Monday, August 5, 2013

Scrapping The Little Things ~ Just You & Me!

Hello!  I hope you had a wonderful weekend!  Maybe a little family time or some crafting?  I had a bit of both myself!  Today at My Creative Time is Scrapping the Little things, which fits in perfectly with my weekend!  This past Saturday was the first Saturday that my husband and I had off together that we could spend time alone!  One daughter was home from school for the past month and the other daughter had come home to get "wedding things" done.

So we decided to take a trip to Half Moon Bay to walk around and then go to a late lunch at Sam's Chowder House.  My hubby has been wanting to take me there for over a year.

I made these cute "journal cards" with Stitch Journal die, for the day we were about to have!

I love that you can easily "customize" a pre printed journal card with My Creative Time stamps and dies.  On this card I added a stamp sentiment to the top and restroom peeps die at the bottom.

Again, I simply stamped the arrow with the "stamp off" method and the car at full strength ink.  Then stapled the arrow die cut at the top.

After walking around the downtown area and the farmer's market, I had a great idea to go see the elephant seals.  I knew we weren't that far from them.  Many moons ago, when I was around 16, I had gone on field trip to see them and the tide pools.  Hubby was game, so off we went!  When we got to the park the lady said it's about a 3 mile walk round trip, easy right.  Well half way into the walk we arrived at the first docent and I asked about the tide pools.  She let me know that they no longer let you on the beach for the tide pools or to see the elephant seals, it's just too much the seals. 
 Oh, ok and off we go again, except now instead of being in a hard ground, we are walking in soft sand in sand dunes!  What?  I didn't think I was going to be exercising today!  Anyway, we finally made it to the seals but they were so far away that they didn't show up in the picture except this one all by himself.

All I have to say is that by the time we got to Sam's Chowder House, I totally deserved this Lobster Roll Sandwich!  Yum Yum!!

This was our view from our table...we really enjoyed watching the dogs play in the water!

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One more thing before I go...If you have been following me for a while, then you know I haven't been posting as much as usual.  My life has just become very busy lately which just doesn't allow me to do ALL that I want to do.  So in order to keep crafting (which I love) I have decided to give up my little boutique.  My boutique has been a lot of fun, however, it's very time consuming.  I have learned as I get older, to know when too much is really too much and this seemed like the logical thing to cut from my schedule.  I always love it when I hear from you, my customers, "thank you for your fast shipping!".  However, I'm afraid that I might not be able to keep up that pace.  Thank you so much for all of your support this past year!  So as a "thank you" I'm having a closing sale.  Use coupon code JULY13 to receive 25% off your entire purchase.  Hurry before it's all gone!  I hope you'll still continue to stop by my blog for fun projects!
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jessica said...

What fun journaling cards Liz! Love the stamps and dies you used!!! Awesome job!
Thanks for sharing your fun weekend in pics! Your lunch looks AMAZING and the pic of you and the hubs is awesome!!!
Have a GREAT Monday!!!

snappy scrappy said...

Gorgeous journaling cards!!

Crafting Katie said...

I was about to give you a hard time about passing by my house without stopping by to say hi, but since I was shopping in the city, I'll let that slide, LOL! Looks like a FUN day! Love the journaling cards you made! I've been having so much fun lately using our huge collection of MCT stamps and dies to make customized journaling cards, and it looks like you are too!

Joan Smith said...

Wow what a week end you had. The scenery was so beautiful and your food looked awesome. Loved your LO and all of Emma's goodies you used to help you create it. Your story was so sweet. TFS!!

Kim H said...

Liz ~ You sound like you and your family had a wonderful weekend! YEAH! Well I LOVE the PL cards you have created her to capture all those AWESOME pictures your took! WOW! The little details are FABULOUS! LOVE of course the picture sand hand over that Lobster roll! YUMMY!!!!! Have a great day sweet Liz!

quilt4fun2 said...

So glad you had a nice time and fun too. MCT products do make some cute personalized pages. Great job on your project.
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