I'm Baaaaaaaaaaaaaack!!!!!!

We are back safely from a wonderful week of vacation in Florida!! The drive down and back was lots of fun with several stops at interesting points (well, interesting to certain parties)in Tennessee, Kentucky and Georgia!

One day was spent at a State Park in Florida looking at the amazing foliage and hunting for alligators and birds and lizards!! We actually found some too....I was not too thrilled about the 'gator, myself!! We drove to the gulf coast and went to the pier at St. Petersburg and also St. Pete's Beach and saw some dolphins playing in the surf around sunset! It was so cool and I was more excited about the cute little dolphins that that 'gator, fer sure!! We also spent a day at Universal Studios riding Revenge of The Mummy and watching Shrek 4-D and then another day at Islands of Adventure riding The Hulk and Dueling Dragons!! I thought I'd be too old to handle the thrill rides but I'm happy to report that I am NOT too old!! In fact, we rode The Mummy 4 times, the Dueling Dragons twice and The Hulk twice!! Yeehaw!!

And of course, EVERY day included shopping of some sort!!! I visited AC Moore, Michaels, Joann's and Hobby Lobby! That was the most fun for me and I came back with lots of stampin' goodies!!

My day today consisted of mounds and mounds of laundry, grocery shopping, organizing my treasures, opening tons of mail and going through about a thousand digital photographs!!! I am going to need to scrap several books of this trip!!! I can't wait to get started!!!

So today I am posting an altered board book that I made a couple of weeks ago. It features pictures from a special evening for my Dad!! He was inducted into the Sports Hall of Fame in our hometown, for being on the Championship Soccer team in 1975!! It was a very special night with our whole family and lots of friends that we hadn't seen in years. I used distressed patterned paper by Cosmo Cricket which I distressed a little more using sandpaper around the edges. I also used ribbon and lots of metal embellishments. I have put it in a place of honour on our buffet and hutch in the livingroom. This was very fun and easy to do. I actually made it in less than an hour!! You can get the premade 'naked' board books in different sizes at your local scrapbooking store!!

MAN, it's good to be home!!!!


Shadowcatcher said...

Welcome Back! I've missed your blog! :( Glad you had a good time and hope you'll share some pics of all the treasures you brought back! I love to shop vicariously through others!!!! LOL

Darcy said...

YIPPEE!!!! Kimmie is back safe and sound!!!

Glad that you had so much fun!!! Can't wait to see pics!

Donna aka Sapphire1968 on SCS said...

So glad you're abck and had a great time. can't wait to see some pics and also some SB pages. I've missed your blog as well! :)

DeniseLynn said...

Welcome home! Doesn't your own bed feel the best and even though vacations are great isn't home the best ever?!!! We just got back form Florida too but where I was there was no Mike's or Jo's. I was bummin but I saved money that's for sure. Again welcome back - I too missed your blog.

Julie said...

Welcome home! Good to have you back, we missed you in blogger world!

Linda D said...

Welcome back Kim. We ALL missed our daily Kraftin' Kimmie fix!!Can't wait to hear some of your stories. I also have my Spring Catalogue order ready and can't wait till our class to get good ideas for them. See you soon. God bless.


Cindy Lou Who said...

Welcome Back!! You were greatly missed!!
Sounds like you went everywhere!
I got your package yesterday! YAY ME!! Thanks for the stamp! I love it! (((hugs)))
Love your project too, dang girl you are lookin' so fine...gonna have to change your name to Miss Skinny!!

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