Warning, this is a long post - you may wanna grab a cup of something hot and steamy! We are in the midst of a winter storm here in Thunder Bay, Ontario - really the first really good one of the winter! Us skiers are jumping for JOY! I know, I know - those who are not skiers or winter sports enthusiasts will be cursing just now - my apologies! It's good for us since we've had very little snow and warmish temps, but are still hoping desperately to be able to do some skiing on March Break.
Anyhow, I have a card to share and lots of photos...
First - Inspired By - Laurel chose a fab inspiration photo this week and once again it has helped me to step a little out of my comfort zone. I don't have a tendency to be drawn towards florals often, but the roses in the inspiration photo made me pull the rose paper from the fabulous Kaiser Craft Black & White Timeless paper pad the I picked up from DAT'S this week and play. Because I didn't use an actual typewriter on my card, I decided to use the subtle type printed style definitions from the same paper pad.
I combined them with some fabulous blues from my Authentique - Genuine collection as well as a CTMH stamp set I recently acquired "Lived Inspired". So, the second challenge I would like to enter is Moxie Fab World's The cure for the winter blues challenge.
And here is the inside - I almost always finish the inside of my cards, but don't always photograph them. A big shout out to Danderella who helped me create my watermark - something I've been meaning to figure out for a long time now.
When I did some blog surfing yesterday, I noticed that I was the winner of last week's Inspired By challenge! I have been having so much fun trying to keep up with Laurel's weekly challenge! Hooray - thanks Laurel!!!
And here are a few more pics from last weekend - and what a weekend it was! Amongst a variety of other things, I somehow managed to snowshoe, ski, board and skate all in a matter of days! We had so much fun!
Here is Chester at the hill. (don't miss his new blog post here - it is a good laugh - he would love it if you left a comment too!)
It was so nice to have my lil sis around. I asked her to snap some photos for us as I always find this tricky when out at the hill since I usually have something slippery attached to my feet as well. Thanks Auntie Krista!
Here's the proof that I can ride a board, at least sort of - just in case I chicken out and decide not to do this ever again....Here's me again with my youngest, Doodlepants.
Indoors with Chester.
Outside with Papa - this was Papa's first time on skis in approximately 17 years. I sensed that he was pretty nervous, but he did great! The boys were thrilled to have him out on the hill with them. Three cheers for Papa!
It was around this point that Chester decided to play chicken with me - a dangerous thing to do with a newbie snowboarder who possesses limited control, lol! I did manage to narrowly avoid a collision, lucky for him!
Mom and Chester.
Here I am with my two skiers.
And here is the proof that I can still skate. The ice rink down at Marina Park is so cool. You can listen to the music piped through the outdoors speakers as you gaze out over Lake Superior.
Here are my Dad and sister, Krista posing in front of the fireplace/water fountain that is situated in the middle of the rink. A great feature.
Doodlepants is not fond of skating, but we brought his skates along just in case. Well, apprarently it looked like fun since he requested his skates after only ten minutes of watching the rest of us go round and round the rink.
The boys can't wait to go back!
Chester has finally updated his blog - if you are looking for a good laugh, go on over and check out the video he linked up, you won't be sorry! Here is the link: http://chesterbookworm.blogspot.com/
He is also linked on my sidebar along with Doodlepants's new blog "Mashed Bananas by Mega Man".
What I used:
papers: Kaiser Craft - Black & White Timeless 61/2 " paper pad
Authentique - Genuine Collection 6x6
stamps: C1408 Live Inspired - CTMH, Helen Keller Quote - Inkadinkado
embellishments: flowers from stash, CTMH licorice opaques