"We do not remember days, we remember moments." Cesare Pavese

Monday, August 8, 2011

The Places You Will Go....

Hi Ya!! Hope everyone's week got off to a good start.  Have a card today for the new Paper Players challenge to make a school themed card.  When I saw the challenge I was kinda like "well... hmmm... what school themed stamps do I own?" and the answer is... not that many!  I have a Kim Hughes set that she designed when she worked for the now out of business Cornish Heritage Farms called "Making the Grade".  The other school themed set I have is the Taylored Expressions set "The Places You Will Go".   And the winner... "The Places You Will Go"!    The layout of the card comes from TESC143.  Because I really needed to use the Dr. Seuss quote "The more that you read, the more things you will know.  The more that you learn, the more places you will go" with the hot air balloon image I decided to make the card an easel card.



The papers I used are from the Lilybee Designs Picket Fence 6x6 pad and the Cosmo Cricket Odds & Ends 6x6 pad.  In retrospect I think I would have used cream colored cardstock for the card, but I had the white cardstock close at hand and so I went with that.  Overall, though, I really like how the card turned out.


Speaking of places you can go today the hubster and I took our two boys to Mt. Rainier National Park for the day.  We headed to the Sunrise area of the park.  I love Sunrise because it is easier to get to than the other more popular Mr. Rainier destination of Paradise, it is less crowded and the views of the mountain are simply outstanding.  I love living in Washington and having Mt. Rainier in my backyard.  Here are a couple of pictures I took... one of the boys standing on some snow left over from this last winter and the other of the mountain.  We got so much snow this last winter in the Cascade Mountains that people were able to ski until June and the road to Sunrise was closed until late June.



Thanks for taking a peek....

18 comments:

Barb said...

Stunning photo of the mountain, Rosie and your boys look so cute standing there. Sounds like a fun adventure. Love your beautiful card! Those colors are so pretty together and love the easel design too!

Lauri said...

What a great theme for a School Daze card!!! I especially love your choise of designer paper and use of the sketch! Thanks for playing with the Paper Players this week!

Elise said...

I cannot get over those TWO adorable fellows - STANDING ON SNOW! WOW! What a WONDERFUL photog opportunity and YOU, girl, delivered! FANTASTIC share, sweet love! But speaking of FANTASTIC - how bout that wonderful card - OHHHH, my! I love it, darling Rose! Might have to get my hands on THAT set! YOU are SUCH a lovely enabler! xoxoxo!

Olga said...

love your card and thanks for sharing those gorgeous pictures, that mountain is breathtaking!

joy said...

I really like your easel card! The papers are so pretty; but that ribbon/bow are just gorgeous!! You have a way with bows. Thanks for sharing the pictures of your cute boys and Mt. Ranier.

Lisa Petrella said...

GORGEOUS card!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE all of the layers, your paper piecing, and all of your patterned paper choices!!! And AWESOME photos---such BEAUTIFUL views!! And your boys are totally cute!

Christine said...

Nice card and beautiful photo's! Here we have no mountains but it seems they are really beautiful!
Christine

Sue said...

Hello Rosie my dear friend.......
Fist, what a beat card and how I have missed seeing them I can tell you! I think you have captured the school theme wonderfully, keeping to the Primary colours is very clever of you.
And secondly your two little Darling boys, how very proud you must be of them, a picture like this one is to cherish as it speaks volumes in security and joy. Love seeing the photos.
Smiles:)

Carrie Gaskin said...

Great take on the challenge for School Daze - I love that balloon! Thanks for sharing your creativity at The Paper Players this week.

gg nurse said...

Fabulous card, as always! Love the pictures! I've only been to Mt Rainier once & it was years ago. Glad you could enjoy it with your boys.

Jenny said...

The stamps and quote are perfect for a school theme card and I love the easel design :)
Amazing photos...standing on snow with shorts and T-shirt on!
I would love to get to the states one day and see all the beautiful scenery for myself :)
Jenny x

Arlene said...

Your work is amazing! Love this easel card, simply beautiful! :)

Nance said...

Oh I love how the balloon is rising out of the book! Very clever with the sentiment! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players this week!

Sandra Azzopardi said...

I love your easel designed card, Rosie! The hot air balloon and vintage paper remind me of the movie "Around the world in 80 days". Thanks for playing along with the Paper Players this week!

Faith A said...

LOVE your card and the pictures are just beautiful. Yes you are very lucky to have this in your back yard :)

Ann Schach said...

I LOVE this card, Rosemary! The DSP is fabulous! Your pictures are beautiful...thanks for sharing! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players this week!

Anne Marie said...

Gorgeous card, as always, Rosemary! Love the mix of patterns and that quote is one of my all-time favorites! Fabulous photos, too. What I wouldn't give to see some snow right about now! Thanks so much for joining us at the Paper Players this week! :)

Michelle said...

Rosemary, your boys are so adorable! Great vacation pics...thanks for sharing!
LOVE your card! The pattern papers are gorgeous!