Friday, April 16, 2010

It Feels Like Summer......

The last few days here in Chicago have felt like the middle of June. Temps in the 80's and the sun shining! We have a mentoring program at my school, and the teachers and their student flew kites after school. None of these kids have ever flown a kite before, especially living in an age where electronics have taken over! The kids had a blast, and it was such an awesome experience to see 13 kites up in the air! Damn me, for not taking any pics!

My card today is definitely inspired by the warmer temps.....it has juicy Popsicle like colors.....orange and hot pink! The papers are by Papertrey Ink and K & Company. I used the Spellbinders in an opposite way than I normally use them. I cut into each matte, each matte having a smaller circle. I lined the 3 mattes up, largest circle on top, and each one under it gets smaller. This is the effect you get!

The Daisy is from the JustRite's My Garden and Border's set. It was colored with Copics several times, cut out, and the various layers placed on pop dots. And since none of my cards are safe from glitter.....this one was no exception! LOL!

Busy weekend ahead.....once again! I am back at Gram's again tomorrow morning to clean, then hosting a tiny get together for my mom's birthday. Sunday, I need to catch up at home a bit. Do my laundry, clean, and spend some time with the kids.
What are your plans?
Thanks for stopping by.....I love your visits!!!

11 comments:

Jocelyn said...

Oh Michele...this card is just stunning...I adore the colors and the flower!!! Those are my two favorite colors for summer!!!

I bet the children did have a grand time flying kites.....

We have a quiet weekend.....Yippee!!! I could use some down time!!! Hubby has a vacation next week, so we get to spend lots of time together!!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

this is another michelle beauty! those colors are awesome and that flower is too! hasn't this weather been fabulous????

have a wonderful weekend!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh this is BEAUTIFUL Michele!! I loveeeeeeeeeeee the colors and the GLITTER!! And the kite flying sounds fun!!! I can't believe the kids had never flown one before....wow! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

~amy~ said...

Oh this is sooo fabbie...the colors are sooo striking and happy! Love the glitzy flower!! happy friday!

Julie said...

So sad that kids are losing the art of real playing, isn't it?! SO great that you got them outside with kites! I'll bet they'll never forget that experience!

Your card is just beautiful, Michele! I love all the glitter on the flower--perfect! Nothing's safe from glitter at my house, either!

Hope your day is wonderful and continues to feel like June...

1CardCreator said...

What a neat way to use your Spellbinders! The card is beautiful and I love your flower! Thanks for sharing. ~Diane

Joan said...

What a fabulous summery card!!!! I love that flower in the centre too - it ROCKS!! I remember the first time I flew a kite - I was in my 20's. It was the most exhilerating experience - What a fantastic thing to share with the kids!!!!

Brenda Brown said...

Wow, don't these colours look simply divine. Gorgeous card.
Flying kites is something I used to love to do with my classes, they can learn so much from such a simple activity. Good to hear you got them out playing like that.
have a good weekend.
LOL Bxx

Shawne said...

Oohhh, ahhh, I love trhe matt effect and the glitter, so pretty and bright!

Creative Mish said...

My favorite Popsicle flavors! I love the card! what a great way to nest. I've got to try it and I love the flower. so pretty. I seen a few kids in the part flying kites yesterday too. I loved it when I was a kid. So fun... We are having my daughters bridal shower Sunday. That will be alot of fun. Today I'm going to enjoy the sun. High of 75!

Julie Masse said...

Very very pretty!! LOVE the colors - bright and cheery and glitter . . so happy! :)