Yup, summer is here. We are having beautiful summer weather right now, but next week it is supposed to be back into the summer heat.
This is a holiday weekend here in the US and many of those typical New England/American summer activities are going on:
cookouts, swimming, boating, parades. fireworks, eating ice cream, and eating hot dogs and also hamburgers, hanging out with friends and family, camp fires, summer vacations, and watching fireflies flit...(OK stop me from babbling here now... this is what happens when I am tired and write a post.)
All this inspired me to make this
kind of child like summer journal page. Just about ice cream and Popsicles though.
The quote goes all around the edge of the page but my cropping cut it off. Sorry for the not so complete page. I made the background when I was Gelli printing a week ago. I used some foam stamps on the Gelli plate and then I cleaned them off by stamping them on this page. All I had to do was add a little spray ink and my border stamping in black and that gave me my background. Then I added these die cuts in my stash, and with the help of a little paint, I colored them. I also added the white paint dots on the background and the few other details (like the stenciled and painted letters) to make the main phrase on the page.
My husband and daughter both decided to take a little longer holiday weekend, and since they were off from work yesterday, we went out boating yesterday on a local lake. We docked for lunch and took a little walk. During that walk I made lots of interesting discoveries.
Like this sign outside an ice cream parlor.
And found these gorgeous roses.
This white hotel had flower boxes all along one side with these bright pink petunias in them
And there were a few sculptures even. There were these silver polar bears made from heating duct work.
And this metal image which I first thought was a dog, but now think is a fox.
And look at this gorgeous doorway in this fence. That round opening is looking out onto the lake.
I thought this river otter sculpture was too cute.
And for you ecological conscience people, here a rule you need to follow around the water.
I am linking to this page to Paint Party Friday. Thanks to Eva and Kristen for hosting. Be sure to stop by and see what some very creative and talented people have been up to.
And I wish all of you a great summer weekend doing things that make you happy and/or being with people that make you happy too. And if you're here in the US, hope you have a great July 4th.
Plus I also want to say thanks for visiting my blog too.