Monday, June 18, 2012

FOSTV-Summer



Hope you all had a super Father's Day weekend. My husband and I visited with one of our sons over the weekend. The other lives too far away to run for a visit so there was a phone visit with him.

The workers are finishing up in my house today. Hallelujah!!!! A hundred times over. Now, the clean up starts and I don't know where to begin. I suppose I'll start with the floors and work from there. Any volunteers out there to come help me?????? I'll have the cleanest house in town after this because I have to scrub EVERYTHING. If you don't see me for a while, you'll know where I'll be.
I won't have access to my computer today after about 8:00 a.m. I have to leave the house or stay pinned up in a little area near the computer surrounded by furniture from other rooms...NO WAY. I'll be away all day. When I return those guys better be through!!!!!!

The challenge this week at Friends of Speedy TV is Summer. You can do whatever you think is summer-like...beaches, flowers, etc. I'm using a Mark's Finest Papers, A Heinrich Co. stamp set called Black-Eyed Susans for Encouragement and for the sentiment, from the same company, a set called Pussy Willows. I stamped twice, once on dotted paper, cut them out, and popped them on top of the first image.

We hope you'll come over and join us this week. I'm showing the fabulous stamp set that some lucky winner will receive.



Remaining recipe:
Paper: PTI Bitty Dot Basics
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories-EK Success Morocco Lace border punch, orange pearls, Offray yellow/gold grosgrain ribbon

20 comments:

Hussena said...

Beautiful card i love the way you have fussy cut and popped those flowers for dimension..they look so awesome!!...and love the punched border too!!!

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Brenda! I love the bright, dotted flowers and clean design! Hope everything gets finished so you can get back to normal!

cebelica said...

What a beautiful card! Great colour combination! Hugs! xx

Marisa said...

Love the bright colors and that turquoise just pops :) YEAH for the finished house!!! Doing a happy dance for you. Hoping clean up goes quickly so you can enjoy it to the fullest.

Lena said...

This is awesome! The colors and cheerfulness scream Summer. I love it !

Theresa said...

Love the color choices and border for your card. Hope your house is all done soon....know you'll be glad when all is finished.

Dr Sonia S V said...

Love the different elements-- the ribbon, and the lacey paper punch border awesome !

Cheers
Sonia
cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com

Ravengirl said...

What a wonderful card! I love the bright and happy colors you have used here!

Basslady said...

hun, i love the powerful summer-colours...i must say...your card is so refreshing for my eyes...splendid work!

i love your blog so much!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Kathy Bradley said...

Benz,
Beautiful card! I love how you've popped up the pretty flowers - lovely and elegant. Just a thought, but you might think about hiring some cleaners to come in and get the layers of dust up and then you can go in and finesse the cleaning. It's going to be a much bigger job than you think! Good luck!

Angie said...

I love the crisp beauty of this card! Wonderful idea to paper piece the flower!!!! Love it!

Pam~ said...

Gorgeous! Love the summer feel that it has ... brilliant colors!

Good-luck coming home this afternoon!

Emily Keaton said...

I LOVE these bright colors, Benzi!! And the layout of your card is so cool. This is SO cheery!

Beebeebabs said...

Such a beautiful card as always tfs!

Carol L said...

Oh my, those colorful flowers look amazing!! Your card is fabulous!!
If I lived closer, I'd be more than happy to come help you clean up! I can only imagine the mess you have on your hands. Hopefully you'll get a hand from someone nearby :)

Bonnie said...

Love those polka dot Black Eyed Susans and the pretty colors you used! I hope you'll have everything finished and the clean up done soon and will be able to sit back and enjoy it.

Designing with Debbie said...

Great Summer card. So bright and sunny, perfect for the theme.

Lynne in NI said...

Hooray to seeing the back of workmen, Booo to having to clean! (...and of course I'd come and help - if I could have a play in your craftroom after!)
Gorgeous card, lovin your colour theme and pretty flowers.

Joanne (jojot) said...

love the colors of this.....really catches your attention....pretty design and yet lovely in a CAS layout

Colleen Dietrich said...

Love those Black Eyed Susans paper pieced in those particular colors. Clean and simple at its best! Oh, I didn't intend for that to be a pun, but it sure was (the 'clean' part). I don't envy you all the cleaning that needed to be done. Are you exhausted?