Ready for another fun CAS-ual Fridays Challenge?! This week we're on the go with a travel-themed challenge. Sky's the limit, whether you'll be taking to them or not for summer vacation.
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When it comes to cards outside the typical Happy Birthday/Thank You/Congrats/Sympathy sentiment, I'm often at a loss because honestly I have trouble keeping up with all of those occasions let alone finding new reasons to send a card. But it finally occurred to me that I could send a card to my traveling partner-in-crime as we start Season #4 of our City Adventures with the kids.
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It started with me being frustrated always taking the interstate right into The Loop and wondering what we were passing by. So I selected a guide book from the library (have since bought it ... Walking Chicago: 31 Neighborhood Tours) and each summer we pick different walking tours to take with the kids. It's really amazing how diverse our adventures have been all within one city. We've hung out in Cuban delis with old-timers giving us parenting advice, Chinese apothecary shops with hundred dollar/pound sea creatures lined up on shelves and a shopkeeper keeping close watch on our kids, African-American beaches where it couldn't be easier to track my blond haired boys in the water, walked past the diner where Al Capone used to hang out, been out waaaay too late in Humboldt Park where you don't want to be after dark and realized that the sausage truck we parked by is just one of a dozen identical sausage trucks, strolled into fancy boutiques on Oak St with our swim attire still on from Oak St Beach (big no-no), walked by Obama's Chicago house, Jessie Jackson's Operation Push Headquarters, Louis Farrakhan's Nation of Islam Mosque (couldn't get in much as we tried), I could just go on and on and on. Then we always end at a beach. We've tried a lot of them. I could go on about those too!
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So of course, the "Chicago" has to be highlighted in this stamp of favorite destinations. With all white letters in the red heart layered over the background, it still looked a little busy, so I went over the other cities in the heart with a red alcohol marker. This makes "Chicago" the main focus.
Then the "Hello adventure" sentiment is a Papertrey die cut from a huge roll of wall paper that my mom found for free at a garage sale, with a Heidi Swapp stamp in bronze.
Thanks for sticking with my very wordy post this week!