Monday, July 16, 2012

Hot Fun in the Summertime!

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My sister is a summer baby...  And even better, her birthday is July 3rd, which always meant she had fireworks every year for her birthday (I swear she was probably 16 before she finally realized all those fireworks displays were in honor of the birth of our country, rather than designed specifically with her in mind!  Ha!  Just kidding!  :)   But summer birthdays in Texas mean one thing -- the only really appropriate gift (other than diamonds, of course ;) is one meant for the pool/beach!  

So, this year, Vera Bradley came to the rescue in the form of this adorable beach bag in Julie's signature colors of aqua and lime (throw in a bathing suit cover-up and you're good to go!):

(Sidenote:  several years ago, my mom and I were vacationing on Martha's Vineyard and we kept seeing these adorable handbags all over the island and fell in love....  We'd never heard of Vera Bradley before and decided we both needed one before heading back home!  We thought we were sooooo fashion-forward and ahead of the trend -- couldn't wait to introduce Texas to our discovery...  But, nooooo!  We had no sooner stepped off the plane than we were literally seeing them everywhere!!!  Who knew?!? :)   

So this was a super-quickie I put together using the Flipping Out stamp set and dies by Papertrey Ink, along with papers from the "Splash" collection by Little Yellow Bicycle.  Super summery, super fun!  :)

Thanks for stopping by!  Hope you're keeping cool where you are!  :)


  1. LOVE that VB bag...they are EVERYWHERE though no? LOL!!! LOVE your card...those little flip flops are SO cute!

  2. Ok, so this card is super cute, I love that sentiment stamp, so fun!!! and that bright orange ribbon? fabulous!!! Have a great day!!

  3. What a cute card, Jennifer! I love the mixxy-matchy patterns combined with the bold color!

    My daughter's birthday is on the 4th of July, so she always got fireworks for her day as well. And I hear you on the Vera Bradley thing! They are *everywhere* out here in New England, and sure enough, everywhere else as well! LOL

    I'm so glad you linked your blog up to the Moxie Fab World Blogroll. It will be great to stop by and say "hello" from time to time!

  4. Sounds like your sis has built in bday plans every year! Cute bag, I remember when I realized those bags were popular, I couldn't understand why b/c they all looked like quilts! I like them now (they grew on me). Super cute card, love the sentiment.

  5. how adorable...great joy....

  6. Jen, this is awesome! I LOVE the bright colors. I'm a Christmas snow is the theme :S lol Great design and layout! I owe you an email too:)

  7. PS-just saw this on the Moxie Fab blog :)

  8. Oh how cahute is your B-Day card, Jen? I love all the bright colors your incorporated with those adorable flip flops :)
    Funny story about your sister an VB bags!
    PS: Spotted you on MFW today, congrats.

  9. Jen, this is super cute! Saw this link over at MFW. Good for you!!!

  10. Absolutely adorable! Love the colours and the fabulous design.


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