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Saturday, July 16, 2016

Belvedere Palace

The Belvedere Palace is a beautiful Palace.  It houses the Gustav Klimt 1907 Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I or the Lady in Gold or Woman in Gold.  Also the Kiss is housed at the Belvedere too.  This photo was on the wall above our bed in our Hotel Am Konzerthaus in Vienna.  We could walk to the Lower Belevedere by the stables and then walk through the gardens from our hotel in about 10 to 15 minutes. The Palace itself is 350 years old. 

When you are in Venna or Wien where do you like to go or stay?
When I saw this painting I thought oh my friends would love to make something like this it looks a lot like Mixed Media that we are doing.  Well not on this scale or out of gold either.  But it is very inspirational none the less. This is on I did a while ago.  Okay so not even close but you know what I mean by inspirational.  I love making things that make me smile.  I have to laugh that I am even putting something I did even near to something and famous Artist had done.



The Upper Palace or Summer Palace is Beautiful with flower and fountains out in front.  Don't worry I won't show you something I made with this one.  Just enjoy the beauty.  It was a warm sunny day and the clouds arranged themselves perfectly don't you think.





Friday, July 15, 2016

Walking tour of Venna

I love all the architecture in Europe.  You will find something that is 2,000 years old right next to something that is not as old. It seems like they really took into consideration all their surroundings.  I can't help but take pictures because every time you turn around there is something beautiful.
 We walked as a group with a guide around and she told us all about the buildings and what they were and what they are use for now.  We were walking down this walkway and I looked out this arch and this is what I saw.  I almost cause a traffic jam because I will have to stop and take a photo.  Then hurry and catch up with all the others.  Luckily I have traveled with most of them before so they know how I am with my photos.  I can't wait scrapbook this one.  I must say I did not take as many as I usually do.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Here in Vienna

Well I am a little of track on my Blog but I thought you might like to see and hear about my Trip to Vienna.  This is just part of our group.  We are all getting to know each other.  Several of us have traveled together before to France in 2011 and Italy 2013.  They are a great group to travel with.
It was an 11 hour flight to Frankfurt Germany and the 1 1/2 hour flight to Vienna but we made it.  
I will post more later today.  So keep checking back! 

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Seasonal Expressions 2 Product Highlights

Here is a great video that will show you lots of new products that you will see in our new Seasonal Expressions 2 Idea Book.  Your going to love them all!  Take a look and see for yourself.



See some thing you want.  You can order it here

I will be attending our Virtual Convention so I will be keeping you posted (get it! Posted).  Keep checking back often.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Valentine Mailbox 2

Here is another one that I missed getting published on my blog.  Oh well better late than never
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...These Mailboxes are so cute and the best part is it holds a box for goodies inside.  I just did them the way the Cricut has them but I have some cute ideas for some decorations. I better get busy because Valentines is just a couple of days away.  I just thought I would show them to you just in case you were look for something just like this.  I cut them from Valentines 3D Mailbox cartridge.  I must say it took be awhile to figure out how to put it together.  If you are having trouble just search it on youtube.


I used La Vie En Rose paper pack.  It is the flower one.  The middle box is more manly and is called Urban.  The end one is using a plain cardstock Cotton Candy.  I made several 3x3 cards from the  Artfully Sent Cricut cartridge to go in them.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Valentine Cards with CTMH

Just noticed that this was in my Draft folder.  I really liked how this card turned out.  So I am sharing it now.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...Here are some of the cards I made  to get ready for Valentine's Day.  I used the Stamp of the Month for January 2015 which was Beloved Bouquet S1601.  I must say that this was one of my all time favorite.  Roses are my so beautiful and delicate.  Who doesn't like them.
I love to do Black and White and when I saw the Rose I knew I would try it in Black and White.

I also did them in several different colors too.  My favorite Rose is called Gingersnap.  I grew Rose Trees and Rose Bushes all along our Retaining wall in front of our house.  Between the heavy winds coming down the canyon and the Deer and our neighbors cows getting out I only had them for a few years.  They were to expensive to replace so I grow rosemary now in the same spots! Wow did I get off track or what?  That is just how my life has gone since my Mom passed away.  I can't stay focused or on track.  I am doing better but not over it yet obviously.  

Back on track, what do you think?  Black and White or color? The sentiment was done in Black and Poppy on the Black and White.  The color one is stamped in Pomegranate?

On the one's I did for my SWAP I used Pomegranate on them all.  I really like the pomegranate the best.

   

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Making Signs

During the winter when the Driftwood floats up on the shore at the lake I try to collect it and keep pieces that have some character to them. This piece came floating up and already had greyish blue paint on it. They were going to throw it out but luckily I saw it . I knew I wanted to make a sign with it but wasn't sure what to put on it. I was at the store local hardware store and saw one similar and I knew I wanted to put relax you're on Lake time on it. Since it already had the grayish blue paint. I thought I would just keep that and use the red paint that I had for the top part. I cut out all words using black vinyl on my Cricut Explore. Weeding all the little pieces off is the time-consuming part and then I adhered the vinyl to the wood.  Then I put the red paint on top making it look distressed. After the paint dries I pull up all the vinyl  to reveal the background color.  I think it turned out pretty good don't you? When were out in the boat now, we look on the shoreline to see if we can find any more driftwood that would work for signs. We have found quite a bit I guess it helps keep it out of the landfill so it's a good thing.