Whoever said, "...but it's a dry heat" about Arizona heat hasn't been in the Phoenix area during monsoon season.
But yes, save July, August, and most of September, it is a dry heat and mostly tolerable the remaining 7 months of summer here. Yes, I said 7 months for a total of 10 months of summer weather. I say that because we really only have about 2 months that are "cold" (in the 50s, 60s generally) and the other months (technically "fall" and "spring") are what I think others would consider summer temps in other parts of the world.
Hence, my tribute to the Arizona Endless Summer:
I combined two Memories Always-Forever challenges to make this layout. The July Summer Challenge calls for the theme to be centered around summer fun (it's always a fun day when you're wearing flip flops in my opinion!!) and should contain red, white, or blue.
The other challenge is from our new MAF Design Team monthly challenges line up: the Use Your Stash Challenge. The challenge this time isn't for the faint of heart! The challenge is to use the following supplies from your stash:
TITLE: Use chipboard letters to create your title (check!)
EMBELLISHMENTS: Use rub ons somewhere in your layout (the entire doodle-y "life is good" circle behind the ghost clock is a rub on!)
JOURNALING: Use a journaling block and embellish it (the rub on is embellishing a Heidi Swapp large round journaling spot)
TOOLS: Use border punches or deco scissors (Fiskars Upper Crest border punch bordering the flag paper on the right side)
TECHNIQUE: Use glitter or Stickles (Stickles covered title)
I carried the red, white, and blue theme throughout the layout: the doodles are colored in red, there are red (hot), white (temperate), and blue (cold) brads adorning the clock (which in this case symbolizes the temperature here throughout the months of the year), and there are red- and blue-colored staples anchoring the border-punched edge.
Details: Paper - DCWV, The Paper Co.; Ink - StazOn, Marvy Le Plume II marker, Zig Millenium pen; Creative Imaginations rub on; Heidi Swapp chipboard letters, journaling spot, & ghost clock shape; Making Memories staples & definition sticker; Autumn Leaves stamps; Stampendous embossing powder; brads - Stampin' Up! and unknown.
Thanks for stopping by today! Let me know how you think I did on the challenges. I feel like I combined more like 6 instead of 2!!
Be sure to hop on over to the MAF challenges area to see the other entries for these challenges and maybe participate yourself (they both end sometime this week).
P.S. Be sure to check back on Memories Always-Forever August 1 for the reveal of our complete MONTHLY CHALLENGES LINE UP during our Blog Hop!!