July 9, 2010

FINALLY!

I'm sorry I was MIA the other day.  I live in NY, and earlier this week, we had a WICKED heat wave.  It was so wicked, in fact, that it wreaked havoc in my home, lol.


We had no power the other night, and since then, my computers were acting a bit freakish (not sure if it was because of the outage, or what) either way, I'm FINALLY back up and running, and I have my My Time Made Easy project to share with you.


As most of you already know, Lauren is one of the sponsors over at the Color Throwdown's 100th challenge this week!  SO many prizes up for grabs too -- you should check it out, and play if you can!!

I'm sharing the new Wonderful Watering Can with you all today -- every month, Lauren's creativity with cardstock never ceases to amaze me.  What she can't do!  I figured I would tie my project in with this week's challenge colors, no easy feat for me, I might add.

I'd like to pretend that every template we're given is easy, but I really did struggle with this one...I wasn't sure of the best placement for the sentiment, although I do like the different colored strips of CS around the can...overall I like how it came out, but it certainly wasn't without strife.

In retrospect, I might use a different color ribbon - as the red ribbon with the green flowers is now screaming "Christmas" to me, but at the time I thought it was a good idea...lol.  I guess all of that heat earlier in the week affected my brain - ha ha.

However, all that said, please don't hold it against Lauren's template, as she and the rest of the girls on the DT have totally ROCKED this one.  I wonder if it's because I usually kill houseplants?  Maybe it's some strange psychological thing.

I will say though, for someone who kills house plants, I'm quite excited, as our vegetables outside have been doing wonderfully!!  Take a peek...

These are our sungold cherry tomatoes (they're orange when they're ripe):

and one of our cucumbers...mmmmmm....

and here's another vegetable...oh wait...that's just a s'more ;)

I love Summer...except for those blasted heat waves ;).

Thanks for stopping by -- hope you all have a great weekend!

11 comments:

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

this is so cute, I luv the texture....yummy smores..have a wonderful weekend!

enjoy *~*

Our Little Inspirations said...

I love your watering can made out of paper, and I also love your choice of veggies (the smore's)! Thanks for playing along with the CTD!

Tammy Hershberger said...

LMHO at your houseplants reference! Too funny! And this is adorable! Thanks for helping us celebrate, Tracey!

Pam W. said...

Such a cute project! I love the colors that you used - so fun.

Seeing your veggies reminds me of how I loved raising fresh veggies in our garden. So very yummy.

debhorst said...

what a cute creation to showcase these special colors...Thanks for playing along with this 100th Color Throwdown challenge!! Make sure to leave some love along the way and increase you changes to win!!!

LeAnne said...

I thought that template was cute, but I knew it would be a challenge to assemble! You did a GREAT job with it, especially considering the heat....we're in PA and we had it too, although today it is blessedly raining!!! Maybe your creation brought us the rain!!! Thanks for sharing it with us and helping us celebrate the CTD!

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Makiko Jones said...

What a cute watering can!! My cherry tomato bush is over loaded with tomatoes and they need to be eaten...but yet, I'm eating an ice cream sandwich now, lol!
Thank you for playing along the CTD 100th with us.

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Sarah said...

Hahaha! Love your veggies- reminds me of the awesome garden we had back in CT- oh I miss that! AND the bon fires on Long Island Sound! Thanks for a fun post to provoke fun memories, my "Back East" friend!!! :-)

Summerthyme Studio said...

This is just the sweetest!!!! Just awesome chickie

Hugs

Vicki