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Monday, July 6, 2009

Summer Fun

This card reflects what summer typically meant to me growing up. My parents owned a cabin on Lake Tawokani in Texas and we would pack up just about every Friday night and drive the hour to the cabin and spend the weekend. On holiday weekends my dear, departed cousin David and I would sit on the wooden fence that surrounded the cabin my parents owned and the cabin his parents owned and we'd watch the fireworks being shot off over the lake and at times, we'd get to shoot them off in the dirt road in front of our cabins. Sweet memories that I wish I could still share with him but he fought cancer and lost the battle in '99 at a young 30 years old. So this card is for him.


I used this card for four challenges:

Charisma Cards (I start the DT this week woohoo) - Use buttons!

ABC Challenges - U is for United States - use red/white/blue, stars and stripes, etc. This is also for the DT tryout.

Magnolia Down Under Challenges - Magnolia stamp and the posted sketch.

2 Red Bananas - Patriotic!

I hope you like. Thanks for stoppin' by and happy scrappin'!!!


suemon said...

Gorgoeus card, it is so cheerful an cute, an what a happy/sad story, was right there with you.
Sue x

Helen said...

Fab card - love the layout!
Thanks for joining us at the ABC Challenge this week!
Helen x

Debbie Pamment said...

How could this card NOT be fabulous - it has a lot of your heart in it. I'm sure David is smiling down knowing he's remembered with soo much love!
An AWESOME card - thanx soo much for sharing your beautiful work and the story behind it - hope to see you again at MDUC

Kellie said...

Gorgeous card, thanks so much for playing along and joining us at Magnolia Down Under Challenges. Hope to see you back again next challenge.

Norma said...

Karen, what a delightful card. Love the bright summery colour scheme and you colour this card beautifully. Great job in finding the 4 challenges for this card. You go girl!


Kristy Young said...

This is gorgeous, love the dsp and colours you have used. Thanks for playing MDUC #17

Deb said...

Your card is adorable, made even more precious by your special memories! I lost a cousin David too, to a car accident when he was only 17. I have so many wonderful memories of our times together!

Thanks for playing our 2RB challenge! Blessings!

JanJ said...

Beautiful card, love the colours & layout. Thanks for joining us at Charisma this week.

Jan x

Pinky said...

This is just too too cute!

Amy said...

That is a great card and I love how you combined it for many challenges !!!

Jeanette - said...

Beautiful card! Lovely memories and I'm sure David would agree! Thanks for joining us in the 2RedBananas challenge.

Leanne said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Charisma - good luck!

Danielle said...

I can't believe you used to go to Lake Tawokoni!! WOW!! What a small world :)
Oh, and I love your blog and the things you have created!! Gorgeous!
Many Blessings~~
Danielle Wycough

Teresa said...

What an adorable card. Thanks for joining the bananas

Simone said...

Superb card, I really love the colours and image you have used!

Maria Matter said...

This is gorgeous Karen! love that rosey backing paper!
Thanks for sharing!
Blessings, Maria

Cheryl Joshua said...

Beautiful,such lovely DP and embellies......a fab take on the sketch!!! Thanks for joining us at MDUC!

ros said...

beautiful card. great papers and i love the glittery wings


Just to cover all bases...................

I am not the best scrapper out there. I don't claim to be totally original, I lift from many places and in many forms from color combinations, to product usage, to technique and so forth. I try to be fair to all scrappers out there and mention them when I lift from them - now keep in mind, there are so many people out there scrapping, card making and altering items that naturally more than one person will have similar ideas. When I mention lifting, or casing as some call it, I mean when you intentionally take a design you see and duplicate it exactly or only change up the coloring........KWIM???

With that said..........

All content, including text, photographs, and concept design elements are © Karen Brooks unless otherwise noted. Content within this blog is shared for personal, non-commercial use and inspiration only and shall not be used for personal gain or entry into contests or for publication. That wouldn’t be very nice now would it???

Thanks and happy scrappin'!!!!