Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Malahide Castle - Ireland

I have returned from Ireland with happy memories....Ryan's parents took us to Dublin for Christmas! It was beautiful!

One day we took a bus ride to a near bye seaside town called Malahide, and visited the Malahide is set on 250 acres, and the grounds are amazing!!!! Just acres, and acres of neon green grass, lined with tall trees, and an occasional stone fence. We took a tour of the Castle, but were not allowed to take photos inside. Some of the Castle walls are 8 feet thick!!! For one of the ladies rooms there was an adjoining room, quite small, and circular in shape, lined with windows. It was where they would write letters, and admire the learning about that stuff.

So here are a couple pics of that day:

After visiting the Castle, we walked down the main street of Malahide to a pub called Gibneys, which was a recommendation by one of the locals. I forgot to take a picture, but if you click on the link above, there are some on their website. The beer was delicious!

Back with pics from another day soon!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Happy Christmas Sarah!

So, I mailed a Christmas present to my sister today. She wanted a gift card, so I mailed it in this cute little tin....

You can see a couple more pics of it here. I used glitter felt from Michaels, some paper post-its I found at Target a while ago, Hambly Transparency in Brocade Magenta, and Hambly Patchwork Paper White on Silver Metallic. I sewed the glitter felt to the backsides of the post-it paper, and wha-la!!!!....A little book ATC size that fits perfectly inside the tin!!!

Class was Sweet!!!

Here is a pic of the Winter Wonderland Class at Pink Pineapple last night. We ate cookies, and pie, and scrapbooked with some great ladies! Thanks, Kathy!!!..for bringing the sweets!

Last weekend Ryan and I went to the Wild Animal Park for their Festival of Lights.

It was very festive....We were only there for an hour, but it was nice to just walk around the park, at night, with our scarfs, and mittens, and the cool air making our cheeks pink. It had just rained, before we arrived, so the ground reflected all the Christmas was so pretty!!! I am sad because the Wild Animal Park is not doing it again next year...they will be moving it to the San Diego Zoo. Oh, well....I'm sure it will still be sparkly.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Disneyland was so much fun!

I recently spent the day at Disneyland for my sweet friend Elena's, birthday. Here is a picture of her in her tu-tu at Disneyland....

I drove up with my friends, Terri and Bonnie....
...and we met up with our group to see the birthday girl, walk around in awe at all the gorgeous Christmas decorations, have yummy snacks, and go on fabulously fun rides. Here is a pictures of Melanie walking down is so pretty......
We also took a Christmas tour around the park, which ended with a cup of hot cocoa, gingerbread cookie, and front row seats to the parade!!!!
I also made Elena a special birthday present to hold some of the pics from our day....
I used mostly the new Sassafras Lass Serendipity - Life at the Pole paper line.....just absolutely love that paper!!!! You can see a couple more pictures of the project here. Thanks for a great birthday party, Elena!!!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Are you ready???.....

to get your Christmas Cards in the mail???? I love getting Christmas Cards!!! They look so welcoming for the season all propped up together on my shelf, and fridge!

It has been 10 days since I had my tonsillectomy, and I can honestly say that I did not really have an urge to scrapbook at all during my recovery!!! Weird, right??? Well, I am excluding the fact that I did actually get a craving to be creative. I sent Ryan to Michael's for ribbon, and went to town on these puppies:

You can see more pictures of them here. I used Basic Grey paper Line Figgy Pudding in Glacier and Slient Night, red, and white ribbon, inked the edges of the card, printed and cut out the little reindeer, narwhal and a greeting for the inside, and added Swarovski crystals.

Loads of Fun!!!