Thursday, June 25, 2009

Inspired to Relax



This month's blog hop theme was summer-inspired! We are supposed to pick something summer related and use that as a springboard. Given that it has rained all but 5 days in the month of June (a FB friend mentioned this tid-bit in his status update yesterday as it rained AGAIN!), I decided to look for summer inspiration in a magazine... where is is always sunny!

This pic called to me as soon as I say it and it definitely screamed lazy days of summer to me. How relaxing and inviting this chair looks!! I would love to curl up with a good book and kick my flip flops over the side too. :)


But since I can't, I made the card instead - LOL ... I used the colors, drink, pillow, sunglasses and flip flops and built my card around those things. I tilted the green label to mimic the pillow laying on the lounge chair. I think this makes for a fun summery way to say congrats to a friend. Thanks for checking out my try at the blog hop. Can't wait to see how everyone else was inspired by summer!
Deets:
Stamps: PTI Day at the Beach; Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa; CS: PTI New Leaf, Lemon Tart and Kraft; Other: Scarlet Jewel twill, white thread, dimensionals and Kaiser Rhinestones

22 comments:

Heather P. said...

This is soooooo ca-ute!!

Tenia Nelson said...

Love this card!! tfs!!

BethieJ said...

CUTE CUTE CUTE!!!!
Have a GREAT night!

Terri E. said...

Love your stiching of the ribbon and the green piece so looks like a fun pillow. Super job with the fun summer challenge. Thanks for the great eye candy.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Bethany Paull said...

I love the tilted green die cut to set off that yummy little drink.

Daniela said...

So cute!

peggysue said...

I can picture myself on one o those deck chairs and I'll have a cool, refreshing yellow drink too, pineapple juice maybe! Very summery, very nice.

Sharon said...

Cute!!

Susan said...

Your card follows your inspiration piece perfectly - so cute!

Regan said...

LOL

I love this!

Julia Aston said...

Love your ribbon and pretty design on this!

Kim said...

Wonderful way to use the inspiration. I like the colors!

Deanna said...

Love, gorgeous colors!

Allison Cope said...

Gorgeous Maria! Love the way you used you inspirational photo! Beautiful work!

Banu said...

Very pretty...Loved the colors...Stitched ribbon....

Lori said...

Cute card!!

Debbie Olson said...

Great inspiration photo, and I love how you incorporated the angle of the pillow into the nestie shape--cool!

raduse said...

So freakin cute!

Jessica said...

You must be in New England too - that's the same weather we've had ALL month long!! Great card! i love what you did with the ribbon!

Randee E said...

What a cute and fun card! Love your "crazy" stitching and ribbon treatment! So fun!

Heidi said...

Cute cute cute card! The tipped green piece is a great idea behind the glass.

Joni Kix said...

Awww... I feel relaxed already, hehehe! Great card! I love that stamp set!