Thursday, August 19, 2010

thanx and some vaca pics...

Hello!!

Well, I finally was able to be crafty last night...I managed to do some internet shopping before I went on vaca so when I got home I was surrounded by new goodies:)

Today's card has some new Cosmo Cricket 'Togetherness' and Lawn Fawn's Bannerific & Harold's ABCs:

I was inspired by Kazan's sketch 59 over at 2S4Y:

Each panel has stitching with vintage thread...something that I noticed with my Flashback Friday card is that it didn't have any stitching...I love stitching...if you haven't had a chance to check out some of the posts over on Flashback Friday...you really should...it's been so fun:)

♥♥Feedback please♥♥

I'm thinking of making the dive and buying a Photo Light Tent...any input ladies?!!! Who has a Photo Light Tent out there...I'll be honest, yes I know I can find tuts on DIY Photo Tents but I'm l-a-z-y....don't want to go that route. I want to be able to photog cards and 12 x 12 layouts...I love the crisp white backgrounds...I live in washington state and pretty soon natural sunlight will be slim pickin's for me since I tend to craft in the early morning hours or in the evening...

♥♥Vaca photos♥♥

Here are a couple vaca photos from one of the states we were in...any guesses where it is?


Okay, now how adorable is this chubby Prairie Dog?

Wild horses...

Buffalo...funny thing, after we saw the Buffalo Darin even commented that he knew that I'd remember the Prairie Dog and not the Buffalo....psssstttt....he's right...the Prairie Dog is way cuter:)

LOVE the sunflower fields....this was taken while we were driving...action shot:)

Okay, thanks for making it all the way through this blog post...I'll be back tomorrow with a couple cards and hopefully a layout...I have a ton of catching up to do!!!

45 comments:

Sparkplug17 said...

Your card is darling! I think you need to make a card with a buffalo on it now, lol. I'm guessing you went to Wyoming.

~* steph :) *~ said...

super cute card, amy! always love how you add stitching. i'm not a great photographer...usually taking pix at nite after i complete my project...aiyah, not good. oo, great photos from your vacay! love all the animals and scenery! welcome back! looks like you had a great vacay :)! thanks for sharing and have a great thursday! *hugs* steph :)

yyam said...

What a fun and colorful card! :)

Looks like you had some nice scenery and fresh air during your vacation...considering I've only been to 4 states in the US, I don't even know how to start guessing...lol..

Really can't help on the photo tent thing...I really don't know anyone who's invested in one!

yyam said...

What a fun and colorful card! :)

Looks like you had some nice scenery and fresh air during your vacation...considering I've only been to 4 states in the US, I don't even know how to start guessing...lol..

Really can't help on the photo tent thing...I really don't know anyone who's invested in one!

li-bee-ti said...

Welcome back, sweeetie! Good to have you back.
The card is too cute!
And your vacation photos are awesome!

Elise said...

WILD HORSES! OMG! GORGEOUS photos! How crafty of you to have a "care package" sent to yourself to get you into the spirit after your lovely vacay! Seriously, YOU inspire me on SO many levels, it's not EVEN funny! {But, yep, it kind of IS!} hee hee I love your sweet and creative SHOW, my friend! Glad you're back!

Elise said...

WOOPSIE! Forgot to mention how "stinkin'" cute your card IS! I'm so impressed that you've already got your hands on some NEW Cosmo! You REALLY are my SHERO!!!! Yipeeeee!

xiumaiyuki said...

Darling, darling card!!! Those Lawn Fawn stamps are too darn cute!

Your vaca pix are fabulous! Look at those beautiful sceneries and the wild life!! and that sunflower fields... breath taking! I've never seen anything like it. :)

TesaB said...

Wihiiii, what a super cute card!!!! That little stinker is soooooo adorable!!! And fantastic photos!!!!

Smita said...

Love the colors and the stitching on your card... And gorgeous pics of your vacation too.

Moccavanila by Vera Rhuhay said...

Too cute,Amy! hey...love the "chubby Prairie Dog" photo! it's really made me smile ;-)

Anonymous said...

Amy... I have missed you.. Glad that you are back .. and love that card of yours, color, cutie image and banners.
Great vacation photos :)

Els said...

Gorgeous card, Amy!! Very colorful and cheerful!
Wonderful photos! Make me want to go on a vacation again :)
Now I'm going to dig into my archives, looking for my very first post. ;)

Lynnda said...

what a cute card... love the stitching.....nice PP too...

sweet pic of you.... hmmm let me guesss....


errr....

ha ha....

I want to see your LO....cant wait...


