Today I took a trip to Antigonish to Lisa's store- her new line of "Creative Cafe" was in and she was having an open house. Her hubby even built a cafe counter with stools. The goodies are in plastic jars lining the shelves, like coffee beans or candies. Wow! Lots of neat things to play with. I bought some of the journalling strips, some felt words/phrases by Creative Cafe; also some new clear stamps by Clearly Inspired, new BoBunny christmas paper,two Cuttlebug folders and some Bazzill. Everything was 20% off, so it wasn't too bad on the 'ole wallet! LOL. This is a drawing of the cafe from the "CC" website so you get an idea of the art bar. Hope I'm not breaking any copyright rules here by posting this!!!!
I got inspired after seeing some of Marilyn's wonderful cards. Here's one I made tonight using a Tin Can Mail/Inkadinkadoo stamp that I bought on sale last year after the holidays. The whole tag is the image on the stamp- I stamped in Timber Brown and sponged SU Olive, Forest Foliage and Caramel inks for the background colour. The other papers are holly-My Mind's Eye; music notes "7 Gysies", and SU Copper embossed with the script Cuttlebug folder. The brads are the sugar coated Doodlebug ones.
Here are pics of the Peter and I, and Rick and Nancy at the Harraseeket Inn, Freeport, Maine (road trip last weekend). The first ones are of our beautiful room. We had just arrived and checked-in, then went looking for the lounge where the afternoon tea was held, which was included with the cost of the room. Was it ever tasty; little fancy sandwiches, sweets, chocolate dipped strawberries, scones with cream, fresh sliced fruit (honey dew melon, watermelon, grapes, pineapple), and plate of cheeses. A lady was playing the piano adding a nice musical atmosphere. Was she ever talented - most of the time she played without following any sheet music. As you can see, the table was loaded with goodies!
These are pics of Boothbay Harbour, the only time in three days that it wasn't pouring rain, but it was very foggy! The large schooner was moored near where we ate lunch. Peter and I had been to Boothbay Hbr. many years ago. At that time there was an ice cream hut located right on the wharf. Well, it was still there, so we decided to take a break and have a tasty homemade cone and creamy ice cream.