Monday, September 20, 2010
Verve September Week 4
As many of you know, I love the colour green so this picture was a shoe in for me. I totally bypassed the zebra print chairs and focused on the wall paper with it's leaves, greens and pops of blue.
I pulled out my Verve Plain Jane leaf image and had some fun. Blue leaves just didn't look right, even though there are some on the wall paper, so I used Celery and Olive on the leaves and added some blue buttons from my Michael's $1.50 bin score. Sure hope they bring them back again as I'll buy them out LOL! I used the black from the zebra chairs as my accent colour, added Swiss Dots to the green panels for some dimension and I'm happy to say I'm all caught up on my Verve challenges for the first time since May and it feels good!!
Today I'm joining my daughter's class as they do the Grouse Grind, and a grind it is!! You are walking up to the top of one of our local ski hills (Grouse Mountain) and it is a an extremely steep and mountainous trail with an 800 foot elevation over a distance of approximately 2.9 kilometers. For the average person, if you do it in under 1.5 hours you are doing well, under an hour is getting pretty impressive, and under 45 minutes is superb! This summer, a university student set a new record of 27 minutes!! Insane!!!
This is a picture of part of the trail. It's a very popular "conditioning" trail, and many people do it 3 or more times a week. The real bummer is you have to pay to ride down the gondola! The first time I did it (over 20 years ago now) I couldn't believe it! After sweating away on the trail, I figured you deserved a free ride down LOL! However, so many people do it on a daily basis I can appreciate why they have to charge for the ride down. You can actually buy a season's pass to save yourself some money. I'll let you know how I make out as it's been over 10 years since I've done it!
Thanks for popping in for a visit today. It's always wonderful to have some company in blog land LOL! Have a fabulous day.
What's In It?
Stamps: (Verve) Leaf Plain Jane, Savvy
Paper: Brilliant Blue, Certainly Celery, Old Olive
Ink: Certainly Celery, Old Olive
Accessories: Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Blue Buttons, Black Half Pearls, Black Ribbon, Dimensionals