Friday, August 8, 2008

Nothing like mom...

Get ready to sit a spell! I have a long post! hehe

Elated is the word...we are leaving tomorrow on a vacation to see my family! I haven't been home in two years...can't wait to see everyone again, tour the beautiful hills and plains, and share it with my girls...the place where I grew up. There are so many things to see in South Dakota and the atmosphere is just so different than N.Y. People are warm and friendly and chat with you in line at the store, you can even keep your car running while you go in to grab something. Ha Life is so much slower out there.

I could sure use a good dose of my mom too. She's my best friend in the whole world and I miss her dearly. I miss being able to just hang out and chat in person and spend time with her. They have been here to visit, but with the cost of plane tickets these days, we can't afford to fly the 4 of us out there each year. So we haven't been there for 2 years. We are all packed and ready for our flights! Seriously, I don't think I'll be able to sleep tonight! :)

Before we go, I wanted to share with you my next card kit that will be available SOON at Create My Keepsake! Papers, chipboard, rub ons and letters are from the new Pink Paislee - Pop Fashion line and they are drop-dead gorgeous in person! You are not going to want to miss this one! If you are a kit member, you'll receive your kit e-mail soon with all of the information. If you are not a member, you can purchase a kit on or after August 15th at CMK under "current kits" and you should see the August Card Kit there. It won't be posted until the 15th, so I don't have a direct link at this time, but as soon as they are available, I can post one for you. If you wish to become a member, click HERE to purchase a membership. Here are the sneak peeks!




Also wanted to share some exciting news....I was asked to be the August Guest Designer for Magistical Memories!! Wow, I love their chipboard and had a blast creating with it! I still have a few things to make when I return, but I wanted to share a few items with you...

The first is a locker mirror that I created for my niece with the Jumbo Scallop Circle. I covered the chipboard circle with paper, stitched a bit, layered it over a 5 inch mirror and added some letters to spell out my niece's name. She requested blues and greens, so I hope she likes it! Papers and stickers are the new Basic Grey - Euphoria line. (A shout out to Lisa from RAH!! Thank you so much for thinking of me!)


This is a fun card made with the Fancy Frames chipboard! Papers are October Afternoon and Sassafras Lass. Love these fun, colorful stickers by Creative Cafe as well!! I thought the little curled paper added to the festiveness. lol

And last but not least..."Happy Day" card made with the awesome Birthday Hat chipboard and a Ric Rac border! It was so easy to cover the chipboard with paper, add a sentiment and viola...a cool card to give to someone special! Don't these papers evoke happiness? Love them!

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today, and thank you all for the sweet words in my last post...your comments really mean so much to me! I love that everyone is so supportive of each other in scrapbooking. Hugs, Danielle

32 comments:

angie worthington said...

WOW, yummo!!!...lots of beautiful stuff to look at today, i love your work!...enjoy your vacation!....
:)

Daniela said...

Have fun on your vacation. It is always nice to go home. Your creations are always so pretty and creative. Congrats on Magistical Memories!

Lee - createalways said...

Enjoy your "MoM" time, I know how long you've waited for this happy occasion. Drive a few hundred miles north and you'll find me! LOL. Love your current creations, just beautiful as always...Safe travels & have fun!

sofy said...

so cute !

Raechelle said...

Have a fantastic visit home! :)
Your cards and projects are gorgeous girl! Congrats on the GD gig! You blew it away!
Rae

Danielle said...

have a great trip Danielle! love your new projects, beautiful!

TheShermanFam said...

How exciting to be going back home to visit family...hope you guys have a great time!
Congrats on the GDT spot, I know you'll rock it...your cards are GORGEOUS!!
AND...I'm sooo stoked for this months card kit...can't wait!
Ember

Jennifer said...

your cards are amazing!! Pure inspiration!!! Have a fun trip!!

Caleen said...

Again, your cards are beautiful. So much love and work put into them. You have given me inspiration to get going and I appreciate it.. Hope you have a wonderful time with your family. How special.

