Friday, August 20, 2010

Creatively Yours Sketch 45-10

Good morning. Another crazy week at our house. We spent the first part of it in Invermere, BC. That is a gorgeous area of Canada, we had lots of fun. Now I'm getting little boys ready for their first fishing trip with Dad.

On to the scrappy stuff. Today I have my Creatively Yours interpretation. I used some more Greece pictures. This is the lovely island of Hydra, there are no cars on this island, the only motorized vehicles are garbage trucks. I love it, it was amazing.

Well that's it for today, I hope you have a great weekend.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

August's Copic Club Reveal day at Savvy'n'Sassy

Good morning, hope the weekend has been treating you well!

Today I have my Copic club reveal for Savvy'n'Sassy. The technique we worked on this month is feathering. My first two cards are using this technique. You use 2 completely different colors and then blend them. This one takes a bit of practice but I love the affect. You can go see the whole tutorial in the forums here. Also, don't forget to check out Lisa's beautiful creations this month.

Here are my cards:

Copics used: RV25, Y38

Copics used: RV02, B02

Copics used: E21, E31, E33, E50, R20, R17, Y13, Y21, B93, B97, B00 (I airbrushed the background with B00 and E21)

Copics used: E11, E31, E35, E33, E37, E43, R17, R20

Well I'm off to hopefully enjoy some sun. Have a great Sunday

Friday, August 13, 2010


Happy Friday the 13th!

Today I have my card sketch for Creatively Yours. It's a pretty easy sketch, I'd love to see what you do with it.

Here is my sketch:

And my card:

Copics used: E21, E31, E35, E39, E50, R20, R35, YR16, YR18, YG95, YG99

Don't forget to stop by Creatively Yours to see all the wonderful DT creations. Have a great day and a lovely weekend. I'll be back on Sunday with my Copic reveal from Savvy'n'Sassy

Friday, August 6, 2010

Creatively Yours Sketch 44-10


Yes, I've been a bad blogger. But it's been a busy week here. The summer is busier than the school year for me. I'm hoping to get back on track with my blogging soon.

So today I have my interpretation of my sketch from Creativley yours.

Here is the sketch:

And my interpretation. I dug into my new Greece pictures for this one. I love Delphi and it was the first one I wanted to scrap from our big adventure. I'd been holding onto the Bo Bunny paper for this trip and I finally broke it out.

Well that's it for today, I have a list a mile long to get through. I hope you have a great day and a wonderful weekend.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Greece 2010

***Warning, this is a really long post***

First I have to tell you a bit about our trip and some background. My father was Greek. He was born and raised there, served his army time as a young adult and left in his twenties. So he was Greek to the core. Lots of my family is there. All but 1 cousin from my father's side. I spent summers there as a child and 5 years ago I got to take my boys with my Dad (and my Mom) to visit his homeland. I've never regretted that trip because it proved to be the last time we could do that. My father died 4 years ago today and I'm sure if he were here he would have been in Greece with us. I missed him terribly on this trip but it was also comforting to be in the country he grew up in and spend some time in his hometown. Something about this country feels like home to me. I love it there.

This was the first time my husband has ever been, so quite a culture shock for him, but he seemed to embrace it totally. We had an amazing time. One week in Athens seeing the sites, and some day trips. One week in Northern Greece with my family. And one week in Santorini, the most beautiful place on earth!

There were so many pictures that we took on this trip it was so hard to narrow it down to a few to share.

Here are the boys in Athens. In what other country are there so many ruins that kids can go to a park and play on them!

The Aegean Sea, at the Temple of Poseidon.

Delphi. Talk about an amazing place. I love this place, the ruins, the history.

The Parthenon at the Acropolis.

Here is my budding photographer

On the island of Hydra. This was fun for the boys, Giant Chess.

The town of Hydra. The only vehicles allowed in this town are garbage trucks. It was amazing there.

The island of Poros. Only 36km square and separated from the mainland by a very narrow straight.

I love this picture, I swear I didn't set this up. After swimming in the Saronic Gulf I caught them sitting there just looking out there, no talking, just taking it all in.

What would Greece be without some beach time. This is in Northern Greece. Not very touristy at all. In fact we were the only English speaking people anywhere around that beach.

Main Street in Veria. Where my Dad grew up.

Northern Greece, just as beautiful as the islands or the the South.

The flowers, oh my, all of them there were gorgeous. Here is just one of the many flower pictures I took

My family. I love them. It's big, it's loud. This is everyone out for dinner on a Saturday night (not great lighting)

Santorini....the sunrise over the Aegean

Fira, Santorini

The volcano at Santorini

The Hot Springs near the Volcano

Ia, Santorini

The amazing sunset in Ia. You just can't take pictures of it and do it justice. It was incredible.

That's just some of our trip. I hope you enjoyed the pictures. Hug those you love and make the most of every minute.

Miss you Dad, hope your off dancing and having fun somewhere.