Starting off with this birthday celebration card using a set I picked up at JoAnn's that was on sale. The stamp set does not have a name to it, couldn't find it anywhere.
I first stenciled on the clouds for the background, using a die I cut the grass, then stamped on it. Colored all the animals, hats, balloons and banner, hand cut them out and popped them up.
Fiskars - Stamp set, colored w/markers
Distress inks - Tumbled glass for sky with cloud stencil
Poppystamps - stitched landscape die
D.R.S. design - Easy grass stamp using mowed lawn on colored cardstock
On May 13 we headed up to Alton Illinois that is just north of us on the Mississippi River, we had seen some of the flooding on TV, but every time it has flooded we never went up there, we decided to go check it out.
Here is a sign that is in a little park on the corner.
You can see in the following picture where they have put up barriers and sandbags trying to keep the water out, but it just went around the building on the left and came up another street.
This is the Casino in town, as you can see they were closed.
We decided to drive around and see if we could get to the river road on the other side of town and we came across this park that we didn't even know was here, it is on top of a cliff, this is looking down and as you can see a portion of it was out of the water but the rest of the road is in the water. This is the Great River Road, beautiful drive anytime but we love it in the fall.
This next picture is still on top of the cliff looking the other way, all of this should not be water as you can see the road down there is still above water but barely.
Since we knew we couldn't go any farther north we headed back down, but decided to stop at the Lock and Dam and I am glad we did because look who we caught flying over.
They went by pretty quickly but was glad to get at least a couple neat shots of them.
Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by again today.