is about summer!!
Oh my! That is wonderful!!!

My card reflects two of my favorite things about summer. One (which I don't get to do very often at all since I live in northern Illinois) is to go to the beach. I'd love to be able to go every week - yet I don't even get to go every summer. Drats! There is just something peaceful and refreshing about walking along the beach and listening to the waves.
The other thing on my card that represents something I love about summer is the FLIP FLOPS! Yes, I love to wear them! I wear them every day it is warm enough to do so.


Digital Image: Creations by Penny Beach Umbrella
Ink: Copic markers
Paint: Scribbles Crystal Gel Sparkle 3D paint
Cardstock: Stampin' UP! Ballet Blue, Green Galore, Real Red, and Summer Sun
Designer Paper: Leisure Arts (beach scene) and unknown vendor (words)
Embellishments: American Crafts Blue Waves ribbon and Eyelet Outlet Beach Ball brad

12 comments:

April said...

Very cute card~~
We have a "beach" here, but I wouldn't dare step onto it barefoot....lol

MiamiKel said...

LOL, flip flops are my every day shoes :) Cute card - love the bright colors! x0x0

Marlene said...

Cute! I don't understand how all you ladies can wear flip flops. Those things between my toes drive me nuts! LOL!

Holly said...

Cute card! Love your wave border! Seeing pictures of the beach is the only way I enjoy it - and I don't own a single pair of flip flops.

momcgw said...

Love this card Jeanette...very cute and it does remind me of summer...I have several pair of flip flops and love them especially in the summer...easy to get off and on...

Judy McMullen said...

Wonderful card, Jeanette! It's a perfect rendition of a great summer day!! BTW, love your new pix and congrats on the great job with the healthy new life style and the weight loss. I need some inspiration and you're it!!!

Mary Ski said...

I lived in FitFlops last summer until I got a brace on my ankle. Now I am only supposed to wear sandals that have a back strap. I do cheat and use FitFlops around the house - without the brace.

Susan said...

What a fun, colorful summer card! Love that beach scene paper and great digi image!
OMGosh I love your new pic and your short 'do! You look great! Congrats on your weight loss success - you're an inspiration to us all! {hug}

Lorie said...

Oh yeah! You nailed this theme, Jeanette! Your papers and ribbon go just perfectly with your beautifully colored image, and the flip-flops are a MUST!! I loves my flip-flops, too! Your card is colorful, fun, and the epitome of the perfect summer day! Thank you so much, and I can't wait to see these IRL!! They're beautiful!!

Love ya,
Lorie

djones said...

Love this card. It is so bright and cheerful and once again you DP is the perfect match.

Inspired By Friends said...

Loving the colors and beachy theme. Great card.

patdrafta1 said...

Cute card! Love the colors!