Thursday, July 24, 2014

Happy Day Layout

The Challenge:

Here's the sketch

and here's my layout

I used MME chalk board paper that already has the banner on the top left corner

and then add on bright colors die cut flowers as well as stamped and fuzzy cut ones

photos of Papi and Clare

I am liking this, are you?



We are off to Mesa, Colorado again

for my step-daughter's wedding this weekend, Papi is riding along, YAY!

he was such a good boy the last trip, and the lodge at Grand Mesa is pet friendly, I am happy to take him along!

Thanks for stopping by, I will visit you when I come back!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

City Crafter Challenge Blog Week 221 ~ Christmas in July

This week at

We have a birthday celebration there!

Happy Birthday Charlene!!!!

This one is on the way.....

and next

I might pissed Ros off by picking the theme

Christmas in July

LOL! Sorry Ros!!!! : 0

If you are like me, want to get ahead and start preparing your holiday cards, come join at

more of the loveliness from the team

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Our Beautiful World 56 ~ Vegetable

This week at

Manuela from Germany picked the word


When I travel, I always love visiting market places, market where local goes to....

 snap this in Paris..... on our walk back to the hotel after visiting the Opera House

this is the vegetable garden in my friend's house in Grafing, Germany

I am not big on vegetable but somehow on that one day in Munich, I just grab a plate of green for lunch

and this one is the sides for my meaty fatty German Schweinebraten

and then of course there are these from my own garden

got them early this week and they are in the jars right now..

I am sharing one of these with my friend who loves pickled jalapeno, we are going to her house for dinner this evening.

Come join us at

with these lovely ladies

Friday, July 18, 2014

Summer of Color (Week 6)

I am sad that this week is the last week of Summer of Color, I was having so much fun that I don't want it to end....

Kristen was right, she saved the best for last, so here's the fabulous color palette for week 6

Around here......

Poor me was stung by a bee this morning by our waterfall, OUCH!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Baby Gift Bag and Winner Winner!!!

The Challenge:

I make another gift bag for another baby.... LOL! Lots of babies around me right now!

I used a shopping bag from Anthropologie

adding lots of layers

for Baby Emme


Next...... Winner Winner

Remember I have this prize package 2 weeks ago?

Want to know who is the lucky winner, hop over to Our Beautiful World, you'll find the answer there!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

City Crafter Challenge Blog Week 220 ~ Chipboard Challenge

This week at

Our lovely host Anna wants us to use at least one chipboard piece on our project.

I think this little chipboard birdie fits the bill...

When I visited my girlfriend Ann in Grafing, Germany last year, she introduced her neighbor Oliver to us. Oliver drove us to Rosenhem and also invited us to her house for tea, so I make this mini album to thank her after I got home.

Since it is CHIPBOARD challenge, I am sponsoring this pack of CHIPBOARD alphabets for prize this week....

Hop over to City Crafter Challenge Blog and play along with us

while you are there, be inspired by the CCCB Designers