Monday, May 31, 2010

Went to a Car Show this weekend

Last year my husband bought a 2009 Ford Bullit car as his 'hobby' car.  My husband entered her in this car show on Memorial Day, here she is number 299.

This was my first car show, I am sure I will go again but this is really my husband's passion.  I learned and forgotten already more about makes, models and factory specs, please DON'T ask.

This car  has what they call 'suicide' doors as the open differently then they do today.

Notice the door handles?  Some owners remove them and buff them out, some feel that they show better.  This one was a very nice looking car.  The doors then use a remote to open them.
 Some of the owners put little props by their cars, this is not a real dog but a statue.

Thanks for stopping by, it was a beautiful day out and met some of my Husband's car cronies. I hear my own 'hobbies' calling me so I will be back soon.  -  Warmly, Jane

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

White Wednesday,, Vintage scale.

I'm doing something Totally different today and maybe (?)  every Wednesday till I run out of 'white' stuff, not sure how much I have, LOL outside of my own 'whitey tighties' that is.  I pretty much thinking they really would NOT want to see that!!!   So, I reached up on a shelf that runs over my front door and took down this scale, then I blew off the dust but then again, is dust not white?  This is a vintage scale made in Chicago Illinois, USA.  I think you may be able to see the writing on it.   Thanks so much over at Faded Charm for having me this week, Jane

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

and we're going to get married!!

This is my second Wedding card for my weddings in June.  Yes, I know, they are both white, silver and gray but the newly wed couples will be more than OK with that.  I promise my next card posted will not be these colors.  I used some older stash on this one like the bookplate and photo corners.  The Wedding bells is a stamp and was wet embossed with silver and I added silver pearls for the bell ball.
I am very happy I got these done, now just waiting for their big days.  Thank you for stopping by, Jane

I have entered this in the following Challenges:
By the cute and girly Celebrations
Crafty Creations Celebrations
Magical Crafts Colors
Paperplay Weddings
Totally Gorjuss Bling it on
Whoopsi Daisy As you like it
Midnight Madness Sketch

Saturday, May 22, 2010

My favorite Garden Center

Is only 20 minutes from my house, I LOVE  LOVE it there and will at least 3 - 4 times this spring and summer.  It is huge and oh so much FUN.   I'll share some photos with you. 
There is what I bought, a very modest purchase.  We are doing a 're-do' with some edging in one of our garden areas.  Of course I will be back to buy some pretty flowers and some garden accessories soon.  These pictures are only on one side of the street, they have the other side of the street as well.  That is where I needed to go to get my edgers, yes, they load it for you, gotta love that, they have exceptional service, staff, plants and garden supplies which is exactly why I go there.  Also these photos were taken late April on a cool Monday morning and in a few weeks, you will not be able to find a parking spot and cars will be lining the streets for a good mile complete with traffic control on the weekends, it gets very crazy.  Now you know why I visited already and try to go during the week days although still busy with semis loading.

Thanks for stopping in, please leave a comment so I can stop by and visit you, Jane

Monday, May 17, 2010

Thinking of you...

Thinking of you, this card is going to some good friends of mine.  The sentiment on the front is a rub-on.  I really am enjoying the package of rub-ons that I bought.

I added some lace to the left hand side of the card front and also added some button flowers and used my MS pouch to recreate the two layer butterflies and used two half pearls for the bodies. I also created a thick style envelope to hold this card, you can get a little peek of it as the card is standing on it. 
The underlay for the sentiment is a light lavender felt coaster.  It came in a package of 4, I used one of these already several months ago.

The inside of the card.  If there is anything they need right now, it is peace.   Thank you for stopping by, please let me know you were here so I can stop by and say hi.   Blessings, Jane

There's a party going on around here...  to last throughout the year.  A Barbie-Q at Midnight Madness.  I'm going to add this to our grilling fare to spice up our lives and give it some seasoning, Add whichever suits you!

