Tuesday, July 27, 2010

I love poppies and patchwork

Poppies - watercolor

Just a quick layout - don't you love the faux patchwork of this The Girls' Paperie patterned paper?

Can you believe that July is almost over? I went over to Sarasota this past weekend to visit my son and had a lovely time - lots of great food, fun talk, and (hopefully) good photos. One of the LSS over there had gone out of business but at the other one, they were having a 20% off pre-CHA sale so I was able to get some wonderful Prima papers and flowers that I had not seen before. I also was able to get tiny attacher refills (I love my tiny attacher!!) and some wonderful colored laces. Yay!

Then, when I got home, I had a lovely little package from Kimmie (whimsicaltwist) and a 3M atg gun that Chez sent to me. On Monday I received a fantastic treasure trove of laces and trims from Cassie so all in all, I have lots of new toys!!!!!!! I also had bought a really funky pink fabric flower necklace at Old navy on final discount - it looks very similar to the new Prima ones! Yay! I also got to go to B&N and Borders and got some inspiring books and magazines. (Note: I live in a small town and we don't have B&N, Borders, Old Navy or very many of the stores that most cities have - we have a small Target, a small Michaels, a Walmart, and some other small versions of stores like Best Buy, etc so going to Sarasota is a shopping paradise for me.)

Hope all is well with you and thanks for reading,


Cassie said...

I also love Poppies and patchwork...and sending you goodies in the mail!!!

Jamie Dougherty (jaylynn) said...

I love that painting girl!! Stunning! :) Hugs Jamie :)

JessiW said...

BEAUTIFUL Painting, and what gorgeous "patchwork" on that layout!! I feel ya on the store thing...we have to drive to even get near a target! I really wish I lived five or ten minutes from one!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I love love love love love love that painting and that lo... total *swoon*.....GORGEOUS!!! I am glad that you had a good visit with Brian...and YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY for happy mail! :):):):):):):):):):):):) and PS...{{{hugs}}} :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Anonymous said...

Your poppies are gorgeous... I LOVE those brigh wild summerflowers! The layout is beautiful and YEAY for shopping trips and son-visits!!!

Amy Muffoletto said...

I love your beautiful artwork. Just so colorful and amazing just like you!!!!

So excited about your recent shopping spree. Sounds like you had fun. Big hugs,Amy

EverydayMe said...

love your beautiful work... the colors are amazing and they make my heart happy!! thanks so much for sharing!!! Glad you had fun shopping!!! Sounds lie ti was a blast!
{{hugs}} Michelle

Hanneke said...

Great to hear you had such a great time, I live in a very small town myself and isn't it great to go shopping where you can get everything you like!!! Love that painting gorgeous colors and that LO is so lovely!!
Hugs, Hanneke

Jeanet said...

Your painting is amazing Chris!LOVE it, those colors are beautiful and I love poppies!
Your layout is beautiful, that paper is great and you made it even more beautiful!
Great shopping you did!Looking out for the beautiful work you're gonna make with it!