Monday, August 22, 2011

♥ The Sweet Days of Summer ♥

That is the name of this week's challenge at The Shabby Tea Room...The Sweet Days of Summer. It is to create a card and/or project using a handmade flower and the colors pink, peach, green and a neutral.

For my card, I used an adorable digi image called "Owl Always Love You" by our sponsor Paper Pretties. I colored it in with some pink, peach and green Copics. I then added some twine to act as branches. I used some beautiful papers by , as well as some buttons, lace which I inked peach, ribbon and my flower and leaves were made out of sheer and cotton fabric.

This week's challenge winner will receive this beautiful Clear Stamp Set by Paper Pretties! It is called Give a Hoot!

And don't forget to visit the rest of the Shabby Girls too!

Debbie Marcinkiewicz - {TSTR Creator} - Simple Treasures
Pattie Goldman - The Pampered Paper Patch
Danielle Greenwood - Au Claire De La Lune
Charlene Cundy - Expressions of Me!
Sheri Holt - My Sheri Cards

Here is the lovely inspiration photo~

And speaking of Summer, where did it go?? I can't believe it's almost gone!! Actually, where did the past year go?? I can't believe that in 6 days my son, Santino, will be 1! Whew! Time is going way too fast! And Antonio will be starting Kindergarten in a couple of weeks!! Oh, my!! Does anyone out there have a youth serum that I can buy?? I don't want them to get big!! Oh, how I love them soooo. 

Have a wonderful day!


Barb said...

Melissa, you sound just like me a few years back. I never wanted my two boys to grow up either! Now that they're 16 and 20, I realize there is something wonderful that comes with each passing year. If we could only make these younger years last a bit longer. . . Love your beautiful card with that gorgeous flower! Enjoy those sweet boys of yours!

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous card and so adorable.
What fabby pic of your boys and yes they grow up so quickly.

Magda(i)Lena said...

Love your adorable card with that gorgeous flower!

Thank you for picking me as a winner TSTR #75.

CraftyLoops said...

Melissa, this card is so beautiful. I love this style of card. Really beautiful. And your wee ones are so adorable. Lee xx

redscrap said...

Nice card!!
greetings mina

Annette said...

aww your boys are adorable.
This card is just so pretty...Love the colors and all the detail..

Debbie said...

Too sweet ... love that blossom!

And yes, I wish I could turn back time and keep my boys little! They are 20 and 21 this fall, in college and half way out of the nest already. Time sure does pass quickly ... savor every precious second with your babies!

Sudha - Art Admirer said...

Luv ur beautiful creation dear. Flower is awesome. I luv it too.

Jingle said...

This is adorable!

Bernie said...

Oh I know how you feel my boys are 43 and 31 their childhoods went by far to quickly and now the grandchildren seem to be in some sort of a race to get older as well. Enjoy them while you can.
Your card is lovely and your flower is absolutely beautiful.
Blessings Bernie

Karen said...

Melissa: For some strange reason, my computer will not connect securely witg Shabby Tea Room. I get an "error" page every time. It bums me out cuz I just LOVE this template. I make houses for my annual church Christmas Boutique, and it would save me a fortune to have the pattern for this adorable house you have made. Awesome job. You've inspired me. I might just need to buy the template since I can't connect to enter the contest. Thanks for posting such a beautiful and inspiration piece (at least for me). LOVE IT!

Maria said...

Sweet awesome card! Love the handmade flower and leaves, so pretty! And thanks for sharing the pics of your so cute!!!