Wednesday, January 21, 2009

My Return From the Arctic...

My return from Boston, actually... where it felt like the arctic to me. It's been unusually cold, even for the east coast. The temperature when we arrived was about 8 degrees and with the wind chill, it felt way below zero. Good thing I brought my snow boots, which I think I've worn only twice since I bought them years ago. What an entirely different way of life from what I'm used to, the way people have to shovel their driveways and walks, wait for the streets to be plowed... even church was cancelled on Sunday because of the storm that came in (we got close to 2 feet of snow!). But David had a really good audition at Berklee and I had a wonderful time staying toasty inside and walking down memory lane with my cousins. I took some pictures to share:

Here's David outside the audition room:

My son and I spent some time playing in the snow:

This photo was taken at Crescent Ridge Dairy. Yes, we actually went out for ice cream. I have two words to say about that: Farm Fresh! Who could resist? This is my aunt and my son:

Well, Kay has been at it again and has created another lovely Quick Page for you, using Vintage Valentine. This really is a gorgeous kit for all your Valentine's Day and even wedding and anniversary layouts, and it's on sale right now for 35% off in both of my stores. You can even make your own Valentine cards with this collection. The entire kit is only $3.58, for a limited time.

I made this layout of my son and his girlfriend using this kit. Aren't they cute?

Here's a preview of the kit and you can even pick up a free sampler in my SAS store:

Finally, here is the quick page that my CT member Kay made for you. Thanks again for sharing your talent with us, Kay! I really have an awesome creative team and I do so appreciate them. Click on the preview to download and no sharing the link, please - send your friends to my blog to download. Enjoy!


Nani said...

Well, I'd say "welcome back from the arctic," but, jeez! I'm still IN the arctic in Toledo!! LOL

I'm glad you had a great trip and I totally agree that farm fresh ice cream is an all-weather treat...

Okay, well, you know me and ice cream, it's probably not considered an opinion from a sane person to validate anything, but I have a theory that ice cream inside, make the outside feel warmer!

Still glad you're home, safe and warmer!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Scrapbook Freebies Search List, under the V - Quick Page(s) - Valentine post on Jan. 21, 2009. Please, notice that I've changed my url(and blinkie). Thanks again and Happy New Year.

Anonymous said...

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Kimberkatt said...

Welcome back Darlene!!! Now, why didn't you swing by and pick me up on your way home?? I could use some sunshine over here! LOL!

Glad your visit to Boston was great! I love the snow pics, looks like you had lots of fun! Thanks for the beautiful QP, I love this kit!

Hope you have a wonderful (and warm!) day! :-)

Polly said...

Darlene, you have another award waiting for you on my blog. I am passing th 15 wishes on to you. I love your work.