Hi everyone! Sorry I haven't posted in a while...there were a lot of things going on! First of all, I was on vacation last week at our cabin. We had a very nice time with our friends. I have some pictures to share with you at the end of this post if you care to peek. Second, my nephew, Kristoff, who just had his first birthday (see this post), had to have emergency surgery last Tuesday. He had something in his little belly similar to an appendix, which they said only 2% of the population has, and it contained acid such as that in the stomache. Well, it ruptured and burned a hole in his large intestine. They took out a 2" section of the intestine and reconstructed it. They also took out his appendix for good measure. He was in so much pain when I saw him Sunday and Monday. Then I was there this afternoon and he surprised us with a big smile! He is doing so much better, eating, drinking, and laughing and should be released tomorrow! Thank God! So I haven't had much time to stamp, except for the card Kristoff's 4 year old brother, Ethan, my other nephew, made for him with my help. I should have taken a picture of it cause it was so sweet!
Anyway, on to this card. I made this for friends who are getting married Friday, 8/8/08, by the Cape Hatteras lighthouse in North Carolina. I purchased this stamp from Cornish Heritage
Farms specifically for this wedding card. I stamped it on white scrap paper in Versamark and embossed it with Starry Night embossing powder...I wanted the *sparkle*. I cut it out and set it aside. Then, using a post-it note, I masked off the top part of white cardstock and brayered the sand with Creamy Caramel and daubed some Chocolate Chip over that for texture. I then took a scalloped circle and using a dauber and Cool Caribbean ink, created the sky. I've played around with this technique before, but this was the first time using it on an actual card. Pretty cool technique and very easy! I then drew in the birds and the grass. The dp is All Dressed Up by DCWV (I love this stack...so many pretty papers and some are glittered, too). The sketch is from today's Sketch Challenge #188 on SCS. I thought it was so cool. The lighthouse in on dimensionals and the entire main image is on dimensionals as well. I used the Swirls cuttlebug folder and black glitter dots to finish it off. I forgot to take a picture of the inside, but I put a strip of the dp in there as well. Hope you like it...let me know! Thanks for stopping by and take a peek at some of the cabin vacation photos!
Stamps: Cape Hatteras Lighthouse (Cornish Heritage Farms)
Paper: PTI white, black, All Dressed Up dp (DCWV)
Ink: Versamark, Adirondack black, Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip, Cool Caribbean
Accessories: Black glitter dots, cb Swirls folder, Starry Night embossing powder, dimensionals
Here are a few photos I took of some of the kids in the pond. Our friends, Tracy and Alan, have a canoe that they brought and the kids loved it! In the canoe are Kyle, Chase, Brad, and Jacob in the water.This next one is a picture of our cabin and everyone having a good time (it's a little dark, sorry).This is Zoe, our friends' Bernese Mountain dog. She is the sweetest thing. Zoe will only go in the pond up to her knees...she is a mountain dog, after all! (Our pond is so blue because John, Kevin's best friend and partner in this cabin, put something in it to kill the algae. It looks so cool!) And this is our Lizzie. She is a Springer Spaniel, and you'll see in the next picture that she lives up to her name! (She also has her "summer haircut"...she usually has longer fur.)Here she is doing a running jump into the water after a softball that someone hit into the pond for her! She's crazy, I tell ya! I've never seen a dog love playing fetch as much as Lizzie!Here's another jump (look how high she jumps, it's hysterical).And finally the big *splash*!Thanks for letting me share my vacation pics! See you soon!