Friday, July 27, 2012

I Double Dog Dare You Summer Breeze

We have a new group to take crafting to a our limit which we are proudly calling I Double Dog Dare You. I am Double Dog Daring you for our first challenge which we are calling Summer Breeze. Ok, granted, I know the heat hats soared to new heights this summer in some areas but let's have some sweet thoughts of our "Happy Place". Now again, just as a reminder, the only limit to our wonderful creative group will be their creativity!

See the curtains hangin' in the window in the evenin' on a Friday night
A little light a-shinin' through the window lets me know everything is alright
Summer breeze makes me feel fine
blowing through the jasmine in my mind
Summer breeze makes me feel fine
blowing through the jasmine in my mind
See the paper layin' on the sidewalk a little music from the house next door
So I walked on up to the doorstep through the screen and across the floor
Sweet days of summer the jasmine's in bloom
July is dressed up and playing her tune
And I come home from a hard day's work and you're waiting there not a care in the world
See the smile a-waitin' in the kitchen food cookin' and the plates for two
Feel the arms that reach out to hold me in the evening when the day is through
Summer Breeze Lyrics by Seals and Croft

We have a super creative group of ladies that are participating this month as this will be a monthly challenge where the players may change but the creativity is phenomenal:

Participant Blog Addies for Summer Breeze
  1. Lynne Kirsch ~
  2. Kimberly Pate ~
  3. Shelly Lynn ~
  4. Lucy ~
  5. Lisa Peters ~
  6. Edwina Brown~
  7. Anita Cannon~
  8. Miriam -
  9. Janet Smith ~
  10. Jenny~

If you have come to visit me today, I'm honored but I wouldn't want you to miss a single creative spot and would want you to start at the beginning which is Lynne at You should have arrived from my creative accomplice <insert previous blog addie here>

Now, to showcase my creativity, I have for you today a summer themed card!
 I sued the Luau Cricut cartridge for this card. I also inked the coconut with my CTMH ink pad, added the little details with the edge of the ink pad, and used Stickles to add some shimmer! A little bling in the corners, but tried to keep it simple.

This card was inspired by the thought of sitting out by the pool, with the warm breeze, sipping on a tropical drink, just realxing in the sun, with friends. Perhaps a little day vacation away from the mounds of dirty laundry, sink full of dirty dishes, and all of the screaming kids!

With all this being said, sadly, I must let you know I am the last in this this hop!

Stay tuned for next month for I Double Dog Dare YOU on August 25th. If you want to particpate, let either Lynne Kirsch at or Kimberly Pate at where we are going to be challenging your creativity mojo where the only limit is yourself with a theme of "First Readers"


  1. How absolutely adorable, oh, Pool Boy, I'll take another, I'm grooving to your happy place for sure!!! Your card is adorable and I always love a complete recipe to make following sew easy!!! Thank you for participating in our very first DDD You to Create and can't wait to see your future creations to challenges! As always, it is truly a pleasure hopping with you my dear friend!
    Hugs, Love, and Pixie Dust
    Her Craftiness

  2. Very cute card. Love the coconut. It looks so pretty with the straw and umbrella in it. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

  3. Oh, now that is my kind of pool party! Great card!!!


  4. I Love the coconut. It is such a refreshing card. Great job!!

  5. Such a fun card! I love all the stickles!:)

  6. Ooh, fun coconut drink! Gorgeous layout and awesome work! So inspiring!