Wednesday, November 3, 2021

A Walk in the Woods

 This is the perfect time of the year to take a walk in the woods in some parts of the USA.  We have been getting some much needed rain, but some days are a beautiful, sunny 70 degrees with slight breezes. Our challenge at Double D Challenge Blog is to use something on your card that you might see during a walk in the woods. Here is the great Mood Board to give you inspiration. 

I don't  know about you but that bear looks so peaceful in the field  of grass backed by trees.  I would love to see this as long as we had a great deal of distance between us.  My husband and I owned a party boat that we kept moored at Whiskeytown lake in Northern Colorado.  The lake was in the middle of a huge nature preserve filled with astounding sights.   Most of the time, we had a boat load of friends and family aboard, but several times a month we would escape by ourselves and enjoy the beauty of the lake that was filled with all types of nature.  Soaring eagles, egrets, deer, squirrels, and ducks were always there and we enjoyed watching the miracles of nature and just relaxing.  I loved getting into the water to cool off and just paddle around.  Steve always joined me but he was always ready to get back into the boat before I was. One day after he got back into the boat, he started whispering to me from the back of the boat. 

" Kath, get back in the boat."
" I'm not ready yet." 
"Get back in the boat."
He was rarely so forceful so I thought, I should probably get back in the boat.  To say he was unhappy with me does not describe the situation.  He then pointed out why he was so forceful.  Two baby bear cubs were swimming very close to me, and Mama, who was not happy, was following close behind. I never saw them, but they were so close that I was glad I was in the boat. 

I decided to use a Spellbinders  die set that I have had for awhile and not used.

If you join us for this challenge, you could win this cute Cottage Cutz die. 

Go over to the Double D Blog and check out some fabulous inspiration and then join us for the challenge. 


  1. Your card is just precious Kathy! Love the coloring on your die cut panel ... what a beautiful design! OMG I'm so glad Steve was able to get you convinced to get back on the boat ... could have really been a bad situation ... no one wants to tangle with a protective mama bear!! Yes, Mother Nature does some amazing work and I'm so glad you & Steve had so many wonderful times together enjoying it!! Have a great day my friend!

  2. Such a pretty and peaceful scene you have created! How fabulous that this theme brought back such good memories you had with Steve, though scary at the time I am sure, but what a story to tell, like Dar stated, you sure don't want to get between a momma bear and her cubs, whew! Take care my friend!

  3. Oh my goodness Kathy, what an amazing story!! Thank goodness Steve got out of the water when he did and that you did too! Your card is darling and I'm so happy that you shared that memory with us.

  4. Whoa! Your story took such a turn, from peaceful and serene to GET OUT OF THE WATER NOW! Steve must have been so panicked Yikes! Love the texture, looks like Birch Trees and how you framed in your sweet little doe, Great story, great card!

  5. I love looking at your cards and to see how you are so clever to put dies together. I also enjoy hearing about the adventures that you had with Steve. The ones where you got away to a relaxing place and enjoyed each other and the ones where you escaped a mama bear. Lol

  6. OMWord, Kathy, what a story! You sound just like me when it comes to loving nature and the outdoors and always staying in the water longer. Once in I never wanted to get out. That was a close call! This is the cutest die set. I adore what you did with it, right down to the little spots on the fawn. So darling!

  7. Beautiful card, Kathy! Love the embossed background and frame on this serene forest scene. What a memory too...I can't imagine how frightening it was for Steve to see mama bear so close by to you. Your lake trips sound like a "boat load" of wonderful memories.

  8. HOLY MOLEY!!!! You had me scared just reading about your adventure. I love hearing about all the fun things you and Steve did, you had quite the life together. You are a lucky woman, my friend. Your card is just adorable and I love that you have included that sweet little fawn. Nailed the challenge once again!!