This weeks challenge for 2redbananas is to make a card that reminds you of summertime. I have made alot of those lately haven't I? ;) So here is one that is NOT beach themed this time. Shocked? I know... it will sink in eventually though ;). I chose to use some digi images (I have been backtracking to see who makes them but can not seem to find them :(. I will not give up and as soon as I do I will link it!) The sentiment actually said "You're a sweet friend" but I cut it so it would fit this card better than it did in full. It has been SOOO hot here the past week(s) Close to the 100s and a heat index of 110! Really !!! YUCK! I dread August now, that is for sure! :o) Another reason I chose this image. What better way to cool off than an ice cream cone. If you dont like or cant have ice cream. .. make someone else one and stand in the freezer for a moment like I do (grin). We were able to take the kids to the pool for fathers day and we cooled off then. The water was so nice and it was shaded at that time of day. I have to also share that the ocean was so calm it was almost eerie. I took several pics, there was only one wave breaking right on the edge. The rest of the ocean was completely still. No waves, nothing. It was something I have never seen before. Beautiful, yet kindof creepy. I wondered at that moment if Christ was returning ... really! I wish you could have seen it in person. OK, Back to the card: I colored the ice cream cones with my prismacolor pencils and OMS. The papers are all scraps or RAKS. The BG pink and brown paper is by American Crafts. I used my swiss dots cuttlebug folder and my Martha Stewart border punch for this card. I also used the sketch created by Sketch Saturday for this card. It was a beautiful sketch, don't you agree?
OK, can anyone tell I am hem hawing and writing a bunch of babble? For one I NEED my coffee and another I am literally bouncing off the walls. I really can not even begin to tell you how excited I am!!! Adela added a comment to one of my cards today that told me to check out the Hanna forum on SCS. I did, hands shaking the whole time, and guess what?!?! I got chosen to move on to round 2 in their guest DT call! YAY!!!! I am beaming! Shocked, embarrassed, amazed, humbled... so many emotions all in one night! WOW!!!! I really will not be able to sleep tonight. I just can not believe I was chosen! EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!! :o) OK, off for coffee :o) Love ya!!! Be sure to come back tomorrow for the next ICS sketch challenge:)!!!