I'm glad you like the little something from me...xx

Sherry Eckblad said...

cute card and I love the buffalo. We have quite a few buffalo ranches here.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I'm thinking Wyoming??? :):):):) I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee that card...the little critter IS CUTE!! And great vacay photos! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Dana said...

The Badlands? South Dakota?
Love your photos Amy, and I love stitching too.
I bought a photo light tent last year and HATE it. That's just me, but I honestly prefer natural lighting and have only used the tent twice (and that was for food photos!).

Laurel said...

Cute card! So envious that you are always able to get the new stuff so quick... where do you order from?

Karen said...

A vacation And then coming home to crafty goodies...{smile}!! :> And you made a cute card with them!!:> Fun vaca photos....South Dakota?? And why are prairie dogs called dogs?? They don't look like dogs. But, he is cute! :>

cnelson said...

such a cute, cute card! Love the vacation pics...I would guess the vacation spot was either S. Dakota or Kansas.

Joanna said...

What a card, I love the colors! And your pics are great..I love your 'action shot' the sunflower field is so pretty! :)

Sylvia said...

HI Amy, Hope you enjoyed your vacation, the photos are beautiful! Your card is super cute. As for the light tent. There are all sorts out there. My daughter got one that had a small and a big. She brought over the small one for me to use and it was not as good as what I use. I have not tried the big one. I do know that you talking a lot of money and unless you have an SLR camera with several lense it won't do you any good. E-mail some of the expert card makers, I think Dawn McVey and Kristina Werner shared that with us awhile back. Even in the winter I like the natural light and I use the ISO feature on my camera a lot of the time.

Megan said...

how cute is mr. skunk on that card!?!?!??! goodness!! i love the pictures you snapped on your vacation! that little prairie dog is defiantly more memorable than the buffalo! ;) happy almost-weekend friend! xo

Tina said...

Oh my gosh, what a cute card. And that prairie dog is precious!

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Amy,
So beautiful photos.

Hugs Riet.xx

Spardha said...

Wow!.. the card is really cute!.. the new stuff must be YUMMY!..
The pics are soo sweet!.. love your photography! :)

scrapsnsuch@gmail.com said...

Great card and fun pics! I love that Cosmo Cricket paper, just made a note to get some - oh how I wish my LSS would carry it!!! Hmmm, maybe that means I need to go shopping and see :>)

Brandi said...

That prarie dog is so cute! If I saw him, I think I would try to pick it up and put it in my suitcase to bring back with me! Your card is super cute with the little critter on the front! Let me guess did you visit Wyoming?
B

Jess said...

Adorable card! Such fantastic vacation photos, looks like an awesome adventure!

Joy said...

wonderful pictures! love the different animals of the wild too. great card you made and cute sketch to follow. hope you have a rockin' Thursday!

Rose said...

super cute card and how fun to come home to goodies :)
think you were in Wyoming "big sky country"

and yup that is one cute little guy :)

Regina Mangum said...

What a wonderful happy card! Thank you for play with us at 2S4Y this week!

Tyggereye said...

I just made my own little white photo box. Nothing fancy. I'd love to see if you find a photo tent you like for a good price. Keep me posted!

Kathy Martin said...

GREAT card! CUTE pics! :)

papertrails leaver said...

yeah! vacation pictures! :-) Cute card and pictures!

Beth aka BR-T said...

Amy your card using the new products is fantastic! Thanks for sharing those wonderful vacation pictures! Beth

Kelley Eubanks said...

Great pictures and adorable card!

Dora said...

a pretty card!
and great pictures wow love the wild horses!

Kristie Larsen said...

your vacation looks like it was so great! and i would totally take a prairie dog over a buffalo any day.
welcome home!
k

laterg8r said...

love the prairie dog shot, looks like a beautiful vaca :D

Alice said...

super cute card, Amy! love your take on the sketch! would like to know if you get a photo tent and if you like it! super vacation photos!! looks like you had lots of fun!! thanks for sharing!

Tyggereye said...

You did awesome with the sketch!! Its a cool card. I'm smelling fab 5 ness!! Love it!

Unknown said...

so much fun in one post. The card is darling and those pictures are simply gorgeous too - love the Horses
Thanks for joining us at 2S4Y this week
Hugs
K

~kelly marie~ said...

Loving this card so much! The pennant is perfect!

I love my photo tent. Best money ever. :)

Angie Tieman said...

I looked at D's hand and I don't see a wedding ring, so I guess you weren't off getting married, like I thought. Unless...this picture was taken before the actual wedding day ceremony...