Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Raspberry Suite Color Challenge 18 and Monday's Hike

I love the inspiration and the colors that Dawn McVey chose for this challenge. I'd love to have that fall arrangement at my house.

I used three of the snowflake stamps from Winter Swirls to create the background. I like that they match the snowflakes in the tree, also from Winter Swirls. Oh, of course they don't really match because no two snowflakes are the same. :) The sentiment is from Holiday Wishes.

The result is a fun Christmas card.

It's been a good day--laundry finished, bathrooms clean, pumpkin bread baked, and a trip to Hobby Lobby( My husband wanted to go to Lowe's to buy a new leaf blower, and I hated for him to go alone.Ok, Ok, I didn't mind if he went to Lowe's alone; there is a Hobby Lobby next door, and that 40% coupon needed to be used. I got the 1 3/4 circle punch I've needed.)

I seem to have recovered nicely from yesterday's hike on Rich Mountain (8.6 miles). After hiking for 30 minutes we began our ascent. After 45 minutes of going up the mountain, I was asking why I liked this hike. Oh, it's the 1 1/2 hours after the beginning when the hellish steep climb is over. The leaf color is still good but nearing the peek. It took us about 4 1/2 hours with only about 15 minutes of sitting. I was thrilled to see the car when we made it back to the parking area. Don't get me wrong, I love hiking, but, man, it sure was good to sit down on that padded car seat and take off those hiking boots.

A few pictures from the hike.

These views are worth the climb!

Aahhh! A level trail.

Stamps: Winter Swirls (PTI), Holiday Wishes
Ink: Vintage Cream, New Leaf,
Raspberry Fizz (PTI), Rich Cocoa (Memento)
Paper: Kraft, Vintage Cream, Raspberry Fizz (PTI)
Other: New Leaf Twill ribbon, Raspberry Fizz Vintage Button, Cream Rustic Twine (PTI), Fiskars scalloped border punch, Spellbinders Nestabilities


  1. Lovely vibrant card, I'm starting to think Winter Swirls should make it onto my list! Great photos as well by the way, love all the Autumn colours!

  2. I just adore this card. Love the colors and snowflakes are one of my favorite stamps along with snowmen. Love your photos, autumn colors are just beautiful.

  3. Gorgeous card, Cammie! Such a cute, fun Christmas card!
    I think you should use one of your pics for a 'Cammie Color Challenge!' I could easily find inspiration from those beautiful colours! It was well worth the hike for those pics methinks ;D

  4. Wow - love your card! You really did a great job bringing those colors together. Love the beautiful fall colors - looks like that here in east TN (any chance that's where the pics were taken :)?)

  5. Beautiful card, Cammie! And what lovely fall photos from your hike! Glad you weren't too pooped to take those! Have a wonderful day!

  6. How CUTE! Love the background, the tree...just CUTE!

  7. Cute christmas card, Cammie! The photos from your hike are beautiful, too. I love the leaf colours in your last picture.


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