Friday, August 21, 2009

Sketch Card and a Few Vacation Pictures

This is a nice birthday card I made with the sketch challenge on SCS a few weeks back. I embossed the flower with black e.p. and then colored it in with the water color crayons - gives a real nice look. The paper is from that K& Co. pack I have been using, it has such rich papers in it! Nice blues and reds and a little vintage green but you cant see that here. I used ruby red and buckaroo blue card stock with it. The flowers are from Prima this time and the sentiment is stamped on a die cut from Nestabilities. That's about all on that card!

We have been at Myrtle Beach for the week. We had a condo rented for the week and my nephew, his wife and son came down to join us. We had a great time! I set up auto-posts again while we were gone. I really like that feature on blogger! Here are a couple of pictures from our trip, my 7 year old went parasailing with my 17 year old son and my 16 y.o. nephew. I was so shocked he had no fear! He was grinning from ear to ear from the beginning of the ride out to running over to me when he was done. I wasn't going to let him but I asked the girl at the check-in and she said 5 year olds go up "all the time" so there you have it.

The ocean water was so warm and pleasant, we would just go in and not come out! The waves were just right. No sitting on the beach for us :) Hurricane Bill is out to sea now and I hear the waves are really picking up, sure would like to have seen that - not to get tossed around in the water I just love to watch the waves. I hope it doesn't cause too much damage to the Carolina's coasts (or any coast for that matter!).

We also went to an alligator farm which actually was pretty decent! So there is a picture from there, that dude was huge! They had a lot of really, really big alligators. I included a picture of a sunrise too, yes sunrise. What was I doing up so early on vacation? The fire alarm went off at 5 am and we got up to see what was going on. A sprinkler head malfunctioned and flooded part of the 12th floor and soaked down through to our room on the 10th floor so we had to change rooms. We ended up with a better view though :)

That's about it, if you want to see all the pictures from the trip I posted them with Picasa so just let me know and I will give you the link. Have a great day!

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Cheryl said...

Very nice card, Lori! Love it!

Is that you in the first vacation pic? ;o) should have a caption contest for the alligator pic. Looks like he is eating lunch. Nice (if you can say that about an alligator) pic, btw. Very nice sunset pic! Yay! Surf's up!! JP looks like he is having fun. Great pictures, Lori!

papersunshine said...

Thanks Cheryl! LOL you missed me, I am the one eating lunch ;) Thanks for checking them out and commenting!!!

Stampin' Cat said...

Think that Gator had the remnants of a Seminole in his mouth!! Haha!!!
Love the pics! Glad you are home!

jan said...

I feel lucky to have already seen all these pictures, and I must say that I think the alligator looks like his name should be "Ralph." Not sure why, but he looks like a Ralph to me.