Monday, August 7, 2017

Vacation and a Card for a Past Challenge

Happy Monday everyone!! Today is kind of a dreary day here but the weather is not hot or humid so I will take it!!!

Today I am posting a few things. First, a card I created for "Freshly Made Sketches #298." I was hoping to have time to post it before we went on vacation last week but never got the chance to edit it.


I used PaperTrey Ink's "Butterfly Hope" stamp set which has sat in my NBUS pile for a long time. I needed to send some encouragement cards and this set was perfect. I also created a matching envelope while I had everything out.

Here is the sketch:

I used Altenew Dye ink cubes and  Memento Ink in "Tuxedo Black" to stamp my images.


I didn't have a piece of blue paper to match the blue in the butterfly so I did some ink blending on a piece of white card stock, stamped the sentiment in black and die cut it using a My Favorite Things "Pierced Square Stax" die.


To finish off the outside of my card, I added some sequins and black jewels randomly around the card.

I also stamped the inside of the card with a matching butterfly.


Just an FYI, the white panel looks wonky in this photo. I had not stuck it down inside the card yet and it drifted a bit to the right.

This ends the post part with the card. Now onto vacation photos!!

Last week we went rented a house in Rhode Island. My father and stepmother stayed with us and my sister and family rented a different house a couple streets away. Charlotte had a BLAST seeing her cousins every day.


The weather was PERFECT the whole week and the water was not as cold as I thought it would be. The first night I was able to take a few photos of the sunset as we walked along the beach after dinner.




Unfortunately that was the only night I was able to take as we were either eating or making dinner at that time all the other nights. I also did not get up for a sunrise either. Our house was on the main drag and every night people were loudly walking home from the bars at closing time. I am a light sleeper so that was not fun for me. Wound up sleeping in way too much!!

The last day we had a little photo shoot with the family.


This is my father, my stepmother, Charlotte and three of her cousins that were there.


This is me with my father and sister, Jen.


My sister was even able to get a half way decent photo of the three of us. Why I wore those darn sneakers, though, is beyond me!!

Well that is all for today. I appreciate you stopping by!!





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6 comments:

Lisa Elton said...

Those speckled butterflies are so cute! This is a delightful card Nora. CUTE family photos, looks like a great vacation!

Ivana Camdzic said...

Hi Nora! Thank you so much for your kinds words on my blog!!! I've had glitches with my blog's comments and finally they're fixed so I was able to see your kind and sweet words!! I just wanted to say I am so sorry for not being in touch sooner and a BIG thank you for your visits and sweet words!! I appreciate your time and thoughtfulness so much! xo p.s. I LOVE the family pictures from this trip and such a beautiful card and color combination!!

Claire said...

What a shame you dodn't have time to post this to FMS Nora - so annoying when that happens. It's such a pretty take on the sketch. Looks like holiday was a lot of fun!

Jen Camara Mitchell said...

Such a lovely and colorfuf card! I love the line of butterflies!

Barb Ghig said...

Such a fun design, Nora! I love how you completed the inside and your envelope...your recipient is going to feel very special!

Brawny said...

Gorgeous card x