Our drive from Atlanta to Denver included stops in Birmingham, AL, and Little Rock and Bentonville, AK. I'll be back in a week or so with some vacation posts and some photos of what we did and saw along the way. For the last four days we've been in Colorado. Saturday afternoon to Monday night, Matt, Tracy, and I enjoyed Boulder, CO and the Rocky Mountain National Park. The park is simply spectacular, and we had perfect weather for hiking and driving the Trail Ridge Road. Today we're relaxing at our friends' house in Denver. Tonight we'll have our last meal here with Dan, Nikki, Matt, and Stevie and head out for New York tomorrow morning. Dan and Stevie's parents were also here for most of our stay so we've really had a great time.
We're anticipating a four-day drive home with stops in Amana, Iowa and Lancaster and Amanda, Ohio (where I grew up.) But we can decide along the way if there are other things we'd like to see or do, or if we'd just asoon drive a little further and get home earlier. So nice to have the time to decide. Here are two cards I made before I left. I have to say, I'm itching to get back to the craft table, and have a few new projects I want to tackle this fall.
Often I have a recipient in mind for a card, or I'm making a card for one of the challenge blogs. But before I left on our trip, I spent some time just playing with some products. I love this die from Memory Box, but have never used it. Once I finished the card, I remembered the sentiment from Papertrey's "Love Lives Here" set, and thought it would make a good anniversary card.
And here's yet another Lovely Layers card. I used the Gridlines paper from Papertrey to help organize the stamps to create the background. Until recently, it's not a technique I've used often. I think next time, I'd use the smaller image to create the background, but I'm happy with this as I have been with just about every card I've made with this set. I don't have anyone in mind for this one yet, but it's always good to have a few birthday cards stashed away.
Although I've kept up with some of your blog posts, I haven't taken the time to comment as my internet time has been very limited. I'll be back soon to catch up, and I'm looking forward to getting reconnected.