Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge – One in a Melon

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Wow, I just checked out my blog and it's been over a month since I've posted! So much has been going on since I last stamped…let's see, Nick has played a ton of baseball, we traveled to Delaware for a baseball tournament Memorial Day Weekend, we zipped through Washington D.C. very quickly, Ben went to his prom, attended awards night (where he was called up 7 times! Yup, one proud mom here!) and he also GRADUATED last weekend!! I added some pictures to the bottom of the post if you want to check them out 🙂

In other exciting news, our new shed was being delivered today, so I had to take the day off from work. Awww shucks 😉 The men were done with the shed by 10 am, which means I get the whole rest of the day to myself! Woohoo!

Since I had some time on my hands today, I turned to my favorite place to find a challenge to get me stampin', the Flourishes blog…and boy did they challenge me today! We were to make a card or project that moves or opens in a non-traditional manner. I haven't made a non-traditional card in quite a while, so luckily they had a list of possibilities right there! I chose the Circle Side Step Card because the instant I saw it I knew I was using my Wild for Watermelon set, since this half circle kind of looks like a piece of watermelon itself!

Here are the Copic colors I used to color the image:

Watermelon Rind: YG00, YG03, YG05, YG07, YG17, YG67

Watermelon Flesh: R20, R22, R24, R29, R59

I stamped my image and sentiment in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. The DSP I used is actually a Valentine's Day pack from Stampin' Up!, but they also looked good for a picnic to me! Then I cut a piece of the DSP to fit behind my clear button & adhered it with Crystal Effects, a little matching Seam Binding Ribbon and that will do it.

Okay, onto some pictures of what we've been up to:

Ben's prom:

Ben prom night

Nick at his baseball tournament in Delaware:

Nick delaware

Nick's team did pretty well in the tournamnet, making it to the quarter-finals. At home they're in first place in their division with a record of 10-0!

A quick trip through Washington D.C. on the way home:

Washington dc
(I can't get over how short I look in this picture!! Nick is only 13 years old and he's 6'1" tall, I'm really not THAT short!!)

And the highlight of our summer, Ben graduated last weekend. We couldn't be more proud!! Ben went to a vocational school for automotive, and he is already working full time as a mechanic at a Toyota Dealership, and he will go to school to become certified in Toyota repair in the fall. 


Ben graduation

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today :) 

4 thoughts on “Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge – One in a Melon

  1. Oh my!! This is gorgeous!! What a perfect card fold for the watermelon image. So clever and beautifully colored!! So glad you could join us for the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday challenge!!

  2. Stunning card this week Kerin! I love the image you chose. Gorgeous colouring!
    Looks like you’ve had a very busy month! Congrats to your son!
    Thanks for joining us this week for our “Open Sesame” Timeless Tuesday Challenge at Flourishes!
    Ally.

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