Monday, July 5, 2010

Kard Krazy's Tuesday Challenge #58!


I thought I was coming in on the tail end of this challenge, too, but then discovered that this challenge lasts for 2 weeks--yay, I'm not late! The Kard Krazy challenge is to make a tag with your interpretation of the theme of "Summer" -- summer for me always brings back happy memories of going to the beach every week when I was growing up. My mom and her friends would all get together on Tuesdays, make big lunches, pack up the beach towels, umbrellas, blankets and air mattresses (yes, we rode the waves on THOSE old floppy things, believe it or not!) and they'd head for Santa Monica beach in southern California, (with all of us kids in tow, of course!) Those were fun, fun times. I also love summer because my roses are blooming then, and roses are among my most favorite flowers; I sort of combined both of those ideas in my tag. You can see all of the lovely tags for this challenge here!

15 comments:

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

Jann, your tag is too precious! Thanks for all the summer memories too:) I remember those air mattresses as well.

Robin said...

What a cute image and tag!

Sandy said...

Oh wow so darling Tag.
Absolutely gorgeous.

Faye said...

Jann, this is so adorable, while at the same time beautiful with the roses. I remember those days of yore, too. We went down to some lake on the Mississippi River south of Memphis. Sometimes the lake was part of the river, I think. Other times it was a lake. And our swim suits resembled what your little girl has on. Great job.

Lori said...

Cute tag! So right for summer!

rachel27b said...

This tag really speaks summer...swimming, flowers and fun!

Terri said...

Hi Jann
Thanks so much for the sweet comments you left on my blog.
And I have to say this tag is adorable...the image of that little girl is perfect..love what you did with it for your tag!

Lynn Stevens said...

Great tag, and your story brought back memories of going too Huntington beach all summer long, that was over 30 years ago. I miss those days and the ocean! sigh...

Lydia said...

She's just so cute!

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi Jann,
beautiful tag love it.
Have a great weekend.
Hugs,
Marie

A Vintage Chic said...

I LOVE this sweet tag, Jann! Adorable in every single way.....Thanks for your visits! Sorry I haven't been by much lately...vacation time with the family makes it a bit tough!

Hope your weekend is wonderful!

Julie

Martina2801 said...

This is awesome, Jann!
Gorgeous tag!

Sarah said...

Such a sweet tag and fond memories to go with it!

Nancy Maxwell James said...

Jann
your tag is just the sweetest! I love how you played on pastel tones with this...makes the photo stand out! sweetness! Hope you have a wonderful Sunday! :)

Laura Knight said...

Lovely delicate colour scheme! How nice the beaches must have been in the 20's when even the swimsuits had class. I've never seen the beach so I must live vicariously through old photos like this. <3 That will all change soon though, when I move to LA to be near friends. Can't wait to swim in the Pacific!