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Monday, July 28, 2014

Just the Beginning!

WE are back from a fantastic and fabulous visit to London and Paris!  I am sure those of you who know me know that I have Wayyyyyy lots of photos to share!  I haven't even had time to go thru them and take out a few bad ones, so today I am just Beginning to share A few pics from the TRIP!  I promise there will be more posts and I'll break it up into a few blog days, since  there will be TONS!!  Too much beauty and fun to share all in one day!
My traveling buddy as we landed in Paddington station to meet Ross in LONDON!  

Our Tour guide was excited to meet up with us and get going on our adventures.
We left right away for Paris since Ross had the weekend off from his schooling! 

Took a little walk once we got checked in to the Paris Hotel and saw some amazing architecture -- which is EVERYWHERE!!! 

Saw the Eiffel Tower from afar on the first night- will check back tomorrow! 

This kid has had such an amazing summer- and was so good to show us all the sights!  He made it easy for his Mom and Dad to enjoy his new city! 

This was the street where our hotel was.  I love every little detail!   
Walked past alot of these-- I think I could easily live here!!!

Check back soon to see more of our travels!!
Thanks for stopping by! 

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Vacation is ALMOST here!

Tomorrow, I get to embark on a Vacation!!!  So excited to be traveling to visit our college son, who is studying this summer in LONDON!   I am sure he has a BIG list of places to show us!!  Looking very forward to it, so blogging will not be happening!  I will promise an update when I arrive back HOME!

This past weekend, I got to practice my photography on some ADORABLE models!  I have a dear friend, who has darling Grandkids, so I am lucky to be able to practice on them!  Here are a few of my favorite shots and also some of their proud MOM and DAD!
We had a lovely TEA Party! 

Miss Bella!  

That FACE!

Lucky Parents

Mr. Noah

Such a sweetie! 

a couple pair of glasses!!!  
 Thanks for stopping by to visit!  Come back soon!  

Sunday, July 13, 2014

My Texas Travels!

It's been a little while since I have gotten back from my little weekend in Texas, but I have had NO time to sort thru my photos and blog!  Today I finally want to show some of the fun we had!  I got to visit a dear friend who moved to Texas a few months ago to open a Bed and Breakfast and a Wedding Venue!
Milagro Farms is a Peach Orchard!  

When Life hands you Peaches, you make Peach butter!!! 

The Barn Wedding Venue

This is such scenic property

Here is another of the Family Wedding Venues called "Old Bison". The pews are near the water and the tree serves as a gorgeous backdrop.

Can You see the chandeliers in the trees??? 

This definitely says "Texas"!  

We found so many cool backgrounds for pictures.  This is in Foreston TEXAS

The sunflowers go on for Miles and they are HUGE!

This venue is just gorgeous! 

The Barn is fancy inside including chandeliers! 

Here's Laurie giving us the tour

The lovely and peaceful B&B- Milagro Farms

This little lovely place was someone's apartment!  Had to capture the gorgeous chippy paint!  What  a cute place

More cool Backgrounds

These are my phone photos made into a little collage!

Thanks very much Milagro Farms!  We can't wait to visit again!!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Published IN:

I know you are surprised to see me blogging again - 2 days in a row!!  That is kind of something!!!  I wanted to share these fun pics from the newest "Scrapbook Trends" magazine -available for digital download to your iPad or other devices!  It is chock full of beautiful inspiring art!!!  I am thrilled to be featured in the "Wedding" section!  I used my favorite bride/bridesmaid photo from my daughter's wedding last August for this page!  Photo credit: Latishalyn Photography 
I used Marion Smith Papers and I loved how these papers were perfect for the colors in the pics!
Go see page 33 for this layout!  

details and Layers
This is the lovely cover -- and I love this design by Paige Taylor Evans!! 
 Thanks for coming by!!!  
Stop again soon!!!  

Monday, July 7, 2014

It's a brand new Week!

Hello Friends!  I hope you noticed my new blog header today!!  I had fun creation with digitals to make a fresh new look!!
 Hope you all had a lovely and patriotic weekend!  No matter what you did to celebrate, I hope you enjoyed lots of fun, relaxation and celebrated the good ole USA!  We had a fun time doing several things this weekend, but one thing I wanted to share was the Photo adventure I had with my husband!  I love challenges, and this year I really wanted to do some Light painting with the Sparklers!  Here's the fun results!!

MY sweetie!!! 

This reminds you of the good ole USA right?? 

My crazy flower! 

It was fun to draw all these shapes

Yes, I had fun spelling words too! 
And this was one from the Fireworks we watched!

Thanks for stopping by and come back soon!! 

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Flower Gift Wrap Idea

This is my last little "Sharing" of Marion Design Team stuff!!  It's so sad to have this be the last- but I know the new team will be chock full of inspiration, so Please keep visiting the Marion Smith Designs Blog!  Today, our team is showing off the flowers we made with the Bloom Impressions Tool.  It, along with dies by Marion make flowers turn out amazing!  I wanted to use mine to wrap a little Egg Carton box- so I hope it inspires you to do one!!
A little card to top the egg carton box, a little lace ribbon and one of the beautiful flowers I made- and wow- you have a darling package! 
Here's another view up close!

Visit the TEAM blog to see more flowers in Bloom!!!
Thanks friends!

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Hashtag Vintage Mini Album!!!

Hope you love this little Marion Smith Designs MINI Album!  We designers are all posting our Last little Mini while on Marion's TEAM before the next group of talented people take over!!
 I made a fabulous flower with Her "Bloom Impressions" tool and I wanted to use it on the cover of this album! I first cut out the petals with the Cricut machine because I wanted a LARGE flower!  It turned out fantastic!!
Thanks for visiting and for all your support while I was on Marion's TEAM!  Keep coming by because I will certainly continue to be sharing my creations!