Thursday, April 29

Where Dreams Come True

We just returned from our annual trip to Orlando, Florida and here's a picture of the children in their element, could they look any happier?!

I would recommend anyone visiting Orlando to stay at the Grand Floridian Resort and Spa, it's simply a magical experience and we wouldn't stay anywhere else!

Whatever your plans are for this Bank Holiday weekend, I hope you have a fabulous time :) x


Magda said...

Beautiful card Stephanie!
Hugs, Magda

Magda said...

Oh, am I first? Yupiii...and second? ;)
Now I had time to read all your post.
I`m verry happy that you have a lovely time. I wish you more holidays like that. But next time in Luxury Villa ;)
Have a nice weekend!
Hugs, Magda

Paper is BLISS said...

Hey Stef - Soooooo nice to see you back in blog land. This is just lovely. The colours you've used are fabulous. Let's have some more please, miss your posts :)

Glad you had a good hols. We were due to go to Italy for a wedding but never made it - both our flights were cancelled! Bummer. At least the weather held here whilst we lazed about at home though.

Take care
Zoe x

Danielle said...

Oh Steph, what a gorgeous card!! Fabulous colouring, especially when done at silly o'clock!! Beautifuly papers and I love the layout!! So glad to hear you had a fabulous trip to Floriday - the pic of the kids is priceless - wonderful smiling faces!!
Hugs, Danielle

margie c said...

Hi Stephanie!
So happy to hear from you! What an adorable card! I love these colors!

Looks like y'all had a wonderful time at Disney! I cannot wait to take my boys there!

Take care of yourself!
hugs, margie

Michelle said...

Beautiful card Teph, I love the colours and papers and great layout. I am so glad you had a lovely holiday, thanks for sharing the pic, they do look so happy :0)Hugs xx

♥Rach♥ said...

It's so nice to see your creations again! Love your card, fab colors and papers and your trip sounds just wonderful!

Angela said...

Beautiful card Steph, love these cute CC stamps!!! The ribbion is gorgeous!!!
Angela x

stampingheaven said...

Fabulous as always sweetie. Fabby picci to of the wee ones enjoying themselves. Glad you had a fabulous time. hugs Ali x

milqin said...

amazing card!

sandra said...

Welcome back to this side of the world!!!
I have feeling like you have been away for ages!lol.
Glad to hear that you had magical time there.
Kids look so happy!!!
They are so cute!
And for card...Steph's style...adorable!
Hope to see you more often here!
Oh,and congrats to Magda!

HazelQ said...

Ohh what a beautiful card, I love the coloring and that ribbon is gorgeous :) I'm so glad to hear that your vacations were awesome, by the look of that picture I'm sure the kiddies had the time of their life :)

Sara said...

super cute stephanie! looks like they had a blast!


Mrs Weyremaster said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful trip. So nice to see you back in blogland. Beautiful card as always:)
Take Care

melissa75 said...

Gorgeous card Steph - and those papers are fabulous!!!!

Mandy said...

Hey hun, your card is gorgeous, beautifully coloured and the image is adorable, she's another on my long wish list lol.
Your photo of the kids is gorgeous, they do look so happy, glad you had a great time
hugs Mandy xx

Faerielore said...

hello strange, long time no see, this card is gorgeous and how happy do you little ones look in this photos :) xxxx

Pam said...

Fab card hon nice 2 hear you had a great hol. We're off to florida in about 8 weeks can't wait we love it there hugs pam x

Scrapping Mom said...

Wonderful card. Fantastic picture.

Berni said...

Fab card Steph. Good to have you back.

perelka111 said...

Beautiful card Stephanie!
It's so nice to see your creations again!

craftyb said...

Well the no-crafting hasn't affected your mojo mrs...your card is gorgeous....the wee image is just darling and you've coloured beautifully!!

Sounds like a fab villa or not!! The piccie of the kids is beautiful! bx

Jane said...

