Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Summer card and Vacation

My hubby's niece's birthday is in August and so I had to go with a summer theme for her card. This was another border die that I had bought awhile back and am using for the first time :)


Poppystamps -- Freida Curve die
Teresa Collins - He said she said paper
Wooden butterfly
Spellbinders -- Labels trio die
Gina Marie -- Birthday words sentiment stamp set
Liquid Pearls -- Lemon Yellow

Ok I am going to apologize in advance for the amount of pictures from our trip but I had a hard time deciding :)

Our first stop was in Goodland Kansas, very close to the border of Colorado, after having some supper that evening we came across this sunflower field and decided to take a few pictures before heading back to our hotel. This one was my favorite.


The next day we drove to the other side of Colorado to Grand Junction, got our hotel and rested up so we could get out to Colorado Monument park early in the morning to catch sunrise.  As you can tell I love getting trees in with the mountains :)


The following pictures are of the sun shinning on the mountains, I thought that looked neater than getting the actual sun.












It was a hazy day so the backgrounds weren't as clear as we had hoped but it was still beautiful!  That was just the morning, we went back to the hotel to rest up for the evening pictures we wanted to take. I will have them later.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Hope you are having a good week.

Connie

17 comments:

Beth Norman said...

Very nice Birthday card for your husband. Don't apologize for all the photos, I love to see personal photos. I think it makes me feel closer to the stampers that I follow. Looks like you had a wonderful time.

Darlene said...

Your card is fabulous and I'm sure Greg's niece just loved it!! No need to apologize for these beautiful photos ... I for one look forward to them! Aren't thought sunflower fields AMAZING! I was in AWE the first time I saw them ... just beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Esther Asbury said...

Love the wooden butterfly on your lovely card, and also enjoy all your vacation pictures!! So many beautiful photos!

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Such a pretty card, Connie - I love the beautiful colors and die cuts. Your photos are wonderful of the beautiful places you visited. Love all the rock formations and those gnarly old trees. So timeless....Sending hugs and blessings for your week. xo Karen

Heidi Stamps said...

Your card is so pretty. That is a good combo of the wooden butterfly with your new die.

You photos are fantastic! I love those gnarly trees.

cotnob said...

A super card Connie, such a fabulous border die.
Beautiful photographs, the scenery is wonderful - it looks like you had a fabulous vacation.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Louca por porcelana said...

Lovely card and beautiful photos.Amazing!Hugs,my friend!

Lowcarb team member said...

A very nice card.

Fabulous selection of vacation photographs. I'm so pleased that you shared them here, always lovely to see places I will not visit and to see and learn more ...

All the best Jan

Gina said...

Connie, love the border die! ♥

Wonderful photographs! The trees have so much personality! LOVE the sunflower!

Kelly @ Homespuns 'n Hayfields said...

Beautiful card Connie! Your photos from your vacation are beautiful. I love sunflower fields also, I see them so rarely. Your photos of Colorado are beautiful, I always love the trees there as in your photos - they're so interesting. I have lots of those photos myself lol. Hope you enjoyed your vacation.

Wen Green said...

Oh my goodness wow such gorgeous photos of a stunning landscape! I'm glad you haven't chosen just a few but shared them all :) Beautiful card as well, Connie! Big hugs to you xx

Kim said...

Such a lovely card, Connie. LOVE the photos of your trip. LOVE the first photo of the Sunflower as the star attraction with the background of the spectacular sky. The colours of the sky are magical.

Donna Phelan said...

Beautiful photos! Gorgeous card! I love that pretty border die and that fantastic butterfly!

Janice said...

I love seeing your holiday photos, thank you for sharing them with us. It looks as though you had an amazing time.
Beautiful card too!

Luci said...

Your photos are beautiful! I absolutely love the sunflower picture! All perfect for framing!

Leslie Miller said...

I've loved that die forever! I have one similar but it doesn't have the curve, boohoo. Pretty card, Connie! Completely awesome, fabulous pictures and I'm so happy to see them! No need to apologize. Pictures like these are partly responsible for our new trailer. It's hard to travel with the dogs without an RV, and we won't leave them behind. We have always loved road trips and all the amazing sights there are to see. Love the canyon country. Sorry I'm so late to visit. Been very sick and now I'm behind on everything. Not all better yet, but getting there I hope.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Lovely card Connie. The die-cut border looks really nice with the pretty paper. Sweet butterfly! What a blessed time you must have each time you go on a road trip! :)