Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Altered tin and Las Vegas pics :):):):)

 Hi everyone :):):):)

I wanted to share a little gift card holder I made with a tin that was sent along with these yummy papers that I got from Artful Delight's December kit! Just loveeeeeee this kit!! Leeanne just ROCKS them!!! :):):):):):):):)





And I wanted to share some of my Las Vegas pictures! :):):):):):):)

If you want to see any close ups... just click on any of the collages :):):):):):):)

For my birthday...my parents let us use their timeshare in Las Vegas :):):) So we got to use a one bedroom apartment with no expense to us! :):):):):)


These are a few photos from our trip in to Vegas :):):):) There was A LOT of snow on one of the mountain ranges right before we got there :):):):)


These were taken on my birthday :):):) Brian took me to IHOP for breakfast as they have the YUMMIEST Pumpkin pancakes EVER :):):):):) The cup is from the Michael Jackson Cirque Du Soleil show...they ABSOLUTELY allowed NO CAMERAS in the show ... which makes sense as those Cirque performers have everything down to a science with their moves... if even ONE FLASH from a camera distracted them... I am sure there might have been an error in the show...and they can't afford errors with some of the stunts they do... so Brian bought me the souvenir cup... so at least I would have something from the show :):):):):):)


Brian also took me to the Venetian Hotel so we could take a gondola ride together... the man that drove our boat (is that even the right term?? Drove our boat??....anyhoo....).... he sang Happy Birthday to me :):):):):):) The HUGE Christmas tree is in front of the Venetian hotel... it was GIANT!! You can see how small people look next to it! :):):):):)


Some other exterior shots from around Vegas :):):):):)


My ALL TIME FAVE thing to do in Vegas... visit the Bellagio's Conservatory (Botanical Gardens)...they have the most AMAZING displays with flowers...just loveeeeeeeeee it there :):):):):):):)

More of the Bellagio Conservatory... those bears are made of flowers...and on the left... you can see employees replacing the wilting flowers :):):):):):)

More from the Bellagio Conservatory... see I told you it was my FAVE place there :):):):):):)

This beautiful display was made from flowers and pine cones!!! LOVED IT :):):):):):):)

More from the Bellagio :) They have the coolest thing over a bridge in there....its streams of water that go over you... you can see the stream in the photo to the right :):):):):)


These were taken by the Bellagio shops :):):):)

Cesar's Palace :):):):):)

And we went to an older casino off the strip called Sam's Town :):):):):)

And I FINALLY FOUND the "Welcome to Las Vegas" SIGN!!! WOOT! WOOT! And Big Bird was there too! :):):):):):):)


And as I mentioned yesterday... I got to meet Kirsty!!! Her and her hubby met us for lunch!! They were soooooooo sweet...and I was so happy to spend time with them! :):):):):):):):)


Now to decide which photos to use for my December daily! LOL! :):):):):):):)


Thanks so much for stopping by! I appreciate it! :):):)

55 comments:

  1. love the altered tin!!!!

    FUN pictures...I gotta check out the conservatory next time..those are some fab pictures...you both obviously had a ball!!!! How awesome is it that you got to meet up with Kirsty?!!!

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  2. Oooh Julie, what an AMAZING trip to Las Vegas. Those photo's are wonderful. Love you tin can and the colours you used.

    Love from The Netherlands,
    Leintje*

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  3. I have never really longed to visit Vegas until now. Looks like one incredible trip!! Love all the photos!!!

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  4. Adorable tin, Julie! Love all the blue and the ric rac trim around the edge. :) And what wonderful photos of Vegas. I bet there is just SO much to see there. I really love all the holiday displays. And so happy for you that you got to meet Kirsty. :)

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  5. Looks like a fabulous trip! I love Las Vegas, I got married there! I've never seen the Bellagio gardens though, I'll have to put that on my list! The tin is adorable too by the way! =)

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  6. Love the altered tin. Lovely pics. of Vegas too.

    Sudha
    sudha-kalra.blogspot.com

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  7. Wow. What a trip! Great pics. I love your tin. Beautiful.

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  8. Ah, love the pics of Vegas. Makes me miss being there even more. Did you fly or drive?

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  9. Wow, what great pics! Looks like you had a great trip!

    Sherry @ A happy Valentine

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  10. looks like you guys had a blast! can't wait to hear about it!

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  11. what a great gift idea and your pictures are amazing-just hinted to hubby that maybe we can go to vegas next year lol-we'll see how that goes.

    tfs julie!

    xo
    sarabeth :)

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  12. ooh Las Vegas? So jealous, your photos are fantastic. I love the wee tin, it's great xxx

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  13. It looks like you had a FBAULOUS 40th birthday!!!!!! thumbs up to hubby and you. and you came home with $ that is fun!!!! loved the tin box~adorable !!!!

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  14. What a ton of really great photos! Sounds like you had an amazing time.

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  15. Ohhhh fabbie tin! And AMAZING photos. Love the collages!!!!! Looks like a fantastic trip. And you met Kirsty!!!! YAY!!!!

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  16. Looks like you had fun in Vegas.. I have Lived in this fine City for over 35 years.. And almost never go to the strip! But I did make it out Sunday to see Michael Jackson's Show also.. The problem was all the people.. It took us an hour and a half to get there.. Because of the Marathon!! CRAZY!! But the show was good.. How fun that you got to meet up with Kirsty and her hubby they are so sweet!!!

    Your tin looks awesome my friend..

    Hugs, Linda

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  17. Fantastic!! I clicked on the first one then just kept clicking to scroll across and see them ALL big!! Love the box too - really cute!

