Thursday, June 16, 2011

Show Me Some Summer Lovin'!

Its my turn again to host the challenge over at The Friday Mashup and I want to see your summer projects!!

Its June 17 and the first day of summer is just a few days away! Summer in Alaska doesnt last long so folks here take advantage of our 20+ hours of daylight to get out there and squeeze in all the summer activities they can.  For my family that includes fishing, relaxing in the yard, hiking and lots of BBQ'ing. What does summer mean to you? Create a project and show us! Even better, throw in some polka dots....I dont know why but I always think of polka dots when I think of summer! Soo....

This week for the Mashup Challenge, you are welcome to:

1. Create a Summer Theme Project
2. Create a project using Polka Dots.
3. Or "Mash it Up!" and create a Summer Themed Project using Polka Dots!

Check out all the great inspiration from the design team and please, go leave them some love on their blogs! They love to hear what you think of all the projects!

Also, dont forget that we still have the Fan Favorite Contest going on over at the Friday Mashup blog. You have until June 29th to submit your idea, so head over and link up!

For my project I used an image that conveys one of my favorite things to do during the summer...relaxing in the yard! I love to sit in my backyard and watch the birds, or read a book, or watch my kids play on the trampoline. I also love the cat in this image, as I have 2 fat gray cats myself, although they arent allowed to go outside and play.  ((whoa, just had an earthquake as I was typing this out!! Never a dull moment in Alaska! Jut a little trivia...did you know Alaska has more earthquakes than any other US state? Yep, we sure do!))

Supplies used(all supplies SU unless otherwise noted):
Stamps: Peace Within, sentiment from Happy Moments
Paper: Crumb Cake, Baja Breeze, Springtime Vintage DSP, Watercolor Paper
Ink: Black StazOn, Crumb Cake, Going Gray, Basic Gray, Old Olive, So Saffron, Poppy Parade, Elegant Eggplant
Accessories: CB Seeing Spots folder, AquaPainter, ribbon, brads, Pewter Hodgepodge


  1. You're rocking and rolling up there aren't you.. I love that image you chose, perfect for a summer card. Great challenge pick this week, who doesn't love polka dots?

  2. Hi Lisa, thanks for such a bright and cheery challenge this week. I love the soft watercolour that you have on your inspiration card, very pretty.

    Kasey ~ in Oz

  3. That dsp is perfect with that image! And your coloring is fantastic! Fun challenge this week!

  4. Great card Lisa for the challenge this week that you picked, I'm sure I'll have some time to play with it this week. Thanks for sharing your beautiful card with us.

  5. This is so pretty and creative! Love the large dotted embossing. Your watercoloring is perfect!!

  6. Love your Dp with the image. x

  7. Great texture and wonderful colouring make for a beautiful card. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Your coloring is devine! LOVE the image and I love the moose pic on your header. Did you take that pic? I wanted to email you but I can't find your addy. Really I just wanted to tell you how lucky you are to live in Alaska and I hope you get to take a bears picture soon. (you wrote me a great comment about my bear card for the mashup) Take care and here's to another fabby mashup next week. :)


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