Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Beauty-Full birthday and Family Adventure

Before I show you today's card, did you see the BIG announcement on The Craft's Meow's blog today? I am so excited to be working with these ladies, most especially because they are already my friends! I am truly blessed!

Today's card uses one of my latest The Craft's Meow's sets, Fly Free. The papers are Butterfly Garden by Pink Paislee. This card was 100% inspired by the talented Sarah Martina's card kit that The Craft's Meow also sells.
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I promised photos from my family's adventure to a Croatian town called Pula. It's a truly fascinating town that boasts a Roman arena that dates back to Biblical times. I'm so glad to live only a few hours drive from there. Here are some highlights:

This is the front of this 2,000+ year old well-preserved coliseum. This thing was standing during Jesus' time!
Arena front wide
This is the inside where you can see the seats. Many gladiators and early Christians were killed here for the Romans' entertainment.
Arena inside

This is the Arch of Sergii.
City Gate

The Temple of Augustus - my girls racing to it.
Temple

Here's a close up of the temple. It's hard to believe this was built without the modern machinery.
Temple closeup

If you ever come visit Europe, Pula is worth the trip. It's only a couple of hours drive from the Italian border.

Fun Fact about Pula: Georg Von Trapp of the Sound of Music fame lived there. He was born in Croatia when it was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
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13 comments:

  1. Such a gorgeous card Nina...chock full of wonderfull-ness:)

    GREAT pics...thanks for sharing!

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  2. You card is absolutely gorgeous, Nina! I love the vintage collage look and all the beautiful elements! Thanks for sharing photos from your trip! It looks like a wondeful place to visit!

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  3. Nina, your card is so beautiful - as always! You have such a knack with the vintage cards! Love your new stamps too :) Thank you for sharing your photos with us. I doubt that I will ever get there myself, and I almost feel I'm there, by looking at your pics! Enjoy those darling girls! Hugs...

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  4. Thank you the taste of Italy..Ive dreamed of travelling there one day...
    Gorgeous card Nina..Love all those lacy winged critters :O)

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  5. Your card is gorgeous! Thanks for the fabulous photos, can't believe how old it all is. Amazing.

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  6. Your card is fabulous and so are your photos - thanks for sharing them!

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  7. Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing the photographs. Nice to know you live close to these ancient biblical sites.

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  8. Your card is absolutely gorgeous!I loved looking at your photos. It was wnderful to see the old buildings. They are amazing.

    Mary

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  9. I went to Italy 3 yrs ago with my church & it was fantastic!

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  10. Your card is simply devine! Love it!
    Great pics! TFS! I wanna go to Italy...

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  11. Loving the little travel touches on your card - beautiful! And fantastic photos - how wonderful to walk through an ancient archway every once in a while!

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  12. how wonderful the girls get to see such amazing sites! love the pics, nina! and such a gorgeously vintage card:)

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  13. It would be so amazing to visit those ancient places... although the thought of killing people for the entertainment value sickens me... but I know it happened. They didn't understand the value of a life as we do.

    I would also love to meet YOU in person! I LOVE YOUR WORK! I don't stalk you... but I've purchased almost every stamp you've designed. haha! In fact, I'm using a couple of your stamps sets (from Gina K designs) right now to make a Mother's day card for my mom. You rock!

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