A Colorful Post

No cards today. Just colorful street art and graffiti from Paris. Enjoy!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Beautiful Day and Beautiful Vacation

Case the Catalog

We are still enjoying our vacation, so it seems a good time to share a card using BeautifuI Day stamp set. Our vacation has been beautiful. I wished for snow and I got it. Actually, we almost had too much snow as it got sort of slippery. 

Casing the catalog is one of my favorite ways to get out of a card making slump. You can take the catalog design and copy exactly, or you can use the design to inspire you to create something entirely new. Do you ever CASE the Catalog? 

Here is my take on the card on page 26 of the 2018 Occasions Catalog. You can use the Blends pens to color the flower or use Brusho for a different look. Either way both cards come out lovely.

Change the cardstock color and get a different card! To create this card you will use Cherry Cobbler Blends.

Created by Ginny Harrell using Beautiful Day by Stampin' Up! Ginny Harrell @ Celebrate-the-journey.com #stampn' up! #2018 Occasions Catalog

For the second card  you will use Rich Razzleberry Blends.

Created by Ginny Harrell using Beautiful Day by Stampin' Up! Ginny Harrell @ Celebrate-the-journey.com #stampn' up! #2018 Occasions Catalog

Which is you favorite color?

 Stampin’ Up has provided a video on how to use the Brusho on this card. I love how they give us so much information and inspiration on how to re-create their designs or as a starting point for our personal crafting. Enjoy!

Our time in Paris is about to come to an end. My husband is already trying to figure out how to get us back sometime soon! Can you tell we both love living in Paris? I am almost ready to be at home and get back in my craft room. I am also ready to have my own bed and pillow. Those little creature comforts we all enjoy!

Below are some photos of our trip. The snow is so pretty.

 #Parissnow #Celebratethejourney  #Parissnow #Celebratethejourney  #Parissnow #Celebratethejourney

 #Parissnow #Celebratethejourney  #Parissnow #Celebratethejourney

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City of Lights

We are back visiting the City of Lights! Yes, we were in Paris last year but we decided to return again. Last summer when Robert had his heart surgery we were both feeling a little “blue” so we knew just what would cheer us up! We really never get tired of visiting our favorite European city.

I thought I would share some of the sights we have seen so far.

Our neighborhood.

American Cathedral in Paris

Lego Renault – over 300,000 Lego pieces.

Arc de Triomphe

We went to the Grand Palais to see the Irving Penn exhibit.

Paris Wheel

I am sure you have heard all about the floods in Paris. The river is overflowing the banks. This is not in our neighborhood so we are safe, but we had to go see what it looks like.

The rains have finally stopped so it should be lowering soon. Now that the weather is improving we should be able to get out and take more pictures.  Thanks for checking in with us today. We love our “home away from home” and hope you enjoy getting a glimpse of it with us.