Monday, June 7, 2010

Celebrate the Day!

Hi all and happy Monday! It's the second official day of summer vacation and I've made it this far! :-) I haven't even had one "I'm BORED!" yet. Maybe this is a sign of something good.

If any of you have read my blog for any time, you know that the only flowers I can truly grow are on my cards. I have a bit of a brown thumb! My potted plants make it -- usually a month -- and then they start to wither in the crispy summer sun. I am hoping this summer is different! :-)
In the meantime, I got inky last weekend with the SCS VSN and haven't showed this card that I made yet for a floral challenge.

I recently picked up THIS stamp set from Impression Obsession-- I just love Alesa Baker's stamps. There is something sweet and charming about her designs. I colored it up with Copics and used some of the Collections that Flourishes grouped. I used Spring Greens, Cool Neutrals, Sunflower, and Dahlia. The gloves and little spade were actually stamped on scrap, cut out and then arranged on my die cut circle. Frame it on a piece of decorative paper that was cut from Labels 4 Spellbinders Nestie shape and then the rest is matting it up! Add a punched border, some K & Company dp and then add some black satin ribbon, gold pearls and a button.. and done!

Here's a close up....


Before I bid you adieu, I wanted to share a bit of the family's Sunday. It's hysterical -- I tell the family that I want to go for a hike. The kids groan. We pack up the car and once we get there, everyone has fun. Go figure! Thought I would share a few of the pics! We went to the Beartooth Mountains to a place called the Lower Lake Fork Trail for a five mile hike. Oh... the fresh mountain air!

Here's the kiddos trying to skip rocks...
Here's a pic of the Rock Creek. The trail we took kind of winded around this little creek....


This was a shot from over one of the wooden bridges...

And last, but not least the finale of our walk -- seeing some of the waterfalls cascade from the mountain tops... This was really, really pretty in real life!

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you had a nice and relaxing weekend too! See you back here soon......
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