Thursday, June 25, 2015

Taylored Expressions: Sweet Summer Fun

I am not a summer person.  I don't do heat.  I don't like bugs.  I hate the noise of fans running non-stop in my house.  My favorite day of the year is the first fall day that it is cool enough to turn off the fans and there is peace.

In fairness, there are a few things that I like.  I love hiking in our Colorado mountains.  I love sitting on the deck as the sun goes down.  And I really, really love fresh-squeezed lemonade!

TE Sweet Summer Fun

I have started collecting the monthly script dies from Taylored Expressions.  I started with June which includes the words sun fun, dad, summer, June, vacation.  They aren't overtly for cardmaking, but I have so many typical dies like birthday, get well, etc. - I love adding to my collection with more unique words so I can do different sayings.

To use my June set for the first time, I knew I had to use "fun" because I love the "f", but since I think it's clear that "summer" and "fun" don't go together for me - I dug around and found the "sweet" stamp - which then obviously led me to the lemonade!!

TE Sweet Summer Fun

I did have fun coloring in the lemonade and made sure I added a touch of sparkle to those wonderful, cold ice cubes!

TE Sweet Summer Fun

Now I'm going to head out for a walk (since it's 6 a.m. and only 62 degrees)!  And then, I'm going to squeeze some lemons, add some fresh mint and a pinch of nutmeg - and I'm ready to face the day!

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TE Sweet Summer Fun

13 comments:

Tracey McNeely said...

This is so cute Kim, I love all the fabulous summer colours!

snappy scrappy said...

Super cute!!! I agree...I'm not a big fan of the heat...when it's hot I hide in my house in the air conditioning like a vampire...I also burn like crazy too. I think living in a place that was in the mid 70's all year round would be perfect.

Tenia Nelson said...

Super CUTE!!

Happy Dance said...

I'm with you...cooler weather suits my body much better! And there's nothing like an ice cold lemonade on a hot summer's day. When I was much younger, I loved adding a splash of gin to it too, lol! Sweet card! That "F" is pretty fun, and I love the little scene you've created. Those clouds are the perfect background too. Love this summery card! Bev

Lisa said...

Cute summer card Kim! I love fresh squeezed lemonade too!!

Kara said...

so summery!!

Linda Callahan said...

This is adorable! And I am a total fan of sweatshirt weather!

Deepti said...

Such a lovely summer scene :) I wanna be in this place :D

cm said...

Sounds like we share similar perspectives about hot weather...and we're in for an uncharacteristic heat wave here that's garnered 'Special Weather Alerts' in our area. Crazy! We're off on a hike today in the mountains; hopefully it will be cooler where we're going than the 34C anticipated in town. Of course, because such weather is rare, we don't have AC...which is fine, but...swelter-festing is not fun! Love your card...fresh, fabulous and simply delicious!
~c

Sheri Gilson said...

R super cute summer time card! Love the fun bench scene you created!

Diane said...

Wonderful coloring and what a cool and refreshing design.

Hugs Diane

Joan Ervin said...

What a darling little summer scene, Kim...you have used some of my favorite dies and I love the pretty colors!!!!!

Jennifer Shults said...

This is gorgeous Kim! I love the park bench with the umbrella... that's a great idea and I ADORE what you did with the sentiments! Perfect!!