Whirly-Twirly Pinwheel

StampNation is having a Summer Challenge Party this week.  Due to my bought with vertigo I haven't been able to fully participate, but I LOVE the challenges, and this is one of the cards I made for them.

I believe the challenge was to create a card that reminds you of summer and summer activities.  Oh the ideas were swirling... hot afternoons in the pool, playing with friends, campfires and smores, trips to the beach, sun, parades, 4th of July, summer break....

The first thought that comes to my mind when I hear the word "Summer" mentioned is, summer vacation from school as a child.   We would go to the city pool and meet up with friends.   They had a break in the middle of the day for the lifeguards to have lunch and clean probably, but as a kid I just knew it meant it was time for the ice cream truck to come.   :)  I decided for this card I would try to capture the whimsical carefree days of summer in the park, at the pool, in the streets riding bikes with my friends or climbing trees in the backyard.  

I also chose the pinwheel because my body has felt a bit like a pinwheel spinning in the wind.  I have so many people to thank for helping me, encouraging me and praying for me while I recover from this inner ear fluid build up that led to vertigo and all the other sypmtoms.   Each one of you is a blessing and I would make each one of you this card, but it took me about 2 hours over 3 days to make this simple thing.  You can do it in 15 if you aren't on a tilt-a-whirl in your head. :)  Perhaps I will put it on a shelf in my hobby room to remind to thank God for my blessings and not push myself beyond what I should.

Creative Blessings,
Heather North


Shaughn Woodruff said...

Heather! FAB card! I'd love to know how you made it sometime! Sorry to hear about your vertigo! I hear that's no fun! Hope your feeling better soon and back to yourself! Ill keep you into prayers, take it easy and take care of yourself!
Shaughn ( from Tumwater)

Heather North said...

Thanks, Shaughn. I'm doing better every day. When I'm back to "normal" I will try to do a video on it. :)