Saturday, May 15, 2010

Because I love-love-love summer challenge

Yes, yes those of you who know me are really giving this post the stink eye. I'm not a fan of summer. Agreed. I'm not trying to tell stories out of turn.

You see, Sheila over at She's A Sassy Lady is excited about hot weather and grasshoppers and mosquitoes, and she's celebrating the long-awaited arrival of sunshine with a challenge.

It's still OK for me to celebrate, too, since I do love one thing about summer: Barbecue. Slap any old vegetable or whatever else on the grill and I'm pretty happy. Even if it gets a little charred, even yummier.

So, here's my summertime tribute card. The grill and fixins' are on the From My Kitchen Cricut cartridge, the grass is from the 2010 Easter cartridge.

The corn and oven mitt are textured with Cuttlebug folders and Sharpie markers (I know, Sharpies).

If you look closely you'll see that the grill's coals are red hot ... or at least really glittery from Stampendous red tinsel embossing powder.

The butterfly embellishment is a glossy card stock die cut from the Dollar Tree. The overall card was created in Design Studio by welding the "Barbeque" sentiment with oval frame to the barbecue cut.

By the way, have all of you tried Smore's? My Guy introduced me to them only last summer -- all I can say is "No freakin' wonder people are always yammering about those things."

I like mine with a crispy-fried marshmallow.


  1. This is adorable!!! I JUST LOVE SUMMER! Thank you for entering our Summer Challenge at where you might win a free cartridge!

  2. You know, for someone who claims to not like summer, you sure did create a fabulous tribute to it. ;-)

    I love this card, CB, and that red tinsel EP is is RAD on the hot coals!

    Now I want s'mores. Thanks. So much for my diet.

  3. This is so cool!! I think it would be a great invite! If someone sent that to me even as a card I think I would show up at their house ready to eat!! LOL. Great job! Thanks also for your support on my blog!! Have fun eating s'mores!! =)

  4. This is such a cute card!!! I just love everything about it!!! You'll have to come visit our blog too because we are kicking off our first Olive Crafts Challenge starting June 1st! The actual challenge will be announced next week!

    I'm now following you too! :)

  5. Your card is adorable, I know now I must get this cart!!! Congrats on winning!!!
    My son makes the best s'mores, and spider dogs they are one of my favourite things about summer...
    Enjoy your s'mores, I am now a follower too.