Friday, July 10, 2009

New Mexico Meets Morocco

Hi everyone! This week has flown by faster than most. It's already Friday...again.

I've had a fun few days though. Tina (Travelingmama) selected my picture of Taos Pueblo for her Traveler's Inspiration Challenge:{two}. She asked me to create a project based on my photo. Thanks, Tina! This was fun.

I call this card "New Mexico Meets Morocco" since I used BasicGrey's Marrakech paper for the skyline and Tina lives in Morocco. Beside the kraft paper, I used items I've never used or haven't used in years (thanks for the push, Kristina!). I've had the Pueblo-style house stamp for years. I bought it in Santa Fe. I think I've only used it once to make house-warming invitations for my cousin. I made this card for my Aunt Ruby who lives in Taos. She has Parkinson's disease and is not very mobile anymore. She loves receiving my cards. While she doesn't have a Pueblo-style home, she does have a ladder next to her house like the one in the image I used.

Here's a photo collage from that January day in 2006. (I need to scrap these photos.) Elmo was on vacation with us. He went everyone, like a Flat Stanley.

I LOVE this place! It's normally buzzing with tourists (I like being a tourist in my own hometown), but we got it to ourselves that day. It's doesn't look it, but it was so cold that day. We wanted to buy some of their famous fry bread, but even Cruzcita was not there frying her famous bread. Kalino was almost 2.5 yrs old. For some reason, he didn't want to leave. In the last panel of the collage you can see him crying. His first language was Spanish, so he was crying "mas pueblo, mas pueblo" (more pueblo, more pueblo). He was mad we had to leave. Poor little guy. If you are ever in New Mexico, visit Taos. You will love it!

Card Ingredients
Stamps: Pueblo-style house (Stamp of Excellence), sentiment (Heidi Grace)

Paper: Kraft (SU!), Marrakech paper (BasicGrey)
Ink: VersaMark
Tools: Embossed curve punch (EK Success), craft knife
Other: clear embossing powder, ribbon (BasicGrey), foam tape


Ann said...

I saw this pic this morning, and my head is already buzzing with possibilities! Gorgeous card!

claudia shadler said...

wow! super cute photos, lovely! Love the travelling challenge! How awesome, I totally want to play! Awesome cards, that pueblo looks adorable! where did you get it? is it a stamp?

Clouds :D

Sam said...

Wow, Anthonette...thanks so much for a gorgeous inspiration photo this week. It is beautiful! Your card is equally so. It really evoked the feel of the photo, and inspired me to create as soon as I saw it!

Have a great weekend,

cal8007 said...

Hey, I love your NM card. Thanks for sharing!

Carmen from El Paso, TX

Sarah-Jane Kalé said...

Gorgeous card Anthonette, and BEAUTIFUL photo. It was a fabulous inspiration piece.
Thankyou so very much for sharing it with us.

xx Sarah said...

Beautiful card...this village looks amazing...never got a chance to visit...yet...

Dotty Jo said...

Great pictures Anthonette, and I love the card that you made for your Auntie - she will love it and she'll appreciate that you are thinking about her all the time. Your little boy is such a heartbreaker, just beautiful! Thanks for sharing, better go and make my card for Tina's challenge now! Jo x

Randee E said...

All of your photos are gorgeous. before I read the post I said to myself, "I've seen this in a picture by Ansel Adams!" Nice to see it in color too :0) That sky is GORGEOUS! Thanks for sharing

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wendy said...

thanks so much for your sweet comment anthonette! i'm so glad you enjoyed the flower tutorial. how funny that you are so close by in milpitas!

Lydia Fiedler said...

OMG - I couldn't breathe when I saw this!! New Mexico is my soul homeland. I love it so much. You captured it!!!