Monday, July 2, 2018

Never seen before

I always have a hard time naming the blog titles, I am not very creative that way, but all that kept coming to my mind is I have never seen anything like that before :)

Our last day in the Northern part of Michigan we took a little drive down M 119, which they call the tunnel of trees, as long as we lived in Michigan I don't think we have ever gone down this road, it was a beautiful drive and I was driving, it is just a two lane road with glimpses of Lake Michigan on one side and trees and forest. There are some very lucky people who live along this drive and their houses are just beautiful.  I didn't take any pictures until the very end when there was actually room for me to pull over and get out and the side of the road was nothing but these pretties.

Then we got back in the van and was driving out of the tunnel when we came upon a farm, now I wasn't really paying attention to the gate of their farm but hubby noticed it and he said Oh how cool, so of course I had to pull over and see what he was talking about and this is what he saw.

In case you can't make it out here is a more close up picture.

Yes you are seeing that correctly those are trees on either side with the roots still attached at the top, isn't that ever so clever and so cool, I have never seen anything like that before. I love when you are just driving along and see something really interesting like that :)

Well that is it of our trip to Michigan.

I made another card using goodies from Make Special cards magazine July 2018 issue, they have preprinted goodies to use and they also had sweet bird stamps so you can color your own. I used the preprinted images, sentiment and papers, I added my own die cuts to frame it even more and  added a border punch too.

Do you see that one of my stickles dots are a bit bigger than the other, oh my that just popped out of the bottle, thankfully I was able to somewhat get it all in a big circle, you really have to watch out for those air bubbles :)

Make Special Cards July 2018 issue, image, sentiment and button
Fiskars - Border punch
Spellbinders - Lacy squares die
Cotton thread to sew on button
Stickles - Broken china

Hope your week is off to a good start, thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and say Hi,



Kim said...

Oh, I think your bigger air bubble makes your pretty card. =) Isn't it fun exploring roads that you haven't driven down before. Those roadside flowers are beautiful and how amazing are those roots on top of the 'tree'. I too have never seen anything quite like that before.

aussie aNNie said...

Everything is happy about this post Connie, love your card and certainly love the trees. Amazing photo of the trees with the roots exposed still, very interesting.. Love being adventurous too and seeing new but simple forms of nature.[God's Country] xx

Heidi Stamps said...

That farm sign is very cool. How did they get the trees out with their roots like that? Your card is so cute, it is a happy card with that cheery bird. I have that happen with my stickles and Nuvo drops all the time! have a good day!

Birgit said...

those upside down trees are awesome! I've never seen anything like that before either, so perfectly titled post my friend! Your card is so cute and I like the larger sized bubble too. It adds a bit more interest. Have a happy 4th Connie!

Donna Phelan said...

Great photos, great trip! I love that sweet little card of yours. Happy Everything, wished to everyone! Enjoy your 4th!!!

Leslie Miller said...

The flowers look like vetch, which grows here, too. Very pretty ferny foliage with those purple flowers. I have to pull it out of the garden, but it's easy to pull. We do get quite a few wildflowers popping up, I think mostly the dogs bring the seeds home in their fur. I've been thinking how nice it would be to have a whole garden of native shrubs and wildflowers. Sure would make it easy care! Those upside down trees are the neatest thing!! It's frustrating when you don't have anyplace to pull over when you see good shots waiting to be taken. We passed up so much on our recent trip. I'm sure glad you got these, though! Now... your card is darling! Love the happy look of it with the cute paper and scallops and adorable bird. Oh, those air bubbles can be disastrous, but you saved it!

Darlene said...

OMG well now, isn't that clever! I too have never seen anything like that but think it's really a cool entrance idea! Your card is so cute ... always fun to see what adventures you & hubby have been on!

Debbie said...

i'm not great with blog titles either, "new to me" would have been good too!!

the entry way to the farm is way too cool - those trees, wow!!

the card is so cute and i really like the vibrant colors!!

Roosterhead Designs said...

Hi there Connie~ What a cool journey you guys had thru MI! It sound like so much fun~ (There was even a PBS thing about Pond Hill Farm.)
Your card is soo cute Connie! Really pretty; and the sentiment is wonderful : ) TFS Hugs to you, karen o

Donna Ellis said...

How lovely those photos and scenery are! Gorgeousness! and your card is darling, Connie! xx

Louca por porcelana said...

Cute card and great pics!Hugs!

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Looks like you had a great trip!
Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Beth Norman said...

Your card is so so cute as a button. Love the pink and that cute birdie.

Lovn' the tree roots upside down. Great series of photos once again.

Janice said...

Another set of great photos and another pretty card!

Esther Asbury said...

Such a cute card -- I love the bright colors you used!