Saturday, July 3, 2010

Summer's Lazy Days

Hmmmm....I'm still waiting for summer's lazy days here, but with this 4th of July three day weekend, I'm going to start living them, whether they are actually here for me or not!

Can I just say how much I've missed the blogosphere?!?!!  I've missed creating, posting, reading your comments, and definitely have missed visiting so many of You!!  Thankfully, after a Girl's Night Out with some fantastically creative and fun women (thank you Claire, Elise, & Dana!!), I am getting into the summer's groove and looking forward to more!

What's more Lazy Day appropriate than an easy peasy card, courtesy of a couple of  Echo Park's Sweet Summertime Element Stickers and two different green embroidery threads?! 

That layered embroidery thread makes me want to wriggle my toes in some great green grass.  Maybe I'll water our happy little veggie garden, herb gardens, or graphed apple tree.  Or hook the hose up to the sprinkler the kidlets have been running through this week.  Or opt to simply enjoy some lovely grassy green shades of paint!

It's Independence Day weekend here.  We'll be lighting the barbeque, watching the high school's fireworks from our backyard, enjoying family time, and Hubby has even made sure to book a tee time for some golf the day after.  What are your plans this weekend??

Random Tidbit of the Day:  When I was spell checking this post, I thought I was going to go bonkers, quite literally, when Blogger kept insisting that my 'barbeQue' is really spelled 'barbeCue'.  I thought Blogger must be completely off its rocker and rolling around on the floor.  But, then I came to my senses, began singing Blogger's praises (I wouldn't want it and the famous Murphy to get mad at me and my li'l ol' blog now, right?!?!!), and immediately proceeded to my nearest search engine, entering "barbeque + spelling".  OH MY WORD!!  I never knew there was SO incredibly much information about the variations on the spelling of barbeque, barbecue, BBQ, etc.!!!  Ya learn something new everyday!  What little random tidbit has enlightened you for a moment or two recently?


  1. Such a scrumptious piece of crafting wonderfulness! Oh, Karen! It's like tip-toeing through that green grass you are referencing, to see you get your craft on! DELIGHTFUL! YES, crafting in "Claireland" was fun, fun, fun! We'll definitely get some more of that on the books! I'm glad you are getting a little blog time and THANK you for the fine visitation upon MY blog! You are WONDERFUL! Your 4th plans sound PERFECT!

    {We're going to CENTSATIONAL girl's big party - OMG! I must MAKE her something! hee hee} Love you, dear!

  2. Lovely card - even more lovely in real life! It was a fun evening getting crafty with you!

  3. Give me summer and give me lazy! Can I take nap in your embroidery floss grass? Love the sweet simplicity of this card and I LOVE that I got to watch that magic happen in person the other night! SO great to catch up and make stuff with you and the girls! Happy 4th!

  4. This is so pretty! It just feels so nice and summery!

  5. what a lovely card, karen! so wonderful to see you creating and crafting! and how lucky are you??? getting to craft with those crafy gals, elise, claire & dana! makes me wish i lived in your neck of the woods!! happy 4th!

  6. hey you...doesn't echo park papers just make you happy...super fun card sista!

  7. Hi, Karen! Love this beautiful card. I especially like the combo of kraft with the brights! I see you and yours have been enjoying the holiday weekend and summer days! And thanks for stopping by my blog during my recovery! I appreciate it! :-)


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