Monday, July 25, 2011

Did You Know...

.....that I will be taking a little vacation soon? I bet you are tired of coming to my blog to comment time after time. I think YOU need a break! Well, that time has come! I will be off to to one of the most beautiful places on earth--Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada.

 These stunning photos were taken by Dr. John from our last trip there in 2006.
 It's recommended as the most scenic place to visit, so you should put that on your bucket list. I plan to explore a bit at the lake and see the scenery up close and personal. And maybe see some wild life...
 Lake Louise
I also plan to do the proper afternoon tea at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
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 Here are two cards to make you smile. I made this one two weeks ago for the Hero Arts Scramble challenge. 
PARTY
 And this one....I used hot pink felt and white Styrofoam...and of course, coffee sleeves for the cones.
Happy Birthday
Lastly, my Monday Feature....
What is Dr. John thinking about CHA that was just wrapped up in Chicago?

I didn't make it to CHA, but I told him that I really should have! This was overheard from our conversation when we had the dinner out last Friday...

Dr. John: " Hmmm......so what am I going to do when you are at CHA? Do a "make and take"?--kind of cheeky of him to say that and I assume that he wants to tag along!
Virginia: " That's an idea...." (uh...what can I say!?)
Dr. John: " I know!!!!  I'll go talk to Tim Holtz!"
Virginia: "....About... WHAT?" (I looked at him in the eyes and thought that he is nuts)
Dr John: " Keep Calm and Carry On...and stop distressing!!" 

 THAT sounds like a plan :)

31 comments:

alexandra s.m. said...

Oh my Virginia....thank you for another rich post !
1. Love these incredible pictures, I'm not familiar with the place I hope you'll share more on that so I can indeed add it to my bucket list!
2. Love these 2 cards!!! fun texture too ;-)
3. Dr. John YOU are the BEST!!! and if you were to come to Chicago you'd have to try some French cookin' ;-)

Dawn said...

what a hoot Virginia. I ended up giggling to myself as I read the last part of your post! Love your sweet cards too....

Maureen Morton said...

So funny, Virginia! And I love the happy cards. Styrofoam? Seriously. I love that you and the good doctor have such fun. And that trip - wow, the pix are glorious. You deserve it. Don't forget, baby finger up while you are drinking high tea. Enjoy!

Barb said...

I would love to be sitting with the two of you during your next crafty conversation! I think I would be rolling on the floor, laughing!

I guessed the felt but had no idea the other was styrofoam! You are just too clever! I love the way your brain works and I love both of your happy cards!

Lake Louise looks amazing! Wow, such beauty! When are you leaving? I hope you enjoy every second of your trip and that you have a wonderful, relaxing time! Hugs to you! :)

Tina said...

I can see how much you will enjoy the vacation in such a beautifull place.
Love to see both yummy cards together Styrofoam!!!, you are incredible!

Anni said...

I love your cards, I love the photos but most of all I love the dialogues with Dr. John. It makes me laugh every time!
Ich wünsche euch einen wunderschönen, erholsamen Urlaub! Und glaube mir, WIR brauchen keinen Urlaub von deinem Blog!
Liebe Grüße, Anika

Sarah said...

Beautiful pics and cards, Virginia! My sister was just at Lake Louise and said it heavenly. :)
Dr. John continues to make me laugh. :)

Lindsay said...

Gorgeous scenery Virginia! Have a great time and relax! Love your cutie cards, so fun! Dr. John's Tim Holtz comment made me laugh out loud! HA! What a hoot!

Lynn said...

FAbulous! I wish I was going on vacation with you..it looks gorgeous! Love your cards and your conversation with Dr. John! too funny!

Tammy said...

Love your two cards Virginia! Have a great time in Lake Louise! I love it there two--simply breath-taking. I was there back in 1999; one of my best friends lived there she actually worked at Chateau Lake Louise in PR as a recruiter. Now she lives in Kelowna, B.C.--hoping to visit her next summer!

Rachel W K said...

That just looks so breathtaking, I love his photos. I'm sure you'll have a great relaxing time on your much deserved vaycay!

-rachel w k
rwkrafts.blogspot.com

Lin said...

