Smiley from millan.net Happy Tuesday! I know, I know . . . . I’ve been MIA. It’s been hard for me to go into the studio to work lately. I’m still working on getting my Stampfest Orlando class pulled together, and quite frankly once I finished that project the mojo Smiley from millan.net went on vacation. Finally this afternoon I went into the studio to work, the phone started ringing and after spending close to 2 hours on the phone, I finally got to my project. Roseanne Roseannadanna comes to mind . . . . “Well, Jane, it just goes to show you, it’s always something.” If it’s not the mojo going on vacation, it’s the damn telephone ringing! (By the way, if you click on the Roseannadanna link above, it will take you to my favorite skit – the one about the little teensy, tiny sweat ball hanging on the end of Dr. Joyce Brothers’ nose)

I suppose I should get down to today’s business at hand . . . .

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This month the theme for the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store Blog Hop is “The Sweet Smells of Summer.” Ah summer . . . I LOVE summer! The flowers, the sun, the water, freshly mowed grass, barbecues, icy cold beer, grapefruit juice and vodka (lip smacking refreshing) . . . you name it, there’s not anything I don’t like about summer. Well wait, maybe a dead fish on the river bank . . . . eeeeeeeeeeewwwwwwwwwwwww, Smiley from millan.net!

When I was thinking about this project, I thought of the river . . . the Ohio River, when my dad was alive and my parents lived on the river. Yes, we had boats and wave runners to play on Smiley from millan.net, but most importantly, we had family get togethers every holiday Smiley from millan.net! We didn’t ask what we were doing on any given holiday, we simply knew . . . . What time should we be at the river? That was always the question. I LOVE the river! It may be brown when the water is high, but there’s a soothing quality about it. I could sit on a boat all day, drinking my Miller Lite Smiley from millan.net and forget that anything else even existed. I love a sunset on the river and then the full moon reflecting on the water. It was comforting to sit and watch the boats go up and down the river, to hear the calliope from the Belle of Louisville or her whistle when she was getting ready to turn, and fascinating to watch a regatta when all the colorful sails were up.

My card today is all about the river! Red, white and blue for all the family holidays spent there, the last sailboat making its way to dock at sunset, and the soothing memories that the river brings me. Oh how I LOVE the river!

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Now that I’ve babbled on and probably bored you to tears, I should tell you about the fabulous Blog Candy Sharon is giving away today. It’s the BasicGrey Cappella Kit.

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How do I win this fabulous prize you ask . . . simply leave a comment on the Designers’ blogs. The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have. We never know whose blog is going to be picked, so really you need to leave a comment everywhere to have the best chance of winning. Here’s the list of Designers participating today:

Sharon Johnson – Stamp Simply Ribbon Store blog

Michelle Woerner

Linda Duke

Sherry Cheever

Barb Schram

Deborah Saaranen

Holly McMillen

Well y’all that’s all I have for today! Thanks for stopping by and remember . . . life is short, enjoy the adventures of the day!

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87 Responses to “The Sweet Smells of Summer!”

  1. Lovely card – that bow is so lush.
    Linbyx

  2. This is absolutely gorgeous Sherry, I knew it would be, couldn’t wait to see what you did!

  3. This is absolutely beautiful.

  4. Beautiful design with a festive, patriotic feel! Shouts out SUMMER in a BIG way!

  5. I got such a giggle out of all your cute smilies! You are so fun!! You card is just gorgeous. I really do love that charm!!

  6. Sherry your card is beautiful as is your story about family get togethers. We didn’t live by the water but we had plenty of get togethers!

  7. What a fun card! I love your idea of the old earring… I’m sure I must have many tucked away in a drawer~LOL! Thanks for your inspiration!

  8. Absolutely beautiful card Sherry. Love the patriotic theme.

  9. Love the red/white/blue theme. My husband is a decorated vietnam vet and I’m always on the lookout for patriotic themes/colors for inspiration. Love that navy blue stripe paper!

