Saturday, August 23, 2008

A Hike Up Hermit And A Card!


First I'll share my card since that is the reason you are here! :D I broke out my new Say it With Scallops set from SU! I absolutely love this set because it goes perfectly with the brand new Scallop Square punch! How cool is that?? What to know what makes this set even cooler?? If you buy this set, $2 will be donated to the Ronald McDonald House Charities! If you still aren't sold...hang in there...I will share more creations using this set! :D Anyway, I also used my brand new Tangerine Tango ribbon AND Hawaii Papaya dsp! All of these things combined make a pretty funky card if I do say so myself! Hehe! Leanne and I were looking through all the new paper and we were absolutely LOVING the retro feel that some of this paper has! It's funny though because it's a classy retro feel! :D I love how clean it looks too! Who knew that was possible??? Anyway, that's my card for ya. Now onto the hiking part.

Yesterday afternoon Nick and I decided to go up into the Sangre de Christo mountains since he took the day off. Now there are a ton of ways to go up into the mountains so we decided up Hermit Peak since it only takes about 5-10 min to get to the base. There is a road that runs to the very peak of Hermit but it is not one that a regular vehicle could make (very easily) so we had to hike most of the way. Now, since it was late afternoon, we knew we wouldn't make it to the very top so we decided to try to find the waterfall that we had heard so much about. All we knew about it's location was that it was about a half a mile off the road and that it obviously was in an area where the mountain got steep. Haha. Not much to go off huh? Well, we must have been destined to find it because the first trail we tried led us straight there! :) The really cool thing about this area is that there are little streams that run a muck all over the place! We literally had to jump 5 or 6 mini streams until we were at the base of the falls! It was so neat! So, it's not a huge waterfall but it is still gorgeous. Here are a few of the pics that we took!
Well, that's all I have to share for now! I will admit that I have TONS of other cards to share since I got so excited about my new stamps that I couldn't STOP stamping! Haha! However, I might not be able to share any more today because Leanne and I are headed for Colorado Springs to the Scrapbooking Expo! We are super excited and can hardly wait! I will be sure to take my camera just in case I see something (or someone) I have to share! Until then, take care!

Recipe:
Stamps: Say It with Scallops

Paper: Chocolate Chip, Tangerine Tango, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White, Hawaii Papaya dsp

Ink: Kiwi Kiss

Accessories: Scallop Square Punch, Ribbon, Dimensionals


10 comments:

Megan said...

BEAUTIFUL... the card, the waterfall, and you! Enjoy your weekend!

Mauna said...

Love that card! Beautiful place to go hiking...how lucky you are!

Maria Gurnsey said...

Oh your so double lucky. I've never been to those mountains but that waterfall really makes me want to go, my hubby loves hiking!! As if I wasn't jealous enough, the scrapbook expo. And all within hours from me. Have a great time!!!! They had one in loveland a few weeks ago but we were on vacay. Maybe next year :(

Ashley said...

Lovely card and great pictures!

Christi (Cici510 on SCS) said...

First off, this card is FANTASTIC!! I should've put this dsp in my last order. :( Second, that waterfall is absolutely gorgeous!! Have fun today at the scrapbook expo!!

jamielady said...

Steph, what beautiful pics you took
!! Sounds like you two had a wonderful day together!!
xoxox
Jamie

~amy~ said...

FABulous cards...the colors are sooo magnificent! Great pics too!

jonisart said...

Beautiful card and great photos! That looks like an amazing hike!

Jessie/knightrone said...

That is so awesome, both the cards and the hike story!! Looks like you two had fun!!

About Me said...

Lovely card. The waterfall is gorgeous!