Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Missing Summer Yet?

Here's a little summer reminder for those of you who are freezing cold due to the harsh winter conditions that we seem to be going through this winter.  Even here in South Texas we have had more days of unexpected cold than usual.  While we are back to our usual temp, I can see that much of the north is still getting hit with the cold.  I figured this card might bring a little warmth to your day.  It's a fun image from Sassy Studio.

Had a couple of people inquire about the festivities...I printed out my story on the Feb 1st page. I think this whole month is very much about gratitude for what I have been given and reaching out to those around me who were so very nice to me at a very hard time.  Once I was so much better and so clearly blessed, I truly feel the need to give back and do some amount of outreach to those around me, both those in my day to day life as well as those in my "internet" life.

It makes me think of a song (hymn) called Freely, Freely
Chorus:   Freely, Freely, You have received
Freely, Freely Give
Go in my name and because you believe
Other will know that I live
 
I have been given so very much.  Now I should give back
 
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67 comments:

rovianne said...

Lovely card.
In the Netherlands Spring is already starting. Birds everywhere, little buds on all the plants. We didn't have a winter this year. A little frost but that's all. But... 2 more months to go that can change all that.

Stempelientje Stempy said...

Great sunny card! Well,I live in the Netherland and don't know were Rovianne lives,but here all upnorth,there is no sign of spring yet,and here we did have a winter with snow!So yes,a sunny card brightens my day :) I like the hym!

Laila B. said...

Well... here in Brazil it's pretty warm right now....I like that way!!! ;)
Fun card, Holley! Looove the sentiment...
Hugs,
Laila

Anonymous said...

Love your sunny and bright beach card. Live in Southern California so we get nice weather most of the time. We do need rain badly. Liked the die cut you used and the mini red umbrellas.
Virginia Montagna
montagnava@aol.com

Natalie said...

the card is just great! I miss the summer, although I think spring is just starting :)

Trish said...

Hi Holley,
Such a sunny uplifting card. Its been extremely wet and windy this winter more than cold. I can't wait till Spring is here.
Hugs,
Trish x

Leanne said...

Beautiful & warm. Those hit with the severe cold will yearn for spring seeing your card.

Melody Strahan said...

One of my favorite hymns! I hear ya! Blessings abound in our lives, and sometimes we take them for granted until a catastrophic event comes along and reminds us how lucky we are to be alive. I also hear you about all the nice people you meet. The doctors and nurses at Memorial Herman hospital in Houston must be the nicest people in the world imho! I have seen such kindness and love from the most unexpected places in the last 14 years! There is always someone to restore my faith in humanity.

riliska said...

what a nice summer theme on your card! It is cold in Siberia today, all is frozen and windy...
I love to see your creative project)

Larisa said...

wow! It is so nice and joyful! very beautiful card!

lora said...

Ahh this is so sweet...

cebelica said...

Well, I definitely wouldn't mind some sun. However this card this brightrn my day, because it's so summery (is this even a word?).
Hugs! xx

DJ said...

Could really use that card today as we are in another winter storm til at least 6pm.

Laine said...

Fabulous warmth and summer feel Holley. Love this image.
Laine
xx

lindarhea said...

Nice card, love the colors. Warm weather just warms the bones. lol

Love it.
Linda L.

Kate M said...

Thanks for bringing a little sunshine into our day - we could certainly so with some to dry up the land!! fabulous image, great card .
xx

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

I'm one of the few that is not quiet ready for spring or summer to begin. Here is California it has been way too warm for winter. And we need the rain. But I know for others they are really craving the sunshine. Your card really bring that to all of the sun lovers. I love the little umbrella's.

ionabunny said...

What a great card to make us long for hot summer days. We've had quite a mild winter, lots of rain and winds, but there's still time to get cold. I hope not though

Anonymous said...

Am loving the weather here right now. Nice and warm, but summer is just around the corner and will be too warm. lol Oh well!

shadow said...

Dry winter just now all this week is rain;Love your summer card and
quote is nice to,little umbrella and sun is cute,
Sue C

KarinsArtScrap said...

well I get warmer from this card Holley [ lol ].
it's a beautiful image and a wonderful card.

gr karin

Linda Simpson said...

Another beautiful card Holley, love the image she is coloured beautifully.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Glennis said...

This would be perfect here as we are in the middle of summer!

Vickie Kertz said...

Oh this is so cute. Love the girl in the lounge chair!

Loz said...

Fabulous summer card Holly..Loz

Kim said...

