Saturday, July 04, 2009

Happy Birthday America--and A Pink Elephant Challenge

Woohoo...don't you just love a birthday party.... I do... Our DD is having a party at her house today...I think we are going to stay home tonight and not do fireworks. I did however buy some for our little one, but she's staying over at her sisters house. So maybe we will do those next weekend and I'll let her have some friends over and do some swimming and roast marshmellows. Sounds like a has been in my head for weeks now...I don't know what the song is, but it kind of goes like, take a little plan Stan don't need to rush no, hell, I don't remember the words... drop off the key Lee and set yourself think I had heard that on the radio one morning and can't seem to get it out of my head....anyone know the title/words?
On a lighter note, The Pink Elephant is having another challenge. I soo love their challenges. Even though I have only done one and now this is my second, I really enjoy their blog and challenges. This weeks challenge is to use your Favorite Color Combo awesom is that. No sketch, so anything goes, just using your favorite colors. Here's what I came up with. I thought with the 4th coming up this week that I would make a July 4th BBQ invite card. I got out and dusted off my Sizzix red and yellow dies and even used 2 $1.00 stamps that I picked up at AC Moore for this card.
Just a super dupper easy card. I also used my Cuttle Bug and embossed the background of the card and the stars. I have always loved these color combos together. As red is my fav. color and the earth tones reminds me of the beach with black making everything pop off of the page. I even made a layout with the same colors. I had these on my bench so I thought I would take these photos that I just took earlier this week and use them.
The pictures in the photos below I took in our backyard. I did a make shift photo studio with white sheets, our wooden picnic table and our little ones sheer canopy that hangs from the ceiling over top of the bed , strung up from the better than natual lighting...then I did a 4th of July set with our little one and the baby.
(I used 2 clear stamps from KI Memories to make the borders)
these are of our eldest daughter and her little man.. Our first of MANY to come photo shoots. ...heehee...he is so going to hate to come to MeMe's house..
I have to laugh when I look at this photo of him above. If looks could kill...
I tell ya, in the one below, he has such a great set of lungs. He just loves to take a bath, but when we put him in the pool, he didn't want anything to do with it.
Well that's all I have for today. Remember to be safe, have a great time and use tons of sun screen. It's going to be a scorcher today here in Charm City....Hugs....


LORi said...

Your are a hoot!! Loved reading your post!! Your card is wonderful!! Loved the combo!!

Thanks for sharing your adorable girls and handsome little man with us!!

So happy you are joining us again at TPE!! Hope you make it a habit...Now THAT'S a plan Stan!! LOL!!

DonnaMundinger said...

Hey Lady! The song is "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover" by Paul Simon. Now I'LL be singing it all day. Great card! Love the embossed background and I must say you're quite the photographer! Darling pix. Sounds like you had a great 4th! Hugs D

Jen Young said...

cute blog! Love your work! I have an award for you!

Anonymous said...

Sorry i haven't been in here for about a week and i see you've done a lot of work. Love your cards, they are fab!
Love the pictures of your girls and that little man is so handsome!
Don't forget to visit my blog and leave comments on my cards until saturday to be able to win my weekly blog candy and every week until the 16th of august ( birthday day)
Hugs xx

DonnaMundinger said...

I'm BAAAACK! Just to let you know that I finally acknowleged the lovely blog award you gave me back in JUne. so sorry it took me so long. Thank you so much. I'm so behind in posting awards that who knows when I'll be able to thank you publicly (on my blog), but know that I appreciate it from the bottom of my heart! Hugs! D