Sunday, May 31, 2015

Our Beautiful World 99 ~ Fun

This week at

Manuela picked the word 


That is just perfect for my recent trip to Yosemite National Park

Someone is having fun trying to pretend that he is a rock climber, LOL

but of course, we did have FUN on day 2 at Yosemite National Park 

We only have half a day on Sunday (May 17, 2015) as we need to pick Papi up from Clare at Valencia and then drive another 4 hours back to Vegas, so we had to make a decision on what we want to see with limited time...

we decided to go to Yosemite falls in Yosemite Village

on our way to Yosemite village, we bumped into this accidentally

Lehamite Fall

there were a lot of green, love it

we took the shuttle bus at the village to Yosemite fall, this little guy was waiting at the bus stop

in just a few minutes, we arrived at Yosemite falls

there are upper and lower Yosemite falls

because of limited time, we can only do lower Yosemite fall

the force and volume of the melting snow reaches its peak in the Spring

here's my rock climber picture ....

I sure had FUN taking those pictures

come share with us some fun shots of yours


Our Beautiful World

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Crisp Air and Waterfalls

First of all, I want to THANK everyone for your lovely birthday wishes!



Crisp Air and Waterfalls

Yosemite National Park (part 1)

{May 16, 2015}

2 weeks ago, we drove to Valencia, CA for Clare's graduation, Papi had a sleep over with Clare and Jared at their new apartment.....

Randy and I drove another 4 hours and had one of the item from my 2015 bucket list checked off - Yosemite National Park!

America has so many beautiful national parks, my friends from Germany flew here every year just to visit some, there is really no reason that we are living so close and haven't been to most. I have been to Grand Canyon, Zion, Arches, Canyon Land national park and Valley of fire state park, Yosemite national and the Yellow stone was on my bucket list, in the beginning of 2015, I told DH that we should at least have one checked off this year and we did!

We stayed at The Monarch at Mariposa, it is small but nice and friendly hotel, they are pet friendly too, so next time I could bring Papi along.

roaring river, ahhhh......

this is the entrance to the park

this was our first stop - Bridal Veil Fall

I thought of Winnie the Pooh when I saw this.....

here's one of my favorite quote

"Sometimes, if you stand on the bottom rail of a bridge and lean over to watch the river slipping slowly away beneath you, you will suddenly know everything there is to be known."

~ Winnie the Pooh

our next stop is Tunnel view

you can see Bridal Veil Fall on the right

next photo is one of my favorite

I just love the layers of the mountains and sky

It was getting dark at this point, we decided to drive back to the hotel, had dinner at a nearby restaurant - Charles Street Dinner House, good was great!


More birthday wishes

from Stella

Sweet card and gift package, thank you my friend!

Thursday, May 28, 2015

More Sequins

I am back here with another project for 

this week's theme picked by Stella is


here's my 2nd card made with sequins

I know I should be catching up with my PL post but I just can't resist making more card with sequins.

check out more beautiful work from the CCCB designers at



for the lovely birthday cards and wishes

from Robyn

from Samra

THANK YOU girls!!!!!

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

City Crafter Challenge Blog Week 263 ~ Sequins

This week at

City Crafter Challenge Blog

Stella wants to see SEQUINS on our project

I started with sequins print paper

and then add a little sequins for embellishment

I know my son Lione misses Papi a lot, so I sent this to him

Come play along with us

City Crafter Challenge Blog

Monday, May 25, 2015

PTI 2015 May Blog Hop Challenge

The Challenge:

This is the inspiration photo

I am going with a shaker card with the watercolor wood blocks in my little window

and then added the sentiment, cut out from the same set of die as the frame.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Our Beautiful World 98 ~ Broken

This week at

We have a new DT joining us, go check it out!

and the word for this week is....


here at home, we have a lot of BROKEN things like this poor little owl

and of course you know who....

and when they are BROKEN, I picked them up and set aside, but he still trying to "steal"

look at the stuffing that I have to pick up from the carpet

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