Monday, August 20, 2012

BBTB2/Vacation

Happy Happy Monday.  I am so pleased to tell you I am the hostess this week for Bitten By The Bug2 ... For many folks, summer months usually mean vacation travels so I picked just that for my theme this week.  .. Folks are heading to destinations that call to them, or to visit loved ones .... they take trains, planes, buses....and if I were planning a vacay, I would climb in my car.   No, I don't own a Chevrolet anymore but I had a few in my life starting with my very first car, a 1949 Chevrolet painted a horrid color of bronze.  My next car was a 1953 turquoise Chevrolet Bel Air, followed by a 1954 Red and white Chevry Bel Air, then a 1957.  My very first brand new car was a 1962 Chervolet Nova II and I was so proud of that little sweet car...

My card was fun to make, but a little frustrating because I ran into design issues, color themes, layout but in the long run this is what I came up with.  A little street scene in some quaint city USA.  
The sign is computer generated, and I even added a tiny little license plate that says "Chev".  We used to watch Dinah Shore who sang this song so well..... The buildings are from Heritage, and the little cloud drifting overhead is from April Showers.  Hope you like my little vacation scene.     
Please join us on our challenge.  Make sure you have a Cricut cut representing some sort of vacation theme, when you link up your card to BBTB2 for the challenge, be sure to link back to your blog and mention you have joined in our challenge.  No back dating...and please disable any word verification you might have.  Oh, important news.... we have changed the challenge time from 2 weeks to a week so get your challenge entries linked up.  We want to see them...!!

21 comments:

Sandi said...

Boy, that is pulling from the old commercial archives DEEP, lol, love it sooooooo much. Hugs

Tangle said...

Wow, I love the depth and dimension you have created with all the fun colors and layers. Such a fun project!

-Rebekah

1CardCreator said...

Love this Carole! The sentiment is perfect! We had the Dream Cruise here this weekend, perfect timing!

Margie said...

LOL!!! My first car, when my 4 kiddies were all little, was a Chevy Malibu station wagon. Plenty of room to pack up and go in that thing. It was an older model, and they just don't make them as roomy as they used to!
Girl, these colors scream "HAVE SOME FUN". Your scene is just fabulous!

Stephanie said...

Carole, I love this. I can just see Dinah Shore singing this. Love this scene.

Brenda said...

Cute, cute card! Are we dating ourselves with that old commerical?!! I love your building and that little car is sweet!! My first car I had to take over the payments on my mother's car and she got a new one. lol But later I got a new 79 Camero. Now just give me a pracatical car!!! lol Hugs!

Jeri said...

Well darn, I have to admit how old I am now because I totally remember Dinah Shore singing that catchy little tune. I love your little scene you've created. Nice job with that little license plate. The only Chevy I've ever had was a 68 Camaro with a black racing stripe around the front end. Boy was it spiffy.

Sharon said...

I so love your vacation scene!!! Makes me want to jump in my car and take off on a road trip! :)

DonnaMundinger said...

I immediately thought of Dinah when I saw your sentiment. Really took me back. My Dad had Buicks until the 1962 Impala, from then on it was Chevy all the way. This card is absolutely brilliant! Fabulous design. Thanks for a great challenge. xxD

Susan said...

Oh Carole, this card made me smile! It is sooo fun and colorful, and I wanted to hummm along!
xx Susan

Suzanne cricutcraftingrammyblogspot.com said...

I love your color scheme Carole and the little Heritage houses are oh so cute. I sure remember these commercials and love that you used this for your card. Memories.

Annie Anya said...

Wow This is one cool card...love this cart, must see if I can get it over here in Australia...looks like it has some fine cuts...Thanks for this great theme and your comment was encouraging...love annie

Glenda said...

Carole, I love this wonderful scene you have created! Love the Chevy!
Glenda

Penniannie said...

Carole, I just love your card, those houses are awesome.....

Hugs
Penny

Caroline said...

I just love your street seen from your Chevrolet! I think I would want to stop at that cute little town!

Bella and Aidees Mom said...

What a sweet scene u have created here Carole....wow...

shelly said...

i love your scene carole , very sweet and welcoming .

shelly said...

i love your scene carole , very sweet and welcoming .

~JulieH~ said...

what a wonderful scene you've created Carole and I love the little license plate on your Chevvy!
hugs
juliexx

Missy said...

What a great card--I really like the street scene you created!!

Jayne said...

Carole thanks for a fun challenge.Love the scene you've created and always love your embossing.
Jayne x