Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Finger Lakes

Hello, everyone.

I've been delinquent in updating my blog, and I apologize.  July has been a fun, but busy month. I hope to be returning to my regular schedule soon.  I have scrapped a little bit, including this layout from our recent camping trip to the Finger Lakes region of New York.

Supplies: Paper: Fancy Pants (Making Waves); Alphas: American Crafts Thickers (Twilight); Stickers: Evalicious; Ephemera: Crate (Poolside); Die: Simon Says Stamp (banner); Enamel Dots: My Mind's Eye (Jubilee); Stencil: TCW; Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink (chipped saphhire, ripe persimmon, fossilized amber); Spray Ink: Mister Huey's (opaque white)

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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Hello Adventure

We celebrated the Fourth of July camping at Watkins Glen State Park in the Finger Lakes Region of New York. It's a beautiful campground, and we were lucky enough to have a rustic cabin. (Very lucky, since it did rain both nights.)  In my book, the best part about camping is the camp fire. We spent the majority of our time relaxing in front of the fire.  And when we got hungry, we got to make hotdogs and s'mores.

Supplies: Paper: Amy Tangerine (Rise & Shine); Alphas: Crate (Journey); Ephemera and Wood Veneer: Elle's Studio (Let's Eat); Enamel Dots: Crate (Poolside), October Afternoon (Summertime); Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink (chipped sapphire); Stamp: Technique Tuesday; Punches: EK Success (notebook, large scallop); Washi: Doodlebug

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Sunday, July 12, 2015

Cloudy Nights (In the Middle of Nowhere)

I've been keeping my knits pretty simple this year. I just finished Nimbus by Lisa Mutch, which is a beautiful garter stitch shawl.  I used the Woolen Rabbit's Lucent (a merino, cashmere, nylon blend) in the Arabian Nights color way.

This shawl has a lovely shape that allows it to drape nicely over the shoulders. 

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Taylor Pond

There's lots of inspiration on the Get It Scrapped blog for scrapping summer activities, including this article on camping.

We went camping often when I was a child. While we have many wonderful memories, we have very few photos.  Because of the poor quality of this photo, I kept it small, but drew focus to it by surrounding it with embellishments. I used woodgrain and florals to emphasis the outdoor theme.  And I saved a lot of space on the page for journaling that captures some of my favorite memories from our favorite camp site.

Supplies: Paper and Die Cuts: KaiserCraft (Blue Bay); Flowers: Prima, Petaloo; Burlap: Recollections; Buttons: Papertreyink; Doily: Bo Bunny; Alphas: AC Thickers (Cherish); Stencil: TCW; Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink (walnut stain, evergreen bough, chipped sapphire, pine needles)

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Tuesday, July 7, 2015


Love, love, love Bruges. And happily, we were able to get a photograph of us together that day. The best picture of us from our trip, so it warrants its own page.

Supplies: Hip Kit Club June 2015 kit (Paper: Pink Paislee (Atlas); Tags: Fancy Pants (Summer Sun); Frames: Crate (Poolside); Wood Veneer: Evalicious; Cork: Crate (Journel), Freckled Fawn; Phrase Stickers: Amy Tangerine (Remarks); Die Cuts: Wilna Furstenburg (Lots of Hearts); Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink (chipped sapphire, pumice stone); Spray Ink: Lindy's Stamp Gang (Starburst Cosmopolitan Pink and Blue Mountain Blue and Flat Fabio Danny Zuko's Denim)

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Sunday, July 5, 2015

Watkins Glen

Last year, a friend posted pictures of her family's camping trip on line. I thought, that place looks beautiful, I need to find out where it is.  It turned out to be Watkins Glen State Park, in the Finger Lakes region of New York.

We rented a rustic cabin for the July 4th weekend, and spent a few days relaxing by the fire and exploring the area.

Cabin at Watkins Glen State Park.

 Not far from the campsite is a trail that leads to the gorge and a series of beautiful waterfalls.

Renting a cabin turned out to be a good idea, since it rained quite a bit over the weekend. But the rain brought out some fun creatures.

After exploring the waterfalls, we made our way into town for brunch. The town of Watkins Glen is located at the base of Seneca Lake.

Not far from our campsite was a nature trail, which I couldn't resist exploring in the afternoon.  I found reclaimed meadows filled with wildflowers and black raspberries.

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Thursday, July 2, 2015

Too Crowded

I know I shouldn't be complaining.  Really, it was a fabulous trip. But the museums were very popular. And Saturday at Versailles was beyond insane.

Supplies: Paper: Bo Bunny (Back to Basics), Webster's Pages (Nest); Alphas: October Afternoon (Mini Market); Flair: Finding Nana; Enamel Dots: Doodlebug Sprinkles; Die Cuts: Wilna Furstenburg (Lots of Hearts), The Cut Shoppe (Heart Burst); Punch: Stampin' Up!; Stencil: Heidi Swapp; Spray Ink: Heidi Swapp Color Shine (teal), Mister Huey's (shine); Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink (mermaid lagoon, picked berry, fired brick, scattered straw, mustard seed, wild honey)

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