Gorgeous photos, Virginia, wish we could join you! Makes me feel cooler just looking at them. Have fun and bring back lots more!

And I'm really loving your Dr. John thoughts! Can you imagine the conversation he and TH would have? About the same one that Denny and TH would have :)))

sheila said...

Wow-these photos are breathtaking! Enjoy your time away...the area that you are going to looks wonderful.

Kathy (krolski) said...

LOL. Dr John is a riot. :)
Love your "sweet" cards and the pics are gorgeous! Enjoy your vacation!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Enjoy your vacation Virginia! Look forward to hearing about the wonderful scenery.

Cheryl Nelson said...

Dr. John never ceases to bring a chuckle! love it! Your cards are just the cutest!! Those photos are breathtaking! Have a FAB vacation!!!

BabyBokChoy said...

Dr John is freaking hilarious. Time for him to do some standup comedy!!!

CHA winter baby, it'll be in Anaheim and warmer :) I'll be there, so you'd better be :)

That is one list checked off on my bucket list, I too, was there in 2006, who knows, maybe I had run into Dr. John without knowing it? We would love to live there in retirement, the whole Banff area is God's place on earth!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

I hope you have a wonderful vacation, Virginia! Your icecream cards are just as cute as can be! I will be heading "up north" soon, too! Can't wait for some cooler weather! :)

lynzw21 said...

Wow that lake looks beautiful Virgina, I'm mesmerised by its colour just from your pictures- I can't imagine wat it must look like in person! Definitely added to my bucket list :) Love the ice cream cards, especially the second one :) I realised how few summery stamps I have with this months HA challenge!

Donna Bowman said...

Have a great vacation Virginia! It does look like a beautiful place. Love your happy party cards - I just love those stamps!!!

Eve said...

Great pics.!!Your vacation place looks Spectacular!! And luv your hubby's comment! LOL!! Have a great vacation!! :-)

dahlhouse-designs.com said...

oh, what a lovely place. enjoy it to the fullest! and your cards are too adorable.

lisa a.

Lindsey said...

LOVE the ice cream cone cards -- so fun and cute! Have a great time in Lake Louise... such a gorgeous part of the country, isn't it?

Jocelyn Olson said...

ADORABLE! I love the cotton candy and ice cream cone cards. So cute! Enjoy your vacation--it looks gorgeous. Dr. John is a riot!

Alice Wertz said...

haha, Dr. John is hilarious!! no wonder you are a happy wife. i am picturing him talking to Tim. LOL! ahhh.... me wanna go vacation, too!!! can i squeeze in your luggage? =) hope you will have a good time. and thanks for the eye candies today! so very sweet! love the hot pink and white styrofoam ice creams! you are so clever, girl! fabulous work as always!

CanadianScraps43 said...

I love these little features with your hubby. Your so funny V! Lol. I know one thing he is an amazing photograper, I guess your daughter gets this easyly from her Daddy! Wow the pics are stunning. So lucky of you to go on this trip. Enjoy yourself sweetie, you so deserve it. Love your two cards, so fun and cheerful, just like you I am sure. Just wanted to say to you more personally, that I am so happy for you and your big news with being published. This was long over due and I am so proud of you right now. I love seeing friends achieve especially my Canadian Scrappy sisters. Hats off to you on a splendid job and look forward to all that you have to blow us away with in the future. Miss you at my blog. Hope your doing well and enjoying your summer. Hope the office has air conditioning because I heard it was really hot in your area. Okay sweetie. Gotta run. Take care and have fun on your trip. Hugs.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH MY! I just love love love you--love the pics and I love your card--and I LOOOOOOOOOVE that Dr. John knows so much about crafting! I love this conversation!

ivy said...

your hubby is such a trooper! LOL!

Brenda said...

Oh my gosh Virginia! I love your cards, but I have to admit I love Lake Louise more! We went there this last March but it was totally iced over and so very beautiful! But these photos! Oh boy! Your hubby continues to be a hoot!

Vicky said...

Dr John is so funny! And that place you are going for vacation WOW!!!! I hope you get a rest and have an amazing time!!! Hugs

Simone said...

LOL! Dr John is so funny V!! LOVE these photos! I've always wanted to go to Lake Louise - its just so beautiful!