Friday, July 06, 2007

Goin' on a trip...

Well, tomorrow I head out on our family vacation. My sister, her husband and kids are in town from San Diego. My hubby, kids and I will head out with them and my parents and stay up at a cabin on the lake "up north" as they say here in Minnesota. We went to the same place last year. I plan to bring my altered book again that I began there last year. So I'll be out of the blogging loop for a week. I'll miss you all!

Before I leave I have big news!! I've been accepted to be a vendor at JunkMarket Junk Bonanza! Woohoo! This is gonna be so much work...but soooo much fun:) It runs September 6th-8th in Medina, Minnesota. A western suburb of the Twin Cities. If you're in the area stop by and say hello!

Finally, I leave you with a weeks worth of eye candy. Remember this book (below) when I sent it off? Here is the sign in page and the first page that I did.
My mushroom girl layout.
I did the work on the left, then it traveled to Lilia's gorgeous studio.
She did these pages. Stunning!
...and the left page. Then it traveled to Melissa's house. Here's her wonderful layout. Love these colors!!
She did the work on the left. Off it went to Cassondra's new home.
Love Cassondra's work. Fab!! She worked on the left page and then sent it off to Julie out in Utah. Wow! Absolutely gorgeous!! Love this last page she did with an Alice theme. Then it came home to me! I will treasure this. Thanks girls for all the great art work! This round robin was so much fun.

Have a great week everyone!

27 comments:

Melissa Lobdell, Little Melfred's Studio said...

Congratulations you!!! What a lovely surprise (well, I'm not surprised!) to start your vacation with! Have a great time! xo-Mel

Melissa said...

kari - the book looks great! so fun to see ALL the pages! I hope you don't mind - I downloaded your scans of my pages - I sent the book off and forgot to scan my pages!

have a happy vacation!

xox
Melissa

The Polka Dot Pixie said...

Oh the book is wonderful!!! The cover blows me away! Well done!!!

Have a lovely vacation in San Diego. My husband and I lived there for the 1st few years of our marriage, and it's where my son was born, so I have the some of the best memories of my life from there :-)!

lia said...

don't know if my comment showed up...but I said to have a great trip and give me a holler when you get back so we can talk about JustBe! Have a restful trip. ~Lia

Lilli said...

All those pages look just so scrumptious, I just want to eat them up!

If your cabin is anywhere near the cabin on a lake that I stayed at for a week north of Duluth, you'll be coming back refreshed and rejuvenated. Go canoing for me :)

Lori said...

Kari, have a wonderful trip.
The round robin book is quite beautiful!!! All of the work is very pretty...

Dawn said...

Wonderful book! Such a treasure!

Christi Snow said...

Oh my! That book is fantastic!!! You are so lucky to have such a beautiful treasure. And Whooohooo for being accepted into the market...not that there was ever any doubt in my mind. I REALLY wish that I lived somewhere within a day's drive so that I could come!!!

Have a fun vacation. We will miss you, but look forward to some more yummy journal entries! smiles...

Jess said...

Such a great round robin example! Thanks for sharing. Have a great vacation!

Bonnie said...

Have a lovely trip Kari! LOVE your rr!! Gorgeous! I am having such fun with mine, can't wait to post the finished pages in a few months!

Allison said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! I really, really love it. It's so amazing, and to think that it traveled around and had the work of friends added to it. It's beautiful!!

allie
www.mycozyhome.typepad.com

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Have a great vacation, and congratulations on your exciting news!
:)

Kel x said...

Enjoy your trip and CONGRATULATIONS! We all knew you could do it & now you do too!

Jeanne said...

Congratulations on being accepted to be a part of Junk Bonanza. Sounds like fun. Thanks for sharing the pages of your book with us all.

Tricia Scott said...

kari, have a wonderful vacation and enjoy your time playing in your altered book. i did the same thing last year, taking up over half of the dining room table!
the round robin book is a treasure...lots of eye candy!

hugs,

Nesting For Natalie said...

Ohhh beautiful work. You are on my Fav blog list :).

lisa sp said...

Oh me too! I am so excited to know that there will be one person there that I "know". Have a good vacation.

Felicia said...

Enjoy your trip and your visit :)

Allison said...

Hi Kari, also wanted to add that I'm so excited about the Junk Market show in September. I can't wait to go. Also, I'm very happy that you were excepted as a vendor - maybe I'll see you there. Also, you inspired me with your art. I did a project and thought of you while I was doing it. I posted it on 7/9 if you want to take a look when you get a chance :o)

allie
www.mycozyhome.typepad.com

The Tattered Nest said...

Congratulations Kari! you are going to have so much fun doing that show! Start junking now and don't stop til show time! happy trails....

Prairie Home-Sherry said...

Great blog!!!Love your vintage goodies!I'm from San Diego too...Is your sis into antiques too? If so, she should check out our "Barn Sales" here in Temecula Ca...."Wine Country"
Come visit...Prairiehome.typepad.com

Mary lin said...

These are all beautiful!! What a fun project!!

Laume said...

How serendipitous to be behind on my blog reading and come across your comment about going to "the cabin up north". I was just talking with my teen about growing up in Minnesota and how I figured out once that it was nigh impossible to be farther than about a mile from water there. Having grown up in the thirsty landscape of the west, he thought that was amazing. All my relatives had cabins "up north", either on the lake or deep in the woods for hunting purposes.
Your sister and her family live in San Diego - so does my son and his family. I wonder if they live near each other. (I know, San Diego is a huge metro area - I mean, relatively speaking)

Beth Leintz said...

Just beautiful and so inspiring!

My Treasure Barn said...

I just found your blog through my daughter-in-law Mica (Garb-oodles) and I just love it!

If you don't mind I am putting your link on my blog.

What lovely collages you have.

I am just starting that and I love it!
Thanks for the entertainment.
Patti

sharon (glitterangel) said...

What a gorgeous book, absolutely beautiful.

Karmyn R said...

What beautiful work.

I am involved in a group doing the same thing - starting this January. I hope mine turns out as well as yours did!!!