Saturday, June 25, 2011

Summer Sunshine

One of my coworkers lost her brother unexpectedly a few weeks ago.  We passed around a calendar signing up to bring a meal to her family.  Tomorrow is my turn.  I knew that in addition to a meal, I wanted to bring some cookies.  So, the blog hop and challenge at Baking up Crafts was perfect timing.  Actually, I had been planning on making chocolate chip cookies, but on the blog hop, I came across a recipe for easy lemon cookies on The Joyful Stamper's blog and decided to try those instead.  Of course, I had to taste test one first to make sure they were good enough to give away :)

Then, I wanted to make a card to cheer her up.  A smiling summer sun came to mind.  I used My Cut Search to search through the carts to find a good one.  (This site seems faster than using the Gypsy search, and I like that you can see the whole handbook page rather than just the keypad overlay.)  I used the sun from Smiley Cards.  His sunglasses are from EDPD.  The tags on the top of the card and the base of the pedestal are form Tags, Bags, Boxes and More.  The turquoise background was run through the D'Vine Swirls Cuttlebug folder and the white square was run through Spots and Dots.     I also used an Action Wobble for the first time.  I had signed up months ago for a free sample on Momo's blog and was saving them for the perfect occasion.  I thought it would add some extra cheer to this card.

This card will be entered in the following challenges:
Whimsical Wednesdays--Fun with color challenge #11--I used the required red and yellow and also pulled the colors turquoise and white from the provided photo.
Baking up Crafts--project involving baking and crafts
Cute Card Thursday #170--sketch challenge
More Than Favors CCCC #22--Tags, Bags, Boxes and More
Celebrate the Occasion #19--Celebrating Summer (must have a sun)

After posting this, I got an e-mail from the Joyful Stamper suggesting I link up my project to her Inspire Me Friday, so that perhaps I can inspire others to do something similar for someone in need.


  1. Hello Barb how nice of you to bake up some cookies and make your co-worker a card. You card is so bright and cheery and I am sure it will put a smile on your friends face. As far as the two entries you needed to used the required colors Red and Yellow and then only ONE other color from the photo. So it would have been a total of only three colors. I hope that clears things up. Thank you for playing along with us at Whimsical Wednesdays.

  2. Wow!! Those look so yummy!! I love your bright and cherry card! The colors all look and work so well together! Love that sun and his glasses :)
    TFS and playing along with us over at Whimsical Wednesdays

  3. How nice of you to make these cookies. the card is great. I found some great recipes on the baking hop including this one. I have not had time to try it yet, but looks so good.
    Thanks for playing along with us at FCCB.

  4. Hi Barb! Fabulous card, fun & happy!

    Your cookies look great!!!
    As for your question...
    I normally use yellow cake mix & add the lemon extract. I did try lemon mix once, someone gave me...and I still added a little lemon extract, they turned out very lemony, not bad if you really like lemon!

    You could use white cake mix too.

    I've even tried this same 'formula' with choc cake mix & mint extract for choc mint cookies!
    Your cookies & thoughtfulness, I'm sure will bless your co-worker & bring a smile!
    Enjoy your Sunday!

    I host a linky party every week, Inspire Me Fridays, since you already linked to my blog, you should link up your post to share. It's a great way to promote your blog & your thoughtfulness might inspire others!

  5. What yummy looking cookies. Great card. I love the little tags on the side. Those action wobbles on a project is a great touch. Thanks for joining us this week at CTO

  6. Hi Barb
    Thank you for stopping by my blog, you're a sweetie! xxCookies looking yum-yum yummy. The card is really cheerful too and I'm sure it will brighten your coworkers day. Have a wonderful day! xx

  7. U did a super job,, yummy cokies! Thanks for playing @ CTO!

  8. Wow what a super idea!!!! That is so nice of you and the card and those cookies look awesome!!!! Great job!!!!!

  9. I am now your new follower too!!!!!!

  10. This is such a great card! I love the sun and all the tags! Thanks for playing at CTO!

  11. Super cute card! I love how you did the sentiment on the tag. great job on the challenge and thanks for playing with us at Whimsical Wednesday. :)

  12. What a cheerful & adorable card. If this doesn't cheer up your co-worker I don't know what will. The embossing really pops and the expression on that Sun is too cute. Love the tags too.
    Great job.
    Thanks for joining us at whimsical wednesday.
    Crafty best wishes,

  13. So super sweet, I know your adorable card and goodies will cheer her up!! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO :)

  14. This is probably my favorite style of card and you did a great job with it, thanks so much for joining CTO!

  15. WOW this is such a FUN card and the cookies look YUMMY!Super job with all great details,I love the SUN and the awesome embossing,Just FANTASTIC!Thanks so much for playing along with us at Whimsical Wednesday!:)

  16. Those cookies look delicious! I love your card too! It looks awesome! It is so bright and cheerful!!

  17. Fabulous card and such a fun reason to give one!
    Many thanks for joining in the CCT challenge this week!
    Happy Crafting, Debxx

  18. Super cute card!! I love the shades. Please check my blog. I have some awards for you :)

  19. Beautiful card, very cheery. I love all the details you added in! I am sure your friend loved it! Thanks for playing along with us at Whimsical Wednesdays! Hugs, Cathryn :)

  20. Barb, love your bright cheerful card!! I'm so sorry for your friend -- it's so nice that others were willing to help out in such a sad time... Your cookies look delicious -- I'm sure everything was a wonderful blessing to your friend. :)

    Thanks so much for celebrating summer at Celebrate The Occasion!! :) Hope you'll join us again this week!!

    Amy :) at
    Celebrate The Occasion DTM