Hi Steph!! so lovely to see another creation from you and WOW what a stunner it is!! amazing colouring and I love the ribbon! Your children look like they loved their holiday! hugs, Jane xx

Penni said...

Long time no see Steph - Beautiful card, looks like the kids enjoyed Florida too.


Marisa said...

Hi Steph, beautiful card, love the image and the ribbon. Nice to see you back.

Mina said...

fabulous card Stephanie...Im so pleased you and your family had a brilliant holiday
Mina xxx
p.s. I so hate jet lag :-(

Katiejane said...

Hi Steph,
Looks like the kids had a fab time at Disneyworld, shame you didn't get stranded!
Your card is soo lovely, the colours and papers with that superbly coloured image is so lush.
We're off to Disneyland Paris tomorrow, can't wait.
Glad to see you crafting again, have a great bank holiday.
Katie xx

Rach said...

how happy do your little ones look... way sweet...
what a gorgeous card hun... xx

Kelly Schelske said...

Gorgeous card! Love the pict of your kiddos!

Sue said...

Hi Steph
aww totally gorgeous card, awesome colouring, beautiful papers, luv the ribbon. Glad you had super holiday, oh shame you couldnt have stayed a bit longer, maybe next time, lol, sue,x

Vicki said...

Hello stranger, love your card and so glad your holiday went well. Nice to see you around:)

Vicki x

craftingmanda said...

Step it was so nice to see a post from you on my blog list and what a beautiful card your cards are always gorgeous but it is nice to see you creating again :) glad you had a great holiday I love disney can't wait to have kids and take them there :)

Aimes said...

'ello stranger! So lovely to see you back on this side of the pond!
So jet lag is your way of getting crafty nowadays then?! LOL!
Awww I miss your aweseome colouring - it still totally rocks hun!
Gorgeous pic of the kiddies too - looks like you had a fab time!

Andrea said...

Such a gorgeous card - love the colours, image and ribbon.
Glad you had a fabby holiday, and the kiddies definitely look very happy - we have a dream that we might get to Disneyworld one day!
Have a great bank holiday weekend.
Love, Andrea xx

Ewik21 said...

hellooooo, helooo helooo at least. kisses Ewa

LuLu said...

Fab card and love the layout, also that huge scalloped edging is a great touch.

Glad you had a good holiday and shame about Miami . . maybe hubby can persuade his boss to let you use it another time !!!


craft_princess said...

Gorgeous card!! Your kids look so adorable!!!

And it is nice to hear what you think of the USA...makes me proud! :)

Shirley N said...

Hi Steph! Welcome back, I've soooo missed you! Your card is absolutely GORGEOUS, i LOVELOVELOVE it! Love your DPs, your design and your coloring is yummy! Also love the pic of Owen and Jasmine, they're so adorable! TFS!

Alice said...

This is adorable! Pretty colors combo!

bonnie said...

Hi Steph sweetie....gorgeous card and beautiful colouring!!! Lovely sweet pic of your little ones...I bet you had a fab time honey! We also have a sweet love affair with the US and love everything about it!! Disneyworld is such a magical place :) we are off there in 4 excited! We normally go in April/May so it will be a first going later. Lovely to see you creating....I do miss your blog updates! I hope you managed a little shopping whilst on holiday....I definately can't wait for that!!! Have a great long weekend! Sweet hugs to you all, Bonnie xoxox

AuroraDawn said...

Wow, I've just finished typing an email to you to find you've actually posted on your blog ....

So good to see you getting crafty, if it takes jet lag, then all I can say is ... travel more LOL

Your card is just fantastic, I am in awe of your colouring, what's the secret, I'm beginning to think its time to hang up to copics and give up ....

That picture of Owen and Jasmine is super gorgeous its crying out to be scrapped.

Good to see you back, although I'm sorry you missed out on the extra 'ash' holiday though.




Merry said...

What a fantastic card to come up at 'silly time'. :-) Such a great layout and wonderful colouring. By the looks on your kids faces you had a wonderful time on holiday.

