June 3, 2009

Summer Days...

Ahhhhhh, the lazy days of summer.....just sittin' in a lawn chair at the beach.....oh wait.....we don't have a beach, we're in Kansas! Well, the thought was nice though and I still love to sit around in my favorite lawn chairs. My favorite is to sit out and visit with my folks in the drive in the evening. We talk about the weather, the gardens, the farming, the ballgames, etc. Fun times!



My girls were coloring some of Karen Lockhart's Beach Chair images the other day so I thought I might as well join in on the fun. I colored the chair stripes in bright colors to match my Cosmo Cricket Snorkel patterned paper. Main image is finished off with some Papertrey Ribbon, buttons, machine stitching and some glitter. The little snippet of cardstock under the main image is adorned with another sentiment stamp from Karen Lockhart.
Here's a close up of my main image.
And here's the Copic Sketch markers that I used.

I hope you're enjoying your summer days......even though it's not officially summer yet for a few more weeks. My sister is coming to stay with us for a few days so I'm scrambling to clean, wash bedding, cook and stamp! By the time the girls' softball games roll around tonight, I am SO GLAD to be able to sit down for the day...in my favorite lawn chair...with a little cooler full of cold drinks that I use for my foot stool. Let the good times roll.

12 comments:

Karen said...

Love the colors. Did you crimp the bottoms of the papers? It reminds me of an awning. Really cute card.

Cheryl O said...

How cute, Michelle...very inviting! Makes me ready for summer with those colors.

patriciad said...

Looks very relaxing. Not at all like the chair I'm sitting on right now. At my desk. At work. Ugh. I like your chair MUCH better..

Dottie K. said...

Oh to be sitting at the beach! Love the card and those colors. Have fun at the game. Enjoy your time with your sister. :)

Becky said...

This is so cute, I love the colors and love how you did the ribbon, just lovely.

Jana said...

Make you want to go out and sit in that chair! very cute

Neighbor_Nancy said...

Come to our beaches in NC and stay with me - we'll stamp the nights away!

Mel said...

Dang Mishie, does your talent ever end?! LOVE THE COLORS!!!!

dolcreations said...

What a colourful card! As always love your work. Summer seems to be taking its sweet time coming here to Ontario...It has been so cold!

But if we keep making lovely cards like yours maybe it will eventually come!!!

Have a great day!
Christine

Anonymous said...

I have been "stalking" your site for quite a while now and LOVE your work. I am fairly new to the card making thing (with a couple years of scrapbooking under my belt) and am still building up my supplies. I have the Stampin' Up markers but while they are great for some things, I have noticed that they do not have the range of color or depth that the Copic markers you use seem have. I have looked at the Copic website and noticed that there are several different types of markers and that all of them are pretty pricey. I live in Alaska and won't be able to try them out first so could you please tell me which set is the best suited for a pretty simple card maker and scrapbooker. I want something that is good quality and will do the job I need them to do. Thanks for all your card ideas. You're awesome!
Kris Arnold

Wendi said...

Just adorable as always! I am soooo ready for those lazy summer days. We have a few days of school left here in Sounthern California. Can't wait to relax and enjoy! Thanks for sharing and Happy Summer to you!

Shirley Ann said...

Can you tell us all about the Just Rite stamp system that we see so often in your creations? Is there a base and then the addition of accessories?

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