Wednesday, June 29, 2011

I'm Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaak ---- :)

Hi Everyone - gosh it seems like forevah since I posted for you all!  DH & I headed out to Atlantic City.  It is very pretty there, and I LOVED the surrounding water!  Just check out the beach!  It was really quite fabulous to look at~

While in Atlantic City I had the extreme pleasure of meeting 2 of my fellow DT's - Andrea Ewen (from the Dirty Dozen) and Colleen Dietrich (from Mark's Finest Papers).  It was so nice of them to drive in (Colleen 2 hours and Andrea 1 hour) to meet me!  We all hit it off like fast friends, did some lunch, did some shopping - stopped at Starbucks for [much needed] coffee, and then, more shopping!  The afternoon flew by so fast and it made a fabulous memory for me!! 
This is the Girls!  Andrea on the left and Colleen on the right.  Oh Colleen is famous!  She had a news interview regarding Operation Write Home.  She did such a wonderful job - the perfect voice for an interview.  You can see it here.   I had to show this fabulous picture of them -- see how young and fresh they are!  (I used to photograph like this -- not sure what happened...oh yeah the 50's! lol)
Thanks Girls - I had a blast and it was fabulous to meet both of you!!



I also wanted to get a card uploaded.  I had to play in Susan's One Layer Wednesday.  This week was overlapping colors.  Susan is pretty easy on her challenge, so I think this qualifies.  There isn't a lot of white, but there are overlapping colors.  I used my favorite Direct to Paper technique, I did do Susan's one layer:
However, once done I wasn't impressed and wanted a touch more, so I stamped another element and popped it up.  I like this better.  I used Gina K Designs Elegant Elements, along with Masculine Messages.
 Oh yeah, I used one of my pins for my inspiration.

I am really enjoying the Pin Interest site.  It's pretty awesome - go to ANY website (Crate & Barrel is a great example) click into a category (say bedding) - click Pin It, and it brings up just ALL the photos and none of the verbiage.  I go through them and pick out what inspires me.  Very easy, and very cool!

Well  my blogger friends -- this post was so much longer than I expected.  I don't think I can go without posting an entire week again --  to much information to be covered!  Bawahaha!
Thanks for stopping by~









11 comments:

Marisa said...

I"m sooooo jealous you got to meet up with these two wonderful ladies! I should have flown to Phoenix and crawled in to one of your suitcases! Darn 3000 miles!!

Glad you got to get away and have some fun. Love the card and how you used the insp. picture! Welcome back to blog land :)

Olga said...

awesome pictures, glad you had fun!!!! Your card is gorgeous

Joanne Travis said...

I am so jealous!! You were in my area, I lived 3 miles outside of Atlantic City right off of the White Horse Pike. Worked in one of those casinos for 20 years too :)
It was awesome that you got to meet Colleen and Andrea while you were there, I hope you all had fun. Oh, how I miss that boardwalk and ocean...

Kathyk said...

Lovely card and so glad you enjoyed meeting your crafting buds too

Kathyk

Colleen Dietrich said...

It was so great to meet you in person, Vicki! I felt like we were old friends. :) THanks for meeting with Andrea and I for lunch and craft shopping. It was just what I needed. And I wish you luck getting allllll those cards finished. I'll bet you're halfway done already. :) Hugs!!

Shirley said...

Great trip! And a really cool card and thanks for the great link of inspiration too!!

Heather T said...

Great colours and texture, Vicky; it reminds me of the sea. I cased one of your lovely cards last night and will have it up on the blog in the next few days. Thanks for keeping me inspired.

Nancy said...

Looks like you had a great trip! No jealousy here... *cough* lol

Say, could you send me an invite for the Pin Interest site? I wonder why you have to be invited join?

My email is fancydancycrafts@cox.net. Thanks! And hope to see you this evening on StampTV!

Susan said...

Your trip sounds like so much fun!! LOVE your fun card!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I saw the OWH interview as it aired here in the Philadelphia suburbs. Fantastic. You just have to love A.C. I don't get there as often as I would like.

Susan Raihala said...

Both cards are sooooo pretty, Vicki! I bet you know which one I like just a little better, though? Oh, sigh. The one-layer card makes me so happy!

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