October 2, 2011 at 9:07 am #3597
Located along the Douro river estuary in northe Portugal, Porto is one of the oldest European centres, and registered as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1996. Its settlement dates back many centuries, when it was an outpost of the Roman Empire. Its Latin name, Portus Cale, has been referred to as the origin for the name Portugal, based on transliteration and oral evolution from Latin. In Portuguese the city is spelled with a definite article as o Porto (English: the port). Consequently, its English name evolved from a misinterpretation of the oral pronunciation and referred to as Oporto in mode literature and by many speakers.
One of Portugal's inteationally famous exports, port wine, is named for Porto, since the metropolitan area, and in particular the adegas of Vila Nova de Gaia, were responsible for the production and export of the fortified wine.
We thought you may have wanted a little history lesson on the place of Sherri's travels. Back in 2005, Sherri visited Oporto, Portugal where she took a cruise down the River Duoro, while enjoying a glass of Port with new friends. Looks like you had a flippin fabulous time Sherri. Well, this LO is a knock out!!! So beautiful!! The color combo is AMAZING!! The techniques you used , you created to perfection! The design is off the hook as are your use of multiple photos!! You look beautiful!! Wow, we love it!! The zipper almost makes the viewer want to unzip it and let all of your travel stories spill out. Very creative feature indeed. Outstanding work here Sherri..It really caught our eye in the gallery this week!!October 2, 2011 at 9:44 am #138571
Sherri, I commented this may well be your most gorgeous LO yet! Plus you are just amazing looking here – peaceful , relaxed and the Sherri we know and love. (not the rogue Sherri that posts in round robins a day early starting a mad rush of rogue-ality. She must be your pirate minded twin LOL)
You have such a warm and inviting smile – you are just a joy to know in real life and I am blessed by you.
This LO reflects all your clever beauty.
Congrats to you dear sistah! It is a stunning LO. And that zipper???? crazy freakin cool.October 2, 2011 at 9:49 am #138572
I also want to add that your scrapping is so amazingly inspiring. Not that it hasn't always been but you have found your stride and you are a scrapping force to be reckoned with!!!!! I love looking at your work and admiring the details, great sense of colors and your designs.
More congrats.October 2, 2011 at 9:49 am #138573
I agree Jen, Sherri is a joy to know in real life. It was so much fun to hang out together and do what we love!! Next camp…We give her a real bed!!! We love you Sherri!!! (oh quiet one)October 2, 2011 at 10:22 am #138574October 2, 2011 at 11:14 am #138575
Beautiful page and photo…never would have thought to use a zipper, how creative!!October 2, 2011 at 11:18 am #138576
OMG Sherri, that LO is just divine, WOW!! The zipper is super cool but I love the coloring on your chippy! WOW, congrats, so well deserved!
"Some cars look like they're going fast when they're standing still. The Camaro looks like it's going to beat you unconscious, put you in a silly hat, invite a couple of other Camaros over to take photos of you, then e-mail them to all your friends and co-workers. Call me crazy, but I like that in a car."October 2, 2011 at 2:06 pm #138577
WTG Sherri, I love everything the colors, distressing, layering..it is gorgeous!!October 2, 2011 at 2:16 pm #138578October 2, 2011 at 3:02 pm #138580
Sherri, this is one stunning page!!! Well deserved congratulations!!!October 2, 2011 at 3:04 pm #138579October 2, 2011 at 4:11 pm #138581October 2, 2011 at 4:37 pm #138582
Oh wow, thanks so much ladies. Any bit of talent I have has come from watching you. Love you all to bits!!!October 2, 2011 at 4:40 pm #138583
Lisa – you have the perfect pic of Oporto that is exactly as I remember it right down to the clouds overhead.October 2, 2011 at 5:30 pm #138584
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