Hi and welcome to the Waltzingmouse July blog party. In case you didn't know ... on the 17th of every month Waltzingmouse hosts a Blog Party. This is a chance for you to grab your favorite Waltzingmouse stamps and play along. The theme this month (perfect for July) is... The Great Outdoors. For me that means camping. If you know me, then you know my family is crazy into scouting. My husband is Scoutmaster and I help wherever I can. Although I am not big on camping - I always try to preserve the memories of the scouts with mini scrapbooks, and special hand decorated trail mix bags for the journey. You can always count on me as your "go to" girl for bake sales, chocolate chip cookies, or a last minute run to the store.
If you've been reading my blog you know that my son is at Philmont in New Mexico on a 14 day adventure with (get this..) no telephone, no deodorant, and (oh heck no...) no toilets!! I haven't heard from him in over a week and I am counting the days until he is back home. Unfortunately the very same day he arrives home he will be getting back into the car and driving down to Ransburg Scout Reservation in Bloomington, IN so I won't get to spend much time with him. I made this card just for him. I will be sneaking it into his bag (that he already has packed for a quick get away) along with a big bag of Skittles so that he knows I'm thinking of him.
I made this one with a combination of SEVERAL Waltzingmouse stamps. Although they don't have any camping sets yet (HINT HINT CLAIRE & ANYA!!) I knew I could make the scene in my head with what I have on hand. I took the doily stamp and inked it with red and orange for a beautiful sunrise. The chevrons are my mountains and water, and the other background stamps I rough cut shapes from. The stick for the sign is a snipped off bit of wooden skewer and I just had to throw a little twine in there for my bear bag/clothes line.
This little scene was so much fun to make. I am glad I got it out of my head and into paper so I can rest my mind!! LOL!! Why not check out what everyone else came up with for the Great Outdoors Challenge. I think it will be a Great Escape!! You can see all the projects linked up here. Thanks for stopping by for a peek!
Supplies Used: Finished Size 5" x 7"
Stamps: Waltzingmouse Way Out West, Dainty Dollies 2, Off Beat Backgrounds, Free Spirit Sentiments, Gingham & Co. , Heirloom Patterns
Paper; Papertrey Ink: Summer Sunrise, Harvest Gold, Orange Zest, Vintage Cream, Stone
Ink: Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Spiced Marmalade, Peeled Paint, Tumbled Glass, Scattered Straw
Momento Tangelo, Lady Bug, Cottage Ivy, Rich Cocoa, Teal Zeal, Summer Sky, Bamboo Leaves, Cottage Ivy, Bahama Blue, Toffee Crunch
Extras: Twine, Wooden Skewer, Embossing Folder Houndstooth Cutttlebug