8.12.2011

U R Special {Friends with Flair Friday}

No, really. You are. Just say'n.

Now, I don't know about you, but I keep seeing people talk about how they are ready for fall weather... and I just have one thing to say about that. I'M NOT!!! I love summer and I want it to last as long as it is willing. We tend to get short summers here in Mass, so I am enjoying the pleasant August weather! So, I decided to stick with Summer for my card today! Are you all cool with that? K. Good. (Yes, I'm assuming you all said yes, because I can't imagine that ANYONE would ever possibly disagree with me, as I am always right on these matters. Just say'n. HA!)

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I started out with several sheets of Echo Park papers from the Summer Days collection. These are just too fun! The stamps are Samantha Walker's Sweet Life stamp set for Unity. I stamped them on the Echo Park paper with Momento inks and added chalk details for a bit of dimension. Oh...and sprinkles, of course. 'Cause ya GOTTA have sprinkles! Just say'n.

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The giant fabulous pink and white ribbon is from May Arts and I {heart} it big time. For reals. I added a simple sentiment sticker from Cosmo Cricket. (Tip of the Day: If you want to add a sticker and give it dimension, use a soft bristled paint brush to brush the sticky back with cornstarch. This will eliminate the stick and allow you to use foam adhesive to adhere your accent. One of my favorite tricks!)

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So, there you have it...my piece of extended summer! So far, so good. Today and tomorrow are expected to be beautiful low 80's kinda days - *sigh* - love it! Let's hold on to summer a long as we can...changes come around real soon and then we're .... (Oh...wait...I think that's sixteen that he was holding on to, oh, well. I prefer summer to sixteen. Just say'n. HA!)

I am also joining in the Scrapp'in It Summer Card Challenge!

42 comments:

  1. Yep you always have to have sprinkles!!

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  2. this is just way too cute--i just bought some ice cream cone stamps! love it!

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  3. That is so adorable! I love, love, love that paper line. I'm not ready for fall, but after 3 solid months of 90+ degree temps, I'm ready for a couple months of 70 degree weather. A cool off would be so refreshing! But the sunshine needs to stick around! :)

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  4. What a fun and colorful summer card. Love the colors and bling you added.

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  5. Super cut card. LOL, summer is not my favorite, too HOT. Im more of a fall and spring gal. LOL..............im glad that our weather has cooled down to the 70's and and low 80's. lovin the cooler weather at night with the windows open instead of all the windows closed and the air conditioner racking up my electricty bill!

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  6. Now you've done it - made me want some ice!! I think I will have to sneak off to the shops later! Hugs, Valerie

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  7. Love the big bow and bright colors!

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  8. I just love ice-cream - it's my cure for everything. This card is SO sweet!! Love that yummy ice-cream cone and the bold bow. So cheerful! Love it!!

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  9. I love This! Can't go wrong with Samantha Walker and ice cream!

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  10. Very cute ... I love the sprinkles!

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  11. SWEET!!! Literally...it is. (seeing how it is ice cream hehe) Ok couldn't resist that one..sorry. I really love all the "color" to this card. So cheery and happy. As far as the summer...well..since ours has been mostly triple digits here, I'm ready for some cooler weather. ^_^

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  12. So very cute. Nice and bright (and full of summer !)

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  13. I love this card. Great cone.

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  14. Super cute! What a great use for cornstarch, too! ;) great tip!

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  15. So cute!!! Love the sprinkles and that papers!!!

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  16. I'm a for-real kinda gal, so I admit I HATE Summer. But I LOVE your happy card! Jen, if ever you design your own line of cards, I truly think they should be called HAPPY CARDS because yours always make me smile! SO DO YOU! Big hugs!

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  17. what fun a cheer card. I love it. We need icecream too. cool us off and the hot weather. Lol

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  18. Love the ginormous bow!!

    {quickly whispers before she runs away} but I can't wait for Autumn.....

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  19. Love all the colors and it's such a 'happy' awesome card! Oooh, that ribbon is FAB too! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  20. Love the card and all those gems on the ice cream... Thanks for sharing. hugs

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  21. I'm with you...I'm definitely not wanting summer to be over. LOVE the card! The chalking looks so fab and the summmery colors are so happy!

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  22. I love your happy summery card!

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  23. Love your card. YUM. I'm not ready, either, but it's because we are having nice weather!!

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  24. Jingle this is super cute!!! Love the ice cream cone!

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  25. That's adorable, I love the sprinkle sparkles! I hate summer though, there's nothing pleasant about it here!

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  26. Your card is fabulous, I love seeing such bright summery colours given we are mid winter here in Australia. I love all the dimension your card has too!

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  27. Ok, this is just adorable and fun and yes screams summer! I agree with you 100% I just moved from Hawaii where it's summer all year and I LOVE THAT! I don't need four seasons I just need warm and sunny! I am not looking forward to winters! Eek!

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  28. Love this card and that ribbon is sooooo rad!!

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  29. Super CUTE card!!! Love that ice cream cone!!! (=

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  30. LOVE the bling on your ice cream cone!! (The big ribbon is adorable, too!)

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  31. Yum! super-de-freakin-duper cute!!

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  32. This is a super cute summer card. We all scream for ice cream!
    I saw your card at Scrappin' It. My entry is #14. Please stop over.
    Krista

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  33. Super cool summer card! Love every yummy bit of it!

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  34. Your card is adorable. Love the sprinkles.
    As for summer, I agree. Keep it here as long as we can. Before you know it Fall will be here and then we all know what comes after that....Winter.EEK.

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