Thursday, June 17, 2010

Summer Celebration!


It's Thursday, so that must mean that it's my day to share a little inspiration for Really Reasonable Ribbons. School is now out here, and summer is getting into full swing. To me, nothing says summer more than getting ready for the 4th of July! My Mom's birthday is on the 4th , so we always have a big family celebration. One of my best memories of this celebration was a couple of years ago at our beach house, (it's on a very small island in South Carolina). Every year, they hold a golf cart parade - and everyone on the island goes ALL OUT to decorate. It just reminded me of a simpler day and time, which was great!
For my card, I used some of the Wired Woven Check Red and manipulated the wires to scrunch the ribbon. I added some bows of America Stripe Grosgrain. The image is one of the newest from Karen's Doodles.

I hope that you will join us for our 2nd ribbon challenge, which is to use ribbon as a border - easy peasy!

Challenges:
Friday Sketchers - sketch
One Stitch at a Time - celebrations
Quirky Crafts- summer
Crazy Challenge - You're a Star
Pollycraft Monday - Inspired by a song - American Pie
Flourishes - embossing
Crafty Ann's - Fly the Flag
Clearly I Stamp - Birthday (for my mom - see above)

13 comments:

shellshearer said...

Gorgeous love the colours just fab
that ribbon is gorgeous
Thanks for joining us at 'The Crazy' this week! good luck
hugs shell xx

Tammy said...

Looks like a fun time...great card!
Thanks for playing OSAAT this week.
smiles...Tammy

Ann Whitfield said...

Fabulous card! Thank you for flying the flag with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

Lisa Lara said...

This is really cute Gini. I love the ribbons with the buttons. Happy Birthday to your mom. So happy you participated in the CIC challenge. Good Luck.
Lisa Lara
Clear Dollar Stamps Design Team

Kelly Schelske said...

Fabulous Gini!!

joey said...

Hi Gini

fantastic cardand fabulous colourwork, what gorgeous images :O) thanks for joining us at Pollycraft

Joey.x

shellshearer said...

Oops didn't notice you had entered OSAAT as well but Thank you and good look lol
hugs shell xx

Jo Davies said...

Such a wonderful 4th July card, love your layout and colouring, I love it! Thanks for joining in at OSAAT challenge this week. Hugs Jo DT Member xxxx

Katie Renz said...

Great card Gini... its so festive. Thanks for joining us for CIC this month.

Dawn said...

Lovely patriotic card, thanks for joining us at OSAAT. x

Love crafts forever said...

I love your card. The image coloured so beautiful. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT. Hugs, Nataliya.

Susan's crafty chaos said...

Oh this is wonderful, thanks for sharing your talent and your memories with us at OSAAT this week!

Silke Ledlow said...

AWWW super beautiful card!!! What a fun patriotic image!!! Your coloring and embossing are awesome!!! Thank you for playing the FTTC with us!!! Hugs ~S~