Saturday, July 16, 2016

Hill? What Hill?

My daughter-in-law turned 30 just this week.  This card is for her.  But I don't have any way to get it to her.  Because she and my son are traveling across the country for an extended honey-moon / finding a place to live journey.  They left on May 10 to visit all 48 lower states.  They should be home this week, for a brief stop.  Then back out to do the NewEngland states.  

This is a photo of their camping set up before they left:

And here it is in action. This is one of their first nights out.  
I think in the Blue Ridge mountains.

They started a Blog.  But due to limited Internet access, the blog is not quite up to date.  
Here is the  LINK .  
Claire tells some amusing stories.  

The stamp is Happy Trails from Taylored Expressions stamps; I used their sketch for the basis of my design.  But it morphed a bit.  I put the stripe segment across the bottom and used the road die from My Favorite Things.  
So this will go into the Share Joy Challenge.
I colored the car and camper in the colors of their camping set-up.  I think they are fairly bold and bright.  So this will be for the Seize the Birthday - BOLD and Bright challenge also. 

I'm also putting this into Addicted to Stamps Challenge to "Make your Mark"  I colored the truck and camper with Spica glitter pens.

Also at Happy Little Stampers the challenge is to use die cuts.  The road and 30 balloons (from Avery Elle) are die cuts.  There are dies for the camper and truck, but I don't have them.  So I fussy cut them by hand.

At Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge you are asked to   Create A Scene.

It's been a while since I've had some crafty time.  And I had a real good time designing and making this for Claire.  Thank you so much for looking.  I hope you are enjoying your day.  


  1. This is just adorable, Carol! And I am so intrigued by your daughter and son-in-law's method of finding a home. Sounds like a grand road trip to me! Thanks so much for sharing your cute card with us at Addicted to Stamps and More!

  2. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at ATSM, good luck!!! Amy DT

  3. Awesome card!Thanks for playing along at ATSM.

  4. What a great and fun card! Thank you for joining us at ATSM!
    Kamila DT

  5. Fabulous card x

  6. Love you fabulous scene card and that will mean so much to your DIL. Hope you are able to give the card to her soon.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  7. Wow what a terrific journey they are on and love how you took what they were doing and made a card to fit! Terrific job! Thanks for playing along with us at Seize the Birthday and we hope to see more of your work again soon!

  8. Sounds a fun trip. A great card you have made too. Thank you so much for joining us at Happy Little Stampers.

    Emma - DT Member

  9. What a great scene you created on your lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday.

  10. What a fun scene card! LOVE that camper pull balloons!
    THANK YOU for playing along with us at HLS Anything Goes With Dies this month!