Water You Up To?

Good Morning,

I hope everyone is enjoying these last weeks of summer.  Did you have a favorite summer treat when you were a child?  My favorites were Root-beer Popsicles or delicious creamy dreamsicles!  When I was small and the icecream truck came around my parents would buy 5 cent popsicles and cut them in half because I had so many brothers and sisters we only got half a Popsicle.   I never remember ever hearing anyone complain about only getting half.  It just was how it was, we wore hand-me-down clothes, sometimes hand-me-down shoes.  With 13 brothers and sisters, we all had to share.  Then when I was 11, I got a baby sitting job and I could buy my own!  I started buying 10 cent orange dreamsicles oh what a luxury!

Here is my card:

I love this digital stamp!  It is by Mo's Digital Pencil I got it when it was on sale.  I love red headed boys.  I have always said there is nothing sweeter in this world than a 7 or 8 year old boy.  They are full of mischief but so sweet!  I love this image with the dreamsicle in one hand and the squirt gun in the other!

Here is the inside of the card:

I thought these stamps were perfect for this card.  I can't tell you where I got them because I have had them for over 7 years!

Recipe for this card:

Digital Stamp - http://www.mosdigitalpencil.com/summer-boy/
Copic Markers
Popsicle  Paper - Outside -  American Crafts - "summer" Inside - Echo Park "summer party"
Bazzill - orange & green scraps
Stamps - from stash
Dies - Spellbinders Card Creator

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Cards in Envy - Use Something New! New digital stamp and new Summer paper

Jo's Scrap Shack - FFC #245 ATG
Love to Craft - LTCCB #25 - August ATG

Thank you so much for stopping by!  I will try to get around to all of you sometime today!



  1. You came from a really big family Chriss!! Lots of brothers and sisters and I bet a lot of love too. I hear you on the hand me downs because that's what we wore too. I was always excited at Christmas because we got one outfit that wasn't handed down and it wasn't hand sewn either. I also remember those wonderful Dreamsicles - Yummy for sure!!!!
    Love your card and that little boy is so fun and cute. Great background paper!

  2. So absolutely adorable, Chriss!! He's so sweet!! I love the papers!! I can't imagine having so many siblings...I just have one older sister to fight...er, share with ;) And I think those are K Andrew stamps!! Have a great evening!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  3. Your card is so cute! Love the adorable image! WOW! that's a lot of siblings! I thought 6 was enough! hahaha We also got hand me downs and had to share things like ice cream and such.. it's just the way it was.... I also got a babysitting job to pay for things I wanted like clothes or shoes or even my own box of pop tarts! YUP! I loved those... We would even have to write our names on those things otherwise they were free game... I also remember walking to the corner bar/store and buying a bottle of coke... ahhh... just sitting outside in the Summer with a bottle of soda was wonderful! :) Have a great day!


  4. Fun and Cute. Love this image and quirky sentiment. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Jo's Fun Friday. AJ DT JSS

  5. Such a summery card. Thanks for joining us over at Colour Crazy Challenge and good luck.

    - Hanna, DT

  6. Adorable image! Your popsicle paper matches up perfectly! Yes, summers as a child were awesome! We had an ice cream truck that came around the neighborhood as well...we loved it! I wish we had one now a days...my grandbabies would get a kick out of it!
    Have a great day and enjoy the rest of whats left of summer!
    Sherrie k

  7. Chriss that is so adorable. Love Mo images and your coloring is great. Wonderful sentiment and inside of the card.

  8. You come from a huge family! I have 8 brothers and sisters and I thought that was big, lol. Your card is so fun! I love the popsicle and water gun, yup trouble! Thanks for joining us at Cards in Envy!

  9. Thanks for sharing your fun, summery card with us at Love To Craft, the inside is as cute as the front

  10. Beautiful coloring of the boy,Chriss!! Thank you for sharing your sweet card with us at Colourind in Scrapland. Good luck!! Esther (DT)


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