Monday, June 21, 2010

Back Home!

Hi all! We are back from vacation... I don't think I love anything more than the beach. There is just something about it that makes me feel totally connected with nature. I'm not sure if its the sand, the water, the sun, the wind or the whole combination of it but its a wonderful feeling.

This is a photo of one of my favorite memories from this trip... everyday Hadley would scour the beach to find her favorite shells and then she would plant a flower shell garden in the sand. She would take great care in the placement of her shells and then spend hours watering them with her little purple and white watering can. Such a sweet act by my sweet, sweet (and new) 3 year old (she also celebrated her birthday while we were there).

While Hadley was out on the beach, Campbell was working on her deep water swimming skills in the pool. By the time we left, she was swimming and jumping into 8 ft water without any floaties. She was so excited and proud about her new skill and for that reason it was another highlight of the trip.

It was a great trip... I even squeezed in a little crafting time. Here's a card using Cosmo Cricket's new Delovely collection (I just LOVE it & can't wait to scrap with it too:). 

To create card:
  1. make card from patterned paper
  2. tie bow on card
  3. stamp sentiment 
  4. mount elements image on patterned paper and adhere to card with foam adhesive over the ribbon
  5. tie another smaller bow and adhere to top of 1st bow with glue dots
  6. tie on button with floss 
I'd recommend picking up Delovely's Elements sheet... it has a lot of cute "all occassion" sentiments that you can cut out and add to either cards or layouts... I've made several cards already with mine and haven't even really put a dent in my sheet... good deal!

Thanks for visiting today! Have a great Monday:)

update: added a better photo of card


Ann said...

LOVE that ribbon and button! So gorgeous!

Sylvia said...

You have some beautiful cards! Your last 2S4Y card is my favorite, but this card is wonderful as well. As for the beach, it is the sound of the waves, it is so calming. How lucky you are to get to go! Thanks for your sweet message on my blog!

Anonymous said...

the card is gorgeous. I love the colour combo.. softness of blue and bold red.
I love your beach pictures.. the staircase down to the beach and sea shells... they are beautiful.


Mel said...

My friend Jan comes down every week and goes through yours and Liz's card blogs, she especially loves your ribbons and the regal way you use the less is more type of card, I just sit in awe. You are so talented dear friend, things all okay this end, hope you and your family are all well Love Melxx