Saturday, July 5, 2014

Summer of colors (SOC) LOVE THEM!!

Hello! Happy weekend, for some of us it's a long holiday weekend, YAY!! The sky has been amazing again this week, look at this beauty. Some days I just sit on the deck and watch the sky, can't do it once winter comes so I'm doing it as much as I can now.
I had fun playing with the SOC this week, so pretty and perfect for summer I think. Thank you Kristin for hosting us again this summer, I know it takes a lot of your time to visit and do posts for us. It's a great way to add color and fun to our lives and art of any kind. Here is what I made this week.
I used them on my icad challenge again. Love these colors and will probably play and make more just for fun. Something about that pink with the greens makes me happy.
The weather was perfect for once Tuesday morning and I was so excited to find the SOC colors in my yard too. So of course I had to get out there and make something special for this week.
A freshly made OUTSIDE Mandala, YAY!! It's not much but it was so nice to make. My heart was happy and I kept smiling all day, see it's the simple things that make me happy. Sorry the picture was a little off, didn't know till I uploaded it. Click on the image to see those pretty little flowers better too. They are so cute and the prettiest color. Can't wait to make more and with more colors.
Thanks again Kristin for the challenge and fun. To see more about this click on the Summer Of Color 2014 badge on the right side of my blog. You will love all the different things everyone makes.
Around here....
Kristin texted and is safe at Kosovo, not sure where it is and it's 6 hours ahead of us but she's there. YAY!! She says it's beautiful and where she is suppose to me right now. Will keep you posted !
We had a GREAT 4th of July celebration at the park with family. Was a perfect day! Ended it with smores too, YAY and only a little bit of bad news....
Summer had been begging me for weeks to get her a basketball and I finally did. While playing she twisted her ankle and things she heard a pop. OUCH!!  Her foot is swollen and bruised so off to the doctors we will got today. Hoping it's nothing to serious and can heal fast. Feel so bad and sad too because she was so excited I got one and now she can't play with it. She's hopping around here on one foot and Sam is waiting on her and taking care of her.
Have a great weekend and see you back here for T Time on Tuesday.


  1. Looks like Kristen had fun in the pool, Dawn! I am so happy for her. And poor Summer. I hope her ankle heals quickly. Ouch is right. And WOW!!! I love all of the wonderful ATC's that you made using this week's SOC colors. They are so much fun and very fabulous. And I absolutely LOVE that "outside" mandala, Dawn. It is beeeeeeeautiful and so creative! Thank you so much for sharing your talents with all of us at SOC! So happy to see your post today, my friend!

  2. Beautiful use of the SOC colors and able to combine them with your ICADs makes it even more special.

    So glad Kristen made it to Kosovo. I'm glad she feels safe there, since the news is not always that encouraging in the Yugoslavia/Serbia region. Please DO keep us posted.

    Glad you had a good 4th. I was planning to visit my friends at their home on the lake, but Wednesday learned everyone was coming to MY place. One day to clean the house spotless and get the yard looking good was NOT enough time, but somehow I made it happen, and cook, too.

  3. Everytime I come to your blog it makes my day brighter! Your outside mandala is stunning Dawn! WOW! And I love your ICAD cards too - so bright and playful! You know I love your sky photos! Fabulous post - thanks!

  4. what fun icads-love all the patterns dawn. A nature made mandala-love it!

  5. Hope Summer will get better soon and it was nothing very serious. It is so sweet of Sam to wait and take care of his sister. Your ICADS and the mandala look pretty
    Thank you Dawn for your comment on my post. Only after reading your comment did I realize that my watermelon has this week's SOC colors. So Thanks to you, now I have also linked to the SOC page.
    Have a wonderful week.

  6. A very nice post. Love seeing the family photos.

  7. Love it! You make adorable projects with SOC, especially the Mandala! Continue to have fun in the summer!

  8. Very cute! You're right, pink and green is a happy combo :-)

  9. So sorry to hear about Summer's ankle. The exact same thing happened to me when I was a teenager, and it happened on the first day of summer vacation. So I know first hand what it's like to be stuck inside, sitting around instead of playing outside. She has my full sympathy.

    On a happier note, your SOC projects are so pretty. I agree with you that this color combo was especially gorgeous.