Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Busy day....




Well I was gone all day today in training and feel so bad for not posting before I left... I do have to say I am surprised at the number of people that have stopped by to visit me.... I see a few friend may have let out my secret ;) I know you are all excited for the punch... It is super cool that is for sure.

I am hoping to post some new projects tomorrow and a couple I did with the punch.... Until then Here is a little brag book I did that was pretty simple but sweet...I think. Papers are from the Paper Salon First Blush Collection.

Don't forget to get you name entered all you do is answer my "get to know you questions" through out this week. A winner will be announced on Saturday. Here goes, in two parts.

What part of the world/country are you from??? AND What is one thing other viewers of this blog may not know about that part of the world/country or What is the one thing you must visit or do when someone comes to visit your area?

I will answer this question for all of those visiting. I am in A suburbs of the Twin cities in MN. The Minneapolis/St. Paul area. We are called the land of 10,000 lakes but officially have well over 11,000. Our State bird is the Mosquito... just kiddin ;) We are home to the Mall of America which holds the Nickolodeon Theme park. We have no tax on clothing. Very Nice perk. Mn was the first state to have an indoor mall. It was Southdale Mall which still exsists today. Where I live I am 2 minutes from farms, 5 minutes from multiple nature preserves and Regional parks and 10 minutes from Museums and Theatres. I feel very blessed.... Oh yes and I also have snowy Easter's...ugh.

20 comments:

Julie Marie said...

Kelly, I grew up in the Twin Cities :)

Where I live now, Northern Idaho, has great hunting and fishing. We are one of the few remaining areas in the US that still has grizzly bears. Huckleberries shakes & pies are a summer specialty around here. The best way I could describe huckleberries would be a super sweet blueberry only purple colored.

Mary O.K. said...

Interesting way to get to know your visitors, Kelly! Thanks for the opportunity.

I grew up in NY state, but now live in northern Pennsylvania-- WAY northern PA, as in only ½ mile from the NY border!

I'll cheat a bit with the sight-seeing visit and tell you about something very special only about 45 minutes away, but in NY. That would be the Corning Museum of Glass. (Yes, the Corning that's known for Pyrex and Corelle dishes.) The museum, however, is simply breathtaking-- exceptional artistry in glass and crystal (Steuben Glass is a part of their company), all the way down to the mundane and simple. The little city of Corning, NY is adorable, too.

Come visit sometime!
Best Wishes,
Mary

Erika M. said...

I live in Griffin, Georgia which is about 30 miles south of Atlanta. There's not much to do in Griffin- so I'll focus on the state. Some of the things that you must do: go to Lenox Mall in Atlanta, go to "The Varsity" (old fashioned drive thru) in Atlanta, visit Underground Atlanta, The World of Coke, and of course are now famous Georgia Aquarium.

Jingle said...

I am from Massachusetts and it is a beautiful place to be! People know a lot about us due to the whole major US city, thing, but what a lot of people don't realize is how close we are to so many other places! If you visit Mass, particularly where I am in Bellingham, you must scoot down to Providence, RI to see one of my favorite cities. It is an unsung city of sorts, but it is just so wonderful! I love it! Stroll down Thayer street or got sit by the canal and enjoy a picnic lunch! There is, of course, lots of shopping and great eateries, too, so check those out!

avidreader said...

Howdy from Texas! We are enjoying some beautiful weather these days and the bluebonnets are in full bloom along with the azaleas! It's the prettiest time of year in Texas. If you visit, you must go to Brenham and tour the BlueBell facility and eat some yummy icecream! :)

StamperSharon said...

Hi Kelly, I found your blog thru Annabelle O'Malley's blog and CPS :) I'm Sharon, a native of Texas. Our state tree is the Pecan tree which, unfortunately I'm highly allergic to it's pollen! Achoooooo . . .

LJEterno said...

I live in East Meadow, NY. We are just minutes away from the Long Island Children's Museum and the Creadle of Aviation. Both are great spots to bring your family on a weekend!

Jennie said...

I was another Texan born and raised in Texas. Born in Corpus Christi and moved to San Antonio. Love it here. Home of the San Antonio Spurs. Go Spurs Go. Anyway I'm glad I stumbled upon your blog. Would love to win the punch.

Jennifer H. said...

I live in West Des Moines, Iowa and I think most people think Iowa is completely covered in corn. LOL It is actually quite nice here in Des Moines and I think we have the best of both worlds. All the fun, shopping, events and such but with a smaller population that many big cities.

