Thursday, July 31, 2008

Wise Old Owl....from OBP

Two cards using stamps from justjohanna OBP.....coloring done by using Prismacolor Markers. The Wise Old Owl stamp debut is August 1st.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Trip to Clear Lake and Forest City, Iowa

This is the Memorial that sits in front of the Surf Ballroom in memory of Rock 'N Roll legends  Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J. D. Richardson.  Hubby and I are standing in the room were all the acts stay before they performed at the Surf.  The Surf is located in Clear Lake, Iowa.

Next are a few pictures from the Winnebago 50th Birthday Bash, we attended in Forest City, Iowa. The town really welcomed us, for over 1300 motor homes arrived for the festivities. All the states except for Hawaii was present.  Our Canadian neighbors also came and took part in the rally. 
The town held their annual parade  called the Puckerbush Parade and Winnebago was represented in it.  They also held the biggest bbq I ever seen, 700 chickens cooked while we all enjoyed the parade.
Back at the campgrounds, entertainment was provided by New Odyssey, Bobby Vee and Jason D. Williams , only to name a few.  There was seminars, tours, and site seeing events to attend. 
A host of parties took place on the grounds, and an award was given for the best decorated State Roll and Illinois won it.  Each state  hosted a sample of either food or drink for the campers to try.  Illinois offered cake and ice cream, Arizona had Margaritas, Florida had Fried Chicken and Texas had chili dogs and chili as example.  No one went back to their campers hungry. 

Sunday, July 27, 2008

ODD BIRD PLANET Stamps..... a Sneak Peek

Claudette's Father one of the new images to be released on August 1 st. from justjohanna's Odd Bird Planet. Yes, I created him for no planet should be without a wise old bird for all to seek his advice or share a story or two.
I'm seeing sneak peeks on several blogs already of many of the new stamps coming out..... So don't miss them, sign up for justjohanna's Odd Bird Planet Newsletter HERE and Check out this thread on Splitcoaststampers, for links.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

4 X 4 Friday Challenge....Fish

This week’s challenge is to make a 4×4 with Fish!! .......doing this on a run for leaving for another camping trip to Forest City, Iowa. Will have pictures when I return.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Layers of Color Challenge....Berries

This week’s challenge recipe at Layers of Color Challenge:
Was to start with 1 work of art, add at least one 1 stamp, mix in some berries, layer with colors, sprinkle on originality. Hopefully I succeeded with the challenge.
Stamp: Stampin Up.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Return to Utica

Pictured above is the aftermath of the rains that came during the night on our second night of camping at Hickory Hollow. We had no choice but to ask management to move us to a new site for our camper was surrounded by 4 inches of rain water that never resided our whole stay at the camp grounds.

A new attraction to the area is a towpath which is a road or track that runs alongside the banks of a river, canal, or other inland waterway. The purpose of a towpath is to allow a land vehicle, beasts of burden, or a team of human pullers to tow a boat, often a barge. This mode of transport was common where sailing was impossible due to rapid current, tunnels and bridges, or unfavourable winds. Pictured above is a mule pulling the "The Volunteer" a site seeing boat.

Having a husband who loves motorcycles we can't pass up the local Harley dealer in the area and purchase some new Harley clothes.
Gerber Daiseys I just had to photograph.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Thinking of you.....Birthday Card

justjohanna OBP stamp....4 cup cake

Layers of Color, Challenge!......FLAGS

Just arriving home from Coloma, Michigan I was excited to see this weeks challenge at Layers of Color, so I had to sit and make a card. Cards with this theme always inspires me to show off my countries colors.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Happy 4th of July

Wishing everyone a safe holiday weekend.