Welcome Summer...at least Wishful Thinking!

I have to admit that the cloudiness and the dreariness the last couple of days have been weighing down my soul!  I'm in need of a good dose of sunshine!
You will see that this is reflected in the card I have to share with you today!

It's Wednesday, which means its a new challenge over at The Crafter's Cafe!
We have an easy one for you this week!

Our theme is...

"Make a Square Card"

This week we are sponsored by...


Be sure to check out The Crafter's Cafe blog to see what types of prizes are being awarded!

I was able to create with a Stamping Boutique Image...and it totally made me wish it was summer!
Now, I am not a beach/water type person, but I was just telling my husband yesterday that the winter has seemed so long and cold that I found myself wishing we had gone on a warm winter vacation!

You can see those feelings clearly reflected in this creation...

I colored up the image using my Spectrum Noir markers.  I added some light blue Stickles to the sky to give it a free and breezy kinda feeling, and also added some vintage colored Stickles to the beach so that there was some texture and sparkle to the sand.  I added the sentiment which was printed and cut using my Silhouette Cameo and lastly added the 3 colorful buttons in the bottom corner.  The background paper is from a Lori Whitlock collection...and I loved the stripes as they reminded me of a beach towel.
A simple, yet hopefully bright and cheery card!

I hope you're able to make some time to play along with us at The Crafter's Cafe this week!  I know square cards are very popular and I'm assuming our submissions could reach a good number!

Until next time...

This card has been shared in the following challenges...
Cuttin' and Stampin' Challenges..."Colors red, green, blue, yellow and teal"
Fan-Tastic Tuesday..."Anything Goes"
Digi Makeover Challenges...."Colors of the Rainbow"
Without Words..."Hobbies/Relax"
Addicted to Stamps and More..."Make Your Mark"
Little Red Wagon..."A Rainbow of Colors"


Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

What a fun summertime card!

cass said...

Wonderful summer card, love the image, great inspiration this week for out challenge at the Crafters Cafe this week

Unknown said...

Such a Cute Design, love all the texture..thank you so much for sharing with us over at Fan-Tastic Tuesday we would love you to join us again next week for another fab challenge...Good Luck
Suzy B~Owner~Fan~Tastic Tuesday

Sue said...

What a sweet and colourful summer card! Thank you for joining us at ATSM.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

What a cute card! We are wishing for some warmth here too! Thanks for joining us at the Cuttin and Stamping Challenge Blog!

Joanne said...

Such a lovely card! It makes me want to be at the beach! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon :)
Joanne xo

Deepti said...

What a sweet summery scene :) thank you for sharing with ATSM !!

Emily Lauritzen said...

Perfect summer card! It's definitely an appreciated sight in all this snow! Thanks for joining us at Digi Makeover!
<3 Emily L.-DT

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

What a great card!!! Thank you for joining the Cuttin' and Stampin' challenge! Lynda - DT Member

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