Sunday, October 24, 2010

Road tripping and putting the garden to bed....

It could snow tonight so Tim and I were out in the garden with flashlights an hour ago picking the last of the tomatoes. Yay, fried green tomatoes for breakfast. Here is a picture of our summmer grape arbor bedroom which is also the entrance to the garden. Sigh - we probably won't be sleeping out there again any time soon.

Earlier this week we went on a road trip to Halfway, Oregon. Halfway is a tiny town on the sunny side of the Wallowa Mountains, a short scenic jaunt from Idaho's Snake River boundary. While snooping around town we bumped into Mimi and Eric who invited us into their little restaurant, Mimi's MidTown Cafe. Their restaurant closed this summer but they still use it for a party kitchen/playhouse. They made us some espresso and we sat around and chit-chatted for hours munching on some of Tim's homemade brownies and some of their cherry tomatoes. Ahh the perfect road trip experience.

On the way home we passed through Bear, Idaho where I took this picture of the old Huntley barn. It was built in 1880 but I'm pretty sure this will be its last winter standing.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

The Battle of the CT's

The battle has begun!!! Five of my very brave CT members (Angel Jet, Ikscrap, Joannknrd, Shayenne27, and Topsi) are Team Lorie’s Wild Imagination Girls in Digiscrapaddicts Battle of the CT’s. Hooo Hoooooo!!!!! It is a really fun layout contest. There are about 40 designer teams enrolled - but Holy Moley it’s tricky. Each layout has to follow a precise formula like: 10 hearts, 9 flowers, 8 stitches, etc. If one of your team goofs up and only has 7 stitches, or 10 flowers, your team gets the boot. You can only use your designers goodies. And, unfortunately, it’s a popular vote contest. (I thought after DST’s hairdo fire no one would do popular vote contests anymore.) Ah well.
You can vote for your favorite team once a day.
Here’s where you can see all the layouts.
It would be lovely if you voted for them. (Polls are open Saturdays & Sundays)
Here’s where you vote.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Feathers & Mittens Pics

Feathers & Mittens went into Studio Lorie tonight right after the SBG chat. That was good stinky fun. Trying to type while the chats went speeding by was giving me the whirleys.
Here are some layouts using F&M from my fantastic CT.

Olga Unger
Veronique

Monicca
Lana

Twinsmomflor

Tami


Lucie


Ikscrap

Dianet


AlohaMomma

Monday, October 4, 2010

Feathers and Mittens


This week I am the featured designer at SBG (Yay!) so I made this little kit for the occasion. Last winter after the first snow I ran out and took pictures of the Fall foliage weighed down from the first sprinklings of snow. I used some of those pictures in this kit. Those little birds always show up with the first snow.

It's supposed to be a surprise, so don't tell Kate I am leaking this information out, but Feathers and Mittens will be free the first three days it's in my store. Oh and I'm also holding a Fall-themed layout contest (deadline midnight Sunday MST) you can read all about it here. (I lovelovelove this kind of stuff.) hugs and more hugs, Lorie