Friday, May 20, 2011

Summer Days Are Coming...

I am not one to rush spring, but I can't help but feel that summer is right around the corner.  Gardening is on at full throttle. Dad jumped in two hours after they landed.  There was no time to lose: plant, plant, plant!  There are increasingly more flowers on the strawberry plants.  Memorial Day is only ten short days away!  School is nearing its end. And I have nothing to wear! Yep, all things point to summer.

How about a summer page then... one that I created with no strings attached :)  I paired a sheet from Crate's neighborhood (pale red with pink dots) with Hometown Summer from Pink Paislee. 
These chipboard swirls are from Fancy Pants a few years ago.  What a perfect opportunity for stash reduction! 

Speaking of stash, what have you purchased recently?  I picked up Basic Grey's Lauderdale.  The colors are absolutely heavenly to me :)  I need to use Hello Luscious yet.  Basically, I've been collecting Basic Grey and not using them! 

The weekend is upon us.  We are having friends over for dinner, for those of you who remember, it's Uncle Steve and family.  Then we are headed to an art exhibit where First Born has a piece of artwork on exhibit :)  We are very proud of her :) 

Tomorrow is Science Museum and graduation party, then Sunday I must scrap :) 

Have a great weekend everyone!

35 comments:

curlyqmosaics said...

This layout is absolute perfection! I love the blue swirls erupting from the page...love how they mimic the water....adorable pictures and love the way you did your journaling too!

Karen B. said...

I think you must scrap on Sunday too! Such a fresh and fun and summerific layout!

Samantha Bailey said...

This LO is gorgeous. Such a fun, lively page. It works perfectly with the photos.
Beautiful!!!

Alia said...

What a cute little banner and sweet photos!

Debbie said...

Great layout!!! Love all of the elements you put together!!! Summer sounds great - wish we could at least get a little sunshine here!!! Have a great weekend!!!

Emily Leiphart said...

LOL, well, hoarding Basic Grey is not new to me so I can understand why you do it! ;) This layout is so much fun! I love the photo of your daughter drinking from it and how you said she might as well water the lawn. Too funny! I love those blue swirly pieces of chipboard- they make great fountains!

Belinda said...

Awww, love the blue swirls on the page! :) So fun!

Mara... said...

What a fun page, I love the blue swirls and banner!!

Denise Price said...

Great summer layout! I love all the colors.

I just bought some BG Lauderdale alphas, and I'm sure I'll be buying more Lauderdale stuff soon. I've also picked up some pretty papers from Glitz recently. This is my first purchase of Glitz products, but it won't be my last!

Have a good weekend!

Sandi Cl~ said...

Super cute layout. Love the warm, summer colors and fun pix! Speaking of buying and hoarding .. I actually haven't bought much paper lately excpet for WP Country Estates. I just have sooo much that I need more places to store it all. Or I need to get in high gear and use some of it! Happy weekend. I have another bridal shower. Am about showered out for a while!

Pearl said...

Way to go welcoming the summer ! what a fun water toy ! never seen anything like that here !

& I have totally avoided all the new BG basically - very tempted to shop online for scrappy tools with the exchange rates in our favor .

thekolbes said...

LOve it, really likin the banner
Trish

Alice Wertz said...

these paper works together beautifully and just love your banner title! too cute! love this delightful layout! got some BasicGrey and MME 6x6 lately. still want OA's 5 & Dime and Cosmo's Odds and ends. sigh... i know i have issues... =) have a fabulous weekend!

Debbi Tehrani said...

Fabulous and summery and so, so fun, Jing-Jing! Love the big giant splashy accent in the middle!

liana suwandi said...

awww. i remember those swirls are so popular, i don't know how to tell you but you always had a perfect photo to scrap :)

Virginia L. said...

SWEET layout! I always get the happy feeling after seeing your page, Jing-Jing!! BTW, thanks to your encouragement, I have a card picked up by PC for pub (YAY!!!!)I'm still doing the happy dance :)

Nathalie said...

J'ADORE! Tu as réussi à mettre l'été sur une page!

Christie Bryant said...

I'm so envious of your garden. We're planting this weekend. Only a few short months for growing in Idaho.
Your layout is adorable. Makes me wish for hotter days...playing in the water.
Your daughter has art in an exhibit? So amazing!!!

Courtney K said...

oh summer so needs to hurry and get here. i am 100% sick of school.

i'm finally moving soon and we will have an awesome backyard. once construction is done on the yard i'm gonna be putting in a garden. i'm totally gonna hit you up for advice!!

Janine K said...

Now it is my turn to be a bit jealous of you approaching summer as we head into more and more rain and cold days!! OK we dont have to worry about the snow, but it is still grey and miserable weather!
Love the LO JJ and enjoy the last bit of Spring before Summer hits!

alexandra s.m. said...

J'adore ta page et ces papiers!
Si seulement l'été pouvait enfin venir!!

Jocelyn said...

LOVEEEEEEEEEEEE this one...You have to link it to Paper Issues...we are having a Challenge and it id for anything Summer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Those colors are just Fabulous!!!

Sounds like a great weekend planned!!! Have fun and enjoy!!!

Jennifer Larson said...

Gorgeous as always! Sad to see so much rain lately--I too am ready for summer!

Audrey Pettit said...

Yes, summer is almost here. We've gone from a chilly spring to the heat starting to pile on this weekend. I'm definitely noticing more of a strain on the ol' deodorant. ;)
Love your fun page! What great times the slip n' slide is. Those chipboard swirls are just perfect for this, and I adore your paper combo. And that banner title work? FABULOUS!

Keshet said...

This is so fun! Love the banner:)

Keri said...

Love the mixing of manufacturers, STILL love those FP water swirls! Great pics and fun, fresh page that makes me wanna bust out my flip-flops!

Mandie said...

this is adorable! :) love it!

ellen s. said...

oooh love it, esp the bright fun colors. and yeah for summer!

Chantal said...

So gorgeous!!!!!!! What a delightfully perfect summery layout! I really love this. Hey how perfect was those chippie flourishes! Bingo! LOVE this.

Heather Jacob said...

wow this is sensational .. so happy and bright ...... love it ... love the blue swirl ... beautifulwork .. hugz x

Charlene said...

I just love this LO!!! It's the perfect summer one :-)The banner, the swirls are Awesome!

Bente Fagerberg said...

Awsome layout JJ. I adore those colours too.May favourites this CHA was Emmas Shoppe and the Pink Paislee lines! Am now doing some lo's with butterfly garden.
I am like you. I have been hoarding BG since the very beginning. The amount I have I could SELL their earliest collections, I have multiple sets of each and every one...I just went NUTS...LOL! But I don't seem to be using them much...
Take care!

deana said...

I quickly scrolled through the comments here & I think I'm the first to say... Yay for Uncle Steve photos. LOL!!!

LOVE the new page... so, so, SO adorable. Really love when you put your journaling into a cirular spot. It looks so good & balanced. Must try that soon!

:-)

deana said...

... or circular, as I meant to say...

Blossom inch said...

absolutely a lovely layout and nice card. All the best for organizing the party and have fun!