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Monday, August 4, 2008

The Lazy, Hazy and somewhat crazy days of summer





I can't believe that the summer is almost over. In the blink of an eye it seems. There has been so much to see and so much to do, that stamping really has taken a backseat.

With the fall quickly approaching and with the design and teaching commitments that I have, I must get myself out of lazy mode and get cracking!

Looking at this photograph, just makes me feel so relaxed and lazy............... this was taken at Bob's lake, the beautiful spot where we have rented a cottage for the last three years.
Although the weather was poor in the daytime, we seemed to be able to enjoy some beautiful sunsets. So serene and peaceful.

This was my solace after spending a busy few days at CHA in Chicago. I just managed to get all my pictures downloaded today, so I will post some a little later.










This Mama duck was enjoying a rest on the shore. It had been raining quite hard a few minutes before, so she had scooted her wee ducklings out of the water to the safety of the shore. As the sun came out, she was able to relax and watch over her brood from a wee bit of a distance.










I must say that although the weather did not hold up all that well, just being away from the rat race of my normally chaotic life was quite refreshing.

Although at times I missed my internet, it was just really nice to enjoy the solitude of watching the clouds drift by, roasting the perfect marshmallow to a crisp golden brown over the campfire and spending quality time with Jon.










Well, back to the real world. I created this card for a Sketch Challenge hosted by Frances aka StampOwl at the Hanna Release Party last Friday night. Isn't she one Sweet Pirate?? Think she might give Captain Jack Sparrow a run for his money!!!!!!!

Kristi has four new sets that released........head on over to Hanna Stamps and Check them out!!!!!


Hope you are having a Happy Monday................the end of the long weekend is drawing near, so I better get to the list of tasks I hoped to accomplish....................


See you soon!

5 comments:

  1. I love this card! Thanks for visiting my blog girlfriend!

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  2. funtastic card---love all the great detail!

    It was great meeting you in person last month! hope you got your camera replaced!

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  3. Looks like a tranquil place to write. Lovely! Deb

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  4. Hi Vicki, LOVE the gorgeous pictures and I LOVE the fun Hanna card and design!

    Hope your having a fun week,
    Jennifer :)

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Thanks so much for visiting my blog. I hope you have a wonderful day and I very much appreciate your sweet comments!

*****Vicki*****