A Kiss on the Chic’s Creative Retreat ~ Bellagio Day 3

Sep 30, 2012

Sep­tem­ber 20th, every­one got up bright and ear­ly to ride the fer­ry from Bel­la­gio to Como to do some site see­ing and and of course some much need­ed shop­ping.  The fer­ry ride down to Como was filled with beau­ti­ful sites all along to way. Pho­to 1 was the view of Lake Como from our front door. I loved hear­ing the church bells chime and watch­ing the sun rise and high­light­the moun­tains. Pho­tos 2, 3 and 4 were tak­en at the Fer­ry land­ing in Bel­la­gio. It is just a short walk from the hotel and real­ly pret­ty first thing in the morn­ing. Pho­tos 5, 6 and 7 were tak­en while rid­ing the fer­ry down to Como. I’m not kid­ding when I say every sin­gle sec­ond you want to take a pho­to. Pho­tos 8, 9, 10,...

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A Kiss on the Chic’s Creative Retreat ~ Bellagio Day 2

Sep 29, 2012

Sep­tem­ber 19th was day 2 of the retreat for me and Car­o­line. Class­es start­ed at 9:30 and I instant­ly start­ed pho­tograph­ing the class­room. It was absolute­ly stun­ning. The opened win­dows allowed for a gen­tle breeze to enter the room as well as the sounds of birds and church bells. The group of ladies who attend­ed this retreat were won­der­ful, fun and full of joy. It was a true plea­sure to get to know each and every one and I hope our paths cross again. Pho­tos 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 show just how amaz­ing the class­room was… well as amaz­ing as I could cap­ture it in a pho­to. Hon­est­ly, these do not do this room jus­tice at all. See­ing it in per­son is awe inspir­ing. All the details from floor to ceil­ing...

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A Kiss on the Chic’s Creative Retreat ~ Bellagio

Sep 28, 2012

After an hour and a half of enter­tain­ment from our dri­ver from Milan to Bel­la­gio Car­o­line and I arrived at Lau­ra’s event “A Kiss on the Chic’s Cre­ative Retreat”. Ladies real­ly I know there is going to be a wait­ing list to attend next sum­mer’s event so as soon as Lau­ra goes live with her Sum­mer 2013 event sign up ASAP! You will be so sad to miss out on her next event. Lau­ra was so orga­nized. She had a yahoo group for those attend­ing her event so we could all be kept up on all the fun details. Make sure you join the group so you don’t miss out on any infor­ma­tion she shares. Lau­ra noti­fied every­one when she noticed air­fare deals were being offered, shared fun facts about Lake Como, put togeth­er...

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Planes, Trains & Automobiles

Sep 27, 2012

What an incred­i­ble two weeks I’ve had… tru­ly amaz­ing! Sep­tem­ber 12th, I left for ScrapFest where I taught lots of card and mini album class­es and helped keep Emi­ly and Ron­da loaded up with sup­plies for the make & takes they were doing in the Maya Road booth. Car­o­line and I cut trim after trim after trim and so many paper stars I can’t even think about cut­ting out stars ever again. I think the one thing I love about work­ing with Maya Road is we may work hard but we also have LOADS of fun at the same time. We all four laughed so much and so hard every sin­gle day. I think the best way to tell you about our awe­some time is with pho­tos and bul­let points. If not, I fear...

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Still Here…

Sep 10, 2012

This is my work area due to the results of one insane dead­line after anoth­er which I have more approach­ing faster than I care to think about. I LOVE what I do and feel very for­tu­nate to get to do it but right now, in order to keep any amount of san­i­ty I have left, and depend­ing on who you speak with there is a very broad spec­trum to my san­i­ty, I must sur­ren­der to the fact that I can­not do it all. So for now I will be tak­ing a blog break and hope­ful­ly get back on sched­ule in a few weeks. I am head­ing to ScrapFest, Wednes­day (need to start pack­ing) to help Maya Road with set up for all their awe­some make-n-takes, teach some work­shops and host an area crop then...

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Girls & Boys…

Sep 3, 2012

Oh how I love these lit­tle girls and boys in my Anti­quat­ed Col­lec­tion “Sweet Lit­tle Girls” and “Knick-Knack Pad­dywack” stamp sets. Kris­tii Lockart cre­at­ed these adorable cards and framed art piece you see below. I love how Kris­tii col­ors in the stamped images using Cop­ic Mark­ers. Here col­or com­bi­na­tions are awe­some and I think Kris­tii is super tal­ent­ed. Just look for your­self. This framed art piece Kris­tii cre­at­ed will look absolute­ly adorable dis­played in any lit­tle girls room. I think it would also be great giv­en as a gift at a baby show­er. I hope you all are hav­ing a won­der­ful Labor Day week­end spent  with fam­i­ly and friends. I’m off to do a bit of hand stitch­ing....

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