Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Where's Linda?

I've been MIA for the past few days because I went on a weekend Vegas getaway with 5 of my work BFF's. I'd love to say what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas but the truth is, we didn't really come home with any memories that I want to leave behind. Not like when I broke my wrist zip lining last year! I've given up on doing ANYTHING that requires me to sign a waiver.

I will say that we had a MOST FABULOUS day trip to Hoover Dam and the Grand Canyon and I'll show you a couple pics after my card. Let me just say that the Grand Canyon has to be one of the most breathtaking places on earth. Scary, but breathtaking. I don't think I would let myself get within 20 feet of the edge, and I wanted every single person to stand at least 20 feet away from me for fear that someone might lose their footing and grab on to me for balance just to end up taking me down the canyon with them.

The highlight the next day was the Elton John concert. I've seen quite a few concerts in my day, and Elton is FAR from my beloved Dave Matthews but I must say he is one of the best performers I have ever seen. He is so cute,so funny, so humble, and so genuinely appreciative of the audience. And unlike other aging artists, his voice still holds the same magic that it did 30+ years ago. I'd go back and see him tomorrow if I could.

Now for a card! Remember back in September we had a back to school challenge and I coloured up Betty the Bookworm. When I was doing her up, I also did Stamping Bella's Spencer but never got a chance to post him until now, so here he is!

I actually think I like him better than my first card, but it might be the Basic Grey oxford paper that is making me happy. LOVE the colours in that pack. After stamping spencer on bella's BESTEST paper, these are the copics I used on him:

E0000, 000, 00, 11, 51, 53, 13, 15, 17
E31, 34, 35, 37, 07, 09
G40, 12, 82, BG70, 72, 75
RV91, 93, 95, 55, 66, R20
C1, Y23, W9

If you are still with me, and still interested, here are a couple pics from our road trip.

On our way to the canyon I was really taken with the field of cacti. It made me want one for my yard, and if it wasn't for the cold winters here, I could probably grow one because our ground is hard and dry!

This is called Guano Point and you see those little specks on that pointed pile of rock. Those are people! You could hike up there and see a spectacular view of the Colorado River but I didn't take the chance. No waiver had to be signed, but I know a risk when I see one.

Pictures of this place will never capture the beauty or the vastness. Again, look at the far left, about half way down and you will see a little white speck. Those are people!
That's it for tonight. I'm off to watch Dexter that hubby pvr'd for me and I've been waiting for this all week! See ya Friday.


Linda Carson said...

Flawless artwork! You were in some of God's beautiful country!

Bren said...

Nice blog today Linda. Glad you had a wonderful time on your vacation. I could use one of those. Ofcourse the card is super adorable and perfectly shaded.
Have a super day!

Gloria Westerman said...

Your card is so pretty!!!
I've wanted to go to the GC all my life....will get there one of the these days....glad you had a great time....

Rosanne said...

gorgeous card! Your photos are amazing. I saw Elton John when he was in Kitchener a few years ago and agree completely with your opinion of his performance.

CraftyViolet said...

Great post! I like the colours of your card and your photos are priceless. The Grand Canyon and Elton John are both on my lists of things I want to see/hear in person. Glad you had a great time.


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