Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Teen card and Mesa Arch

Hi all, this is going to be a picture heavy post, it just took to long to decide which ones to post of our trip, so stick with me :)

First I want to share a card I made for another great nephew who is turning 17.  It won't be long folks and I will have great great nieces and nephews :)  When I saw this t-shirt die at the stamp store over in Missouri for 40% off I just couldn't pass up buying it for teen cards.


I found a stamp to go with the paper I found, stamped the sentiment on the shirt and added some nailheads to the upper left corner and I was done.

Die-Namics -- Jersey die
Gina K -- taglines sentiment stamp set
Recollections -- Awesome boy paper
Mark Richards -- Brass Nailheads

This first picture is one that I forgot to post with my other pictures from Arches National park, but I just love the contrast and all the different textures.


The rest of the pictures I am sharing today are from Mesa Arch area of the Canyonlands National park Utah.

We woke up at 4:30 am to make the 45 minute drive to Mesa Arch before the sunrise. It was so pitched black dark when we got there and had we had to walk with just a flash light to see the path ahead of us, I believe it was about a 1/2 mile walk out to Mesa Arch from the parking lot.  We got to a certain point in the path that it was just to step for me to try to go on any farther so I told Greg to go ahead and I would stay there and wait for him.  He didn't want to leave me alone out there, not sure what kind of animals may be around and such but I told him I would be ok.  He left me the flash light and went on the rest of the way to the arch.

This picture is as the sun was coming up.  I told you it was dark out there :)


You can see a bit of the orange now, you may have to click on the picture to see but about in the middle do you see a light shinning, that is someone at the arch shinning a light onto the arch.



Here you can see all the people gathering to get their place.



This  next picture gives you a little better idea of how far away I was from the arch.



I so love the sky in this next picture.


Now we are seeing a bit of the sunrise reflecting on the bottom of the arch now.




The sun was getting so bright now I was about blinding myself, I put on my sunglasses and would just look through the viewfinder enough to just check to see that I was getting a straight shot.


I hope you can see the glow of the sun on the arch in this one, of course I can see it good on my big monitor, you may have to click on them to really see.



This one is a bit grainy but you can really see the glow on the arch in it and all the people that were there trying to capture the sunrise on the arch.

This last picture is what was to the right of me, you can't see it very well but the sun was shinning on these rocks so pretty.


It was quite the adventure that morning, I had never been out like that so early in the morning and to watch the sunset come up from complete darkness was totally amazing, and yes in the early afternoon we went back to our hotel and took a nap, LOL!

Thanks so much for stopping by today,

Connie

Monday, September 26, 2016

Calendar cards

How many of you have those daily calendars.  I have bought Mary Engelbreit daily calendars over the past 4 years, and I saved them all, there are just some really cute images on them that I thought they would be great for card making.  This one is going to a friend that has 4 dogs and they are here little babies, when I saw this image I just knew she would like it.



The butterfly is one that a fellow card maker sent to me. Using my MISTI tool I was able to line up the sentiment stamps and first stamp with red for the  outside sentiment and then in yellow for the inside sentiment, with the tag still in the die I did some yellow sponging around it.

Mary Engelbreit -- 2012 daily calendar for image
Crate paper -- Party day paper
Spellbinders -- Captivating squares, A2 matting basics A and Back to Basics tags dies
K&co. -- paper ribbon
Stamps of Life -- Postmarks 2 stamp sentiment stamp set
ribbon
Butterfly -- from friend

We had some rain last night and it gave us nice cool temps this morning, I do believe Fall is on it's way here now :)  I missed out on going to our Church's Fall festival last night but I heard it went very well and our prayers for the rain holding out until after it was over were answered.  My foot is doing better, I am managing without the pain pills, they were just making me feel to groggy and this girl has some cards she needs to get done, I need my head in a good place :)

Hope your week is off to a wonderful start, Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and leave your comments I do appreciate it!!

Connie

Saturday, September 24, 2016

16th Birthday and Double Arches

I have used this truck stamp on the past 3 great nephews who have turned 16, I think I am getting my use out of it and I have plenty more great nephews to come :)


The paper had the license plates on it, all I did was stamp the truck give it some color with a sponge and some ink and stamped the sentiment and the tire marks.

Our Daily Bread -- Special Boy stamp set
Recollections -- Awesome boy paper

Today I am sharing pictures of the Double arch and the area



This next one looks like a keyhole to me



Close up of the Double arch


I love the contrast of the blue sky, the rocks and then the green in this one


I had a procedure done on Thursday to try and correct my hammer toes.  He cut 3 tendons in the top of my foot in hopes that my toes will go straight.  He said we won't know for awhile if it worked in one of the toes because it is pretty bad, I may have to have a pin put in on that one, sure am hoping this worked and I won't have to go through that.  The forecast is saying cooler temps next week after a storm system comes through, hoping for quick healing so I can get out in that nice weather and enjoy some walks :)

Hope you all enjoy a wonderful weekend ahead. Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today!

Connie

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Red Tulips

I know this is more like a spring time card with the tulip, but I am determined to use my stickers every few cards I make, and it was time again :)  This was a very large sticker so it called for a tall card, which I don't do very often, it fits into a business size envelope.



I added a few gems and the jute bow and the little lady bug sticker onto the leaf.  I think the border punch I used doesn't go well with the paper when seen in the photo, in person I didn't realize it, so hopefully to my friend in person it will be ok :)

K&co. Tim Coffey-- Red Tulips embossed stickers
DCWV -- Timeless Texture paper (background)
Crate paper -- DIY shop for border papers
American craft -- Jute
Stamp on it -- Sentiment sticker
Spellbinders -- Labels trio
Mark Richards -- crystals

I hope this has inspired you to get out your forgotten treasures whether they are stickers or old stamps or dies and have fun playing.

Thanks so much for taking the time out of your busy day to stop by and for leaving your comments,

Connie

P. S.  I didn't have time to go through my pictures, I am hoping to have more in my next post :)

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

You're Dino mite

My card today is for my great nephew the grandson of my Sister, who's card I shared last time. I stamped the dinosaur onto a textured cardstock and the tree and leaves onto a patterned paper and then colored over, so I have done a bit of paper piecing for this card. I still have a few pieces of this cloud paper too.  After stamping I hand cut out all the pieces.  The only die I used was for the grass.



Nitwit collection-- Dinosaur stamp set from Australian Simply cards magazine
Poppystamps -- stitched landscape die
Distress inks -- mowed lawn

I only had time to share a couple of pictures, I really enjoyed this park because you could be right in it, these are pics of the next morning at Arches National Park.  When I get around to it I will share some of the double arches.


The sky is washed out in this picture but I still love how the rocks look.


Even if you can't get out and climb around the rocks as you can see in this picture the drive is very close to them and you get a great view every turn.

Thanks so much for stopping in today, Hope your week is off to a wonderful start!

Connie