Sunday, June 30, 2024

Happy 4th!

Hi, Friends!

Happy July 4th in a few days to all my USA friends!  Any festive fun plans for the occasion?  We plan to see the fireworks on July 3rd here in town.  We also plan to take a picnic lunch near the lake and ride our bikes.  Whatever you do have fun and stay safe!

I made the above card for my friend's husband.  His birthday is on the 4th.  All stamps and dies are from Pretty Pink Posh except for the background postage die, which is from Reverse Confetti.  

We celebrated our 45 wedding anniversary on June 22nd.
We enjoyed a wonderful dinner together.

Last Friday, we celebrated two of my sister's birthdays.
My sister on the left made a chocolate strawberry cake.  The
theme of the party was hummingbirds since my sis on the
right loves hummingbirds.  The cake was delicious and
we had tons of fun!

Ok, that's all for now.  Thanks so much for taking the time to drop by today!  Have a wonderful week and take care, hugs!

Thursday, June 20, 2024

Happy Birthday, Vacation...

Hi, Friends!

It's been awhile since posting on my blog.  We returned from vacation on the 18th.  We checked off five more states and only four more to go.  Our goal is to visit all fifty states.  We may plan a fall trip to reach that goal.  The four states that we need to visit are Delaware, Rhode Island, New Jersey, and Connecticut.  

Well, before we went on vacation, I tried the black out technique for the above card.  I used an embossing folder from Simon Says and used several distress inks.  I sprayed a shimmer mist for more interest.  Gems and satin ribbon to finish the card.  This technique was quite fun!  I plan to try it again some time.

I have some vacation photos to share...

Here we are in St. Louis, MO to see the 
Gateway Arch.

We went all the way to the top!  What a 
gorgeous view!

Here we are at the spot where three states meet,
Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma.

We went to the Ozark area after visiting 
Branson, MO.  We visited a winery and
enjoyed watching a man play a saxophone.

I won't bore you with anymore photos of our vacation.  We went south and stayed overnight in Mississippi. We planned to stop in Memphis, TN to eat some BBQ and go to Beale St., but we decided not to go out into the thunderstorm.  We did visit Memphis in 2008, so we weren't too disappointed.  We did manage to find some delicious BBQ in Bowling Green, KY at Smokey Pig Bar-B-Q, so delicious!  It was great to get away even though the weather was hot.  We were hoping that for early June we would be ok from the heat, but I guess not!  It's hot everywhere right now.  

Thanks so much for taking the time to drop by today!  Take care and stay cool, hugs!

Friday, June 7, 2024

Butterfly/Flower Card!

Hi, Friends!

I'm just popping in quick to share with you a card I made while we were away camping.  I wanted to make some easy cards and use up some design paper.  The paper is from Carta Bella.  The die cut images are from Tim Holtz.  Just paper, die cut pieces and some pearl cotton thread to make this simple card.  

We had a great time camping with my sis and her husband near Lake Erie.  We took our dog, Sheila and she did well.  We think she sleeps better in the camper than at home!  We rode bikes, made camper pies, walked along the beach, and had a picnic lunch viewing the beautiful Lake Erie.  I thought I had pics on my phone, but hubby must have them all.  He has a better phone than me for taking pics and he is out helping with the Lion's Club right now.  I'm having some computer issues, too.  I wanted to share two more cards that I made, but I was unable to go to my edit program.  Oh, well, I guess I'll have to ask my son again for tech support.  

Ok, that's all for now.  I hope you all are doing well and having a great weekend.  Thanks so much for dropping by today!  Take care!