Sunday, July 8, 2012

In Seattle

After an Alaskan cruise with my daughter, Deborah we stayed at the Fairmont Hotel for a couple of days in August 2010. While I was just in VA for three weeks this June I had pictures from the trip printed at CVS. I know I am way behind in scrapping, but I like to do things as I feel them. That's one of the advantages of being retired. We had a crop gathering at my daughter's home and here are five(5) of the 8X8 layout pages I made while I was still there in VA.

 The Fairmont Olympic Hotel is beautiful. We really enjoyed our short stay there. We had lunch at the hotel in the Shuckers dining room. And dinner  later in the Georgian dining room.

 Lobster Mac n' Cheese and Calamari were delicioous
The freshest raw oysters we have ever tasted. The Snow and Kumamoto were our favorite, but they were all delicious.

The customized roasted vegetables with crumbled blue cheese on the side that cost me $30 plus dollars, yes $30 plus. But they were well worth it after having a steady diet of fruits of the sea for ten(10) straight days. Consists of:yellow beets, leeks, carrots, parsnips, white asparagus, rutabaga, and garlic. YUMMY!!! That was the only thing I wanted to eat for dinner.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

4th of July SOC Challenge

On the SOC site one of the ladies gave us a sketch and challenged us to make a 4th of July layout. I chose to make a layout using some of the pictures I took in Alaska in August 2010. These pictures of and near the Hubbard Glacier were taken while I was cruising on the Holland America Rotterdam with my daughter Deborah.

I used the Cricut Expression and the Stand and Salute cartridge.