Tuesday, June 25, 2013

"Bling" in the Sun!

Happy Tuesday!! Are you enjoying your Summer?! I sooooooo can't wait for vacation! I NEED to be on a beach and splashing around in the Caribbean!! Soon . . . but not soon enough!! In the meantime . . . there's another cool challenge happening at Sassy Cheryl's Challenge Blog!! Our very sweet Miz Dawn has chosen a rather interesting challenge theme . . .

"Bling in the Sun!"

Hmmmm . . . well, I'm not quite sure if she was thinking "bling" or "sun" . . . or BOTH! So, since I can never make up my mind . . . I decided to use both! hehe!!
Surprise!! It's Maddie and Max! Yay!! This is another fabby new Sassy Cheryl image . . . and, I gotta tell ya, I love ALL of the new "Maddie & Max" digi images. This one is called "Shy Little Swimmers." I'm not sure if they're shy . . . or if they're "investigating" something and just being "stealthy"!! I decided to paper piece the pool . . . and add some grass with bling! (What the what?!) Here's a close-up . . .
When I saw this image, I couldn't help but reminisce about my own childhood! We had a very cool pool . . . 8 feet by 6 feet (I think) and 12 inches deep! Now here's the funny thing . . . my mother (a former lifeguard at the Mississippi River and licensed RN) told us we had to wait 30 minutes after eating before we could get in the pool! Why? Well . . . she didn't want us getting a cramp and DROWNING, of course!! ROTFL!! And we never questioned her logic!! Go figure!! I wonder if Maddie and Max had to wait a half hour too!! You can find this adorable image HERE in Sassy Cheryl's online store!! And while you're there, be sure to check out all of the cool new images! Here's kind of a side angle . . .
 My Card "recipe" . . .
Image printed on Cryogen Metallic White cardstock
Poppy Parade & White cardstock: Stampin' Up
Digi DPs: "From the Sea-Too" by Mary Fran for Nitwits
Wonky Rectangles dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities
Grass die and sun stamp: Magnolia
Sentiment tags: LOTV
Inside sentiment: Stampendous
Ribbon & bling: My stash
Colored with Copics & Colored Pencils

A peek at the inside . . . 

And, of course, the "ahhhhtsy fahhhhtsy" view . . .
And . . . that's what I've been up to!! Please be sure to pop on over to Sassy Cheryl's Challenge Blog and take a look at what Dawn and the rest of my talented Design Teamies have created for this week's inspiration!

Thanks so much for visiting!! Hugs . . . until next time!


Sassy Cheryl said...

LMBO! Well, 30 minutes is the 'norm' to wait after eating to go back into the pool. But 12"? Hmmmmm. Still funny though. Love it.

And the card is gorgeous Pat. I LOVE it!!!!! Super fun and I am LOVING the 'jewels' for the bubbles. . .and that grass is just the best! you go girl!

Dawn said...

once again.... TOO CUTE!!! love the piecing, bling, your scene... everything!!! sentiment inside is perfect and love the little Maddie and Max in the corner too!!!

lol on your pool story

Cynthia said...

This is adorable, Pat! Love the bright colors and bling with this new image.

jkreucher said...

OK!! what can I say this week!
A M A Z I N G is what this is! lovin all the bling, yes-even in the grass:)
I am with you on the deciding to bling or not to bling in the sun.. I ended up with just plain ole sun!
your paper pieced pool looks just like the ones you buy in the store, they always have a fun design on them. way to go MZ Pat.
Another amazing work of art!
hugs to ya!

Nicolchen said...

Your card is simply gorgeous...you´ve used wonderful colours and the lovely details fit perfect :0)))

Thanks a lot for your lovely comments on my blog ;0)


Vicky said...

Another beautiful creation hun...:o)

biggest of hugs Vicky xx

debby4000 said...

Oh this is so gorgeous and such a fun image.

Sassy Raggedy said...

My goodness Mz. Pat this is just too darlin...I would love to work beside you for a couple of days and see your wonderful creative side working...Hugz, joann

Nela said...

Totally adorable, Pat!
I love the colors you use!
I look forward to tinker with you at Sassy Cheryl's!
Hugs Nela

Candy said...

LOVE IT, Pat!!!
Bright happy colours and the image is adorable.
Big Hugs, Candy

Cathy said...

OMG GF this is just too cute all colored up, I love it. Makes me want to get my kiddie pool out on the patio LOL. Awesome job as always.