Sunday, July 3, 2011

Simply Sunday: Summer Fun!

Hi Everyone!
It's Simply Sunday time again, and this weeks challenge at Getting Cricky with K Andrew is all about Summer Fun!  
My Summers kind of stink. 
I am always so busy with work, that when I get a day off (after all the housework, cooking, laundry, etc. is done), I just want to sit around and do nothing.  I'm a Health Inspector for the state of IA (my day job!) and while everyone else is out enjoying the fairs and festivals, I'm there too- but I'm checking the food vendors to make sure that they are handling your corndogs and cotton candy safely!    I love my job, but during the Summer, instead of being at the "Sweet Corn Festival"- I'd much rather be on the beach with my kids (I'd much rather be anywhere else quite honestly).
But enough of my whining......

Happy thoughts....

I loved making this card.  It was very therapeutic for me.
This is a 5"x5" card.  The background was embossed with the Cuttlebug and Swiss Dots folder.
I cut the flower shape using the Cricut Elegant Edges cartridge.
The cute little girl stamp is Prima brand that I colored in with Gelly Roll gel pens and Le Plume markers.
The sentiment is from K Andrews Designs Splashtastic Summer.
If you do not have any of Kristal's stamps yet- they need to go on your "Must Have" list, because they are fabulous!!

So now it's your turn to join in on the fun!  Link up with Getting Cricky and share your Summer Fun creations!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Adorable card--nice job showing the patterned paper through the cut petals. So pretty!!--Pat N.

  2. I love your card, it's just adorable. Thanks for the inspiration.

  3. Ooooooo that is sooo Cute!!!
    Love it

  4. This is an adorable card, I love the bright colors and patterned paper. :)


  5. Fabulous summer card! I love the flower. So pretty!


  6. Awesome card! You did a beautiful job! I love the embossing, I have so many of those folders and I always forget to use them. But they really do make a difference on a project.
    Your DT sister

  7. omgosh i so love this card!! love love it!! love the colors.. i so want that cartridge now!! heheehe..

    Sorry you are feeling down onthe dumps. no worries things always find a way of working out!! hmm now i want corn dogs! lol hahahaha

    Your DT sista!

  8. Oh so cute Julie :) So bright and cheery. I'm can understand you wanting to be anywhere but at the festivals, lol! The beach is way better anyway :)
    Becky - your GCDT sister

  9. I love your card its so bright and cheery!!
    I don't blame you for not wanting to work in the summer! I think we all feel like that! They should give all moms paid summer vacations!
    Hugs! Dina

  10. Julie--this card is just absolutely precious--I totally LOVE it!
    PS sorry about that job--but thank GOD you are there!!!

  11. Oh, Julie, I really really really love this card!! This brought such a SMILE to me!! THANK YOU!! I love that image -- SO SWEET!! You ROCKED the challenge this week, girl!! I do not envy you having to check out the 'Sweet Corn Festival' for that reason either, but I'm sure you make MANY people very grateful for keeping them safe!! :)

    Some love from your Getting Cricky Sister,
    Amy :) at

  12. Oh I love the vibrant colors. Waaaay too cool.

    Precious Hugs

  13. AAAHH! I love the image!! You did a fantastic job coloring it! I thought you used Copics!

    About your job girl if it was me I would be checking those vendors and sampling their wares haha gotta check the corndogs and cotton candy! I would be eating all day I would say it was for the public safty! HEHE I am sure many people are thankful for you keeping them safe at all those summer festivals!

    Your GCDT sister,

  14. I didn't see any food particles on your card, so it passed with flying colors for me. I love it and you did a great job on coloring. On the bright side, think of all the people at the fair they may not be feeling to well --- if it were not for your dedication to the job.
    hugs, Diana

  15. Sorry it's taken me so long to comment, but this is FABULOUS I love how you made the stamped image pop with the flower. Great JOB!!!
    Brenda GC DTM Sister

  16. Julie,
    This is one of the cutest girl images I think I have ever seen, next to the Loralie Great job. Love the card. Sorry for the late post...been little crazy around here.

  17. What a gorgeous card. I am glad I got your link from Kelly.
    Cheers from Bangalore ,India
    Dr Sonia S V