Sunday, September 19, 2010

School Days...

I was so choked up as I watched my 3 year old grandson Liam getting ready for his first days at friends and adventures...I was barely able to take these photos of Mom helping him put on his smock...geeeez...

I don't have any scrappy school stuff here in Italy... so I thought it was time to get artsy-phartsy..I pulled out a pizza box...cut it to 12"x12"... some acrylic paints..some alphabet stamps...string...cereal boxes and scissors for my die cut apple... markers....well.... okay...I cheated on the butterflies...which I cut from a Jenni Bowlin paper I had....and you know.. maybe it won't make it to the cover of a magazine..but it looks like something you would find on the wall of a Kindergarden Class...and I kinda like that..

Monday, September 13, 2010

Les Girls...

On our second night in St Tropez, Jordan's friends Melissa and Helen joined us for supper in a scrumptous, scrumptous, scrumptous Moraccan restauran ( did I mention how great the food in this place is?? hee hee )...I was lucky enough to catch this terrific photo of the three of them just before we left for the restaurant...We had a lot of laughs and an amazing meal... okay..okay... enough about the food!! hee hee hee

Papers and hand cut flowers and flourishes are from :
K&Co's Wild Saffron Collection
I have used this paper collection over and over again and am always amazed at how versatile it is...good thing I bought several :)

Saturday, September 11, 2010

A Cloudy Day in St Tropez...

Just returned with Jordan and Liam from a 4 day visit to St Tropez.. wow...the "Season" is over..but the harbor is still full of yachts and cruise ships... the streets are all ahustle with sight-seers... the cafes are full of Europeans ( The Mussels in the white wine sauce were awesome )...the shoppes are busy...I would hate to be there when it is REALLY crowded!!...I have so many photos I may have to do another Layout..unfortunately it was very overcast the day we went into St Tropez the bright Mediterrean colors are not as vibrant...but every view is still a sweet surprise!!

Other than the beautiful ribbon bought in St Tropez, all papers and the die cut are from:
Crate Paper's - Prudence Collection

Sunday, September 5, 2010

2 Peas in a pod...

On our way back from a day trip to Lac Embrun in France...I asked Jordan to take some pictures of Filippo and Kiara in the back seat of the van...since all I could hear was their laughing and giggling the WHOLE day!! hee hee ...They enjoy each other's company SO much ...and they really are 2 of a kind!!

I have been so challenged with using and re-using my limited stash, while on vacation here in's been a good thing...

All papers and die cuts are from:
Crate Paper's - Prudence Collection

Friday, September 3, 2010

Off to the Races...

I really like this Layout of Liam at the Annual Fun Run, hosted by the Town of Oulx, Italy for all the children... since the race is at the end of the summer, the rich fall colors of the papers work so perfectly ( and since I am so short on supplies over here that is wonderful, too!! hee hee ) you can probably see from the photos, Liam seemed to enjoy his lunch better than everything else!!

All papers, alphas and die cuts are from:
Crate Paper's - Lemon Grass Collection