Saturday, September 1, 2012

So Long, Summer Sketch

Oh could it be?  September 1st is here and that means school starts for us on Tuesday!  While July moved at a lovely leisurely pace, it seems that August went by in a lightening flash!  I thought I would use Lynn's sketch at the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge Blog to say "So Long, Summer!"

I chose the Playful Pinwheels set for a last summer "hurrah!" (Yes, I am being overly dramatic!  You can be sure that I will use this set again and again throughout the year :))

Used papers from Simple Stories "Happy Day" pinwheels included!  I stamped and paper-pieced the big pinwheel to match.  The yellow dotted paper is from My Mind's Eye, and it is cut with a Grand Labels 11 die from Spellbinders.  Couldn't leave out a bit of lovely linen washi tape from!

Will you say goodbye to summer with this sketch?  Or are you going to hop head first into fall, Halloween, and even Christmas?!  Whatever you chose, upload your creation HERE by next Friday, September 8th.  Be sure to include at least one Waltzingmouse Stamps image on your project to be eligible to be the randomly-selected player who will win a WMS stamp set of choice!

JUST A NOTE:  Be sure to watch Claire's blog HERE as she has announced that some new August release stock is starting to come in!

Stamps:  Playful Pinwheels, Waltzingmouse Stamps
Paper:  Simple Stories "Happy Day" Collection,  My Mind's Eye, Papertrey Ink Rustic Cream
Ink:  Memento Espresso Truffle, Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress ink
Other:  Spellbinders Grand Labels 11 Nestabilities, twine, wooden button, linen washi tape from, corner rounder punch


Jeanne J. said...

Oh Kelly! I am lovin the fun colors on your pinwheel design! Even the scalloped edge on the bottom shouts FUN! All the polka dots and colorful stripes... What a great expression of your bubbly personality! And the linen is washi tape? Would have never guessed - looks like the real deal - Perfect!

Unknown said...

This is so adorable, Kelly. What awesome elements you have that go so perfectly with that whimsical pinwheel. Amazing creativity!

Cathy Weber said...

Love those pinwheels...makes everything so happy and cheery. You pieced the cutest papers for your and I really like that burlap type paper in the background.

Kim Heggins said...

Love your pinwheel, the polka dots and stripes are so fun and go so well with the Happy Days paper. Don't you just love that paper, just too darn cute and really adds your amazing card.

Jen Cuthbertson said...

I love those pinwheels - so cute! And, I totally feel you on August! Where did it go!!?

Vickie Z said...

Love those pinwheels! The bright colors are fabulous....some could say I'm dramatic 'cause I have a tendency to use exclamation points?

Anne-Elise said...

Love your pinwheels, Kelly! Your card is so bright and beautiful, love it!

Marlena M. said...

Lovely pinwheel creation! Wonderful details like the button and scalloped layer, Kelly.