Sunday, June 28, 2009

I heart you...make each day count!

I have to admit.....I am still stunned over the deaths of Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson. I grew up with a Michael Jackson poster on my wall and stalking MTV for the "longgggg" Thriller video. And, for YEARS, my brother had a lifesized poster of Farrah in his room (right next to one of the Dallas Cowboy cheerleaders). My sisters and I tried to get that trademark flip in our hair...and were obsessed with Charlie's Angels. Because they were both such a memorable part of my childhood--- It is hard to believe that these entertainment icons are gone. It is just another reminder of our fleeting time on this Earth...make each day count!

We are having a blast enjoying the HOT summer here....we have been hanging at the pool/ the lake and enjoying lots of sunshine!!! We are so excited because my 6 year old, Ben, just learned how to swim a few weeks ago and has progressed soo much over such a short time. Now if we could just get "I just drowned" Lauren (4) to swim. (Lauren LOVES to say that she "just drowned" if her head gets submerged under the water at all. Needless to say....she "drowns" a lot which doesn't make her eager to try to swim without her lifevest.)

I created this card for a pub call a while ago...and although it wasn't accepted....it is still one of my favorite designs. It just makes me happy: Materials used: cardstock: black (SU!); white 120 lb Pure Luxury (Gina K Designs); Designer paper-Colorful Paper Pack (KI Memories); I heart you rubber stamp (Stampabilities); heart punch (Marvy); clear embossing powder, white embossing powder (SU!); Heat tool; Versamark;Stapler; ribbon-turqoise, olive, celery (Stampin' UP!), red dot (Offray), other-Vacation Scrapbooking (Retail Inc); Brenda Walton adhesive rhinestones (K & Company); Paper piercing tool and mat pack (SU!); black classic marker (SU!).

Stay cool! Thanks for stopping by!

20 comments:

Anita said...

Beautiful card!

Joyce Spear said...

I {heart} this card! Very fresh design, great colors! I think the publisher missed out on this one!

Cindy Haffner said...

Hi Cammie love your sweet card.

Gabriela said...

What a darling card. It makes my heart sing! I just love it!

Christi said...

I cannot believe this didn't get published! It is perfect!! Put a smile on my face! :)

Linda B said...

I'm with you on the shocking deaths. Both of them just seem too young. I love the card -- hard to believe that it wasn't published:D

Carolina said...
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Carolina said...

So Funny Cammie, my sister and I were talking about the poster of MJ we had hung up in our room...I'm sure there were many other girls too. It is all very sad and they were both still so young.

Thanks for sharing such a darlin' card with us!

Shelia said...

Yes may all the family, friends find peace from the death of there loved ones. I think your card is so "everything". I enjoyed seeing it first thing this AM. Made my Monday Morning a lot brighter.

Kathleen said...

Very nice card! It's just fun and heartfelt!!

Donna said...

Hi Cammie,
Love the card. The pub made a mistake not accepting that one. It's great! Very hot here too. Just finished a week volunteering at Girl Scout day camp. Have to go back to work this morning (sigh) but it's only a four day week and I'm so looking forward to making cards again. Way too tired last week. Have a great week!

Debby said...

great card!!!

Starla said...

I really like the different look to this card!!

Hot here too!! Think summer is upon us!! I had to laugh about your little one "drowned". Both my boys were reluctant swimmers. I went so far as to have private lessons with older DS and his best friends. What did the stinker do? Cheered on his buddy and hung on the edge!! hehe.....you'd never know it now. The kid is a FISH and all his instructors keep trying to get him to go for the swim team (he refuses. Knows an over achieving girl who does swim team and all he says is "it's no fun to swim 500 laps, mom". Still working on him to just give it a try (and try to convince him that swimming 500 laps is NOT a requirement!)

Anita C said...

I 'heart' this card!! Love how you went out of the box on this one, very creative!!!

Rita said...

I luv your card design it's soooo cute & different!

I'll trade you some rain for some of your sunshine!!!

MJ & Farrah & Charlie's Angels were the thing for me too! I can't believe it! I just wish the media would let their families mourn in piece.

6 wacky women said...

Hi Cammie
Your card is fabulous. Love the design.

Karen x

Whimsey said...

What a great card; love the bright colors!

Yeah, stay cool - I'm sure you're the same as us - over 100 degrees heat index? We played baseball in those temps this weekend - WOO HEE - H-O-T!!!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Oh wow!! What a beautiful card!! I love all that ribbon!! CUTE!! ;)

specialcraftmom4 said...

This card is really cute! I love this design too. My two oldest children have just taken off in swimming but my five year old says he is drowning all the time! I told him that drowning is a bad word in the pool unless you really are drowning. He is still very dramatic about it all (: I have to take 4 children to swim lessons tonight, ugh.

Elena said...

Your card is so creative! I love what you did with the ribbons! So glad that you have a fun summer!