Monday, September 27, 2021

T Stands For Time For Fall!

 Overcome Power of Fear study: Mathew 10:31 "Fear ye not therefore, ya are of more value than many sparrows.

Hello blog readers!  This has been a wonderful Fall day, and I had a wonderful walk this morning.  I really love these Fall days so far. Last week for the first day of Fall my husband and I decided to enjoy the outside as it wasn't quite as hot. We drove down to the river walk. You remember he recently had a hip replacement so he isn't doing long distance walking.  But , I sat him on a bench and I took a short walk along the river.  There were others enjoying the lovely day, too, including a jogging father with a baby buggy and a dog.  We saw lots of interesting walkers, but I didn't photograph them.  Here are just a few photos.

Keeper of the Plains standing at the point where the Big and Little Arkansas rivers join together in downtown Wichita.  The sculpture is by renowned Kiowa-Comanche artist Blackbear Bosin 

looking the opposite direction

My husband's view while waiting for me: Exploration Place, a Science and discovery center.

And after our or my walk, we went to our favorite burger joint, where we split a chili burger and a half order of fries.  But of course we got our root beers, and took refills with us. 

I am joining up with Elizabeth & Bleubeard over at Altered Book Lover for TSFT.  Come on over and join us.  Every we week we just include a beverage reference on our post and link up with her for a lovely tea party .

Here is the craft I worked on today.  The technique challenge on SplitcoastStampers today was super fun!  I didn't take photos of the process, only the resulting cards.  But, basically, you use your die cut for a stencil.  So I die cut the lantern.  Then I sponged through the die cut negative my colors.  Then I put the actual die cut, the lantern in the negative and stenciled through it,  then removed it.   I used different oxide colors.  Then that was my card; I just added a sentiment and added three stickers, and added it to a panel, then to the base.  Meanwhile, I used the die itself on a card. How cool is that?  One technique= two cards.  

Thank you for stopping by today.  I appreciate it.  I wish you a great week!


kathyinozarks said...

Hi Sharon, so good you were able to get out and take a walk, and glad your husband got outdoors for a bit too.
I loved the statue-on my way to Yellowstone back in 2017 we visited this amazing statue of Sacagawea but I don't remember now where that was-it was awesome
Loveing your Christmas cards-Happy T wishes Kathy

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I am so dense, I checked out what you wrote, then the SCS tutorial, THEN the tutorial the gal at SCS gave the link to. I still didn't get it, so watched the video and FINALLY understand it. I'm pretty dense when it comes to die cuts, I guess. Those are lovely cards, though,

I have a friend who jogs on that side of the river. I think most of my daily visitors know about The Keeper. I have shown it a lot and it shows up in a lot of the Wichita flags, too. I like that you shared it from a different location than I usually show my photos from.

Wow, I love root beer. That looks good, too, Sorry, the chili burger doesn't interest me, but those fries look extra yummy.

Thanks for sharing your walk, your new technique, and your burgers, fries, and root beers with us for T this Tuesday, dear. No, I didn't get an e-mail, but I haven't checked my e-mail in a couple of weeks. Sorry.

Iris Flavia said...

If short, a beautiful walk.
And sharing is always good. What else can we do in times of XXL?!
Happy T-Day!

Valerie-Jael said...

Hi Sharon, lovely to see the photos of your walks, it all looks very pretty. I recognised the keeper of the plains straightaway, so beautiful. Glad you were able to enjoy a snack and a root beer! Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

Anne (cornucopia) said...

That looks like a beautiful place to walk. Your cards look great.

J said...

Sharon your walk along the river looks lovely and peaceful and I’m pleased that your husband enjoyed the outing too.
I love your cards, that’s a great technique too and you make a lovely job doing it too.
Happy T Day

Divers and Sundry said...

Looks like a great place for a walk. I'd also enjoy people-watching while sitting on a bench, so I'd be happy either way :)

Happy T Tuesday!

My name is Erika. said...

It's fun to see the river. Elizabeth has shown us the statue, but I have never seen the river area, which looks beautiful. What a great place to walk Sharon. And your lunch sounds yummy too. Nice how you got to make 2 cards from one. Nice technique. Have a super T day, and I hope you get some better walking weather now that it is fall. Hugs-Erika

Let's Art Journal said...

Such a peaceful and relaxing walk today 😁. Loving your yummy meal and those Christmas cards are beautiful! Happy T Day wishes! Hugs Jo x

Carola Bartz said...

Beautiful walk along the river. It's so nice to walk right next to a body of water. The Keeper looks like an interesting and beautiful statue. I couldn't see it clearly here, so I googled it - lots of pictures. It's beautiful and I can see that it is illuminated during the night. Stunning.
I did not quite get the technique, but your two cards look lovely. Happy T day!

Kate Yetter said...

Wonderful pictures from your walk. The exploration place is a fun building.
The lunch sounds delicious. Yum on the fries. I have never had a chili burger though.
Your Christmas cards look great. I love the two variations. Isn't that great when you can use the same product and get different outcomes?
Happy Tea Day,

Mae Travels said...

The river walk looks so pleasant! You show such different things in Wichita than Elizabeth does

best... mae at

CJ Kennedy said...

Looks like a lovely place to walk. I really like the Keep of the Plains statue. Your cards are fabulous and a good reminder that I need to be thinking what to make for my Christmas cards. Happy T Day

Aracelli Merla said...

Beautiful way to spend a lovely day. Love your pics and your cards. Great job on the technique. I'll have to check it out. Thank you so much for sharing your day and creative projects. Have a great week and stay healthy.

nwilliams6 said...

Looks like a lovely place to walk, sit, or visit, Sharon. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Fun looking lunch - how smart to share it!

Your cards are beautiful and that looks like a fun technique.

Many hugz and happy T-day!

Jayne said...

Sharon your walk looks a lovely spot and I’m glad that DH can now get out and join you. Your meals always make me hungry…looks yummy. Love the cards you made. Happy day and sending hugs from Oz jx

Dixie @ Arranged Words said...

Always nice to get out for a walk.
I love the cards.

Empire of the Cat said...

Lovely spot for a walk and lovely sunny day. I love a twofer too with the cards, good job. Sorry for my lateness, have a sick kitty. Happy T Day! Elle/EOTC xx

DVArtist said...

That's a beautiful walk. Your cards look lovely. Have a very nice day.

Angela Drake said...

HI Sharon!
Thank you for taking us on the river walk. Poor Larry. He must be so tired of 'sitting'.
Love n huts! Kel