Sunday, June 30, 2013

You're the Bomb!

One of the things I love about CASology challenges is the freedom to use whatever products I have to interpret the cue in whatever direction my mind takes me:)  And it just so happens that this week's cue is the word "FREE":




Because of the time of year it is my thoughts naturally went to Independence Day.  But I took it a step further and thought about all the times in my life when I've felt the most free and I would have to say the summers of my youth rank right up there.  Summer then meant the freedom to spend my days doing or not doing anything! (And also not suffering those weird pangs of guilt when a whole day was spent on the porch reading a book or just daydreaming).  It also meant eating ice cream every day and not worrying about how many carbs I was ingesting:)

  
When I saw this set from North Coast Creations called "You're the Bomb!" I HAD to have it!  Hands down, my fave treat from the ice cream trucks that used to regularly troll my neighborhood growing up was the Bomb Pop!  I used some star dies from Papertrey ink to create a negative space panel from white cs and instead of popping up the panel I adhered it flat to the card base to keep the design more CAS.  I added some texture to the white star using a Stampin' Up woodgrain embossing folder.  The bomb pop image was embossed then colored with copics - difficult to see in the pic but I did add glossy accents to give it more of an "icy" appearance.  And yep, I finally hopped on the sequin trend train - so proud of myself for actually buying and using something:)  
Other Materials Used:  Papertrey ink white cs, Stampin' Up pp, Echo Park Dots & Stripes pp, Michael's sequins

I'm also going to link this up to the current Simon Says Stamp challenge - Anything Goes!

Enjoy the rest of the weekend!  Thanks for all your supportive comments!

14 comments:

Nat said...

I use to love these icy treats too. Your card is too cool!! :)

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Ah, those were the days! lol! Funny how our kids think we're the ones with the freedom to do (make them do) whatever we want! lol! Thanks for playing along with us at CASology this week!

Barb said...

I love your interpretation of the word, "Free!" Wouldn't it be nice if we could go back to one of those days in the past, just once in awhile?

Love your card, Robin - the stars look awesome with your adorable bomb pop! :)

Maureen Morton said...

No, YOU are the bomb, girlfriend! This is so amazing - perfect design and lots of "pop" (pardon the pun). You are such a "sweet" inspiration, Robin. And I agree, those days were the best. I am too old for this particular treat, we got 50/50's. I need to find a stamp for that - ha! See you've gone to Bloglivin - I will figure that out when we return. Thanks for the memories.......

Meghan said...

This card has everything: colour, texture and a fabulous layout! Love it! I'm glad you joined in on the fun at CASology this week!

Judy1223 said...

Robin, what a fun card and a great trip down memory lane! I do remember the freedom of those days in my youth...I'd like just ONE day like that now and I'd be thrilled! Great colors, sweet card! Thanks for playing along at CASology!

Rosemary said...

your card is da bomb, robin!! and yes... summer when you are a kid is definitely a time of freedom!! so happy to see you playing along with CASology this week!

Nancy K said...

thanks for the happy trip down memory lane, Robin! i love your fabulous card, the die cut stars are wonderful!

CinnamonSally said...

Fun card Robin, in the UK that ice cream was called a zoom and I had loads of them as a child!!

Pam W Merwin said...

Love this, Robin - sooo creative!

Greta said...

So, so fun, Robin! What a terrific card!

joy said...

This card is just so much fun, Robin! As a child, we didn't have those treats, but we did have dreamsicles, fudgesicles and good old popsicles to choose from!!

I love the placement of your stars and the embossed design behind the white one!

Melissa said...

I STILL like those colorful bomb pops! It helps to have young ones at home, giving me an excuse to indulge! :)
Love your interpretation of the cue word and I really like all the texture and pattern you pulled into this!
Thanks so much for joining us at CASology this week!

cheiron said...

I remember getting these ice pops from the truck! What a great summer card. Thanks for playing along with the Anything Goes Challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog this week!