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Saturday, August 31, 2013

Mo's DP2 Challenge: Steffi's (End of Summer) Meltdown


Happy Saturday (of a long Holiday weekend)!  I can't believe that Summer is over soon.  Where did the time go?  Over at Mo's DP2 Challenge this week the theme is "Goodbye Summer" and I had a card in mind; however, when I scrolled through all my Mo images, Steffi spoke to me.  She totally summarizes how I feel about Summer ending way too soon.

Here's my creation...
Steffi's (end of) Summer Meltdown
As I stated above, I started out with a different image in mind totally.  However, when I saw poor little Steffi, we totally connected and I had to use her on this card.  She is truly devastated, as I am, that Summer just arrived and is now on it's way out.  I started out with a 4 x 12 piece of white Bazzill cardstock and layered on Kraft cardstock and pink and yellow cardstock.  I even threw in a bit of DP to tie all the colors together.  I stichted a couple of the background mats and then created a banner and flower using my Cameo.  I colored my sobbing cutie using Copics.  Lastly, I added a sentiment that pretty much sums up how I feel and Steffi agrees.

I have another project that I created that marks the end of Summer as well.  Those who know me, know that I LOVE to journal.  I have been journaling since I was a very very young.  I often go back years later and read my writings and have learned a lot about myself through my writings.  Well, this Summer I had a lot of happenings...took a long vacation, finally reached my weight loss goal of 100 pounds, found an exercise routine that works for me (and that I enjoy), etc. etc.  I had to capture all of this in a journal and decided to "design" my own journal rather than purchase one from the store.

Here's my journal...

2013 Summer Journal
I use another Mo image entitled "To the beach (aa)" for the cover of my book.  I started out covering a notebook I picked up from the dollar store with beach themed designer paper.  I matted my image to Kraft and White cardstock.  I used an ink pad to create some sand and sky.  I created a flower, heart, and banner using my Cameo.  The FAB wordart on the banner came from Create with TLC (thanks Paulette!).  I created the little Summer checklist to tie everything together and finished it off with some bling and ribbon on the edge. I colored my Beach Beauty using Copics and a gel pen.

Thanks for looking and commenting!
Mo's DP2 Challenge:  Goodbye Summer!
Paper Crafting Journey:  Anything Goes

Now get to creating...

Remember:  There are no mistakes in cardmaking, only opportunities for creativity!


  1. Fabulous images. Thank you for sharing your creativity with us at PCJ Challenge.
    Laine - DT

  2. Two absolutely fab projects! The sentiment on the first card is so much fun and it could be so much from me. LOL
    Thank you so much for joining us at Mo's Digital Pencil!

    Hugs, Anja


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