Monday, August 30, 2021

T Stands For Time For the T Gang

 Romans 1:16  "For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation  to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek."

Good afternoon!  Another hot day in Kansasland!   However, I still managed to get in  a walk early enough to get home by nine, before it was too hot! On my walk this morning I noticed sunflowers beside the trail and  I thought of Nicole  as she told us last week the wind blown down  her sunflowers. So that thought inspired my Blog, today.

 For those that don't know, Kansas is the Sunflower State.  It is our state flower.

 I saw these on my walk and had to photograph them.  Someone must have planted them along our rail to trail.  After I started thinking about it, I wondered if they were black eyed susans. I looked up online and sunfowers have bigger leaves, like in my photo and tend to be taller.  These were over 6 feet tall.  So, I think they are sunflowers.

Here is a photo of  what are definitely sunflowers.  This was from a road trip through Kansas near Tallgrass  Prairie National Preserve in 2016..

Here are some better photos than I could take from the internet of sunflowers in Kansas.

I think sunflowers are beautiful.  One of my favorite flowers.

And since this is supposedly a craft blog, here is a Z Fold Sunflower card, (keeping the theme).  This is one of the cards I made for our Dare To Get Dirty Challenges on SplitcoastStampers earlier in the month.  The papers are Stampin' Up.  I used a pierced rectangle die to cut the one panel.  I added a sticker flower and stamped the sentiment which is River City Rubber Works.  I sure miss that company.  They were right here in Wichita.

And here is a photo of my Sunflower Tea pot, which I had to look for.  I was afraid for a few minutes that I had given it away when we downsized!  This is for my ticket to TSFT where we post something drink related on our post in order to join Bleubeard & Elizabeth over at Altered Book Lover for T Stands For Tuesday.  Some of us post on Mondays because it is already Tuesday over seas where some of the T Gang are.

I hope you enjoyed this Sunflower Post.  Thanks for stopping by.  Have a wonderful week!

Monday, August 23, 2021

T Stands For Hot Again!

 One of my favorite Bible verses KJV Philippians 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

Hello!  We are boiling hot here, 98 pushing 100 F. We, however went out to eat and to the pharmacy.  But, now back in our nice cool home.  I also walked early this morning, my 4 miles on the Redbud trail.  Got home before nine, so before it was too hot, but still humid, 34% humidity.  We have a great breeze here, so we are grateful for that!

I am sorry I missed our tea party last week, but was busy with the last week of our Dare To Get Dirty Challenges over on Splitcoaststampers.  I did finish 42 cards for 49 challenges.  I guess I am loosing it.  I used to be able to get them all done in a week!  But the good news is I now have 6 more Christmas cards, one Halloween card, 16 birthday cards, of which one is a shaker, 4 are masculine, and one is a  slimline card.  I have one sympathy card, 2 anniversary cards, and 15 cards that can be whatever I want them to be!  Oh, and one art type journal card that I can either make into a card, or put in a junk journal or use in a scrapbook!  I used so many different techniques, too; from smooshing, stenciling, teabag art, napkin art, watercolor, to name a few!  

Here is a photo of all except the journal card:

And the journal card:  I used assorted Memory Mists sprays for the background, assorted stamps, modeling paste, water color, metal pieces, and a scrap, and stamped at sentiment and punched it with an oval punch, and layered on a scrap of lace.  I hadn't used the sprays for years, and the prayers were clogged so only used the ones that weren't clogged.  I will have to get some new sprayers, because I tried to wash to unclog, and that didn't work! LOL  These sprays are still good, and were bought years and years ago at a stamp show.

Now, my ticket for Bleubeard & Elizabeth's T Stands For Tuesday party! This is one of my Dare To Get Dirty Challenge cards.

Wishing everyone a great week!  Happy T Day to the T Gang!  Thank you for stopping by.  I hope you found a little inspiration.

Monday, August 9, 2021

T Stands For The Temperature is Hot!

 One of my favorite Bible verses KJV Philippians 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

 Oh, my goodness!  It is hot!  Next three days will be in the 3 digits! That is in  Fahrenheit degrees.

So, I have tried to walk early, but really am not motivated.  Thankfully, our home is cool and we can just stay inside!  So, it is a good thing that I like to paper craft!  I have plenty to do inside!

 I have been busy with Dare to Get Dirty on SplitcoastStampers. I will show you some cards I have made so far for the challenges.  But to find out what the challenges are you have to be a Fan Club member, because these special challenges are for the Fan Club members, their treat for being Fan Club members.

This card was for a challenge by Julee Tilman.  I am doing Christmas cards for as many of the challenges as I can.  I used paper from  a retired   Stampin' Up 6x6 pad. The houses were cut out one sheet of the paper.  I layered on Cherry Cobbler card stock by Stampin' Up.  The Merry Christmas is stamped and die cut using a Fun Stampers Journey stamp set.  Fun Stampers Journey is out of business now, but I loved their items.

This card was made with vellum and alcohol inks, and then embossed.  The die cut was a gift.
I added lacey trim on the edge.

  I love working with stencils. I used a TCW mini Daisy Cluster Stencil, and a mixture of molding paste, radient pearls & metalic acrylic to make the background.  Then added the gifted die cut label and the Happy Birthday  die cut and some sequins.

I enjoy all the challenges because they make you use supplies you have and also to use techniques you have bought those supplies for!  I don't know about you , but sometimes I just get in a rut and use the same stamp sets all the time, same colors all the time, and forget about doing special folds and techniques.  That is what I love about the DTGD Challenges, they get you out of your box!  I invite you to come play Dare To Get Dirty with us!

Last week it was a little cooler so we went out to eat and went to PF Changs for the first time ever.  Great food, service and atmosphere. I forgot to take photos of the food or drink, but remembered once outside to get some photos.

Nice fountain out back.  It would have been nice to walk around the little lake or pond, but hubby can't walk much yet. Still using his cane and just goes where he has to go.

I took  photo of my tea once I got home and of our fortunes.  Apparently the happiest years are ahead of us.  We have had some pretty happy ones already. :).

Hi to the T Gang.  I am linking to  TSFT  party at Altered Book Lover, where Elizabeth hosts all of our blogs. 
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