Saturday, July 27, 2013

Summer...where did you go?

So my summer ends in another week since my kids will be starting school.  In this household that means scheduled dinners, bathtime and bedtime.  It's bitter sweet for me...the kids will be in bed sooner which hopefully means more crafting time for me, but on the other hand that means early morning wake up calls and morning traffic, ugh why does summer have to end so quickly?!?

In my longing to hold on to summer I decided to make my next card based on a few challenges.  I loved the blooms seen in the next Pinspired Challenge and followed the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches which also fits the Timeless Twine: Tags and Twine Challenge

Jessica Swift Blomma paper pad, Timeless Twine Olive, Avery Elle-ments Simply Tags Everyday die and SRM sticker for sentiment
I loved the colors seen in the Pinspired Challenge from peaches and pinks to oranges and touch of green.  It's hard to see, but the solid colored cardstock behind the tag has an ombre effect, kinda like the blooms in the pic below.
  Following this sketch...

And playing along with Timeless Twine for the first time introduced by fellow blogger Amy Tsuruta...mahalo Amy!

That's it for always thanks for taking the time to stop by!


  1. wonderful card!!!! I super love that paper collection and awesome use of the twine! Thanks for joining us at Timeless Twine!

  2. Beautiful card!!! Thanks for playing along in this months Timeless Twine Tags & Twine challenge!!!

  3. This turned out really simple but yet so cute.....

  4. Great use of that sketch! Crazy to think about Summer Vacation coming to an end. I was just getting used to summer!! I better get planning for the fall I think!

  5. Wonderful use of the colors, Niki! And I hear you on summer ... so not ready for it to end yet! We've got school starting on the 26th so hopefully I can squeeze in some more stuff still!

  6. Lovely card Niki! You know I love seeing your PINspired creations. And :(

  7. Very pretty Niki! I love your use of the twine! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  8. Love the summertime colors and all that yummy twine! I know what you mean about summer zipping by. Hope your days will be traffic free and crafty!

  9. starts early there! Ours is way later next month! Love your cute tag! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  10. Such a sweet card, love the bright colors!! Thanks for joining is over at Timeless Twine!!

  11. Very pretty, great card
    Deb C


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