Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Blog Hop Wednesday --- December 21, 2016

I am back home.  Germany was really beautiful, especially the Bavarian mountains.  We had a great time.  Yes, we went to a lot of Christmas markets and we went to about 4 in Berlin.  Not sure if we were at the one that just had the terror attack.  I can't get an angle on any pictures that I recognize.  The markets are all pretty much alike.  I do remember the church next door and have a picture of that church.  Sad that all those people having fun were attacked.  I hope the rest of the markets will be safe this season.  I pray for all those families.

We continue this week with our gold and/or silver theme.  This time I have some gold for you.  You should have come from Liz's blogsite and then you should continue to Robbie's blogsite.

This was a very easy card, yet very glittery and pretty.  I especially love the thinlits Stampin'Up! has now, both the straight edge and scallop, and also the stitched.  I did not use the stitched this time.

I hope you all have a wonderful and blessed Christmas and I will be back next week, will you?  Have fun with your families and be safe and warm.

Merry Christmas

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Wednesday Blog Hop -- December 14, 2016

Now I am in Munich, Germany, and this is the last leg of our trip.  Tomorrow will be our last day and then we travel home on Thursday.  Today (which is Tuesday) we visited the castles of Ludwig II of Bavaria.  The main one, Neuschwanstein, is the one that the Disney Cinderella castle was designed after.  It is a beautiful castle.  The challenge for us was that it is an all uphill walk to get up there.  We were told it was a little over a mile up hill and it would take between 25 to 60 minutes to walk it, depending on your abilities.  It took us about 40 minutes.  Once we got a good rhythm going it was not a bad walk at all.   Then, in the castle there were 171 steps by my count.  Not all one right after the other, but 3 groups of 75, 63 and 33.  Whew, those were worse than the uphill walk. We loved the all day trip and the places we visited.  But we are tired and will probably stay a little closer to home tomorrow and finish up Munich,

So, you are here to continue to blog hop?  We are doing golds and silvers.  I have not made any cards since I left home, but I have something silvery in my photo stash.  This uses the Lovely As a Tree stamp set and some silver foil paper and Dazzling Diamonds.  Pretty silver to me,

You should have come to me from Liz's blogsite and then continue to Robbie's blogsite.  I've been checking their sites out and some lovely creations.

I will be back home in a couple days and can't wait to get my fingers inky.  While I was gone a Stampin'Up! box should have been delivered to my door (neighbors have been watching for it).  My new Occasions pre-order will be in there and I can't wait to check it out.  Not much longer before we all get to purchase and work with Occasions and Sale-a-bration toys.

Take care, happy crafting,

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Wednesday Blog Hop -- December 7, 2016

Hello again.  This time I'm in Zurich, Switzerland.  (I hope this reads in English, because a lot of my computer prompts are coming through in German, so good luck).  We made it from Frankfurt by train.  However, it was not much fun dragging the suitcases down the stairs in the train station.  There were 2 flights of stairs.  All escalators were set to UP, none down.  However, a fellow took pity on me and took my larger bag and carried it down.  He was so nice,  That was the inner city train just in Frankfurt.  Then we had to transfer to the inter country train and head for Zurich.  Guess what, another 2 flights down stairs.  This time I struggled -- I have no upper body strength -- for about half the distance before my wonderful husband came back up to help me finish.  We made it to our hotel and all has been well since.

Today is Saturday.  I am trying to post today because for the next 5 days we will be on a river cruise floating down -- or perhaps up -- the river in Germany,  During that time our internet will be spotty, so I want to post now, while I have the chance.  Guess where the boat dumps us?  Want to take a guess????   Frankfurt!!!   So pray for no more Lufthansa strikes.  We then fly to Berlin for 4 days and then fly to Munich for 4 more days.  So if Lufthansa strikes again it means we will be training it throughout the rest of our vacation.  Ugh!!  We love to take trains when we have no suitcases.  Yesterday we bought a train pass and went from Zurich to 2 different cities to have lunch and then dinner before coming back to our hotel in Zurich.  It is fun to zip around without suitcases.

So now that you are up to date with my travels, how about my card.  We are supposed to use gold, silver, or both.  I happen to have a card with gold in my photo file.  So here is my entry for this week. I used the gold shimmer paper for the pine cone and gold bakers twine.

As usual, you should have come to me by way of Liz's blogsite and should now continue to Robbie's blogsite  I can't wait to see how they used gold and silver.  I bet both are gorgeous, as well as all the cards on our blog hop.

Next week I should join you from one more travelling city.  By then we should be in Munich, Germany before we head home.  Have a great week.  Enjoy your warmth.  It is cold here.  Yesterday we had upper 20s.  The weather really isn't much different from home, but just a little colder.  Both John and I have layers and layers, so we aren't having any trouble roaming around outside.  I may look like the Pillsbury Dough Boy, but I'm not cold.

Auf Wiedersehen,