Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Polka Dot Thankful Card

AHS 265 Barb Derksen_thumb[2]

Sneaking in another card, basing it on Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #265.  I took liberties to make the one layer a bit wider and place the narrower bit over toward the left, it all just “fit” better for me.  I made a base out of this fun grey and white polka dot paper vrom Pebbles inc – a Jen Hadfield 6 x 6 DP pad.  I used the sentiment included inside the block too, then repeated the theme with a fun polkadot layered die cut flower.   Die cut by Dienamics.  I used more dies by Simon Says Stamp and Spellbinders to make a lacy backdrop to the sentiment.  My final touches were the sequin in the middle of the bloom and then finished it all with three small white gems by Studio Katia. 

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Haynes Point (Swiws) Provincial Park, Osoyoos BC

Our town, Osoyoos, is OPEN!  Despite all the media coverage of the floods the waters have since retreated and even when things were at their worst…

Osoyoos Lake Flood May 2018_thumb[3]

Walkway lakefront by Watermark, Osoyoos BC

The first photo was taken a few nights ago when the weather had cheered up again, this bottom one was taken last Thursday when our lake was really high.  You might have a squint in the water about half way up these tree trunks, this is a small retaining wall where the sand for the swimming beach is. The water was quite high, but even then, Osoyoos has been open for business, for living and touristing.  Yes, there have been homes and people adversely impacted and there has been loss of property – but our community is amazing and its been very much neighbor helping neighbor and help come in from inside town and out.  The downtown core is still vibrant and not only waiting to serve you – but needing you to come visit!  There’s still great restaurants, wineries, shops and even Rattlesnake Canyon open for you and your children to come play.  There are campsites open despite what you may hear.  I read where one campsite only had three spaces taken this long weekend, that’s a huge loss for the town and owners.  So… come visit! 

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