Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Masculine/ Park Part 1

This card first started out for a teen great niece that is kind of a tomboy, by the time I was halfway through I said no this is not going to work, so instead it went to my great nephew who I believe turned 2 this year.

Used my typewriter keys die for the sentiment and country stitches die to give a little something to the panels coming down. For some reason adding a bit of metal to it felt like it made it more masculine, so I added them to either side of the birthday stamp.

Memory Box - Contour Typewriter keys and country stitches dies
My Favorite things - Label Maker sentiment stamp
Ki - Bronze Metal Accents

Have you ever started a card for one person and then it ended up being better for someone else?

I thought I would share some of our trip to Ferne Cylffe State park in Illinois.  My hubby has come a few times by himself but this was the first time I tagged along.  It is a little more rough then I like to do but we got me through it.  We had heard with all the water this spring that the falls had water running over them, my hubby said it has always been dry every time he has gone so we thought we would see if it looks like the pictures on the web site.  Well there was some water going over but nothing like they showed on the web site.

I think everywhere I go I manage to find a weird looking tree and this had to be it on this trail :)  Next time I will try and post the other trail, we took to a smaller set of falls. 

My computer is starting to act up so hubby wants to go looking for a newer one for me before this one crashes.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by today,



Louca por porcelana said...

Your pictures are great!Love that elegant card too!Hugs!

Kim said...

Such a neat card, Connie. You keep on thinking of new designs and clever! Love the photos of your trip. Good on you for keeping up with hubby. Love that tree!

Donna Ellis said...

Fantastic card, Connie, and such amazing photos of Mother Nature! Gorgeous. Thanks for sharing your excursion. XXOO

Esther Asbury said...

I love the stitching on the panels and those two little brads add just the perfect touch beside you sentiment!
Great pictures of the park as well - I always enjoy your nature photos!
(BTW - thanks for the vote on my Mother's Day card!)

Donna Phelan said...

Pretty Pictures! Oooooh loving the grey and yellow! Great masculine card!

Beth Norman said...

Nice and unique card. Love your photos, especially the tree. I just bought a new computer. Best of luck to you in finding something suitable. and affordable. It hurts the pocketbook that's for sure.

Leslie Miller said...

Cute card for your great nephew! The circles with the stars and typewriter letters are really cute, and I love the stitch pattern and bright yellow. So glad you shared these pics, Connie. It looks like someplace I'd love to visit! Your landscape is very different from ours. We're all green and brushy. So much undergrowth in our woods it's hard to find a clear area to walk in. I would love to visit an area like yours.

Debbie said...

a great card...another super creative, thinking outside the box one!!

the waterfalls are gorgeous...i'm not usually able to navigate the terrain around water falls. beautiful pictures!!!

Karen @ Beatrice Euphemie said...

Cute card, Connie! Love the beautiful scenery, too. That really is a weird tree! Looks like a lovely place to spend the day. Sending hugs xo Karen

Lowcarb team member said...

Thank you so much for sharing the photographs of your trip to Ferne Cylffe State park, I enjoyed seeing them ... and yes that tree is a little weird looking.

All the best Jan

Janice said...

Great card, perfect for using up our scraps we seem to accumulate! Fab photos as always, thank you for sharing them.