Saturday, June 12, 2010

Let the Sun Shine, let the Sun Shine in...

Hello Delightful friends and family!

We are on day two of sunshine here in northern California (the real northern California, I have to add!) We are six hours north of San Francisco and still in California.... can you say ah-ha, that is north! And there is still two hours of driving left to get into Southern Oregon! I'm excited beyond belief that the mud puddles are drying up and we can actually mow the lawn, yahoo!! I hear the lawn mower even as I type.

So, it is definitely time to bring out the barbecues and invite the neighbors over. As my dh always says "if you want friends, you need to make yourself friendly" so I've made an invitation to be neighborly and invite the family next door over for a barbecue! I was inspired by by two challenges. The first one is from Play Date Cafe's color challenge this week and be sure and check out their celebrity guest designer, Courtney Baker, she is the owner and creator of Practicing Creativity stamps.

Raspberry, Aqua, Kraft & White!! Pretty colors! And I was definitely inspired by this Basic Grey paper!


Can you can see how I popped up every other lantern that is paper pieced?

The second challenge is from the That's Krafty Thursday the challenge to use kraft in a card at the Spotted Chick's Blog. Definitely take a look at all the inspiration over there!

Speaking of barbecue's I've got to run! We are heading out to our granddaughters first birthday party and it's a BBQ!! See you later and thanks for looking! Have a blessed day.

Stamps: Unity Stamp Co (Retro BBQ...Sweet Summer Time); Designer Paper: Basic Grey; Cardstock: Bazzill, Neenah, white; Ink: Distress Ink (Broken China) Palette, black; Tools: Nestabilities Label 9; Copic Markers: BG18, W1, R37; EK Success border punch.



  1. I NEVER would have thought to use this theme with these colors but your card is just ADORABLE!

  2. How cute, love those little lanterns! Thanks for playing at the PDCC.

  3. How fun! Love the lanterns, your grill and how you used the colors. Thanks for joining us at teh PDCC!

  4. Oh goodness, this is cute! I absolutely love the treatment on your lanterns, it really brings your card to life.

  5. Very nice Natalie, I love this card and the stamp set.

  6. Great summer card, Natalie! Thanks for playing along with the Play Date Cafe!!

  7. I LOVE it, Natalie! I love all your 3D effects and the stamps of course:) You did a great job with our color challenge! This card def. makes my mouth water for some hot dogs and hamburgers....OOOOOOOH! Love it:) Thanks for joining in the fun at the PDCC:)

  8. Your string of paper lanterns is very effective! Great to have you playing along at the cafe :)

  9. This is just plain CUTE! So glad you entered it at The Play Date Cafe : )

  10. So cute ! I just adore the way you did the lanterns! So creative1