on Saturday! It was great fun having family and friends all together sharing the joy as we await the arrival of the new grandbaby, niece, great-grandbaby . . . well you get the picture.
My mother loved telling the story . . . her mother (my grandmother) had two daughters – one born in October; my mother (mom) had two daughters – one born in October; I had two daughters – one born in October; now my oldest daughter is expecting her own daughter – born in October! We will have four generations all the oldest daughter!
Mallory did a fabulous job with all the little details for the shower from the invites, down to a little book she made up with invitees, addresses and the gifts they brought. She got crafty and made this wreath for the baby’s door.
Then she made Boo Boo Bunnies as favors for everyone to take home. I ordered some pink soap from Goat Milk Stuff, which we cut into quarters and stuffed in the opening in the back of the Bunnies (where the ice would normally go).
We had the cake made by a bakery here in Jeff, Adrienne and Co. Bakery Café.
The top layer was Lemon/Strawberry and the bottom was Orange/Raspberry. Excellent!
That’s all the pictures I have from the shower for you . . . until I get approval from Kate for the others . . . don’t want to go embarrassing her or anything!
Oh what the hell . . . here’s one of both the girls that I cropped!
Thanks for stopping and remember . . . life is short, enjoy the adventures that come your way today!
Good Tuesday morning! I know it’s Tangle Time Tuesday and I do have a couple of new tangles to share with you. BUT first, I have to share a couple of photos . . .
recently we’ve had a number of geese roaming the streets. There are two ponds by my house, one on each side of the block to the rear of us. I haven’t gone by recently to check on the water levels but my guess is that they’ve been fairly low. We always have some type of ducks or geese at the ponds but recently they’ve taken to walking up and down the streets. This was the scene Sunday morning.
and then at the front end of the boulevard.
These were taken from my front porch . . . Mr. Stodgy warned me to be careful when walking around the boulevard, watching where I step. That is my normal walk with the dogs . . . one lap around the boulevard and it’s a half mile.
Geese are not unusual to the area, and in most places where they are there are hundreds of them. I don’t actually know that they ever leave the area anymore what with the weather we’ve had the last few winters . . . maybe they still do and I just haven’t noticed.
Now for some tangles.
The first was done on a Zentangle Square (you can tell by the rounded corners).
The second was done on hot press watercolor paper.
That’s all I have for today, but wait until tomorrow . . . I’ve got a surprise post coming up!
Thanks for stopping by and remember . . . life is short, enjoy the adventures that come your way today!
Today I went down to the studio to work on some new cards for Quietfire Designs, and when I went to use my Sizzix Tim Holtz Vagabond, it kicked the plates back on me and now the lower roller is groaning, rocking, grinding, and making all sorts of noise.
I used a sandwich that I’ve been using forever . . . Base plate, thin adapter plate, thin chipboard shim, Spellbinders embossing folder with cardstock, clear plate. This sandwich has never failed me and if I remove the thin adapter plate and shim, add in the extra clear plate that Sizzix recommends, it doesn’t go through and jams up. I know . . . I tried it, and I learned from it.
I called Sizzix and they informed me that since I did not use the recommended sandwich there was nothing they could do. I then wrote them via their contact page and told them the sandwich again, explained that it was thinner than theirs, and they again stated that it was not covered under any type of warranty because I did not “use” their “recommended sandwich” . However they would offer to sell me a new Vagabond at the discounted price of $100.00. Well let me tell you how excited I was with that one . . . NO THANK YOU! I’ve already spent $300.00 for a machine that should last longer than 2 years . . . don’t ya think?
So in light of the current circumstances I’m selling all of my Tim Holtz Sizzix dies and embossing folders for $5.00 a die or $5.00 a set, plus shipping. If you are interested in any of the following product, send me an email at email@example.com with your mailing address and information so I can send you an invoice through Paypal.
- Bingo and Patchwork SOLD
- Checker Board and Cracked
- Rays and Retro Circles SOLD
- Merry Christmas and Vintage Holiday Set SOLD
- Plaid and Snowflakes
- Heart Wings SOLD
- Caged Bird SOLD
- Tattered Florals SOLD
- Gingerbread SOLD
- Styled Labels SOLD
- Pine Trees SOLD
- Flourishes SOLD
- On the Edge Brackets SOLD
- On the Edge Scrollwork SOLD
- Vintage Market Alphabet SOLD
- Paper Rosette SOLD
Keep in mind that most of the above have never been used!
All purchases will be mailed via priority mail, no insurance.
Happy weekend! I finally took some time this morning to wrap my mind around the magazine giveaway.
So here’s what I did. I printed out all the comments, cut them into strips and had pull the winners. So much easier for me that trying to count through the comments since they aren’t numbered anymore . . .
The winners are:
Congrats Sherry on being published. It is a magazine that I am not familiar with, but will definitely have to check it out now. I am so glad that you are still designing projects with G45. Their new lines from Summer CHA are amazing as always. Miss you on their team though. They do have wonderful DT’s this year. What a lot of talent.
ohhhh I’ll have to go get me a copy. . I’ve been in my craft room but not getting much done….and yes, first time that I’ve been glued to the TV watching the Olympics.
Okay girls, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your mailing address and I’ll be getting your copy of the magazine out to you!
Thanks everyone for your great support! It means more to me than you’ll ever know!
Wow where has the time gone since I last posted?
Well, I’ll tell ya!
Here . . . .
and here . . .
for my classes at The Queen’s Ink.
In case any of you are interested, they have been posted on The Queen’s website. You can find them here! I’m there June 9 and 10th.
Did I tell you that we finally got Mallory back to school? Well we did and she gets that 5-year diploma this Saturday, Derby Day!
She’ll be home for the month and then she heads off for training for her new position, teaching math in the Mississippi Delta. She was recruited by Teach for America based on her leadership skills. We don’t know where she’ll be yet . . . and won’t until July. That’s when mom and grandma head south to set her up in housekeeping.
Lots going on here!
Anyhoo, glad you stopped by and remember . . . life is short, take time to enjoy the adventures of your day!