Monday, July 18, 2011

July Summer Bash Blog Hop!!!

Beaches...sailing...swimming...fishing...barbecues...picnics...sun...VACATIONS...

Whoa...what's not to love about July?!!
(OK...forget mosquitoes, sunburns, traffic, and gnats...let's stick with the FUN stuff!)

And...speaking of fun...have you been having the MOST FUN on this awesome

Summer Bash Blog Hop?!! 

If you haven't heard about it, then check out 
Magnolia-licious Highlites Blog for all the details!

If you've arrived by way of my incredibly talented friend, Norma, then you're right on track!! If you started in the middle and would like to catch up...you can start at beginning by visiting Sharon HERE.

So...for my card, I opted to go with a "beach" theme...OK...well, my DPs are from Kaiser Craft's "Seaside Collection" (that's beachy, right?!)...and, since I'm not actually going to the beach for another 6 weeks, I decided that I needed a way to take a "mental vacay"...hehehahahehe! (That's me laughing!!)


Now, I've had this darling little Lovely Tilda for ages...and if she had lips, you'd see that she's laughing!! And this sentiment (from Stampendous) seemed absolutely perfect! Add a little sun...and voila...beach party vacation (a.k.a. ME partying in St. Maarten!!)!! Lovely Tilda and the Sun both came from Magnolia-licious, my "go to" store for all things Magnolia!


I'm having such fun with tent cards lately...perfect for Lovely Tilda, huh?!! 


That's it for me, kids! Oops...almost forgot...
 
MY LETTER IS: “O”
 
OK...now that you've collected all of the letters, hop on back to
Magnolia-licious Highlites Blog for details on what to do next!

Thanks for so much for joining us on our fun Summer Bash Blog Hop!!

65 comments:

Maria said...

OMG, I'm drooling yet again! GORGEOUS tent card hun and I loooooove that sentiment so perfect with this Tilda and that sun and those great flowers. OK I guess I love everything about your card ~ no surprise there! Hugs, Maria

cabio's craft corner said...

Gorgeous tent card Pat. How adorable of this Tilda and the cheery flowers are perfect :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

Aartje said...

What an original but beautyful card did you make. The sentiment is fantastic.
You have inspired me a lot.
Love Aartje
P.s thanks to you and all the other dt members for a fantastic summer bloghop.

Renkata said...

Stunning tent card Pat.
Very pretty colouring and layout!

paperpapier said...

such a cute card!

Suzi said...

Wow! this is adorable Pat, it certainly made me smile, I love this sweet Tilda, she has such a joy about her. Your carddesign and embellies are fabulous. Thank you for the inspiration.
Hugs
Suzi x

Grenouille Greetings said...

Love your big bold and oh so accurate sentiment with this cute giggly Tilda. Love your happy sun in the corner and all of the beautiful flowers with the rafia bow. Perfect card, Pat! I'm smiling already! Hugs, Lesley

Louise said...

Super cute fun card
Louise

NGCARDS said...

This is a beautiful project hun xxx

Teresa said...

Hello there Pat, just hopping by to say what a gorgeous card, I love this happy tilda and your colouring is amazing, have a fab day, hugs Teresa xx

DQ said...

Wonderful tent card, TFS!

Margie said...

What a fun, happy card! I am really liking this tent design!

Lisette Morris said...

It's awesome!! Love the sentiment!

Danielle said...

Hello Dear Pat, OH!!!!!!!!!! Yes... can we have fun, I am all for it. and your Tilda expresses it just very well. Love the 3-D effect, you lovely paper. and wonderful flower cluster. Of Course, Miss Tilda is in beauty.
Love it all. Perfect expression of a summer day.
Hugs.

Kate said...

Lovely card, made me smile!!

** Kate **

*Vicki* said...

Oh wow Pat!! What a darling 3-D creation!! I love your added flowers and sun image!! Beautiful coloring and such a fun sentiment too!! Just a perfect Summer scene!! Thanks for sharing!! HUGS

Monique said...

How cute is this !

Hugs Monique

Vivi Casale said...

oh.. what a cutie!!
xxx

Angela said...

Gorgeous card Pat! I love the image you chose to use and your beautiful coloring and papers! Love how your sentiment hangs in this tent card. Really gorgeous and beautiful!

Have a great day! hugs, Angela

Linda Palmer said...

This is such a cute card. Love your papers and beautiful coloring on your Tilda.

Evette K. said...

What a stunning tent card. You did all the right things to make this a SUPERB CARD!!!!!

Rene said...

Saving the best for last Pat! AMAZING!!!!!
Rene :D

Anniebee said...

Fabulous card, Pat! I love the circle cutout with the sentiment hanging inside it. You did a great job coloring Tilda too. Just a really sweet card with great design elements! Thanks for the inspiration to try one of these tent cards.

Anniebee
anniebeescraftroom.blogspot.com

Patti aka NW Lady said...

Oh I love your little miss! And the sentiment is just perfect, I'll have to go back I missed where it came from! Love the little sun and just how you did the whole card. Cute, cute, cute! Patti

Catherine said...

Lovely card

Barb Hardeman said...

