Sorry for my absence, but I spent some time away in North Carolina visiting with old friends. I love how you can just pick up where you left off, and conversation just flows so easily. This was at Marybeth's house (Mike's mom) and she cooked us a delicious meal of Chicken Parmesan. She set a pretty table on top of cooking enough for an army :)
We also stopped off to visit my niece at Ohio University, but sadly we had to skip our intended trip to visit the Biltmore Estate. Since the rain came down in biblical proportions on one of the days that we were planning to be there, it ended up being for the best. Oh well. It will be our vacation for next year :)
She's just so cute and the campus is tree laden and totally bucolic looking. They should film a movie there, it looks that much like the perfect back drop to some coming of age film. After all, it's the #1 party school in America. Yes, it literally has that reputation. Maybe she can be a positive influence now that she's there. wink :)
Rod and I also celebrated our 22nd anniversary over the weekend and we finally had dinner at
DC Pasta. It's been on our must eat there list forever. Sorry no photo, but click on the link to see the menu. (We had the Carbonara, Gnocchetti, Strozzapreti, salads and a bunch of marinated veggies.) Best pasta I've had since our trip to Italy in the spring. You can trust my tastebuds and my waistline!
Ok, finally on to the card for today. The challenge beginning today at the DRS Designs blog is Pumpkins. How easy is that for this time of year? I haven't bought my real life pumpkins yet, in fact, I'm still hanging on to those summer flowers as long as I can ;)
Anyway, I couldn't resist inking up this Precious Pumpkin with his candy corn nose...Isn't he adorbs?
I used the following background stamps on my card base:
Tiny Happy Halloween (Sentiment)
You can check out all of the cards from the DT right here, as well as link up your pumpkin card for a chance at a prize! Hope to see you there....
Challenges for this card:
Emerald Fairies-Use a Tag
Bearly Mine-Add a Sentiment
City Crafter-An Early Boo
Crafty Sentiments-Fall Colors
Creative Craft-Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesday-Anything Goes
Paper Playtime-Punches & a Sentiment
Details not listed above-Paper: The Paper Company, Georgia Pacific White, Punch: Martha Stewart, Stampin Up, Ink: Memento, Stampin' Up, Markers: Copic, ribbon from my supplies.