I haven't posted anything for a while because my husband and I went on a little vacation over to Glacier National Park. Have you ever been there? This was our first trip to Montana and it is so gorgeous. We took the Red Bus Tour from the West Entrance over to the East Entrance which was about 6 1/2 hours. The narration was fabulous and the bus stopped a lot along the way. The Red Buses have open tops, and stops a lot so you can stand up and take pictures. This picture was taken on the East end of the glaciers. If you haven't been there, I'm sure you will be wowed by the beauty of the park. We also went over to spend an afternoon at Whitefish which was about 30 minutes west of Glacier. We had lunch at the resort on the lake and you could see many huge mansions, up in the mountains, on the other side of the lake. They told us many movie stars and athletic stars have homes there. We also spent time in downtown Whitefish. I had the best (homemade) huckleberry ice cream cone I have ever had there. That little ice cream store was the busiest place there!
It was fun to get back in my craft room and start designing again. This is a card I started before going and vacation and finished it up today. The pretty flowers were made from flower dies from two different Marianne Designs doily packages, each with a different size flowers (you get one doily and one flower in each package). The larger flower comes with the doily in the "LR0168" package and the smaller flower is in the doily package "LR0169". There are two layers of the larger flower and one small flower in the center for these dimensional flowers. They were cut out using a "mustard" color card stock and sponged on the ends with a rust ink. The stamen is a punched "Large Sky Flake". The pretty leafy swirls are the Marianne Designs "Forest Branch" (LR0150). Three different sizes of Cheery Lynn Leaves from two different packages of leaves (D134) and (D136) were die cut and placed under the flowers.