Sunday, August 3, 2008

Love a parade...

Today we took the girls to the "Turning Point parade" here in our small town where the Battle of Saratoga was fought and won and thus was the turning point in the American Revolutionary War 300 years ago. Such a fun sight to see the outfits they wore back then and the fun music they played. It sprinkled rain a bit before it started, but really turned out to be a great day! I think it was Kati's first parade (besides a couple when she was little and doesn't remember).


Afterwards, we toured the General Phillip Schuyler house... who we learned was the 4th in command under George Washington at this time, but started out in the British supply train. He actually led the post-war opposition to the British. It was so interesting to see how they lived back then. George Washington actually stayed in this house when he was visiting. They didn't have guest rooms, but guest beds with canopies, so that was their privacy. Very interesting! We have lived here about 5 years and have never toured the house before. They wouldn't let us take any photos inside the house.

I received word on the Paper Crafts card idol contest and unfortunately my journey has ended. But thank you so much for everyone who came out to vote! I am bummed, but I had fun while it lasted! Here are some of the other cards that I entered during the contest that I haven't posted here yet:
(Patriotic card)
(Friend card)
(Friend card)
I was asked to be the guest designer for Magistical Memories for the month of August, so I'll be back soon with some of my creations! Love their chipboard! Happy Sunday! ~Danielle~

26 comments:

kimosabescraps said...

Dani,
I was soooo disappointed to see that result on the site... I have been cheering you on.
YOu are still the Paper Crafts Idol in my eyes!
Congrats on making it into the top 10!!
I was admiring your beautiful card examples at Right at home yesterday... gorgeous work!
Have a great weekend
Kim Faucher

Hilary Kanwischer said...

Oh my gosh Danielle...these are so gorgeous, my jaw hit the floor when I saw these. Just too darn beautiful for words. Hope you won't mind if I card lift some of these. ;)

Mélanie Blackburn said...

Dani, I was also disapointed with the results of PC. Your work is amazing and I thought you would were going to win. Congrats on making it to the Top 10. Your cards are very inspiring.

TrishaP said...

So sorry that you didn't make it to the top 5. I was shocked by that result...your card got my vote each week!!

Love the other cards you have posted here...absolutely beautiful!

Betsy said...

Gorgeous cards Dani -- So sorry to hear your journey has ended. Love your creations!!

Ashley Harris said...

Dani, just wanted to let you know that I loved every one of your creations! I still do! You rocked that Idol contest. I am a huge fan and always will be. Have a wonderful week!

Babydoll said...

Bummer!! Well, you're an Idol in my book!! I love looking at your cards. Better luck next time. :)

Leinor Amundsen said...

Lovely cards Danielle, as usual! I really admire your designs and I've put you down on my list of favorite blogs. So never mind not winning the PC competition. To many you're still a great source of inspiration. So chin up and keep up the good work and again thanks for the inspiration! ~Leinor~

Scossie Jane said...

These cards are stunning Danielle, love your work xx

Sorry you didn't make it to the Top 5 - you're No 1 in my book(sorry blog)LOL xx

angie worthington said...

the parade looks like it was alot of fun...i am sorry that your journey ended in the paper crafts contest, your cards are fabulous....my pink paislee prize pack came & it is awesome!!!...

Melonie said...

UGH! So sorry to read this. Your work is amazing. Keep on keeping on and know that you are an Idol to so many!

Milianna said...

I am really sorry, I have to find that every time you had most cards... You are a source of inspiration for me

Christine said...

I was SO disappointed to hear that you didn't continue forward this week, but you will always be a source of inspiration to me! Your work is always jaw-dropping gorgeous, and in my book, you're the card-making idol! ;-D

Thank you for sharing so much of your inspiring work with us!

Staci said...

Sounds like you had a fun weekend, Dani! I too am so bummed (and shocked!!) that you didn't make it to the next round - your work is always stunning, and you know i'm a huge fan!

All moments remembered said...

I love your work!!! Sorry that journey ended but think of all the great projects you accomplished. I came to look at your pink paislee work because my store just got it in stock today and I am so excited to start playing with it!! I love both the new lines. I ordered up the acrylic crown album too and thought I would make the school secratary the crown bowl for her desk. Thanks for all the inspiration!!
Stacey

Christi said...

:( sorry about the last round! what beautiful cards!

roree said...

Gorgeous cards, Dani! Sorry you didn't make it farther. You definitely had some of the best cards. :) Can't wait to see your prize pack. Make sure to post when you get it.

LoRi said...

Great pics of the parade and you must know that you are my favorite card maker in the universe! Seriously, girl!

Caleen said...

I just found your blog and I have been inspired. Thank you!! I just scrapbook for fun and of course to preserve memories. I had been in a rut lately and when I saw your blog it totally inspired me to get going..
Thank you. I love all the cards you make and everything else. You should have won!! I have been bitten by the bug again and I am ready to get going.. Thanks :)

Linda Dekorerar said...

Ohh!! Lovley cards and LOs.Much beautiful inspiration.
THANKS!!
//Linda

Scrap for Joy said...

I think your cards were all beautiful and I voted for every one. Being in the top 10 is great though and I will continue to check your blog to see the beautiful creations there. Wish I lived close enough to take your classes.

Amy W. said...

um, i'm not sure why you are not the winner of that contest...your cards are exceptionally crafted and never have looked "slapped together". makes me wonder...

at any rate, you have mad skillz and i am inspired daily by you. :)

great pics too and i enjoyed your info bits on the history near you.

Hege-Annie Simonsen said...

Beautiful cards you make!!! :o)
Just love them!! :o)

Melissa said...

I think you're wonderful and are definitley an idol for so many women. I just love your cards---these are all so beautiful and I know there are so many more to come!
Have a wonderful vacation.
Melis

Cheri Wenger said...

I am a new visitor, Danielle. Linked to your site from Melissa Bove's blog, and wow, what gorgeous projects!

Jenn said...

Oh i love these cards, and very cool on the MM , i think my friend Designs for them actually.
I cant wait to see all your stuff :)
Hugs
Jenn