Friday, August 24, 2012

Happy Birthday Trinity!

 Ok, don't faint for this is my third posting within a week! Ialso made it around to a few blogs and let me tell ya - I have some very talented frineds! I am aways blown away from all the fabulous creations and techniques everyone uses.
We are still on our vacation in Florida and having a blast! Wednesday we went parasailing! What an awesome experience and totally different then what you can imagine. You sit on the back of the boat with your legs straight and the leather seat is under you. You hold onto the straps and up and away you go!! It wasn't scarey at all and very peaceful. DH and I went up together and when we were at 800 feet we were able to talk as if we were in a very quiet room. The view was awesome - we spotted some sharks chasing a spool of fish, manatee's and a HUGE turtle. Being so high we were able to see the intercoastal waterway and ocean at the same time. Awesome! Yesterday we we did a Segway tour of Cape Canaveral. A segway is a motorized scooter that you stand on and it is soooo much fun. I will post a photo of it below. We went shopping in Cocoa Beach, Airboat in the St,.James River and seafood dinner in Melbourne! It was one awesome day. After we came home I wanted to ride the bikes we rented and was having a blast until I went over the handle bars:( Thank goodness it was night and no one saw me. I only scraped by elbow and knee and today there was no pain at all. Tomorrow on the way home we have a one hour reservation in an open cockpit biplane!! Oh Lord, I am so excited. We can request acrobatic flying where they roll the plane, fly upside down and a few other things but hubby gets motion sickness very easily and I don't want him throwing up all over me! No, j/k I really don't want to make him sick. It took a lot just to talk him into going up at all with me!
My card below was created using a Saturated Canary digi stamp for my granddaughter, Trinity's 11 year birthday on August 3. She is growing up to be a very fine young lady and so proud of her.  I colored SC digi with Copics and there will be a tutorial on coloring transparent balloons in the next issue of  "Through The Door Magazine"
This is what a Segway looks like
A lot of fun to ride. You steer it by leaning your body slightly forward, left or right and very easy to do. I would buy one except they cost $7,000.00 for the kind I would want.. Ummmm I don't think so!



Penny said...

Oh, my, Colleen! This is just adorable! You colored this sweetie beautifully, and I love the sparkle on the balloons!
You sound like you are having a blast! I am happy for you! Everybody deserves a fun vacation! But I wouldn't be going up in that plane with you if I was your hubby. No way, Jose! You are a much braver person than I am. One helicopter flight was enough to keep me out of the sky except for commercial flying! :^)

Catherine said...

This is such a beautiful card Colleen ! Your granddaughter must have loved it ! So glad you enjoy your vacation ! Have a lovely week-end my friend ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

Teresa Arsenault said...

Colleen, I was thrilled to see that you had entered a card into the challenge at Avadares. Thanks for playing.
And speaking of playing, it sounds like you are doing a lot of that. The para-sailing sounds wonderful - minus sighting the sharks; that would freak me out.
So glad you are having a wonderful vacation.
Blessing hugs,

Anne Fenton said...

What a beautiful card Colleen...I'm sure your Granddaughter was thrilled. Thanks for sharing with Avadares challenges. Huggz Anne

Carla S. said...

Beautiful card for your granddaughter, Colleen! Love the cute image and all the sparkle! Enjoy the rest of your well-deserved vacation and safe travels back home!

Payne Holler Cards said...

oh my your card is such a cutie! coloring is flawless!! perfect for the birthday girl.
WOW do you have guts or what! I would never do that plane thing...barf would be everywhere LOL
you make para-sailing sound fun - so glad your vacation was a blast (minus the bike ride)
get home safe and sound,

Linda Palmer said...

Beautiful card. I love all the sparkle, your beautiful coloring and who doesn't love SC images. Beautiful design too!

sassy said...

wow what a stunning card fab colours too..thanks for joining in with us at crafty catz..hugs sassyx

Margaret said...

Hey, Colleen, nice to see you over here. Love your card. Thanks for joining us at Avadares for this challenge.
Margaret, DT

Monica said...

What an interesting post that was, Colleen - thanks for sharing all the fun stuff you have been upto... Parasailing sounds fun and the next time we go holidaying, I may give it a try. And seeing those sharks from a safe distance must have been quite an experience. Hope your open cockpit ride is thrilling for both of you.
Thanks for the comforting words about the medicine. Felt better reading it.
This card for Trinity (what a meaningful name) is just sooooooo pretty. She will LOVE it. The image is so lovely with the balloons.


Berni Cuttino said...

She is gorgeous, coloring is off the charts. Hugs big Sis.
Thanks so much for your beautiful comments. Hugs

Dawn @ LilyPinkScraps said...

Such a gorgeously pretty card, I'm sure your gdaughter will absolutely love it :) So glad you're having such a fun vacation - parasailing is so amazing isn't it and what an incredible viewpoint of ocean life you had!

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