Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Summer Picnics

Summertime foods and drinks are the best.  Seasonal fruits and vegetables.  Nice cold beverages.  ICE CREAM!!!!  As a child, I can remember my mother packing a picnic lunch for all of us before we traveled any distance.  Then there were roadside picnic tables available along the highway where we would enjoy our meal.  Now the rest areas come complete with various restaurant chains, vending machines and even gift shops.  No need for a picnic basket.  But my mother still packs that same tin picnic basket (painted with a basket weave design) with paper goods, plastic cutlery, etc. to use at our annual family reunion which isn't too far off.  Any Elliott's reading this?

When I saw the digi image I used on the card below, it went right in my cart. Not only do I love the packed basket, but the mustard and ketchup bottles make me smile. It was designed by Patti Gomez, and is available in her Etsy store, Pattie's Creations Digital Images. She also has a freebie available the first Friday of every month on her blog. 

I used 2 different paper packs for the layers, Dotty Paper a special pack last year from Close to My Heart and the Dear Lizzy Neopolitan Paper Pad from American Crafts and Kraft Paper for the die cut.  The little wood elements and sentiment stamp are also from Close to My Heart.  I put CTMH liquid glass on the ants and watermelon seeds to give them a glossy appearance.

I'll be entering this card in the following challenges:
Anything Goes Challenge #97 - Anything Goes 
Bearly Mine Challenge #96 - Anything Goes
Inky Chicks Challenge #9 - Summer Colors
LEJ Designs Challenge #63 - Cute, Cute, Cute
Ladybug Crafts July Challenge - Favorite Embellishment  (I love the tiny wood embellishments from CTMH and I almost always add some type of bow to my cards.)
Make It Monday #150 - Anything Goes
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge #11 - Use a butterfly on your card
One Stitch at a Time Challenge #173 - Use Your Favorite....  (that would be polka dot paper)
Pumpkin Spice Challenge #29 - Summer
Digitally 'Sweet' Challenge #45 - Sunshine/Summertime
Sister Act Card Challenge #16 - Anything Goes
Wags n Whiskers Challenge # 108- Summer Fun


  1. I remember the roadside picnic tables from when I was a child, too!!! They were made from cement. Stopped at a many of them as I was growing up. Such memories!!
    I so love your card! The picnic basket is fabulous. Love the papers you used, too. Thank you so very much for joining our 'Use Pattern Paper' challenge at Paper Playtime!!!! :)

  2. Great card thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles and good luck x

  3. what a very pretty card Debi.
    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

    Greetings Karin DT Member

  4. Great card!

    Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week, and good luck!

  5. Beautiful card!
    Thank for joining us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.
    Hope to see you again next week:)
    Greetings Kaija DT-member

  6. LOVE the amazing use of dry embossing on the patterned papers! Gorgeous!!! Cute image, too! :)

  7. Great card....love the dry embossing on the printed paper...thank you for joining TTCRD this week.

  8. Fantastic card! I especially like the ketchup and mustard on the image as well. I also like the wood elements.
    Thank you for joining us on the Summer Fun Challenge at Wags 'n Whiskers.
    Yolanda DT

  9. Beautiful card . I love the image and that embossed background .
    Enjoyed reading your picnic story too . Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday .

  10. great cute image and love the textured papers-thanks for joining the challenge at Lej designs
    Carol DT x

  11. Wonderful design and elements on this pretty card! I saw you on MIM today :)

  12. What a great fun card, I just love the image. Thank you for joining us at BMD. Good Luck xoxoxo

  13. Fun and fruity
    Thanks for joining in at One Stitch At A Time
    Hugs katie x

  14. Lovely card and design. Thank you for joining us at Artistic this week. Abbie (Owner) xx

  15. Your card is amazing!
    Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet!

  16. Love your design, so nice!! Thank you for join us at Artistic Inspirations this week, hugs Kate (DT)

  17. Wonderful card with such a cute image. Love that SU embossing folder...looks great in your design. Caught you on MIM. Pat K x

  18. I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!

    My entries are #3, #4, #98, #152, and #154.

    I would love to have you visit my blogs: Paper and Scraps Creations by Julia and Me and Myself on the Dark… and become a follower.



  19. such a wonderful and cheerful card, thank you so much for entering the Artistic challenge and good luck. Tina-Maree x

  20. Love this card

    Thank you for joining this week at Artistic Inspirations

    Zoe x
    Handmade with lots of Love
    Co-Owner of at Creative Fingers

  21. Such a fun card!! LOVE that adorable scene!
    Thanks for sharing and linking this up over at The Kraft Journal for our Tie it On Challenge! Hope to see you play along for our next challenge! Have a GREAT weekend!

  22. Fabby card, and so lovely that it brings such wonderful memories to you... and yes I had to giggle at the mustard and sauces bottles :).. Thank you so much for sharing with us at BearlyMine Challenges this time, good luck. hugs Jackie. x

  23. A fabulous card... love the design and colours.

    Thanks for sharing at Anything Goes this time.

    Christine x


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