Monday, January 24, 2022

T Stands for Trail Fun

 1 Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. Philippians 3:1a

Hello everyone!  It is a gorgeous day here!  57 degrees F!  I walked earlier, and yesterday, too.  The only downside is the wind, and it is cold when it blows!  But I enjoyed walks, Saturday, Sunday, & Monday.  I love it when I am able to get outside.  I didn't take any photos, but I have photos of an off trail walk I took when my hubby was doing physical therapy.  I had walked over to an office park area near by, where they had a walkway that was nice except for the bridge.  I will share these photos from June 27, 2021.

A nice little walkway until you get to the bridge.

When I got to the bridge, I saw this no trespassing sign and below I took a photo over the sign, and this is why there is no trespassing.  I held the camera above my head to get this shot over the sign.  I guess we won't go any further this way.  We will go back the way we came.

 I walked the other way around since I couldn't cross the bridge, and below is the cute little statue.

It was a nice walk, even though I could not go across the bridge.  I like to find different places to walk.

Today it is time for TSFT, our tea party over at Altered Book Lover with Bleubeard & Elizabeth.  They hostess T Stands For Tuesday every week. We post something related to a beverage in our post and then we can join and see what all the other bloggers are doing.  Sometimes, we find a new brand of beverage, or a recipe, or a book or film review.  We just share all kinds of interests, and of course artwork!

This card was one of my Dirty Dozen cards while I was on the design team.  We can't share them during our 6 months on the team but can after.  So here it is.  I used Night Of Navy & Kaiser Kraft Designer paper.  The stamp set is from Fun Stampers Journey.  I was inspired by my teapot.

That is it for today.  Have a wonderful week!  Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, January 17, 2022

T Stands For Tags!

 14 Do all things without murmurings and disputings: 15 That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world; 16 Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither laboured in vain. Philippians 2:14-16

Hello!  It is time for my T Stands for Tuesday Post! And today I am posting some tags I made for Tag Tuesday and for my January Junk Journal Challenge.  Our challenge for the Tag Tuesday was given by hostess Wendy and we are to use fabric on it.  I made three, but don't know which one I like best.

This is the one I will submit for the Tag Tuesday Challenge.  It is made from (junk) a Kleenex box and covered with an old piece of linen cloth.  The image is a Julie Dear Julie digital, as well as the image of the fussy cut seashell. The sentiment is from an old Stampin' Up! catalogue.  I inked edges of both with Not Quite Navy.  I punched a hole and used a scrap of the same fabric for the tag topper.  I left some fabric frayed at the bottom.

Here are the other two tags, where I used the embroidered edges of the fabric, also.  The pocket on the one is from a button envelope that came with a blouse.

On the backs I glued notebook paper for journaling.  I plan on putting all three of these tags in my junk journal.

That is my craft project for the week.  Now for entry to Bleubeard & Elizabeth's t-party over at Altered Book Lover.  We always share a drink or something drink related in our post and join the party! 

We did go out to eat around two one afternoon when there were very few other people eating at the time.  We had a gift card with a choice of places and chose LongHorn Steakhouse, because we didn't think we had ever been there.  I only remembered to take a photo of our water. LOL

 Once the food came, it was so good, I forgot about any other photos.  We both ordered the grilled chicken & Strawberry Lunch salad combo.    Out of this world good!  Hubby got with seafood chowder with his and I got a sweet potato, which by the way was the largest, sweet potato I've ever seen!  I took half of it and half of salad home for lunch the next day!  We were so happy, with the comfort, not cold like some restaurants, service & food, we will be going back again.  Then I will try to remember to get photos of the neat decor!

That's it for today.  I am looking forward to checking in at TSFT and see what everyone else is doing this week! Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great week!

Monday, January 10, 2022

T Stands for Time Goes So Quickly!

 15 See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, 16 Redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Ephesians 5:15-16

Where does the time go!  I had so many plans for today's post, but here it is time again and I don't have any of the things done I had planned. I didn't even post last week, so two weeks of time flew away from me! I have started another Junk Journal Challenge for Dear Julie Julie, but don't really have anything to show for it.  I have just been getting my kit together of junk.  LOL My craft room is a mess because of it!

I will show you a card that I made last week for Challenges on Splitcoast.   The one below was for the SplitcoastStampers Fan Club Christmas Challenge.  I was a guest designer and we were to CASE (Copy and Share Everything) one of the leaders of the forum that was retiring.   We were honoring her in that way.  My card pretty much was the same sketch, just different papers, embossing folder, etc.  Yes, I already have a Christmas card done for 2022!  I used a Fun Stampers Journey Stamp set, "It's Cold outside, and a Cuddlebug Snowflake embossing folder.  I used the following paper & cardstock: Am. Crafts Jack Frost 6x6 paper & Baja Breeze by Stampin' Up, and Recollections 110lb cardstock for the base. I added the Merry Christmas from same stamp set and layered on a punched oval.  I stamped Night of Navy ink and added rhinestone snowflakes stickers by Jolee's

So, at least I am started on Christmas cards for the year.  I was scrambling at the end to get enough cards done, over 60.  I will try to do a few every month and try to use my time wisely. :)

For the tea party TSFT over at Bleubeard & Elizabeth's on Altered Book Lover, I will post a photo of our New Year dinner. 