Fabulous job! I love the simplicity of the card.

Sparkly Engineer said...

definitely dreaming of summer with this warm card.

Judith Taylor - Wright said...

brill Holley so wish i could join her chilling out hun x

Carol said...

It's lovely card. TFS!

Ellis said...

Wonderful summercard you made and lovely coloring! =)
Hugs, Elenor

Anonymous said...

So nicely done and a summer card IS just what I needed. thanks!
nancy bahr

Stacy H-W said...

This is really a beautiful card Holley! Gorgeous colors.

jackiep said...

def missing summer and that's a lovely bright card and basd on my figure obviously
jackiep

Cheryl said...

Really needed to see a summer-themed card today. I'm from Washington, DC, and it snowed again last night!!

Susan T. said...

Great card! It must have brought the warm weather back to Austin!

Jan Ltc said...

Fabulous darling xx Jan

Anonymous said...

Hi Holley, a fabulous card and love the image, great colours.

Hugs Erin x

Kathy said...

Cute card! This would be a day brightener for any of us here in the north. I love the little resin accents. I always struggle with how to use them.

Anonymous said...

This is what I should be doing this afternoon, but it is too hot and I am too old.

love it.

kaye G

Pat said...

Love the hot summer theme to your card, and that image is so cute. Thanks for the inspiration!

Leanne said...

I am ready for some summer! Here in Alaska it's been unseasonably warm at home most of this year. But here at work (Prudhoe Bay) it's -41F today!!
Love this card - it's another one I can see making for a friend.
Leanne E
leanneevans03@gmail.com

Melody Dings said...

Hi Holley,
Lovely summer card. Now if only
my body was that lovely.
Oh well.
Thinking of spring here in snowy PA.
Melody D.

Linda Wickwire said...

How refreshing! Love it!

Hugs,
Linda

Brooke said...

Wow! That's what I would love to be doing right now. Coming to you from snowy upstate New York.
hugs,
Brooke

Catherine said...

Beautiful card... Looks bright... Its always hot here in India.

Hugs
Catherine Joseph
http://vidhucreations.blogspot.in/

alethea said...

Fab image and love your colouring!! HUgsxx

Nikki C said...

Such a pretty card Holley
Hugs Nikki

Debbie Fisher said...

This is fab Holley, so much fun, love how you`ve coloured her hair xxx

Shelley said...

Beautiful card with bling in just the right places!

Lisa Lucchese said...

This card warms me up for sure!

Lucie H said...

How Cute! It's a perfect spring break card.

stampingwithpeggie.blogspot.com said...

Cute card. Love how you colored her hair.

Michelle said...

Beautiful card Holley - thanks for sharing it with us on the Sassy Studios fan page. Michelle Sassy Studio Designs DT.

Josephine said...

Lovely card, but I can't say I envy her - sitting in the sun is my idea of misery! It's so much easier to deal with cold weather, although our recent UK weather, (rain, more rain and even more rain, leading to floods) has been quite depressing.

thinkscrap said...

Beautiful image. Card well executed. Great design, embellishment and color choices!

Iris said...

Cute card. We've had such a cold winter but temps are in the forties today so maybe Spring is on the way.
isoscia at aol dot com

Cindy said...

This card reminds me of the beach gals here in Florida. Thanks for sharing the Hymn I have not heard it in many years, it brought back many good memories!

Rhonda Miller said...

This is gorgeous. I could use some sun here.

Gail B said...

Boy does this card make me wish winter was over. Great image, beautifully colored. I love the cut out background and the umbrellas. Wonderful summer card!

Anonymous said...

Holley - I have been blessed, too. With the doctors that took care of my husband. Glad your surgery has been successful. Audrey R in austin

Betsy said...

Such a cute image! We need this kind of beachy weather here in NE Ohio, where it has been snow, snow, and more snow this winter!
Thanks for the chance to win!

Stacy H-W said...

I think I already commented but after seeing this again today I just had to say I love it again!! LOL The colors you used are perfection!

Luvs2paint and Create said...

lovely card and quite fitting for how i am feeling, and yes i am dreaming of some warm weather, it can't come soon enough for me i am so over this cold,

Carmen M. said...

Yes I am missing summer It really can not return fast enough for me :) Lovely card.

Christine said...

Another great card.

postalorphan said...

I could stand for a little more of the cooler days myself - it'll be high summer here in Texas before you know it! Love this card - very sassy image, and those umbrella bits are too cool!

bissecat said...

This summer card.I hope summer come because I dont like winter.