Saturday, July 30, 2011

Dinner Date with Isabella and Maggie

Waiting for dinner, watching boats and feeding ducks.  We went to Newport Bay in Portland along the river, which is a floating restaurant.  It was a wonderful and beautiful evening.



Isabella laughing as she shares her ice cream with Papa

My beautiful daughter in law, Margarita (I call her Margie)



Thumbs up on her 2nd ice cream dessert in one evening, which by the way is not vanilla - it is "white" according to her


Papa and Isabella looking out along the river after dinner

Monday, July 25, 2011

July Blog Hop - 2011


The inspiration photograph lead me to use the colors of the drapery and walls as well as the butterfly seen on the pillow for both of my card. The layout that inspired me was one from a gorgeous card created by Kharmagirl, which can be seen at http://stampingalatte.blogspot.com/2011/07/july-sfytt-is-here.html  Her creation is stunning by the way and well worth the time to go look.




Just Thinking of You Card Supplies:


Stamp Set: Embelishments

Cardstock: Same as Happy Birthday Card (above)

Ink: True Black and Groovvy Guava

Accessories: ½” Corner Rounder, Big Shot Sizlix “Textured Impressions Square Lattice” Embossing Plate, Scallop Border Punch, Dimensionals, White Twine and Coral Button


Happy Birthday Card Supplies:

Stamp Set: Birthday Basics

Cardstock: Library Ledger Designer Paper, Kraft, White, Groovy Guava and Sweet Pea Designer Paper

Ink: True Black

Accessories: White Felt, Love Lives Here Die (butterfly & hearts), ½” Corner Rounder, Big Shot Sizlix “Textured Impressions Square Lattice” Embossing Plate, Scallop Border Punch



Saturday, July 23, 2011

A coworker shared this saying - not sure who said it, but it seemed to fit my life right now: 
Life isn’t about waiting for a storm to pass…it’s about learning how to dance in the rain.