I hope you are enjoying the first few days of October! My husband and I ushered the month in with a "bucket list" 4-wheeler ride as far as the trail goes up the Boulder River, south of Big Timber, MT. My grandparents were residents of Big Timber most of their lives and I have so many memories of that town, their house and the Boulder! I was overwhelmed with warm fuzzies and sentiment this past weekend as we rumbled up the trail. As with most of our jaunts into the high country, we always see abandoned cabins. I think most of the time these are associated with some sort of mining operation from the 1800's or early 1900's but I am always amazed that anyone thought it was a great idea to live so remotely. I kept thinking how spoiled I am, we all are, with the modern convenience we have and how quickly our mood goes south when things are perfect, like no cell service or being out of something we can easily get at the grocery store. I think all their time was focused on survival and probably very little was devoted to pleasure, let alone "art" or "crafting". I guess I just got a heavy dose of perspective this past weekend!
I do have a card today! This was a popular one at a recent card buffet I just held. It features a great stamp set from the Annual Catalog and the reverse side of some Christmas Designer Series Paper from the Holiday Catalog. Don't be afraid to stamp on DSP! If it's light enough and your ink color is dark enough, it produces lovely results! Here's my card:
This card is simple and focused on Joy and the birth of Jesus. I love that in a Christmas card!
Speaking of Designer Series Paper, there is a promotion going on for the month of October!
That's right! Buy three packs and get one free! Our DSP is top quality, designs on both sides and you get 2 sheets of six different designs in each pack. Check out the store to see all the options. For this promotion, Specialty Designer Series Paper and Paper stacks do not qualify.
You can order yourself online (the order will come directly to you) or you can place an order with me-- your choice! You can also take advantage of this offer as many times as you would like in October!
I'll leave you with a couple of pictures of the end of the trail that so inspired me this weekend!
Have a great Monday!