July 09, 2007

...Jiggidy jig

Made this for a friend of mine whose BD was Saturday. It wasn't what I was going for when I began, but the end result pleased me anyway.

SUPPLIES: Stamps: SU Best Blossoms, Papertrey's Green Thumb. Paper: Chatterbox and some old random CS I've had for ages. Ink: Ranger archival, Versamark, Versamagic chalk thatched straw ink rubbed onto the embossed image to make it creamy yellow/ecru. Accessories: Ribbon from my stash, brads from Joanns, Pop dots, White EP, Zig marker for doodling.




















We had a great time camping, but it is always so nice to come home, isn't it? there were quite a few "crazy" adventures we had, including the point when my DH and our oldest were off fishing in the lake, and I was back at camp with our youngest. I was reading a book to him, when he started saying "Mommy, Bear." I "un-hun'd" and kept reading. Again, "Mommy...BEAR." Me: "There's no bear, you silly!" still reading, "MOMMY! BEAR!" I look up to see an enormous, fat raccoon standing beside our campfire. Good Lord, how long does it take me to get the message? *grin* I chased it away, and we went back to reading. All was well.

Now that was not nearly as bad as when we ALL were chasing a chipmunk around the camp site because it climbed up on our picnic table and stole the lid to my home canned peach preserves! It was like something out of a comedy film. One in which the teeny, tiny animal has control and the audience is laughing out loud at the goofy humans!
I don't want to overwhelm you with photos, but I've set up a slide show of a few of my favorite from this weekend. We rode our bikes a few miles from camp to a beach and playground area. It was really nice and I captured the kids at their best. I also let Crumbgrabber (2+) take a picture of ME..it's not bad for a first try with a camera! He insisted that I take a picture of his rock too.

8 comments:

Ma Moo said...

Oh Kids,
Such beautiful pictures! Jenny called me and told me to go to your blog and see the babies! I am so glad and my heart sings with joy. Tell the little ones that Ma Moo loves them. Love you all, Ma Moo

Jen said...

Oh, my! A raccoon? A chipmunk? LOL! I love it! It sounds like you all had a wonderful time. The pictures are perfect. Makes me miss you all so much. Love and hugs!

Martha said...

I remember camping! I remember skunks! I wouldn't miss those experiences for anything. Love the pictures. Love you all.

Shadowcatcher said...

I really like how this card turned out. The color combo is just perfect for the images. I chuckled at your fat raccoon story!

Debbie said...

Just another thing we have in common. Hmmm, cards, vegan cooking, now camping! Wonder what you'll reveal next. lol

Ila said...

Lovely Card!!! Looks like you had a wonderful holiday...great pics.
love camping...Thanks for sharing!!

Jessica said...

TFS! Great pictures! And this card is amazing!

The Thrifty Blogger said...

You have a very nice blog, found it when visiting "Faith, Works, and Crafts'" blog. Nice pictures too, and how do you make those campfire apples? They look delicious! :)