Sunday, August 21, 2011

Bloggers Challenge - Sketch

Good morning bloggers,

I am a little late with my Bloggers Challenge, but I have a good excuse.  We were up in NH camping this past week and only got home yesterday evening.  If you've ever been camping (not with an RV) you know that this means tons and tons of laundry and a lot of unpacking upon the return.  I took a break from that and made up this cute little camping themed card.  This is for 2 challenges.  The first is the weekly bloggers challenge hosted by Lisa Somerville.  You can see the details here and play along if you like.

The other is a challenge I've never participated in before.  It is the Cat's Pajama's weekly challenge and they wanted us to use felt.  I just got this camping stamp from TCP on Monday and knew it was perfect for the sketch challenge and the felt challenge.

So this card uses PTI brown & kraft cardstock, PTI brown and linen felt,and a DSP from SU (retired.)  I stamped the image on the felt using stayz on and then cut him out.  I cut his belly out of the darker brown felt and added a layer of brown felt for the scallop edge.  I stamped and cut out the marshmallow on the stick and the camp fire and colored them with prisma color pencils and added stickles.  I clear embossed the sentiment 'I'm a happy camper' on the bottom.

I hope to get a lot of use out of this stamp set.  We love to camp so I hope to make several camping themed cards.  What about you?  Are you the type that loves to camp at the Holiday Inn, an RV or do you really rough it in a tent?  We are in between the RV and the tent.  This past trip we were at Chocorua Camping Village up by North Conway NH.  They have a section that is very private called Woanake Cabins.  These are rustic cabins with no electricity but cold running water, propane stove, propane fridge and an outhouse.  The cabins are all lake front and very peaceful.  I loved it. We brought Matthiue, our french exchange student.  He was probably wondering if we lost our minds.  We packed up almost the whole house, drove for 3 hours and then slept on a cot and used and outhouse plus - no wifi! 

Below are some photos:  

Here is 'forgotten dog' Joey.  He is always so afraid he'll be left behind.  This time he climbed in the trunk!!
This is our cabin in the woods.  It was so sweet.

This was the view from our cabin.  There is a fog on the lake the burned off each morning but was beautiful to see in the early morning light.
We went hiking our first day.  We made it almost to the top of the Mt. Chocorua.  The last .5 miles was very rugged and after hiking up 3.3 miles to a nice spot with a view, we decided we were done and hiked down.

I was very sore the next day (actually still today too) but the rest of the gang was just fine.

It was nice to be away from the chores and addictions of home.  No wifi meant time by the campfire talking, playing games (Yahtzee and poker), reading, swimming and overall relaxing.  We had great weather and it was nice to hear the sounds of nature.

We also played disc golf (much harder than it may appear but if you have a sense of humor - quite fun) and, of course, mini-golf.  Sarah was so excited to be the winner.  She rarely beats her dad or brother in anything golf related and she was gloating!!!

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you have a great day. I'll be back tomorrow with my 'MFT' challenge card.


Kimberly Gajewski said...

LOVE the PJ Bear made from felt, Linda! Simply adorable! Looks like everyone had a great time camping! :D

wrapknot said...

what a great trip! i do not camp, but can appreciate the 'unplugged' thrill of being away.

Karen said...

"Hey there, Boo Boo! The ranger's not gonna like the fire in the forest!"

Fun pictures and stories about camping. (I prefer reading about it...)

Aaarggghh - yer crew looks like they had a mighty fun time! Great photo!

Lisa Somerville said...

Fab use of the sketch! Love the added felt bear! Looks like everyone had a wonderful time camping!

BarbaraW said...

Cute camping scene. Great idea to do the bear in felt. Sound like a wonderful time camping...but give me the Holiday Inn.

Marjie Kemper said...

Love the bear roasting a marshmallow.... too cute! Looks like a great time was had by all and the view is breathtaking.

Ida said...

Cute! Love your felt bear (so fun).
Great family photo's too. I especially liked the Pirate photo.