Totally fabulous my friend! Love your take on the theme and with the hot sunny shinin' down on Tilda, her happy face just glows 'vacation'. Love, love, love it!
XO
Barb

Heart2hand said...

Great job on the card...Thanks for sharing.

HUgs
rhonda

Rhonda Miller said...

What a great card. I love the sentiment you've used. TFS.

miatagal said...

Pat, Last, but by no means least! Very lovely and creative card. Thanks for sharing and providing such inspiration!

Janiel/ janny said...

Oh Pat is is BEAUTIFUL!!! The colours of summer for sure!! Very very cute!! Love the details and love those tent cards!!
hugs, Janiel

Pops x said...

Hi sweetie, this is just gorgeous,lovely image and gorgeous colours, hugs pops x x x

Sheri said...

So inspiring Pat! I just love the way your sentiment is hanging there!! Too, too cute!

Sonny - Papirskreppa said...

This is very nice :) So sweet Tilda. And a lovely tent-card. Have a nice week.

Cheryl said...

What a great card Pat, you amaze me with all your ideas and inspiration, thanks for sharing.
Hugs Cheryl

Shirley N said...

Beautiful tent card, your sentiment with your beautiful Tilda is great!

SANDRA said...

Love it, so much detail, so much talent. Love the sentiment. I have had a great time blog hopping with you all, and have been inspired so much. Thankyou all so much. Love Sandra x

julieprice3 said...

This is Beautiful Pat! Love your choice of paper and colours
Hugs Julie P

Angie said...

What a beautiful summer card! Just stunning and very unique. The colors are so cheerful and just pop!

Angie

Karen's Fun Blog said...

This is great! : )

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

Oh this is adorable! I seems to have to go back and look for the letters on all these blogs, looking at the amazing projects and cards. Great blog hop! Hugs! Leah Ann

Norma said...

Pat, I am just starting the blog hop, but I am going backwards, so yours is my first...LOL. Oh, I love what you created and it pointed out a couple of things on my to-do list--a tent card which I've never made and this Lovely Tilda which I too have had for the longest time and have never coloured yet. I do like your wonderful colour scheme to include the orange and yellow which to me are summer colours. Beautiful design.
Hugs,
Norma

foxyenglishcrafter said...

What a beautiful fun card to end the hop with. Been admiring all your other cards. They are all so awesome. Thank you for sharing such inspirational work.

happy crafting

Julie

puffinliz said...

Love this card! The colors are wonderful and I love hanging sentiment.

Shazza said...

oooh this is gorgeous x

LINDA W. said...

Great card I love your coloring and your dp's...have a good time a the beach.
hugs Linda

Sharon in Arizona said...

Beautiful card, Pat!! I've not seen this Tilda before and I love her - same with the sentiment. I'll have to jot them down for my wish list. Thanks for sharing. :o)

Candy said...

Fantastic card, Pat.
Love how you have used this precious Tilda in such an inventive way!
Your work, as always, is super :o)
Hugs, Candy

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

this is so adorable, love it

Corinne said...

Beautiful tent card! Love the colors.
Hugs~
Corinne

jkreucher said...

Isn't tilda just sweet as can be! I love making tent cards.. they are so versatile, great for so many occasions.
Awesome creation!
Judy

Bernie said...

What a beautiful card! Your coloring is superb!
Blessings Bernie

Littlehamsterz said...

That is a great card ^^ I just love the sentiment.

Francy said...

Gorgeous card I love theme.
Francy

Cor* said...

Tilda doing the jig! love it! so cute! Perfectly created! Thanks so much for a wonderful end to a WONDERFUL hop! (ps- any hints on the phrase.....it's killing me! LOL)

mgoll88 said...

A very nice summer card you made - love it!!!

LG
MIchaela

Alberto said...

pretty nice worrk! thanks for sharing and for the letter

hugs xx

maldis said...

wow... the detailing.. LOVE!

Chris said...

Oh Pat, you've chosen one of my favorite Tildas! I love when her eyes are drawn that way! There are only two out of all the stamps that have those eyes! Your card - wow - I wish a had a really big word that would express how impressed I am. I've yet to make a tent card and based on yours as well as others I've seen, it'll be a while before I'm brave enough to tackle it! I so love the blue/grey. The suspended sentiment is such a clever addition. The raffia is perfect with the theme. Tilda is adorable. You did such a wonderful job! I may have to break down and buy that sun stamp! Wonderfully done!

XO,
Chris Christensen

Leona said...

Very cute card.

Lori said...

Fabulous card, I love the hanging sentiment, brilliant!

Katarina said...

Love the sentiment with this stamps. What a happy card - would make anyone smile.

Patti Jo said...

No lips, but I see this little cutie laughing with her eyes!!! Adorable tent card Pat and love the sentiment too!

Steph Herbert said...

Your card is amazing! Love all of the texture. :)

mandy said...

lovely tent card love your coloring and the papers are gorg hugs mandy xxx

Only By His Grace said...

What an adorable card. I love the sentiment suspended in the middle like that. Glorious colors. Fabulous arrangement. Super coloring.
Hugs Maz