Tuesday, September 7, 2010

The End of Summer

I refuse to accept the end of summer. Not because I love it so much, or that I dread fall. Exactly the opposite in fact. I love the holiday season! Everything about it. The weather, the clothes (can we say fashion heaven?!), the smells, the memories, the corny music...just everything about it. But, I'm also one of those people who prolongs and savors every moment. Yep, I'm that crazy person. You know...the who unwraps presents one piece of tape at a time. I eat my favorite dessert, cheesecake, only once a year. On my birthday, because it makes it that much more special. I actually held out opening my first sample sheet of Wplus9 stamps until late in the evening when I could open them, test them, and enjoy them uninterrupted. Yep, that's me.

So yes, I refuse to accept that summer is drawing to an end, because I know that the holidays will be over in a blink of an eye and I just want it to last. So, in my complete denial, I'm sharing a nice bright summery card with you today.

I am still loving this color combo and can not wait to go through all of the entries for the current Color Cue. You guys always blow me away! For this card, I paired some of that fabulous My Mind's Eye paper from the Quite Contrary collection with a sentiment from The Birds & The Bees. This one just makes me happy. ;o)

Hope you all had a wonderful holiday weekend. I spent lots of much needed time with the family. Where does life go? Sometimes you just have to stop...and hug the kids.

22 comments:

  1. Thanks for the advice Dawn, I often forget to just stop and hug my two boys. Lovely card, and it is so bright and cheery, puts a smile to my face. Right, now off to hug my boys.

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  2. You're funny- I like the description of opening your news stamps- I will get to experience that for the first time- I just ordered the Medallion set! Can't wait to get it!

    Anyhow, I came to comment on your adorable card and then I read your opening paragraph and thought that maybe I had written it on your blog- we like to do things the same way!

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  3. Love the colours of this card... Neat and cute. Love it. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. I totally agree about winter clothes being more fun fashion-wise. I also open presents really slow - I like to preserve the gift wrap.

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  5. dawn, this is simply adorable! (the older i get, the faster the seasons fly by:)

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  6. Oh this is perfect for an end of summer card! I really love it!

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  7. Oh yes, I agree....the holiday's come and go way too quickly....your card is so very tweet:)

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  8. Dawn, love this card...especially the scallop on top!

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  9. Lovely balance of colours and design. And I will be hanging on to summer there with you despite the storm last night which is trying to tell me otherwise!

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  10. I love this card and your end of summer post has me savoring summer, too.

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  11. Super cute! LOVE those little birds! And it doesn't mean you're crazy... just uniquely you, which is a super, good thing :)!

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  12. Great job. I love this card. Totally rocked the color challenge.
    I am so with you on the savoring everything. I am hating summer here but I also miss it because it means that the year is coming to a close and with that my baby years. My youngest will be 1 before I know it and then what do I do? I hope you get to enjoy the rest of your summer.

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  13. Awww....Dawn this is adorable! I love the color combo too! :)

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  14. Amen, sista! {Hugging those lil' buggers is like gas in my tank!} I'm glad you topped off the summer with one more FANTASTIC creation with this yummy palette! Such fun! - I'm digging that faux stitching!!! You're such a hoot!

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  15. This is BEAUTIFUL Dawn! :) I am soooo with you on the end of summer thing :( I am dreading it big time too! Atleast we have the holidays though!!!

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  16. I love the fresh colors of this card and the design is fabulous! I am ready for Fall but do miss all the time I spent with my girls this summer. They are little for such a short time--which is why I don't complain when I wake up with a bony elbow in my face. One day, my little one will stop crawling in my bed during the night and I will miss it.

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  17. Love the row of birds and the sentiment is so perfect!!
    I love the holidays, cant wait till Christmas:-)

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  18. So pretty Dawn! I'm refusing for Summer to end too!

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  19. Super cute card!
    I am so sorry I didn't make time to enter in this color challenge. These colors are fabulous! I will get around to using them. I've been too busy hugging the kids. LOL. :)

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  20. Adorable card. You make it look so effortless!

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