I can't believe it's Monday already! Where did the weekend go? I suppose ours flew by so quickly because we were having so much fun ;) . I celebrated World Card Making Day on Saturday with some blog hopping and some card making. (Have you played in my WCMD Giveaway yet? It's going on through Thursday, October 6, at 5 p.m. EDT. You can find all the details HERE!) But the highlight of our weekend was a family trip to the nearby Topsfield Fair, America's oldest agricultural fair, founded in 1818. Our kids earned free admission tickets, a voucher for a free hot dog and drink, and tickets for two free carnival rides as part of our public library's summer reading program. Fabulous prizes, we thought!! We had a great time visiting the cattle, sheep, goat, horse, rabbit, and poultry barns; browsing the beekeeping, fruits, vegetables, and flower displays; taking in the baked goods, wood crafts, needle arts, fine arts, and photography exhibits; touring the fairground's permanent Grange Museum; watching the Great American Duck Race; and cheering on Robinson's Racing Pigs! And Mom and Dad had just as much fun watching the kids take their free rides on the Freak Out as they did riding it. Twice. :) We were exhausted but happy by the end of the afternoon.
I have another quick post to share another quick card, another result of some of my WCMD inky time.
I made this card for Flourishes' Wacky World Card Making Day Challenge, which was to be inspired by the colors of a favorite animated character. I've always been fascinated by the Disney Princesses, so when I found this picture of Sleeping Beauty (or Princess Aurora to all you royalty fans out there) in some online instructions on how to draw her, I latched on quickly. I picked up the rich razzleberry, melon mambo, pumpkin pie, and daffodil delight for my card creation.
I inked up and heat embossed the beautiful medallion from Flourishes' new Medallion Motif set, another one that I won last month. I sponged on pumpkin pie and melon mambo ink as part of the emboss resist technique to really make the patterns of the medallion stand out.
I'm also entering this in the Anything Goes Challenge over at Simon Says Stamp and the Bring Back Beautiful Challenge over at Flourishes to use a stamping technique (I used the emboss resist technique).
Thanks so much for sharing my little slice of bliss today!
Stamps: Flourishes: Medallion Motif and Peaches & Cherries (sentiment)
Cardstock: SU whisper white, SU pumpkin pie, SU textured rich razzleberry, yellow from The Paper Company
Ink: ColorBox frost white, SU pumpkin pie, SU rich razzleberry, SU melon mambo
Accessories: sponge, SU 1.25" circle punch, SU photo corners punch, foam tape, white EP, heat tool, Kaisercraft pearls
Techniques: embossing, sponging, emboss resist