Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Wishing for Showers

Man, has it been hot! I don't know about you, but summer has hit us here and it's ugly. There's just really no point in having the temperature be over 100 degrees. What is the point of that?! Yuck. I'm trying to keep the running around in the heat to a minimum. Darien is working at the elementary school again this summer, but this year it's only two days a week, which isn't too bad. The other girls don't have regularly scheduled happenings, so that really helps. We thought we'd go to the city to get a break from the heat. Well, even during a heat wave, the city can be quite warm. And even though it was warm in the city (for the city, anyway) 80 degrees beats 107 any day. So while I'm trying to stay nice and cooool, I figure, what's better than stamping? Well, other than playing referee to your bored and bickering kids.
So this is me playing with Scattered Showers. This set is so cute. It was (again!) one of those deals where it's sooo cute, but what would I do with it? Aw, heck. Why worry about such trivial things? So I made a birthday card. If you click it (figures crossed), it should get bigger and you can see the little pearls I put inside the flowers and along the bottom. They were plain ol' white, but I colored them with my Copics to match the ocean tides cardstock. Pretty cool, huh? *i heart my copics!*

This is one of the cards Miss Rachel got in her care package o' cards. I think. Yeah, I sent her this one. It started out completely different and ended up like this. But I made it so long ago, I don't really remember the details. But I do like how it turned out. Oh, I know. I think it was gonna be a tag, like for a gift bag, for some kind of shower. And then I thought she would think I was completely off my rocker, so I turned it into a real card. Yes, that's what happened. Riveting, I know. Anyway, a nice, cool, rain shower sounds so nice right about now. But no. We've got 'burn your feet with no shoes on heat'. And even though it brings school and a crazy hectic schedule, fall just can't come soon enough for me. Well, ok, fall weather.

Stamps: Scattered Showers (PTI), Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Ocean Tides (PTI), Paper: PTI white, Ocean Tides & Lemon Tart, Basic Black (SU!), Accessories: Ocean Tides satin ribbon, Lemon Tart satin ribbon & button (PTI), pearls, Copics: BG72, Y06 & Y02


Anonymous said...

Just adorable! Love the daisy umbrella with the blue pearls. You've got a lot of patience, Mint.

Your Favorite Aunt

P.S. It's raining, here, and not warm...we wish for heat, because there's such a short window of it.

Anonymous said...

Awww, how darned cute is that? I love love love the pearls. And yellow? Wow, don't think I've seen you do much of that color. It is so bright and cheery! Of course, we won't need those umbrellas until November, if then.
Bestest Mom Ever

rachel said...

you colored those little pearly things?? I made the picture bigger (it works!) and they look *perfect.*
I know exactly who to send both my umbrella cards to (I have the pink one too!), but can't bear to part with them yet!!
You need a little stamp for the back of all your cards that says "made by Mint" or something like that. Seriously- your little trade mark belongs on all of these.

Stephanie said...

fun cards. i want rain too. and cool weather.

MintStamps said...

oh, i didn't stamp your cards? sometimes i forget. sorry. i do have one & i'll be sure to do it from now on...ok, i'll be sure to TRY to remember to do it from now on.


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