  10. Sherry –

    I love your blog. So glad I found this hop today. I will be visiting more often. Had to visit your tutorials while I was here and just love the Coffee Filter Flowers. I will be making some up real soon.

    CJ

  11. Such a gorgeous card!!! I really need to get that Just-Rite set! It’s amazing!

  12. Reminds me of the 4th of July! Love that silk ribbon and your design!

  13. Love the festive red/white, and blue!!! Very cheery

  14. Great card! What a fun take on the image!

  15. You certainly brought summer to the forefront with your reminisces and your patriotic card. Love the colors you chose and the sailboat stamp.

  16. Love he July 4th treatment of the card. Doesn’t look to me like you have lost any inspiration.

  17. Just a beautiful and patriotic card. We think of red, white and blue in the summer beacause of the three holidays. You really did a wonderful job on this card. TFS

  18. Oh, gorgeous! Love the patriotic colors and that perfect little charm!!

  19. Loved the blue ribbon. Which one is that?

  20. Nice patriotic card with a great bow.

  21. I love your card. What great colors-very patriotic.

  22. I loved reading about your memories of the river.

  23. Great summer card -love how you used the old earing : ) Have A great Day!

  24. Your entire posting has brought tears but not from being boring. Many happy memories came flooding back of family time and get togethers when we were growing up, the lake on the summer holidays, good food, and just plain old fashioned fun. Your card captures those memories of the patriotism we all had then and wish we all had more of today. Thanks, Sherry!

  25. A nice departure from your usual vintage style. Love this paper. Wish I had some for July cards.

  26. Well, you have succeeded in making me laugh my arse off, and get all melancholy for family times remembered! And it inspiring me with this GORGEOUS card, Sherry!
    I just love your ramblings and silly, crazy humor! You are one fun chick!!
    Hugs, Ree

  27. Red, White & Blue just reminds me of summer. Love the card!

  28. You do make me laugh and your ramblings make me miss summers where it’s not 95+ degrees and 150% humidity for months on end. I used to enjoy summer- clearly Houston has beaten that out of me-lol! Love the card BTW…

  29. Love your card. I like the red sail. This set is so much fun to color.

  30. Great card and love the red, white and blue theme. Edna

  31. It’s amazing to see how different everyones cards are, they are all fantastic

  32. Sherry I have to admit I enjoy reading your blog you have such a great sense of humor and you always make me laugh!! I love to see your projects they are totally awesome!! Love the patriotic colors :)

  33. I love the way you have coloured in the center of the medallion! What beautiful work Sherry!!! Thank-you for sharing! :o)

  34. So I go from laughing my @#%2 off, to oh how wonderful and relaxing this story it to Wow! love the card. I got a big kick outta the wheel. Thanks
    Sharon L

  35. Sherry, love how that punch used on the white cs LOOKS like a wave in the ocean! Very clever to tie that in to your theme. A nice red, white and blue card; you did a good job!

  36. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this stamp set. I like the color combination you used and the charm you used on the ribbon is adorable!

  37. SO Stunning! love the big bow!!!

  38. Fantastic card, Sherry! I love the patterned papers and the wonderful sailboat image! Your coloring is terrific and that bow – wow!

  39. Sherry, this is truly one of the best red white and blue cards I’ve ever seen!

  40. Great tribute to the river and patriotic colors used. I really like that stamp set and that bow!

  41. I enjoyed your trip down the memory river! I could almost see the river flowing by, feel the sun, taste the grapefruit and vodka…. Aaaah!

    Love your card! That is one of my favorite sets by Just Rite and you have colored it beautifully! Your red white and blue color scheme really benefits from the nautical twist and the distressing – love that!

  42. Beautiful card!! Love the big blue bow!

  43. Sherry – As usual your work is just lovely. You add so many neat details – it really takes while to see everything. Thanks for sharing your art with us.

    LynneZ

  44. Your trip sounds interesting, and fun. Your cards is gorgeous.

  45. beautiful work as always Sherry – thanks for the inspiration and fun!
    Sandra

  46. Doesn’t get more summer than red, white, and blue. Gorgeous design.

  47. Great job! I love Red, White and Blue! Love all your attention to detail and your bow. I wish I could do that! Thank goodness for Bow Easy!

