Friday, September 24, 2010

New Orleans Day 1

Today, I feel a bit more normal. Some good night sleep can do wonder to you, physically & mentally. :) I want to share story about my trip with my brother, but I know some of you come here for card. So, let me posted my card right now and have the story after the card.

I don't think I shared this card here before. Can't quite remember and really don't feel like digging through my blog. LOL. Made this for magazine submission and it didn't make it. Using Ketto stamp from Stamping Bella and crinkled ribbon from Prairie Bird Boutique (Etsy).

I Did It Creations - keep it simple
Freshly Brewed - paper piecing
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle - birthday cards

Now, on to story of my day with my brother &his girlfriend, Dena. I picked them up on Saturday afternoon and we went for late lunch at Pappadeaux restaurant. Then we chilled out at the house for a bit before dinner with my cousins. Of course, at home 1st thing I showed him is my Silhouette. Yep, if there's any guy who could appreciate what I am doing and all the cool gadgets, that would be him. Kind of fun to share about my stamping toys with him. Then, of course, as a good Ebay spokeperson (just kidding, although seriously, Ebay... you're welcome, I brought many new people to you), I shared with him the wonderful world of Ebay,  then Priceline, etc. LOL, we sure did shared many discussion about online stuff.

Next day, we drove to New Orleans. Oh my goodness..., what a long drive. We chatted most of the way, but it was such a loooong drive that a a couple time they nap as well. We arrived around 2pm and immediately start looking for food. We had a yummy lunch at Gumbo Shop and then walked around the Jackson Square.

I'm so glad that Jerry & Denada enjoyed their visit to New Orleans. They both think it's a lively city because of the people. Jerry was busy snapping pics left & right. I am nowhere close, but I do love this pic I took of the church. I don't have pics that he took, but you can see sample of his works on his blog here. Most of the time he posted in English, but sometime in Indoesian language as well.

Denada & Jerry, with the jazz street performer on the background  

So glad, I get to know his girlfriend, Denada. She's a famous singer in Indonesia, but I am delighted to find out that she's so laid back and down to earth. No diva attitude at all. I should have known that of course, as my brother himself is such a laid back and happy go lucky person. They're simply so cute together and watching them, I can't help but smile and be so happy for them.
Me, Jerry, & Denada

Hubby, me, & Jerry

Pretty much the 1st day we just walked around the city. At  night, we went for dinner at Luke. Yummie. One thing for sure, there are lots of good food in New Orleans. I simply enjoy being with my brother. I just love him. I often joke that we're almost twins as we're only 11 months apart. We even used to celebrate our birthday together since we have the same circle of friends back then. I treasure my moments with my family so much.

Well, it's quite a long post already. I will post about our fun swamp tour & bourbon street story next time. I hope you enjoy reading my post today. LOL, sorry if it's long. But, I want my blog to record a bit of my life, too and not just strictly cards all  the time. Thank you for stopping by here. I truly appreciate your visit and your supports. Cheers....


Michele Gross said...

Looks and sounds like you guys all had a fabulous time! So glad you got to spend some good family time with your bro :)

Belinda said...

Oh sounds like a grand time! Love the fun little ketto card as well! Love the way you threaded the ribbon through the label!

Alice Wertz said...

this so cute! lovely card. thanks for sharing the pretty photos, too!

Barb said...

It's always so nice to be with family! Glad you had the chance to share some time with your brother, Vera! Sounds like you two had a wonderful visit!

Trinh said...

Very cute card, Vera! And thanks for sharing pics of your trip to NO. Sounds like you had a wonderful time.

Padster said...

Simply beautiful - thanks for joining us at IDIC this week - hugs Debbie x

Tammy Miller said...

What a great card thanks so much for joining our Keep it Simple at IDIC!

Heather Maria said...

It looks and sounds like you had a brilliant time with your brother! I'm sure the time must have flown by for both of you. Your card is adorable!

Lori B. Janise said...

I love the yellow ribbon! You put ribbon in one of my christmas scrapbooks and I loved it! You are so talented and use so many different mediums. Very exquisite!

Heather said...

This card is so sweet, I love the ribbon!!!

I also love the beautiful photos and post. Hope you had a wonderful time

Thanks so much for playing along at Freshly Brewed Challenges


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