Sunday, August 16, 2009

So sad...

So, for those of you who are members of CMK, you have probably heard the news that Lisa is closing the site. I'm so sad to be losing my online "home." Not only do I love and adore the fellow DT girls, but i've enjoyed getting to know the members and getting inspired by all the amazing work over there. I guess this is a classic example of "all good things must come to an end."

Onto happier topics ;-) - Round 2 of our vacation pics:




I was so lucky that I got to meet my dear friend Sherry Steveson while I was on vacation. Sherry and I have been on two DTs together (Luxe and CMK), and we really got to know each other while on the CMK team. She is such an awesome person, and I just knew I would love her in real life, too, and I was right! We totally hit it off - I felt like i've known her for years! Unfortunately our visit was short and sweet, but i'm hoping we will get to connect again soon when she comes down my way!
My awesome parents:




Last, but not least, I have a layout to share that I did for a contest at A Million Memories (my other online home!). The requirements are that you include a vintage image and lace. I googled vintage beach images, and I found the photo that I printed out for my layout. It's pretty cool - if you look closely, you can see the people holding umbrellas on the beach to shield them from the sun :-) I used the lace to create a center for my flower. And, do you remember seeing that photo in my last set? Well, Sherry actually edited it for me and gave me six awesome versions! I was so inspired by how gorgeous she made my photo look, so I pulled it out and went to town :-)

PP is Pink Paislee and MM. Diecut circles are Collage Press. Letters are doodlebug and MM. Bling is Prima, and charms are MM. Journaling reads: Your beauty takes my breath away - you are gorgeous inside and out!

I can't believe this weekend is already over - it went too fast (don't they always??). We had another fun block party with our neighbors last night - definitely the highlight of my weekend! Hope you all had a great one, as well!

19 comments:

Diana said...

ABSOLUTELY GORGOUS LO and I LOVE everything about that picture of Chloe; her expression, her hair blowing in the wind, it is just incredible.

Mom

dstandard said...

Fabulous photos and that page is awesome - so hate to see CMK close! It's been my "home" for so long - will miss everyone and all the inspiration!

Andrea Amu said...

I know, girl! I feel as though I've really gotten the chance to know you as a friend through CMK,Staci! I will truly miss our family on the net! Please keep in touch via our blogs :)

I think you did an amazing job with working the vintage on this page! And how cute is that photo of you and Sherry!! love it!

ashjoy said...

It is very sad.

I was kind of a newbie, but just setteling in at CMK and don't want to join every single mb there is out there and not be able to keep up.

For instance is the gallery for just the kit club? Can anyone play along. I just can't commit to a kit club right now but want to find a fun new home.

Jessica said...

Hey Staci...sorry to hear the CMK news ..that stinks! Love the vacation pics.....and that layout is divine! great post and tfs!

Jocelyn said...

So sorry to hear about CMK.....Just adore the LO...you did a FABULOUS JOB!!!!!! I just love it!!!!!! The pics of the family are so great and how wonderful you got to meet a wonderful friend!!!! Wishing you a wonderful day filled with smiles!!! You have such a beautiful family!!!!!

Trisha said...

Sorry about CMK. Love the layout, I have never been able to pull off a vintage feel and you did it beautifully!

Marci Knecht said...

Wow, I can't believe that! CMK has been around longer then I've been scrapping. That's very sad, I've loved everything that you've done for them.

I would love to have you come and hang out on some of the sites that I frequent.

Tara Powell said...

Staci, I am so glad you scrapped that pic, it was my favorite!
The layout turned out beautiful :)
Sorry to hear about CMK

Amy said...

I am too sad about CMK. After all that is where I found you and your awesome scrappin style..
Gald you had a good trip!
Your page is gorgous as always!

Meg Giroux said...

Staci, I love the photos they are just so sweet! The layout of Chloe is beautiful, I love how you edited the photo!

That is so sad...I loved CMK...when I did get time to visit I loved talking to everyone there and all the gorgeous creations!!

How cool you were able to meet Sherry!!!!

Heather Swan said...

Too bad about CMK!!!!!! :(

On a hapier note, more great vaction pics and another GREAT layout!

doris said...

you got such darling photos! and the layout is gorgeous! so sad abt cmk.

Brenda Hurd said...

SO GLAD YOUR BACK! ANd look how cute you are in those pictures. Looks liike you had a fabulous time. Your layout is beautiful too - that picture! wow!

Pearl said...

i was such a dork ! i didnt know that CMK was closing until days after the fact ! lol too sad indeed !

but nm we are still hangin at the same places ! ;-)


fan vaca pics as always ! & there's always something about nicely edited pics to get the mojo going,isnt it ?

I would be happy to edit a pic for you too - but i only use picnik ! lol I've learnt how to make years melt away from our faces ...lol...

paperfections@yahoo.com

Wati Basri said...

awww...love this layout to bits!!

Audrey Pettit said...

Oh, how I love that gorgeous layout, Staci!! And I love to see all your vacation photos, too!

Peggy said...

What a gorgeous LO, and I love the photo editing!!! That vintage style just doesn't seem to work for me ... I'll keep trying though, because I really love the look of that style.
xxx Peggy

liannallama said...

What a lovely LO and I love how you edited the photo to give it such a great vintage feel!