Friday, June 10, 2011

Summer Begins Blog Hop Day 1

Hi all and welcome to the Summer Begins Blog Hop. I did have another project planned for this hop, but my computer fried on me, so I am using a friends and have another project that I am putting up for the first post of this hop. There are some wonderfully talented ladies on this hop and know that you will enjoy peeking all that they have created. Please be sure to come back on Sunday to see the other creations that we have for you to view.

I am offering blog candy for any and all that post. You can get more chances to win if you post on both days, so double your chances. The blog candy I am offering is a Stampin' Up Punch Border Scallop Trim. It is a great punch and I do love how easy they punch and store.

Well on to my first project:

I am sure you all are going that has nothing to do with summer. Well here in California (Northern) we have just in the past 4 days had good weather. The birds are finally singing in the morning and flying around my trees. We have been so cold and wet that we really had one of those soggy Spring Seasons. This is a card I made for a friend of mine who has been really depressed about the weather. She has some type of bird that during the warm days takes out with her on the porch and he sings like crazy to the other birds outside. It is a wonderful thing to hear. Well finally on Wednesday her little Pepper sang, and boy did he sing his little heart out. My friend was in tears, cause she said it had been to long of a Winter and she truly missed his singing.  Well this is what the begining of Summer means to me this year.


Papers Used:

Misc. scraps from my scrap files (still trying to go green).

Stamps Used:

Bird Cage - Stampin' Up - Chic Boutique
Here for You - Stampin' Up - Friends 24-7

Punches Used:

Label - Stampin' Up - Curly Label Extra-Large
Border - Stampin' Up - Eyelet Border

Stamped Images Inks Used:

Bird Cage - Memento - Tuxedo Black
Here for You - Stampin' Up - Pacific Point

Image Colored Inks Used:

Bird Cage:

Chrome Orange - Copic YR04 
Lilac - Copic V04
Emerald Green - Copic G05
Tahitian Blue - Copic B04

Glitter Pen - atyou Spica - Peach 15

Well I hope you liked my project and return on Sunday to see the special Summer Journal I made for my youngest to journal all the things she will do this summer. Your next stop is One by One the Flamingos are Stealing my Sanity

Here is the list of blogs you will be hopping over to:

Karel J
Scraps To Treasures
Jen M
Jen P
Lisa K

Thank you all and God Bless and Keep You.


  1. Such a soft and sweet card! Thanks for the card and the hop!


  2. Kathryn, I love your card. Yes, it's wonderful to hear the birds singing. I love to hear their little voices. Makes for a brighter day.


  3. awe love the bird and the colors

  4. Cute card. Thanks for hosting a wonderful hop!!


  5. Cute Card!! Thank you for hosting a wonderful hop!!


  6. Kathryn,
    Thanks for letting me be apart of your hop... I'm going to be starting the hop now but finishing up later on today... have to go shopping...

    Thanks for your kind comment on my project... I'm always looking for great ways to display my seashells.. If your interested you can now pick up an empty jar at either M or AC and probablly J's ...

    Thanks for doing this hop.
    mpetrovich23 at yahoo dot com

  7. What a pretty card! I know what you are talking about with a soggy long spring, here in Michigan it still seems that way. TFS

  8. What a beautiful card. Thanks for all the instructions too.

  9. Ah - well that card was perfect
    It seems like here in New Mexico the weather warmed up overnight

  10. Great little bird card to cheer up your friend. I am in Northern Ca in Pleasanton. It is yucky today.

  11. Very pretty card and TFS and the chance to win. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

  12. Thanks for the great idea and the hop! I love seeing all the great ideas!

  13. Such a cute card! Thanks for hosting the hop!

  14. Love the colors you used! Our birds have been here in force the last week or so - we've missed them so I'm glad you are enjoying your birds too.

  15. Oh how I agree with you about the long hard winter and late spring. It is so sad that I had my fireplace on last night to help keep me warm. Love your card and it really does shout out Welcome Summer!

  16. awesome job - and thanks for hosting another great hop

  17. What a sweet story to go with the sweet card.

  18. Sweet card. Love the birdcage. TFS

    pennyspad at sbcglobal dot net

  19. What a sweet card. Love the birdcage and nice colors too.