Saturday, May 29, 2010
Keeping with the bloghop red, white & blue theme, this is my card design. I used a cookie cutter for my star, stamping with stencil paint. Get out your cookie cutters, there are endless possibilities, hearts, butterflies, flowers, etc. I then misted the paint with water from a squirt bottle.
Then I cut strips from 12" by 12" sheets of scrap book paper, folded & glued the strips on to the bottom of my cards. Again, per the bloghop theme, two simple yet important tips.
Wash your hands prior to starting your cards.
I know from experience, dirty hands will leave marks on paper.
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Friday, May 28, 2010
We went into a Polish candy store. The clerk, a young girl, spoke Polish to the other customers.
I brought Mom back several items from the Polish grocery and candy stores. I also picked up a menu, all in Polish, from a bakery. Can't wait to see her reaction and find out if she can still read Polish.
Thursday, May 27, 2010
I wanted to see the paper flower show. I love paper!!
Loved their window display.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
I learned during my weekend in NYC that menswear hats for woman are all the rage. I was told that now that my hair is long I can wear hats. I'll have to think about getting noticed.
Monday, May 24, 2010
The antique store owner mentioned how I'm always buying baskets. He once gave me a bushel basket. Last year I had a plant in that. It was not treated with marine varnish so it fell apart.
Donna will be happy with the black color on the wicker planter, I think. The lime green did not look good with the new deck colors.
Friday, May 21, 2010
The school had a dessert reception under a tent after the ceremony.
Her very, very proud family. They get to do graduation all over again this weekend. Candice will graduate from Fordham tomorrow.
Love the hat. So much nicer than the mortar boards.
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Monday, May 17, 2010
A few items from a pile left over from their barn fire. I love barbed wire fences. This is the same fence I used for Amie's photos.
This was taken along one of the three waterfalls on their land. I think this may be an insulator from when the fence had electricityI did ask if the fence was electrified prior to the photo shoot!
Friday, May 14, 2010
This is the mower in October of 2009. The mower severed us well for 19 years. It traveled with us to three different houses. $52.50 per year for a mower was a pretty good investment. Rest in Peace!
Thursday, May 13, 2010
I loved our afternoon in the country. I'm ready to go again, again & again! Anyone want their picture taken?