Monday, July 12, 2010

My hometown

Good morning!

So it's Monday and that means it is time for a new MM challenge over at the CA&Friends blog and this week Barbara is hosting and she wants to see cards representing your hometown. I took this as a fun opportunity to create an entire scene using Sunshine Anya as the star of the show. :)

I've lived in the Chelan valley in Washington state most of my life. Lake Chelan is a 55 mile long glacier made lake that winds it way through the Cascade mountains. Most of it is inaccessible by roads and is heavily forested but down at the end you will find my little hometown. It's a beautiful place and because of that we get a lot of summer tourism from vacationers looking for sunshine and the clear blue waters of the lake. I even spent my summers working at the city RV park/campground when I was in college so I thought it would be cool to give Anya her own little motor home to stay in while she visits... I just didn't see her as a tent camping kind of girl, LOL!
Right now she's just waiting for Ian to pull up in the boat with some of their Wild Sprout friends for a day of water skiing and knee boarding. Anya has been practicing staying up on the one ski so hopefully the Lady of the Lake (it's the big boat that takes people all the way up to Stehekin which is at the head of the lake) doesn't pass by creating the big waves that will knock her down . After that they plan on boating further up lake past 25 Mile Creek to Holden (an old mining site) where there have been reports of Sasquatch sightings. Anya has her Flip and is hoping to get some good footage to put on youtube. ;)

Yes, I admit it... I may have had a bit too much fun with this one but I couldn't help myself! I really hope that you all play along too because I'd love to see Anya or one of her friends visiting your hometown! :)

Later gators!
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and PTI
paper- Doodlebug (green), The Paper Patch (blue and brown)
stamp- The Greeting Farm (Sunshine Anya)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Colorbox creamy brown chalk ink
Jolee's rv/chair stickers
GinX alpha rub-ons
Copic Spica glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E21, E13, R20
hair- E35, E37, E39, E29
swimsuit- Y13, Y15, Y17, Y35, Y38, YR04
trees- G24, G28, G29

29 comments:

Joy said...

what a cute and inventive card! love this GF set! she is darling. great to know a little bit about you. sounds like a fun challenge. have a wonderful Monday!

Maria Therese said...

Lovely summe card and your coloring is awsome!!

Barbara said...

This is such a wonderful card! I love your colouring and all of the great details !

CraftyDee said...

LOVE your card Amy!! The details are fabulous and Anya sure has some good stories to share with her friends when she gets back to the farm ;-)

♥Rach♥ said...

Tough challenge but you made an adorable and super creative card!

Melissa S said...

Tooo cute!! She looks like she ready for a wonderful summer day! Love the back story!

Joyce said...

I love your blog and really enjoy all your cards and the little stories that go with them.
Keep them coming....very inspiring.

scrapn_momof2 said...

Oh Amy this one is adorable! Love the scene you have her in. Too cute!

Tasha said...

Wow Amy this is awesome, loving the scene you have created. Anya looks fabulous in her bathers!
love tasha xx

gobeagirl said...

Hi Amy. This card ist great! I love seeing Lake Chelan from Anya's eyes. I have to admit, I know each and everyone of those places by name. I too have pretty much lived in Washington most of my life. However, I have never ever been to Lake Chelan or Stehekin. Oh sure everyone else around me has gone to both and even boated or stayed at one of the resorts that you can only get to be boat. lol....What can I say, I live a very boring life. Anyway wonderful card, I love her chair and her motorhome. She is going to have so much fun visiting you. Hugs, Lisa

RiNNE said...

That is super cute, Amy! Now you got me thinking what I would do for my hometown! :)

I love the lake and mountain scene...that RV and chair are just perfect!

Sparkle said...

This is just adorable!

Berenice R. said...

Such a nice card! TFS Hugs :)

Danni said...

Oh how fabulous!!! Awesome card!

Juls said...

gorgeous! I love the whole scene you have created! Hugs Juls

Jodi said...

A very cute card Amy! It was nice to read a little about you too!!
She looks so cute with the scene you made for her.
Hugs
Jodi =)

donna mikasa said...

What a fun card with such an adorable little hometown scene! Love getting to know you, too!

Kris said...

Wow Amy!!! you worked this challenge fabulously!!! Awesome little summer scene!! Love it!

Alice Wertz said...

ahhh.... Anya is having a fun and relaxed vacation by the lake... how nice!! =) this is super duper cute and fun, Amy!! love her RV!!

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Stamping Cafe said...

Love all your wonderful details, Amy!! Such an awesome card, great to know you a little more too!!

sweet craf-tea chick said...

amy, this is the cutest little card! i love the little scene ~ adorable chair and RV :)! thanks for sharing and have a wonderful nite!! *hugs* steph :)

Kristy Young said...

This is such a cool card!! You are one clever gal Amy! Love it!
Kristy xx

Pam Varnell said...

This is adorable Amy and I just love her hair. You have such a creative imagination when you make your cards. Love it!!!

Kellie Winnell said...

WOW this is absolutely GORGEOUS as always and it was really nice to hear a little about your hometown too Amy TFS ;)
Hugs Kel xx

Sonia said...

Love the little chair and the Anya Stamp... Fabulous card!!

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Lisa Hjulberg said...

okay, not only is this FABULOUS, but now I want to visit your home town! It sounds spectacularly beautiful!!! Ah, what I wouldn't give for a vacation right about now...

Crafty Jenn said...

Oh yeah, been camping at Chelan. Your card captures your hometown scene very nicely.

Cute, cute!

<3 Jenn