Monday, May 23, 2011

I'm back with some pics and a card!

Hello everyone! I am back from our wonderful vacation to Costa Rica. We had a great time! The weather was really nice for us there. It was pretty hot and it did rain a little bit but not until around 4 or so in the evening. Which was fine because they we would relax a bit and get ready before dinner. We were told that we were very lucky to see the volcano so clear. Almost everyday we could, at some point, see the whole volcano clearly. It was so cool! We did a bit of relaxing while we were there but we also did some adventurous things like white water rafting, canyoning down the waterfalls and a hike through the national park. I've posted a few pics below, after the details of today's card.

Now on to today's card. While I was away, I got the Fabulous Florets set. I caved and ordered ANOTHER flower set that I didn't think I needed. But of course, I did need it. I made this card for my mother-in-law's birthday that was over the weekend. I CASED the layout from here. Everything else I changed. I used the rock and roll technique for the flowers using Peach Parafait and Poppy Parade. I don't know if you can tell in the photo but I also cut out the centers of the flowers and popped them up on dimensionals. The leaf is stamped in Wild Wasabi. I added a strip of Daffodil Delight cardstock with Daffodil Delight ribbon. Then I added another strip of Pumpkin Pie cardstock that I used the lattice texture embossing folder on. I also punched out a couple of Crumb Cake circles to layer on the Crumb Cake background. I hope you like today's card. I think its fun and bright.
Here are a few photos from vacation. Enjoy!

a lizard in the trees near our room

our balcony

hiking in the national park

the view from the resort

white water rafting


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