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!
"God help me be the person my dog thinks I am."