Anonymous said...

Danielle - Have a great time on your vacation. I grew up in South Dakota also and you are right, it is just a different feel than the city. I live in Minneapolis now and when I go home, which is often, it is so relaxing. Have fun!!!!

Cyndi

Hilary Kanwischer said...

Oh how exciting to be going home again. Have a wonderful time on your vacation. :) I LOVE your locker mirror...that is the sweetest project ever! My daughter will actually be getting a locker this year, may have to duplicate this. :) Just gorgeous as always! :)

Debbie :-) said...

Absolutely adore your work!! Your cards & altered art are beautiful & inspiring!!
Have a terrific time visiting your family in SD!!

Staci said...

I'm so excited for you Dani, you can just "hear" the excitement in your voice over going to see your family! I hope you have a great time!! Love all your latest creations - you did fantastic work as a Guest Designer (congrats!!), and I love those card sneaks... can't wait to see more!!

Anne Magee said...

Beautiful projects!

moralia said...

Aww.. so happy that your entire family gets to go visit your family!!! You sound SO excited! I'm sure you're going to have a fabulous time!! :)

I love your sneak peeks.. *DROOL* and your cards rock! SO cool!!! :) Especially that birthday hate! Super cute!!

Congrat's on the Guest DT spot! :) Can't wait to see what you do with that...

Safe travels, Danielle!!

(((Hugs)))
~C.

Michelle said...

What a cut card! Beautiful project, again! It is always a pleasure stopping by your blog. Thanks for sharing. Michelle

Nicole said...

Girl I just love seeing what you create! Beautiful! Enjoy your time with your family!!

Michelle StClair said...

I hope you enjoy every single minute of your vacation back home. It sounds like a perfect place!

Melonie said...

Totally funny. I just did a locker mirror too...not as pretty as yours though.
I hope you have fun on your vacation!!

Dena said...

Have a fantastic and wonderful trip seeing your fam and friends! Can't wait to hear all about it. Love ya girl.

Audrey Pettit said...

Oh Dani, I'm so happy for you that you get to pop home for a visit. I feel exactly like you do.....and I haven't been home in 2 years either. I won't make it out there this year, but I'm hoping for next year.
Love, love your gorgeous projects. Congrats on the guest spot at MM!

roree said...

These are all wonderful! I am so in love with that little mirror... I need to make one for each of my girls. Great work with the Magistical Memories products (and everything else ;) ), girl!

Cynthia (Citrus Tree Studio) said...

I hope you are having a great visit Dani and your cards are FABULOUS as always! C.

Debbie said...

Hope you're having a great time on vacation. I love your creations so much I thought you were worthy of a little recognition, so I've left something for you on my blog.

Take care

Love Debbie xx

Christine said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous projects, Danielle! I love the sneak peeks of the cards you made and the Magistical Memories projects are such wonderful eye candy!

I hope you're having fun on your vacation (my SIL grew up in South Dakota and still has family there, too...she misses them and the area as well)! May you have a safe journey back home! :)

Lori K said...

Your work is STUNNING. I hope you have a fun time with your Mom! Safe travel!

Regina Easter said...

wow girl, these are stunning....you rock...

Melissa Bove said...

Hope you had a wonderful trip!! Stop by my blog, I have a little something there for you! Hugs, Melissa http://keepsakesbymelissa.blogspot.com/

Kandis Smith said...

such beautiful creations girl! Love all the details!

Jenn said...

These are all awesome as usual girl, and that is so cool that you got to visit home !! I remember you talking alot on IMCK about missing home . I feel so out of touch !! Hope all is well ,
Hugs
XXX
JENN

LoRi said...

Have a wonderful time with your family! Love all of your creations, Dani. You are a creative genius!

Anonymous said...

Hi Danielle! I just have to say your cards are so beautiful! Great job on them all. And I loved your PC Idol cards. :) --teri