Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Fun in the Sun

Hi everyone, This post is my second one of the day. No video with it as I am still suffering from this horrendous summer flu. Hack hack cough cough! Anyway, I really like doing the Fantabulous Cricut challenge each week and I was able to get it done! The challenge was to create an Olympic inspired card. I remember very vividly the 1984 Olympics, they were in L.A. and ABC had it that year and they showed absolutely every thing, every heat, every medal ceremony. I was 11 years old and my sister was 9. That summer we raced in our pool, we did medleys and attempted the butterfly and we pretended we were synchronized swimmers! So my card is inspired by that summer and how funny we must've looked trying to twirl our legs under water!

I used the Fun in the Sun Cricut Lite cartridge cut at 3.0 and Elegant Edges cut at 3.5. I did some doodling on my mat cut. The dp is from the Splash paper pad by Echo Park and the buttons are from SU.  The sentiment is from the Summer Vacation stamp set from Pink by Design.

Thanks so much for looking!

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14 comments:

fusiafscrapping said...

This looks gorgeous!

Tammy said...

What a cute card and such a sweet memory. Thanks for joining us on this challenge at the FCCB.

Kate (Small Bits of Paper) said...

What a fabulous card, Cindy! I love the design of it and your doodling is a wonderful touch. What a great story, too!

Sorry that you've been feeling under the weather - but so glad that you are getting better and that you were well enough to create something for this week's Fantabulous Cricut challenge!

Kate
Small Bits of Paper

Sonya said...

What a great card--those water ballet dancers are just perfection!! So glad you joined us at FCCB this week. :)

Confessions of a Paperholic said...

Cindy,

You are doing an amazing job on your cards. I enjoy seeing your style continue to evolve. Nice work on the videos as well.

K

Naomi Edwards said...

Wow, what a super card! My twin sister and I did the same thing when we were younger pretending to be synchronized swimmers!!! Great memories hey? Thanks for making me remember that! This card is so much fun..just love it, I hope you are feeling better.
Hugs

xxcalamityxx said...

Your card is brilliant I love it and your story too, thanks for sharing with us at FCCB x

The EmBellished Card - Belinda said...

Cindy this is simply adorable! Loved your post as well. I am with you on the swimming. My sister and I are 'water-bugs'. We love to have swim races between us. We also do flips and twirls underwater. This is a fave from our childhood that we still play around with @ ages 53 and 55. Too much fun!
Thanks for sharing with us @ FCCB this week.
Blessings,
Belinda

Suzanne cricutcraftingrammyblogspot.com said...

Wow I totally love this. What a creative card and love that you highlighted synchronized swimming. Thanks for sharing at FCCB.

Melissa said...

Cindy, I love the girls swimming caps and matching bathing suits! Your card is adorable!! I am going to showcase your card for Scrappin' Saturday this week! :) Thanks for also joining us at FCCB for the challenge!
Melissa

L.B. said...

LOVE this.. super cute to match those memories you shared

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Love your pretty swimmers! Great card!

Pink Dalmatians said...

this is such a cute card. I watched the syncronized swimmers for the first time this year & was very entertained. I love your card. Thanks for playing at FCCB.

Sheila... said...

Love this card, it's so nicely done.
Sheila FCCB DT