Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Smile, It's Summer!

Summer is in full swing around here.  Tennis for both girls has started and we're going on our first camping trip this weekend to Door County, WI.  Every summer our school district offers eight weeks of one hour/4 days/week tennis for the total sum of $10.  I say, if your kid lives in Kimberly, they ought to know how to play.

I love seeing all of your bright and cheery summer cards out on your blogs so I was inspired to make a happy card today.  I was also inspired by this week's CASology challenge: Yellow.

 


I used the font, "Simply Gorgeous" for the word "Smile" and cut it out on white cardstock using the Silhouette SD.  I stamped the lower ducks directly on the white and fussy cut the bottom a bit.  Mamma duck is wondering how that little duck get up there.  Well, I fussy cut and foam taped him up there.  The ducks are from the LOTV stamp, Easter Sweeties.  I colored them with Copics.  I only inked parts of the stamp.  The papers are from an 8x8 pad by DCWV called Citrus stack.

My daughter, Kate (age 9), has been busy with Duct Tape these days and wanted to show you the basket she made today:
 
 

I just hope I can keep her crafty fingers occupied for the whole summer!  Thanks for coming to visit.

Have a great day,
Kara
















 

47 comments:

  1. Well I'm sorry for the rest of us who have yet to enter into the "yellow" CASology challenge, because I think this is the winner, Kara Lynne. Yup. Already. Adorable, beyond adorable!! I am pinning this and hating - again - that I don't own a Silhouette!!

    You do indeed have a very crafty and talented daughter! Yippee, we need the youngsters to carry on the craft!! xxoo Darnell

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  2. Your daughter's basket is SO COOL!! Love it! And your card is absolutely adorable, Kara Lynne! Love those sweet, little duckies! Made me smile! :)

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  3. really cool card... love the big cut out word and those sweet little ducks!! thanks so much for playing along with CASology!

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  4. So. Stinkin'. SWEET. Those little ducks have totally stolen my heart, and I just love your cut sentiment!

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  5. This is the cutest thing EVER!! :) Love the way the ducks are lined up on the lower border and the little one is perched in the die cut sentiment! So very creative!
    Thanks so much for joining us at CASology this week!

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  6. Ack! This is soooooooooooooooooooooooo cute! I love those duckies and brilliant that you put them on the negative die image. It is also kinda funny that you are featuring ducks and your daughter is featuring Duck-tape...ok duct-tape, but still! :)

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  7. Yes, it is apparent some of us are slow to the race, the duckies have run off with the ribbon. Foiled. Alas, who can blame the little darlings, I could just smother them with kisses they are so outrageously cute!

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  8. This IS Simply Gorgeous!!!! LOVING your daughters basket too!!!

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  9. OH!!!! What a sweet card!!!! :)

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  10. Kara....this card is amazing! I was thinking I have to have that die! Love how you fussy cut the bottom of the ducks,great idea.
    Kate's basket is beautiful ,great job! I remember the kids making duct tape wallets. Tennis lessons sound like a fun way to keep busy.

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  11. this is awesome!! so so cute.....my favorite is that little duck looking at the worm!

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  12. Love it! Great use of the word to fit into your adorable scene! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CASology this week!

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  13. Kara, this is super cute! I can't believe I missed this set from LOTV. Adding this set to my must have list. :)

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  14. Adorable card, and I love you post title! Your daughter's project is so cute!!

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  15. OH MY! Those little ducks are just toooooooo cute! LOVE the negative space with the color card stock-- FAB card!!

    And your daughter's basket is so fun! LOVE her choice of duck tape!! <3

    ps... THANK YOU soooooo much for watching my videos and leaving some love/comments! You made my day!! THANK YOU x100000000!

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  16. So adorable, Kara Lynne! I love the little duck perched on the sentiment! Cuteness! And your daughter's basket is way too cool!

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  17. Your card is so beautiful! Love how you cut the word and those gorgeous ducklings! Your daughter's basket is so cute! keeleyxx

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  18. Your card is adorable, the font perfect and I couldn't help but smile at that little duckling up on the sentiment. Had to pin it for sure! ps your daughter's basket is incredible, such fun colours!

