Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Let the sunshine in...

So can you really believe how fast summer is going by.
It seems the older I get the fast time goes by.
So I soak it all in and try to enjoy everyday I can.

Well it's Tuesday which means time for 
another  challenge over at 
And I am the Host this week, So when I was trying to
come up with a theme for this week the only think that kept popping
 in my head was the hot summer sun that 
we have here in the desert..  So I went with it.
All you need to do for this week challenge is to have a
 "sun" or the word "sun" on your project. 
Pretty easy right!!



I just love this stamp. It is one of my favorites. 
And I must admit I use it a lot.



I made a simple card for this week because it just seem fitting.
I used black embossing powder for my sun so it looks shiny in the
right light.



I did some doddle stitching around the edges. 
Again I don't know why I didn't use my sewing machine. 
Just didn't seem to fit the project. I really don't know why!

So there you have it another card for CCCB.
To get all the details or to see the other DT cards you 
can hop on over to CCCB!

Thanks so much for stopping by and a real big
THANK YOU 
for all your kind comments. 
They mean the world to me!!

31 comments:

Catherine said...

Summer is indeed going fast Linda ~ too fast! How can we slow it down??

Wonderful images!
xo Catherine

Emily Keaton said...

What a cheery, sunshiny card, Linda!! I love the background paper you used. Did you make that yourself? It's perfect for that image!

Cheryl Nelson said...

Such a FAB card! LOVE the stamp work! What a PERFECT image for the challenge! Yep, the summer is going by zoooooomy fast! My daughter was just lamenting that fact yesterday.

Heather Jensen said...

This is beautiful, Linda. I love that sun. I used to have my living room decorated in a bunch of sun pictures just like this in the mid 90's. How funny! :)
Hugs~

Terry said...

Love you welcoming the "sunshine" with your cherry and lovely card! I think the hot summers of the desert and Sun would be wonderful without the dust that follows! Not sure about you, but nothing like dusting and within hours, it is back like Bob! Happy Sunny Tuesday!

smalldot said...

love the simplicity

Audrey Pettit said...

This is just beautiful, Linda! What a fun challenge theme you've come up with this week. So perfect for this time of year. We are in for record breaking heat today, so this seems very fitting. Love that stamp image...so unique and fun. The embossing is a great touch and I love the layers and simple color combo. Totally striking. And I agree, the drawn stitching really seems the ticket here.

Sylvia said...

Such a great sun image, Linda! Your card is happy and warm indeed! Great challenge, have a fun Tuesday!

Cynthia Schelzig said...

Love your Las Vegas sun sunny card...you have so much sun there I know you wanted us to have some...we have it today toooo...almost as hot as Vegas:) Here I am telling you "where to go":)...but if you have not yet posted this and your photo blog on artseebloggers dot com...go get yourself on their girl....you can´t tell that I am a fan of your work can you:) Have a day as shiny as your card Linda..........

Netty said...

Such a wonderful happy sunshiney card Linda. Annette x

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

This is PERFECT, I love that stamp and it fit perfectly well into this week's challenge, I love the dooling stitch as much.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful card Linda! Love that image! Yep, the heat is here to stay for quite sometime in the desert! Hope you are enjoying your summer!

lisa said...

It's beautiful Linda!
So bright, cheerful, and perfect for summer.

Janna Werner said...

Absolutely agree: fabulous stamp but your card is even more fabulous :D Hugs
Janna

Lynnda Hosni said...

This is so beautiful !! I love it Linda!! Your faux stitches is awesome my friend ... Hugs xoxo

Becca said...

I love this stamp Linda! I like it because it reminds me of you! I still love the little gift you made for me a long time ago and used this. Lovely card. :-)

Becca said...

I wanted to tell you too, that I like your music. :-)

Ros said...

Hello ... Love this card Linda ... the stamp is fabulous and I love how you did it with black embossing powder ... you are right about the stitching ... doodle stitches are definitely appropriate here ... enjoy your week ...

Joanne Leddy said...

Oh my gosh ... simply fabulous! Love the contrasting colors - yellow/orange on black ... it screams "SUMMER"!

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hello there Linda, Well you're a sweetie, it's lovely to be missed:0)
Your card's sunny and smiley and gorgeous!! It's great to take your time and consider what you need, thanks for reminding me:0)
My computer is achingly slow and freezes from time to time but I can just about get around on it. Maybe my son can fix the other one at the weekend, fingers crossed eh?
Big hugs to you have fun, Gay xxx

Linda64 said...

Beautiful card, Linda. Love the warm color and the image i of course totally perfect for the theme. Wishiing you a wonderful week and weekend. Hugs

Chris said...

Fabulous sunny card. Love how the black image pops against the yellow.

Stella said...

Stunning stamp and it looks amazing. Your card looks very warm and it's screaming summer :). Fabulous!
Hugs,
Stella

Lynn Richards said...

What a fun project, Linda. The stamp is GREAT.
xo
lynn
p.s. love the pictures in your header!

Gerri Herbst said...

OMG Linda,
this is a wonderful, I do mean wonderful sun. I love this card. It just glows. take care, gerri

Davi said...

HI Linda, tried to stop by last night but blogger just was giving me fits :( I love your card!! The embossed image is sooo beautiful and so very pretty with the dps and the black matting making it really pop!

Tracy said...

Good day sunshine! How can you not smile when you see this card. That is one awesome stamp. No wonder it's one of your favorites. Love it!

Lori said...

That stamp is fabulous and even more so with the black embossing! I love visiting your blog and seeing your beautiful creations!

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous Yummy sun! Lovely stamp and perfect design to showcase the sun! Beautiful card.

Virginia L. said...

I adore this image and how you make it SHINE!!! BEAUTIFUL work, Linda! Thanks for the inspiration for this fun challenge!

Colleen Dietrich said...

May be simple, but it sure is fabulous! My mom loves suns...this would 'wow' her. Too bad she doesn't own a computer, or I'd send her this link! LOL