Do you have a happy place? Is it the sea or the mountains? For us, we've found the perfect mixture of both on Vancouver Island. I took the Hubs to explore the Vancouver area last summer. We had a lovely vacation - 3 days in the city, 3 days on the island in Victoria, and 3 days in the mountains at Whistler. It was an amazing holiday - better than Hawaii (and that was amazing) and better than, dare I say it, our trip to Germany. Europe is like a fairy tale and I love it, but the ruggedness and majestic beauty found in the old growth forest and Pacific coastal islands speaks to our souls. When it came time to go back home, I didn't think I'd get the Hubs on the plane. We made a pledge to return as soon as we could.
So, I'm just thrilled to say we've booked a flight back to the BC. This time, we're going to spend a whole week on Vancouver Island. We'll spend a day or two on exploring the east side and visiting a friend who lives there, then head over the mountains to Tofino, on the west coast. We were in BC a exactly a year ago, and all our pictures keep popping up in my Facebook feed. Seeing those and knowing we have a trip coming up at the end of August makes the upcoming heat and humidity of the Southern summer almost bearable.
I created the above card as part of my Creating Success swap. I couldn't wait to share it with you. I took all my swaps that I received last week to a class, and had them out at my BOGO sale on Saturday. Every time someone looked at them, this was their #1 favorite! So exciting!
The card doesn't involve any fancy cuts or folds; in fact, the layers are quite simple. What makes this stand out and different from cards I usually make is that it's almost ALL stamping! Let's take a look...
Base: Crumb Cake, 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4"
Layer 1: Pool Party: 5 3/8" x 4 1/8"
Layer 2: Whisper White, 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
Layer 3: Real Red scrap for Adirondack Chair die cut
Layer 4: Whisper White scrap, stamped in Crushed Curry
and die cut with Lemonade die
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