Friday, June 24, 2016

Inspiration Friday - Inspired by Summer

Earlier this week, the official start of summer heralded all the fun in the sun that is about to commence (for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, that is!). Hopefully you're soaking up the sun and enjoying the carefree times of summer.

Summertime is the perfect time to enjoy the company of friends and family — at the beach, at the carnival, or even your own backyard. It's time for BBQ and sun and a whole lot of fun!

I searched the web for a variety of images pertaining to carefree summer times, and here is a look at a few of my favorite finds:

I don't know about you, but I want to get on my swim suit and head out in the sun! A popsicle would be the perfect finale to a lazy summer day!

My Favorite Things has some great products to make your colorful and sun-saturated paper crafts spectacular. Let's take a look at some awesome projects that will inspire you to create with summer in mind!

There's nothing more refreshing than a cool drink on a hot summer's day, and Yoonsun's colorful array of pop looks totally delicious! The Soda Pop stamp set and Soda Pop Bottles Die-namics are SO MUCH FUN!

Handmade card from Yoonsun Hur featuring Laina Lamb Design Soda Pop stamp set and Soda Pop Bottles Die-namics #mftstamps

Cooling off at the beach is a definite sign that summer is here! I love Debbie's relaxing design that she created with the Fun in the Sun stamp set and Die-namics. TOO cute!

Handmade card from Debbie Olson featuring Pure Innocence Fun in the Sun stamp set and Die-namics #mftstamps

Warm and saturated colors dominate the scene in Kay's juicy design. The colorful tropical bird from the Birds of Paradise stamp set is simply preening in all his (her?) glory.

Handmade card from Kay Miller featuring Birds of Paradise stamp set and Die-namics #mftstamps

Ahhhh, flamingos! To say I'm obsessed is an understatement, and Inge's design is all kinds of perfect. I love the strong use of black to contrast with the pale pink of the birds she die cut using the Flamingos Die-namics. 

Handmade card from Inge Groot featuring Mini Modern Blooms stamp set and Die-namics, Laina Lamb Design Tickled Pink stamp set and Flamingos Die-namics #mftstamps

And what better time to grab a grass skirt and hula your way to a festive luau? I love how Amy paired the hula honey from the Polynesian Paradise stamp set with the Fringe Die-namics for this colorful and tropical design!

Handmade card from Amy Lee featuring Birdie Brown Polynesian Paradise stamp set and Die-namics, Sheet Music Background stamp, Stitched Mini Scalloped Circle STAX, Fringe, and Blueprints 29 Die-namics #mftstamps

Before you go, take a look at a few of the awesome summery things you can buy at the My Favorite Things online store! Simply click on the photo to be taken directly to the product. If the product is currently out of stock, you can sign up for an email notification once it's back in stock!

Here's to a FUN and creative summer weekend!

1 comment:

  1. Happy joy of summer!! I want to live in that first photo with a huge glass of iced tea!!! Love the inspiration--I'm feeling this percolation of summer fun! :)