Monday, September 26, 2022

T Stands for Trail Dogs

 10 Create in me a clean heart, O God;

and renew a right spirit within me.
11 Cast me not away from thy presence;
and take not thy holy spirit from me.
12 Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation;
and uphold me with thy free spirit.
13 Then will I teach transgressors thy ways;
and sinners shall be converted unto thee. Psalms 51:10-13 KJV

Good evening!  How is everyone, this week, so far?  It is cooler, only 80s today here, so I got in a great walk today!  So nice.  I hope it stays this way for a while.  I have had some wonderful walks in the cool mornings.  Met some great doggies, too.  I usually ask the owners is I can take the dog's photo, and ask the name, and breed.  I see some of these same dogs every day, when I walk.

Love these!  Doodles meeting up on the trail! I got their photo but forgot to get the white one's name.  The other two, I have met before and they are Bruno & Schmoo, I think.

Next we have Norwich terriers: Mom & Daughter.  The darker one is daughter Mia.

The lighter one is mother, Rosie.

And this is my favorite.  She is so pretty: Birdie is a Sheepadoodle.

And we have Fall signs on the trail.  This is a permanent sign, but they added a temporary sign with pumpkin patch on it.

And for crafting today I am showing scrap pages of 2013 photos that I just found on my computer.  Also working on another 2013 spread.  I have entered them in the Art*Journal*Journey this month for Neet's Fur or Feathers theme.

I used SU! Four Feathers Stamp & die set.  The stamped image right on the layout is Fun Stampers Journey.  I stamped feather on a special cream paper and used hot gun to make the little Shrink Art charm.  All the papers are from stash! (of which I have a lot!) Oh, and the other multi color feathers are stickers from my stash!   This is the right page of the 2-page 12x12 spread.  The title is from a stash of  words on vellum. 

 On this page I used alpha stickers for the title, more feather stickers, and more (SU! Four Feather set) feathers stamped and dye cut. I also used more paper, and scraps from my extensive stash collection.

I always get to this point and realize TSFT is all about the beverage and I don't have a reference ready! LOL So I will share a card I made for the Dare To Get Dirty Challenges this year.  Hopefully, I haven't already shown you. 

This was made with an embossed panel, tea die cuts, & I recycled a teabag & tag.  So, pretend with me that we are having tea together on this TSFT.   Check out the other TSFT participants over at Altered Book Lover.  Bleubeard & Elizabeth are our hosts every Tuesday and we post a beverage reference and visit each other and have a great time.  Thank you for stopping by.  See you next time.  Thank you for all your kind comments.

Thursday, September 22, 2022

Art Just for Fun!

"Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost." Romans 15:13

 I am just playing along with the Scrap Summit this week; lots of inspiration!  So, decided to play along with the Messy Mixed & Joyful challenge on SplitcoastStampers & Art*Journal*Journey for this month's challenges.  Neet our hostess on Art*Journal*Journey this month challenged us with a Fur and/or Feathers theme.  Our Challenge hostess on the MMJ (Messy, Mixed, and Joyful) challenge for September was Amy and she challenged us to us:  Use 2 or more of the following:  I used all, I think.

Something that shimmers        I used Fun Stampers Journal Silks & Glitter acrylic paints.

Clouds or something weather related I used My Favorite Thigs cloud dies.

A Face    Three faces in photo.

The #9 (or nine of 
something) I used 9 Nuvo Crystal dots.  (Duck Egg Blue)

Grit or texture paste I used Gesso

Technique: Layering Die Cuts      Secret Garden SU! 

I put gesso on my 7"x10" Canson Mixed Media page very thinly to start.  Then I used Speckled Egg Oxide ink through a stencil. (Recollections) Then I applied the glitter acrylic paint. I found this photo of a scrap page of the event, that our granddaughter and I made together.    I tore pages from a bird book. I added Washi tape, stamping, & a rhinestone.  I wanted to remember this: our daughter took this photo of my grandchildren & I, watching a mother duck with about 8 ducklings.

All began with one of the videos on the Scrap Summit to use photos in your journaling that you weren't going to use in a scrap page.  I wasn't using this one as it was in an envelope for unused but can't bring myself to throw away! LOL Something else I learned was instead of messing with spiral on the side, turn it so it is up, out of your way

Thanks for looking. You can see more Messy, Mixed, and Joyful & projects at SplitcoastStampers, and more art journaling over at Art*Journal*Journey.  Check them out.  

Monday, September 19, 2022

T Stands for Retreat

 ​1 “I am the true grapevine, and my Father is the gardener. 2 He cuts off every branch of mine that doesn’t produce fruit, and he prunes the branches that do bear fruit so they will produce even more. 3 You have already been pruned and purified by the message I have given you. 4 Remain in me, and I will remain in you. For a branch cannot produce fruit if it is severed from the vine, and you cannot be fruitful unless you remain in me." John 15:1-4 NLT

Hello! Glad to see you here today!  Smiling... 

