Thursday, August 30, 2012

I'm still here! And summer highlights...

Hello, friends. Have you missed my posts? I know I have. I've been traveling and hosting all summer that I had to take a break from blogging. After a busy June and July traveling, hosting guests and doing outreach camps, my family and I went to visit the US to celebrate (though belatedly) my in-laws' 50th anniversary. I was away from my craft table pretty much all summer, but being with dear friends and family made it worth it :). I had hoped I would have time to do some work while in the US, but we don't go there often and always have more friends and family to see than we have days there.

I have missed creating and blogging, but I hope I'll get back on track quickly. I find that when I take a long break from anything, it takes me a while to get used to it again. My card today is something I made for my NinaB Designs blog hop that I had planned on Aug 15th, but an uncle passed away during that time that I had to postpone it. We will still have one in the near future, so don't worry :). This is a little preview.

I used my Spellbinders' Sewing Elements dies, which coordinate well with my The Craft's Meow's Sew Lovely and Sew Happy stamp sets. The papers are Crate Paper.
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I used my usual favorite embellishments like seam binding and lace (from Ribbon Carousel), button and twine.
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Here are some highlights of our summer. Our girls' introduction to professional baseball. Atlanta Braves vs the Padres. The Braves won!
Bible Camp in Pag, Croatia
English Camp
Visiting Vienna, Austria with some dear friends
Conference at the Aegean Sea, Greece (photo courtesy of Rich Hall Photography)
So how was your summer?
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11 comments:

  1. awesome card and pics Nina!!

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  2. Definitely missed you! Sounds like a wonderful and rewarding summer, but I bet you are glad to be home. Can't wait to see what new stuff you have to share!

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  3. Awesome card and love all your pictures - looks like you had a wonderful summer!

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  4. Lovely card and glad to see you back.

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  5. I have missed you and your blogging Nina, but it is good to hear and see that you had a great, albeit busy, summer. It is spring here and I am glad to see it arriving.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  6. You have been missed, but so glad you & your sweet family have been able to reconnect with family & friends in the US. Beautiful card! Welcome back~!

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  7. Missed you, Nina! Thank you for sharing photos of your lovely family...miss them too! I'm so sorry about your uncle, but glad you were able to be with family in U.S.
    Welcome home my friend!

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  8. So glad that you are back! Love the photo of your family. My favorite thing about your card is the sweet tiny prints with your nesties frame.

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  9. you have your priorities right! so glad you were able to visit family/friends and enjoy being in the states but sorry to hear about your uncle.
    I'm sure it feels good to be home...you will get back in the "routine" soon (-:

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  10. Sorry to hear about your uncle. Sounds like you've had a whirlwind summer! Love your card and I fell in love with that Sew Lovely set all over again!

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  11. Just a shout out for supporting me and my adventure. I can't tell you how much that means. Blessings for a wonderful holiday season!

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Thank you for your kind comments.

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