Thursday, September 17, 2009

Auf Wiedersehen . . .

I will be flying high over the Atlantic by the time most of you read this. What a wonderful adventure this has been for my family. I have appreciated all of you coming along for the ride with me (and suffering through my fantastically UGLY cards! Just goes to show that ALL of us start from meager beginnings . . .) I took this photo two days ago when we were visiting the Speyer Cathedral . . . just as breathtakingly beautiful as so many of the places we have seen while we have been here.

Okay, now for a REAL card . . . one you have NOT seen before, and one I had a GREAT time creating. This is all thanks to the infamous JanTink (once again). She posted the most fantabulous tutorial on her blog which you can see here:

Marvelous Magical Marquee Card Tutorial

I called her up after she posted it and praised her magnificence (to which she laughed and agreed). Smiley from It was her first attempt at a video tutorial and I think she did a splendid job.

Here is the card from the inside . . . I wish you could see how cool the embossing looks . . . I took several photos but was not able to capture the whole magnificence just right . . . sigh . . . I do know, however, that I WILL be making another one of these babies! LOVE it!! Smiley from

Stamps: Cheep Talk
Paper: Old Olive, Ruby Red, Pumpkin Pie, Summer Sun, Whisper White
Ink: Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Summer Sun, Basic Black, white gel pen
Accessories: Elegant Bouquet embossing folder, 1 3/8" circle punch, scallop circle punch, 1 3/8" square punch, 1 5/8" Old Olive grosgrain ribbon, Spellbinders circle Nestabilities (or you can use a circle scissor)

Which reminds me . . . speaking of Jan and wonderful cards and all . . . don't forget that the monthly Control Freaks Blog Hop is this Sunday, September 20. We have some Freakishly Awesome stuff to share with everyone!! I love bein' a Freak!!

And ..... here I am EATING again!! This was actually one of the most YUMMIEST things I ate. It was a piece of cake that had a meringue on top filled with fresh currants. Oh-my-GOSH!! It was sooooooo good! It will be filling my dreams (aka HAUNTING me!!) for months to come!! Smiley from I need to learn how to BAKE, people!!!


Jen said...

Sounds like you all had a wonderful trip to meet up with / pick up your son. My nephew just left on his mission a couple weeks ago. He still has 100 weeks left. Looking at it from this end feels like forever but I know it will be over in a blink of an eye.

Anonymous said...

Welcome home! I have enjoyed the journey with you- the pics are awesome! In sympathy, I think I have put 10 lbs on just looking at the pictures of you eating those delish pastries!

JanTink said...

That turned out STINKIN' CUTE!!!

Can't wait to see the next one and the next one!

Anonymous said...

Hi Wendy:

I have sooooo enjoyed your trip with you! I went to Switzerland & Germany on a mission trip two years ago, & I would go back in a heart beat. It's gorgeous! Thx for sharing!

TN Granny said...

I must thank you for taking me along on your trip. It looks like it was a wonderful time and the food looks like wow! I love your work and all your cards are my favorites.
God Bless

PocketsOfInspiration said...

Almost all of the photos of you 'eating' are desserts. Did you weigh yourself before you left? LOL! That looked like an AMAZING trip. Memories forever.

Jo said...

What a wonderful time you've had. Thanks for sharing your journey with us. It will be great to have him home with you again. Also thanks for showing the card from Jan's creation. Now I know what I am going to teach my card class in October! I appreciate the inspiration!