 I was at a ladies Bible retreat this weekend at a wonderful camp outside Ark City, Kansas, Camp Horizon.  We had a wonderful speaker, Susan Heck from Tulsa Oklahoma.  She spoke on Abiding in Christ, and Bible memorization, and how that helps us to abide in Christ. It was a wonderful refreshing time in the Lord, as well as a wonderful time of fellowship with other ladies of like faith.  The camp served wonderful homemade food, with choices for those that couldn't have dairy or who were gluten intolerant.  I thought that was wonderful of them to have those options.  Besides that, I had a wonderful room, like a motel room with my own private bathroom. I had pictured rooms with bunk beds at a camp!  That was totally unexpected.  The views were wonderful, and we were able to go hiking on their trails, also.  Lovely time, and I have photos below.

The first thing I did after arriving was search out one of their trails. I first walked to the prayer garden.

Next, I walked the path to the outside chapel.

My photo doesn't do the view justice, sorry.  I was so impressed because usually we think of Kansas as flat and no hills.  But we were definitely on a hill looking over a valley.  I was here at the hottest part of the day, but I bet it is gorgeous at sunrise or sunset.  Can you imagine an outside wedding here?

My room was named Robin. (On the right)

View right below my room.

The view from the patio outside my room.

My drink for TSFT over at Altered Book Lover with Bleubeard and Elizabeth.

And I can't remember if I showed you the junk journal, I did for our September Challenge for Dearjuliejulie.    #SSSSJJC22      The cover is from a padded envelope I received in the mail.  They had reused the envelope and did the art over the address to them.  I covered the other side that had my address and used it for the cover.  I added my own cluster and touch to their art.  I think it made a great cover for a junk journal.  What do you think?  Elizabeth, did you notice I even got my sewing machine out and stitched the envelope to scrapbook paper for the inside cover?  In fact the lace is stitched between the envelope and the scrapbook paper.  First time I have sewn in years!


I will show some of the pages next time.  Thank you for stopping by.  Be sure and check out the other T Stands for Tuesday participants over at Altered Book Lover.

Monday, September 12, 2022

T Stands for Monday Evening; almost Tuesday!

  3 The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; 4 That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, 5 To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed. Titus 2:3-5

Hello, hello everyone!  So, I read Elizabeth's post first and think I am supposed to show you the napkins I got in the swap.  I just took a photo of them altogether, so not sure who they are from?  Isn't it so cool that I got one with Queen Elizabeth on it!  So timely.  My ATC from Jo & Elizabeth are in the photo too but will add a close up of those. 

Thank you everyone in the swap for these fun napkins! Just remember, some got different ones.  Some didn't send all the same.

Thank you, Jo!

Thank you, Elizabeth!

And thank you Deb.  (I know I showed before but showing again!)

For my ticket for TSFT, I show you one of my tea tags!
One of my favorites is Bigelow Lemon Lift black Tea.

I did my card class for the Seniors today and afterwards, since it was noon already and warm, I took a different kind of walk in an air-conditioned store.  And guess what?  There was still some wildlife! LOL

Can you guess where I was?  I was in a Cabella's sporting Goods store.  Did you guess right?  Made for some good photos, and it was a large store for lots of steps, too.
Thanks for stopping by.  Be sure and check out our hostess over at Altered Book Lovers for TSFT.

Monday, September 5, 2022

T Stands for Napkins

  3 The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; 4 That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, 5 To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed. Titus 2:3-5

Hello, hello! Guess what?  Napkins from the swap are on the way!  You are going to love them.  And many of us have different ones, because they weren't all the same.  So fun to see all.  I don’t know if we are revealing them or not.  I will wait until next week to show what I got.

But I already have made use of one!

The tulips are fussy cut from a napkin and glued down. Does anyone recognize if the tulips are from the napkin you sent? This layout was made for my Stash Buster Challenge on SplitcoastStampers, to use at least 3 of the following: 4 printed papers, napkin, lace or trim, doily, an old die cut or punched item laying around in your stash, Jewels.  I used everything on my layout!  This was also for our Fan Club Theme of the month for Lavender & Old Lace.

My ticket to TSFT, our water at Angelo’s, even flowers on our table.  Perfect for celebrating our anniversary.

This is on the wall in the entry way to our favorite restaurant, Angelo's.  We went there for our 56th anniversary which was the 3rd.

Our dessert:  NY Cheesecake drizzled with chocolate sauce.  We shared.

We both got the sausage manicotti!  So yummy!  We ordered two sleeves each and brought home a sleeve each for Sunday's dinner.

