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Sum, Sum, Summertime, Summertime, Summertime…  Ok, I’ll admit it.  I’m one of those annoying people that starts humming when something reminds me of a song or lyrics – ha!  Anyway, that’s what I started singing when we decided on the theme for the August Blog Hop with Di’s Country INKers.  So now you know the rest of the story. perhaps you just arrived from Di’s blog, or maybe you’re just joining us.  Either way, we’re awfully glad you’re hoppin’ with us today!  Today’s card is from one of my recent TLC classes (Technique Lover’s Class).  It’s a Triptych card which uses a single image that is divided into three panels to create a focal point.  Instead of using a stamped image for this card, we used a piece of the English Garden Designer Series Paper which was divided and mounted on a Night of Navy mat.  A second mat of Whisper White is layered behind that and it’s all popped up with dimensionals onto a Hello Honey card base.  We used the Triple Banner Punch to create the tag for the greeting.  The bee is from the Garden In Bloom stamp set, and the ‘Thanks’ is from the Cottage Greetings set.  We stamped the bee with Night of Navy and colored his little body in with a Hello Honey marker.  A touch of summer sunshine was added with a knot of 1/8″ Gold Ribbon.  Have you noticed how the Garden In Bloom set coordinates with the English Garden DSP pack?  These are easily my very favorite items from the Annual Catalog.  Uh-oh – I feel another song coming on (Let me tell you ’bout the birds and the bees and the flowers and the trees…)

Ok, so now that I’ve given you an earworm for the day, it’s time to send you off to see what Mary has to show you.  Thanks for stopping by today – hope you have a great rest of your day!


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In case you get off track, here’s a list of our hoppers:


Barb  (You are here)




& Ashley




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