Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Honey, I'm home!

Good morning, all.  We are home from our almost month-long vacation - it is so good to be back!  Thank you all for hanging with my few posts while I was away.  We started with a visit to our sweet little grandchildren, and then went to some of the National Parks - Rocky Mountains, Grand Tetons, Yellowstone, and on the way home, Mount Rushmore.  We drove over 2 mountain passes that had me white-knuckled (1 of them while it was snowing!), but the views were breathtaking.  I adore the mountains, the smell of pine, the clear rushing streams - we have a beautiful country!

As always, it takes me a week or so to get my mojo up and running, so in the meantime, I'll share a reject from the latest PaperCrafts magazine call that kind of showcases some of the beauty we saw on our travels.


white, dark green, and cream cardstock, Hero Arts K5524 Winter Scene, CL371 Essential Messages, Versafine Olympia Green ink, clear embossing powder, shabby shutters, peeled paint, mustard seed, orange marmalade, worn lipstick, dusty concord, and chipped sapphire distress inks, Prismacolor dark green pencil, Spellbinders Nestabilities labels eight die

This uses a Christmas stamp for the main image, but it also translates nicely for any season.  Thanks so much for visiting!

13 comments:

Barb said...

YAY!! I'm so glad you're back, I missed you! Sounds like an amazing vacation, Lin and this card is gorgeous! Love the colors! Welcome home! :)

MarcyK924 said...

All is right with the world when I open my computer and see a new post from you!! Missed you so much and seeing this gorgeous card put a smile on my face. I can't even imagine the beautiful scenery you experienced! Rest up and get your mojo back. While you're at it, can you find mine too, LOL!!! Hugs!!

Jacqueline said...

Good to have you back Lin and what a beautiful card - I can imagine that the scenery was breathtaking!

Bunnyfreak said...

Stunning. Love the look of sunset.

lynn said...

sounds like a wonderful trip, lin! gorgeous coloring and i love the sentiment:)

Tiffany Ervin said...

That is one amazing card, Lin! Love the pretty sunset you've created!! So glad you had a good trip, I bet it was so much fun to see the little ones!

Sue McRae said...

Sounds like a beautiful trip Lin. Love the sky colours on your card.

CinnamonSally said...

So pleased you had a great trip Lin, can't believe this card was a reject its beautiful.

Dawn T said...

sounds like one incredible holiday Lin. Welcome back... and how could they not want to publish this card! It is wonderful

Kath Stewart said...

welcome home sister...we missed you and how could this gorgeous card have been rejected....big hugs kath xxx

Ann said...

What a fabulous trip Lin - to me it sounds so exotic! And what a delightful image to remember those mountains. Love how you've created a sunrise with those graded colours.

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful background and sounds like a wonderful trip! Glad you are back creating and sharing!

Lena B E said...

Oh I really like this card, it's so beautiful! :)
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Hugs Lena