Hey, everybody!! Welcome to Monday. I have a quick CAS (clean and simple) birthday card to share with you. I made it for today's SCS CAS challenge, CAS78, to use polka dots. I used a great CAS sketch from earlier this summer (CAS72), too.
This fab owl image is another sneak peek from the Mark's Finest Papers set, Owl Be There. Great news: this awesome set will be released next week!! I colored the owl image using the Poppin' Pastels technique, dabbing chalks over Versamark ink. This is also for this week's Stampin' B challenge, to make a birthday card, and for the Just For Fun Friday Color Challenge #22.
We had an awesome weekend. Not much time for stamping, though! We saw two movies with the kids (Harriet the Spy Friday night and Planet 51 Saturday night). Saturday my DH had all-day plans for working in the garage, so I took off early with the kids to explore the nearby super-quaint seaside village of Rockport, MA. I treated the kids to breakfast at a cute little diner (Flav's Red Skiff) a stone's throw from the town wharf. They both had mini pancakes and shared a side of bacon and were in heaven because breakfast out is a huge rarity for us. Then we checked out the views from the town wharf (including the ultra picturesque Motif #1), wandered out Bearskin Neck to the harbor break wall, peeked in windows of art galleries and fancy gift shops, watched the waves roll onto and seagulls soar above Front Beach, browsed in souvenir stores, shopped for saltwater taffy, and generally soaked up the salty atmosphere. What a wonderful, laid-back adventure! The kids want to know when we can go back again. Me, too!!
On Sunday, all four of us headed to the Larz Anderson Auto Museum in Brookline, MA, for its annual Italian car show, Tutto Italiano. We've been going to this show for 10 years now to satisfy my DH's need for speed and interest in exotic cars. This lawn event is on the beautiful grounds of the former Anderson estate and grows bigger and bigger each year. We all had fun looking at the collection of cool, exotic, historic, sometimes rare, and often red Italian cars including Lamborghini, Ferrari, Alfa Romeo, Fiat, De Tomaso, and Maserati models. And this show always offers fabulous people-watching opportunities! The weather was fabulous, and we all enjoyed ourselves.
Well, thanks for dropping by today!!
Stamps: MFP Owl Be There
Paper: MFP hazelnut tan CS, SU pumpkin pie CS, various SU DP scraps
Ink: Versamark, Palette burnt umber
Accessories: CM corner rounder punch, CM oval cutting system, paper piercer, dimensionals, Stampin' Pastels, sponge dauber
Techniques: Poppin' Pastels, paper piercing