Monday, August 20, 2012

Moxie Fab World: Minty Fresh Challenge and I'm a Daytripper!

Looooooove this little guy from Memory Box!


After stamping this Polar Bear Globe image in Clearsnap seaglass pigment ink, I clear embossed then die cut it using a Spellbinder Nestie.  The same image was then black embossed twice on white cs and pp scraps.  The polar bear was then cut out and paperpieced to the main image.  Sentiment is from Hero Arts CL540 Christmas Reindeer.
Other Materials Used:  K & Company Peppermint Twist pp, My Mind's Eye Quite Contrary (Jack & Jill) pp, WPlus 9 banner die, Papertrey ink white cs, Cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder, JoAnn's heart button

Hopefully this color is minty enough as I'm entering it into the Moxie Fab World: Minty Fresh Challenge!  This challenge runs until 9/3/12 so you've got plenty of time to give it a go:)  I'm also going to pop this into the current Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Animal Antics!

Wanted to share a few pics from the daytrippin' my hubby and I did last week at the gorge in Watkins Glen NY State Park.  Sorry there aren't any pics of us but this possibly was a worse "bad hair day" than our Niagara Falls trip:) 

The way Glen Creek has sculpted the rocks is SO cool:




I just love how my husband got the flowers in the foreground of this shot:


And look at the brilliance of the greenery growing on the sides of the gorge:


The last time I hiked the gorge was as a kid with my parents.  All I can remember about that experience was having to go to the bathroom when we got to the top of the trail and racing back down as fast as I could to get to the restrooms way at the beginning of the trail :)  I had to giggle when halfway up my husband and I heard a little boy tell his mother he "had to go - NOW"!!!  I guess it served me right that my calves were killing me for days after our hike....

While part of me is sad summer is winding down these cooler temps are making me wistful for autumn.  Fall in our neck of the woods really is glorious!  Plus I love all things pumpkin :) 

Happy Monday and thanks for taking the time to leave such thoughtful comments!

14 comments:

Contagiously Crafty said...

Your card is masterfully done. I love the design and the way you've pieced all the different dimensions together. Nice job!

Greta said...

Wow, Robin--what an incredible place! Love seeing the photos of a beautiful part of the country I'll probably never see in person. Your card is adorable! Love the colors, image, way you used the circles--everything is just right! Hugs, Greta

Lin said...

Lovely card today, Robin! And I enjoyed your photos, too - looks like a lovely place to visit!

joy said...

I LOVE this card, Robin! And the photos are breathtaking. Glad you and hubby can do some things while it's still nice.

Barb said...

What breathtaking photos, Robin! And your card is delightful! Love the design and that darling bear!

Rosemary said...

wow... your cards just keep getting better and better, robin.. this one is fantastic! and the photos are stunning!!

Judy1223 said...

Robin, your card is so sweet! (Did you know it follows one of the sketches at Hero Arts for the challenge this month?) I love the colors and that sweet polar bear. Wonderful little scene!

Thanks for sharing the pictures from your hiking trip...I'd love to add that to our list of places to go! I laughed about the little boy who had to go (sounds familiar...except after four kids it is usually ME saying that, not them!). I agree, the cooler days have me looking forward to the cooler autumn days ahead. They will be here before you know it!

Nancy said...

I LOVE your frosty card, Robin! So minty for sure:) Thanks for sharing those amazing photos too. It is awesome to see what beautiful designs are in nature!

Michelle said...

Your pictures are AMAZING! Isn't New York full of natural beauty?!!!! I have to mark that park as one of the places I must visit! Thanks for sharing!
Your creativity never ceases to amaze me! This card is awesome! I too love the polar bear and the embossed trees in the background!

sheila said...

wow-where do I start? Your card is adorable and totally inty enough to enter into the challenge. I love that seaglass color...wow-so pretty and really perfect for a Christmas card. YOur pics of the vacay are lovely...what a magical place and incidentially, my calves are aching just thinking about that hike! ;-D

Maureen Morton said...

Oh, my, Robin....your sense of style amazes me. How you ever came up with all the detailed steps to create this masterpiece is totally beyond me! I keep looking at it and reading your instructions......oh, my! You are in a league of your own, sweet gal! And, love those pix! I have been there! Nest Spring when I visit my family in Elmira, we will have to connect! Glad you are enjoying the end of summer. Hugs - and thanks for all your inspirations!

Brenda said...

I can see why you love that Polar Bear Robin, it is the cutest and of course the way you actually designed your card, so uniquely, makes it even extra special! Thank you for sharing these beautiful photos, it really makes me want to go and do some hikes. There are plenty places not far from our home that we could do day trips to, but, I just need to move into my house first! Eventually life will seem normal again! Hugs, Brenda.

Sarah Small said...

Homesick! Thanks for the Watkins Glen pics. I love the gorges!! When are you guys making your Smoky Mt visit?

Cath said...

Hey Robin! Thanks for linking this up to the Minty Fresh Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)