Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Sneaking out of the Northwoods and into Europe! 

Last July, my daughter, Cherie, and I went on an adventure to Europe. We had a marvelous time traveling together. We visited London, Amsterdam, Lucern, & Paris. We had a super time in Switzerland, Germany, and the United Kingdom. Oh my, what an adventure we had!
 We encountered a surprise! It was raining, and they marched right past us on their way back to barracks.

At night, the Eiffel Tower glitters with a zillion lights! It does not show its glory in my photographs. You will have to go see it for yourself!

I am an Aquarius. I love the water. So, we took a boat cruises to see some of the sights. So many lovely sights. I took tons of to organize them into a scrapbook! That will be my next project. Right after I make my niece's Bridal shower invites!                                Sneaking off.................

The trees outside were frosted white this morning. So elegant! So pretty! And, I left without my camera. Silly me.....

I have been meaning to post some of the cards I am having fun making. I have yet so many more to do. I found myself "empty handed" at work the other day. No card to present to the Birthday Girl. So, I am on a mission to fill up my file at work with cards to present to my co-workers on such important occasions. Here is my start;

My work area is literally 1/2 of what it used to be. My storage is down to 1/2 as well. Makes creating a bit more of a project.... but on the other hand, I am happy to share my craft room with my lovely daughter. She will be here for only another 3 months or so.... then she will be moving to Hawaii. Poor thing. I guess I will have to visit her as often as I can when she is in Hawaii. I do not want her to be sitting around doing nothing.....  Oh, what a lucky girl she is!
 For my 59th birthday, I did something daring! Oh yes, I had my pedi done sparkly blue polish! How brave is that?
 I have two nieces getting married in 2012. I just made the invitations for the Family Bridal Shower. Each one is  bit different, with colors, etc. This was a fun project, thanks to my daughter, Cherie, who guides me through the use of my Cricut.
Now to think of the decorations I can make for the event! 
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Saturday, February 4, 2012

Our Minnesota weather has been so mild thus far, that I have not spent much time blogging. I have done a bit of card making in my craft room though on those days when the ice froze the walkways and my body went into hibernation mode.

I have two lovely nieces getting married in 2012. One is in May, and the other in July. They are sisters. I have the honor of addressing the invitations. I am also hosting a Bridal Shower for each niece. I just finished making the invitations for the first bride's shower, to be held a month from now!

This is a photo of my Cricut work space area.......

I used Sei ' white elegance' cardstock in pearl strand for the background of the dresses. I used Sei white elegance in Tiara, for the dress layer on some of the cards, and used 'doodlebug design', lily white serenade cardstock for some of the other dress layers on cards. I also utilized some of the white textured design scraps I had for the dress layer on a few cards. So, as you can see, each of the cards is different in more ways than one! The dress was bonded onto a 5-1/2 X 4-1/2 inch rectangle of assorted plain colored cardstock. (Pink, green, turquiose, aqua...) The curly frame is from Cricut, Formal Occasion cartridge.I cut it in 4-3/4 inch size, using assorted plain colors, and a K & Company paper (teal blue swiss dot). The "You're Invited" is cut from my daughter's Cricut cartridge, "Sophisticated". I found the 2 inch size worked best on the plain colored cardstock. The back (reverse side) was left plain so that I could add the information on text weight ivory paper. I mailed the invites in plain ivory or white envelopes. I must say, my niece was pleased! I can't wait for the fun we will have at her shower!
                                                                                                                   Sneaking off.......