Hello Summer blog hop!

Hey there! Welcome to my leg of the Hello Summer blog hop celebrating the first day of summer.  You should have arrived from Paula’s Blog.  if you are just starting here, head on over to Ashley’s blog where the fun starts and she also has not only the blog lineup but the list of great prizes that you can win as well.


I hope you are having fun so far and checking out all the great projects.  Honestly, I totally forgot that today was the first day of summer.  My days seem to blend in together! Summer always reminds me of the trips I took to Europe several years ago.  One of my favorite places was Rome.  I wandered the cobblestone streets for hours just soaking up the sun, culture and atmosphere of such an amazing city.  If I could, I would return in a heartbeat and experience it all over again!

This is the card I created for the hop today.

I received this image for a card challenge at my LSS and it just brought back all those European memories for me again.  When I looked at it, the first thing that came to mind was watercolor painting.  So I decided to color it with my watercolor pencils instead of my Copics this time.  The DP is so old in my stash that I don’t even remember the name of it.   I thought it was called Grandma’s Attic but I’m not sure.   The sentiment is one that is left over from the package that I won in a blog hop and is MME.  The flowers and ribbon are from my stash.

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope that your summer is amazing and that today is just the start! You are now off to visit Ellen and see what fun she has for you!


Entered into the following challenges:

Anything Goes Challenge Blog: Around the World (Travel)

Celebrate the Occasion: Welcome Summer

Paperminutes: Based on a Movie (Roman Holiday..I love this movie!)

Creative Monday’s –-Summer

Love To Create: Summer Fun




23 thoughts on “Hello Summer blog hop!”

  1. What a gorgeous card! I really love the way you colored the image. You did it so beautifully. I have yet to try using copics or watercolor pencils, but your card encourages me to give it a shot 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing your love for traveling to Europe.. I wish to go to Italy some day!

    Thanks so much for sharing!
    misshoanggg (at) gmail.com

  2. Very nice card. I have yet to use any watercolor pencils myself, but you inspired me to give them a try. I took a trip to Europe myself. My profile pic was taken in Greece. The image you used brought back memories for me too! Thanks for the fun hop!

  3. I love your card! I saw it in today’s e-mail and saw you were in a blog hop and decided to join along! Great job on the coloring and good luck in the challenges you entered it in! 🙂

  4. Beautiful image, love the coloring on this card!! Great to have been a part of this hop with you :0)

  5. Oh wow I love this gorgeous card.
    Thanks for sharing it with us at anything goes.
    Hugs Emma xx

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