Hello and thanks so much for visiting! I apologize for not being around your blogs much the last few weeks. I had a visit from overseas and we also got to spend some time on the beach (my birthday week) which was very much enjoyed.
This week Mervi is our host at Allsorts challenge
and she wants to see the colors of our flags.
I used a really old set by stampin up for my card (Toy Box). Stamped the little boat three times onto white card stock and colored using copic markers. The navy card stock was embossed using a stripes embossing folder also by SU. I added some red, white and blue twine and the little sentiment, which was cut out using one of Whimsy Stamps stiched tag dies. Matted onto red card then a white card front. I think this will make a cute little boy's birthday card.
As always we have a great prize to give away, and we'd love for you to come join us.
And here some photos from vacation. We took a road trip to Myrtle Beach
, South Carolina. I love going on road trips so I can see more of this beautiful country, but I might need a break after this year's. We ended up driving in horrendous storms through 3 states. It was so bad that many cars just completely stopped. My drivers felt pretty confident and kept going at a slower speed but I was scared to death! It was soooo good when we finally left the storms behind us.
Although it was a beach vacation, I made sure we'd visit some other places too, because I am not one to enjoy a lazy vacation. I can't sit still LOL!
I love nature so of course we had to visit a garden and a state park. The photo above was taken at Brookgreen Gardens
I saw some spring pictures of this garden (thanks Amy
!) and didn't think I was going to like it as much in summer, as not so much in in bloom, but it was absolutely gorgeous and I didn't want to leave!
The moss covered trees made everything look magical.
The water lily pond was another favorite.
And I loved the Cypress Swamp area.
We found plenty of these spiders underneath wooden structures and they made me want to run away :) But of course we couldn't resist looking at them. They are about as big as a hand and were just there in the wild under wooden beams. Nothing I've ever seen before! I looked them up at home - they are called Golden Silk Orb Weavers or Banana Spiders and luckily are not poisonous.
We also took a day trip to the city of Charleston, South Carolina
It was a super hot day but we were still able to enjoy the beautiful
architecture. If I ever go back to Charleston, I need to stay at least
two days so I can visit Magnolia Plantation and Gardens
Most of our mornings and evenings were spent at the beach. We had an oceanfront room, so the walk to the beach was short. We loved looking for seashells early in the mornings when most people where still asleep. I really wanted to take a boat trip to Shell Island
, but I didn't realize you'd have to book in advance and we ended up not getting any tickets. I'm sure it would have been easier in the off season!
We visited a few other places in this area, but I don't want to bore you with too many photos.
A couple more though...this is not located in the Myrtle Beach area, it was a stop on our way home.
Did you recognize this building?
It's the resort that was used in the movie Dirty Dancing
- the Kellermann's. It is located in Pembroke, Virginia. You have to drive up a pretty steep road to get to this resort. It is now a resort called the Mountain Lake Lodge
. We spent a couple of hours just walking around. You can even book the cottage Baby and her family stayed in.
Above is a photo of the gazebo used in the movie ("find the man of your dreams" scene, where Baby ended up dancing with the old lady). The lake where the water scene took place used to be behind the gazebo but it is sadly dried up.
These apartments remind me of the staff quarters, but that part of the movie was actually filmed in North Carolina.
We have not actually spent the night here so I cannot say anything about the accommodations. We just went for a quick stop to see the movie site of my favorite movie :)
Hope I didn't bore you too much with the photos, and thank you again for visiting!
I'll be back again tomorrow with my Penny Black and More creation.