May 07, 2007

New life and a boat race

Some relatively new friends of ours announced that they were pregnant this weekend, so I made them up a quick card (that I CASEd from SCS) to take with us to a gathering at their home on Saturday. Unfortunately, I forgot the card as we rushed out the door! We had a fantastic time though. Their property goes all the way down to the river, and Saturday was the Regatta, where hundreds of folks paddle down the river to the finish line. Actually, most of them just lazily float along drinking WAY too much beer, and occasionally tipping their canoes over much to the amusement of the spectators (us)!



















You can just barely see the river in the background of these photos. This is our youngest (sitting) playing with another little boy there.

There were quite a few crazy contraptions that contestants had built to go down the river in! Were were only about a half mile from the end (of a 8-9 mile race), and so many "home made" boats didn't make it that far. We did see two floating air beds though! CRAZY! Some folks dressed in costume, but most were in swim suits and terribly beet-red burned.

Here were some of our favorites. Please excuse the terrible photography.
A Nun and the Pope paddling in a canoe!
This was a great "Punk Rock" raft! Lots of cool graffiti, chairs, a cooler full of drinks, and even a stereo playing music! You can't see it in the picture, but one of the guys has a super-high mohawk too.
Anyway, here's the card that I CASEd. (and then forgot to bring!)
SUPPLIES: PP by Basic Grey, Stamps by SU and Heidi Swapp, CS by Bazzil, ribbon is American Crafts, brads are Joann, ink is Distress, SU, and Versamagic chalk.

5 comments:

Allison said...

Terrific card!

Shadowcatcher said...

Super cool card! I'm always arriving cardless at places. Just kills me, especially when I go to the trouble to hurry and make a card before I leave! :)

Shadowcatcher said...

Super cool card! I'm always arriving cardless at places. Just kills me, especially when I go to the trouble to hurry and make a card before I leave! :)

MARY said...

Nice card! I bet they'll love it no matter when they get it!! That background is really pretty.That boat race looks like fun-reminds me of the one they have on seneca lake in the summer...I can't remember the name of it, something about cardboard boats!! Anyway, ENJOY THIS NICE WEATHER!!

Ila said...

Great Card!! Sounds like you had a fun weekend too. Enjoyed the pics...TFS.