Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Fun Weekend

Happy Tuesday!  I just got back from spending the weekend at the lake with my kids and boy was it hot!! 108 degrees! Phew!! lol  And even though it was super hot we all still had a blast.  My kids were able to fish, swim, hike and just have a great time!  We finally ended up parking our RV in a PRIMO spot which was right along the waterfront by the swimming area.  We didn't want to come home! lol
Nana and the kids smiling for the camera
Arbuckle Lake (view from our RV site)
Riley, Olivia and Jesse fishing
Mama and a tired girl
On our way home we stopped at the GW Exotic Animal Park and took their Safari Tour.  This is an animal rescue place for exotic animals.  It is super cool!!  SOOOO many cool animals to interact with and view.  There were tigers, lions, ligers, tiligers, bears, zebras, horses, mini horses, camels, goats, chickens, wolves, orangatans, etc etc etc.  We were able to hold an alligator, a 11 foot python, an albino skunk, a racoon, we pet a tiger cub and we let a camel take a treat out of our mouths! lol  I will show photos from this part of our trip tomorrow.
The only bad part was that it was 108 degrees and we were just dying!  I think we should definitely come back in the winter.

After such a hot weekend, I decided I needed to cool things off a bit so I picked this sweet image from the upcoming Morehead stamp collection that will be for sale in the Crafter's Companion store. It has a little cool rain falling on the head of a little cutie pie. Shhhhh don't tell anyone I'm showing it to you since they don't come out until next week!! It will be our secret!! ha
I stamped out the image and colored it with my Spectrum Noir markers. I'm still totally loving them and I know you would too if you owned them too.
I found an acetate die cut in my stash that just seemed to fit this project perfectly. I made the base of my easel card from pearlized card stock. After layering complementary colored card stock I adhered the acetate die cut over my colored image.

I pulled out some Washi tape that I purchased recently at Target(and have been dying to use...ha). I made little flags and stapled them onto the front of my card with my tiny attacher. And then grabbed a couple of die cut acetate butterflies to glue to the front also. I folded up their wings to give some depth and dimension.

For the inside of the card, I layered my complementary card stock. Then I cut out a piece of card stock, glued down my sentiment on it and added some bright blue brads. I adhered it to the card with some double sided foam adhesive. This gives dimension and it gives a spot where the top card can rest when it is open.
Finally, I got that Washi tape out again and added two long strips of it to the top and bottom of the card stock on the inside. I just wanted to play with the Washi tape some more (hehe) and by doing this it carried the color from the outside of the card to the inside.

I plan to enter it in the CMC Copic Challenge.
I hope you enjoyed your sneak peak. Thanks for stopping by and looking today.  Now I'm off to join my friend and the kids in the pool.


  1. Looks like you guys had soooo much fun!

  2. Wow! What a fun trip! It for sure looks like you had a prime location! I used to vacation with my parents when I was little in a motorhome and have so many fun, crazy and wild memories of those times! I am loving this sneak peak! This stamp is adorable! I need to get some of this tape I keep hearing about! We have 11 days then we are back to school! On Friday I am going on a Pack-rafting trip. I am seriously so scared because I hate water but I promised Hubby I would give it a try! Keep your fingers crossed for me!

  3. Wow 108 degrees!! Looks like a fun trip, though. Hope you all had a great time!

    LOVE your adorable Morehead stamo! That little girls is SO cute!

  4. What a beautiful spot and great family memories! Your card is so cute Stacy! Just adorable!

    Take care and STAY POSITIVE!

  5. What a cute card:-) she is too cute! Thanks so much for joining us at CMC