Monday, November 10, 2014

Autumn on Lake Pepin

One of my absolute favorite things to do is to take a  day-long drive around Lake Pepin (the widest part of the Mississippi River) in the fall.  The bluffs on the Wisconsin side offer some of the best vineyards and orchards around. So apples and wine are always on the list of things to purchase on this trip. Stockholm, Maiden Rock, and Nelson are some of the cutest little towns you'll ever see offering delicious baked goods, wine shops, restaurants, galleries, and gift shops. The bluffs on both the Minnesota and Wisconsin sides of the lake are ablaze with gorgeous autumn colors. It is an annual tradition that started when I was a kid with my parents and I continue today with my dear friends.  And even my little Lilybean!

Supplies by Scraptastic Club Kit

Friday, November 7, 2014

What's This?

I can't say that I'm a big fan of the Tim Burton film "The Nightmare Before Christmas". But I am a BIG fan of the Haunted Mansion!  So knowing that Disneyland's Haunted Mansion underwent a makeover each year by Jack Skellington.... it didn't exactly thrill me. I was skeptical to say the least.  
Visiting the Haunted Mansion  Holiday for the first time in 2013, I found myself pleasantly surprised!  I couldn't help but smile at all the amazing detail that went into the transformation.

Sweet Treat

Disney's Happiest Haunts tour at the Disneyland Resort is a fun little journey to the thrills and chills to be found in the two theme parks. Including a quick stop at Trolley Treats!
My co-workers and I enjoyed this tour in 2013.  I snapped several photos of them with big smiles on their faces as they experienced the Disney magic that I know and love.

Light it Up!

The Scraptastic Club kit is giving so many fun little things to play with! 
When I saw the wood veneer lightbulb in this kit, I immediately thought of some photos I had taken with my iPad of a OneRepublic concert I had been watching on the same device.  And then of course, their current album has a song on it called "Light it Up"!
Dontcha just love it when it all comes together like that???
Sketch Savvy sketch #131

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Scrap Cards: Hello

This card was made with the scraps from my "I Believe I can Fly" layout.

I Believe I Can Fly

Swimming with dolphins has been a lifelong dream of mine.  Opportunities to do so came my way through the years but I often talked myself out of it, letting the cost stop me.  I had known then what I know now, I would have done this many times over by now.  It's truly one of the coolest things I've ever done! 
High speed cameras used to take these photos by the team at Maroma Adventures the the Riviera Maya. Capturing every heart-pounding second! 
People tell me I have an expressive face.
No idea why they think that.  
This one was created using the Scraptastic Club kit for May. I may have gone a little overboard using the fun little die cuts, but oh well!

Supplies by: Scraptastic Club Kit
Cricut cartidges used: Calligarphy Collection & Splish Splash
Basic Grey sketch by Susan Stringfellow

Scrap Cards: You are the Best

This card was made with the scraps from my "Puerto Vallarta" layout.