Monday, February 4, 2013

A Trip "Up North" + Craft Time

Last week my hubby and I got to go with friends "up north" in Michigan to the Leelanau Peninsula area and stay for a few days on the shore of Lake Michigan. When we left home it was rainy and looked ugly snow, just lots of brown dead stuff and plenty of mud! But by the time we arrived at Glen Arbor it was snowing quite steadily and the scenery was breath-taking! It was cold but absolutely beautiful everywhere you looked! We bundled up and walked around outside taking lots of  pictures.

Here's the condo we stayed at near Glen Arbor, MI at the Homestead...
a total winter wonderland! Cold, but SO beautiful!

And the view from the back of the condo...Lk Michigan! Brrrrrrrr!

One of the fun things we (my friend Sherry & I...she is a cardmaker, too) did was to try some "Rough Rolled Roses" that I'd found a tutorial on at my friend Diane's blog. We left the paper* sit out and made more and more of them over the next few days. Very easy, very least I think so! So, thanks so much, Diane!! And I used a couple of them on a "thank you" card for the people who let us stay in their condo.
*The paper stack I used was K&Company "Julianne"

Thank You card w/ Rough Rolled Roses           Daydream Designs Digital Images card

Before I left home I had printed off some digital images that I wanted to work with. They are from Daydream Designs Digital Stamps, Diane's online store. They are from the "Sending You Love" sets and are so fun and easy to work with...they can be resized and layered and printed on any paper. The phrase that fits perfectly over the umbrella says: "God's love is a shelter over your heart" which I thought would be great for a "thinking of you"-type card. All the soft pastels are like a warm hug!
Just in case someone wants to know, here are the other things I used to make these cards:

Square card~
Spellbinders dies- Labels 15
Sizzix/TH dies- Tattered Flower Garland
Cloud Nine Design stamps- Flower 1
StampingScrapping Design stamps- Dash It All (heart)
Card stock and ribbon- from my stash
This card I am entering in the challenge at

Umbrella Card~
Spellbinders dies- Big Scalloped Circles Lg.
Martha Stewart border punch- Doily Lace
Card stock and ribbon- from my stash
This card I am entering in the challenges at

Thanks for stopping by today!


Diane said...

These cards are both absolutely stunning, Sandie! I LOVE the rolled roses. I haven't made any for awhile and you've inspired me to make them again. And your umbrella card is the sweetest. What a perfect way to frame the image...clever! And I love those borders. Thanks for sharing your artwork!

Karen Letchworth said...

Amazing rolled flowers, and this turned out so beautifully. Thank you for sharing this gorgeous card in our challenge, and for being such a blessing. It's a very creative card and I enjoy having you share!
Word Art Wednesday

Carole Robb Bisson said...

I loved the image you chose with the umbrella. The rough rolled roses and the faux rolled roses are both very sweet.
Thank you for joining us at Word Art Wednesday; we love seeing your wonderful art work and we really appreciate you taking time to join our challenge.
Carole Robb Bisson
The Blessing of the LORD be Upon You!

Debbie said...

Your cards are beautiful!! I love the rolled roses! Going to check out how to!
The snow pics are gorgeous!!! I love snow!

Kim Ryden said...

Cute card...such great coloring! Thanks for playing with us at Craft Your Passion this week!

Vicki said...

These are such great projects Sandie! I love how the creativity of each person is so different with the same images. Really pretty.