Sunday, November 23, 2008

Got my new camera...

Thanks mom for the early birthday/Christmas present! Please pardon the pix as I try to figure out how to work it!


So, since I HAD to try out the new electronics, I made this card. It's from the "Santa's Sweet Shoppe" set from Starving Artistamps. I love the images in this set, they are super cute and lots of fun to color. Yea, color...


I stamped Santa twice and colored him with my Copics and SU! Markers. I stuck him and the sign on a bed of diamond Stickles. The DP is Basic Grey Wassail and the rest of the cardstock and ribbon from PTI.

The next one is from TCP's Deck the Halls set. Ms. Godiva wasn't even a year old last Christmas, and I fear that this stamp could be a premonition of things to come...


The DP is from and old SU! pack and the cardstock and ribbon is PTI. I colored Sparkle and the tree with my Copics and SU! markers. Then I covered the tree with Crystal Effects.

I think I need to play around with the camera a little more...

Aright, we have a packed evening. Kev and I got an invitation for a free dinner at a restaurant that's opening this week. I think it's pretty cool, 2 dinners, drinks and gratuity not included. They're testing the kitchen and waitstaff before the official grand opening on Wednesday.

Brio is a really tasty Italian restaurant, they're part of a small chain which includes Bravo! and Bon Vie. I've only eaten at Brio once before but I've had Bravo more time than I can count. I used to wait tables there right after I finished grad school. After you've worked in a restaurant and looked at the food for days on end, it shouldn't be your favorite restaurant, but it is! So tasty, so tasty.... The closest one to us in in Greensboro. Needless to say, I was super excited when I saw that Brio was opening.

This kinda threw a kink in my plans though. I wanted Brio for my birthday dinner if they were open, now, I don't know if I want it twice in one week. Hmmm.... I guess we'll see how well they do tonight!

PS: if you ever get a chance to go, and you like cheesecake, theirs is ridiculous! It has a layer of caramelized sugar on top and OMG... I don't really like cheesecake but it is seriously some of the best... I also highly recommend the calamari, the spinach artichoke dip and any of the steaks.

Enjoy!
Lara

Update: YUMMMM!!! We just got back from Brio... They chose the appetizer for the participants tonight and they brought us the calamari! Mmmmm.... Smaller menu to choose from for the training dinner, no steaks, which makes sense I guess, it was free. I had the Brick Smushed chicken (not its real name) and for dessert you could choose from any of the desserts which were served in espresso cups. I had the tiramsu and Kev the cheesecake.... We did make reservations for Weds... Happy Birthday to me...

3 comments:

Cami said...

I love your site! A great place to get some ideas when I need a little extra umph!!! Thanks

Marcia said...

Hey- you did great with the new camera! oh, and I LOVE those cards!

Starving_Artistamps said...

Great card!!