Wednesday, December 31, 2008
I love it! Anytime anything happens, the news media has to create a 'catch phrase' for it....for the past 3 weeks we've been hearing 'arctic blast' everywhere ( now that the snow has all melted away, we're hearing 'arctic cleanup') I just wanted to share this picture of one of the biggest icicles I've ever seen- on my in-law's porch on Christmas Eve....I thought it was absolutely beautiful! Tonite is New Year's Eve...may you all have a great time celebrating and looking forward to whatever God has in store for you in the year ahead :)
at 2:37 PM
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
It's snowing!! We usually don't have snow until January or February, if at all...and to have it now, with the possibility of a white Christmas is just awesome! It doesn't matter that I haven't gotten all of my cookie plates delivered, or that there are 25 people coming over in four days and I need to go food shopping, or anything else that might steal the joy that I'm feeling this day :) I love it when it snows....everything is blanketed by sparkling beauty and the noises of life are 'hushed'...hmmnn...kinda reminds me of what Jesus did for us! Maybe THAT'S why I love it when it snows :) Now it's time to sit by the fire and look out the window a bit....enjoy your day !
at 9:35 AM
Friday, December 12, 2008
So this year I decided to step out of my purple comfort zone and make some really different Christmas cards....lime green! I have a lifetime supply of background papers, so each one looks a little different...part of my 'goal' for 2008 was to use up some of the things I've been 'saving' ( for WHAT? )
The other fun thing I do every year is create some kind of matching 'faux postage' and print it on sticker paper- then I use the Fiskars scissors that look like stamp edging and cut around them. One year I incorporated a great picture of my two kids..(they were less than thrilled, I might add :) and yes, I do have too much free time on my hands ;) kinda hard to see in the picture, but the triangle one says "Christmas in the Northwest" . Most of the stamps are Heart & Soul, the big snowflake is one I received from one of my 'trading buddies' and I have no idea what company it's from.
So the bottom line is that I think I'll be going back to purple next year....lol....now what to do with the half ream of lime green cardstock that's left over ????
at 10:46 AM
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
I have two extremely gifted friends in my stamping circle 'support group' that I owe a huge debt of grattitude to: Miss Dina for the beautiful new lighthouse image ( which is above & beyond what I had hoped for- plus her artwork is so much lovelier to look at than mine...one of her gifts....) and my amazing 'webmasterette'- (as I call her) Cyndy, without whom I would be lost in cyberland in the fetal position somewhere....and here's how you can tell that html is HER gift; she says it's FUN FOR HER !!!! Bless her heart she has tried over and over again to teach me what I need to know to update my own website, and I swear it just goes in one ear and out the other without so much as a 'howdoyoudo'....so she patiently and graciously does it for me. What a huge blessing both of these women have been to me over the past year. Here's a hug ladies :)
This is the new lighthouse stamp Dina designed for Heart & Soul- I just love it! I was looking for a 'wreath' button in my box but of course all I could find was a 'holly' one, which is ok but not what I was shooting for. I drew little beams of light with a glitter gel pen ( I love those things too :) Pretty simple stuff....
at 3:17 PM