Thursday, June 25, 2009

Papertrey Ink's June Blog Hop!



The challenge Nichole issued this month is for us to get inspired by the lazy days of summer, and create something that means "summer" to us. I saw the cover of Martha Stewart Living and of course it reminded me of the 4th of July, and even though it was ice cream, it reminded me of a cup cake!

This is my card that was inspired by that magazine cover. The gingham at the bottom is two rows of ruffled trim and the blue/white ribbon is white twill that I stamped with polka dots.

The 4th has been a special tradition for us for many years. We have spent the holiday with the same family for at least the last 20 years - and we've lived in different states the whole time.
This was in Atlanta in 1996 during the Olympics.

The kids are now 19, 22, 18 and 17. They'll be joining us again next week in Atlanta and Lake Hartwell so stay tuned for an updated picture!

Thanks for hopping by!
Susan

Supplies: Cardstock - Papertrey Ink (white and red), Bazzill (blue); Stamps - Papertrey Ink (Polka Dot Basics,Cupcake Collection, and Let Freedom Ring) Star jewels - Hero Arts; Ink - Papertrey Ink (Pure Poppy) and Color Box (blue).

30 comments:

Lori said...

How yummy!!! Love it!!!

Jessica said...

Your patriotic cupcake is so much fun!! I think I might have to copy that idea!

peggysue said...

Oh yay, a gorgeous patriotic cupcake. Red, white and blue are such classic colors, you just can't go wrong and you've created a cute little card.

Tenia Nelson said...

Yummy card!!! tfs!!

Bethany Paull said...

Cute! I love the star sprinkles done in blue.

raduse said...

Love your patriotic cupcake.

Melissa said...

Very cute! I love the cupcake!

BethieJ said...

Oh LOVE your card!! Great inspiration photo.. and a CUTE photo of your kiddos!!!
Have a GREAT night!

Heather P. said...

This is so cute!

Joni Kix said...

I love those cupcake stamps... I wish mine came in time for the blog hop.

Julia Aston said...

Yummy inspiration and yummy cupcake card! great design with your ribbons!

Terri E. said...

Super fun inspiration. Love the pic of the kids as well. Super job with the fun summer challenge. Thanks for the great eye candy.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

lynn said...

cute card--very cute kids!

Heidi said...

Cute, cute, cute cupcake! I love this card!

Kay said...

I love your card, and the photo of your children is just precious!

Daniela said...

So cute!

Allison Cope said...

Mmmmmmm.. some yummy inspiration here! Great card!

Debbie Olson said...

Susan, your card just shouts summer! Love the sweet picture of your kids too!

Kathleen said...

Your card is so darlin'! I love it---and that inspiration piece is AMAZING!! I could jump into the computer to get it! TFS

Regan said...

super cute!

Maggie said...

Oh fun card! I've been trying to come up with ideas for that set and this one is perfect!

Deanna said...

So cute... love me some Martha!

Kim said...

Wonderful card! I love how you stamped on the twill, I will have to try that!

Maria L. said...

Love your patriotic cupcake. Your card is too fun and came out wonderfully. And thank you so much for sharing so much detail on your memories from the '96 Olympics.

Marge said...

Great card & photo!

snarflemarfle said...

Fun story and fun card!!

Sue Pardue said...

Cute summer card and your inspiration photo looks delicious!

Janelle said...

Love your card -- great idea to stamp the twill! Have a super Fourth of July with your friends; how fun!

Lisa H. said...

great card! love how you put it all together.

Jane said...

How yummy! love all the photos!