Thursday, September 17, 2009

My First Attempt....

with regular colored pencils and Gamsol. I have some practice in my future, but not too bad for a first try. They take alot more work than watercolor pencils do, in my opinion.
Stamps are retired SU!, papers are scraps from an autumn kit. Ribbon is sticky-back from
Getting my stuff ready for the Heritage Festival this Saturday. I sell handmade cards that were donated by the wonderful ladies who come to my crop. The money from the booth goes to Camp Harmony.
Looking forward to spending the day there at camp, visiting with my BS2, Sharon and hopefully getting some good food!
Take care.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Do You Remember...

I imagine that 9-11-2001 will be the equivalent to the JFK assassination to my generation. Do you remember where you were, what you were doing when the attacks happened?
I was just waking up... getting ready for work. Had the TV on in the living room, the Today show was on. They were showing video of the World Trade Centers. The scanner was making noise in the background... Kenny was still sleeping... I heard on the scanner about Shanksville, hollered upstairs for Ken to wake up because I figured they would be called to assist. Up and out the door he went... I waited... I watched the TV... I called into work... told them I would come in as soon as he got home, they told me not to come at all, since the store was nearly dead quiet. I watched and waited... fielded some phone calls from out of town family who were concerned about our family, so close to Shanksville.
Much later that day Kenny came home. All he could say was, you wouldn't believe it. There was nothing we could do. It was horrible.
I remember thinking who did this? why? what now? Some questions answered, some not.
What I know now is that it is important to make your family number one. It is important to show them you love them and care about them. It is important to be a good citizen, an honest person. It is important to keep our troops in our prayers and thank them for all that they do to keep us safe. I know that the world as we knew it changed that day.
God Bless the USA.

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Remember this time last year?

If not this will help... KYA and Stinker...

From that to this!

Happy First Birthday Stinker!

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Pots Full of Posies!

Recovering and recuperating from the Gospel Festival weekend. It was a really busy weekend. We saw so many familiar faces and many more new faces. We missed some of our old friends as well. I am a bit achey today, since I rolled about 12 lbs. of flour mixed as dough for ham pot pie on Sunday. (Really missed having Todd and Temi there for that part!)

How about these really sweet flower pot cards! The pot is a "pocket" and you pull the posies up to see the sentiment! There are a ton of them to see on Splitcoast. These were my first attempts at them, not too bad. I learned a few things, like my pot was too long, so I gave it an extra fold at the bottom (if you view it from the side it looks like a "W" fold) and surprise!!! then they could stand up on there own! Too cool! You also need to have your envelope handy when you are positioning the flowers so that you can be sure the card is going to fit! I am sure that there is some pattern with measurements and all that, but really who can be bothered by such things??? LOL!!! I tell everyone that I learn by trial and error... mostly ERROR! {sigh}
Purple posies on the top are a Maaaaaartha punch. Bottom posies are the new Creative Memories Scallop circle punch. It is pretty neat, you flip a little slidey thing on the bottom and it also will punch little circles inside the scallops, so it looks like eyelet almost. I will be demo-ing it at the St. Andrew School Crop in a few weeks!
Take care!