Sunday, August 23, 2009

Back from Vacation!

We spent a wonderful week in the Finger Lakes region in Upstate NY last week. It was so relaxing and fun. We stayed in Watkins Glen, a little town on the tip of Seneca Lake. Our hotel was gorgeous. We were on the top floor and the view was amazing. I sat outside every morning with my coffee and a book and took in the beautiful sights.



I just loved this little building. We took walks on the dock and around the little town. We found a homemade ice cream store and went every night!



There is a State Park in the center of the town. We hike the Glen and it was just magnificent.




We took day trips to Ithaca and Corning. Corning is home of the Corning Museum of Glass. It was great! Ryan took a workshop and blew his own glass ornament! We also took a walk around town and I found THE most amazing shop ever! It's called Corning Stitch Works and it's filled with the most wonderful vintage goodies.



She has beautiful vintage fabrics and trims. I could have spent a fortune in there!





I love how she displayed everything, too. There were all kinds of shabby dressers, jars, baskets, etc. This is the look I'd love to have for my scraproom.




I definitely need to make a trip back up this this place!!! If you're anywhere near Corning, go!! It would be well worth it!

Now, if you've read through all of that, I'm impressed. I'll leave you with a recent creation.

This is a card that I did for Emma's last week. Our color inspiration was a sunflower. Check out the Emma's Blog for great ideas from the team.

I used some October Afternoon, Jenni Bowlin, Jillibean Soup and Fancy Pants papers along with American Crafts chipboard and a Making Memories label.




Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!

18 comments:

lam said...

You make the most wonderful and beautiful cards. Love the colours and all the sweet details

Staci said...

Your card is gorgeous, anabelle - I love the soft colors! Glad you had a graet time on your trip, that shop does look amazing! Can't wait to see the touches you bring into your scraproom ;-)

miacaniza said...

OMGosh look at that store! You must have been in heaven Anabelle! Can't get enough of the vintage goodies they have in there!

Such a gorgeous card! Always love the cards you do!

Andrea Amu said...

What a deliteful card! Love the yellow tones!

My parents used to take us to Watkins Glen when I was young... I loved hiking the trails there with the water falls!

I am sure you had a wonderful time browsing that vintage shop! Hope you bought your share of yummy vintagy goodies!!

Shanna Vineyard said...

Sounds like you had an amazing time Anabelle! And how in the world did you make it out of that shop not going broke???? It's the cutest thing ever!!!! Love your card! You never cease to amaze me!

DonnaMundinger said...

Looks like heaven! What a wonderful vacation. However did you drag yourself away from that store? Beautiful card too! Looks like dappled sunshine. Welcome home. xxD

Carrie said...

sounds like a wonderful trip anabelle! adorable family pics. i would SO get into that little vintage shop! looks delicious! cool that they let you take pictures!

Renee said...

Your card is gorgeous!!!! Anabelle !!! I love the soft colors!!!!I am sure you had a wonderful time browsing that vintage shop! looks delicious!!!1

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Kimberly said...

Gorgeous cards. Enjoyed the vacation read as well.

Stacy Cohen said...

Such a beautiful card, Anabelle!!! The store looks amazing . . . the kind of store you could spend hours in.

whoistracy said...

Oh how fun! I live just a couple hours from Watkin's Glen. Did you visit any of the wineries around Seneca Lake? THE best in NY state!!

Ibolya said...

Wow your card is so beautiful again, and the shop, i love it, i wish i could be there.

Sherry Wright said...

Beautiful photos, so glad you had a wonderful time. That store & your card are drool worthy! ;)

Wendy Kwok said...

Wow.. that shop is like fabric heaven! I love the colours on your card. Very sweet!

Lucy Edson said...

That store looks incredible, Anabelle!! I would have spent a fortune, I am sure!!! lol Glad you had a wonderful vacation - it looks beautiful up there!

Beautiful card! You always inspire me with your gorgeous designs and details! :)

Linda Beeson said...

The yellows in the card could not be any more wonderful! LOVE it! And - your little get away sounded wonderful. We just did something similar on this coast.

Clare D. said...

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Leslie Ashe said...

Your vacation looks like it was the BEST!!!! I love the pictures! That store...take me there! :D
Amazing details on your cards. I love those colors right now...have a happy week! hugs! Leslie