Autumn Accents Flash Card for the Guys

Making cards for my hubby, Rich, is always hard for me.  I am just drawn to bright images, flowers or swirls… not very masculine.  And since Rich doesn’t golf, hunt, or fix up old cars, there weren’t a lot of stamps I could work with.

Autumn Accents Bigz die to my rescue!

Rich was just saying yesterday how much he loves the Fall and the cooler temperatures so I thought I would create a card for him today to brighten his day.  It’s the last day of his fiscal year and it is SO stressful.  I knew a card would make him smile.

Autumn Accents FLASH CARD - www.SimplySimpleStamping.comI used my Autumn Accents Bigz die and the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set.  That beautiful burlap ribbon is SO cool to play with!

Autumn Accents FLASH CARD - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com Autumn Accents FLASH CARD - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

Tomorrow I will be sharing a video on how to create today’s card.  I have a few fun tips and tricks to share with you so be sure to tune in!

WHAT I DID ON MY FALL BREAK

I thought I would also share with you a few pictures of what I was up to while I was on vacation.  Oh wow, how many of you stopped reading when you saw I was going to share vacation photos!  lol

Zion National Park - Angels Landing

Rich, myself, and our best friends the Paulsens, spent 4 days hiking at Zion National Park… the most beautiful place in the world!  The weather was hot but not unbearable and on Day 2 ,we were ready to take on the grand daddy of hikes – Angels Landing.  1,500 feet  of climbing in altitude that I wasn’t used to.  I’m not ashamed to say that about a quarter of the way up, I was in tears.  I wanted to finish the milestone SO badly but I was really struggling for air.  I finally hit a point where by body decided that I wasn’t giving in and so it decided to cooperate with me.

There are 2 landings on Angels Landing.  The first milestone was to make it to the top of the switchbacks.  Done.  Then you have to look straight ahead to see what comes next… this mountain that goes STRAIGHT up and wow, STRAIGHT down, if you’re not careful.

Zion National Park - Angels LandingZion National Park - Angels Landing - hiking with my friend Brenda Zion National Park - Angels Landing

You can see the chains that you use to hoist yourself up that bad boy!  It was scary and exhilarating all at the same time.  It was one of those bucket lists things and I knew I had to make it to the top.  The good news?  We did!

Zion National Park - Angels Landing - We made it!!! Zion National Park - Angels Landing - feeling like a super hero! Zion National Park - Angels Landing

Being silly and striking my “super hero” pose (I’m sure it was the lack of oxygen) but check out that view!  AHHH-MAZING!

What a great way to celebrate Rich’s birthday and one we won’t forget anytime soon!

Will I do this hike again?  Absolutely!  Tomorrow?  No.  🙂  Let my aches and pains heal first.

9 Responses to “Autumn Accents Flash Card for the Guys”

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  1. Carolee says:

    What an amazing adventure to have checked off of your bucket list. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Sandy Rodney says:

    You are one awesome lady, and you stamp, too!

  3. Ada Lou Fry says:

    Whow Good job connie. You are so adventurace. I am so proude to have you as my friend and mentor. You must have felt like you were on top of the world.

  4. Sharleen Luciano says:

    Happy Birthday Rich 🙂 that view looks amazing Connie.Well done for making it to the top 🙂

  5. stampwithbee says:

    Love your card and your pictures…way cool

  6. Mary Ann Huntington says:

    Ohhh this brings back so many memories. We used to hike years ago and boy do I remember the pain! Way to go Connie. Congratulations on your accomplishment and happy birthday Rich.

  7. Nancy Holland says:

    I Live in utah, have driven through zions but never hiked. Just gorgeous

  8. Christine St.clair-smith says:

    Congratulations to you all – what an achievement. On top of all that effort, the amazing scenery. Joyous

  9. pwilley21 says:

    Boy it’s incredible out West! Beautiful! Love his “man card” also! Happy Birthday Rich what a special one! You two look great!

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