Tuesday, May 24, 2016

A Day in New York and City Crafter Challenge Blog Week 313 ~ Black and White

Hello Friends, I am sorry that I didn't have time to check my blog until now, we were in New York City for Dolce's graduation, she graduated with highest distinction, or they called it at the ceremony - Summa cum Laude, well done girl.

 I arrived at Newark airport on Friday evening, it took me more than 2 hours to get to our friend's house in Long Island, I would like to stay in the city like we used to, but a friend of DH kept inviting us, we finally said YES this time since his place is also close to Dolce's campus.

This is the picture I took with my phone while stuck in the traffic .....


On Saturday, we had the driver took us to High Line, I like taking the subway while I was in NYC, but our friend insisted to have his driver take care of us all day.....


The High Line is a 1.45 mile-long New York City linear park build in the city on an elevated section of an old New York Central Railroad ......


we started the trail from 14th street, make a loop and back to Chelsea Market...


I really wish I could spend more time at Chelsea Market....


 after Chelsea, we went to the Freedom Tower for the first time....


when I first moved to NYC 2003, this place was called Ground Zero, it was a big hole on the ground.


we moved to Jersey City many years later, they were building the freedom tower then, the construction area is where we walked by day in day out as we have to take the Path train from the city back to Jersey City
 

 Today, the beautiful reflection pools sit within the footprints where the twin Towers once stood.

After the graduation, we went to JFK and waited for hours for our flight to Rome (did you get the right answer from that picture on the last post?) where Dolce will be doing her business study here for 10 days, Clare and I will drop her off at school campus here tomorrow, we will be here for another night and then move on to our next destination on Wednesday....

WHERE?????
 
to this place where Ernest Hemingway and Mary Hemingway once stood!


tell me if you know the answer! : )

Before I go, here's my card for City Crafter Challenge Blog "Black and White" challenge this week, hop over for challenge details....





oh one more good news before I go, Papi is finally HOME with DH, I'll tell you the story when I get a chance.

 

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Our Beautiful World 148 ~ My Happy

Hello friend, sorry for not visiting you at the moment, I am in New York City right now, YAY to all who play along with my little guess game, some even able to name the Flat Iron building! Fantastic!
We just attended Dolce's graduation this morning and now we are on our way to our next destination.

GUESS WHERE??????
{trust me, I have to find a picture that is not so easy, so try hard, LOL)

source

 
I am here for a quick post for the new prompt this week at






You might already know... this little one....


He is MY HAPPY!

Having to drop him at the pet hotel this time just breaks my heart.... sop sop...
 I better not think about it, it makes me cry as I type.... sigh...
 I have a long story to tell but wait till I have more time in my hand, with a big, long trip like this, every minute I am fighting sleep when I get back to the hotel, so next time!

You might want to hop over to Our Beautiful World and let the team share with you their stories and their HAPPY!

Thanks for visiting my blog while I am on the road!

Thursday, May 19, 2016

PTI Make it Monday #249 ~ Make it with Money

The Challenge:

PTI Make it Monday #249 ~ Make it with Money 

This week is the last lesson of my private classes since I will be going away on Friday, even though the kids are still having lesson with me during the summer, but this is a long break, so I am giving them the end of school year present and it goes along with a card....


I tried a heart shape origami at first, but I think this one looks better....



well, this is a big trip, I will be gone for a month, so I am gotta go pack my bag, and if you care to follow me, this is where I will be going to.......





tell me if you know where....



Tuesday, May 17, 2016

City Crafter Challenge Blog Week 312 ~ Pretty Pink 'n' Pastels

I have been playing with a lot of watercoloring lately, but wasn't happy with all the watercoloring background I did until this one.....


at City Crafter Challenge Blog this week, Ros asked us to use Pastel and must includes the color PINK......


so watercolor is perfect, it makes every shade looks soft.......


there you go...... lots of Pastel............ with pink




Come join us this week at






 

Monday, May 16, 2016

MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge 280

The Challenge:



Here's the sketch







I use a few of my new MFT goodies.....


 the flowers and leaves are from the latest MFT pretty peonies stamp and die

the stitched frame is also new - MFT Die-namics Inside and out stitched rounded rectangle stax

the scallop edge at the bottom is a old MFT trim die (see picture below)


and I use the circle for the middle of the flower too, see colorful dots?



ahhh... it is Monday, just a few more days I am leaving my little Papi and on for a long trip, sigh.....



Sunday, May 15, 2016

Our Beautiful World 147 ~ By the Sea

By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea...
You and me, you and me, oh how happy we'll be....
 this tune stuck on my head for the longest time.... to be exact, since my son Lione was a little baby.... I remember it was the old Mickey Mouse carton, Mickey and Minnie went to the beach and that's was one of Lione's favorite tune....

Click to watch



Well, today my photos for BY THE SEA is a totally different one though..


I like the sea so much......

that when I redo my guest room.....


despite being in the desert....


I still feel like I am by the sea!

Come join us this week at

Our Beautiful World



 

Friday, May 13, 2016

PTI Make it Monday #248 ~ Ink Blending Through Die Cut Masks

The Challenge:


This is not just a fun technique, I think the result is very pretty too....

 
I do not have any balloon die cut so I used Met Stack 1 collection for this....


 I happen to have one that already cut but decided not to use on the previous project.... don't you just keep things around like this too.

The ink I used are....


I use glossy accent on PTI Wonderful Word Die "Hello".


and the "birthday girl" is a stamp from PTI Text Style Phrase Play #3, it was stamp on a banner die cut from PTI Tag Sale Quilted Die


not forgetting the patterned paper, it is PTI Text Style Pretty Pastels Paper Pad




Have a lovely weekend my friend!