Saturday, July 3, 2010

Babies, Beer Gardens, Bands, and Buggys

It must be the 4th of July holiday - heat, humidity, 30,000 people, back-to-back bands, it's Saturday in the Park! Depending on where you're from 30,000 may not sound like much but for a city with a population of 80,000... This annual family event, now in it's 20th year, is held at a hillside park in the middle of the city. The stage is a 1930 WPA era bandshell. It is a fun event if you're into listening to music in a sea of humanity in 90 degree heat and sauna like humidity. I features the usual festival foods and age ID'd Beer Garden. That's my hometown - SUX as designated by the FAA.

Did I attend this outdoor musical extravaganza? Even for the chance to hear, live, Steve Winwood and Santana? NO WAY. I chose to stay home, alone, in air-conditioning making cards! (Yes, die-hard music loving hubby is at the sweat-fest.) I WAS momentarily contemplating attending just so I could have an AUTHENTIC 'tavern'. (Tavern is a local colloquialism for...loosemeat sandwich...Maid-Rite, Sloppy Joe sans tomato sauce.) One of the churches in town was the recipient of the coveted Ye Olde Taven Recipe in the will of this restaurant (now closed) owner's will. The church is always at Saturday in the Park and Artsplash selling these tasty loosemeat and their que of 'diners' is always the longest! Even the promise of a tavern didn't get me out of my Bubble and into the crowd.

Now...on to the cards.

Shaken Not Stirred
~Base card Paper Trey Ink Vanilla Cream
~All design papers by Daisy D's (five different papers), edges smudged with Tim Holtz Distress Ink
~Daisy D's die cut flower with olive green brad
~Daisy D's die cut tag with olive green brad
~Layer of olive green cardstock - image layer cut with deckle edge punch - stamped using a Michael's dollar bin stamp
~Scallop punch used on one of the vertical layers
~Image stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black, stem of glass topped with Stickles, olive colored with Sakura Gel Pens, glass coated with Stampin' Up Crystal Effects
Friday Sketchers
Little Red Wagon - use a tag

Cowgirl Cupcake
~Base card Paper Trey Ink Lemon Tart~Layer of American Craft design cardstock Patacake~Ribbon from the Dollar Tree
~Blue eyelets
~Layer of blue cardstock topped with American Craft design cardstock Colored Eggs, top and bottom pink brads
~Large green button
~Digital image (freebie) from Treehouse Stamps colored in using Copics, 'frosting' is Liquid Applique, sprinkles are Stickles
Treehouse Stamps - use the cupcake digital image
Sketch Saturday

Welcome Wagon
~Base card white cardstock
~Layer of DCWV Nana's Kids~Layer of purple edge punched cardstock, layer of yellow cardstock, layer of zig-zag trim (gift from Sista Gail - thank you)
~Sentiment by Just Rite Stamps
~Prima flowers with yellow buttons
~Digital image purchased today from Baby Bud Designs, colored using Copics, Stickles accents and yellow buttons for wheels
Just Us Girls sketch plus use a Just Rite stamp

Bazooka Pink~Base card Paper Trey Ink white~Layer of The Paper Studio Hot Pink Gingham~Vertical layer of hot pink cardstock topped with layer of polka dot ribbon - with additional ribbons
~Layers of cardstock, curve punch edges, three pink eyelets, digital image from Sassy Cheryl's colored using Copics and highlighted with Stickles. I printed her on vanilla cardstock because I wanted to try to get her dress colored in white - I used a white colored pencil - it is difficult to see on the photo. I'm on the hunt for Sharpie Poster Paints - need a white fine tip according to a very informative how-to-highlight tutorial video I watched. It does have some depth to it IRL (I.R.L. = in real life) (for my texting/chat deficient sisters).
Crazy for Challenges - use more than one ribbon
Play Date Cafe - use Pink, Red, and White colors
S2G - summertime plus sparkles (she has on a sleeveless summer dress)

Overall, I'm pretty happy that I stayed home in the bubble and let the rest of the world enjoy a day in the park.
All good wishes, Comments are welcomed and appreciated.


  1. Wow,haven't you been busy!my fave is definately bubblicious just cos I love pink and love the image. Happy 4th of July x

  2. Wooo - what a busy bee you've been - I love it when I get a chance to play in a lot of challenges! Thanks so much for playing along with JUGS this week. Have a great 4th!

  3. All your cards a lovely! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon!

  4. Lovely creations! So colorful and summery! Great job on the sketch :) Thanks for playing along with Just Us Girls this week!

  5. Wow, you were really busy in your bubble.
    Thanks for joining us at S2G.

  6. Such cute cards Nancy! Fab job with this weeks sketch!
    Thanks for playing along with Just Us Girls this week!

  7. Love your cards! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon:)
    Joanne xo

  8. So many great creations! Love your one for the Play Date Cafe though, it's really fun! Thanks for joining in the fun with us at the PDCC this week!

  9. Oh waht a cute image for your PDCC entry :) Great colouring - Thanks for playing along with us at the play date cafe :)

  10. Busy busy! Cutie pie welcome wagon card and so great you could get a JustRite sentiment on there! Thanks so much for playing with Just Us Girls this week!

  11. Lots of fun cards. Beautiful card for the PDCC! Thanks for joining us this week at the PDCC!

  12. Sweet creations, Nancy! Thanks for playing with the Play Date Cafe!!

  13. Looove that welcome wagon card! How adorable! I just love that fun rik rak ribbon in the background! GREAT card! I need to come visit your!

  14. Your cards are so cute! Glad you were able to chill out in this sweltering summer heat! Thanks for joining us at S2G this week!

  15. You have been busy! All are fabulous--and all so different:) Great job on all--I really like that last one! Beautiful paper and that image is super fun! Thanks for joining in the fun at the PDCC:)


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