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  19. A whole crafty family! Love the bright & happy card. And the basket is so cool!

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  20. This is card sure made me smile! Precious!

    Your daughter's basket is awesome!

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  21. Oh my, your card is over the top a-dorable!

    Kate, I love what you've done with the duct tape! Such a fun basket!!!

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  22. I agree with Amy, this is sooooo darn CUTE!!! Loving that basket too! :)

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  23. This card is absolutely adorable! I love the little chick up high! :). And that's great that your daughter is getting creative, love that basket! Oh and super jealous of that amazing tennis deal! So awesome!

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  24. Kate's basket is lovely! I totally love, love, love your card. The stamped image is adorable! So glad you joined in on the fun at CASology this week!

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  25. Oh my, that font is just stunning cut out! And the chick hanging out on the letters ... adorable! A fitting sentiment for your card, indeed. And love the duct tape basket - it's amazing all the projects using duct tape these days!

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  26. AWESOME card!!!
    So glad for your comment today - Feels good to know I'm not the only one without a studio to carft in!
    Have a wonderful day, hugs, Karin

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  27. OMG! Kara your card is so cute hun. Love it! I have to say though Kate's basket has stole the show today, it's fab. :o)

    Donna x

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  28. I love that big smile (yours AND the card's). I think I'd better get working on my Silhouette and try something like this.

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  29. I am in Darnell's camp...this is a winner for sure! This is just too darn cute! I love your sweet little duck family, just so fun!

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  30. Kara, if you look up the word "CUTE" in the dictionary, a picture of this card would be there! Made me smile big! (So did your daughter's duct tape basket...my daughters would have so much fun hanging out with her, they make duct tape items almost daily! I have more wallets than I know what to do with!) Thanks for joining us at CASology!

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  31. Gorgeous and cute, I love your card :D Your daughter has done beautifully! A great basket! x

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  32. What a sweet darling card with all the little ducks! And, the basket is so very pretty!

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  33. This card is just adorable Kara! Love it!
    I was so glad to see one of your cards in last week's challenge at Dynamic Duos. :)
    Your daughter's basket is so cute, Hmmm..wonder where she gets her creative talent???
    Thank you for the comments on my blog. I appreciate it so much!

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  34. I don't know how I missed this absolutely adorable card in the gallery...Congrats on your well-deserved HM at CASology!!!
    Love your daughter's basket, too...the apple doesn't fall far from the tree :-)

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  35. This card seriously couldn't be any cuter! I love the scene you created with the ducklings and LOVING the basket by your daughter. She did an AMAZING job!

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  36. oh my gosh! This is absolutely perfect, Kara! Love.it.so.much!! You totally rock this yellow challenge!I am smiling from cheek to cheek:)

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  37. This seriously made me smile - big! What a delightful design and your coloring knocks my sox off. That basket is amazing, too. Talent runs in the family.

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  38. What an adorable design! I just love how you nestled that little duck in between the letters. Awesome coloring, too--the images just pop!

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  39. your card is absolutely PRECIOUS, lovelovelove!!!

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  40. Yippee! I love it when I'm right and everyone else agrees with me, tee hee!! Congratulations, Kara Lynne, for the HM win for your amazing card!!

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  41. Congrats on your HM. I knew I wasn't the only one who would get a smile out of this card - pun intended.

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  42. ok seriously this card is so stinking cute! really! and I am so glad you are back, wondered what happened to you!

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  43. Sooooooo happy for your HM win, Kara Lynne! More, please!! :)

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  44. I can certainly see where your daughter gets her talent! That card is fabulous! I love the word cut-out and those ducklings are adorable!

    I hope the two of you have a wonderful summer. It goes by so fast, doesn't it?

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  45. Your daughter's basket is wonderful! And I love, love, love this sweet card with the one little duck getting into some climbing mischief!!! :)

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  46. Kara Lynne -
    I left you some love on my blog....
    please come and check it out:
    http://greenwoodgirlcards.blogspot.com/2013/06/paying-love-forwardthe-liebster-blog.html

    :) Jill

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