Going on a Picnic

Summer break is drawing to a close and DS1 and DS2 go back to school next week!  Why does summer have to go by so fast?!  We’re using this last week of freedom to get some last minute fun in and that includes a picnic at the park!

This week’s cue word challenge over at CASology is just perfect!

Whenever I think of a picnic, I always think about those little bees that like to visit our table!  If anything remotely sweet is on the menu, they are right there terrorizing our children, causing them to abandon any focus on the food in front of them!

Stamps:  Paper Smooches, The Craft’s Meow
Paper:  Paoer Trey cardstock (white)
Ink:  SU (Basic Gray), Memento (Tuxedo Black)
Accessories:  Copic markers, SU marker (Basic Black), foam dots, Stickles (clear), corner rounder

I stamped the drink image, cut it out and popped it up with foam dots.  The sentiment was stamped next, followed by the bees.  Copic markers were used to add color to the bees and a simple yellow underline.  Clear Stickles were applied to the bees’ wings and a dotted flight path was freehanded with a black marker.  The lower corner was rounded as a final touch.

Be sure and visit the rest of the design team members’ blogs as well as this week’s guest designer’s blog for even more PICNIC inspiration!  Then, don’t forget to link up your own creation on the challenge blog by Sunday at 4:00 p.m. (CDT)!

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Beautiful days are to be ours this week.  A wonderful way to wrap up the summer, but it makes it that much harder to accept the more rigid schedule school days bring!  Mixed emotions are rearing their heads in our household and I completely understand!

Have a terrific Tuesday!



  • Jen W. Posted Tuesday, 08/13/2013 1:26 pm

    I love that both our thoughts immediately went to insects! LOL!! The touch of glitter on the bees' wings is perfect and I love the yellow underlining the sentiment. Hope all is well with DD. Give her a snuggle from me!

  • Kanan Pandya Posted Tuesday, 08/13/2013 1:30 pm

    Very sweet card, Melissa. Love those bees. 🙂

  • Lynn Posted Tuesday, 08/13/2013 1:32 pm

    Enjoy the last few days of summer with your little guys Melissa! Your card is adorable'

  • Meghan Posted Tuesday, 08/13/2013 2:17 pm

    Oh so clever Melissa! I love your spin on this week's cue card!

  • Ardyth Percy-Robb Posted Tuesday, 08/13/2013 3:26 pm

    I forgot the bees, but you are SO right! lol! Love your clean design!

  • Deepti Posted Tuesday, 08/13/2013 3:55 pm

    Lovely idea 🙂 and it is sooo true the bees visiting us, I would abandon the food, the picnic and everything, if bees visited me LOL

  • Rosemary Posted Tuesday, 08/13/2013 4:01 pm

    what a fun idea, Melissa… love those cute little bees!

  • wienerhoneymooners Posted Tuesday, 08/13/2013 4:13 pm

    So sweet little bees! I love bees, though I am deathly allergic. Though I just find them sweet, cute and fascinating!!

    Yes, all I can think of is pink sweetness of your little girl – hope all is well and you are getting some rest and snuggles!!

  • Tenia Nelson Posted Tuesday, 08/13/2013 5:33 pm

    So cute!!

  • Lisa Posted Tuesday, 08/13/2013 6:27 pm

    Darling card Melissa, love the itty bitty bees!

  • Tracey McNeely Posted Tuesday, 08/13/2013 7:13 pm

    I love this Melissa, what a fun take on the cue!

  • Barb Ghig Posted Wednesday, 08/14/2013 4:51 pm

    This is such a cute take on the cue, Melissa…I love how you added the bees, too!

  • Judy1223 Posted Friday, 08/16/2013 3:03 am

    Who do those darn bugs have to ruin all our fun? I LOVE your fun card, Melissa, perfectly CAS and CUTE!

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