First the card I made for hubby. When going through my stuff to figure out what to do for him, I came upon this set and I loved the sentiment, so I just went along with it. It took a bit of time since I had to hand cut everything out. I just wrote the 35th in instead of trying to find my small number dies, that saved a bit of time.
The stamp set is supposed to be a birthday set so I just stamped the sentiment inside the balloon stamp. The leaves were perfect since we had already decided to go on a hike for our anniversary.
Doesn't the Rino look like it has been colored on vellum or something, that is just the color combo that came out when I combined the marker colors, I couldn't do that if I tried any other time, LOL! I told him I hoped he didn't feel like this was too childish looking.
Avery Elle - Wild Birthday, colored w/markers all hand cut
Ms. Sparkle & co. - Fall paper
Spellbinders - Curved rectangle die
The card my hubby made me was all done in pencil, I like how he has our initials on the tree trunk :)
Since we had recently went to Michigan we didn't want to go far so we headed down south to Garden of the Gods in the Shawnee National Forest. We had been here once before shortly after we moved to Illinois so it had been a few years and we had forgotten how beautiful this area is, of course the changing of the leaves makes it that much more beautiful!
I am going to share the first trail we went on, this was the more rugged trail but we knew we wanted to go on the easier one closer to sunset. It was a beautiful day, we couldn't have asked for better, beautiful blue skies and the temps were perfect!
I took so many pictures of the trees with the blue sky, it had been awhile since we had such blue sky, and the leaf colors along with it was just so pretty!
You don't know how long it took for me to get this picture of the house way down there, such a beautiful place to live, my camera kept wanting to focus on the trees, I finally got it to focus on the house!
When we reached the top you wouldn't believe the amount of lady bugs or Asian beetles there were flying around, my hubby took pictures of the ones landing on me, we thought they were lady bugs when we were up there but after seeing the picture of the ones that landed on me hubby looked it up and he thinks they were asian beetles instead.
As you can see there were still spots that were quite green yet, we were not in total peek yet on this trip.
I haven't even looked at the pictures of the second trail we went on yet, but I will share some from that trail at a later date.
Hope you have a wonderful week, Thanks so much for stopping by,