....You see, my Studio Calico kit and all the extras I piled on was about to land on my doorstep, along with the threat of torrential and long overdue rain. I left a desperate note for my usually cranky UPS person and a large plastic bag. How awful would it be to arrive home to a sopping wet box of ruined paper & such? I got queasy at the thought! Luckily, the rain held off and the UPS person bagged the box and tucked it into a protected area. Whew!
So I worried for no reason, all the way to Elysburg, PA.
This is a huge, old-timey vintage amusement park in eastern PA called Knoebel's. It's up on a mountain in the middle of nowhere. Once you leave the interstate, this is what you see for half an hour:
The park opened in 1921 and they've been adding rides ever since. It's huge and some of the attractions are original vintage rides. Here's the old Whipper, looks like it's from the 50's:scrapbookers dream!
I don't know if it's the camera I'm using or what, but lately, I just love taking photos in amusement parks and at fairs. I love the colors and the potential to shoot motion. Here are a couple of my attempts to play with the shutter speed:
That's my hubby up there at the top/middle of the photo.
(I'm not a fan of 'spinny' rides.)
So back to reality, the challenge for The Studio design team finalists has been issued.
Scrap about the bravest thing you have ever done. Have you taken a big risk in your life? Did it pay off? And THEN... make a card from the scraps left over from creating your page!
hmmm....brave is not a word I would use to describe myself. I've done superficially 'brave-ish' things, but I think I need to dig deeper here. Whatever I decide, it's due by Thursday. On Friday voting will begin for 3 team spots. I'll be sure to blog a reminder so you can have a look at what I came up with, along with the other 7 finalists. Can't wait to see what those talented ladies make with this challenge.
By the way, you are welcome to play along - I'd love to see what you come up with, too :)