Monday, July 8, 2013

Beatin' the heat

It's 90 degrees outside with, and I am positive this is true, a 3,000,000% humidity reading. I'll bet that if I looked really closely at our house's exterior, it would be sweating...I've been out there, and unless this place turns to liquid, I'm not going out there again. At least for today. Isn't central air conditioning a blessing?! It's one of those things that I think about, and try to remember being a little one, when no one had a.c. in their homes. How did we manage?

Went to Madison Saturday to watch Grant, Lily, and Drew. They are so darn funny. And boy am I crazy for them. We made cookies, played cards, ate pizza for dinner, made paper hats out of newspaper, and laughed. I had such a good time with them. I hated it when bedtime came. We read a story and then we sang a song. When my son was a baby, he got a wind up baby Big Bird that played the song "Yellow Bird" while it's legs and arms waved. He loved that thing. We'd sing it together as he grew older, and since his first little one was born, we've been singing it to him (and the others who followed). I put it on my iPod. Guess what bedtime song they wanted....yep, "Yellow Bird." It' so sweet and the kids love it. If you haven't heard it, or heard of it and are curious, just google the Mills Brothers, and you can find it, I'm sure.

Now you all know the fabulous Darnell....and if you don't, well, goodness, I don't know where you've been! She is one of those people you want to know! Well, she found a new-to-her challenge, and when you see the inspiration photo, you'll understand why I had to jump on that bandwagon too! First go over and check out Darnell's blog, then come back and see which direction I took. Alrighty then...

I'm sure I've checked out the City Crafter Challenge Blog before, but I haven't played along with them...up till now. So had to play along. Go and see what they're all about, you'll be glad you did.


Killer colors. Don't they just feel like a breath of fresh, cool air?  And this is my take:


Pretty easy to construct. White Bazzill card base, scraps of kraft and vellum, PTI stamp, VersaMagic chalk ink, All Night Media leaves, and Bubbles & Bling blings. That's it. Cool. Happy dances everyone!



14 comments:

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

We've got the same horrible heat/humidity here - yuck! This card just cools me right off, though - lovely colours and wow, those leaves are gorgeous! Well done on the inspiration!

Charlene said...

It was 116 at my house last week and ZI never thought I'd say that 100 was better lol!!! I love your card!! Thanks so much for sharing this week at CCCB :-)

Bobby said...

I love the fossil look of those leaves. Beautiful card!

Marybeth said...

First I must comment on this winning card of yours! Gasp.....it is gorgeous!
Second I so understand your love of your dear GC they are truly Gods blessing. They are also very lucky to have you.
You sent me all over the place today ....the so g and Darnell's blog,that I always love.
Love your gorgeous card.

lostinpaper said...

Oh my, this is stunning! What a fab take on the inspiration.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Thank you for the sweet shoutout, Bevie! I'm all aflush!!

I thought my card was pretty awesome (if I may be so unhumble!), until I saw this out-of-this-world creation of yours! Holy Humidity Heat, Honey! This is, is, I'm speechless, I love it so much!! Pinningly winningly perfect!!'

(Loved your share of the time with the beloved grands and your traditions! Hope the heat wave moves on SOON! Just look at your card when you need to cool off!) Mwah! Darnell

Kim Heggins said...

oh my goodness this is just stunning! I am in love with this inspiration photo but your take on it is simply amazing...love it and I hope some cool weather finds its way to you soon.

Ros Crawford said...

I love the simplicity of this ... it is so beautiful! Thanks so much for playing at CCCB!

Kylie said...

I love reading your posts, Bev. They are such a joy to read. I hope you don't melt. Sounds like perfect weather to hibernate indoors and create. I love your interpretation of the inspiration photo. Those colours are so gorgeous - as you say, killer colours. Your card is so sweet and simple. You're very creative!

Hannelie said...

Bev this is so cool and lovely!Just what I need right now!
We reached 50 degrees Celsius today (122) in your terms... and the humidity 80%... welcome to Abu Dhabi!)

Christina said...

I hope you get a break from the heat soon! We're finally able to open the windows today, so I hope the slightly cooler air heads your way.
Your card has such a wonderful, fresh look, just like the graphic. I love the texture of the torn papers and the drops of "water" bling you added!

Wendy AppleApricot said...

Oh wow... that skeleton leave and it's shadow, that's beautiful!! And I love love love the way you made it seem like beach and sea. Fab card!! I'm happy you joined in this week :) Thanks for joining us at City Crafter and good luck with the sweating house ;) Hugs, Wendy

cm said...

Swelter-fest empathy for you, big time! We cooled off a bit, with more rain in the forecast (of course - because there's a bike race happening!), however, our plans to head to Bend next week means more hot, hot and hot! Your decision to hibernate inside and create a GORGEOUS card - perfect solution for dealing with heat and dazzling all your dedicated fans. Stunning colours, feather, layout: LOVE it!! Your time with the young'uns is so special and precious; they're little for only 'this long' so ever moment must count! How I wish my niece and nephew lived closer!! Hugs to you, my dear, friend, for adding sparkle to my day with your post, your card and your 'links' to some pretty cool sites!!
c

mypapercraftworld said...

Love love LOVE these delicious colours, Bev ... your amazingly light and gentle card captures the inspiration perfectly ... and is completely gaspable ... the leaves, the 'water' droplets, the torn beach and ocean/lake ... I love it! Sounds as though you had a wonderful time with the grandkidlets ... I listened to 'Yellow Bird' ... for the first time in about a hundred years ... happy, happy happy ... I'm singing along with you and the children! Thank you! Anita :)