Monday, August 25, 2014

Summer Flowers

The past few months have flown by ... I can't believe it's almost Labor Day!  I'm hoping to enjoy a beautiful week of sunshine and take in the last bits of summer.  The bold flowers of summer are showing their colors.

My little tour guide is back to show you around the garden.

Purple coneflowers are abundant this year.

Echinacea's make a nice backdrop for the cherub fountain.

The dazzling zinnia blossoms in bright pink.

Rotkugel is one of the best ornamental oreganos for feeding bees and butterflies.

Roses of Sharon in my favorite color.

Black-eyed Susan's have been blooming for quite a while.

A beautiful waterlily graces the pond.

Japanese Anemones with their dainty blooms.

Native Chelone will bloom until fall.  I just love the unusual flowers, which resemble the heads of snapping turtles.

A rustic wheel barrel filled with petunias sits on the patio.

Lazy summer days and star filled nights give you a chance to daydream ...

Hope you're enjoying your summer ... the warmth, the sun and the flowers  :-)

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Shelving Rock Falls

Hi blogging friends,

Last Saturday was such a beautiful day we decided to take a ride to Shelving Rock Falls, which is a 80-foot cascade that lies to the east side of Lake George.  It was an easy hike with a path that leads to a gorgeous waterfall.  It was a day to get out and breathe some fresh air.

I hope you will enjoy the waterfalls and scenery as I take you on a brief tour.

The carriage road will take you to the dam above the falls.

A short scramble downhill to the base of the falls.

The falls cascades over large protrusions of ledge, with a deep pool beneath.

The foot path beside Shelving Rock brook.

We came to a wooden foot bridge.

The beautiful serene lake so peaceful.

As we were heading back, we noticed this brush-like group of pines in the foreground, which will vie to someday become the mature pines behind them.  

We enjoyed a beautiful waterfall with a lakeside hike.  I hope you're not too tired from the trip.

Thank you for stopping by to visit me! 

Monday, August 4, 2014

To Have Faith

The creation I'm sharing with you today was made for my friend Roseanne in sunny Florida.  The base card is Old Lace, which is a deeper shade than Very Vanilla.  I paired a spring green from Baer Designs with Pink Pirouette.  The layer of Pink Pirouette was embossed with the Anna Griffin Rosa embossing folder (one of my favorites).  Next, I wrapped a piece of vintage lace around both pieces before mounting.

Using the Spellbinders Timeless Rectangle #3 die, I cut a piece of Very Vanilla and popped it up.  The bird image is from Vintagebyme on Etsy.  Friends was stamped in StazOn Stone Gray, punched out using the Stampin' Up jewelry tag punch and sponged with Brilliance Pearlescent Beige ink around the edges.

I finished the card with a triple loop bow using May Arts pink silk ribbon and glued a baby pink wild rose in the center.

The inside verse was also stamped in StazOn Stone Gray.  The butterfly was done in Going Gray and colored with Pink Pirouette with an aqua painter pen for softness.  I added a little sparkle with a clear Spica pen.

Thank you for your friendship Roseanne and for being so sweet.  You always assist me with my Facebook troubles ... LOL!

Stamps:  Vintagebyme Digital Image, JustRite Fleur De Lis Labels Twenty, Impression Obsession Faith Wings
Paper:  Old Lace, Baer Designs Green, Pink Pirouette, Very Vanilla
Ink:  Sentiments - StazOn Stone Gray; Butterfly - Going Gray (colored with Pink Pirouette with Aqua pen); Sponging - Brilliance Pearlescent Beige
Accessories:  May Arts 1/8" Pink Silk Ribbon, Vintage Lace, Clear Spica Pen, Anna Griffin Rosa Embossing Folder, Wild Orchid Crafts Baby Pink Wild Rose, SU Jewelry Tag Punch, Spellbinders Timeless Rectange #3 Die, Spellbinders Labels Eight #4 & #5 (Inside), Bow-Easy
Technique:  Sponging
Card Size:  A2 (4.25" x 5.5")
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