Monday, May 25, 2020

Water Skiing at the Lake with Purple Onion Designs

My grandparents owned a resort in Northern Wisconsin and the lake looked very much like this one, except for the mountains - picture thick pine woods instead.  I learned to water ski on that lake behind a red speed boat with a white stripe.  See those water skis?  Yep, they were red with white too!  Ah, does this bring back memories!  Even that peninsula was part of the resort.  We would have campfires out there.  Later, my uncle and aunt took over running the resort and I spent my summers through high school and college working there - cleaning cabins, waiting on tables, washing dishes, and teaching kids how to ski.  That resort holds some of the best memories of my life.
I used Copics to color everything plus a white gel pen for the wake and water splashes.  I'll wait and put the sentiment on the inside once I know the occasion.  I love that this can fit almost anything fun and enjoyable.

Purple Onion Designs stamps: Lake, Maverick and Miki, Gladys

The entire release, including 25 stamps (27 images in all) plus six sentiments, is available as a bundle at a discount of 30% through May 31st.

Head on over to Purple Onion Designs to check out all the new fabulous images illustrated by Stacey Yacula!

Thanks for coming over to visit!
May the Lord bless you today!


  1. So cute!! Oh it makes me wish for a holiday (that I can't have) Beautifully done Kara

  2. Sounds idylic, Kara ... and certainly a magical way to spend summers (even given the hard work it must've been!). Your sweet scene is fabulous ... so beautifully composed ... I'm imagining you on those red and white ski's! Big hugs and bisous, Anita :)

  3. Fabulous scene, Kara. Your coloring is lovely. That stamp bundle is calling my name for sure. Such fun.

  4. Oh my cuteness!! You always create and color the best scenes Kara. Love hearing your story, it makes this card all the more perfect. I learned to water ski on red skis too!

  5. I learned to water ski behind a very small fishing boat on a lake.... needless to say it wasn't very successful but a lot of fun all the same lol. This is a fun scene and great memories too!