I have entered this card in the following Challenges:

ABC challenge Unused stash
Crafty Catz Petal and Pearls
Cute Card Thursday Someone Special
Diecut Dreams Lace
FlutterbyWednesday Butterflies
Pollycraft Summer Blooms
Whoopsie Daisy As you like it
Your Next Stamp Cut it out/Pop it
Midnight Madness Sketch
Our daily bread Flowers

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Going to the Chapel

Spring and Summer are the most popular time of the year for couples to wed. I have two weddings to attend in June so I thought I better get started. I bought this new rubber stamp just for the occasion. I was surprised to see that I did not have a Wedding cake stamp, it is a classic after all and may never go out of style.

For some of the embellishments, I added some wedding flavors you can find in the Wedding section at Joanne's or Michael's or any other good sized craft store. The silver rings and white flowers are from Michael's wedding section and my package of rings that will last a LONG time. The words are character rub-ons that I thought would fit the sketch challenge I am entering very nicely.
This is my party dress.  I wanted a shorter length so I could get some moves going and have my skirt swirl for the party over at Priscilla's aka Midnight Madness.  I think I am going to have to get a wax and some new shoes, purse and an updo.  See you all on the dance floor!

Thanks for stopping by, leave your calling card and I will be sure to visit you.  Blessings, Jane

I have entered this card in the following challenges:
Midnight Madness, Sketch
By the cute and girly Celebration
Charisma Cardz Wedding
CRAFT Challenge Cake/Wedding
Whoopsidaisy As you like it
One stop craft Wedding Wishes
Paper Play Stamp and Bling
Secret Crafter Recipe 3,2,1

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Mother's Day Photo Collage

Hello and Welcome.

Today I did a Video on my camera. Although the blogger video does not show a photo on the front, please click on the arrow in the lower left hand side to get the show started. I tried to research why I was not getting a photo on the front and instead got a black screen but apparently this is a current known open blogger problem so I at first thought that my file was not uploading and was empty. I hope that it can be fixed in the near future.

So, have you played it yet? I really did not think my voice sounded like that, I guess so. The Collage was on a artists canvas, an 11 x 14 size about 1 1/2 thick. There is a trick to this, the size of the video can only be 100 MB long and I kept on exceeding that range with my ramblings but I think I got it with this one. My learning curve must be very long, seems like I had been working on this video quite a while. Most of the products used are by Basic Gray, the papers, the chip board frames and some of the flowers. The remaining three larger flowers are from Petaloos and the Ornate plate which has my Mother's name in it is a Tim Holtz product.

Please let me know what you think of the Collage and video.

I have entered this College Project in the following Challenges:

Midnight Madness Sketch (right upper photo)
Cute Daisy May As you like it
One Stop Craft Anything but a card
Polka Doodles Alter it
Practical Stampers Stickers (Frames are chipboard stickers)
S2G Papercrafting All about Mother, add name
The Pink Elephant I Love Mom
Incy Wincy Anything goes

Sunday, May 2, 2010

We lost a Police Officer today

A Part Of America Died

Somebody killed a policeman today
And a part of America died...
A piece of our country he swore to protect
Will be buried with him at his side.
The beat that he walked was a battlefield, too,
Just as if he had gone off to war;
Though the flag of our nation won't fly at half-mast
To his name they will add a gold star.
The suspect that shot him will stand up in court
With counsel demanding his rights,
While a young widowed mother must work for her kids
And spend many long, lonely nights.
Yes, somebody killed a policeman today...
Maybe in your town or mine,
While we slept in comfort behind our locked doors
A cop put his life on the line.
Now his ghost walks the beat on a dark city street,
And he stands at each new rookie's side;
He answered the call... of himself gave his all,
And a part of America died...

~~Author Unknown~~

On Saturday, St. Paul Minnesota lost a Police Officer.  He was on duty and called to a Car Jacking and was gunned down in his Squad car.  Two suspects were involved, one suspect allegedly attacked another officer called in to apprehend the suspects and was shot and killed by that officer.  A swat team was called in and they located the second suspect.  This is always so sad and senseless.  A family lost a son, brother, husband and father.  I grew up in St. Paul, it's a tough hood and it's hard to get by,  I no longer live in that city of my youth.

I think this will be on my mind for awhile.  Counting her blessings today, Jane

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