Sunday, March 21, 2010

While I was away...

Hi everyone! We're back from gorgeous Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, where we had a wonderful time! It was way too short a vacation, but it was so rejuvenating to my winter weary soul I am grateful to have had it at all! Take a look at a few of these gorgeous pictures:
The beach of course, was stunning. Crystal clear aquamarine water, soft tropical breezes and gentle swells felt so good in the sun.
Me and my sweetheart Jimmy, posing in front of the resort 'shops' doing a little shopping. We really had a fantastic time.

BUT, I did miss my hobby! One of the first things I did when we got there was to make sure we had internet access from our room, so I could make sure to place my order on Papertrey Ink's new release night! How obsessed is that?! I had gotten a gift certificate for my birthday the week before, so I had money burning a hole in my proverbial pocket. While I didn't miss the PTI party, I did miss out on Waltzingmouse Stamps blog hop. :-( I totally forgot to take pictures of my card so I could join in on the hop from Punta Cana. But, I am so fond of the card, and of course I couldn't resist Claire's beautiful shamrock digital drawing, so I'm sharing it with you all now.
Basic Grey's Origins collection was perfect for the St. Patrick's Day theme. I used quite a bit of Kraft cardstock to tone down all the green too. It's a very strong color.
I colored the image with my colored pencils, blended with some OMS, added some Stickles to sparkle things up a bit.

Hope you like it, thanks for visiting!

Stamps: WMS digital stamps
Ink: SU
Paper: Basic Grey, Heavenly White, PTI
Accessories: Spellbinders Labels 10/ovals dies, McGill punch, PTI scallop die, colored pencils, OMS, green pearls, twill ribbon, sheer polka dot ribbon, Stickles


  1. Looks like you have been to paradise. Great card as well.

  2. Beautiful colouring on your card, it's gorgeous! Lovely holiday pics too, wish it was summer! Pauline x

  3. It's an absolute dream!!! Glorious card!! Glad you both had a fab time!!!

  4. Gorgeous card! No wonder you wanted to post it! Your coloring is amazing! Your Punta Cana pics are beautiful as well. My friend and her family went there in January and they had a great time too!

  5. This card is just stunning and so are the pics of the beach, makes me so want to be there. The weather here today is cold and rainy,ugh.. But, on to the card, I love it and Im so glad that I happen to visit your blog..God Bless you and yours


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