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  18. Julie Sista!!! I love the altered tin!!!! So pretty blue...

    FUN photos...Looking at your post...I feel like going back to vegas again... [all i remember vividly...young girls with really mini mini skirts...always ready for photo shots!!he he..]

    Those photos of you both are fabulous......You both obviously had a ball!!!! How awesome is it that you got to meet up with Kirsty..woohoo.... i really we can meet too... hugs..xoxo

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  19. The tin is beautiful and the photos are superb! Looks like you had a great time over Las Vegas. :)))

    Oh, and Happy Be-Lated-Birthday wishes, my dear!! So sorry I missed your B-day, but hey, you get more birthday wishes that way... LOL
    I wish you all the best, for you and for your lovely family. hugs!

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  20. Great photos! It looks so gorgeous there in Vegas!

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  21. Looks like you had a lot of fun!!! And the tin looks great!!! :)

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  22. Wow! It looks like you had a fantastic time!! All of your photos are beautiful! I LOVE those polar bears made of flowers!! So amazing!

    http://julies-thisandthat.blogspot.com/

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  23. Thoroughly enjoyed looking at all of your pics!!! Gorgeous Christmas decorations! Love how you altered the tin!

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  24. Such a sweet tin! :)

    Love the photo collages! So glad you had such a great birthday my friend! And how awesome that you met up with Kirsty!

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  25. Fantastic tin Julie!!!! Love it! And I love the photos!!!!

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  26. Oh WOW, Julie, I love your photographs...Vegas is so decorated for Christmas...how magical! And I adore those polar bears! xo Cindy

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  27. And I adore your precious tin too!! It's beautiful!!!

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  28. Looks like it was a blast! Forty looks awesome on you!

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  29. Looks amazing and you know what...Within 6 months I will be there...with my little sister:) We take a tour in 17 days to the west of America:):)
    So thanks for making me crazy already, and how great that you meet Kirsty!

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  30. Love all the photos Julie, sorry it has been a while but I have been flat out taking care of miss em and getting all my Kaisercraft projects done.
    I have been keeping up to date though by reading your blog
    Love to you and your beautiful family
    Leanne xxxxxxxxx

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  31. WOW, Las Vegas looks GREAT!! Love to see your photo's, Julie!
    And so wonderful you got to meet up with Kirsty!

    XXXJenneke

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  32. What fun!!! and OMG I have never seen anything like those bears made from flowers ... totally amazing :))
    Would love to go to Las Vegas!

    Happy, Happy belated Birthday too :))

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  33. what a fun pict julie, thanks for sharing with us :)

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  34. Love all your pics!! Now I don't have to go for a while... so glad you guys had fun!! -- yea, got my AD kit the other day and was totally amazed at how much stuff is in there for the price!!! So glad I signed up for that!!

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  35. wowwww so amazing the pictures It's lokk so fantastic there!!

    hugs carla

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  36. How fun!! I love the polar bear pics!

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  37. Love gift card holders. Adorable. And your Vegas trip looked like sooo much fun. So cool that you got to meet Kirsty too. :)

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  38. Thank you so much for sharing these wonderful pictures Julie! I feel like I have traveled thanks to you!!

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  39. vegas is looking awesome!! so glad you had a fun time girlfriend!! Love you!

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  40. It is so fun to see your photos of Vegas as (you already know) i was there just a few days ago... The Belagio still had their Fall set up when I went but I love their Winter one better :) BUT what I really want to know is what you thought about the MJ show??? DH is looking at tickets right now.... :)

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  41. Those places are our favorites too, even though we are local, we go to Venetian, Caesars and Bellagio almost on a weekly basis.
    Glad to meet you my friend, it was really fun, thanks for making time for us!
    And such an adorable project!

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  42. Love your altered tin so pretty!!
    Love all your Vegas pictures!!
    Glad you had a fun & enjoyable time!! I missed the conservatory maybe it wasnt there?
    I will have to check that place out next time!!
    What a gorgoeus place.
    How fun for you to be there and see all the Christmas decorations!!
    We have been to Sams place to love the decor there!!
    Hugs!

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  43. Hi Julie. LOVE the CUTE little altered tin and LOVE all the great pics!! Hope your 40th was FABULOUS!!! (=

    Not sure if anyone else is having the same problem, but I'm having trouble reading the words on your blog. The words are just blending in with the background??? Not sure why. I haven't had any problems before???

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  44. O.K I refreshed and came back and now there is white behind the lettering. I can read it!! (= LOL! Before the words were just directly on the background. Weird!!!

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  45. It was like taking the trip with you, viewing all the pics. Wonderful!!!

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  46. I love all of those photos. What a great time!!

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  47. Oh what a fun filled trip you had! I love visiting Vegas for all the fun things you did! The Bellagio flowers are something! WOW!

    Always fun meeting new pals. Have a great weekend Julie

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  48. Oh, what fun pics! So glad that you had a birthday to remember! You deserve it!

    And your tin is super sweet!

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  49. I have had teh flu......happy belated bday!!!! looks like you had an awesome time.....what stunning photos and I love the altered tin.....I call dibs if/when you want to part with it :)

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  50. LOVE all the photos! It makes me want to take a trip back to Vegas. It's been over a year...I think I'm due! I bet it was extra fun with all the holiday decor. Glad you had such an amazing birthday trip :)

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  51. Oh wow, your photos are awesome! Makes me want to go again!

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  52. i can see that you enjoyed your trip to LV and awesome that you met up with Kirsty...beautiful pics altogether.

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