Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Beautiful Day in NC! plus Challenge entry for Kandrew

Hi Everyone! I hope that you are all doing well. It is a beautiful day here in NC. Currently I am sitting on  my deck with a big glass of sweet tea listening to the birds sing and the nice southern breeze blowing. It is so nice out today. Yesterday when my DH came home we did some yard work, which included mowing about 4 of the 8 acres that we live on, And I am so happy that today is nice so that we can get more yard work done.
I just love this time of year. To me Spring is a time of renewal, a time when all thing dead and dormant sprout to life and grace the world with their presence. The flowers start spouting and showing their wonderful colors, Trees bloom and the bees buzz floating from flower to flower collecting pollen to make their delicious honey. One of my neighbor is a bee keeper so we always have a constant supply of the golden goo. Yummy! Spring is also a renewal for me and others. We get a chance to shake off the winter dust that has clouded our spirits. We toss and clean all those things that we have collected through the winter and become NEW! Oh what a wonderful day it is in my neighborhood!

Ok so I have chatted enough, I could keep rambling on and on but I am scared that I may have already lost a few of you. lol

My favorite blogger, Kandrew@ http://www.gettingcricky.com/ posted a challenge to Get Campy this week, and since camping is one of my favorite things to do it was no trouble at all.
My husband and I are avid campers but we do it old style" Tent camping". There is just something about sleeping in a tent. Laying there at night listening to the crickets and frogs chirping their wonderful tunes, sitting by the campfire at night and telling stories that you have heard or told a million times but, they always have renewed life when told around a crackling campfire. Basic chores like washing dishes and cooking meal seem to be so much easier when they are done outside. No one complains and everyone is always willing to help.  Can you tell that I love camping?!
Ok so here is the project that I created for gettingcrickysundaychallenge.

I used the Summer Vacation cricut solutions cart. for the tent and the fire. I had to add my own layers but i think that they turned out just great. The grass was scrap green paper that I cut to look like grass and I chalked the blue paper to look like it had clouds.( they don't so up to well in the pictures) i add some ribbon and buttons to the top. I am going to put this in a frame(when I find one that will fit) and put in on my desk!

Thanks for stopping by!
Crafty hugs


  1. Sarah,
    First of all girl you are a sweetheart--I always love reading your comments--and then I come over here and you have my Blinkie flashing up there like crazy! Thank you girl--totally made my day!
    This card is adorable--I love it--I haven't mastered the clouds yet, any tips?
    Thanks for playing along with us in my Simply Sunday Challenge at Getting Cricky.

    Big Cricky Smooches,
    K Andrew

  2. Fun layout. My husband and I (and our Dog) are avid campers and will be starting out soon. We still have cold and even a little snow up North. Hope your weather stays nice as we are flying to North Carolina tomorrow to be with family for Easter and we sure do need to feel some warm weather and sunshine. Happy Easter to you.

  3. hi there Sarah, this is Vicki from www.melovebonoandscrapbooking.blogspot.com ... I am the guest designer this week on gettingcricky.com and I wanted to drop by and wish you luck on the challenge...I loved your blog and definitely spent too much time browsing! LOL I loved the banner "I love my computer because my friends live in it" isn't that the truth?!?!?


  4. Great job, love the card. Thank you for playing our Simply Sunday Challenge at Getting Cricky. Good Luck!
    Kathy Getting Cricky DTM

  5. Fantastic! I really love the colors you chose for this, and great job with the layers :)

  6. This is an awesome card for real. I love the layers, you did a wonderful job
    Thanks for playing along our Simply Sunday challenge at Getting Cricky.
    Brenda Getting Cricky DTM

  7. This is great! I love the tent... I didn't even know this cartridge existed and now it has shot up to the top 3 on my NEED list! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Very cute card!!! love the tent I have that cart and need to try it out! Thanks for the insperation and for playing along over at


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