  48. Sherry… you are so funny! I love your card. I’ve been wanting that set from JR and I should just go get it.

    Tell me… what do you do to get your mojo back? Mine goes on vacation all the time.

    take care,

    Debbie Reaves

  49. i love the colors you chose for this card:)

  50. such a lovely card, filled with memories and fun! just like your post! :)

  51. Love the details and color you have chosen!

  52. Love your card sure smells of summer. Love that blue silk ribbon
    Marilyn

  53. What a great card!

  54. Beautiful card Sherry, I love the red white and blue. I love your stories too. TFS!!! 😀

  55. great coloring and details, luv it!

    enjoy *~*

  56. Sherry your cards are always an inspiration!!

  57. Your cards are fantastic. Love the red/white/blue theme with the sailboat. What great blog candy. Hope I win, I will definitely envy the person that does.

  58. This is a wonderful card. Love that you repurposed a nautical earring on the card.
    God bless!

  59. Love the colours and the layout is so universal! Thanks for sharing!

  60. I love red, white and blue theme you used with these stamps. Thanks for the chance to win the wonderful blog candy.

  61. Gorgeous stuff as always. I love that skit! I forgot all about Roseanne!

  62. I’ve never been one for the nautical theme, but now you’ve got me thinking about stamping boats! How beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration!

  63. Wow, Sherry! I keep seeing this set, and loving it more each time I see it! Love your color scheme. Nice post, too!!! Thanks for sharing.

  64. First off, I LOVE your card-I just bought some Patriotic type items and this reminds me of Summer so much. BEAUTIFUL! The prize is to die for! Shelly K

  65. love the use of the red, white, and blue. great card for sailing

  66. I really like the patriotic color scheme on this card!

  67. Great card!!!!

  68. I love the water too but I’m personally partial to the ocean. This kit looks fabulous!

  69. First of all, you have GOT to be one of the funniest bloggers I’ve read!! What a HOOT and a great way to snap out of my snoozing funk this evening. Any Who, I LOVE your card and all the patriotism it oozes. Just Fab!!

  70. Beautiful summer card, love the stars and stripes. Thanks for the inspiration.

  71. Love your card – the coloring is awesome, and I really LOVE the bow!! And the scallop edge, and the design, etc., etc.

  72. Beautiful card! I log onto your sight the 1st thing every morning when I turn on the computer. Always looking forward to what you’ll be doing next and believe me when I say I’m never disappointed.

  73. Sherry, Wondered where you’ve been lately! Your card is so-o stunning! Love the beautaiful ribbon too!

  74. Beautiful card! I love the ribbon!

  75. Wonderful card Sherry! So glad I stopped by your blog today and found the blog hop. I enjoyed your memories of “the river” — I love going to the sea for vacation — it must be something about water and its movements that attract us.

  76. I LOVE ROSEANNADANNA and being on a boat with my MILLER LITE!!! Love the card too.

  77. Hi~

    Mission Accompished I say to you! This card says “HOLIDAY” to me in every way! I love your coloring and that huge, glorious bow!

    Thanks for sharing!

    He IS Able,
    Traci S.

  78. Your work is beautiful!

  79. So beautiful! I especially love the detail of the ships wheel!!

  80. Sherry,

    I loved your card — simple and beautiful at the same time.
    Thanks for sharing.

  81. I absolutely love the colors and look of this card, especially the Ribbon. Looks scrumptious!

  82. Great card, so patriotic and beautiful. I also love summer, Roseannroseannadanna and Miller Lite. What a combo! So glad you’re back to your blog, I’ve missed your stories and your talents!

  83. Your card is so elegant, it must be an expensive sailboat LOL! Beautiful card, wow!

  84. WOW! This is one beautiful and inspiring card. Love everything about this card and love your smilings too.

  85. What a great card Sherrie. Love that image… great color combo! :o)

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