Sunday, October 31, 2010

Compendium of Curiosities Challenge #19 – Extreme Masking

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My entry for the Studio L3 Compendium of Curiosities Challenge this week is created on cardstock from Club Scrap (yellows from Gimme a Ring and Birds of a Feather).

Other supplies include: Crafty Secrets Thanksgiving stamps, Ranger Distress inks in Wild Honey and Spiced Marmalade, Club Scrap black India Ink pad, Silhouette SD pumpkin card design for positive and negative mask, homemade Perfect Pearls mist

Thanks for looking.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Compendium of Curiosities Challenge 18: Dabber Resist – Part Deux

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I made two of these cards from the same materials and technique. Just slightly different images.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Compendium of Curiosities Challenge 18: Dabber Resist

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My entry for the Studio L3 Compendium of Curiosities Challenge is created on cardstock from Club Scrap (yellow from Birds of a Feather, purple from Blossom, and orange from Rhapsody).

Bling and Inkadinkado stamps (All Hallows Eve) are from my stash. Tim’s Dabber Resist technique was done with the spider web using Purple Twilight. I also did some with Snowcap but the technique did not pop enough for my taste so I went with purple (of course, my favorite color.

This card will also serve as my submission on Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge for this week.

Thanks for looking.

I miss our pissant

maybe I'll buy one....Posted via cell phone.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Gatsby Gala

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Nancy and Chrissie posing in their Gatsby attire for the Gala Evening on Thursday night. I did not dress for this affair. Relegating myself to Staff Photographer, as always.

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And then Chrissie posing with Michael Strong and Tricia Morris, two of our excellent instructors.

Chocolate Party

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Chrissie posing with Diane and Connie in the Chocolate Suite. Then we ran into Julie outside the Chocolate Suite. It was all about chocolate that first night…..

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Little Chute

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Chrissie posing on a cow outside our yummy lunch location in Little Chute. It seems to be a retreat tradition to pose on this poor little cow. How many gals have sat upon her? We had a delicious grilled cheese sandwich at their outdoor picnic tables. It was a beautiful fall day.

Posting our Sign

I’m busy this evening uploading photos from our wonderful trip to Wisconsin. Just want to continue to post some of my favorites as I come across them in the edit/upload process.

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Love this photo of Chrissie posting our Room Sign on our first night in Wisconsin for all the world to see. A photo of thirteen year old Jenni holding her infant sister at her Baptism.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Paper Sculptures

Decorate the walls of Outagamie Airport in the Paper Valley. Posted via cell phone.

Can't get Chrissie to stop crafting

When she should be packing. Posted via cell phone.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Quality Time

with The Colonel. Posted via cell phone.

Our last Wisconsin sunset

boo hoo Posted via cell phone.

Guess what we're having for dinner?

ooooh, KFC! Posted via cell phone.


over Butte des Mortes. Posted via cell phone.

Our last letterbox together!

This one was REALLY hard to find! Posted via cell phone.

Back at the Mother Ship

Never can say good-bye. Posted via cell phone.

Back at Culver's (in Green Bay)

And Chrissie just ate half of MY Butterburger before I even unwrapped hers. Oops! Posted via cell phone.

Letterbox No. 10

Out bright and early, leaving Sturgeon Bay and heading back to Neenah. Posted via cell phone.
Letterboxing is an intriguing "treasure hunt" style outdoor activity. Letterboxers hide small, weatherproof boxes in publicly-accessible places (like parks) and post clues to finding the box online on one of several Web sites. However, clues to finding some of the most highly-sought boxes are passed around by word of mouth. There are about 20,000 letterboxes hidden in North America alone. Individual letterboxes usually contain a log book, an often hand-carved rubber stamp and may contain an ink pad. Finders make an imprint of the letterbox's stamp on their personal log book, and leave an imprint of their personal stamp on the letterbox's logbook .

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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Lighthouses and Letterboxes

We spent the day looking for lighthouses and letterboxes. It was Chrissie’s idea to start letterboxing and now we’re hooked. Check it out by googling the topic. Addictive. And fun.

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The top one is Sherwood Point Lighthouse, the next ones are both at the mouth of the shipping canal between Lake Michigan and Sturgeon Bay, known as Canal Station Lighthouse and North Pierhead Light.

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Letterboxing was a lot of fun, a combination of rubber stamping and detective work. We both can’t wait to also do it back at our home bases (and any future trips we take). It’s a little geeky but we like that kind of thing. Sort of like our usual searches for Public Art pieces (of which there was also no shortage on this trip (with sturgeons and lighthouses). Can’t wait to get busy scrappin’ all these good times.

Chrissie's First Find

Lily Bay. Lake Michigan. Posted via cell phone.

Odd name for a political candidate?

Posted via cell phone.

This is our island

This is not your island. View of the Sawyer Harbor from observation tower. Posted via cell phone.

Our second letterbox

In Potawatomi State Park. Posted via cell phone.

Our first letterbox!

We are two geeky sisters. Posted via cell phone.

No Trespassing

Sherwood Point Lighthouse

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Fall Color, Lighthouses, Sunset and a Fish Boil

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Today was another long one, starting with some fall color photos in Sturgeon Bay.

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Up the Coast to the Old Quarry Park where we photographed a lighthouse from long distance and seagulls, etc.

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Then on to Eagle Bluff Lighthouse.

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Sunset in Sister Bay.

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Concluding with a fish boil in Fish Creek.

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It was a great day. Now to bed again, exhausted.

Strawberry Islands

Green Bay. Posted via cell phone.

Those Rodgers girls @ sister bay


We're in Fish Creek but do not call it Creek as it is Crick. Posted via cell phone.

Banana split cake

From Vande Walle's in Appleton. Mmm...mmm...good. Posted via cell phone.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Neon, Sunset and Ghosts

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In the early planning stage of our trip, Chrissie and I considered staying at this place. Fortunately, we decided against it. Tonight we found the neon sign to photograph and quickly realized staying there would have been a BIG mistake for us.

Right down the street we took photos of the sunset over the shipyard.

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And also snapped this Halloween tableau.

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All in all it was a great day. We are once again very tired and going to bed. More fun tomorrow.


your bike at the lighthouse. Posted via cell phone.

Cana Island Light

3rd order Fresnel lens. Posted via cell phone.

Now that's more like it!

Cana Island. Posted via cell phone.

Michigan seems like a dream to me now...

Lake Michigan. Another Great Lake on my list. I will have to confer with Mom to determine how many I've seen.

Baileys Harbor Lighthouse

The worst impersonation of a lighthouse I have ever seen. Posted via cell phone.

Our resort

Home away from home. Posted via cell phone.