September 14, 2008

Viva Las Vegas & Friday Sketchers # 18...Snowed In...So I am a little late!!!

Well, I am back from Sin City! We had a great time in Vegas....Viva Las Vegas!!! So, I wasn't really snowed in, he he he, that is a reference to my latest card!!! Actually, it was about 40 degrees Celsius the whole time we where there but it is true what they say about the "dry" heat. It does make it a little more bearable without all the humidity like we have here. I have to tell you that it sure is a LOT of walking though. The casino/hotels are massive and "the strip" goes on forever. My feet were sooooo sore! I won't gross you out with the details but if you ever venture to Las Vegas, forgo fashion for comfort and bring comfy walking shoes, that is my little tip, wink! We did have a little luck at the slot machines too. We won about $600 in Paris (the casino). That was very exciting!!! We aren't big gamblers but it was fun to play a little on the slots. I don't know how to play any card games so we just stuck with the slot machines. I can see how it could become addicting though. But I already have an addiction, lol! I would rather spend my $$$ on stamps and pretty paper. Hubby is saving our casion winnings for our next vacation!

We also, saw two Cirque Du Soleil shows, O and Zumanity. Both were absolutely fabulous and definitely worth seeing! Zumanity, was a little, shall I say, risque (it is rated R as many of the female performers are topless) but it was very funny too. It was very much like a Vaudeville show... I enjoyed it a lot! And instead of getting a t-shirt that says Las Vegas on it for a souvenir. I got a fabulous leather purse that has the Zumanity Cirque Du Soleil logo embossed on it. I am so in love with my new is gorgeous!!!

We have been back for a few weeks now but I came down with a shore throat (viral) when we got back. So, I was just feeling a wee bit punky and not very creative or up to sitting in front of the computer. That is why I haven't posted in a few weeks or visited any of your blogs or left a apologies. But I was so thankful for all the lovely comments that were left for me while I was away. I had the comments forwarded to my was nice to get to read them on our drive to the airport and waiting for our flight,smile!

So, I am a little behind on all of the challenge blogs that I like to participate in. I really wanted to make a card with Friday Sketchers # 18 by is a fabulous sketch...i just love it! I have to tell you, I am not a huge fan of our Canadian winters as I'm petrified of driving in the snow...I am a big chicken, giggle! But I have been so inspired by all the beautiful Christmas and winter themed cards that I have seen on various blogs that I wanted to make a wintery card too. I especially wanted to use this new stamp that I picked up at a LSS. It is by a local Canadian Stamp CO. called Rosewood Canada I hope to make a trip to their store as they have some great stamps...I really like the Canadiana stamps. That is where you can find the Snowed In stamp on their website and I also bought Winter Night too. I loved the name of this stamp so much that I used it for the sentiment on my card.

I made the card base 6x6 out of some blue Bazzill Basics cardstock and used some left over BG Figgy Pudding, 6X6 pp and 12X12 pp, from last years Christmas cards. I stamped "Snowed In" and this cute little Tilda stamp (I think she is called waiting Tilda) on Georgia Pacific paper with Archival Brilliance Black Graphite ink and coloured them in with my Copics. I used white acrylic paint to add a few highlights to Tilda and some crystal Stickles on both images. I cut both images with my circle Nestibilities and embossed the edges too. I also cut some snowflake pp with my Nestibilites to mat the image of Tilda and pop-dotted the image. I cut a few QK snowflakes and added a glitter brad to centre of the large snowflake and a few red rhinestones from the dollar store to the small QK snowflakes. I also added some crystal Stickles to the snowflake die cuts too.

The sentiment is printed with the 2 peas font Falling Leaves (one of my all time favourite fonts). Well, I am pretty happy with this card and It was nice to make a wintery card but I don't look forward to the real deal anytime soon. I would love to just keep the white stuff on my cards and not on the roads,lol!

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I hope you all have a restful Sunday afternoon!!!


Anonymous said...

Hi Tara...Nice to have you back! Fabulous pictures of Vegas, sounds amazing! I'm like you, I think I'd prefer to spend my money on crafting stash! Sorry to read you've not been well...glad you're feeling well again. Your card is wonderful...I love the snowy scene and Tilda is just so's perfectly coloured, as always! No worries about you using my tag idea...we all get inspiration from each other don't we?! Thanks for your kind comment and thanks, too, for joining us again at Friday Sketchers!
Carole ;-)

Kathy said...

This is so cute!! I love that new stamp of yours and thanks for the link I will have to take a look. I love that Tilda along with that sentiment it looks like she is really bummed about it!! Great mixture of stamps!! (Thanks for your lovely comments ~ I hope you get your Magnolia stamps soon) :)Kathy

Jeanette said...

Beautiful card and I love that winter scene stamp. I love to find Canadian companys so I think I will check them out. I love Canadian winters (on snow days when we all just sit inside warm and toasty) LOL! Hugs Jeanette

mueppi said...

Wow.. Tara
your card is so lovely!!
The new stamp is so cute!!!!
I love it!!
Huga Gisela

Rach said...

wow looks like you had an amazing time away...sorry to hear that you ended up with a viral infection, but am so glad that you are well again. your card looks fabulous hugs rachxx

Becca said...

Tara: This card is adorable. I love the scenery and how Tilda looks bored because she is snowed in lol.

Love the colouring.

Anki said...

Stunning! I love the small town in the background covered in snow! Wonderful! Your colouring is great!
Kram from Sweden - Anki


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