April 8, 2009

Pisa -- Our Sister City


I made this tag for Wednesday Stamper's Bella Italia theme this week.

I've never been to Italy, but I've been to the Leaning Tower.

Yup, that's right. We have one in our own little town of Niles, Illinois. I'm not talking small scale here, it's actual size. Our YMCA has an exact replica of the Leaning Tower -- and Pisa is our sister city. At Christmas they light up the different stories with alternating green and red lights and it's gorgeous.

Stamps are by Inkadinkado, Paper Studio and Stampington.

28 comments:

johanna said...

how interesting! would love to see a pic of the tower at christmas...
wonderful tag you made, louise!

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

How neat Louise, Love your tag!

Belinda said...

wow, most interesting bits of info. a ymca leaning tower. fabulous tribute and interpretation!

Sandy said...

Oh wow this is really awesome. So lovely Tag. Gorgeous.

Sarah said...

Interesting tidbit, Louise. Must be the coolest Y in the states! Perfect sister city tag!!

vintage wil said...

Gorgeous tag !great image!!

ilonka said...

Beautiful tag. I love the colors.

Rachel Bland said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Beautiful colours and images. I really love it!

kathy said...

wow fascinating -- WHO knew?--
Of course I love the art -- so much talent - Kathy - ga

Em said...

your tag is gorgrous and your own tower! I bet it looks stunning at christmas.

Kris Dickinson said...

Oh how fun and such a wonderful piece Louise!

Jann said...

What a beautiful piece, Louise, and I love the story about your city's Leaning Tower--how interesting!

Jacqueline said...

This is gorgeous, so love the mixture of colours!

Kelly said...

beautiful!

Yvonne said...

Wonderful tag!

hastingshall2 said...

Louise, your tag is so gorgeous. The colors just glow. I've never been to Niles, so tell me, does your own tower lean???
Faye

Connie said...

Lovely, Louise!!!! Image is just beautiful!!

Shelly Hickox said...

That's so cool! Love your tag.

Linda Elbourne said...

Lovely work Louise

Angelina said...

What a beautiful tag Louise.

Anneke said...

beautiful louise
great image and nice the tower

Lorraine said...

isnt that great! reminds me of when I was in Baker (Nevada?) and they had the world's largest thermometer! Thanks for your comment on my Italian canvas page..I love our Pisa ATC

Sally said...

What a great thing to have in your town! Love the tag.

Buffy said...

This is so beautiful.love the background,the pink,everything.

Stempelfrosch said...

Wonderful work ! I love Pisa !
LG Anke

José said...

Lovely!

lena said...

I would love to have my own leaning tower too! Lovely card...

Gabrielle Madsen said...

wonderful tag!