Lazy Days of Summer Blog Hop

Happy Saturday and Welcome to:


If you stopped by to visit with me, thank you and welcome, but please start at the beginning of the hop with our Hostess, Robin Lane at Create-A-Latte as we wouldn’t want you to miss any of these wonderful projects.

As summer is starting to wind down and kids are getting ready to head back to school, we thought we’d give you once last glimpse.  So grab yourself a latte’, sit back and hop along with us as we share our projects with you.

First, how about some blog candy. This month we will be giving one lucky person the Becky Higgins Project Life Themed Kits, Summer. For your chance to win this amazing blog candy, you must hop through each one of our talented crafters’ blogs and be sure to leave everyone a comment and, if you are not already a follower, please become one to each of ladies so that you do not miss a single project that they make.


You should have arrived here from the talented Theresa.  Now on with the hop:

 When I think of the lazy days of summer I think of:

Picnics (minus the ants, please)

Here’s a little picnic basket which I created as a invitation…wouldn’t you just love getting that in the mail asking you to attend a picnic or a bar-b-que?  It could also be used for a summer birthday, a thank you or even an anniversary…I can think of a catchy sentiment to go with each of those occasions.

Picnic 2

Yet another cut file from svgcuts from their Summer Box Cards Kit.  Card stock is Bazzill, but I purchased it so long ago, I’m not sure these colors are still available.  I’m sure they’ve been replaced with something equally yummy.  The ribbon and rhinestones (colored with Copics) are Stampin’ Up.  The embossing folder is “Matelasse” by Anna Griffin.

 The Beach (minus the sharks, please)

Living at the Jersey shore, how could I not equate summer with the beach?  I remember the days when I would bake for hours in the sun, basting myself in baby oil.  So here’s a typical beach scene made in a not so typical way.  First, let me show you the front which sets the theme of the card.

 A Day at the Beach 1Inside is the beach scene.  Don’t you just want to take up residence in that lounge chair?

A Day at the Beach 3

The non-typical reference is because the umbrella and the beach tote are made with the Petite Pennants Builder Punch and the chair is made from the Peekaboo Frames, both from Stampin’ Up.  The handle for the tote bag is made by using the large and small Oval punches.  I would love to take credit for the clever uses of these punches and dies, but I actually saw this idea on Pinterest offered by Betty Traciak and she even provides a tutorial…do check her out if you want to make a card like this yourself.  In case you’re interested the patterned paper and card stock are both Stampin’ Up.  The flip-flops are from A. C. Moore.

Baseball (plus the hot dogs, please)

What summer would be complete without going to a baseball game?  Fortunately, we live in the vicinity of the NJ Blue Claws (a minor league affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies) and we try to make at least one game during the season…as much for the hot dogs as the game.


The baseball is a Cutting Cafe cut file and is the actual “card”.  It sits on the mitt which was clip art I converted to a cut file.  The ribbon is Stampin’ Up’s and the button was purchased at A. C. Moore.  Good catch, right?  That batter is out!

Clicking on the cards will take you to the gallery if you’d like to see more images.

Your next stop will be with my blog hop buddy, Eva

If you get lost along the way here is the entire line-up of today’s hop for you to get back on track and not miss a single project. And don’t forget to leave everyone a little blog lovin’ and become a follower for your chance to win some blog candy.

10. Nana’s Scrap Spot –

Thank you for hopping along with us today, I hope that we have inspired you to get your craft on.


18 Responses to “Lazy Days of Summer Blog Hop”

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  1. Barbara B says:

    i LOVE ALL YOUR PROJECTS!!! And I totally agree with you that it would be great to get any of them in the mail So cute.

  2. Tami says:

    I loved all of your projects! The beach card was absolutely wonderful!

  3. Georgiana says:

    ALL your projects represent summer so well! Fabulous job!

  4. your 3d cards are amazing

  5. Your cards are so cute! I really like the first one, the invite!

  6. Angela C says:

    i LOVE all of your projects!!! and I think you nailed what a lazy summer day would include! amazing job!

  7. Wonderful projects! Looks like you had fun creating all of those!!

  8. WOW! What beautiful cards you have made, Kim. You did such a great job, I love them all and yes I want to take up residence in that loung chair. Thank you for sharing and for hopping along with me.
    Until next time happy crafting,

  9. Eva Laney says:

    Oh my goodness you were very busy with such awesome projects…. I love the fun beach scene card with the inside pop up chair… And adore the box card…. They have such perfect files. Happy hopping with you – Eva Scraps

  10. Oh goodness, you really went to town. Such super cute, amazing projects! Your box card was especially adorable. I had a great time hopping with you.

  11. Melissa says:

    ADORABLE projects! Nicely done!

  12. I saw this earlier in my e-mail inbox & have been waiting til I hopped to comment! I love your beach card! I love how you made the outside & inside sentiments tie together! Your beach chair looks so inviting, too!

  13. Vickie Bryan says:

    Love your projects. I love the baseball mitt.

  14. Janet Smith says:

    Wow you were very busy!! I love each of your cards especially the beach scene

  15. jellybeanerz says:

    Wow. You really had a ball on this hop! That basket is out of this world adorable! Never seen anything like it before!

  16. Ching says:

    Kim, your work is just amazing! So detailed, such precision, just works of art. Your picnic basket invitation literally took my breath away.

    • Kim&Katy says:

      Thanks so much, Ching! That’s one of my favorites as well. I changed it up a bit and gave it to our new neighbor as a thank you for inviting us to a BBQ at their house. Hopefully that will ensure another invite down the line, LOL

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