Friday, May 29, 2009

Ahh! Summer is here! Well, almost..

I can't wait for Summer to get here. The warm air, the smell of BBQ's in the neighborhood, the sounds of kids playing, warm evening strolls at the boardwalk. Last weekend, we opened up our pool and got the backyard back in working order after the long winter! That's when I really know that summer is upon us! I still have lots to do, powerwashing more furniture, planting more flowers, but it's all good stuff! This is a photo I took the day after opening the pool. It is of our pool, gazebo and bar area. It will look much better once all my flowers start blooming. Can't wait!!
Here are a few cards that I made yesterday and today for some challenges over at SCS. The first 2 are for the Ways to Use it challenge yesterday. We had to use buttons!
This one is for today's Limited Supplies challenge to use only patterned papers! No cardstock other than your card base, No Coloring Mediums (copics, colored pencils, etc) and we had to leave the embellishments simple.
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! Now back to my cleaning!! Ughh!

Hugs,

13 comments:

chattyscrapper said...

very beautiful, all of them! all very different, but lovely in thier own right. love your yard. i'm a little jealous. lol i'm in the desert, so my yard is very, well, desert. LOL

Olena said...

Cool cards! Love it! And I love your backyard! ~Olena~

Marjanne said...

Beautifull cards and... beautifull pool!!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Melissa:
As usual the yard looks wonderful but tons of hard work to keep it that way! We remember oh too well!
Everything in full bloom here has been for months, already too hot! your cards are perfect as they always are too they are Beautiful.
love and hugs :o)
♥ ♥ ♥

Ann said...

Gorgeous backyard and pool. Summer already is here where I am. I use to be a homeowner with a gorgeous pool and landscaping that I did the upkeep on. Now I rent, and have no upkeep, but have a gorgeous pool and lawn I don't need to bother with. I had an 18 x 36 inground the last home I owned and the upkeep just about killed me on top of a full time job. Throw an acre of beautiful land in there with an 1800 sq ft house to upkeep...it was too much for one person and a husband that was disabled to take care of.

Nnairda's said...

Ooh! I want to come over and take a dip.

Love the cards!

thefrugalcrafter said...

Love the first card the best! And my the backyard, how nice!

Celina's Life said...

I love all the cards! Thanks for sharing.

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Lighty said...

super.....very nice

KT said...

Oh, how heavenly to have this view with your resort-like pool area -- It's to die for! Love your web site and thank you for sharing your wonderful talent and crafts with us!

SMK said...

Oh I love all of these cards! So bright and summery :)

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