Thursday, July 14, 2011

Summer Card Camp Week 3 (already?)

So it is hot today. Really? Gosh, I am so surprised. Not. Even. I was out in the heat as I did go to lunch with daughter Angela. UGH! Not you, Angela! And not the lunch at Liberty Market--my picnic sandwich was delish! UGH for being out in the heat. ;^) You know what? I want to go back to Oregon! I miss the cool weather!

Today I even went shopping; you know, the usual suspects: Michael's, Ulta, Joann's. Got some really good deals at 40% off; I am sure Gary will be thrilled. Right. I had to come home before hitting Fry's grocery store--just too wiped out from the heat. How long does it take to get re-acclimated anyway? I repeat, I want to go back to Oregon. I am not sure that escaping the desert summer is such a good idea if you have to come back before it cools off!

Anyway, I just wanted to post a photo of the card I made for the Summer Card Camp Week 3. The colors we were to use for our cards were taupe, brown, and chocolate with pops of white and red. I used an image from Magnolia that I had colored for a CMC class with Suzanne Dean. I mounted it and added it to a card with a few Tim Holtz and Stampin' Up trinkets, along with a bit of ribbon, SU Early Expresso ink, and SU tiny tags. My card stock was SU Early Expresso, SU Soft Suede, Bazzill white; and I used X-Press It white for the image colored with Copics E000, E40, E41, E42, E43, and E44. I also used a sheet from the Basic Grey kraft paper pad, and a Cuttlebug Tiny Mosaic embossing folder.

Oh, drat! I just noticed that I forgot the little white accents on my image! Oops! Well, I will go back and put them in, just so you know. :^)

Oh, and a shout-out to my sister, Merrilyn, for the lovely birthday lunch on Tuesday at the Deli. Thank you so much, and thank you also for the beautiful card and book! It is such fun to stretch a birthday celebration out for a week, don't you think? :^)

I'll leave you with a couple more photos from our trip last week. The first is of Gary and I standing on the balcony patio at Winderlea tasting room. The background shows the Dundee Hills area in the Willamette Valley. The second photo is a view from the Lange tasting room patio--with Mt. Hood in the background. Yes, that is snow on the mountain--lots of it! The last photo is beautifully composed by Gary at Depoe Bay, OR. What a shot, huh? :^)

Wishing everyone everywhere a fantastic Friday!


  1. So do you want to go back to Oregon?

    Pretty pictures! I especially like the last one.

    You already know I love the card. :) Very cool!

  2. Gee, do I want to go back to Oregon? Let me think about it. Riiight!

    Yeah, that last photo is way cool! You should tell your dad how much you like it!

    Awwww, thank you! :^)


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