Thursday, March 17, 2011

Girls Just Want To Have Fun

Oh My Gosh, just look at those pretty blues. I just love these adorable images from Some Odd Girl, this one is called "Puddle Hopping Tia". This image reminded me of when my kids were little. After it rained in the summer they would go outside in shorts and bare feet to jump around in the puddle. Every once in a while I would join them just for the fun of it. We would laugh and play and giggle to our hearts content. The neighbors must have thought I was nuts, lol, and I was. Crazy for pretending to be a little girl even if it was just for a small amount of time.

Who says we have to grow up. Everyone says that men never really grow why do we? Another reason I had to have this image is because it showed a girl in a puddle, rather than the much more common boy.

Do you remember that song? "Girls just want to have fun" was stuck in my head for 3 days after seeing the image, so how could I not use it here.

I, again, stepped out of my comfort zone by using some brighter paper. I still added my all time favorite embellishments, lace, flowers and pearls. After all, it is a very "girly" image.

Hopefully we never really grow up. Spending time playing with the little ones is so much fun. I have the wonderful memories of those crazy times with my kids. They are all grown up now and I have no idea if they remember jumping in puddles with me. I am so glad I do. Now to wait for my grandson to grow old enough to jump around in the puddles!

I am going to enter this card in the following challenges:
Stamping For The Weekend: spring
Totally Gorjuss: pearls and lace
Stampin' Sisters In Christ: use something you cherish (lace, pearls, flowers, image that brings back memories)
Tuesday Throwdown: lace
Sweet Stamps: spring
Anything Goes Challenge: die cuts
Kaboodle Doodle: birthday
Pink Elephant: spring
Creative Cottage: spring
Some Odd Girl: think spring



Anonymous said...

Sandy, this is really sweet hun!! LOVE the lace and your coloring is stunning!!HUGS

Mummylade said...

What a fabulous project, thank you so much for entering it in the SFTW challenge this time. Good luck!

Sandy Fredrick said...

What a cute card. I like the different layers you used behind the little girl and your coloring is beautiful. Thank you for joining our challenge at

Sarah said...

so feminine and sweet! love the pearls!

thanks for playing with us at Some Odd Girl

Heike said...

Wow, your card is wonderful, love your coloring. Thanks for playing at Totally Gorjuss challenge this week.


Sandy Hulsart said...

Adorable card, so bright and happy. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Sweet Stamps blog.

Miesje said...

Very cute card! love the colors. Thanks for joining us this week at Stampin Sisters in Christ!

Robin McK said...

Hi Sandy!
Beautiful colours, and lovely embellishments! Thanks for playing with us ODDies!

Dawnll said...

Such wonderful colors and so spring like.
Thank you for sharing with us this week at
Sweet Stamps Challenge
Thanks for joining us.

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Mary, what a sweet card and I love all of the lace and pearl! The image is adorable and your coloring is fabulous!! Thanks for joining us over at Stampin' Sisters in Christ this week! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Donna said...

Incredibly pretty card and such lovely spring colours! Thanks for joining in the fun at TCC this week :) Donna x

Caz said...

Beautiful card Sandy, love the colours, lace and pearls. Thanks for joining our challenge on Some Odd Girl.

Zarah said...

LOVE your card - and I am absolutely positive that puddle jumping is good for the soul. Kepp it up, girl! :D

Thank you for playing with us at SomeOddGirl for this challenge! :D

Mary J said...

Really gorgeous and I love your colouring! This is perfect for a British Spring!

Scraphorse - ├ůsa said...

Gorgeous card! Love the sweet romantic touch!

Thanks for joining us on Some Odd Girl!

Suzie McFloozy said...

Great card - so cute - perfect for april showers !
Thanks for joining in with us at the creative cottage challenge blog x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

Kristy said...

You are soooo right! We all need to take time and play with our inner child! Puddle stompin is my fav part of spring! Lovely card, great color pallet! Thanks for being Odd with us!

Leah the Orange said...

i LOVE this, Sandy! the sentiment is fantastic, and your pink and cream combo is just delish! thanks for sharing your story and your gorgeous card with the Odd Girls! :)

Kathryn said...

Lovely card! Love the colours you have used and the inside sentiment as well, great! Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes, K x

Kellie said...

WOW the colouring of this is just absolutely amazing and so spring! Thank you for joining us at Some ODD Girl Challenges!