Anonymous said...

I'm from Illinois, a town named Granite City, where graniteware was made during the turn of the century. I'm just 10 miles from the Mississippi River & St. Louis. You must see a Cardinal baseball game, take a trip to the top of the Gateway Arch, and savor Ted Drew's frozen custard when you visit. I could go on and on about the many things to see and do in my part of the country... come and visit a spell!
Gloria

barb said...

I'm originally from a smallish-town in southern Manitoba (Canada). This area was settled by Russian Mennonite immigrants, including my grandparents on both sides of the family. The town (now considered a city) has a wonderful Mennonite village museum that draws crowds from all over (and serves amazing food!)

Lea L. said...

That is a pretty book Kelly!

I am from western Montana in a cute little city called Missoula. If you love the outdoors, then Montana is the place for you.

I would say the must see's in Montana are Glacier National Park, and Yellowstone Park. I love beautiful scenery and animals in their natural state- and you get this in both parks. We have grizzly bears, moose, elk, bison, bighorn sheep...the list could go on. I was reading the first comment, and had to chuckle a little because huckleberries are a montana specialty too in the summer! They grow wild, and are SO yummy. Huckleberry shakes are a MUST in the summer...and I love huckleberry pancakes.

~Lea

VINTAGE GIRL AT HEART said...

I live in Sunny Central Florida about 30 minutes or so from Disney and about 40 minutes from the Beach!!! Our average temperature is around 80 degrees. Most people would be surprised to know that most of our oranges in the grocery stores come from California.....when we are one of the main orange grove states in the country......food for thought hmmm?? If you visit Florida.. forget Mickey as we have the best Flea Markets and Thrift shoppes full of all kinds of goodies and vintage items!!!
A friend once told me that she thinks we have alligators running rampant here...... we do have an occasional one in someone's backyard or garage but they pretty much lurk in ponds and lakes.:))

Claudette said...

I live in a small town 40 miles outside of Chicago....If you visit we would hit the big city for there we will find some of the best restaurant in the United States, museums, Navy Pier, and if your a sport fan we will find a sport event to attend. If you like peace and quiet we can sit on my porch and watch the corn grow :)

Stephanie said...

Fun post! I live in Southwest Montana, and what others may not know is that Montanan's are the friendlist people in the country. If you visit, you must visit Glacier/Yellowstone of course, but you REALLY must fly fish our blue ribbon streams and rivers and go to the RL Winston Rod Company and take a tour and see the museum. The finest fly rods in the world are made there in the beautiful town of Twin Bridges!

Steph said...

Hi Kelly :)Although I was born in Scotland, I now live in south east England in the rural county of Suffolk. I live in a tiny village called Steeple Bumpstead (no sniggering now! LOL)The area is steeped in history, with some buildings dating back to medievil times. It's a great place to live if you enjoy browsing antique shops and visiting castles! It's been great to read about where everyone is from :)

Anabelle said...

Well, I'm from Delaware. It's a really small state. I live in the Northernomost part of it. We are 2 hours from NYC and DC, and about an hour from Baltimore and Philly. So, there is lots to do. Additionally, we are about and hour and a half from the beach and in the opposite direction, the mountains.

Julia said...

Hi Miss Kelly! Well I'm in St.Louis, Missouri. Gateway to the West! Home of Grant's Farm(General Ulysses S. Grant's former home) and now a wonderful Animal Farm. Also you must go up in the Arch, take in a Cardinal baseball game with us, then go for an amazing Ted Drewes concrete ice cream..they are the BEST! And drive down Route 66!

Svala said...

Hi Kelly. Greetings from Iceland. It may surprise you that the whole population of Iceland is about 312.000 people (no it's not missing any 00000. It's not as cold here as the name of the country might lead you to think although it's by no means a place you would go to to soak up the sun! If you come to Iceland it's a real must just to enjoy the fresh air and the amazing scenery, check out some glaciers and hot springs. Iceland is sometimes called the land of the midnight sun cause during June and July the sun hardly sets. Check out this site if you like, http://www.icelandinfocus.com/

You get a lot of tourists from Iceland in the Twin Cities but sadly most of them only go to the Mall of America, the scrappers go crazy in Archivers, or so I've been told!

Mrs C said...

I live in Michigan near Higgins Lake which was ranked by National Geographic as the 6th most beautiful inland lake in the world.