Life is better in flip flops!

In my opinion anyway! I LOVE summer! I am a summer girl. I love the sun and being outside and staying up late and relaxing and taking my boys to the pool! I love wearing flip flops and tank tops! (Arms could use some work though). I realized that summer is almost over! Students start school August 20th! My first contract day is the 18th! The boys go back to Trina's the 11th! I have a workshop on character ed. the 28th and 29th of this month!!!! I also have several in August, two on smartboards, one on AIMS web pro, maybe one on our computer grade system Lumen (we don't do grades on computer in Kindergarten but I might go for the hours). I can see summer slipping away and I am sad - there is so much more I wanted to accomplish this summer! I always do that set all these expectations of everything I want to get done and fall short every summer! We still have our mini vacation next week to southern Missouri to visit Andrew's parents. Should be fun they are taking us to see a St. Louis Cardinals Farm Team Baseball Game, to Silver Dollar City, and out on their new boat on Table Rock Lake. Hopefully it's nice and relaxing. After that though my brain will start to switch gears to school mode! I am looking forward to this year - I do like the start of the school year in the sense of all the possibilities. We will have FIVE sections of kindergarten in my building this year!!!!!!! I am going to have no new curriculum but LOTS of new technology! Not changing a whole lot this year but a few things!

Well I guess I should tell you about the card! I have been wanting to try this with a flip flop image for awhile since I saw it on a blog. I stamped the flip flop image on whisper white cs and colored it in using my SU markers I then used my little bitty hole punch and punched three holes on each flip flop and cut 4 pieces of ric rac from CTMH. I threaded the ric rac through the holes and secured it on the back with regular tape. I am so pleased with how they turned out! Iused pop dots to adhere the image to the green piece since it was already bulky from the ric rac on the back. Then matted the green to a pink piece and to my card. Here is a close up of the flip flops.

The PP is from the promo pack at Archivers LAST year. I thought the dots complimented the dots on the flip flops nicely and I added more ric rac along the striped piece. I stamped the sentiment Life is better in flip flops down in the bottom right hand corner. The sentiment stamp is from a company called Morning Star Stamps they were at CKC last year. They are based in Kansas City Kansas and have some very unique images and sentiments, I hope they are there this year too! Very fun little card!!!!

CS: Whisper White and Cert Celery from SU, Pink unknown

PP: From Archivers Promo Pack Summer 07
Stamps: Fancy Flip Flop by Stampabilities, Sentiment by Morning Star Stamps
Ink: Pallet Noir Inkpad, Pixie Pink, Green Galore, Ballet Blue Markers
Other: Hole punch, Green Ric Rac by CTMH, Pop Dots



  1. Cool summer card, love the way you used the ric rac ribbon on the flip flops.

  2. How cute! I love the colors and the rick rack!

  3. What a great use of ric rak. I can never make that stuff look right.

  4. It is hard to believe the summer is half over. It always goes so fast. It sounds like you are going to be really busy, it is amazing that you still have time to make such pretty cards!

  5. I really like the colours you have used, their just so fresh and summery. In a place where it is almost always raining this year it was great to see some sunshine.

  6. The ric rac is such a fantastic idea!! those cards are adorable!! I totally love them!!

  7. Sarah Coyle7/18/2008

    how awesome is this!! great work!

  8. Love the ribbon the flippies....I love mine...esp as we have a pool in the garden...they are a must !!!
    so many girlie ones now too.

  9. I love the colours and the ric rac. CUUUUTE.

  10. i love the ric-rac too! you are so creative!

  11. Very creative with the flip flops. Love your color choices.

  12. I love the colors of your dp and what you did with the flip-flops is tooo cute.

  13. Found you on another blogger's site. Those are cute little flip flops. Great card!

  14. oh that is ADORABLE and i so agree, everything is better in flip flops, did you post this in the gallery at Serendipity! i hope i didn't miss it! you better.

  15. Such a cute card Tessa..... looks so funly and bright..

    Hugs Leona x

  16. That card is just the cutest!

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  18. I love how you used th ric rac! Very cute card!

  19. This is such a cute summer card;)

  20. what an adorable card!


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