Monday and Tuesday in New York

Monday, opening day at the US Open, couldn’t have gone better.  

Bradley Klahn won his match.

 

And, so did 37 year old, Feliciano Lopez, my favorite since he was a teen.

We were there when the gates opened at 9:30 AM, and didn’t leave until  10:00PM.

The next day, we took a tennis time out to visit the 9/11 Museum, an unforgettable and emotional experience.

 

After sustenance, we walked the High Line. Trains once traveled the rails, but it’s now a walkway with gardens.

 

 

 

The High Line took us to a very interesting structure named The Vessel. We figured we’d had enough walking, so passed on additional climbing.

 

A wonderful meal at our hotel, prepping for the next full day of tennis.

 

I’ll see you tomorrow with my Seize the Birthday Guest Designer card. The “toppings” is fun; it’s “square cards.”

In case you’re wondering, my store is open. Go shopping, so you can get creative with me!

 

 

New York, New York

Here I am, in New York City. The Renaissance Hotel is great! We were excited to get a room with a view. Seriously, all of those buildings with windows are fascinating.

 

The flight here was trouble-free on Delta. We had TSA pre-check, a good complimentary meal, and movies. I really enjoyed Poms, and recommend it.

 

By the time we checked in, it was time for an early dinner before seeing a play. We walked, of course, as everyone does in New York. No problem getting my 10,000 steps a day here! We found this picturesque place across the street from the theatre, Heartland Chop House Brewery.

 

Then, it was 8:00 show time for Beautiful.

Love those Carole King tunes.

 

We awakened to a beautiful, sunny day, in the 70s. The weather couldn’t be better in New York. The main reason we are here is to attend the US Open Tennis Tournament. 

Neil is very good with directions, and navigating the subway system, so here I am, eating a breakfast bar on the subway, headed to the US Open in Flushing Meadows. It looks like I’m alone, but it soon filled with people. Ha Ha

 

We caught up with the Klahns, and watched Bradley Klahn practice with Medvedev. His first round match will be tomorrow, and we’ll be there.

 

We walked through Bryant Park on the way back to our hotel, and had to take a selfie. Do you see the Empire State Building between us? Neil and I met on an airplane while flying to New York in 1982, and we went to the top of that building on our first date. Yes, Sleepless in Seattle is one of my favorite movies.

 

I’ll post another  card on Tues. I’m not crafting while on vacation, but I prepared ahead of time. I do have my Holiday Catalog with me, though, planning my September order.

Thanks for visiting my blog, even without a card!

The great thing about my on-line store is that it is open, and fully functional, while I’m on vacation! Clicking my “shop button will take you there.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Video Introduction-Su Mohr

Hello friends and followers. I’ve had a number of requests to do videos, so I’m giving it a try. Here I am:

 

 

I’ll be posting a card demonstration on March 17th. It’s a first, so lots of room for improvement! My iPhone had a mind of it’s own during my recording! But, I really like my design, and I think I have some tips you’ll enjoy.

Have a great day, and see you soon!

 

 

 

 

Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers

I think I’m in love with my Stampin’ Blends by Stampin’ Up! I can’t stop looking at them!

By Su Mohr; Featuring: Stampin' Blends; #Stampinblendsarethebest #alcoholmarkers #markers #art #arttools

Su Mohr’s Stampin’ Blends

 

I ordered the first half of the colors as soon as they were available. They were held neatly in a box, laying horizontally, as directed. But, when I received my second shipment, I wanted to be able to have them easily accessible.

I found this nifty holder on Amazon. If you are interested, here’s the link:

Crafter’s Companion Spectrum Noir Marker Storage Trays, 6/Pack

The colors are listed in the Annual Catalog on page 205. You can order them individually, or they come in combo packs of a Light and Dark in each color.

Additionally, there are fantastic colors in the Holiday 2018 Catalog! I almost overlooked some, because they are spread throughout the pages.

Not only do I like looking at my Stampin’ Blends, they are my “go to” for coloring.

I hope you enjoyed seeing how I keep them in my craft room. I’m very happy with my storage solution.

You can see all of the colors by clicking on this “shop” button. Then, just type “Stampin’ Blends” in the search box.

Colorful Seasons Takes Me Back to Hawaii

 Hello, and welcome to my relaxing day by the sea.

By Su Mohr for GDP151 and SSC185; Click READ to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Colorful Seasons, Magical Mermaid, Subtle embossing folder, Ruffled embossing folder, Stamparatus; #colorfulseasons #takemetothesea #hawaii #stampinup #handmadecards

Colorful Seasons Takes Me Back to Hawaii

 

I always enjoy thinking about the beach. I returned from Hawaii two weeks ago, and told you more photos would be coming. Here I am with my daughter, Katey, out in the ocean. We are 500 steps from the shore (I counted on the way back), and still only knee deep, because it’s a sandbar.

Did I show you my grandson, Drake? He’s only 13, and making Grandma Su look really small. We are walking home from church. They live on  Hickam Base, close to Pear Harbor, because Billy is in the Coast Guard. Everything is so convenient. It’s wonderful!

Here’s Drake practicing his bass guitar.

And, giving Grandpa Neil lessons. (Neil said he’s “slappin’ the base”).

 Okay, back to my card.  It all began, because of three challenges. The theme at Global Design Project is “Take Me to the Sea.”

The sketch is from As You See It.

 

And, the colors at Sunday Stamps, “Summer Splash,” are perfect for a day at the beach.

The card base is Night of Navy card stock, the ocean is Pacific Point cardstock, and the sand is Sahara Sand cardstock.

I used the Ruffled embossing folder to give the ocean waves, and the Subtle embossing folder to give the sand texture. Before embossing the sand, I used a stamp from the Magical Mermaid stamp set to stamp shells in Crumb Cake ink.

 

Don’t you love my canvas chair? It’s in the Colorful Seasons stamp set. The wood frame is stamped in Crumb Cake ink, and the fabric is Pumpkin Pie ink. It’s “two-step” stamping, and I used the Stamparatus to make sure the fabric met the frame just right.

The glass of lemonade is stamped in Daffodil Delight ink, and it has a die for cutting in the Seasonal Layers die set. 

Did you see I wrote “hello” in the sand. Sometimes I just have to use something that has retired. I LOVE paper words! It’s from the Greetings die set, for those of you who may have it.

All of the other supplies are available at my store. You can easily shop by clicking on the pictures. If you’d like to start stamping, I’d love to be your demonstrator!


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