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,