Friday, March 23, 2012

Italy...and a Card!

This is one of the rare times that I wish I was still in grade school.  I have an amazing topic to talk about when the teacher asks...what did you do on March Break...I went to Italy!! :)

My daughter's high school soccer team had the amazing opportunity to travel to Italy, see a prfessional soccer match and actually play soccer in Italy with 2 teams!  It was the trip of a lifetime...and I got to tag along!  

Here are a few highlights...

The Vatican...we attended mass in one of the smaller chapels.  Amazing.

A fountain, somewhere in Rome...

I fell in love with the doors of Italy.  

Trevi Fountain...we made a wish...or two!

The Panteon

Such prettiness everywhere!

Vatican Museum...Breathtaking!

Arch of Constantine


Forum and ruins's a good thing we did so much walking!

Juliet's balcony, Verona

The purpose of the whole with 2 Italian teams, Milan. We won 1 and lost 1.

Lazise, Lake Garda...I could have stayed here for days but we only had an hour.

And a gondola ride in Venice...priceless!
I'm still in awe...

Ok, back to the real world....(it's hard, though!)

Here's today's card made for the challenge at CAS-ual Friday blog.  The challenge is Bold and Beautiful, to use pastels with black.

Embossing folder is from Sizzix, patterned paper and stickers are from Stampin' UP!.  I bought these at the LSS garage sale so I am guessing they are not current.  Brad is from Making Memories, sticker is from SRM.

Thanks for dropping by, hope you have a wonderful weekend.


Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

love that flower - beautiful card - will have to play tomorrow maybe - love your pictures from the trip - yes priceless. Glad you were able to go. I am sure Wisconsin has great cultural experiences for you also. :)


Virginia L. said...

Thanks so much for sharing your AWESOME trip, Ivanke. My son went with the Latin class to Italy last March Break. So the scenery looks "familiar" to me. I still haven't been...yet! Someday, huh? I love how you showcase the flower over the card stock. Really striking and beautiful! So glad that you took the time to play with us after such an amazing trip!

Conniecrafter said...

Oh Wow it looks like a wonderful trip, seems you hit all the great spots, congrats on your daughters one win!
Your flower is so cool, pretty card!

Jodi said...

Very pretty card

Jen W. said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful pictures! I hope to make it there one day. :)

Gorgeous card too - love that flower!

Jeanne said...

What a great trip for you and your daughter. Your card is so pretty!

Laurie said...

Your card is so pretty! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Michele Gross said...

Great trip photos!! And I love your sweet card :) Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

Dana said...

What a fabulous trip! SO lucky to get to tag along!
Your card is sweet and perfect for the challenge this week at CAS-ual Fridays! Thanks so much for joining us:)

Tracey McNeely said...

Such a pretty card.

Yvonne said...

Hi, Ivanka. I finally got over to see your photos from Italy! Wonderful! I'm glad you had a great trip--even though it was a whirlwind. I'll bet the soccer girls were pretty thrilled at the chance. Thanks for sharing (and I like your card, too!).