Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Catered Crop and much, much more: Summer Lovin'

It is time for some Summer Lovin' at Catered Crop!

Sweet, sweet burn of sun and summer wind,
and you my friend, my new fun thing, my summer fling.
~ k.d.lang

Can you feel the love?

I was most definitely feeling the love yesterday because I made three summery cards!  (Or perhaps I was avoiding a paper I need to write in the final week of my class!)  I just couldn't decide what part of summer I wanted to focus on.

The melting popsicles?

Let's Chill

The sunshine and good friends who bring sunshine when I need it!

Bring the Sunshine

Or the cold drinks?  Preferably alcoholic!  And most definitely enjoyed with those good friends!!


I actually don't like summer (because I don't like heat) but I might have just change my mind!!  Striped popsicles, good friends and colorful's all good!

Lots of other details on each of these cards.  The melting popsicle is also for the Reverse Confetti color challenge.  It uses their Let's Chill stamp set and dies, the Doin' the Wave dies to get the tri-color popsicle and the So Stripey stamp set to get the border.

The sunshine card is for the Never-Before-Used-Schtuff challenge. It's my last of the maximum three entries, although I'm embarrassed to admit how many more NBUS cards that I could do.  Besides using stuff from my NBUS stash, the challenge includes a friendship theme.  If you can't read the embossed part of the card it says "You always bring the sunshine".  I am so blessed with good friends who are always willing to lend a listening ear and bring sunshine back into my life.  This card uses Simon Says Stamp products - You Are My Sunshine stamp and die set (with the striped part of the sun from Circle Friends) and the Cloud Bank die.

The row of colorful drinks is for the Paper Smooches Designer Draft.  The drinks are from Paper Smooches Free Spirits stamps and coordinating dies, and the sentiment is from Word Up.

I do hope you play along with the Catered Crop Summer Lovin' challenge.  There's about a week and a half left.  Linda curates a Pinterest board which she introduces when the challenge opens.  Here's a sample.  Then next Sunday, you will see all of the design team cards on the Catered Crop blog.  Hope you are inspired!


  1. All 3 are fab, love the popsicle one!!!

  2. Well, shake hands, Summer is no favourite of mine as well, ha, ha. I like fall and winters best! :-)
    I do love all your cards! Wow, real summerlovin'.
    And yes, all three things/ themes are good ones! moments shared with friends, a nice (non-)alcoholic drink and popsicle's, what more could a person want..... apart from some chocolate now and then, ha, ha.
    And 2 square cards, that's something extraordinary from your hand.... But they're definitely great! Love the outlined clouds and glittery sun. :-)
    The wavy popsicle and perfect sentiment....
    all those cold drinks, great colorcombo!( love the black and white polkadots with the Aquablue! )


  3. Just so adorable & fun, Kim! I love them all!

  4. Looking at your stunning cards, Kims, one would think that you embrace summer wholeheartedly! Your cards certainly do and they couldn't be more fantastic with their sweet details! They are perfect for all the challenges and I appreciate that you have linked again with my NBUS Challenge! Good luck with that paper! Hugs, Darnell

  5. You are on a roll! Great set of cards!

  6. A perfect trio of summery cards!!

  7. Awesome! You have captured the true essence of summer both in colors and design, you inspire me !

  8. Three great summery cards. I especially like the NBUS sunshine card.

  9. Wow, these are fabulous cards! I love them all!

  10. You've conveyed "summer lovin'" in fine flair, style and pizzazz with this trio of terrific, Kim! I agree that too much heat is not fun, but we have yet to experience even 'some' heat...another blustery cloudy day, with the sun peeking fleetingly through cloud pockets. At this point, I say bring on a couple days of hot (and I promise not to whine...okay, maybe a little bit). Popsicles, beverages with umbrellas, and sunny days filled with sunny friendships: recipe for awesome! Fabulousness galore!!

  11. Girl, I'm with you. I don't like the heat. But I freakin' love your trio of terrific treats!

  12. Kim, these are ALL absolutely FREAKIN' FANTASTIC! I especially love the cloud die you used on the second card!

  13. All three cards are adorable! I LOVE your "drinks" card... so cute!
    Thanks for joining us this week at Paper Smooches Sparks!

  14. Kim, these are all so striking. I love love your vellum sentiment on your sunshine and cloud card.


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