Monday, March 15, 2010

Easter Basket and the Rockies

My vacation with my BFF is over today and I'm headed home.  :(

I really lucked out with the weather in Calgary though...it was beautiful the entire week, which was both good and bad. Good because we were out and about doing things, seeing people, taking day trips...bad because we really didn't do much stamping at all. We only spent one afternoon in the stamp room and I created this Easter card.
I used Taylor's Sketch Challenge, TESC104, for the layout and reached for my Favourite Peeps stamp set, along with my Easter Key Ingredients.
The image is stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black onto Choice Snow White and coloured with copic markers. I added a little shimmer with my Stardust pen then coated the basket with my clear Glaze pen to give it some shine. The patterned papers are from the Basic Grey Kioshi line (included in the Easter Key Ingredients). My center panel ended up larger than I originally thought it would be so my card doesn't really follow the sketch but that's ok...sketches are for inspiration, right?!? I added a gorgeous flower from the Kioshi Bloomers pack to finish my card.
One of our day trips was to Banff. I'd never been there so it was a real treat to get up close and personal with the majestic Rocky Mountains. Here are a couple of photos...

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

11 comments:

Kit said...

such a lovely card, love the flower

GCgirl said...

What a beautiful card!!

Dana White said...

Miss ya & I am sleepy from taking you to the airport at 4:30 AM!! the card is lovely :)

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

This is BEAUTIFUL Saucy! LOVE the pic of you two gorgeous girls too!!! SOunds like you had a blast!!

Denise said...

Lovely & very pretty Easter card! Love the detail.
Hugs,
Denise

Jeanie said...

Love this little Easter card and the sparkles on the eggs add the perfect touch! Too cute! Looks like you two had a great time. AWESOME pictures!!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

What an adorable card! LOVE the colors! Looks like you had a great trip!

Alex said...

Super cute card Karen, I love the colors!! Glad you had a fun time - those trips always go by soooo fast!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

paulatracy said...

With views like that, who could blame you for not staying indoors to play! Love the Easter basket, very sparkly!

chris said...

Hi there Karen
this is so special love the soft colours.
hugs chris xx

Ebru - (April) said...

Hi Karen,
I am originally from Calgary but live in Toronto now and seeing your Photos of Banff brought back so many really nice memories, I miss it their a lot cause I have my family still living there. Thanks for sharing your photos.

I love you cards to, gorgeous colors !!!