Spaghetti & Italian Sausage sauce & garlic toast & tossed salad, and hot tea for me, water for him.  You can see we are very casual!  Dressing bottles right on the table. LOL

I think everyone that reads my blog already has their gift calendars so I can show the gift calendars I made for family and some friends for 2022.  They display each month in a 3 1/2x5 acrylic frame.

That is for now!  Happy T Day! :)  Thank you for stopping by.

Monday, December 27, 2021

T Stands for Trail Fun

33 "And Joseph and his mother marvelled at those things which were spoken of him. 34 And Simeon blessed them, and said unto Mary his mother, Behold, this child is set for the fall and rising again of many in Israel; and for a sign which shall be spoken against; 35 (Yea, a sword shall pierce through thy own soul also,) that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed." Luke 2:33-35

I hope everyone had a nice Christmas, however you spent it.  We had our daughter and family here for almost a week, so had a lot of family time.  We celebrated Christmas together, went to church services together, played lots and lots of games with each other, and ate lots and lots of meals together.  We also had the privilege of hearing our granddaughter play Christmas music on her violin at our church.

 With the unseasonal temperatures, we were also able to get out and walk the trails.  Christmas Eve, we even went letterboxing at Great Plains Nature Center. It was in the 70s, in December! We found two letterboxes.  If you want to know what letterboxing is, just click on the link to AtlasQuest under my favorite places on my sidebar.  We even carved our own stamp and planted a letterbox of our own on another trail.  It made for a good family project & outing.

 Above is our daughter and grandchildren walking ahead of me on the trail Great Plains Nature Center.

Above is the sunrise this morning as our family left.

I wanted to show all the lovely Christmas cards we received.

And there is the one I received from Elizabeth!  Thank you.  I can't believe you are making cards!  I was so surprised to get your wonderful card.

We apparently have a problem with snail mail and even email!  So, we have found a way to communicate when we can't get together.  I hang my bag on her door,and pick up a bag! LOL
What I found was this gorgeous bag on the door with my Christmas card in it and some Original Elizabeth handmade paper!  My photo did no justice to her beautiful paper.  I look forward to using for mats in my scrap albums, among other things.

I am having a lot of problems with Blogger today.  So, will just go ahead and show my photo for the T party held every week over at Altered Book Lover. T Stands for Tuesday is hosted by Bleubeard & Elizaberh.

Sorry, Elizabeth, but we are not vegetarians.  We ate out Monday before our family arrived on Tuesday.  We love their special: hamburger, fries, and shake- chocolate.  So good!

Happy T Day to all of the TSFT gang.  Thank you to all of you for stopping by.  I guess I should wish you Happy New Year, too.  How can it be?  Take care and be safe.

Monday, December 20, 2021

T Stands For Time For VSN!

"And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. 11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord." Luke 2:10-11

Welcome to my blog today!  I had a crafty week-end, Zooming with craft buddies and participating in SplitcoastStampers' Virtual Stamp Night, or VSN for short!  We Zoomed while we were making our cards for the challenges.  I will show you a few I completed.  I tried to do Christmas cards because I still needed them.  As of today, I hopefully sent out my last three!

Our theme was Let The TV Be Your Guide.  Each challenge was tied into remembering something about a tv show or just tv.  For example the cardingal card to use a bird, was remembering Barretta.  remember, he had a cockatoo on his shoulder sometimes and the theme song was "Keep Your Eye on the Sparrow".  Do you remember that?  I had forgotten about that show!  "McGuyver It" was the one to use the Washi tape.  Fun ideas for challenges.  Check out VSN on SplitcoastStamers if you are interestted in doing the challenges.  You have until December 29th to do them and post them.

Our challenge here was to use Washi tape.

Our challenge here was to use snow.  This was inspired by Gilmore Girls- "I smell snow."

Our challenge here was to have a scarf, or hat, or mittens on our card.  I had them all. We were inspired by the iconic opening scene of The Mary Tyler Moore Show where she tosses her hat up in the air. 
Our challenge was to have a bird on our card.

We were to use houses for the Mr. Rogers Neighborhood  Challenge,

This card was inspired by the TV show, "The Golden Girls"

This was inspired by the fact that the first TVs were black and white. I plan on using this for an anniversary card for some friends the last of this month.

