Monday, December 29, 2008

A Sunny Hello

For the Limited Supplies Challenge on Splitcoaststampers this week, we were to make a card that had nothing to do with Christmas: no holiday stamps, no holiday sentiments, and no red and green. Well, I almost did it. After I submitted my card, I realized there was green on it. Oops. I didn't mean to, but I think my mind was thinking 'No Christmas Green', not 'No Citrus Green'. Of all the challenges on Splitcoaststampers, I think the Limited Supplies Challenge is always the hardest one for me, because I don't create well with limitations. Most creative people don't. As a result, I don't do this challenge too often, and when I do, I almost always make a mistake. LOL!
I also submitted this card for the Holiday Challenge Extravaganza week going on at Splitcoaststampers. For this challenge, we were to make a card that from a life's memory. My memory was of when I was a little girl and my friends and I decided to make a lemonade stand so we could make lots and lots of money. Oh, we were so excited to begin our business adventure and thought we'd get lots of business and were filled with such high hopes. However, our hopes were quickly dashed when we sat in the hot sun all day without a single customer, for we set our little stand up right in front of my house, on a residential street, where there weren't any people walking around. But then, to our excitement, a businessman showed up and bought a glass of lemonade. I'll never forget how nervous I was taking his money and pouring his drink. Would it taste good? Was it sweet enough? Would he even like it? What if he didn't, would he want his money back? Then, to my surprise, he drank the whole glass down without even stopping for air, then, said 'Thank you' with a smile on his face, and walked away. I'm sure that lemonade probably tasted terrible after it sat in the hot sun all day, and I'm really sure that man probably didn't want that lemonade at all, but he sure brightened this little girl's day!
I used the retired Stampin Up! set 'Simply Summer' for the main image and sentiment. The sentiment is cut with the Cuttlebug Circle Dies and mounted up on dimensionals. I colored the image with Copic Markers. The background is just one sheet of Designer Paper from DCVW's 'The Sweet Stack'. Ribbon was added for embellishment.
Have a great day! Amy

1 comment:

  1. I love this sunny, summery card! Thanks for the walk down memory lane -- lemonade stands are such a great part of childhood! :)


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