Saturday, February 26, 2011


Friday, 3/4/11 – “Bliss” Card Class
Friday, 3/11/11 – “Elements of Style” Card Class
Friday, 3/25/11 – “Crazy for Cupcakes” Card Class
Friday, 4/1/11 – Card Class – “Easter/Springtime" Card Class

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Monday, February 14, 2011

Chic Boutique Card

A while ago I came across a card made by Amy Rohl here and decided to take out my awesome Stampin' Up! sets "Chic Boutique" and "Tiny Tags" and see what I could come up with myself.  It's almost amazing how similar it turned out.  I may still jazz it up a bit, but for now I'm happy with it and I will be using it in my 2/25/11 "Chic Boutique" card class.

Enjoy your evening.

Card for a New Driver

I made a card for our good friend's son that just earned his driver's license.  We thought that he might need a little "gas" money so we'll enclose a gas gift card.  I didn't get a photo of the inside, but it said "time to put away the two wheeler".  I wish I had the "To a Classic" set so that I could have put the stamp of the car on the inside of the card, then I would have said "time to trade in the two-wheeler"...

I got the idea from Ashley Van Camp's card that I saved on my desktop files a long time ago.  Ashley used the "Extreme Surfer" on her card and I used the bike from the "Pedaling Past" set that is retired now.

Have a great day.

Sunday, February 13, 2011


Today we decided to go to "Eataly" in NYC.  It is on 24th Street and 6th Avenue.  It's been getting great reviews in the newspapers and in food magazines so we decided to check it out (that's Cristina on the left - she was freezing and wouldn't let me take the photo again so the strangers in the photo will have to stay - at least the woman we don't know smiled for the camera!!!).

As soon as we walked in the door the smell of the food just makes you want to eat everything in the place and there is a lot.  We did a walk through first so that we could decide where we wanted to eat and what we wanted to purchase to bring home.  It's an awesome shopping experience when you can walk around and shop with a glass of wine in your hand.

We didn't sit for lunch because it was so crowded, so Cristina decided she'd be good with a sandwich.  It was big enough for the three of us to share so that's what we did.  Then we stopped for "gelato" (vanilla & hazelnut - yum!!!). 

We purchased a few of our favorite things like homemade "spinach & ricotta" ravioli, fresh mozzarella, fresh ricotta (we love it with pasta & sauce), fresh Rustic bread, pizza with onions and pizza with artichokes & sun dried tomatoes.

Here you can see Charlie and Cristina watching the mozzarella being made.

Living here in Long Island, it is so convenient to spend the day in NYC or even just a few hours. 
I hope you enjoyed a wonderful day with your family and friends.