Thursday, November 13, 2008

Okay, Okay

I knew I was running out of time before people would start calling or emailing to ask why I wasn't updating my blog. I was right. 2 emails and one call came yesterday. I thought I better post something before things turned ugly. I have been absent for a couple of reasons. First, things have just been busy around here between work and "life." Second, and most importantly, we switched to Fios at my house, and saying that it hasn't gone well is an understatement. My once beautiful wireless internet connection has been reduced to the speed of dial up. I haven't been able to read other blogs, participate in card challenges, or update my blog. Sorry!

The card I am posting today seems rather random to me. It looks really spring-like and out of place. I just couldn't help myself. I wanted to try out my new stamp set from My Favorite Things and some of my favorite paper from Basic Grey, and this is the finished product. To make the card, I stamped the bunny onto white paper with black Memento ink and colored him with Copic markers. I added some clear Spica to the top of the cupcake, but you can't see the sparkle in the picture. I cut out the bunny and added him to some paper I had layered onto pink cardstock. The saying is also from the same cupcake set. I finished the card by layering it onto green cardstock and adding some flowers by Prima.

To make up for the spring card, I am including some pictures from a recent walk in Great Falls, VA. I sure love fall in Virginia. This has nothing to do with crafting. I just liked the colors.

The trees were gorgeous. Unfortunately, I don't know much about botany, so I named them "yellow trees."

Here is another beautiful tree. I call it "red/yellow/orange tree with a hint of green."

I enjoyed this flock of birds, but they weren't ducks, so I didn't know what they were. I'm guessing they are "waterbirds."

I was quite taken with the leaves from this one tree. They were HUGE. I put my foot in the picture as a reference. I wear a size 8, so you can see why I named them "large leaves," or "leafus maximus" in Latin. :) Bonus points for anyone who can name some of the items on my nature walk. I am curious what they really are.


Susan said...

I love the spring card - the Basic Grey you used is one of my favs too. The fall photos are gorgeous! I am so glad you shared them too. Sorry about your internet woes - maybe you can get caught up on your web surfing soon!

Deedster said...

Nice to hear from you again.

Chrisi said...

Big Ass Leaf Tree is the official name of the tree that bears these leaves. It's true - you can look it up!