September 4, 2012

CCC #8 - Family & Dynamic Duos #18

It's week #9 at CASology and this week our cue word is:


I went through a list of things I love to do with my family.  When the kids were younger we spent every single summer camping.  I am admittedly a princess, I don't do tents.  However, I love camping, as long as I am able to take my washroom, bed and air conditioner with me!  On separate trips we have traveled right across Canada, up to northern Ontario, across the north west states, to Iowa, Illinois, Florida, and South Carolina in our travel trailer.  We don't have it anymore, our family got too big for it and our summers these past few years have been very rugby dominated.  There are lots of good memories of camping, so my card for this week features the theme of camping.


My focal image is a digi image from Market Street Stamps from their Block Party in June.  I didn't get to play along, but I had to use this adorable camper image.  I coloured my image with Copics in the red which was one of the original colours that the Shasta Camper came in all those years ago.  I debossed my focal panel using the Linen & Canvas Impression Plate from Papertrey Ink.  It is one of my favourites but it does not ever photograph well for me.

I may not have quite enough green on my card but I am also entering this card over at Dynamic Duos for challenge #18.  Just check out the curtains! ;)



Head on over to CASology today to learn what the `cue card`means to you, how you can play along and see the all the cards created by the Design Team to inspire you.

Don`t forget to visit the blogs of the other members of the Design Team:
Tracey McNeely (that`s me)

and this week's Guest Designer Debbie (winner of CCC #7 - GREEN)

I can't wait to see what FAMILY means to you!

Cardstock: Pure Poppy, White (Papertrey Ink)
Stamps: Digital Camper (Market Street Stamps)
Impression Plate: Linen and Canvas (Papertrey Ink)
other: Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers), Assorted Copic Markers, Elephants in Cherry Trees font from the Internet


30 comments :

Lisa said...

How CUTE is this! LOVE the little green curtain Tracey, super card. Thanks for playing along with us at Dynamic Duos!

Deanna Jean said...

I grew up camping almost every weekend in the summer. Such great memories. We had a trailer that looked kinda like this at one point. Super cute card.

Joyce said...

What a fun card. I really like that retro looking camper. Those camping memories sound like fun. I am not a camper at all, but my girls love that sort of thing (nature, dirt, etc.).

Lynn said...

I am a princess right along with you Tracey :) Yet again...another thing we have in common :) Love this sweet camper!

Virginia L. said...

How perfect for the challenge, Tracey! Great colors and design! Love the camper image...and like you, I don't do tent well, but I think I would love Glamping (glamorous camping!!).

Karen Nutkins said...

Lovely, fun card. We went camping once. It threw it down all week, and the tent leaked. Never again!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Great story and great take on the challenge, as always, Tracey! And your sweet little lime curtains for the DD challenge, brilliant!!

LeAnne said...

Oh I remember this little camper---so perfect for the CAS challenge and I think you have just the right amount of both colors for the Dynamic Duo! I have to chuckle at today's RVS......quite modern, not at all like the old days!

Melissa said...

I too have fond memories of camping! As a girl, we had a camper and spent a good many family trips camping together! After I got married, DH and I did quite a bit of backpacking and tenting! Now...not so much. It's a lot of work with 3 little boys and our bodies seem to scream if we spend a night on the ground! LOL! Must be getting older or something?! :)

Love this adorable image and the way you colored it! The added texture is a really nice touch and I love the font of your sentiment!!!

Ardyth said...

The words fun and camping trip do not go together for me, lol!, but I love this card - the retro feel of the trailer with that small pop of green is really cool!

Allisa said...

Your card is too cute, love the embossing plate you used! Thanks for playing with us at Dynamic Duos!

Kara said...

So cute!! Love the little green curtains!

Rosemary said...

what a fun card, tracey... love the little travel trailer!!

Karen Aicken said...

What a fun card and I enjoyed reading your camping story. Love those green curtains. Thanks for playing at Dynamic Duo's this week!
Cheers, Karen

Lesley said...

So fun and cute! Love the retro look Tracey! Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos!

Jen W. said...

That is one funky trailer! Love the touch of green on the curtains. And I'm with you - not much of a tent and roughing it kind of gal! :)

Benzi said...

Your little camper is just too cute and I'm sure it brought back a flood of fun memories as you made this card.

Marybeth said...

You will always have your camping memories ! Love your card and the way you were able to use the colors.

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

I love this - and nothing says "family" like a camper!

laughadaisy said...

Cool card. ;-) I think that little pop of green is just enough. I love your card, but I also loved hearing about your fun times as a family. Isn't that what life is all about?? Glad you could join Dynamic Duos this week. ;-)

Jen said...

There's nothing quite like camping is there? Even if you've brought the bed, air conditioner and washroom with you, it's still camping in my book!

Patrice said...

Great job with the colors - that little trailer is too cute!

JD said...

Cute card!

carol (krillsister) said...

Love that lil camper. I myself was a tent camper when the kids were little. Now when we camp it's at a lodge. hehe.

Kelly Griglione said...

What a stylish camper you made with those green curtains! I would love to camp with my family like we used to when I was a kid. Sadly, I don't think anyone would be able to make it through. Cute card, Tracey!

Renee said...

Adorable!!
Love that little camper with it's fabby green curtains!
And not much of a camper here...
hubby ruined it when he put me on some tree roots...
and yes!
I still bring that up every chance I get...
usually when he's mentioning camping! :)

Jean said...

I have many fond memories of camping when I was kid, however I doubt my parents felt the same way! What a fun image of a camper ~ Love your green curtains!

Susie said...

My parents loved to camp ~ me, not so much! Your camper is a great image that recalls (for many) the joy of outdoor vacations ~ perfect family time!

Michelle said...

Fun image you used and perfect for the theme!

Judy1223 said...

I'm with you, camping in my definition involves a bed, a bathroom, and air conditioning if possible! I love your card and the story behind it. I do think of vacation when I think of "family" and I love the sweet camper you used on your card. Perfect CAS design!