Friday, March 24, 2017

Hello Spring 2017

March 20th is officially Spring, I am a few days late, but nevertheless, wishing a wonderful Spring season to all my lovely blog friends!

Happy Spring


  
 




Tuesday, March 21, 2017

City Crafter Challenge Blog Week #354 ~ Through the Window

This week at



The challenge theme is THROUGH THE WINDOW, please stop by CCCB to check out the details!

This past weekend, DH and I drove to Colorado to see his daughter because yesterday was her birthday, so I get this card out right before we leave for the road trip.


I really didn't use this window die that much....


they are from MFT, the flower stamp and dies too.



I hope you hop over to City Crafter Challenge Blog and join in the fun!

Here are a few pictures from the road trip....



The I-70 to Colorado has lots of pretty sight, especially along the Utah stretch, it just like a huge national park, hundreds and hundreds of miles with sigh like these.

Thanks for stopping by!








Friday, March 17, 2017

Happy St. Patrick's Day!


Happy St. Patrick's Day to all!






Just wonder.... are you wearing GREEN today?


Tuesday, March 14, 2017

City Crafter Challenge Blog Week 353 ~ Spring is around the corner!

This week at...



The theme is...

Spring is around the corner, Stella picked a lovely inspiration photo.



Here's my layout inspired by the Spring Feel photo.






The photos of the girls when they were young, we lived on 57th street, just a few minutes walk to central park south, we spent a lot of time there when we were new to the city. I miss those days and I miss Spring Time in New York City!

I hope you play along with us this week at City Crafter Challenge Blog!

This past weekend, DH and I went to Iowa for my brother-in-law's retirement party.


it was cold.......

 

after the party on Saturday, we drove to Des Moines, IA to spent a night with my sister-in-law Marilyn, since my older brother-in-law Dan passed away nearly 3 years ago, she hasn't been able to adjust, few months ago, she finally decided to leave Cedar Rapids, bought a mobile home and parked it at her daughter's farm, that way, she can spend time with her daughter and grand children, but yet has her own space. 
Iowa is really really cold, no wonder DH never want to move back there.

 

Growing up in the city and lived in NYC, the wide open farm land seems attractive to me, imagine your neighbor is like miles away.... ahhhh....

Since I am blogging less, I try to post my photos on instagram, if you like to follow me, here's the link - https://www.instagram.com/kirsty_vittetoe/

See you there!!!!




Tuesday, March 7, 2017

City Crafter Challenge Blog Week #352 ~ Tutti Frutti

Today at City Crafter Challenge Blog, we are going Tutti Frutti!

Create a project that include a fruit(s).

I made these little encouragement card for my students in class....


 





Come check out the beautiful work by the CCCB designers!




Tuesday, February 28, 2017

City Crafter Challenge Blog Week 351 ~ Hygge

This week at City Crafter Challenge Blog, the theme is..

Hygge

(stop over CCCB blog if you are curious to know what that means)

Here's my card.....


I tried to capture the peaceful, serene feeling by using very simple, calm colors


Please stop by City Crafter Challenge Blog to see the wonderful work by the team.



Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Paris here I come and CCCB #350

It's been a week since I last posted, this is probably the longest gap I have in between posts, LOL! With OBW came to an end, City Crafter Challenge Blog is my only commitment, and now I am only going to blog when I have the time and mood, that way, I could enjoy blogging again and not feeling like a duty or chores.

A lot going on here at home and something exciting is coming....


YES!!!!! I am going to Paris!!!!!

The last two times I was in Paris, it was cold...

2007

 

That was in November I think, I lost all my photos from previous Europe trip because my laptop crushed, this one is from DH's cell phone, since then, I learn that I should store my folders in two places instead of one.

2013


Although we went to Paris early Spring in 2013, but it was still cold first week of April and there's really isn't much bloom.

Clare got into a International Piano competition in Paris, she is going to her semi-final round 3rd week of April. Springtime in Paris!!!! So hopefully, we can see Paris in bloom this time!

The other exciting news is this time my girl friend from Grafing Germany, together with her husband Augustin is going to Paris to give Clare support too, so I am meeting Ann in Paris, YAY!!!!
Ann and I went to the same high school since we were teenagers, we watched each other children grew from infants to adults, she has been a big fan of Clare, till today, her son Ambros still listening to Clare's first CD she recorded when she was just nine years old. Augustin retired about a year ago, they have been traveling non stop since, the last time we went to Grafing, Augustin had a good time chatting with Clare and has been following Clare on instagram, knowing that Clare is going to Paris in the Spring, they made an effort to join us in April! 

Now back to crafting topic...

Here's my project for City Crafter Challenge Blog this week, check out challenge details HERE!


the stitched lines background is one of my favorite background die from MFT


the heart die, sentiment and banner die are all from PTI


the green floral in the heart is another cover plate die from MFT.


I hope you could join in the fun at...