Diamond Doll said...

Gorgeous card and fab photo of your children looking so happy.
Trish (-:

Emma said...

Hi Steph,

Heavenly as always - that goes for your gorgeous little ones and the card (scrumptious papers). Glad you had a fab time :D

jojo79 said...

Fab card - Have missed your gorgeous cards.


Juls said...

so stunning!! Love the rich colours the fab scallops and that gorgeous polka dot ribbon!! stunning! hugs Juls

Alex said...

Great card Steph, and glad to hear that your holiday was great. That picture is adorable, I bet you have tons of photos!

Have a good Bank Holiday weekend,

Alex x

Cheryl Kosakura said...

Super cute card as always!

Jessica T said...

Hey Steph, stunning card love the colours you worked with! great piccie of the kids too they look soo happy xx

Kim Yu said...

Hi, Steph! Great to see you and your work! Super cute card! hope you are doing well!

Yvonne said...

Oh how happy do the Children look!
There little faces are just a picture.
Your card is just beautiful. Loving the deep reds and the wonderful shape, stunning, really do like this style so much!

ScrapyCherry said...

so good to see you're crafting again!

Diana said...

Wonderful card you made and the pic is just lovely.
By the way, I got an award for you. Just come and visit my blog.

Melodie said...

Wow, such a beautiful card.

Caryn said...

Hey Steph so great to see you pop up on here and sharing a gorgeous card too.

What a fabulous photo of Jasmine and Owen too - they are literally squealing with joy!! Looks like another fabulous holliday you've had. Can't wait to go back there - maybe next year.

Will try to email you later - have been SOOO busy and stressed out lately - need a good girly weekend away (up for it??)

Speak soon,
Caryn xxxx
ps, just got your wee parcel through this morning - thank you SOOOO SOOO much, I love them.

Saxo Stamper said...

Hi Steph

this is gorgeous and it's so nice to have you back xxx come back soon please x x x

Thank you for my lovely surprise gift, you are an angel x

Karen xx

chiara_francy said...

hi steph.... fantastic card!!!

Michelle said...

Great to see you back wish you could join us more as I miss your creations.Glad you had a fab holiday xx

scrappyjacky said...

What a wonderful photo, obviously all had a great time.The card is gorgeous.

Tracey said...

WHat an adorable photo Steph. So glad to see you back. I have missed your scrappiness. This card is fantastic!! xx

Tonje said...

I'm glad to hear that you had a great holiday. Your card is fab... love your colouring!

Katrina said...

Hi Steph!

It's great to see you posting! Miss your creations etc. This is a gorgeous card, love the large scallop edge and the papers are yummy. Your colouring is amazing as usual!

So pleased that you had a fab time in Florida, we are off there in 5 weeks time, I CAN'T wait!! It's been a couple of years since we were last there and I'm really looking forward to going back, we also love America, you are right the people are so positive and friendly, it's infectious, I'd live there if it wasn't for family and friends, I'd miss them too much! I love New York too. I would never get bored of going to the states. If you have any pointers of where to go in Florida (especially for crafty stash!) I'd love to hear from you.

That picture of your kids is too cute! It must be so magical at that age, but hey I think we are all big kids really.

Katrina xx

Emma said...

Great card as always steph :) the kids look so happy :) sounds like you had a great holiday :) em x

Aline Fonseca said...

Gorgeous card, Stephanie!
Happy National Scrapbook Day!
Hugs from Brazil!!!

Aline Fonseca

Kerry said...

Gorgeous card Steph - glad to see you back crafting again!

Archies Mum said...

Welcome back (at long last). Gorgeous card made, love the image you've used. Sounds like you had a great time in Florida, you lucky thing x

Monica said...

What a fantastic card. Love the stamp and your colouring.

Suzie Q said...

Hi stephanie,
super sweet card to match the super sweet kids !
suzie qx

Silvia said...

OMG!!! Gorgeous card. The coloring is beautiful.