Thursday, August 14, 2014

I just can't see


I stopped at TJ Maxx today, and saw that they had out a load of Fall candles, the ones that smell like baking or apples.  We still have at least a whole month left here of summer, and maybe even 6 weeks, but I do dream of fall colors and smells about this time of year ...

Today's card is posting on two different challenges

with a washi tape inspiration


with this sketch ...

Here is my card !

Very simple.

While Brie was playing in the Oregon Stroke Play tournament this week, Spencer spent one day with me.  We drove him out to his dad's job to drop him off, about a 20 minute drive.

As soon as we were in the car, we became the captain, the side captain, and Smee.  Oddly, Spencer had found a treasure map in the back seat of the car !

Here were his instructions ...

Drive over a river
Drive through the Conjet (which means Country in some strange Spencer language) of Henry
Pass a field with three roaming bison

which we followed, although when we did not find the field with three roaming bison
Spencer suddenly said
Oh no !  I have this map upside down !

We turned into the pirate golf shop, and walked into the shop, following Spencer.  But he soon returned to us, and complained

No dawdling !

And a man who was shopping said to us

Did he just say "dawdling" ????

oh yes, he certainly did

and that poor guy laughed himself silly.  Told us it made his whole day.

Yup that is Spencer, making everyone's day a little more joyful !!



  1. Love the use of washi and then putting it through an embossing folder. That accomplishes a few things by making great texture and pressing the washi in so it doesn't come up. Such a great card. Thanks so much for joining us at Try Stampin' on Tuesday. Hope we will see more of your nice work.

  2. Absolutely love this card Jan!!! Going to have to try your ideas!! Thanks so much for joining us again at JUGS!

  3. Stunning creation, just love those colours!

    Thank you for sharing with us Try Stampin on Tuesday this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  4. Wow, that is s pretty! I love the Washi Tapes, awesome designs. Great colors too! Thanks for joining us at Try Stampin' on Tuesday. Hope to see you again soon!

  5. Hi Jan, oh I'm back here again at "Chai Tea and Me! Yayness. Oh how I love the fall scented candles too. The Yankee Candle ones are my favorite, and I just bought some last week at good ol' TJ's for $12.99 each. A total bargain. The apple ones are my favorite too. Now, on to your beautiful card, a lovely holiday themed card it is. Love the gold tones. Thanks for joining us at Try Stampin' On Tuesday.