Sunday, May 31, 2009

Working on.....

Arrrrr! it's a grandsons birthday coming up within a few days so working on a card for him.  No frills, no bows and no girly saying will do. 
Note the back ground paper was done by making squiggle lines using a marker.  It gives the appearance of water.  I then stamped my image, cut it out and placed it in a slit I made in the background paper. 
Stamp by Stampin Up. 

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Congrats Grad!

                    Well its graduation time so Hat's Off To ALL Graduates!!!  
Two members of our family graduated this year ......we are so proud of them.
                               Congratulations to Michelle and Jessica.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Happy Birthday Johanna from OBP (justjohanna stamps)

Wishing you a wonderful birthday and many more to follow......Happy Birthday!

12 on the 12th (May)

For those visiting the my blog, 12 on the 12th, means one takes 12 photo's of ones daily activities on the 12 day of the month.  Then one scraps them, and at the end of the year you have an album finished.  
On the 12th of this month I babysat my 4 grandsons who are now more then willing to pose for me.  My daughter also helped me with the boys this day.  Being their backyard boarders a state park we have many venturous outings while I'm there.  So photographed are my grandsons, Erik, Haze, Cree and Rev, daughter Jamie and myself.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Great Lakes Kite Festival

Grand Haven, Michigan ......view from the beach

Several of our camping friends waiting for the demonstrations to begin. The wind and cold didn't keep us from staying outside for several hours each day, it only let us to put more layers of clothing on.
Kite flyer out on Lake Michigan....brrrrrrrrrr
Kite shaped as a man in a wet suit ....air fills the body of the kite
Dragonfly Kite
Nemo Kite
 Kite toss out candy for the kids below
Next 3 photo's indoor kite flying

This past week I went to the Great Lakes Kite Festival, in Grand Haven, Michigan. Being a bit skeptical of what my experience would be like I came away an enthusiast. 

First I experienced Indoor kite flying, this is one of the most amazing things I’ve ever seen.  Indoor kite flying challenges the observer to question the very idea of gravity.  The kites used are made of strong lightweight fabrics and composite carbon rods.  A skilled pilot can maneuver these kites in a windless environment with ease. 

Other featured events included outdoor demonstrations, Moonwalk and inflatable obstacle courses, test fields, night fly and an open flying field.

I got to watch National Champions Zach Gordon and John Baressi , the iQuad, Chicago Fire National Championship Team, Windjammers Kite Team, Paul de Bakker who is the 2008 Indoor National Champion perform just to name a few  demonstrators.  They also gave free lessons to all who were interested.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Granny's Secrets........

           Outside: Eat right, exercise, regularly die anyway! true
                       Inside says: Because they can't Remember them either!
                                                           Outside: Blow torch Please!
    Inside: Don't think of yourself as old, Think of yourself as experienced.

Stamps by Our Craft Lounge; cardstock: Paper Studio and Image Plus; prismacolor markers; ribbon: May Arts; embellishment: Pebblesinc clips

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Well my I'm off  to Grand Haven, Mi to see the kite festival and then to an FMCA Glass Rally in Berrien Springs, Michigan.  Will see you when I get back and hopefully I get some good pictures to share with you all.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Let Freedom Ring Stamp Set.....

All the cards are made with Craft Lounge Crafty Cling Rubber Stamps; card stock Image Plus and Paper Studio;  Patterned Paper, scraps from my stash,  Markers by Prismacolor and Copic; Embellishments: Hero Gemstones, BBP cardstock strips; Ribbon: May Art

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day

Reflections of a Mother

I gave you life, but cannot live it for you.
I can teach you things, but I cannot make you learn.
I can give you directions, but I cannot be there to lead you.
I can allow you freedom, but I cannot account for it.
I can take you to church, but I cannot make you believe.
I can teach you right from wrong, but I cannot always decide for you.
I can buy you beautiful clothes, but I cannot make you beautiful inside.
I can offer you advice, but I cannot accept it for you.
I can give you love, but I cannot force it upon you.
I can teach you to share, but I cannot make you unselfish.
I can teach you respect, but I cannot force you to show honor.
I can advise you about friends, but cannot choose them for you.
I can advise you about sex, but I cannot keep you pure.
I can tell you the facts of life, but I can't build your reputation.
I can tell you about drink, but I can't say "no" for you.
I can warn you about drugs but I can't prevent you from using them.
I can tell you about lofty goals, but I can't achieve them for you.
I can teach you about kindness, but I can't force you to be gracious
I can warn you about sins, but I cannot make you moral
I can love you as a child, but I cannot place you in God's family.
I can pray for you, but I cannot make you walk with God.
I can teach you about Jesus, but I cannot make Jesus your Lord.
I can tell you how to live, but I cannot give you eternal life.
I can love you with unconditional love all of my life... and I will!!!

(Author Unknown)

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Wednesday's Stampers....Spoons

Dive in you deserve it......
Stamps: Our Craft Lounge, Inkadinkado: Markers: Copic; Chalk; Card stock: Paper Studio and Image Plus

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

New Stamps: " Life is Sweet"

On a recent trip to Archivers I purchased these stamps
by Our Craft Lounge.  This set is called Life is Sweet.
The rubber stamps store on the back of 3 ring binder sheet,
makes for easy storage,

Stamps: Our Craft Lounge; Ribbon: May Arts; Papers by Bazzill
 Image Plus, Paper Studio

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Eat Veggies....



Stamp: Whipper Snapper Design; Paper:Bazzill, Image Plus, Memory Box; Glitter

Wisking You A Happy Birthday !

Stamp: Whipper Snapper, Prismacolor, Paper: Image Pllus

Friday, May 1, 2009

Just a Cute Card......

Whipper Snapper Stamp; Markers Prismacolor; card stock Paper Studio and Image Plus