Monday, August 15, 2011

the Darling Girls are HOT!

Well, not Noon EST, but

Paola sent a sweet kit (which I didn't do justice to) and challenges us to make a Summer fun card!  It is hot out, after all!

*Stamped image : 'Poolside Chicken' by Penny Black
*Designer Papers: DWCV + K & Company
*strip of bazzill card stock -dry embossed with 'Divine Swirls' CB folder-
*Vellum Quotes by : DWCV (playing on opposites *hot/cool*)
*SIzzix cut out leaves
*Orange satin flower from Michael
*Faux button
*Orange/Yellow thread
*Brocade blue 5/8" grosgrain ribbon from SU!
*Green velvety zigzag ribbon from Michaels
*Red zig zag c/s border
*Dolphin and Star fish stickers (thanks to Barb!) :o)
Paola also asked that we share a favorite summer memory - what's better than growing up on a ( I told you that story before, so am not going to bore you again).... 
And, she asked that we share a favorite drink recipe with y'all!
This is for family friendly Strawberry Smoothies:
2c crushed ice
2c frozen strawberries
1 scoop of vanilla whey protein powder
3 oz strawberry sugar free drink mix
12 oz water
Pulse it up in your blender and pour into tall glasses, using thick straws, slurp to your heart's content!!
Thanks for joining me today!!!



Judy McMullen said...

Wonderful card, April! Love how you used the elements and a beautiful design to create a really outstanding card! Great drink recipe. Uh, I think you meant to say Dueling Darlings...not Calendar Girls for this round! ;)

KER said...

all around the waves...the colors and coloring...the smoothie sounds yummy!

:: BlueInks :: said...

Oh April, you have a winner in how you cut your embossed piece. Great idea! Will have to remember that one!!! Your card is adorable and the kit was too cute.

Lola said...

I really like your waves/embossing. And that little guy is just adorable. Thanks for the recipe!

Tammy said...

Love the image and the fun card you created!

Barb said...

April--Very Cute Card--I love how you use the embossed piece and the colors you used on the image!

Carol W said...

Oh wow April...your card is awesome....pffffftttt to not doing the kit you need your glasses replaced???? This card is wonderful (and so are you). Great job with this and the recipe sounds so dog gone yummy....wouldn't it be fun to mix some up and just sit and sip and stamp and talk and do that all over again....great job my friend.....♥

Darlene said...

So clever making the waves, April!! Simply wonderful idea. The strawberry smoothies sound great too. Nice job on the card this month.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

April, your card is soooooo cute!!! I think Carol's right... you should schedule an appointment with the eye doctor ASAP! I love the way you trimmed the embossed paper and then placed it behind the image. Such fun!

And SLURP!!! That recipe sounds marvelous!

Lone Pine Designs said...

A very cute summery card! Thanks for the recipe!

MiamiKel said...

So sweet! What a cute chickie chillin' on the raft, floating along! All it's missing is the lazy river, lol! x0x0

Terry Ladwig said...

Cute card...and I absolutely love what you did with the dolphin jumping through the waves!! Great idea!!

Love it!!!

Kathy and Lucky said...

what a really cute card, love how you did the embossing and cut it out with the little dolphin, of course the image is sweet. Yummy recipe will have to give that a try. Tell your son, thank you so much, well you as well, always love when you stop by, I have been so busy lately I am hit and miss with my comments:(

dweatter said...

So cute!! Love how you used the embossed paper. Couldn't quite work that in on my card.

Melina said...

very cute! You did a great job! And you could never bore me! Thanks for the smoothie recipe :)