Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Bring on the Sunshine!

I have 1 & 1/2 week of school left and before summer vacation.  Each year on the last day of school 18 of us who have taught together for years leave school and go to the beach.  It is so much fun!  We live about 4  hours away so it is not too far to go.  This has been a tradition for 22 years.  And a great tradition it is.  So I have made cards for everyone to get them in the mood.  (Not that anyone is not in the mood to be out of school and at the beach)  Here is my card.

The card base is from the WILD CARD cartridge.  I added a circle of dark aqua to the center of the card and ran a sea-foam green ribbon around the edge and tied a bow.  The sunglasses are cut from the FOREVER YOUNG cartridge  in an orange and hot pink polka dot.  I then added a couple of glittered and rhinestone flowers to the glasses to give them a little style.  The sun is cut from the CREATE A CRITTER cartridge and stamped with a Peachy Keen stamp.The papers I used for the sun are from the My Minds Eye Summer Song stack.  I cut the VW from the SUMMER VACATION cartridge. And I used papers from the My Mind's Eye Penny Lane stack.

I created the sentiment on the computer. And inked around the edges with an aqua ink pad.  It says...

Bring on the sunshine,
Bring on the sand.
Let's go to the beach,
And all get tan!

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  1. Okay this is just super adorable!!

  2. Super fun! Love the sentiment! Thanks for joining us over at the BBTB2, DT Member Carri :)

  3. What a fun card! And, what a fun tradition! Have fun at the beach :)

  4. VEry cute, I love the sunglasses and all the fun summer colors!

  5. That is the cutest sentiment!!!!!!! What an adorable card too!

  6. COOL card!I love all great detail and the sentiment.ADORABLE job as always.Have a super evening!:)

  7. Hi, Charlotte! What an adorable card!!! Love it!

    Wanted to drop by, say hi, and let you know I've miss you! Thanks for checking in on me, I appreciate that!

    So, are you still planning on coming to Chicago? I'm still planning on meeting you for sure!

    Hugs, my friend! I'll be back...

  8. Sounds like fun, wish I was going! Great Card!

  9. An absolutely darling card. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2.

  10. How fun--both your card and your tradition. None of the staff I worked before retiring did anything so exciting at the end of the school year. Of course, we don't live by a beach. LOL Thanks for playing along this week at BBTB2.

  11. Very FUN! Thanks for sharing with us at My Sheri CRAFTS ;-)

  12. ooh the beach sounds right about now :) fun card :) thanks for sharing it with us at bbtb2

  13. Can I come too? this is just spectacular! Love the sunny colors and fun sentiment. thanks for sharing it with BBTB2. xxD

  14. Fun and festive!! Love it!! Thanks for playing with us at BBTB2.