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Saturday, July 5, 2008

Summer Card

Hey All! Hope you all had a safe and happy 4TH. I took the boys to the Carmelfest (local 4TH celebration). I had a funnel cake with strawberries, and I got them each a jumbo corn dog which they loved! They were show stoppers while they were there with dozens and dozens of people stopping to ask what breed they were and how beautiful they are. I was one proud daddy!

So, all that leads up to the card I'm posting today. After going to the 4TH celebration, I was in an "I love Summer" mood so I thought I'd make a summer card. Here it is:





Summer is all about bright colors and cool tropical drinks, and just having a good time! I got this new set of stamps last week, and loved the little drink glasses so I thought they would be perfect for this card. I colored each drink with my colored pencils, and shadowed the glasses at the bottom with a grey colored pencil as I have seen so many of you do. I like how it gave them more dimension. See? I'm learning from all of you and I thank you for that! I then added a thin line of glitter on the rim of each glass to make it look "sugared". You can see it a little better if you click on the picture above.
So, that's it today. I'm really going to try to post new cards every couple of days. I'm feeling so inspired by all of you and really want to start "producing"!

One last thing. . .I wanted to thank Jane Scossie (my blogging buddy in Australia) for nominating me for the award that I have listed up there on the right. It is my first award from anyone and meant a lot to me! If you get a chance, visit her site. She has beautiful page layouts and cards, and shares great photos of her family (and she has a beautiful family). She is very sweet!

That's it for this one! Take care all. I LOVE the fact that you come visit and I appreciate it so much! Don't forget the pic of the week below. It is from last night's fireworks show. I've never done "night shooting" before, and my pics did NOT come out the way they should have. HOWEVER, they came out quite interesting. I did not know until now that when you are using the "fireworks" mode on my camera, you should use a tripod to keep the camera steady. Well, you'll see from the photo below what happens. But I think the "effect" is kinda cool! Enjoy!


Best,

Curt O'Brien
"God help me be the person my dog thinks I am."

16 comments:

Tammy Hershberger said...

Hey Curt, this is awesome! I LOVE the bright colors! Great summer card!

Denise said...

Such a cute card Curt. Love the colors, so refeshing looking.

mochamama said...

Hi Curt, thanks for stopping by and visiting! This card is way cool and I love your boys!!!!!!Our little girl is five and she is part Lab/German Shepherd......she owns our house and is so sweet to let us live there.

DeeDee said...

Hey Curt!!! THANKS for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment!!! You know what.....that is one COOL card you have there...oh man it screams SUMMER!!! Oh and BTW....I'm glad to know that since my fireworks shots turned out like that too....you being the excellent photographer that you are....it must be okay...LOL...very neato shot!!!! Have a great weekend!!

Janine said...

What a fabulous card!! Those colors are perfect!!

Holly said...

Love this card even though I don't love summer! Just found your blog while blog hopping and liked what I saw! Maybe you'll visit mine sometime.

Holly

Deb Neerman said...

WoWZa, Curt, this card is awesome!!! Great job!

Annapurna said...

Beautiful card. Love your pictures. Thanks for stopping by mine and for the lovely comments.

JUSTANSA said...

Curt,
I LOVE your firework photo...sooooooooooo cool. I wish I thought of bringing my camera out and taking pictures ...NEXT YEAR! :)

Sue at StampnDaly said...

I love the vibrant colors. I will visiting more. Love your photography too!

The Rubber Maid said...

Love the fireworks shot, it is amazing. Looks like lightening going crazy. So when do I get my summer drink???? I'll take any one of them, they look very inviting. That's a fun card. Hope all is well in your neck of the woods. Pat

Jodie said...

your card is so cute and the picture is awesome...shake the camera more often...cool effects.... thanks for sharing

Scossie Jane said...

Hi Curt, thanks for your comments about me on your blog, it was a pleasure to give you the award, well deserved. Your cards are truly inspirational, love them - this summer one is gorgeous, love the colours, well done, love Scossie Jane xx

Lologrl said...

awesome summer card, boyfriend!! love the bright colors, and yes - it is soooo summery!!! too cute about your doggies being the center of attention - I bet you were super proud, I would too, your doggies are gorgeous!!! I love this week's photo that you've posted. I wish my fireworks photos came out like that - mines was just a big blah!!!

I tagged you... na, na, na, boo-boo.... come on over and see for yourself!!

http://expressivelyme.blogspot.com/2008/07/i-rock-iive-been-tagged.html

hugs,
Jen

Sue said...

Love, love love this card...down to the layout and the wonderful colors! Definately going to have to case this one!

Juliann said...

Love the bold colors!