That is it for this week.  I want to thank all the participants in the napkin swap for the napkins.  It was just so fun to see napkins from Greece, Spain, UK, and the U.S.  I probably left someone out, Germany, maybe?  Here is a photo of the piles on Elizabeth's dining room table after we sorted everyone's.  Oh, and Mia, I love the tea!

They look pretty organized now but should have seen us when we were sorting! LOL It was fun to help Elizabeth do this.  My only disappointment was neither Squiggles nor Bleubeard came out of hiding!  So, I didn't get to see them!  Visit Elizabeth and see the TSFT party for yourself.

Thank you for stopping by!  Happy T Day!  Also, happy Labor Day weekend to those in the U.S. and Canada.

Monday, August 29, 2022

T Stands for Time for Scrapping!

 3 The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; 4 That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, 5 To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed. Titus 2:3-5

Hello everyone!  Yes, I scrapped this afternoon.  I make a goal for myself every month and it was five this month.  I still had 2 more pages to do!  So, I accomplished it.  I scrapped about the Junk Journal Retreat I attended last May.  You might remember me sharing a photo of all the goodies for junk journaling that I got at the retreat.  Today when I decided to scrap these photos, I decided to do it in the junk journaling manor with book page collage strip, doily, and pockets.  I will share these pages with you today, also I think there is my TSFT ticket in a couple of the photos! 

The embellishments on the pockets were handmade gifts from the hostess.  In the pockets I put journaling and all their names and contact information.  Also sticking out of the pockets are items made in a blindfolded challenge.  Our hostess was wonderful and fixed all meals while we were there.  Yum yum to what she made, too.  

Happy T Day to the T Gang.  You can check out the T Stands for Tuesday party hosted by Bleubeard & Elizabeth over at Altered Book Lover.  We have so fun every Monday evening/Tuesday checking out each other's blogs.  You are invited also.  

Thank you for stopping by.  Have a great week!

Monday, August 22, 2022

T Stands for Tuesday

 3 The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; 4 That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, 5 To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed. Titus 2:3-5

Hello blog readers!  Happy Tuesday!  I am finally getting back to walking even though it is still getting into the nineties.  I walked 8:30 to 10:00 this morning, and it was warm by the time I got home!  But it does feel good to get back to walking.  I am looking forward to cooler weather, as many of you are.

I can't get my photos from today to upload from my phone so I will share some others.  We did go out to eat this past week, and I did remember to get a photo.  We went to one of our favorite places.  They are senior friendly as they give a 20% senior discount and free pie on Tuesdays, so these are from last Tuesday.  Livingstons Diner has been in business since 1910 and have two locations and we go to the newer location.  I always enjoy their murals painted on the walls.  I have shown them before, so took a different photo this time, plus a view of my favorite right over our booth.

Love this one because it shows an old version of our comics back in the day.

Kind of a funny view as it was right over our heads at our booth, but it is my favorite.

My ticket to the TSFT party.  I got to take half of my Chicken Quesadilla home for another meal.  So good.  I love avocado but left the sour cream.  Hubby had biscuits and gravy.  We also took home our pie.  He got chocolate, and I gave him my peanut butter chocolate cream pie after I took a bite. :)

Be sure and check out TSFT over at Bleubeard & Elizabeth's at Altered Book Lover.

 We find many different kinds of replicas of the Keeper of the Plains in our area.

I got my hair cut in July, and these are photos of how my hair stylist decorates her shop on the outside.
I love seeing how she changes everything for the different holidays or seasons.  She decorated very patriotically for July.

  Here are photos from a surprise park I found on the way home from our ladies' prayer breakfast Saturday at our church.  I had followed a garage sale sign, because it has been ages since I went to one, however I never found it.  But I found this neat little park complete with this pond, bicycle sculpture, and blue heron!  

I actually caught him in flight.  I was trying to get a closer photo of him standing, and of course I startled him into flight.

I have also crafted a bit this week.  On SplitcoastStampers we do a Teapot Challenge every Tuesday, and we make cards and send to someone who needs encouragement.  This week the challenge was also to use splatters or spritzing, or distressing.  I chose to splatter.  This card has already been mailed to our recipient.  

I used Altenew layering Daisy stamps, and a very old SU! sentiment stamp.  I splattered with a squeezy art gun thing with the SU! markers that matched the ink I used. (Old Olive, Yoyo Yellow and Tangelo Twist.  I also splattered Fun Stampers Journey Silks on here and then lastly added the Nuvo drops to the centers of the daisies.

Happy T Day, everyone!  Thanks for stopping by to see what I am doing.  I hope to go by and see what you have been doing, also.  I might say that sometimes my comments do not take.  I go back and check, but still don't see them, so leave another.  I hope they are getting through, maybe just because of moderation they take longer. 
Thank you.