Thursday, June 15, 2017

Bermuda Bay

This morning I made a card in our hotel room overlooking the vineyard. I spent most of my time trying to figure out how to get my new cutting blade into my Martha Stewart cutting board. I finally had to remove the old one with tweezers and then the rest was a piece of cake. I had to make my card simple and easy because we have too many vineyards to visit.

Knowing that I was going to have to prepare a card as guest designer for TSOT while traveling, I brought the March 2016 Paper Pumpkin kit with me, matching card stock and markers. I also knew I would be making another card while we were away so I brought the 2017-2019 In Colors. CAS(E) This Sketch #225 had the nice, easy layout I was hoping for and 

Paper Craft Crew Inspiration Challenge 248. Play along at #inspirationchallenge #pcc2017 #craft
Paper Craft Crew - PCCC#248 Inspiration Challenge had the colors I wanted. Here's my card...

My Whisper White card base is 4 1/4 scored at 5 1/2. I cut two Bermuda Bay mats 2 1/4  X 5 1/4 and 1 1/2 x 5 1/4. The DSP from the PP Kit is cut from an envelope at 2 1/8  x 5 1/8 and 1 3/8 x 5 1/8.  I miss my grid paper for measuring! The square sentiment Bermuda Bay mat was cut at 2 1/2  x 2 1/2, the DSP was a pre-cut piece from the kit as was the square with dots. I'm not sure what set the sentiment came from because I don't have the case. It was stamped in Bermuda Bay. The inside has a strip from the envelope and the rectangular sentiment was a pre-cut piece from the kit. Again, I don't know what the stamp set is except that it was from the same one as the front! So, with two different "thank you's" I will write, "We can't thank you enough!" It will be for someone who lets us stay with them on our trip north :-)

This morning we did wine tastings at Native Vines and RayLen. Once we got back to our hotel, we went to Childress Vineyard for our lunch and wine in "our" gazebo. We really need to have a plaque made for there! It is our favorite spot where we will renew our wedding vows in 9/27/19 (50 years) if the Lord is willing to keep us alive and well that long. Here's the view...

We enjoyed deep fried dill pickles for our appetizer and Pinnacle wine for our beverage. 
Again, I forgot to take pics of our main meals so we have to return tomorrow and get it right! Perry had a Bistro burger (which I am having tomorrow) and I had Judy's Walnut Chicken Salad on a croissant (which he is having tomorrow). 

We will also be stopping at Hanover Park Vineyard to see Pearl and Amy. This is Pearl and Perry on June 7, 2013, before his tumor was removed.

We hope to see our friend, Holly, at Westbend Vineyard and then chill at Medaloni Cellars with the doctor who helped save/prolong Perry's life May 29, 2013. If she hadn't been proactive and pushed all the tests and surgery through for what turned out to be a rapidly growing sarcoma, we probably wouldn't be enjoying this trip. Unfortunately, even with 33 high dose radiation treatments in NC, it metastasized to most parts of his body by the time we were able to return to FL from NC. On our way to radiation every day from June 22 to September 12, we went by a community called Bermuda Run so thus the title of my post. We praise God for the chemo that is keeping his cancer stable. He has beat the odds so far! Yondelis is his friend!! His oncologist is totally amazed and stretched the treatment out one week so we could go to our grandson's high school graduation in Saratoga, NY.

On that note, we are now going out on our balcony to enjoy another glass of wine, the sunset and perhaps some leftover pickle chips with ranch dressing!

There probably will not be another card on my blog until June 19 as we will be on the road again heading to the Finger Lakes on Saturday...but you never know. Stay tuned!


  1. Nice job using the pieces from the PP kit!! And pretty card! Have fun on your travels, my friends! :)

  2. Hi Karen! Such a beautiful layered card and the matching envelope was perfect! Thanks so much for joining us at Paper Craft Crew for our Inspiration Challenge! Tina DT

  3. I really like your 'softer' version of the colours on the inspiration pillow, Karen. So glad that you could join us at the Paper Craft Crew for our first Inspiration challenge! ~Deborah, DT