Saturday, April 07, 2007

Going on Vacation!!!

I will be taking a bit of a blog break as I am going on vacation! I will be gone for approximately two weeks. I am going to Bainbridge Island, Washington to visit my Dad and Mary. Pictured here is the ferry that I take from Seattle over to the island! It is great fun to take the 35 minute ferry ride over. Very relaxing. Mike is staying home as he just started a new job. I will miss him terribly, but also it will be fun to visit out there just by myself as it will be kind of like a retreat. I can go for walks in the woods with Dad and Mary, go out on their sailboat, and spend lots of time reading and listening to music. I have already planned about three books to take with me and there is a great bookstore on the island.....Also, I looked at what movie is playing at the local artsy theater and it is "The Namesake" which is a movie I really want to see! And, as an extra added bonus, my Mom's very dear friend Carolyn lives in Bremerton, Washington so I will be able to visit with her for a day. I leave on Thursday, 4/12 and return on 4/23. I won't be blogging while I am gone as I just want to totally immerse myself in the surroundings there.
Below is my addition to Kim Kwan's Alphabetica journal. I must say I really like it. I love stamping phrases on people!
Her journal, Alpha Bitty, is just the coolest! It is made up of old Bingo cards. Great size and so much fun to work in! Below is the back of my card and the little story that goes with it.
Below is a totally wonderful and gorgeous card that my internet friend Jennifer sent me. The stamp she used is from a fun and whimsical company called Stamping Bella. Jennifer's coloring on this card is out of this world! Great shading and use of glitter!
I am really loving collecting vintage patterns! Not for the pattern inside, but for the images on the front. Isn't this one cute? When I return from vacation I want to start using these for cards and round robin journals.
Yesterday my Mom came over for a card making session. We had a great time. She made 11 cards!
Here she is holding up one of her masterpieces!!!
Out of this chaos came her creations!
Cute cards!!!!!!!!

And while I am gone......Mr. Pal will be watching all of you! So behave yourselves!


Nan said...

Have a wonderful, wonderful time! It'll be fun hearing about it, and seeing pictures when you come back.

Beth said... will be a very long 2 weeks not being able to communicate with you, but enjoy the serenity of what this trip will deserve it !!!!

I will wait patiently to hear all about your adventures when you get home....but before you owe me a phone call !!!

Diane Duda said...

I gotta tell ya, there are a few real life people I'd like to stamp some words on! Mostly nice words, but there was that crabby old guy in the K-Mart line the other day....

Okay, anyway, hope you have a wonderful, relaxing vacation. It sounds perfect!

Jennifer said...

YES!!! I made your blog! I was reading your blog when I came across my/your card - it threw me for a loop - too funny. It looks pretty cool if I do say so myself - hee hee! Have fun on your vacation. We'll catch you when you get back.

Forgot to tell you - I love the side bar with your current reads - my amazon wishlist is getting long!

Maggie Ann said...

Hope you have a fabulous time! I enjoyed seeing all the cards you and your Mom made...=)

CattyCat said...

Ah shucks do we really have to behave. I hope you don't behave on your vacation. While the mom's away, the cat and mice will play.


Trixie said...

I see you either got your scanner/printer back or you are using that wonderful camera! My "little man" is so adorable in his picture! I will miss you like I miss the sunshine on an overcast day...I just keep on thinking if I wish it back, it will appear. Just be safe and know that you are loved! PS Happy Birthday to Mike pretty soon!!!!

PMB said...

Have a wonderful vacation.

Karen said...

I am anxious to hear all about your trip when you get back! Have fun, relax, enjoy....Take pics for us to see!!!

Lotus Reads said...

Hi, Laura!

Have a wonderful time away! I will miss your posts but I think it's a wonderful decision to immerse yourself in your holiday.

I love those vintage pattern books too, I can't wait to see how you use them for your cards...I have gained so many stamping ideas from your blog and those of your friends, now I can't wait to implement them!

Have a wonderful time away Laura and hope you bring lots of pictures to share with us on your return!

Maija said...

Have such a wonderful vacation! I just took that ferry to Bainbridge Island at the end of last month. Beautiful place...enjoy your downtime!

Mary said...

Your lovely posts will be missed but I'm glad you're getting away to such a great place. Enjoy the relaxtion island living brings - and your family time.
I'm heading to Washington State and Canada in June - love that area.

lindaharre said...

Looks like a wonderful day with your mom! I wish my mom was around for me to enjoy.....although we did alot when she was alive:) Have a wonderful vacation! Looks beautiful and the ferry ride...WOW!

CattyCat said...

Have a great vacation Laura. Do you know CattyCat is Maryellen. I think maybe you don't. I thought I was going to stop blogging but only lasted 2 days without. Have fun, enjoy and be safe.

JJ said...

Have a great vacation and I love the picture of one of my two favorite cats on IL....looks like Mr Pal will do just fine keeping the house and Mike in line while you are away!!


longnecklady said...


I know you won't be blogging, but if you happen to read your comments send me your addie!. I finally finished your canvas that I was making for you.



kimberlykwan said...

I love, love, love the "girls" on yoru entry in my bitty journal! oh golly -I can hardly STAND the suspense waiting for that little thing to get back here to me so I can drool all over it in person!!!

Have a WONDERFUL vacation!