Monday, June 14, 2010

Back home again

I made this card for neighbors of our  family farm in Galax, VA, we tried to have the boys fish in our pond but the brush had grown up so high we couldn't get to the bank. Chris decided he would ask the neighbor if we could fish at their pond and they were so wonderful. They let us borrow their polaris ranger, fishing tack, and bait. As we had only corn and bread for the carp in our pond. He stocks his pond full of bluegill, carp and bass. It was full of fish and Owen caught 4 nice fish! Chris had only met them once before, they were the sweetest couple. I find it very refreshing to meet wonderful, nice people in todays world.  I used the new house stamp and stamped it on various patterns and cut out to assemble the house. I used copic markers for the tree and the window sills. The background is a script stamp, stamped in black ink on kraft.All stamps are hero arts.

We arrived home yesterday, and had a wonderful time on vacation! The boys were so much fun and so good.  I had a little time to finally make a card while Wyatt took a nap. We had a hectic morning our oldest dog had a Chiropractor appt. Then our youngest dog went missing, which is very unlike him. He found us almost two years ago and doesn't ever go anywhere. I looked everywhere, finally made up signs started laminating them and thought I would look around the property again. I went back behind my office and he had squeezed under the stairs in the shade. It is brutally hot here and he did not want to be put up in the kennel where he goes every day. The only reason he has to be in there is he still chases my chickens and guineas. Owen and I were very happy to know he was okay! I am posting a few more pictures of our trip also.

Wyatt at Foscoe Mining Company, the boys got so dirt and had a blast panning for gems.
Owen's first fish he caught and our accommodations for the night the old milking parlor. It was really not bad at all, especially when the big storm hit later that night and we all stayed nice in dry!


  1. Love your card and I am sure they will appreciate it too, sounds like they were very nice! great pictures of the trip. Could Wyatt look any more like Chris than he does??

  2. Such adorable children you have, Tanya! Looks like a fun trip! Your card is wonderful...they'll love it! Welcome home! Glad you're back! :)