July 29, 2014

You Make Me Happy


The weather here has been absolutely gorgeous the last couple days.  Highs only reaching the mid to upper 70's with a nice breeze.  It almost feels like fall already.  Unfortunately, I've heard many people say that this winter is going to be brutal in this area.  I'm hoping they're wrong. lol  For now I'll just enjoy the sunshine and warm weather hoping it continues for a while.  Because of the beautiful weekend, I was inspired to make something "summery".  Here is what I wound up with.

I adore this stamp set.  When I was a child we lived in Brownsville, TX, for about two years.  Back in the summer of 1980, hurricane Allen hit the coast.  It was recommended that we evacuate the area, so we headed to San Antonio, to stay with my grandparents.  On the drive up, my mom taught me the song "You Are My Sunshine".  Since then, it has always been our thing.  When I was young, she used to leave me notes in my lunchbox with the lyrics to the song, and as I got older, she'd email me or text me the lyrics to let me know she was thinking about me.  When I saw this set from CAS-ual Fridays, I knew it had to be mine.  Now she'll get a few cards and notes randomly tucked into things, to surprise her.  For this card, I was excited to combine the following challenges.

Just Us Girls Challenge #251: Summer BBQ Photo Inspiration
Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #29: Sketch
The Pink Elephant Challenge #26: Anything Goes

I hope that everyone has a wonderful day, and that you have someone who makes you happy, when skies are gray.

Stay crafty my friends!

What's In It?
Paper: Orange Shimmer cardstock, Teal cardstock, SU Whisper White cardstock, Simple Stories Snap Life patterned paper
Stamps: CAS-ual Fridays Sunbeams
Ink: Hero Arts Neon Pink & Neon Sunshine dye ink
Accessories: Smooth Circle Nestabilities, Stitched Olive Grosgrain ribbon


Sharyn Polesel said...

Great card! Isn't it great that a stamp set can bring back such wonderful memories! It happens to me all of the time. Thanks so much for joining us at Just Us Girls!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Well look at who played along! HEY STEPHANIE!! Super fun card - Thanks for joining in with JUGS!

Marisa said...

Such a fun, cheery card :) Love it! Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls.

Nancy said...

Really love your card Stephanie! That sun looks really good! Thrilled you joined us again at Just Us Girls!