Sunday, August 31, 2008
Saturday, August 30, 2008
Friday, August 29, 2008
Lots of fun things here. Felt flowers, ribbon, bling flower, rolling pin, timer, cookie, recipe card, C monogram, cc nesting flowers/scallops, Studio skinny mini, Aquarius and Dragonfly 4x8 alphas. Cookie monster image found online.
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Silly Gracie! We need to bake the cookies before we eat them!
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
How exciting to get to play with...er, I mean, WORK with...the newest releases. The new cooking dies are the cutest things and I'm having so much fun with them. In the layout below, I used the first Scrapbuggy QuicKitz, Happy Baking, utilizing the dies that are included in the kit. Yes, you heard me right. All Scrapbuggy QuicKitz will include QK dies!! What an incredible value! If you are a QK fan, you really need to check them out. There will be two kits offered each month, you can purchase at any time but do not have to subscribe to a monthly club, and you will receive a free kit after you've purchased 10 kits. Can't beat that!
Chatterbox, Happy Day - love this line! It really is happy, isn't it? LOL QK Chemistry alphabet for the title, Recipe Card QK club die for the journaling, timer (so cute!), rolling pin, cookies all included in the kit.
Kits are limited, so hurry and check them out now before they are gone!
Monday, August 25, 2008
To minimize distracting objects in your photos, add stickers or embellishments over the area you wish to detract. This will bring more attention to the focal point of your photo and you won't have to explain why that's someone you don't know in the shot. LOL
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Lobby of the Outrigger Waikiki. My sisters, Kath & Sue. The pics aren't as dark in person, sorry they are difficult to see in the scans. The bottom two photos are the 100 year old outrigger and the huge wall mural in the lobby of the hotel. Embellishments are the room key and a coaster. Hibiscus and leaves are, of course, QuicKutz.
This page is so much prettier IRL. The pinks are softer, the stickles actually twinkle, and the ribbons are pretty orange that coordinate perfectly. Hrumph. Title is QuicKutz Fiesta and Chocolate mini; shells, leaves and hibiscus are also QK; palm tree is Jolee's.
Journaling on the small tag:
The Royal Hawaiian Hotel, known worldwide as the Pink Palace of the Pacific, has been visited by Presidents, Royalty, and Hollywood stars since it first opened its doors in February, 1927.
Bottom photo caption tag:
Diamondhead - from our beach chairs
Journaling at the bottom of the page:
With its backdrop of Diamondhead and Waikiki Beach, The Royal Hawaiian hotel is still the icon of luxury.
In the 1930s, The Royal Hawaiian hotel invented the non-alcoholic drink, the Shirley Temple, when the star visited there as a child.
We also have the The Royal Hawaiian to thank for making the Mai Tai so popular.
Remember you can click on any of the images to view them clearer in a larger size.
What a view we had from our balcony! Right outside was the beautiful old Pink Palace of the Pacific, The Royal Hawaiian hotel, and to the left, gorgeous Waikiki Beach and the beautiful blue waters of the Pacific Ocean. We rented chairs and umbrellas every day and sat on the beach enjoying the sun every morning.
In the lobby are rare Hawaiian artifacts, a beautifully restored 100-year old koa outrigger canoe, kahili -- royal feather wands used in ceremonial dances -- and murals depicting early ocean voyages in outrigger canoes.
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Papers are Autumn Leaves, Smitten; border punch is Martha Stewart doily lace; cardstock is Doodlebug Bazzill; pink ink by Colorbox; letters are QK Chocolate mini; pink grosgrain ribbon by Offray, green/dot grosgrain ribbon by Michael's.
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Whew! What a fabulous trip. I'm so glad to be home, but had such wonderful time with my family, my sister, and of course, at the most beautiful wedding I've ever seen. Seriously, it was beyond gorgeous and I'm not just saying that because it was my niece's wedding. And meeting my new nephew was such fun. He is not only easy on the eyes--LOL--but is just as beautiful on the inside. He couldn't be anymore right for Ali and we are all more than happy to have him as the newest member of our family.
Tommy & Ali
Mr. & Mrs. Azzarella
Mother of the bride, my sister
First dance for the newlyweds
Bride and dad dance
Removal of the garter
On Sunday, the day after the wedding, the newlyweds relaxed at home as much as they could before leaving Monday for their honeymoon in Aruba, and the rest of us went to the ballpark to watch the Padres beat the Giants 4 to 1. We took the trolley from Santee to Petco Field--a pleasant ride and long enough for my sister to wake up some and get over her hangover a bit from the wedding the night before. LOL Sidenote: my sister is one of the owners of the Trolley Center since its conception. After the game we had lunch across the street from Jack Murphy (Qualcomm) Stadium. I can't, for the life of me, remember the name of the place, but the fish and chips were great.
We left my sister's at about 4 a.m. yesterday for the airport and I reached Spokane at about 1:30 p.m. Still in vacation mode today, but should be back in the swing again tomorrow. I hope to do some scrapping this weekend so we'll see how that goes.
I'm so glad to be home!!
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
I'm having a fab time with my sis in SoCal, but ready to be home again. Flight home is early tomorrow morning with a couple of connections before I'm finally home, but no layovers to speak of, so hopefully it won't be too taxing a trip. I do have a long 2 1/2 hour drive home from the airport, but it will give me time to unwind and relax by the time I get home. Ahhhh......home. Sounds awesome!
Wow. I am so anxious to get back to my favorite place and start creating again. I am soooo jazzed about scrapping the wedding pics of my niece and adorable new nephew. They are the cutest couple ever and two of the most photogenic people I've ever seen. You're in for a treat, I guarantee.
Much love to you all. Thank you for being faithful readers of my blog and very much appreciated fans of my work. I promise my upcoming projects will be worth the wait. :)