Friday, June 6, 2014

World Map Traveler

Hello.... what a beautiful day, sunny, not too hot! I'm on afternoons today, so I have time to get some things done today. It was my father-in-law's birthday yesterday - we are having a birthday BBQ for him tomorrow, so I am going to bake a yummy chocolate cake. It's a recipe I found on Pinterest, it has Greek yogurt and Coffee in it - very delicious! But, hey it's chocolate so you can't go wrong!!
I must say how nice it is to get my creative juices flowing again after being sick for so long! I have a card today that would be great for a graduate or retiree, it could work for other occasions too but those just come to mind with the sentiment I chose!
I started with a piece of Smoky Slate cardstock which I stamped the 'World Map' background stamp onto. I then stamped 4 of the images from the 'Traveler' set, the suitcase, camera, train and globe. You're probably wondering where the globe is? Well, I decided to use it as a base for my sentiment... you can see the stand from it - hey it works! I fussy cut out all the images and popped them up on dimensionals to give them more of a pop off the page. I think this sentiment really suited the theme of the card: Live the life you've imagined from 'Really Good Greetings'. It goes well with the vintage look of the stamps too! 

Last week, I asked my hubby Mike if we could go to Niagara Falls for the day... since I'd been sick and couldn't really do much while off work - I really wanted to get out of the house. It was a beautiful day, and the falls were stunning as always. It's amazing what Mother Nature can create and how many of her stunning creations are right in our own backyard. Well, not literally.. but a little over an hour away! We did a lot of walking, went to Planet Hollywood for lunch, then stopped by the Fudge Factory and the candy shop... I was on vacation so why not get a treat!? They actually had dried bugs for sale... not my kind of candy - but to each his/her own!! You can check out some photos that I took of the falls below... 

I couldn't belive how high the mist was off the Horseshoe falls... when you get really close that's all you can see - it was like being in a giant cloud!
There's that mist I was talking about.
Some tourists on the Maid of the Mist boat tour, I've been on it many times before... I got soaked, with the mist, I'm sure they did too!! 
Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:
Traveler [wood: 134510 - $33.95; clear: 134513 - $24.95]
World Map [wood: 130342 - $21.95; clear: 130345 - $16.95]
Really Good Greetings [wood: 130330 - $22.95; clear: 130333 - $17.95]
Have a great day, happy stamping :)

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