Before I go any further....if you haven't checked out the top five from last week please do........they are AMAZING!!!! And I feel so bad cuz I have really been slacking lately when it comes to visiting the challenge participants blogs and leaving love.......life gets in the way sometimes....and if you have read a blog post or so back you know that :) So I was clueless until I checked in and saw everyones AMAZING work!
So I am promising now to go back and give everyone I missed the last few weeks a cyber hug and tell you how great your work is....cuz we bloggers all like to have comments!! If we wanted to talk to ourselves we'd talk to the cat or the hubby :)
This week our Challenge is Summertime!!! And our wonderful sponsor for this week is Wendy (aka Louby Loo) and Digital Delights!
She is offering a very generous $10 gift certificate to the winner to be spent in her awesome digital shop! I went and peeked and she has some real cuties in there!!
Now...... how many of ya'll remember before he was a Man in Black, or Ali.......that Will Smith was "The Fresh Prince"? And way before he was fighting aliens and saving the world, he hung with a dude known as DJ Jazzy Jeff......and they did a little ditty called SUMMERTIME!!!!
summer, summer, summertime
time to sit back and unwind
Here it is the groove slightly transformed
just a bit of a break from the norm
just a little somethin' to break the monotony
of all that hardcore dance that has gotten to be
a little bit out of control it's cool to dance
but what about the groove that soothes that moves romance
give me a soft subtle mix
and if ain't broke then don't try to fix it
and think of the summers of the past
adjust the base and let the alpine blast
pop in my CD and let me run a rhyme
and put your car on cruise and lay back cause this is summertime
school is out and it's a sort of a buzz
but back then I didn't really know what it was
but now I see what have of this
the way that people respond to summer madness
the weather is hot and girls are dressing less
and checking out the fellas to tell 'em who's best
ridin around in your jeep or your benzos
or in your nissan stting on lorenzos
back in Philly we be ou in the park
a place called the plateau is where everybody go
guys out hunting and girls doing likewise
honking at the honey in front of you with the light eyes
she turn around to see what you beeping at
it's like the summers a natural afrodesiac
and with a pen and pad I compose this rhyme
to hit you and get you equipped for the summer time
it's late in the day and I ain't been on the court yet
hustle to the mall to get me a short set
yeah I got on sneaks but I need a new pair
cause basketball courts in the summer got girls there
the temperature's about 88
hop in the water plug just for old times sake
break to ya crib change your clothes once more
cause you're invited to a barbeque that's starting at 4
sitting with your friends cause y'all remincise
about the days growing up and the first person you kissed
and as I think back makes me wonder how
the smell from a grill could spark up nostalgia
all the kids playing out front
little boys messin round with the girls playing double-dutch
while the DJ's spinning a tune as the old folks dance at your family reunion
then six o'clock rolls around
you just finished wiping your car down
it's time to cruise so you go to the summertime hangout
it looks like a car show
everybody come lookin real fine
fresh from the barber shop or fly from the beauty salon
every moment frontin and maxin
chillin in the car they spent all day waxin
leanin to the side but you can't speed through
two miles an hour so everybody sees you
there's an air of love and of happiness
and this is the Fresh Prince's new defintion of summer madness
YEAH!!!! Cmon...break it down!!!! (wait that's another song....)
Well that is your inspiration jump off point this week. Create a card, layout or project of some sort.....I dare someone to do a video singing the theme from The Fresh Prince of Belair and youtube it....DARE YA!!!!!! :) And sadly, yeah I know ALL the words to that one......lol
Just create a project that this song inspires.....create what's in your heart :)
I did this layout about one of my favorite parts of summer.....waiting for the mulberries to ripen on our bush. We just found it a couple of summers ago on our land and now we have a blast picking, eating, and making a mess.....lol.
I think if you click the photo you can get in tighter to read the journaling :)
I used a digi template from Sara Gleason aka zinnias and swallowtails from AfterFiveDesigns. This one was a freebie for her July Challenge that I totally missed......grrrrr!!!
The kit is called "Love Naturally" and all my folder says is SPD.......I need to research this.....lol
And the journaling font is DJB Suzie.
And yeah you see one of my kiddos stinky feet in the pictures.......LOL.
So cmon over and play with us as we celebrate Summertime!!