Saturday, August 27, 2011

Playing at the Cafe

Happy Saturday!

I wanted to play with the beautiful colors of the Playdate Cafe challenge. Don't you just love them!?



Here's what I came up with:

A simple design, highlighting these soft shades. These are the kinds of colors I miss when the long months of winter arrive!


We had such a fun night out on my sister's boat last night, so I thought I'd share a couple of photos. The weather was so perfect! A bit windy, so only got one good photo of my siblings (others are a bit blurry.) Here are two of my sisters, Mary on the left and Laurie on the right.



This is the boat. It is quite large with a kitchen, dining area and sleeping area below, and two decks to relax on. So fun for a large family like ours!



Just a shot of the lake with the setting sun. Ahhhh. . .



Here's where we ate dinner. Al & Alma's. Fab food! Sorry for the blurry photo. . .and I hadn't even had a drink yet!



And here's my hubby, (don't think I've shared a recent picture of him) standing at the entrance of the restaurant.



Today is another beautiful day here. Heading outside to enjoy it soon. I'll be thinking of all the people affected by Hurricane Irene, on the East Coast. Hope those of you hunkered down will stay safe! Thanks for stopping by! :)




26 comments:

Brenda said...

Thanks for sharing those wonderful photos Barb! That river looks so inviting! Love your card today! So soft and pretty! Have a great day Barb!

Virginia L. said...

Wow, Barb! You nailed the colors so beautifully! Love the elements and stamping of the dandelion of this card--just gorgeous! LOVE your boat outing photos! It's so nice seeing your sister and DH!! FABULOUS post!

maryse n. said...

Beautiful card Barb! I love the colours and the pretty stamp. Nothing better than being on a boat. What a great evening you had.

Jana said...

Beautiful card -- love the soft color. I had to smile when I saw the challenge. I own the photo that is at the top left (drawer of thread). Bought it and a few more from that photographer on Etsy! :-) Small world

CinnamonSally said...

Stunning card Barb, and what a fun family time you had, it looks such fun boating!!

Tracey said...

Such a soft and pretty card Barb!!! LOVE your use of the PDCC colours!! Thanks so much for joining us at The Play Date Cafe :) LOVE the pics!!!

Lynn said...

Looks like an absolutely perfect evening! Jealous!

And...such soothing colors for your card and I love the sentiment!

sheila said...

Wow Barb....you really captured the colors beautifully! The boat and family time on it sounds wonderful...thanks for sharing.

Cathy A said...

Wow Looks like you had a great time on your sister's boat, thanks for sharing you pictures. Love the card to such soft colours. I have just looked back over your posts, the blue flower card and the butterfly card are so pretty.

Donna Bowman said...

Glad to see your having such a good time Barb! Thanks for sharing those pics. Your card looks great!! Love how you used the colors this week.

judkajudi said...

Love the photos! Great to have a boat like that in the family! Your card is lovely! Enjoy these last days of summer!

Sue said...

These colours are so you Barb; soft and warm, it is a gorgeous card. And the photos are great to see.
Smiles:)

jintyoo7 said...

You really did capture the colours brilliantly, Barb - such a pretty card :o)

Loved the little glimpse into your life and family, thank you for sharing!! Beautiful boat :O)

Maureen Morton said...

I am just tickled that you had such a lovely day with your family! That sunset looks jut like Hawaii! Lucky gal! And this card is a perfect take on the yummy colors! Those butterflies just glimmer!

Nancy said...

Your card is just lovely, Barb! Those soft colors are so nice! Thanks for sharing your FUN photos! The winds are pickup up here in MD, but I still have power! Yeah!

Karen said...

Love your cards, the colors are perfect and the design is fab! Looks like you all had such a great time, what a beautiful place, and such a fun boat! Thanks for sharing your fun photos!

Tiffany said...

I love those colors! They are sugary sweet for Spring or Summer time! Thanks for sharing the fun photos of your outing, your sisters are beautiful!

Joy said...

Oh Barb, I truly adore your sweet card, the colour are just perfect...thanks for sharing the pics of your night out on the water, wish I could have been there having a little drinky with you as I am sure the photos would even be more wonky then..LOL...but geez we would have fun! hugs sweetie!

Dawn said...

Gorgeous Barb. They are lovely soft colours and you nailed it. What fun you had with your family.

donna mikasa said...

Love your sweet card! Perfect challenge colors and such a lovely design! Thanks for sharing your photos! What a beautiful family!

Judy1223 said...

Barb, I love your card and the perfect soft way you used the challenge colors. Perfect!

I love the pictures of your lovely evening on the boat. Ahhh! So serene! We made it through Hurricane Irene here in New Jersey, just a few power outages and lots of tree debris to clean up. The winds were the scariest part...I spent lots of time comforting my six-year-old who was afraid the power would go out and it would be dark everywhere (so much for card-making this weekend!).

Thanks for your lovely comments at my blog...we did have the best vacation ever...so far! Glad you and your boys have similar memories of fun in Disney!

Jacqueline said...

Beautiful card and I really enjoyed your photos Barb - TFS! Hugs!

Deirdre said...

Fab card and fab photos of your family. Thanks for sharing.
That sunset over the lake looks amazing. Great capture. Thanks for leaving sweet comments on my blog - I really appreciate them. Just back from 3 weeks of vacation - so trying to catch up on everything! Hugs to you, Dee

walchowDesign said...

Thanks for sharing the photos! Where are you?? Sounds like you had great fun with the families.

Suzanne C said...

Great pictures and looks like a lot of fun! Love how you did the soft dandelions in a monochromatic effect. Beautiful!

susanne said...

I love these photos Barb. What a wonderful time you must have had with your sisters! Very interesting restaurant!