Sunday, December 4, 2011

It's not possible, is it?

From Els at Elizabeth Craft Designs' Facebook page showing one of their beautiful peel-off stickers and Glitter Ritz glitter in the background:

"Still one of my favorite cards.
The Lotus Flower colored with the Metallic Gelpens from Sakura."

Have you seen this sponge dauber storage case?

A few of these arrived with our Pearl Pen order . . . these are great
because you can store your used daubers in them without disturbing
the ink colors you've used. If you're like me and Dianne, you don't like to use
purple ink using the same dauber you used in orange ink. Now, you
can store the orange ink dauber, the purple ink dauber, etc., all separately
waiting for you to use them again.
The boxes can be purchased for the large or small daubers.

I think this would be fun to enter the Graphic 45 Holiday Gift Tag Challenge. If you choose to enter a tag, please share it wth us . . . we'd love to see what you create! Click on any of the 'underlined' text that will link you a website.

Holiday Gift Tag Challenge

Hello G45ers!
It's time for our December Challenge! It's easy, make a gift tag, post it on our Facebook, and you could be our winner!

This featured gift tag is by Sherry Cheever.

We're so inspired by all the fabulous tag blogs going on right now, that we want to see what you're creating! You can submit any tag you have created using Graphic 45 products.

Make a Holiday tag using G45 product

Post a picture of your gift tag on our Facebook page labeled "Holiday Tag Challenge"

Challenge Ends December 15 at Midnight

 Three winners will be announced December 16 on our blog. So hurry up and submit and it could be you!

From Spellbinders' blog . . .
"The holiday season is upon us as we swing into December! I adore this time of year. It's full of festivities and good cheer. I loved watching Stacey's video and getting all sorts of party planning inspiration!

This Holly Jolly Party Invitation and Party Favor are quick and simple to create, making it easy to focus on your party planning and enjoying time with your guests.

Here's a short list of the supplies I used.

Spellbinders Paper Arts™ Supplies:
  • S4-327 Labels Twenty Three
  • S4-092 Stars Five
  • Grand Calibur™ Machine


Red Tinsel Ribbon, black ink, acrylic block and candy cane.

Ok, now here's a video to show you how to create this project!

I hope you enjoyed the video and found some inspiration to create a party invitation of your own."

Last night, we walked around the Center of Milan. It was amazing to see how many people are out and about after 7:00 p.m. It seems that's the time of day when everything starts up after quiet afternoons. Dinner hours start around 8 p.m. and the rush appears to be around 9:00/9:30 p.m.

We waited for the #2 or #14 tram to take us into the center
from the neighborhood we're in.

watching the traffic

walking through the front
promenade to La Scala, the
famous Opera House in Milan

Billboard outside La Scala


I love strolling through the tiny walkways
that are everywhere in the town center

waiting for the #2 tram at the stop
to return home in the town center

beautiful holiday window

more walkways

All of these people were waiting to go inside Tiffany's.
It was SOR in the store.

I love the tree-lined boulevards

a final view of the Duomo and the Christmas Tree
in the final stages of lighting; the tree is sponsored
by Tiffany's every year

Today, we had to run an errand at Ikea. It is enormous and was quite an experience! Traditionally, stores are closed on Sundays so everyone can focus on time with their families. The few stores that open on Sunday's, like Ikea, see throngs of people go in and out their doors.
We enjoyed their typical Swedish meatball plate; however, here they serve french fries or mashed potatoes (they didn't have those today) instead of the small red potatoes.
This particular Ikea is 3-stories tall. The cafeteria and showrooms
are located on the 3rd floor, and the actual items for purchase
and cashier lanes are on the 2nd floor.

when you exit the store, you and your cart (if you have one) "ride" the
walkway down; the cart wheels are specially-designed to lock
into the grids on the walkway

the cafeteria is enormous, and that doesn't
really describe the enormity compared to other
Ikea cafeterias I've bee in.

I can't remember how many cashier lines there were!
We only have 2 full days left to enjoy our time with Cecilia. In just the short time we've been here, we've noticed how much changes each and every day.
Be sure to keep up with what's going on at Art 'n Soul. We still have outstanding orders with Magenta and Memory Box that we hope we will see early this week! Stay tuned . . .

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