Hello everybody! I hope that you all had a wonderful weekend full of summer fun! I am on my last day of a four day weekend and just hanging out in the craft studio making a card to share with you. My theme for today is the ocean.... Friday DH and I went for a marvelous, relaxing, wonderful drive to the Point Reyes National Seashore. We spent the entire day driving, talking, exploring and taking pictures. No TV, no internet, and, practically no people.
I love the ocean. Really love the ocean. It is my favorite place to be. Sometimes I even get a physical longing to be near the sea. The fresh air, the fog, the cold, the sand, the smell. All of it. One day when I win lotto I will buy us a home by the sea. Until then, I am very lucky that it is just a short drive away. I took a lot of pictures on Friday (no surprise right?) and the pictures inspired me to make an ocean card this morning!
I found paper in the lightest shade of beach-glass green. I cut out the words with my Cricut and glued them onto my background paper. (This idea was totally inspired by this post from Heather Nichols) Yes, this did take forever...and required tweezers! I love the end effect though!
I made the coral about five different colors and ultimately ended up using a green ink that matched the paper exactly. I added a few light green blings and mounted the top piece with foam tape. This card matches my mood. :-)
Here are (some of) my ocean pictures from Friday. I hope you enjoy them! This first one is from North Beach.
This pretty algae is the other inspiration for my card. Not the color, but the shape and texture, made me get out that coral stamp. I loved how everything in this picture was in shades of tan, white, and stone. It was so pretty.
This is Point Reyes Lighthouse. You have to walk about 1/2 a mile out and then walk down 300 stairs to get to it. I wasn't feeling up to the trek, but DH went and he took this awesome photo!
Drake's Beach inhabitants!
The drive itself is lovely and peaceful...Isn't this a pretty house?
All over the area there are working dairy farms that have been here for hundreds of years.
Happy cows come from California!
The rest of the pictures are my favorite flower pictures from the day.
And finally...the lovely San Francisco Bay!
DH makes these great videos of trips for us and he made one for me to share today. It's about three minutes long and has more of the ocean pictures...set to music.
I hope that you have a wonderful week! Thank you for popping by today - you make me happy!