Thursday, October 7, 2010

1st Weekly Challenge on Cricut Circle Blog

The first Weekly Challenge on the Cricut Circle Blog is to make a card, layout, home decor project, etc. using the French Manor cartridge.  You must use at least two cuts from the cartridge and add some bling (pearls, jewels, etc.  Below is my entry for the challenge.  The "Amore" is from the tag2 and tag2 shadow features.  The border at the bottom of the card is also a cut from French Manor.  I added rhinestones to the border for some bling.  The paper and the fabric sticker inside came from 

Inside of card:

Friday, June 25, 2010

Layout #22

Descriptive plaques telling about Cadillac Mountain and the granite of Mt. Desert Island.

The granite is a pinkish color.

Layout #21

These are pictures of the view from Cadillac Mountain, taken on our first trip up.  On the way up, there were signs that spoke of the scenic view . . . um, scenic fog maybe but on that day there was no scenic view for the most part!

Layout #20

At the top of South Bubble Rock.  We had to go down the path from North Bubble Rock and then up the path to South Bubble Rock.  Do you hear that sound?  That's me - huffing and puffing - but I did make it to the top.  I survived!

Layout #19

The elevation signs for the North and South Bubble Rocks.  They aren't really that high . . . until you start walking up there.  When you are out of shape, they are HIGH!

Layout #18

We just had to take the "trying to push the boulder over the edge" picture.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Layout #17

A close up view of Bubble Rock and the views from the top.

Layout #16

Still making my way up to North Bubble Rock.  The view of the rock from the trail.

Layout #15

This was the trail up to North and South Bubble Rocks.  Uphill all the way!  This is one of those hikes where you realize that you are not as young as you used to be and the shape you are in leaves a lot to be desired.

Layout #14

Kickin' back at Blackwoods Campground!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Onward to my 2010 Goal!

With the completion of my 13th layout, I am now 1/4 of the way to my goal of 52 layouts this year.  And, it's not even the end of March yet.  I'm actually ahead of schedule for a change.  I just wish it didn't take me so long to figure out what paper I'm going to be using.   I'm lucky to complete 1 layout during the weekend.  Maybe I should gather all my photos, paper that I want to use, embellishments, etc. and plan my pages ahead of time.  Then I can just whip them out and get several done in a weekend!

Layout #13

Okay, so maybe it was worth the climb.  What a view from the top of The Beehive!  Oh, I STILL don't like heights!

Layout #12

I don't like heights, I don't like heights, I don't like heights!  Can you tell I don't like heights?  I can now cross mountain climbing off of my list of things I NEVER wanted to do!

Layout #11

The Beehive . . . a mountain . . . we climbed up it!  George was eager, I was reluctant . . . very reluctant!  The bottom pic was taken from Sand Beach.

Layout #10

I changed these pictures to black & white.  On the upper left picture, I tried the stretching technique.  It came out pretty neat, almost like looking at the lighthouse through a window.

Layout #9

Shaughn found a crab on the rocks near the side of the lighthouse.  We put him back in the ocean.  I can't believe I didn't use my Cricut for any part of this layout!  How did that happen?

Layout #8

We visited Bass Harbor Lighthouse twice during our vacation.  The first time it was foggy but the second visit was on a nice, sunny day!

Layout #7

A view of the Shore Path.  There are some spectacular Inns along the path.

Layout #6

The Shore Path was constructed in 1880 and runs for about 1 mile along the bay.  It is a nice, easy walk.

Layout #5

The harbor was very foggy at times.  You kind of expected to see the Flying Dutchman come out of the fog!  Spooky!

Layout #4

The ship's wheel is on the dock behind Bar Harbor Inn.  What a motley crew!

Layout #3

This is Frenchman's Bay which is behind Bar Harbor Inn.  It was a foggy day when we went to Bar Harbor.

Layout #2

This is my second layout of 2010 - Bar Harbor Inn from the bayside.  Looks like a wonderful place to stay.  Of course, we didn't stay there - we camped!

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Feed the Birds!

We bought a new bird feeder over the MLK holiday and the birds just love it. Lots of Black-Capped Chickadees and Bluejays (not to mention the squirrels) have visited. Yesterday, I saw a bird I've never seen around here before so I took a picture. It took George and I a while to figure out what it was from the bird books but we finally came up with.....a Red-Bellied Woodpecker! Supposed to be a rare bird for this area, it's more prevalent south of here. We took several pictures and some videos and I will be scrapping the pics at some point. We also have Downy Woodpeckers and Pileated Woodpeckers here. No pics of the Pileated Woodies, though. We never seem to have the camera handy when we see them!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Layout #1

My 2010 resolution is to complete 52 layouts. This is my first layout of 2010. We vacationed in Maine in 2005 and this layout shows some of Bar Harbor.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Christmas Countdown

Lisa from Ten Two Studios is having her Christmas countdown again: