Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Oh, SuMmErTiMe... I'm So Glad You're Here!

So if you knew me in life outside of papercrafts, you'd know that I often sing random snippets of songs...  and since it is summer, one of my favorites is Toes, by the Zac Brown Band.  My husband and I were lucky enough to see them in concert before they got super popular, and it was one of the best concerts I've ever been to-- but I digress....:)  Anyway, my challenge today is 'Toes in the Water, Rump in the Sand', which is the first line of the song (minus the rump part, and plus another not so g-rated word for rump), and my original thought was to use the new super cute Laid Back Dottie, because she has both water and sand in the background-- what could be more perfect, right?  Well, then Melyssa went and created this awesome free image for our Facebook fans (click here to join us and get it!), and I started looking at the frosty beverage in Dottie's hand and sang the the rest of the verse (in my head so that nobody started throwing tomatoes at me)...  I've got my toes in the water, my "rump" in the sand, not a worry in the world, a cold beer in my hand, life is good today....  Well, beer is great if it is your adult bevie of choice, but some of us prefer a frosty bevie of a different kind, and in this case, it's a margarita!

So what is the challenge?  It's to create a project that features sand, water or frosty beverage (or all 3 if you are feeling ambitious!), in honor of three of my favorite summertime things!  Once you create your project, link it up on the Whimsie Doodles blog post for today (you should see the Mr. Linky), and leave us a comment to let us know that you are entering the challenge!  We will choose a random winner to receive a free image!  You will have until next Tuesday night, July 13th, at midnight to upload your project, get it linked and entered in our contest.  And good news, we're going to start doing this every week for our Whimsie Wedneday challenge-- Woo Hoo!  So, make a card (we'd love for you to use a Whimsie Doodles image, but it isn't required), and invite your friends to play along, too!  We can't wait to see your summertime creations!

And without further adieu, here is my card featuring the new Facebook Freebie!

Have a great day, ya'll...  and stick your toes in the water today if you get a chance ;)


Tenia Nelson said...

So love this card!!

Crystal said...

Nikki this is GREAT!!!