That is what I have been doing.  Now for my beverage tie in for the T party or TSFT over at Altered Book Lover.  Elizabeth and Bleubeard hosts it every Tuesday, or late Monday, because it is already Tuesday for some of our bloggers.  So, sit down and have a sip of your favorite beverage and join us.

Wewent to Copper Oven again recently, one of our favorite local Mom & Pop places.  I forgot to take photos of the food but got one of our waters and a couple of their decor. 

I like this little man on their wall.

Thank you for stopping by.  I want to wish you a Happy T Day.  Also, I will wish you a Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 13, 2021

T Stands For Tis The Season

 " Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving,

and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms." Psalms 95:2

That is right Tis the season for making Christmas cards, for drinking out of a snowman cup with a snowflake lid, and for decorations on the trail!  So, I am still making Christmas cards!  I have mailed out about 40 and still need about 20 more.  I rarely make them the same.  Everyone gets one of a kind card.  But,  I think next year I will try to make them all the same. So here is my photo for the TSFT:

The Away in the Manger paper has been in my stash for at least four years, so am trying to use it this year.  The tea I am drinking tonight in my snowman mug is Stash Premium Green tea.

I was pleasantly surprised to see Christmas decorations on my trail shortly after Thanksgiving.  Also, it is a pleasant surprise that it is 60s and 70s in December which is great walking weather.

Here are a few photos of my trail. 

Every 25 feet or so there was a decoration on both sides of the trail.  I visited with the people who live by one of the bridges, and they said they just got together with neighbors and put up decorations.  I noticed lots of people taking photos of the decorations.  I got tired of taking photos after a while.  I just decided to walk and enjoy looking. :)

Thanks for stopping by.  Happy T Day!  Please stop over at Elizabeth & Bleubeard's Altered Book Lover to see what the rest of the T Stands For Tuesday group is up to.

Have a great week!

Monday, November 22, 2021

T Stands For Thanksgiving!

" Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving,
and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms." Psalms 95:2

We are celebrating Thanksgiving in the states this Thursday. It is a national holiday here, with most offices and schools closed. Although colonists celebrated a harvest in 1621 with native Americans, it was later that the Continental Congress established an official day of giving thanks on September 28, 1789 to honor that first Thanksgiving celebration.  Then President George Washington issued a proclamation naming Thursday November 26, 1789 as a "Day of Publick Thanksgivin"  .  Then during the Civil War, President proclaimed that Thanksgiving be a national holiday celebrated every November.  I got this info off the web.  I know Canada had their Thanksgiving last month, and I am not sure who else celebrates a holiday like this, but be sure and let me know if your country does this.

I am thankful this year that we have some of our family here; our son.  This is the first time since 2013 that we have had any family with us.  My mother was still with us and she would come for our dinner and to watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade with us.  It was always a tradition to watch that as we prepared the feast, and then to watch games after!

I missed TSFT last week for two reasons.  One, I was finishing up our Falliday Fest Challenges at SplitcoastStampers, and I was cleaning house for company.  I should clean more often so it wouldn't be such a chore.  One big project is getting my craft room presentable! LOL

Here is a photo of some of the 19 projects I did for Falliday Fest.

Here is a close up of a Treasure Journal I made.  We were to make the cover from a greeting card.  My cover was from an Easter card that my secret sister sent me last year.

I added a fabric flower and ribbon to the edge.

I made a pocket on one page with part of another greeting card.

Above is a page out of a child's poetry book and some scrapbook paper.

I used an envelope made of handmade paper for one on the pages, so automatic pocket.

This is backside of music paper; I used leger paper here to make a pocket.  The yellow is back side of some scrap paper.  I added a doily and decorated with stickers.

I paper clipped this shut, but underneath, I made a stack a note. the right side is poems out of another book that I bought at a garage sale several years ago.

Showing panel opened with stack a note

This shows next to last page of my Treasure Journal.  The left is back of the poetry page.  Also, the other side of the envelope.  And, I included the signed page from the greeting card from my secret sis.

The last page of my journal.  I added a note page that someone sent in a card, and I made a back pocket on the back page of my journal, for a journaling card.

on left is a pockt with a tag, on the right I made a whole page pocket with the leger paper and music paper on the back.  Journal page inside.

and last my tea for TSFT with back of center page of my journal.

I hope you enjoyed seeing my 5x7 mini treasure journal with Greeting card cover.  26 pages counting the front and back cover.
I have had problems with Blogger today, so hope this publishes correctly.  I also, hope all in the U.S. have a wonderful Thanksgiving!  Thanks to all of you for stopping by for TSFT.  Be sure and stop over at Elizabeth & Bleubeard's at Altered Book Lover to check out the other participants in this tea party.