Sunday, November 30, 2014

Our Beautiful World 75 ~ Inside

This week at

The word chosen by Wendy is





when it is raining outside.....

sitting INSIDE a cafe....

have a cup of tea...

and my favorite mango cheese cake

listening to the raindrops ....

pitter patter

pitter patter



 Cafe Glashaus
Grafing, Germany
July 2014

Check out the team at Our Beautiful World


Friday, November 28, 2014

Project Life 2014 ~ October 13 to 20

Project Life 2014

October 13

I make some salted caramel buttercream today because tomorrow I am going to try making French Macarons at home, this will be my first try after taking class at Sur la Table last week

it is really yummy!

October 14

My first try at French Macaron
Well, failure!

Mistake 1 - no foot
Mistake 2 - cracked shell
Mistake 3 - hollow inside

although it didn't turn out well like we made in class, the taste is still there though, and they look good after I pretty them up a little....

I am sure I will try again after I get the right equipment to sift my almond flour, I will also aged the egg white as well as lower the temperature of my oven! We'll see!

October 19

I am taking my 2nd class at Sur la Table today - making croissant

lots of work....

we make 3 kinds of croissants in class, the plain ones, chocolate, and ham and cheese

October 20

DH and I play tourists today, we took the big bus tour in Las Vegas, this is another Frank Gehry's structure - The Cleveland Clicnic

pass by the container park, where the shops are all made out of containers

and the mob museum, which we haven't visit even living in Las Vegas for more than 4 years

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!!!!





After a few busy weeks, traveling and family, I am spending a few days getting caught up with everything.........

Ahhh.... it is good to be home

roasting chicken, baking pie....

having Clare and her friends over from CA

I am once again reminded the word



Happy Thanksgiving my friends!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Papertrey Ink November Blog Hop

The Challenge:

PTI November Blog Hop

I am using PTI snowflake die for this

and the sentiment is from Mistletoe and Holly stamp set

City Crafter Challenge Blog Week 239 ~ Techniques

Edit on the road

We are sad to sent Dan off on his last journal on earth, but we are happy that he is no longer suffering and that he is now with the Lord. It is going to be hard for everyone that loves Dan, especially my sister-in-law Marilyn, sigh....
Anyway, we left Iowa Sunday afternoon after a small family gathering at Marilyn's place, we decided to go through Colorado this time instead of the southern route, we checked the weather and know it will be no snow and DH can visit his daughter on the way back, we drove through Iowa, Nebraska and staying a night here in Denver Colorado, just one more day of driving tomorrow!


This week at

Char wants us to tell her what is our favorite crafting technique 

Vellum overlays is one technique I learn recently while playing along with PTI Make it Monday, I always love working with vellum so I am going to use this technique again on my project today.

I hope you hop over to City Crafter Challenge Blog and play along with us!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Our Beautiful World 74 ~ Typical November

This week at

Manuela picked the prompt

Typical November

Here in Las Vegas on a typical November day, we just need a light cardigan or knit wear like these....

day time high is around 60s and night time probably in the low 50s, can't complain!

well, where I am right now is not the case.... last night was 8 degree and it is only fall, sigh....
We arrived here in Iowa late Friday afternoon after 23 hours of driving, Saturday was the funeral of my brother-in-law Dan, we all feel so sad..... but I am glad that he is not suffering anymore. You will be missed Dan!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

PTI Make it Monday #189 ~ Impression Line Water Coloring

Sad News....

We learn that my brother-in-law Dan had just passed on Wednesday evening, DH and I packed right away, drove 4 hours to flagstaff, Arizona, arrived almost 4 AM, rest for the night and then continue to drive again the next morning. Through the state line of Arizona, New Mexico, Texas and stopping for a night at Wichita, Kansas for a night as I am typing this, we will continue to drive through Missouri and the Iowa, should be in Cedar Rapids in the late afternoon on Friday, so please excuse me if you don't see me around much the next few days, here's the pre-scheduled post


The Challenge:

PTI Make it Monday #189 ~ Impression Line Water Coloring

as you can see, instead of using PTI die "JOY" to cut out the word, I embossed it instead

and then I used PTI Ink scarlet jewel to color the word

after I let it dry for a day, I then play with some water color around the word JOY

next is to stamp the sentiment "to the world" at the bottom, this is the mini stamp set for the matching die

even the glittered star is a cut out from one of PTI snowflake die

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Moxie Fab World Challenge: Tree-mendous Trees

The Challenge:

I love glittery christmas tree, do you?



Last weekend, we went to Frankie Avalon's Concert, it was great, can't really tell he is already 74!