Monday, June 3, 2013

It's Summertime!

It's time again for the latest A Muse Studio Challenge and this time I get to be the hostess.  In honor of the ice breaking on the Santa Cruz River* this weekend, I thought this latest challenge should be all about summer!  I apologize in advance if you are still shoveling snow.  Try to think ahead to warmer times.... I promise they are coming!

Summer is a time to carefree and have fun! What do you do in the summer?  Summer is all about vacations, food, great times, and outdoor activities.  I work at a school so I still associate summer as a time with no school, even though my school has summer classes.  Summer students tend to be serious folk who know what they want so they don't need us around to hold their hands, so summer is a much more laid back time.

What does summer mean to you?  Summer here is about extreme heat and sunshine, wearing gloves to drive your car, and looking for the cool shady areas to while away the hours.  Tucson empties out in the summer as the university students and winter visitors all head home and many permanent residents leave for vacations in cooler locations.

So, for this challenge think of what summer means to you and make a card representing that.  You don't have to use A Muse Studio stamps but you get bonus points if you do.  Swing on by our Challenge Blog and link up your summery card today!

The Fine Print: *Having the "ice break on the Santa Cruz" means we hit 100 degrees for the first time that year.  All card products by A Muse Studio.  Bike Card: stamps used-Enjoy the Ride and Friends Fur-Ever (for the stamped grass that mostly got covered up); cardstock used-Bermuda, grass and papaya; Other supplies-Bermuda tiny pearls. Beach card: stamps used Grunged Sunrays and Life's a Breeze; cardstock used-ocean blue, cherry red ad sugar white; other info-sand is cocoa ink sponged on with a dauber.


Squirrel x said...

Both fabulous cards hun, love the bicycle one particularly, reminds me of my long past youth. 100 degress? Ick!! Hugs Sxx

butterfly said...

Great challenge theme, and I love the bike too. So, 100 degrees, and a long hot summer to come... I wish you luck!
Alison xx

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Thank you for the summer challenge! I just emailed you! Carri~Abusybee