Christmas In July Day 3

red bucket

Hello friends!  I hope you enjoy this project idea.  I purchased the Red Tin at Target for $1, but I have purchased tins like this at other places, too.  Wal-Mart usually has them with the seasonal items, but sometimes they have things etched in the sides.  I try to find the plain ones, and then I save them for various projects such as teacher gifts, hostess gifts, new neighbors, etc.   To make this bucket, I used the Snowflake #2 Big Shot Die shown on page 202.  I cut the snowflake out of our White Vinyl.  It is sold in a roll, similar to contact paper.  I had been wanting to try this for quite some time, and it was one of the easiest things I have ever done.  I had no problem applying it to the can and didn’t get any wrinkles or bumps.  I expected to have to “work at it” a little harder and invisioned it not laying down flat the very first time.  But I was wrong.  Easy as can be!  red bucket tag

Here is a close up of the tag.  I used one of our large Metal Edge Tags (page 181 IBC) and the stamped image is from Season Of Joy (page 32 IBC).  My color scheme was Old Olive, Real Red, and Whisper White. 

Here is a quick photo of us in the mountains yesterday…….I have a huge story to tell sometime about our HUGE Hiking Adventure to a 300 foot waterfall.  Let me just say that it was rated “Moderate” on the hiking guide, but that was NOT a moderate hiking adventure unless you are a professional hiker.  There were many times that we didn’t think we would make it.  All nine of us made it, though, and we hiked 5 miles to the waterfall.  It was gorgeous……but when we were at the waterfall, it started to POUR and the 5 miles back was in a downpour.  It even hailed small ice pellets on us!  It was 55 degrees when we got back to our car!!!  We were so, so cold and miserable drowned rats!  It was so funny……..the stuff that true memories are made of!!!  We will never forget it, that’s for sure!

family hiking small size

dawn and charles hiking small size

waterfall small size

allyson small size

lindsey small size

sarah small size

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2 thoughts on “Christmas In July Day 3

  1. hey! it’s sarah derrick, and i wanted to talk a little bit about the hiking trip…it was GORGEOUS all the way there, but we never made it to the 300 foot waterfall…we did make it to the first one though and me, my dad, ally, mrs.charley, and mr.ed went to the halfway point of the waterfall, climbed up there, and actually stood right behind the waterfall. it was BEAUTIFUL. yea, then it started raining. NOBODY had jackets and we were freezing, it was muddy, and there wasn’t much shelter underneath the trees, even though there was a lot of them, but the rain and hail fell through the trees…but, we made the best of the trip and we figured that we couldn’t stop much because we were all freezing
    and the faster we walked the sooner we would get to the car. it took us 2 1/2 hours to get up there, and 1 1/2 hours to get back. how about that for a hiking trip!!!
    -Sarah

  2. Sarah-
    What a great attitude!! Hope the rest of your trip is a little warmer and drier.
    See you in church soon.

    Cristy
    Abby Gammon’s mom

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