Smiley from millan.net Good morning!  I hope y’all are doing fabulous and I’m sure you’re getting ready for the Thanksgiving Holiday.  I’m excited that we’ll be home this year, I’m cooking and the family is coming in.   Saturday we went to Hodgenville again to visit my uncle.  After visiting with Uncle Billy for a while, we went down to the square to visit a couple of the shops.  I was so amazed that I saw this on the sidewalk, that I had to take a picture . . .

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petunias growing in November, AND growing between the sidewalk and the building.  Is this weather wacky or what?

I don’t know that I’ve mentioned this or not, but my uncle is fighting his own personal battle with Stage 4 Metastatic Prostate Cancer.  My mother and aunt have been running the roads between here and Hodgenville for months now  . . . well, ever since he was diagnosed back in the spring.  He just recently decided that he was not up to working anymore and has been staying at home for the last couple of weeks.  While visiting Saturday I snuck this picture in of him and my mother.

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While I was looking for another photo tonight, I found this picture of them together.  How cute is this one  . . .

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Smiley from millan.net, they’ll both probably shoot me for putting these up! 

One of the reasons I’m showing them, is that I’m just so darned excited that I can’t help myself.  I’ve been emailing with some friends recently about auto racing.  You see, we are a racing family.  My uncle started racing in 1961 and of course, my dad drove the Fish Carburetor M2 on Daytona Beach in the early days of NASCAR.  My dad later became a Racing Director and Promoter.  My uncle continued driving until 1988.  During the course of these emails, I recommended that both my uncle and dad be inducted into the Kentucky Motorsports Hall of Fame.  Well, I just found out today that my uncle is being inducted and they will be giving him his award within the next few weeks.  There will be a formal ceremony in August where we will be re-inducted along with Harry Hyde, who was inducted last year.  I can only hope that my dad will also be inducted this year and they will all go in together.  I’m just so tickled I could burst!

I’m sure you’re wondering if I have a card or not . . . well, I DO!

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The image was embossed in gold and then water colored with Distress Re-Inkers.  I used Spellbinders™ Labels Six for the border in the middle of the card and used Petite Ovals for the image. 

  • Stamps:  All That Glitters from Flourishes Stamps
  • Paper:  Memory Box Spiceberry, Arches Watercolor; River Rock and Cranberry Crisp
  • Ink:  Ranger Distress Embossing, Fired Brick, Aged Mahogany, Peeled Paint and Old Paper
  • Accessories:  Spellbinders™ S4-230 Labels Six, S4-140 Petite Ovals – Small, S4-138 Petite Ovals – Large; and S4-139 Petite Scalloped Ovals – Large; Tsukineko Sponge Daubers; Foam Mounting Tape; Sewing Machine; Watercolor Brushes; Vintage Button; Papertrey Vintage Cream Ribbon

I hope you have a great day and thanks for stopping by!  Oh and by the way, I spent Sunday working on a very special project that you’ll get to see on Friday!  It’s a biggie!!!!

14 Responses to “Lots of Reminiscing and a Little Stamping!”

  1. Sherry, your story and your love of family is just wonderful. TFS!!! Your card is beautiful. It reminds me of those old bubble light ornaments. The water coloring with re-inkers is colored beautifully, it has a rich look to the ornament I’ll have to give that a try. Happy Thanksgiving to you. You are such an inspiration and I thank you for that. Have a wonderful dinner with your family.

  2. Hi Sherry…
    love the photo of your Mum and Uncle when they were kids…so much character. I hope your uncle stays as well as possible and I can imagine how excited you are about your famous family!!
    Your card is gorgeous and I am going to have a go at watercolouring with the distress inks.Thanks for the inspiration.
    All the best…Roz from Down Under.

  3. so sorry about your Uncle prays & Hugs to you and the family
    love the card so very pretty
    Hugs
    Norine

  4. Sherri, I’ve always liked your cards. It’s good to know you are a big racing fan. We have always been also. My husband was great friends with Joe Littlejohn who raced on the beach at Daytona. Your uncle may remember him. I hope he recovers from his battle with cancer and my prayers will be with him.

    Glenda

  5. That picture of your mom and uncle as children is just so precious. Thanks for sharing a bit of your family history. Oh, and that card isn’t too bad either! ;-)…….looking forward to seeing what you have for us on Friday!

  6. Love the cute photo of your mom and uncle!!
    Your card is just lovely….could you please send just a smiggin of your mojo my way?!!

  7. Beautiful card Sherri!! That’s exciting news about the induction – congrats! Cute photo – nothing like those old photos, eh?! (Good healthy wishes to your uncle)

  8. Wow isn’t it something those flowers could grow there and like you said this time of year. Sorry to hear of what your Uncle is going through but that is great he will get in the hall of fame, something to look forward to, to keep your mind off things is always a good thing.
    Beautiful card, just loving that paper, and the ornament is just lovely!

  9. Adore the B&W photo of your Mom and Uncle ~~ you certainly look like your Mom :) But do tell, where does the *Badness* originate from? Your Dad’s side or your Mom’s?

    Your Christmas card is another elegant work-of-art =)

  10. Congrats to your uncle on being inducted to a Hall of Fame. We love racing too. In fact, hubby and I met at a small oval track – Flamborough Speedway in Ontario.

    Love the old photos too! All the best to your uncle fighting this horrible disease. Hope he wins.

  11. Beautiful, beautiful card, Sherry!! And congrats to your uncle! I sure hope your dad goes in at the same time – that would be awesome!

  12. Wow, Sherry, thank you for sharing those pictures. They brought back memories of my own family. How really really wonderful and cute. Great memories lady. TFS…..oh, and I love your card too! But they are always wonderful!

  13. Sad and happy. I don’t know how to feel, but mostly melancholy, I think. I’m sorry about your uncle’s cancer. Why do these things have to happen? That’s great news about his Hall of Fame honor, though! I love the pic of your mom & uncle when they were little. Oddly, this looks almost exactly like a photo of my brother and me when we were that age. We were even wearing almost exactly the same clothes. Same hair color. Your uncle even looks alot like my brother. It’s funny because we’re a generation apart. I think that photo has contributed to my melancholy…sigh…

    Love your beautiful card! I’m admiring the stitching. I really need to have another go at that.

  14. What a beautiful card and lovely story — thanks for sharing!

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