Monday, September 25, 2006

Managed some creative time today!

Well I managed to get some creative time in today. But unfortunately, I can not share it with you yet. I am part of a calendar swap with some other ladies on a list that I belong to called CST(Canadian Stamp Talk). There are 12 per group and each of us have to make 13 of one month. I am doing November for my group. We all send in our 8 1/2 X 11 sheets and the organizer adds the calendar dates and has them bound. I am quite excited to be apart of this swap. It is a lot of work, but it is something different for me. I was a little nervous at first. I am use to working on 5 1/2 X 4 1/4 cards, so trying to fill a 8 1/2 X 11 sheet was a little intimidating at first. But I think I am happy with the end result...hopefully everyone else likes November!!

I did some browsing of some more blogs today. Man! There sure are a lot of talented people out there. I am so happy that Nancy has shown me this whole world of blogging. Thanks, Nancy! I have added a few of my favorites on my blog. If you get a chance definitely check them out!

Since I don't have anything creative to show you today, I will leave you with a beautiful pics instead. Aside from the stamping taking pics is a love of mine. Mine are simply 'for fun' just for me pics, but I like them. Here a few of my favorites from our summer holiday to bc this year...

Can't remember the name of this is just before the BC border near the 'Natural Bridges'. We have never seen it this strong before. It was awesome!

Now this one is truely amazing! This was in a store at the Coombes Market...if you have never been to Coombes(Vancouver Island) you must go! This is where you will find the Goats on the Roof Market. It is great! Anyway, this carving was in a store at the Market. They have tons of these carvings that are shipped in from China. Most of them are just stumps that are carved into chairs. This one was sitting in the middle of the store. When we came upon it we were awestruck! It brought me chills. You can not get the full feel from this photo, but the workmanship is truely amazing. We asked if we could take a photo of it and also asked how much it was. Allen said that it was probably out of our price range and the lady told us it was out of pretty much anyone's price range. It was over $100,000!! Absolutely beautiful though.

This would be Bridal Falls. We have been to the campground(Camperland) for the past few years now. Definitely one of our favorite campgrounds!

Okay not sure what these are but they reminded me of something from Maui. This was at Minter Gardens just past Bridal Falls. I highly recommend it. It is a beautiful gardens and the price is not too bad.

Okay now here is one of our favorite places to be on the Island...Long Beach. I know its no Maui, but its the closest we can come for right now. Love the ocean!

Here is another love of mine...nature. Another reason I love the Island so much. Allen was teasing me about the pictures I took on this holiday. 'very artsy' he said...and why do we have so many dam pictures of trees!! Sorry can't help it...the true definition of beauty!!

1 comment:

Nancy said...

Beautiful photos, Trace!!!!!