Sunday, August 25, 2013

OWH #187 Miss You Colorado

Best wishes to everyone this Sunday evening.  I hope everyone had a great weekend.  My DH and I took a weekend trip around Western Colorado, making a big loop south from Grand Junction, to a micro brew beer festival in Ouray, then drove back home via a historic, scenic route through old gold and uranium mining country.  

Our son, now stationed in San Antonio, is a Western Colorado boy through and through.  We thought of our numerous family trips while we drove this weekend.  I know my son misses Colorado greatly, thus, the Miss You card for this week's sketch at Operation Write Home.  

I learned a new cool trick, although by accident.  When I put my solid cardstock through the embosser, I ended up with a sanded effect on the raised portions.  Apparently, when one uses colored cs with a white core, one gets the sanded effect.   Not quite what I intended, but I like the effect.

Chillin and Grillin Festival, Ouray, CO

Hanging Flume over looking the San Miguel River
Built in 1889 -A hanging "water canal" built along the sides of the rock
formation, to carry water up top to a gold mining camp.
(see dead center,  wooden remnants of the flume)

DP:  Ki Memories "Argyle" 6x6
EF:  Lifestyle Crafts "Chain"
Sentiment:  computer generated


  1. I love these bright colors together. Love your white core tip!

  2. I like the patterned papers you put together on this card. Thanks for sharing the pictures too - I would love to see more of Colorado some day.

  3. Great card! Everything coordinates well together. Thanks for sharing photos! Being from the Northeast we don't get to see very much of majestic mountains.

  4. Such a happy looking card! Well done! The festival looks fun, especially happening at the base of such awesome mountains. Thank you and your family for our service to our country. :)