Friday, April 13, 2012

One Up, One Down

We've never been to Blowing Rock (a beautiful little town in the NC Mountains) so early in the year before.  Well, actually, I used to work in that area so I was up there in the winter and very early spring but typically the weather didn't allow for any leisurely strolls around the lake. This year, spring came early to all of us so on April 1 we enjoyed a day in the mountains.

The April fools joke was on us when we tried to find somewhere downtown to eat.  Most of the restaurants hadn't opened for the season.  Anyway we did some shopping and walked around Bass Lake.

Typically we see ducks and geese at the lake.  For the first time, we spotted this pair of swans.  So beautiful, we just had to get a picture.  It was their lunch time, too and they weren't very interested in posing.  Just when one swan would bring his head out of the water, the other would dive in!  I took photo after photo of one up, one down.  My husband thought it was too funny.  He took the camera finally and got them bathing which doesn't exactly show their best sides.  I did get the one good one of the two swans upright.

Originally, I was going to do this layout for a Two Peas challenge to use a series of shots - scrapbooking the outtakes as well as the 'good' one.  I just didn't get it done in time for the challenge.

Speaking of challenges, stop by for her scrapbooking weekend.  It has just gotten underway and will be all weekend with most things open for more than a week. If you are slow scrapper like me you need that. :-)

I've got lots of photos printed and many more queued up so I'm ready to go!  Let's have a fun, crafty weekend.

Ingredients:  Cardstock:  Crumb Cake from Stampin' Up!
DSP:  Campfire 8x8 pad from October Afternoon
Sticker:  Jillibean Soup
Thickers:  American Crafts
Font:  Blackjack
Stamp:  Dear Lizzy by American Crafts; ledger stamp from Office Accouterments by Stampin' Up!


  1. I love this story, Lisa. It sounds very comical! Nice layout, too. Thanks for letting us know about the scrapbooking weekend. I want to check that out. I'm ready, too. Taxes are finally over. Yippee!!!


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