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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Made in Seattle ♥

Hello my friendly Peeps...
Being the 10th of the month it is time to reveal the latest mystery #  7 of the Unidentified Images Swap ,on SCS. We are a *closed* swap group that -every other month- create cards using the same images sent to us by the pre selected hostess. Part of the mystery is NOT to reveal ANYTHING at all until the day we can post, which is the 10th of every other month. The 'suspense' makes it FUN :o)
This round was hosted by my good friend Carol, whom I was sooo veryyy blessed to meet in real life last week end in Seattle...a TOTALLY UNEXPECTED AWSOME SURPRISE orchestrated by my very sweet and kind friend Kadie - check her wonderful blog here:

Carol sent us all partecipants these adorably sweet images from :
  Clear Art Stamps  - A  Couple of Cuties
Once Carol is ready to swap out all of the cards she received, she will include the images
for next round which are provided by next hostess...and guess what? It's MY turn to host next round! ♥

Card deets:                                                           

Card Stock: white,lavander
Designer Paper:'Sparkling SPring' by Prima Mrkt.
Colored by Copics
Accessories: Spellbinders, heart doily, buttons, gingham ribbons, vintage rosettes, stickles, glue dots, dimentionals, sukura pen.

I really like these cutie patooties dancing partners ,and had in mind to create shabby-shick cards...however my mojo is been totally non-existant as of late and could not, for the life of me, get these cards started...I knew how I wanted them to look but couldn't apply my 'vision'....hence Kadie came to my rescue with a gentle nudge...while Carol (bless her heart!) helped out and stamped ALL of the images for next round,for me.
I have the BESTEST of friends! ♥

Here's just a few pictures of  our Seattle girls' week-end the right we are in front of the original Starbucks Cafe' ...the crowd 
there was insane! You could hardly walk inside 
the door! Starbucks opened its first store in 1971 in the Pike Place Market in downtown Seattle.  Because the Market is a historic district with design guidelines, the store retains its original look.

Above, we are at the top of the Space Needle, the most known landmark in downtown Seattle...
Even though the weather was capricious at best, we all had the time of our life....LOTS of laughter
and giggles for sure!♥  Below is a quick shot I took of one of the gorgeous outlines where the sea meets the sky...and below a wonderful palette of vibrant colors...what a sight for the eyes!
The tulips at Pike's Market are so incredible!! A true festivity of rainbows!! ♥

Hope you enjoyed both the cards, and the extra pictures too....
If I could...I sure would rewind the clock back to last a heart beat!
Thank YOU so much Kadie and Carol for such cherished time together!

♥ BLESSINGS TO ALL and THANKS for visiting


CardsbyJo said...

Wow, love all the extra touches on your card. Beautiful.

I can hardly wait for to see what you send us.

Love the pictures of my hometown. Makes me miss it more :)

Glad you had such a wonderful weekend with such great stamping friends.

Barb said...

Paola--I love this post! It sure puts a smile on my face, Such a cute card-I do love the vintage look. And--how fun to have such a pair of wonderful women to help you out!

Terry Ladwig said...

Cute cards.....we both used doilies ☺

Love the pics from your trip to the states! Thank you for sharing them!!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Love your fabulous card Paola- the DP layout is so fun, and love the flowers you added. The image is absolutely darling! A perfect Vintage look!!! Looks like you had fun with your friends- I love visiting Seattle- and LOVE the picture of the tulips!

Darlene said...

Thanks for all of the wonderful pictures!!! I am miaaing the Puget Sound sooooo much these days.....

Your card is incredibly sweet! You mastered the vintage theme so well. Beautiful lace and coloring too!

Hugs my friend!

Carol W said...

As you know I love your card...had fun watching you create it...(I must say I'm not too fond of the picture at the space needle but then you knew that think you are the only one that liked it,....) Fun seeing the pics you got as'll have to send them to me. (I have mine on a disc for you and K.. ready to send).

Great card my friend and fun times...♥

:: BlueInks :: said...

OH! Look at the girls!!!! I am so glad that you all could gather and have fun. Thanks, for sharing the pics.