Saturday, August 22, 2009

Last weekend my husband and I and his sister and her husband all traveled to 
Wyoming to see some of the historic pioneer sites. While there I took several pictures of the area. One in particular that got to me were the handcarts. To think that people actually walked across the US and pulled these is simply incredible. They could only carry 17 pounds with them, that included food and it had to last for almost 3 months! I think I would have been a lousy pioneer!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

I did manage to create about 4 Christmas cards -  three were for a class I'm teaching in September, so I'll show those later. This little snowman did not make the cut for the class, mainly because I created him from scratch (drew all his accessories).His body is just made of different size circle punches. The sentiment and the background dots are stamps. The color scheme was a fun twist from traditional Christmas. 

I've been so busy in my garden that I have hardly had time to create anything except food!  We've canned Blueberry jam, Apricot jam, Sweet Cherry Jam, and Raspberry Jam.  Now tomatoes are coming on and we are going to start salsa!  Every year I plant a 1/5 acre garden, this year we have 3 tee-pees of pole beans, 90 feet of potatoes, 90 feet of corn, 48 tomatoes, 360 onions, 75 peppers (10 different varieties), 8 okra, (I'm the only one who likes them), pumpkins, butternut squash, saffron squash, Armenian cucumbers, pickling cucumbers (already have put up dill and kosher dill pickles), and watermelon.  Don't worry there is just my husband and I at home with a 26 year old son (who is rarely here) so what army are we feeding?  Good question.  I keep telling my husband that it is good exercise, somehow I don't think he agrees.  I work full time and he works part time, so we manage to stay extra busy in the "good old summertime"!!  Gardening... you gotta love it!  Here are a few photos of our canned goods.

Monday, August 10, 2009

This is the "friendship" card I created yesterday  and finally had time to post today. 
The damask paper was easy to work with and very feminine. Loved it! I also loved this smaller size card (3" x 6") because it was very quick to make.  

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Spent some time today getting ready to have my nieces over to make cards. Had fun designing three cards for them to re-create. One birthday card for a young child, a thank you card, and a card for a friend.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

It was a long day at work today, and I'm trying to find the energy to do a little quilting, or card making. I also need to scrapbook, I've got so many photos, hopefully I'll get to those on the weekend! Currently I'm working on a pieced "Kim Dielh " quilt with an altered border. I love the bright jewel tones and the varied nine patch theme. 

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Recent Trip

Another love of mine is traveling. We recently visited drove through Flaming Gorge here in Utah and Wow! the scenery was fabulous! Check this out

Tuesday August 4th

I've had so much fun over the past year watching other creative blogs that I finally decided to try one of my own. I love paper and stamps and rarely have a day that I do not find something fun to create with them. I'll start off sharing a "Birthday Card" I made for my brother in law. He loves stamps (postage) and collects them. Inside I wrote "from one stamp lover to another, corny huh? But he'll love it.