Sunday, June 14, 2009

Scrappy Frogs Challenge and Make a Splash with Old Friends

Every now and then you have moments in your life that bring you back and help you remember who you really are. And every now and then a stamp comes around that has you written all over it. When I opened this Paper Pretties "Make A Splash", and then opened up an e-mail from my old roommate and great friend when I was in the navy, a trip down memory lane was in store! And I'm so glad I took that trip! This is the card I wanted to get done for the Summer Time Challenge over at Scrappy Frog's Challenge Blog but didn't get the chance to get it photographed and up in enough time. Go over and take a look at some absoloutely stunning summer cards! Join in the challenge and get the chance to win a great stack of paper. If you don't want it, I sure do!

Sonya and I were roommates while I was stationed in Florida and the stories we have! We laughed about all the times we went to the beach, hung out around the pool, laughed so hard with Larry that we couldn't stand up for an hour because our stomach muscles hurt so badly, and you wouldn't want to know the margaritas that were involved! Gosh, it felt good to reconnect with one of the most favorite parts of my life.

Little Sophia jumping into the swimming pool reminded me of us cooling off and having fun after processing like 200 recruits at one time. That water always felt so refreshing! I colored her with copics and added some Glossy Accents to her to make her suit look like nylon. The paper is from SandyLion and I used my cuttlebug divine swirls and used my new flourish punch from EK Success. I love it! And I added some pearls that I picked up from Michaels. I used the sketch from Sketch Saturday and loved it! I plan on using this one again!

What fun I had reconnecting with Sonya and remembering how good it feels to just laugh and talk about anything and everything. We're going to plan a visit after Nichole's wedding and not lose touch again! If you have anyone you're thinking of reconnecting with, just do it! Don't ever forget that visiting the past doesn't mean you're living in it. You're just honoring a wonderful time in your life. And that's a great thing! Now go make a splash!

Card Ingredients:

Make a Splash from Paper Pretties, Paper by SandyLion, copics, Flourish punch by EK Success, SU ticket punch, Pearls from Michaels, divine swirls cuttlebug folder, nestabilities.


Danni said...

What a great card and great memories!

Brandi said...

This is so cute! I love how everything reflect the water theme!



Peggie said...

What fun! Looks great for a hot summer day.

Mae said...

Beautiful card & so glad that image brought all those fond memories back. I love things that do that.

Lelia said...

Very Cute! :O)

Sandra said...

Wow!! I love your card, so cute. Great to know how making this card has evoked so many fond memories for you...isn't this hobby we share wonderful?!!
Thank you so much for joining in with the fun on Sketch Saturday this week.
Sandra x