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Thursday, August 4, 2016

Summer Camping.....

Hello everyone: We've never been camping on one of this fabulous trailers but, we've gone camping with our daughters when they were little and now, also with our  grandkids a few times and it's loads of fun. Aside from the mosquito bites, sleeping on the floor (which I don't think I can handle anymore), rainy days, muddy tents and warm food that turns cold the minute you serve it, being outdoors hiking and making S'mores under a sky full of stars is an amazing and unforgettable experience, the kids remember and so do grandma and grandpa so, when I saw the challenge over at Cupcake Inspirations with a theme of "THE GREAT OUTDOORS", I jumped in with this card. I'm also linking it to this new challenge I found called Paru's Card Making Challenges "August Challenge" with a theme of FAMILY, I hope this card fits the theme, after all, we all went camping as a family.   Here is my card.


Isn't that camper just adorable? I honestly can see my hubby and I renting or maybe even owning one of this campers and, after he retires, just traveling all over the good old USA. This is on top of my wish list, hope we can swing it one day.
But anyway, this sweet image is from a sadly retired Flourishes set called "S'more Fun", stamped onto Canson water color paper with Stazon ink and colored with SU markers with a bit of highlights and shadows done with Prismacolor pencils.
The pattern paper is from a retired line of Lili of the Valley DSP, when they announced they were discontinuing this products, I went a bit crazy and bought a bunch of pads of this wonderful ONE SIDED paper. The sentiment is from the set.
Here is a picture of the finished inside of my card.


The sentiment is from another retired Flourishes set called "On the Porch", I stamped it with Mermaid Lagoon distress ink and die cut it with a scalloped oval die, I think it looks really pretty.
Here is the photo that inspired my card.

I think this cupcake, with it's fire and toasting marshmallows is just to cute to eat.

Thank you for stopping by, until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.

Stamps I used.




18 comments:

Patti Willey said...

What a great card with a few old sets there! What an amazing camper an ol'e Streamline! Here's to a few more days of Summer!!

Maria A. said...

Oh Patti, don't you wish you could just take off and travel in one of these cuties? Just the perfect size for 2 fun loving people.
Thank you for stopping by, my friend.

Mary Fish said...

Gingham delight!

Ek Gorman said...

This is such a beautiful card. The coloring is just amazing. And yes I so want to go off an travel in a camper like that. I love how you used our theme of the Great Outdoors this week. Thank you for joining us at Cupcake
Inspirations
.

Maria A. said...

Thank you Mary, Gingham really goes beautifully with just about anything.

Jen Carter said...

Your camper is adorable! Love how you dressed it up! Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations!

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations, good luck!!! Amy DT

cm said...

Your fabulous camping-themed card makes me want to go on a road trip! The little camper is adorable...so much better than a tent *grin*! The gingham is such a charming touch! So glad to see you in the gallery for the Cupcake Inspirations *outdoors* challenge!
~carol

Maria A. said...

Thank you Ek, this image is really so inviting and makes you want to just get one of this campers and go on the road.

Maria A. said...

Thank you Jen, and I love playing with Cupcake Inspirations outdoor theme.

Maria A. said...

Thank you for stopping by, Amy.

Maria A. said...

Thank you CM, this is the way to go for me, I don't do tents anymore, LOL!!

Kamila Routsis * Life In Moments said...

Wonderful card! I really like your vibrant colours! Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations this week!
Kamila DT

Maria A. said...

Thank you Kamila, this is a wonderful theme challenge.

Indy said...

What a delightful scene! I love the summery colors, and I would definitely like to go camping in your lovely retro camper! So glad you shared at Cupcake Inspirations!
Debbie, DT Sweetie

Paru Mahtani said...

What a lovely card to remind one of family!!! Just love all the little details!
Thanks so much for playing Paru’s Card Making Challenges

Maria A. said...

Thank you Indy, taking a little vacation on a camper like this one, would be delightful, I hope you get to go some day.

Maria A. said...

Thank you Paru, so happy you stopped by.
Your challenge is a fabulous reminder of all the sweet memories one can make with our family.