Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Sisterhood of Crafters - Summer Vacation

Hello dear friends!
Wow!  Time is sure flying by!
It's already time for a new challenge over

The theme today is a fun one ...

Summer Vacation!

Hubby & I went on an awesome vacation this year which took nearly the entire month of May!  Australia, New Zealand, Tonga, Samoa, Bora Bora & Tahiti  It was AMAZING!!!    Everyone who knows me is aware that I do NOT like to wear shoes!  I am definitely a FLIP FLOP kinda gal!!   My motto is 'No Snow, No Shoes'!!!

A couple summers ago while visiting my BFF Diane (Nellie's Nest), we were shopping in Shipshewana, IN and found this fun 6x6 paper pack by PhotoPlay called  'Summer Daydreams'.  The shorts & flip flops are by Cheery Lynn Designs and the sentiment is by Impression Obsession.

Aren't those flip flops cool?
Not sure how they are going to look after being flattened in an envelope
but hopefully the recipient will understand and 'spring them back up'. 

I've used the same paper for my flip flops & shorts.  However, to make the shorts stand out better against this beautiful but busy background, I decided I needed to do some matting!  So, after using bakers twine to create my swim trunks tightening strings, I adhered the shorts to lime green card stock and fussy cut around the shape.  That wasn't quiet enough so I adhered them to a scrap of black card stock and once again fussy cut around to create depth & dimension.

I also die cut my sentiment twice and off set the letters to create a 'shadow effect'.

I hope you'll come join in our challenge fun at The Sisterhood of Crafters!
My 'sistahs' have created some fabulous creations to help inspire you ... 
be sure to pop over and check them out!

Challenges to share in:
Ellibelle's Creative  Moments Wednesday Challenge - Summer
Crafteezee Shop Summer Challenge
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Dream Factory Challenge #58 - The Beach

As always, thanks SO MUCH for taking the time to stop by!


Olga Jewell said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

scrAPpamondo said...

Fabulous Summer feel on your card, so happy!! Amazing design!

Debbie Mageed said...

Oh, Darlene, you are such an enabler! I have a daughter who is a "no snow, no shoes" girl and that sentiment is perfect for her. Your card is so cute! I love the designer paper and the fussy cutting was well worth it for those shorts. So glad you liked my challenge, Sis!

Verna Angerhofer said...

This card has all the fun elements of summer on it. Wonderful colors as well and a great card design. I love it!

Glenda Brooks said...

So fun and happy! Love those flip flops!

Donna Phelan said...

Oh this is just FUN all over! I love those jams and your flip flops! Summer fun, indeed!

Laura's Craft Closet said...

Nothing says fun like flip flops!! This has summer written all over it :)

Marge said...

Fabulous card, Darlene! Love the fun patterns and diecuts . Thank you for joining the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!


Ellibelle said...

A perfect summer card Darlene, loving the fun papers and sketch. Thanks so much for sharing at Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday challenge!

Doris Klein said...

LOL - what a cool and funny summer creation, girl!!! I love the shorts and the flip flops. Perfect!!!

Thanks for playing along with our Dream Factory Challenge and good luck!

Hugs and please come back soon!
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Gwendolyn said...

What an amazing design!! Those flip flop straps look like the real thing. Are they just paper? You're so creative Darlene! Hugs, Gwendolyn

Leslie Miller said...

Is that not the most perfect sentiment for you? And those shorts again -- ack! So cute! Love your whole card. Sure been enjoying summer this year!

Tina Bastel said...

Wow, was wunderschön , tolles urlaubswerk, danke dir für deine Teilnahme bei der Traumfabrik, liebe Grüße Bettina