Friday, June 4, 2010

Raise The Bar - Celebrate Summer

Hello Everyone and Happy Friday to you!!!

It's time once again for the challenge over at Raise The Bar!  Today it's all about Celebrating Summer!  As a young girl growing up, we didn't have a lot of money and my parents both worked very hard to give us girls a fun time during the summer.  Many times that just meant packing the three of us girls in the ole' station wagon and going on a day trip somewhere.  We never knew where we'd end up and that's what made it so much fun.  

It was never anything real fancy but my parents always tried to make our fun day out educational too.  I remember once when we ended up at Niagra Falls ... WOW, what a view and would you believe my parents actually set us out in the water on a rock to take our picture!!!  My mother still says she doesn't know what she was thinking ... YIKES!!!  Another time we drove to Washington, D.C. to see the monuments and the cherry trees in bloom ... fantastic memories!!  

Anyways ... here is my card ... created from my memories of those summer time trips.

Please be sure to check out the other wonderful creations by my co-bar tenders!  What a fun challenge ... why not join in!  Just hop on over to our challenge blog to check out all the details.

I'm on my way over to PA to join a group of my 1st cousins for breakfast (there are actually 42 first cousins all together) then headed to my mother's to plant some flowers for her.  Hope the rain holds off!!  Catch you later ... have a wonderful day!!


  1. What a great image! I instantly liked this card. The colors are so vibrant.

  2. Great card, and such wonderful memories shared, Darlene!

    I hope you have a fantastic time with your cousins--I'm sure you will!

    Hope your day is beautiful!


  3. Happy Friday Darlene!!!! What a fabulous card sweetie and awesome challenge!!!! Enjoy your day, big hugs!

  4. Oh Dar! Your post just made my day, as I too have 40+ first cousins. They are all scattered throughout the states and mostly in Hawaii, but what a sweet way to start the weekend! I love this card, what a great vintage way to celebrate a road trip. Thank you for being you and all that you do!!
    Hugs and happy weekend!!

  5. Love the card - I'm sure it brings back memories! :)

    Good thing you didn't slip off that rock, Missy!! I hear it's a long long way down those falls! ;)

  6. wow Darlene...this is one of my favs of yours! You know I love the retro/vintage looks! :) I am doing some major work at my house rite now...hope we can plan a get together one of these days! ;) hugs, jane w.

  7. OH what fun memories and love your card! It amazes me to think of things our parents did years ago! LOL

  8. What wonderful memories and a great card Darlene. I know we haven't had time to chat much, but I wanted to let you know that you and your husband are on my prayer list and I am praying for you. I hope he is doing well. Have a wonderful week!

  9. Great image for great memories - looks wonderful framed in the blue! Hope you a beautiful day : )


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