Thursday, June 5, 2008

Simple days of summer

School is finally out! I had such much I wanted to get done before the kids were home....not a thing did I get done! Oh well, I love having my kids home! We are spending most days at the pool. We are blessed to have two friends with pools and a membership to the YMCA so, we always have somewhere to swim. Oh yeah, and there is the OCEAN! I'm a bit of a chicken when it comes to large bodies of water and my children. It is WAY better now that they can all swim in one way or another. Ben is still a shallow water swimmer, but he does pretty good. I used to be in a constant state of panic when my kids were near water. I'm not sure why, I spent all my summers as a kid in the pool but...there it is!
I made this easy card the other day in one of my stampin moments....that is all I get these days....and I really like it! The card base is barely banana with the flowers stamped in Versamark. I layered a strip of Ginger blossom DSP across it and then used a die cut flower and circle layered with an inked chipboard heart. The words are from the set Stem Sayings. They are meant to be the stems to the flowers in Pick a Petal, but I think I have only used them for that once. I just love them tho!
I have some blog candy I would like to pass along to someone, check back tomorrow for more information!
Have a great summer day!


Arcticstamper said...

This is a great card. I've been debating about the stem sayings for a long time. I may just have to break down and get them.


Gina Wrona said...


That is just fabulous, and I love the verbage, it is so perfect!

My kids don't get out until June 11th! I know what you mean about the water, when they were little I took them for swimming lessons. Let me tell you, those lessons sure eased my mind, kwim?

Take care,

AnnaLee said...

Hey Beckie,
It was so great to see that you have a blog. If you go to Wendy Robertson or to Sharon Horrocks blogs you can click on our family blog.

It is great to see your children and how they have grown up. Keep in touch.

Tyler and Amanda are in year round school so they don't get out until June 27th. Ben is out and headed for High school next year.

I am looking forward to Derek being in school even if it is part day as they don't have all day kindergarten here.

Lynn Mercurio said...

Loved your comment about how black and white used to be the standard and now it's chic! How right you are, and your cards prove just how very chic black & white can be. Awesome job!