I started another new baby card on Wednesday night, and had planned to finish it first thing yesterday morning...but we got seriously sidetracked yesterday (a little more on that later) so I've only just finished it now.
I decided to use this week's Colour Throwdown #24 for my colours:
I don't have any Baja Breeze, as it has not been released in Australia yet...so I have substituted Soft Sky instead. This is my card:
It may be a bit hard to see in this image, but I have put dots of Crystal Effects on the darker dots on the butterfly wings, and in the centres of the little flowers on the Confetti Cream background layer.
Cardstock: Soft Sky, Mellow Moss, Whsiper White and Confetti Cream cardstock
Paper: Stampin' Up! Spring Silhouettes Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Papertreyink Butterfly Kisses and Stampin' Up! Nursery Necessities
Inks: Soft Sky and Basic Black
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Crystal Effects, Stampin' Up! Wireworks Silver (retired), Ticket Corner Punch, Crystal Effects, Papertrey Ink Leaf Ribbon, SNAIL, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Styled Silver Hodgepodge and Designer Label Punch
Techniques: Two-step stamping
...now, back to our big day yesterday! My hubby bought a secondhand trailer sailer over Christmas and he has been tinkering with it for the last week:
Finally, it was ready to go so off we went to Lake Burley Griffin at about 9 am. Launching it into the Lake was harder than it should have been due to no fault of the boat (no names, no court cases ;-). While my husband was thigh deep in water struggling with the boat, a complete stranger came up, put on his waders and went in too and together they managed to get the boat off the trailer. Then a second stranger helped me tie it to the pier while hubby was extracting the car and trailer from the lake (the kids were still in their car seats...we didn't want to have to worry where they were while we were negotiating the boat ramp etc). It was so nice to meet some lovely people who were only too happy to help and chat.
We got the kids done up in their groovy life jackets:
Then we got them and all our stuff aboard (talk about packing the kitchen sink), and away we went. We had some lunch, sailed around a bit, stopped at the National Museum where I got some icecreams, sailed a bit more then decided it was warm enough for a swim....so we chucked out the anchor then followed it overboard:
I even went in (darn, we don't have any shots of that big event ;-) and the water temp was BEAUTIFUL!
After swimming we had afternoon tea, had a little rest then took the boat to its new mooring. We didn't get home until almost 6 pm, but it was a fabulous day! Everyone slept REALLY well last night.
Thanks for visiting :-).
Have a great day,
PS. Thank you so much for all the wonderful messages I got regarding my Design Team selection. They are really appreciated!